The Johns Hopkins University and Medicine network of leadership volunteers consists of more than 2,000 (and counting) extremely talented and dedicated individuals, ranging from members of boards of trustees, to divisional and departmental advisory boards and council representatives, to alumni leaders, and more. Although the specific needs and purpose of each board or council may vary based on the school, division, or community it supports — and acknowledging individuals who serve in multiple volunteer capacities — there are some basic steps volunteers can take to get the most out of their roles while still supporting the mission and priorities of Johns Hopkins.
As volunteer leaders — through supporting Johns Hopkins through philanthropy, providing professional insight and expertise, and serving as compelling advocates — you are helping to extend and strengthen our philanthropic reach through your networks. Your participation and partnership are essential to the current and future successes of our institution. We are thankful for your service and look forward to growing and succeeding together.
The Johns Hopkins University and Medicine volunteer network consists of more than 2,000 extremely talented and dedicated individuals, ranging from boards of trustees, to divisional advisory boards and councils, to alumni groups, student support services, and more. Although the specific need and purpose of each volunteer community may vary based on the school or division it supports, all of our volunteer leaders come together to share one common goal: to advance the mission and goals of the institution through counsel, advocacy, and financial support.
Having such an expansive volunteer community allows each individual to contribute in ways that are most meaningful to them, creating a collaborative and supportive environment where volunteers combine their unique talents for maximum impact. As such, there are several ways volunteers can advance the priorities of the institution:
Three main categories of volunteers:
Volunteer: Any individual, not employed by the institution, who gives of their time, effort, or talent in support of Johns Hopkins University and Medicine.
Alumni Volunteer: Degree or certificate holders of any of the institution’s academic programs who are valued advocates and connectors for Johns Hopkins. Alumni volunteers work closely with school and institutional leaders to connect with students, serve as conveners of alums across the globe, plan reunions for alumni, and are representatives for the institution.
*Some schools also include faculty fellow and house staff in their alumni population.
Leadership Volunteer: Those volunteers who sit on philanthropic advisory boards and councils across Johns Hopkins and support the institution through philanthropy, providing professional insight and expertise, and/or serving as a compelling advocate —extending and strengthening our philanthropic reach through their networks.
Johns Hopkins volunteers can serve in multiple capacities across the institution and are not confined into just one category.
Best practices when sharing existing content.
Create engaging original content.
Third-party or community fundraising events are primarily organized, driven, and executed by volunteers, donors, and affiliates with proceeds benefitting Johns Hopkins. They are a fantastic way to promote the work of Johns Hopkins to your personal networks while also garnering support for important causes. You can use these events to honor or remember a loved one, share your story, or raise awareness for a certain cause — anything that is most meaningful to you.
When organizing a third-party fundraising event, take advantage of these best practices to ensure its success:
If you are interested in holding your own third-party fundraising event, check out coverage from these successful campaigns:
For more examples on third-party fundraising, see these sample guidelines from across Johns Hopkins:
Have a question about how to connect with Hopkins?