Get Involved

Join a Committee, Volunteer for an Event or Donate a Skill 

Looking for ways to give back to your alma mater in a way that is meaningful to you? There are a number of volunteer opportunities in our New York City community that won't demand a lot of your personal time, are personally rewarding, and can make a difference for the Alumnae/i Association. For example, the program committee helps to plan networking and social events for the AA, while the fundraising committee plans our annual and ongoing fundraisers. Or if you would like to volunteer to assist with specific events in our office or onsite (for example the Annual Reunion, the Autumn Reception, etc.), please let us know. If you have a specific skill such as event planning, technology, grantwriting, writing/editing, data entry or anything else you might like to contribute, please contact us at: info@hchsaa.org and put "Volunteer" in the subject line. 

Become a Class Coordinator

Each year, the Hunter College High School Alumnae/i Association invites all alums to reconnect at Reunion Weekend. In order to reach as many of our alums as possible we suggest that each Milestone class (multiples of 5 or 10 years since graduation) have at least two or more Class Coordinators who serve as the liaisons between their classmates, the Alumnae/i Association, and the high school. They also plan their class party and other events for their classmates, and have been responsible for the tremendous success of Milestone Class Giving. The Class Coordinators are vital to the success of Reunion Weekend. Find a full description of Class Coordinator responsibilities here.

Head up a Regional Chapter

The AA has regional chapters in Washington DC, Northern New England, Albany area, Central New York, the South East, Southern Florida, the South West and in Israel. Regional Chapter heads come up with events and work directly with the Alumnae/i Office to connect with the alums outside of New York City. To start a chapter in your area, contact our office and we will help you get it up and running. Call 212.772.4079.

Become an Alumnae/i Ambassador

Alumnae/i Ambassadors visit elementary schools and after-school programs in under-represented communities to speak about their Hunter experience, discuss the opportunities that a Hunter education can make possible, and inform young people and their parents of the admissions process. Those with a background or interest in community outreach, teaching or curriculum development, who have contacts at childrens organizations and summer programs in their home communities, and/or who have an interest in developing opportunities for underserved neighborhoods and helping to promote a greater awareness of their alma mater are encouraged to contact the Alumnae/i Association Office office at info@hchsaa.org. Please put Alumnae/i Ambassadors in the subject line of your message.

Suggest an Event or Program

Have an idea for an event?  The Alumnae/i Association is always looking for fun ways to bring alums together. From theater outings to museum trips, from hosting alum speakers to networking brunches, the AA is here to help connect you. If you have an idea for something that might be fun for alums in your area, or would like to volunteer for one of our scheduled events, email or call us at: info@hchsaa.org, or call the office at 212.772.4079

Join The Board

Are you passionate about the education you received at Hunter High? Would you like to help ensure that the tradition of fostering creative, intellectually curious, and original thinkers continues for students today and for the future? The Alumnae/i Association is actively seeking volunteers to join our Board of Directors. Interested candidates should read through the description below and submit a letter of interest and resume by April 15, 2015.

Member of the Board of Directors: Job Description and Expectations

Purpose: To advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of the HCHSAA so as to support the organization's mission and goals.

Major responsibilities:

  • Attend monthly board meetings at Hunter College (dates decided in September)
    • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings (Board members may not miss more than two meetings per academic year)
    • Serve on committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments
  • Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities
    • Review and award funds as per HCHSAA’s mission and guidelines
    • Review the organization's annual financial statements
    • Assist with fundraising
    • Be informed about the organization's mission, services, policies, and programs
    • Inform others about the organization
    • Keep up-to-date on developments related to HCHS and Hunter Alums
  • Attend some of our special events, including reunion in June, our Spring fundraiser, and several other social or networking events throughout the year
    Pay annual dues and financially support HCHSAA in a manner commensurate with one’s ability

Length of term: Three years, which may be renewed up to a maximum of two consecutive terms.

Contact: If you are interested in serving, please contact Elyse Reissman, Executive Director at elyse@hchsaa.org. Be sure to include a written statement of interest and attach a copy of your resume. For questions please call 212.650.3349.