You can volunteer!



We need a scanner! We are working to preserve more than 60 years of SPAN memories. If you are willing to donate a scanner, or if you are looking for other ways to contribute, please contact Evelyn at


Are you looking for a quality volunteer experience? Volunteering with SPAN can reacquaint you with the program, introduce you to the new students, and add valuable experience to your resume. SPAN volunteers meet with the program coordinator to discuss placement. Depending on the project, volunteers can work from home or in the office. They can do one-time projects or take on an ongoing task.

If you would like to volunteer, email 

Help us find alumni

Currently, one-third of the alumni listed in our database are lost. We cannot obtain updated information from them, assist them with reunion planning, or have current students access their knowledge or experience. 

Are you interested in socializing with other SPAN alumni? Would you like to attend SPAN-sponsored lectures? Would you like to add to the rich social and professional SPAN alumni network? SPAN is currently devising programming for alumni. Please help us by attending brainstorming sessions and tracking down other local alumni. We would love to hear your ideas about how you'd like to interact with alumni as well as current students. 

Learn more about how you can help: email

Be a mentor

Are you interested in having a one-on-one relationship with a SPANner? Share your experience, talk about recent events in the destination, and enjoy having international conversations with enthusiastic students. Let the office know you would like to become a mentor. Alumni and current students are matched based on destination and research interests. Contact

Host a speaker

Our students are eager to share their research and experiences. If you are a member of an organization that would like to host a SPAN speaker, please contact the office.  

Does your organization want to publish events on the SPAN International Event Blog? Contact