Volunteering at The Governor’s Academy
Volunteering is a great way to stay connected to The Governor’s Academy. More than 300 volunteers give their time to the Academy each year. If you are interested in becoming involved in any of the opportunities listed below, please contact Director of Alumni Relations, Amy Swiniarski at 978.499.3187.
There are many ways to engage in life at The Governor's Academy after graduation. The most popular volunteer activities are listed here:
The heart of the Alumni Council corresponds to the Academy's school motto, Non sibi sed aliis, not for self but for others. The goal of the Alumni Council leadership is to actively involve and engage every alumnus in giving back to their school, through the sponsorship of programs and the promotion of kinship among alumni. The success of this leadership is defined by the extent of alumni participation in Academy affairs. If you are interested in joining the Alumni Council, please visit the Alumni Association page.
Class Secretaries serve as a liaison between The Governor's Academy and alumni/ae in their class to generate class notes for The Archon. The primary goal of the Class Secretary is to strengthen class ties and generate positive feelings about their class and the Academy. If you are interested in serving as a Class Secretary, please email Amy Swiniarski.
To read the Class Secretary Handbook, please click here.
Class Agents represent The Governor's Academy Annual Giving Program and are responsible for asking their classmates to contribute to the Annual Fund on a yearly basis. Most of their work consists of letter writing and phone calls. Class Agents are vital to the success of the Annual Giving Program and to the strength and well-being of the Academy. More volunteers are always needed.
Catalyst Summer Internships
The Catalyst Summer Internship Program, established in 2009 by Headmaster Marty Doggett, places rising seniors in summer internships in the fields of medicine and science. The internships involve hands-on, real world research at institutions such as Harvard Medical School, the Boston Medical Amyloid Research Labs, the North Shore Medical/Mass General Orthopedic Surgery Center, the Ecosystem Center of Marine Biology Wood’s Hole Parker River Project and Project SHARE (Salmon Habitat and River Enhancement). We are looking to expand this unique program and encourage alumni to explore opportunities in their workplaces, institutions or organizations. To learn more, please email Amy Swiniarski or call her at 978.499.3187.