It gives me an opportunity to help other families and — a major plus — I can bring my kids with me, so they also get exposed to volunteering!
Courtney Massey - past Kids Clothing Exchange organizer
Volunteering with MIT S&P has been a great way to keep my skills updated and add experience to my résumé. I get to know new people and cultures every day. I learn how to be a team player and gain experience. I feel I have a community that supports me, and a lot of friends; I enjoy my time.
Jackie Phelesteen - past Membership Officer
MIT Spouses & Partners Connect could not thrive without the contribution of our volunteers. Thanks to them, we can provide the variety, quality and quantity of activities that we do. Our volunteers contribute in both big and small ways, sometimes using their professional skills in the process.
Want to get involved?
Members are always welcome (and encouraged!) to shape and influence what we do, and to initiate and implement programs and activities. We’d love for you to be our volunteer, too.
The Executive Committee comprises MIT Spouses & Partners Connect members who are committed to managing several key responsibilities, from membership to communication to event planning. Together the staff and Executive Committee plan and implement our programs (including outreach to and orientation of new members) and oversee over 50 volunteers who make our activities, groups and events possible. We would like to acknowledge their precious help as none of this would be possible without them!
Current members of the Executive Committee, talking about what they love about volunteering with MS&PC:
Camila Lima Nascimento: It has given me the opportunity to give all the love I got from MS&PC back to other spouses and learn from amazing people who I have the chance to meet.
Sudhi Oberoi: it has given me the opportunity to work with brilliant people from across the globe and expand my horizon.
Sonali Shetty: It has given me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and make great friends. It gives me so much joy to help others and it has been a great learning experience.
Miyuki Ota: MIT S&P Connect gives me an opportunity to impact the well-being of students, post-docs and significant others from all over the world. I love to organize social events and bring along happiness and smiles in our participants.