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Be a Volunteer

Mary Baldwin’s hardworking constituencies helps the college maintain our high standards of excellence. Volunteer support is always needed in all of the following areas: admissions , alumnae/i events, career networking, and class leadership . For more information about a particular volunteer position or to volunteer, please contact the Alumnae/i and Parent Relations Office at 800-763-7359.

Admissions

Mary Baldwin College students are most effectively recruited by those who know the institution best.

You can help us:

  • Identify prospective students
  • Attend College Fairs
  • Contact prospective and accepted applicants
  • Plan, host, and/or attend admissions receptions for prospective and returning students
  • Attend high school awards programs to present scholarship certificates

Alumnae/i Events

Would you like to sponsor a Mary Baldwin event?

Ask three to five alumnae/i in your area to brainstorm about an event. Discuss the type of event, the time, date, cost, and location. Remember, location can be extremely important to the success of an event! Topics such as parking, convenience, and safety are all key issues and should be taken into consideration. You may want to delegate responsibilities for menu, flowers, invitations, RSVP and phone tree. Contact the Alumnae/i Office to share thoughts, obtain assistance, and schedule the event on the master calendar.

Event Suggestions:

  • Cocktail Party
  • Brunch or Luncheon
  • Tea or Coffee
  • Dessert
  • Cultural event (opera, play, concert, museum tour)
  • Networking Breakfast
  • Admissions Reception
  • Happy Hour
  • Informational Seminar

Career Networking

The Rosemarie Sena Center for Career and Life Planning and the Alumnae/i Office coordinate the Career Network Directory to assist Mary Baldwin College students and Alumnae/i in exploring careers, finding internships, and locating job opportunities. Career networking volunteers are willing to:

  • Discuss a career field
  • Serve as a contact for hiring personnel
  • Promote on- or off-campus recruiting for prospective employees
  • Sponsor internships
  • Relate knowledge of entry-level positions and/or modes of entry into a field
  • Speak on campus
  • Write an article or provide general occupational information
  • House students
  • Participate in seminars or workshops on campus
  • Serve as a mentor

Class Leadership

Class Leadership volunteers (aka class officers) work closely with each other, their classmates, and the college to actively advance the college-alumnae/i relationship. Class officers include a class president, class vice-president, class secretary, and class gift chair. These officers are are willing to:

  • Represent their classmates on behalf of the college
  • Serve on their Reunion planning committee
  • Communicate with their classmates on a regular basis regarding news of class activities, as well as upcoming college plans and activities
  • Plan class activities between Reunion years
  • Keep written records to pass on to successors
  • Maintain enthusiasm and class spirit
  • Promote college giving
  • Encourage class attendance for college events

Become a volunteer today and experience the rewards to engaging with your alma mater! Contact the Alumnae/i Office at 800-763-7359 or alumnae@mbc.edu.