Contact

If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Office of Alumnae and Alumni Relations

alumoffice@wells.edu

315-364-3221

Volunteer Opportunities

We're always seeking new faces and new ideas to help spread the word about Wells, assist with alumnae/i networking, and to help bolster the campus and community. Here are some ways to help!

Admissions Volunteer Program 

  • Recruit alumnae/i volunteers
  • Attend local college fairs
  • Contact applicants and enrolled students

Alumnae/i Association Board (WCA)

  • Refer to Alumnae/i Association (WCA) by-laws for job descriptions.
  • Submit two reports per year for board meeting.
  • Present brief report at WCA Annual meeting.
  • Stay well informed of college issues and priorities.
  • Encourage alumnae to support Wells College institutional goals.
  • Encourage volunteerism amongst alumnae/i.
  • Attend spring and fall meetings.

FARGO Board

  • Participate in FARGO team projects.
  • Stay well informed of college issues and priorities.
  • Encourage volunteerism amongst alumnae/i.
  • Encourage FARGO alumnae/i to support Wells College institutional goals.
  • Attend spring and fall meetings.

Regional Representatives

  • Help organize events in your region.
  • Recruit Club Representatives.
  • Submit materials for Region web page.
  • Stay well informed of college issues and priorities.
  • Attend Alumnae/i Volunteer Retreat in the fall.

Club Representatives

  • Work with the Alumnae/i Relations office to organize club events yearly.
  • Stay well informed of college issues and priorities.
  • Attend Alumnae/i Volunteer Retreat in the fall..
  • Recruit replacement prior to retirement.

Class Secretaries

  • Solicit news from classmates once a year.
  • Compile and submit class news to Alumnae Office throughout the year.
  • During Reunion years work with other leaders in your class as a committee of Reunion volunteers to coordinate mailings, phone trees, social events during Reunion, etc.
  • Attend Alumnae/i Volunteer Retreat in the fall.
  • Recruit replacement prior to retirement.

Alumnae Award Committee

  • Research potential recipients.
  • Select award recipient(s).
  • Attend and help organize Alumnae Award Convocation and luncheon.
  • Attend spring and fall meetings.

Reunion Social Chairs

  • Write two letters (fall and spring) to your classmates to update and encourage them to attend Reunion.
  • Work with other leaders in your class as a committee of Reunion volunteers to coordinate mailings, phone trees, social events during Reunion, etc.
  • Organize activities during Reunion including the parade, class photo, scrapbook, favors, skit, etc.
  • Recruit classmates to help with Reunion.
  • Attend Alumnae/i Volunteer Retreat in the fall prior to Reunion, attend Reunion in the spring.
  • Recruit replacement prior to retirement.

Alumnae Fundraising Volunteers

  • Decade Chairs
  • Lead a team of Class Chairs in their decade for Annual Giving.
  • Recruit, encourage, thank, and update Class Chairs.

Class Chairs and Co-Chairs

  • Lead classmates in Annual Giving efforts.
  • Recruit and solicit agents.
  • Write yearly solicitation letter to all classmates (development office coordinates the mailing of this letter).
  • Make personal calls and visits when necessary.

Class Agents

  • Call, write, or visit 6-10 classmates and ask them to support Wells.
  • Record pledges, address changes, and questions and promptly return them to the development office.
  • Thank classmates who have supported Wells.

Reunion Fund Chairs and Co-Chairs

  • Lead classmates in reunion giving efforts.
  • Recruit and solicit agents (optional for post-50th Reunion classes).
  • Send Reunion solicitation letters to all classmates.
  • Work with other leaders in your class as a committee of Reunion volunteers to coordinate appeals, mailings, phone trees, social events during Reunion, etc.
  • Make personal calls and visits when necessary.
  • Attend Reunion and present the Reunion Fund gift to the College.

Reunion Agents

  • Call, write, or visit 6-10 classmates and ask them to support Wells with increased gifts (when possible) in celebration of Reunion.
  • Record pledges, address changes, and questions and promptly return them to the development office.
  • Encourage classmates to attend Reunion.
  • Thank classmates who have supported Wells.

 

 

 
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