Volunteer Opportunities

The Alumni Association offers dozens of ways to get involved with the Johns Hopkins community. No matter your interest, background, hometown, or availability, we’ve created a vast array of opportunities for you to become active in the life of the university. 

Mentor a student or recent grad with GoHopOnline

GoHopOnline.com is the Johns Hopkins community's web-based networking platform dedicated to helping Johns Hopkins alumni connect online with former classmates and like-minded graduates; mentor and coach current students and recent graduates; and expand career connections through insider contacts in top companies.

GoHopOnline.com is a secure space that links alumni with the trusted Johns Hopkins University community.  Easy sign-on and sync up with Facebook and LinkedIn lets them quickly connect with the people they need to grow and refine their personal and professional networks. Social media feeds keep alumni updated on Hopkins news, chapters, resources, programs, and more.  Activate a profile today at GoHopOnline.com

Get Involved with Your Local Chapter or Affinity Group

New to New York? Lost in London? Chances are there are other Johns Hopkins graduates in your city who are eager to welcome you to your new surroundings. There are almost 100 alumni chapters, clubs, and affinity communities worldwide, all of which are dedicated to planning fun events that promote alumni interaction. Learn more about your chapter or club and get involved.

Got interests? Of course you do. The Alumni Association is always seeking alumni leaders to help guide our communities. With your help, we can strengthen the Johns Hopkins alumni community together.

Become a Hopkins Promoter

Stay connected. Share. Win rewards.

Become a social media ambassador - a Hopkins Promoter - and help spread the word about the latest news and events going on at Hopkins to your friends, followers, and colleagues on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Each time you share content, you’ll earn points for more chances to win prizes. Learn more and sign up at alumnijhu.socialtoaster.com.

Class Notes

Help with a Reunion Committee

If you would like to help plan reunion events for your class, you can join your class committee. Call the Homewood Reunion and Homecoming team at the Central Office of Alumni Relations at 410-516-5185, or email us at reunion@jhu.edu.

Meet Handshake - Johns Hopkins' career services platform

Handshake is a powerful career services platform that connects job posters and job seekers at all career stages. Offered across all nine academic divisions of Johns Hopkins, Handshake is a one-stop-shop career tool, allowing job seekers to create an online profile and access openings posted by approved employers—a group that numbers 50,000 across all industries—and sorted for their particular interests and experience.

For job seekers looking for that first position, a career detour, or the perfect fit after completing an advanced degree, Handshake is the place.

For job posters, Handshake allows alumni employers to recruit students and fellow alumni for positions within their own companies.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Go to https://jhu.joinhandshake.com
  2. Click on “No account? Sign up here” in the upper right hand corner of the screen  
  3. Select the type of account as “Student/Alumni” for Job Seeker and "Employer" to post career opportunities.
  4. Complete the required fields

If you need any help, refer to Handshake’s Help Center for Students and alumni, watch Handshake’s 2-minute training videos or send an email to handshake@jhu.edu .

You can also access Handshake through GoHopOnline.com , the online alumni directory, from the Jobs Board tab.

Already have a Handshake account? Click here.

Alumni Council Nominations

The Alumni Council is a 63-member governing body of the alumni association. It meets once a year to establish policy, reacquaint members with the university and its programs, and advise the university on alumni affairs. Members, who must be nominated, serve three-year terms, renewable once. They must annually support the development efforts of the university. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 800-JHU-JHU1 (800-548-5481) or 410-516-0363 (in Baltimore and outside the U.S.), or email alumni@jhu.edu.