Students fill the sidewalk between the upper and lower quad during Welcome Week

Volunteering and Giving Back

On campus, in your workplace or in your community, you advance the common good, one interaction at a time.

Alumni ambassadors and volunteers provide invaluable service to the university and greater community as they share their time and talent.

Here are ways you can partner with the broader Tommie Network for greater impact!

Students meet with prospective employers

Support the Next Generation of Tommies

Volunteer at the Fall Career Fair

St. Thomas will host its second annual Fall Career Fair on campus on Sept. 29 and we need your help!

Volunteer opportunities include sharing advice with students about making the most of their visits with employers, reviewing resumes and volunteering at the Career Fair help desk.

Interested in helping? Register to volunteer by Sept. 15. 

Student at Tommie's Closet in the Anderson Student Center

Support Students Through Clothing Donation

Call for Professional Attire

The Alumni, Career and Corporate Engagement (ACC) team is partnering with Sustainability Initiatives and Tommie's Closet to collect donations of professional clothing items Aug. 28-Sept. 11.

Items can be dropped off in the:

  • ACC (MHC 123)
  • Student Diversity and Inclusion Services (ASC 224)
  • Center for Common Good (ASC 207)
  • Library on the St. Paul campus
  • Library at the Law School on the Minneapolis campus

Students will be able to shop donated items at no cost one week prior to the fall Career Fair. If you have questions, please reach out to the Office of Sustainability Initiatives.

Enthusiastic students during welcome week

Strengthen the Tommie Network

Potential college students rely heavily on referrals from people they know and trust.  You can help those prospective students consider whether St. Thomas is the right school for them!

Become an Alumni Ambassador

You have valuable expertise, enthusiasm and real world knowledge that is priceless input for students seeking their path to higher education and beyond.

Join the network of other Alumni Ambassadors to help broaden and strengthen the Tommie Network.

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How to Get Involved

Admissions Campus Partner

Share your experiences with prospective and newly-admitted students.

  • Provide a positive experience for prospective students during admissions events
  • Share your personal experiences in a St. Thomas program or area of study
  • Offer Q&A sessions with prospective students and their parents
  • Stay in touch with newly-admitted students throughout the enrollment process
  • Serve as a resource for students and alumni moving to your area
  • Recruit volunteers

Brand Ambassador

Be an enthusiastic St. Thomas advocate and engage alumni in advancing the mission.

  • Promote the university through personal networks and communication outlets including social media
  • Attend local and regional events and engage alumni and friends of St. Thomas in programs that advance the mission of St Thomas within your community
  • Provide testimonials for St. Thomas communications
  • Provide input through surveys and focus groups

Student Referral

Share positive stories with prospective Tommies near you and refer for scholarship.

  • Encourage prospective students to consider St. Thomas
  • Promote the alumni referral scholarship

More Ways to Get Involved

men associated with St. Thomas serving in a kitchen

Community Action

Through the Center for the Common Good, find ways to volunteer, donate or advocate in the community.
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A student and their mentor in a meeting

Mentor a Student

Mentoring is a great way to help current students expand their networks, as well as yours. Share your advice and expertise to help future Tommie Alumni figure out their career paths.
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