Volunteering allows me to do something to show my appreciation to my alma mater. With many alumni living in the metro-Washington area, my goal is to see the NTID Metro DC Chapter flourish. I would love our local chapter to encourage other NTIDAA chapters nationally.

Fred Hartman, SVP '78, '82 and '84, Chapter Leader for Metro DC

I learned so much from my time as a student at NTID!  Now, as an alumna, I feel it's important to continue to be involved.

Volunteering has helped me be a part of something bigger than myself. It has helped me gain a better understanding of my abilities, and guided me to be a role model to the Deaf community and within the NTID Alumni Association.

Arlene Sankey, SVP ’86, ’89 and ’93, NTID Alumni Association Board member

As an alumna of RIT/NTID, not only do I enjoy but I feel it is my obligation to give back to the institute that prepared me for the successes and challenges in the real world. RIT/NTID has taught me so much and helped me grow as a successful professional. I love attending the men’s hockey games and continuously volunteer for various events on campus because I get to meet future alumni and encourage them to support the orange and brown! GO TIGERS!

Donna Tuffner, SVP ’88, ’94 and ‘13

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Got NTID LOVE? 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 responsibilties 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.

Register to volunteer here!

"GOT NTID Love?" graphic designed by Matt Daigle.