Giving and Volunteering

When it comes to giving and volunteering, Emory University's faculty and staff have a generous spirit and a desire to give back to their community.  Here a few ways you can get involved:



As an employee, you know the value of Emory better than anyone. Whether you make a small gift or a large one, your gift counts. Whatever your passion, Emory offers employees a place to give.

Go MyEmory

Emory University Hardship Fund

The Emory University Hardship Fund is designed to assist staff and faculty members who are experiencing a temporary financial hardship due to a catastrophic event. The program does not receive annual funding from the university and is dependent upon employee and community donations.

Go the Hardship Fund


Emory Cares

Emory Cares, at its heart, is about living out Emory’s mission to serve humanity. Every year, the Emory community—alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends—comes together in celebration of this mission by participating in service projects.

Learn more about Emory Cares

Volunteer Emory

Volunteer Emory is a program of the Center for Community Engagement and Leadership that facilitates service opportunities and social justice work for Emory students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Go to Volunteer Emory

Wellness Champions

Emory's large network of wellness champions serve their individual departments and schools, helping to promote a healthy lifestyle to their co-workers and colleagues.

Learn how to become a wellness champion in your department


Each year, staff members from every corner of the campus offer to help at one or more of Emory's Commencement events. This is a unique opportunity to engage in the emotion and pageantry that surrounds Emory's Commencement exercises, and to make a difference in the lives of many. There are opportunities to volunteer beginning with the annual Chair Rodeo where the 14,000 chairs on the Quadrangle are set up in perfect rows and zip-tied together for safety. There are also opportunities to volunteer for the Commencement itself when Emory welcomes thousands of guests.

See Commencement Volunteer opportunities


Caring for our planet is a responsibility we all share. Emory offers a variety of ways for you to learn, support and lead around sustainability issues.

See how you can get involved