Get Involved.

We encourage all Harvard GlobalWE members to take an active role in our growing organization. There's always work to be done, so please consider pitching in! In addition to welcoming members to donate their time in areas in which they have experience and/or have interest (there's always a place for you!), volunteer help is most urgently needed in the following areas. Should you have an interest in any of the following positions, and/or to become more active in Harvard GlobalWE, please email [email protected] or fill out this form.

Essay Contest Opportunities
Established in 2015, the Harvard GlobalWE Essay Contest was established to invite students from around the world to think critically about the status and rights of women both within and outside their own societies.  The contest is open to students in 11th grade in select schools globally. 


Essay Contest Managers: Our Essay Contest Managers work with the GlobalWE Board to market our GlobalWE Essay Contest, read submissions, and follow up with students and schools. Working on our Essay Contest is a great opportunity to learn firsthand about issues facing women and girls worldwide, and to interact with people from different cultures, religions, and countries who care about women and girls. Watch our video here to learn more. 

Essay Contest Readers & Graders:  We are looking for readers/graders for our GlobalWE essay contests. If you'd like to join a reading team, please let us know! It is fascinating and impactful to read student essays in response to our contest question: "What is the biggest challenge facing women and girls in your country today?" We are constantly expanding our essay contest, but currently reading team volunteers are needed for contests located in Turkey, Pakistan, and Boston. 

Essay Contest Data Management Specialist: We are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented data management specialist to help streamline the Essay Contest processes and manage and maintain our database using Google Workspace. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills, extensive experience with Google Workspace tools (Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.), and a passion for enhancing operational efficiency in a non-profit setting.


  • Proficiency with Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) tools, including Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Drive, and Google Apps Script.
  • Experience in process improvement and workflow automation.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.



  • Gain experience and develop your skills in process improvement and data management.
  • Contribute to a meaningful cause and make a positive impact.
  • Opportunity to be part of a passionate and dedicated team.

Programming Team Opportunities
Looking to curate and bring forward programming ideas for our members? Join our programming team! The GlobalWE programming team is responsible for ideating and curating events, both in person and virtual for our members spread all over the world. 

Discussion Circle Lead
We are looking for a volunteer to help spearhead our Discussion Circles, which are events focused on timely and relevant topics affecting women and girls worldwide. This volunteer will identify topics in the news for future Discussion Circles and plan, execute, and potentially facilitate the discussions. Typically, Discussion Circles are held every 2-3 months. Discussion Circles are currently hosted virtually and may be held in person in the future. The estimated time commitment is 5-10 hrs/month (during months when Discussion Circles are held).


Student/Alumni Roundtable and Expo In-Person Support (Cambridge, MA)

We hold annual Student/Alumni Roundtables and our Expo on campus. If you are located in the Boston area and able to assist, your help would be greatly appreciated. We are specifically looking for assistance in set-up, managing AV equipment, and liaising with our panelists. You will also have a chance to meet our Board members in town for the event and student group members. 

Expo Remote Opportunities
Volunteers can contribute by:

  • Strengthening relationships with past Expo participating organizations and facilitating opportunities for Expo organizations to connect
  • Assisting with the execution of our annual Women's Empowerment Expo connecting members and friends to 20+ organizations yearly.  Areas of support are needed for our hybrid Expo (both virtual and in-person options) and knowledge sharing after the Expo
  • Contributing to an online "hub" for past and current organizations and attendees to network
  • Depending on your interests, we’ll match you accordingly with the tasks. We anticipate a commitment of 3 hrs/month. 


Marketing Team Opportunities
Our Marketing Team is responsible for marketing our 15+ yearly event offerings, sharing the news of our SIG in quarterly newsletters, building online community with our social media sites, and designing annual fundraising campaigns.

Social media maven (1-2 hours a week)

  • They need to be alumni so they can access our social media platforms, as per our policy
  • Engage with comments on our page and reply to them
  • Develop and execute a strategy to increase followers
  • Follow people aligned with our mission and engage in their posts
  • Post about events (when need be; we already have a volunteer doing that at the moment)
  • Be willing to assist the marketing team with overall tasks.

Membership Team Opportunities
Our membership team is responsible for membership and volunteer recruitment and engagement. We manage our database of 1800+ members, actively recruit members through relevant Harvard events, and lead volunteer onboarding. We also coordinate volunteers and distribute registration and information materials for them to represent GlobalWE at HAA events.
(Please note, only Harvard Alumni or Affiliates are eligible for membership team roles) 


  • Global Networking Night (usually in March): Hosted annually by Harvard Clubs and Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) around the world, Global Networking Night is a chance to build your local Harvard network. You can connect with Harvard graduates working in your industry, learn about career opportunities, and find mentors or mentees in your backyard.
  • Welcome To Your City (usually in the fall): The Welcome to Your City event series provides University-wide recent graduates a targeted opportunity to connect with their local Harvard alumni community. Hosted by Clubs and co-hosted by SIGs and College Activities Chairs, these free events occur on a single day and have little formal programming, focusing instead on building community via casual conversations. 
  • SIG Meetup (on campus during Alumni Weekend, early June): SIG Meetups provide an opportunity to engage with College alumni celebrating reunions and University-wide alumni residing in New England. 

Partnerships & Development Team Opportunities
Behind every successful organization there is a smart fundraising campaign. If you are curious and have an interest in shaping this behind-the-scenes pillar of GlobalWE’s work, please reach out. No previous experience needed, but enthusiasm, creativity and a good sense of humor help when engaging with potential sponsors & donors and thinking big when developing new fundraising opportunities.

The team is specifically looking for an Americas Lead, who would engage in activities such as:

  • Creating regional goals as part of our annual strategy review
  • Executing regional goals, finding the appropriate partners or donors to meet regional partnership and development goals
  • Updating tracker with all organizations reached out to within region
  • Keeping a pulse of regional events aligned with mission to share with Board
  • Staying apprised of industry best practices for nonprofit fundraising


Treasurer Team Opportunities

Harvard GlobalWE is seeking a finance/accounting professional with some non-profit/501(c)3 accounting or audit experience to assist reviewing (only once per year):

  • The organization's 501(c)(3) status with federal and state regulations.
  • The organization's existing accounting processes and internal controls.
    The organization's Board oversight and management duties and responsibilities.
  • The estimated time commitment is minimal (1-3 hours/year).

(Please note, only Harvard Alumni are eligible for this role)



Strategy Portfolio Opportunities

Are you passionate about empowering women and driving meaningful change on a global scale? Do you have an interest in strategic planning and development? If so, we invite you to become a vital part of the Strategy Portfolio team at GlobalWE.

As a Strategy Portfolio Volunteer, you will play a crucial role in shaping the future of GlobalWE. Your contributions will include:

  • Facilitating strategic planning for all portfolios and the SIG (Shared Interest Group)
  • Ensuring each portfolio sets clear Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and targets
  • Tracking progress towards strategic goals and targets
  • Providing support to portfolios in achieving their strategies and targets

This role would require about 3-4 hours per week.



Advisory Council Portfolio Opportunities

As an Advisory Council Volunteer, you will play a crucial role in fostering communication and collaboration between our Advisory Council (composed of senior leaders from various sectors) and GlobalWE’s Board of Directors. Your contributions will be instrumental in driving the organization's mission forward.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Facilitating communication with Advisory Council members
  • Actively engaging Advisory Council members in discussions and initiatives related to the enhancement of GlobalWE
  • Serving as a bridge between Advisory Council members and GlobalWE Board members, fostering a seamless exchange of ideas and feedback

This role would require about 2-3 hours per week.



While there are always ways to donate your time and experience to GlobalWE, we understand that many of our members may not be able to donate time to the organization. Harvard GlobalWE membership is free, however we encourage our members and attendees to support our work through donations. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, volunteer-run organization, we welcome and thank you for any support you can provide.