Volunteer Opportunities

Share your experience, insight, and guidance to benefit students and their global alumni network. Wooster alumni and parents have so much to offer – from internships to job opportunities to regional network leadership – join the family of Scots as we grow the size, scope, and influence of our alumni community.

 


"I volunteer for Wooster because I want to be engaged with fellow alumni in being a part of the College as it is today. I want to have fun, and more importantly, I want to know that I am supporting an enterprise that I believe in and feel passionate about. I want to make a difference."

-Barry Eisenberg '85
2015 John D. McKee Alumni Volunteer Award Recipient



Leadership

Volunteer in your region.

Enhance the overall power of your global alumni network in your area by serving as a Regional Volunteer. You know your area best – help with event planning, marketing and outreach to classmates. 

 

Become a class officer. 

Represent your classmates and act as a liaison between your class and the College. 

 

Join affinity-based leadership groups. 

Bring your voice to the Black Alumni Council, Going True (Wooster's LGBTQ alliance), the International Student Alumni Network, or the Legal Alumni of Wooster Group. 

  

Serve as a reunion volunteer. 

Help with event planning, marketing, and outreach to classmates. At your reunion, introduce speakers, serve on panels, provide entertainment and music, minister at the Sunday worship service, and more. 

 

Giving Volunteers

Encourage fellow Alumni, Parents, and Friends to join you in supporting The Wooster Fund.  Giving Volunteers promote the importance and impact of giving through social media networks, emails, and one-on-one conversations.  They lead the charge during special events like #GivingWooDay or MarchPlaidness.  Your help is needed to celebrate the accomplishments and generosity of your fellow Scots in growing Wooster through philanthropy.  


Advocacy

Attend or host alumni-student networking events.

Assist with venue selection, provide welcome remarks, and serve as an inspiration and guide for new generations of Scots. Networking makes a difference, as 91% of seniors who had networked with people in their field or with alumni using APEX resources were employed in their chosen field after graduation.

 

Connect with WooLink. 

Refer job openings and internships to WooLink, our online career development database for the Wooster community. Your contributions enrich this vital employment resource for alumni and students alike. 

 

Become an online ambassador. 

Add your important perspective to our digital story. Follow, like, post, or re-tweet Wooster content. Provide strategic insight for social media campaigns. Give feedback on the content and design of the Wooster website. Provide strategic insight and feedback for social media campaigns and the content and design of our website.

 

Join the Scots Career Network on LinkedIn

Supply your invaluable advice and support to students as they build their own professional networks and prepare for their career. Provide informational interviews, conduct resumé reviews and answer industry-specific questions.

 

Be an alumni admissions advocate.

Identify, recruit and help select the next class of Scots by attending college fairs, interviewing prospective students and congratulating admitted students.

 

Host an I.S. Monday celebration.

Host and attend an I.S. Monday Celebration in your region. Celebrate the most intense, revelatory and rewarding experience of your academic life. And come prepared to enjoy lots of Tootsie Rolls. 


 

 

Advising

Judge a student competition. 

Serve as a competition judge for various on-campus student competitions. Share your career expertise and guidance with students.

 

Mentor APEX Fellows.

Become a professional APEX mentor to a Summer Fellow or a current intern.  Thanks to APEX and our world-wide alumni network, our students are participating in experiential education all over the globe. Meet them in your city, share a meal or a cup of tea, and help them make the most of their opportunity by sharing all that you have to offer.

 

Host a Black & Gold Dinner. 

Share your career path, advice, and insights over a meal with a small group of students at a Black & Gold Dinner. Hosts are often supported by a member of the APEX administration to facilitate meaningful dialogue and enriching connections.

 

Be featured in a WooLive: Alumni Talk.

Offer your professional expertise on a WooLive: Alumni Talk panel, or individually with students interested in your field. Share hiring trends and advice about your industry and job, either when you are visiting campus or virtually, including our TEDx inspired speaker series.

 

Strengthen student interview skills.

Teach professional interviewing skills to current students through hour-long, structured mock interview sessions, complete with suggested questions and evaluations.