Share your experience, insight, and guidance to benefit students, fellow alumni, and the College! Wooster alumni and parents have so much to offer – from internships to job opportunities to regional leadership – join us as we grow the size, scope and influence of our global alumni community.
Learn more about leadership, advocacy, and advising opportunities and get involved today
For questions related to volunteering with The College of Wooster, please contact Kailey Schwallie ’13 (email@example.com), Senior Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement.
Affinity Group Leader
Join or lead an official Wooster affinity group related to a shared identity, interest, or career focus with other alumni participants (and maybe even some current students!). Bring your voice to groups such as LGTBQ+ Alumni of Wooster, Black Alumni of Wooster, Legal Alumni of Wooster, International Alumni of Wooster, and more! The Office of Alumni & Family Engagement is proud to support affinity group events whenever possible.
Admissions Advocates help to identify, recruit, and select the next class of Scots! Among other things, Admissions Advocates are asked to write notecards to prospective students and welcome notes to admitted students, represent Wooster at college fairs in your area, and help with our virtual Global Interview Day.Role Description
Speak to current students on a topic in your area of expertise. We hold various events throughout the year which we invite alumni to speak at on different topics. If you are interested in speaking to current students about a specific topic – graduate school, student loans, managing money after college, retirement planning, diversity and equity in the workplace, or any other topic – please sign up for this volunteer opportunity so we can follow up with you individually.Role Description
Career and Professional Development Mentor
Career and Professional Development Mentor help prepare students for life outside of the classroom and beyond the Oak Grove. The College of Wooster uses the online platform Fighting Scots Career Connections (FSCC) to connect alumni to students and alumni to alumni for mentoring purposes.Role Description
Regional Event Host
If you are interested in hosting regional Wooster events, please sign up for this volunteer role. Regional Events include (but are not limited to) I.S. Monday celebrations, Scots in Service events, Summer Send Off events, Black & Gold dinners, and affinity group events. The Office of Alumni & Family Engagement works closely with our Regional Event Hosts and often supports regional events.Role Description
Enhance the overall power of Wooster’s global alumni network in your area by serving as a Regional Ambassador. You know your area best – help with event planning, marketing, outreach efforts, and hosting regional Wooster events. Please note: If you sign up as a Regional Ambassador, you do not need to sign up as a Regional Event Host.Role Description
Reunion Advocate represent each reunion class and collaborate with the Office of Alumni & Family Engagement and Advancement staff in three main areas related to Alumni Weekend: connecting, contributing, and celebrating. The primary role of a Reunion Advocate involves outreach to classmates to encourage participation in Alumni Weekend.Role Description
Social Media Advocate
Follow, like, share, post, and re-tweet Wooster content. Add your important perspective to the College’s digital story! Social Media Advocates are also asked to provide feedback on the content and design of Wooster’s website and social media accounts, and to provide strategic insight for social media campaigns.Role Description
By invitation only, volunteers who are invited to attend our bi-annual Insiders Summit will join us virtually or on campus for events and updates from the College.
Volunteers are eligible to receive early notice of and invitation to on-campus events and regional events in your area, which can often enable you to get into events with limited attendance. Additionally, active volunteers will have registration costs waived for ticketed, off-campus College events (up to $20 per event).
Additional stewarding based on engagement level with the College
Based on volunteer engagement with The College of Wooster, additional stewarding may take place on an individual basis.
Volunteer Interest Form
Other Ways to Get Involved
Black & Gold Dinners are small gatherings of Wooster alumni, current students and prospective students that help connect our global family of Scots when they are not on-campus. These alumni-hosted dinners offer a unique opportunity for networking between students and alumni in an intimate setting.
All alumni are invited to join us back on-campus for Alumni Weekend, held annually. Classes are celebrated every five years, with special events for our 50th class reunions and our Scots Forever classes. While Alumni Weekend is held in June, many current students are still on-campus completing summer research, working in on-campus jobs, or assisting with Alumni Weekend – this weekend is a great opportunity for these students to interact with alumni from across Wooster generations and provide our alumni with updates on the Wooster of today!
The College of Wooster often supports or hosts regional and on-campus networking events for alumni and/or current students. These events can be for general networking or industry-specific networking. Occasionally such events will include professional or alumni speakers or panels. Networking events may be offered virtually as well.
APEX and the Office of Alumni & Family Engagement work with alumni to offer CityTrek experiences for current students. CityTrek excursions often include visits or tours of the workplace(s) of alumni, and hearing from alumni about their career path, experience in their field/industry, and any internship or job openings at their current employer, if applicable.