Volunteer Opportunities

The HBSAB is a volunteer organization of alumni living in the greater Boston area. All of the activities of HBSAB are planned and carried out by alumni who want to build their connections with other HBS alums and see their participation in HBSAB activities as a way to support our alumni community.

How can you get involved?

Volunteer for a Committee or Program:

Community Action Partners (CAP)
The CAP program is an excellentopportunity for volunteers (alumni primarily from Harvard BusinessSchool and some from Harvard Kennedy School) to meet and work withfellow alums from a variety of graduating classes and backgrounds, togain insights into the inner workings of nonprofits, and to have a realimpact on local organizations. Teams typically consist of about 5-8alumni, who work side by side with the leadership of the nonprofitsbetween October and May. The time commitment averages about 4 hours perweek, though varies in intensity during that period. For more information on volunteering with CAP, please email Amelia Angella (MBA 2001), Executive Director, at info@cap-hbsab.org.

Events Committee

The EventsCommittee creates a series of programs and social events of general interest tothe HBS alumni community in the New England area. Members of the Events Committee volunteer theirtime to organize events. The committeeensures that approximately forty events per fiscal year are planned andexecuted many months in advance, distributed evenly throughout the year, andmeet minimum attendance/revenue standards as established by the board. The committee also reviews the performanceand feedback scores of past events to improve future performance. Any member who is willing to organize atleast one event per year may join the Events Committee, which meets monthly throughout the year at HBS over dinner or by teleconference. To volunteer with the Events Committee, please inquire at hbsab@hbsab.org.

New Venture Program (NVP) Committee
In recent years,HBS has held a worldwide competition for new business ventures called the NewVenture Competition (NVC). To supportthe school's efforts to attract outstanding entrepreneurial teams and competeagainst other regions, HBSAB developed the New Venture Program (NVP). The NVP hosts a series of events supportingand promoting entrepreneurial activities in Boston and New England. The NVP Committee organizes this specialseries of events as well as the competition for New England's best team. The NVP Committee is led by 2-3 co-chairs, atleast one of which has served as a co-chair in a previous year. Any members with entrepreneurship orinvestment experience may join the New Venture Program Committee. In particular, the NVP Committee looks formentors and judges every year. The NVP Committee commitment is approximately approximately five months, November through March, with 0 to a few hours per week. To volunteer with the NVP Committee, please inquire at hbsab@hbsab.org.

Membership Committee
The Membership Committee works to engagethe HBS alumni community in our region with the HBSAB.  It seeks to understand what motivates alumnito join HBSAB and what leads them to leave.The committee also reviews membership categories and fees membershipeligibility requirements as well as develops membership benefit programs. The Membership Chair can be held by any boardmember.  Any member committed to increasingthe engagement of HBS alumni in our region may join the MarketingCommittee. To volunteer with the Membership Committee, please inquire at hbsab@hbsab.org.  

Marketing Committee
The Marketing Committee developsmarketing programs to attract members and their guests to HBSAB activities andmembership. It oversees branding andpositioning of HBSAB to the public, through messaging, communications, the websiteand public relations. The MarketingCommittee Chair can be held by any board member.  Also, any member who is a marketingprofessional may join the Marketing Committee. To volunteer with the Marketing Committee, please inquire at hbsab@hbsab.org.  

Sponsorship Committee
Part of HBSAB's annual revenue streamcomes from sponsors. The Sponsorship Committee builds a sponsorship revenue plan, develops contacts andrelationships with potential sponsoring organizations, and negotiates sponsorshipagreements. The Sponsorship Chair can beheld by any board member, but will default to the Past President if no otherboard member is able to serve as Chair. To volunteer with the Sponsorship Committee, please inquire at hbsab@hbsab.org.  

Board of Governors
Nominations to the Board of Governors takes place in the spring each year based on number of available seats on the Board for 1, 2 or 3 year terms beginning July 1st . Self-nominations are encouraged. If you would like to be considered for the Board of Governors, please respond to the "Nominations Being Accepted for the HBSAB Board of Governors" emails.