Volunteer

Got NTID LOVE? (Leaders Of Volunteer Engagement) is an NTID Alumni Association volunteer project with the goal of encouraging RIT/NTID alumni involvement by developing Leaders Of Volunteer Engagement.  By becoming a volunteer, you will benefit by reconnecting with the university and join a vast network of NTID alumni volunteers.

Want to become involved?

Here are some ways you can volunteer:

  • Work with your local NTID Alumni Chapter to plan events, or set up a chapter in your area if needed.
  • Share your RIT/NTID experience with prospective and accepted students. Volunteer to assist with Admissions events in your geographic area.
  • Support fundraising initiatives by working with NTID’s Development Office on targeted projects.
  • Bring your career experience to campus and to our deaf and hard-of-hearing students by presenting as a career speaker, connecting with students through the appropriate academic departments, or by volunteering to present to a class or work on a specific project.
  • Support NTID’s Center on Employment by connecting your employer to NCE or by encouraging  your employer to attend the annual NTID Job Fair.
  • Find out if your employer matches contributions.

Have an idea? Share it with us! Contact Loriann Macko, director of NTID Alumni and Constituent Relations, with your ideas and questions. 

Learn more about the roles and responsibilities for alumni volunteers.

Thank You!

Thank you for volunteering and giving back to the RIT/NTID community! You are part of an association of more than 8,000 NTID alumni around the world.

The NTID Alumni Association is grateful for your time and energy.  To show our gratitude, qualifying alumni volunteers will be sent a “Got NTID Love?” t-shirt, designed by RIT/NTID alumnus Matt Daigle. Volunteers will also be recognized in a variety of ways for their hard work and contributions.

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Continue a rewarding partnership between RIT/NTID and you as a valued alumni volunteer!

Roles and Responsibilities for Alumni Volunteers

As an RIT/NTID alumni volunteer, your contributions and support go a long way to ensuring the success of our volunteer program. To this end, alumni volunteers should be committed to the following:

  • Know RIT’s mission, goals, policies, programs, services, strengths and needs
  • Know NTIDAA's mission, goals, policies, programs, services, strengths and needs
  • Participate in university and NTIDAA programs and activities
  • Ensure that the composition of the alumni volunteers are representative of the diversity of RIT, its alumni and its current students
  • Serve in leadership positions or undertake special assignments when asked
  • Avoid asking special favors of the Alumni Relations staff
  • Serve RIT, and the NTIDAA as a whole, not just the interest of any specific constituency
  • Avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest that might embarrass RIT, or the NTIDAA and disclose any possible conflicts to your Alumni Relations liaison in a timely manner
  • Maintain independence and objectivity and do what your sense of fairness, ethics, and personal integrity dictate
  • Never accept (or offer) favors or gifts from (or to) anyone who does business with RIT
  • Always maintain the highest of ethical and professional standards while representing the NTIDAA
  • Treat confidential matters and materials with the highest degree of integrity
  • Understand that by virtue of the definition of volunteer that no payment will be expected or received by the volunteer
  • Have fun and a sense of humor!
  • No alumni volunteer of the NTIDAA shall derive any personal profit or gain, directly or indirectly, by reason of his or her participation with RIT
  • Any alumni volunteer shall refrain from obtaining any list of RIT constituency (alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, donors) for personal or private solicitation purposes at any time during the term of their affiliation

Influence the Future of NTID

  • Become an alumni ambassador and be a role model for prospective RIT/NTID students. Contact the Admissions office to learn more.
  • Share job opportunities with the NTID Center on Employment (NCE). Contact NCE to help.
  • Give a deaf or hard-of-hearing college-bound student a fee-waived application for undergraduate admission. Request a waiver online.
  • Support the college financially so that young people of today can become the leaders of tomorrow. Get more information.

Alumni and students pose together for a group photo