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Be a Volunteer

Mary Baldwin’s hardworking constituency helps the college maintain our high standards of excellence. Volunteers support is always needed in all of the following areas: Admissions , Alumnae/i Events, Career Networking , and Class Leadership . If you need more information about a particular volunteer position or would like 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 College best.

Admissions Volunteers are Alumnae/i; students; parents; members of the Board of Trustees, the Alumnae/i Board, The Advisory Board of Visitors, and the Parents Council; as well as friends of Mary Baldwin College. Admissions volunteers can provide assistance in the following areas:

  • 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? Many find the idea appealing, but are concerned about how much time and energy it will take. It is not nearly as difficult as you may think – in fact, once you get your friends together, you are halfway there!

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 Office of Alumnae/i Activities to share thoughts, obtain assistance, and place the event on the master calendar.

Event Suggestions:

  • Cocktail Party or Wine & Cheese
  • 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 Office of Alumnae/i Activities 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 in manner that actively advances 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:

  • Be a voice for their classmates to the college
  • Write articles for their class newsletters
  • 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 in the years between reunions
  • Promote college giving, at any level
  • Encourage class attendance at all college events

Volunteer Resources

Becoming a class officer is a great way to connect with your classmates and Mary Baldwin. Below are several resources designed to assist our class officers in advancing class communications, spirit, participation, and relationships.

If you have any questions about these resources, please contact the Alumnae/i Office at 800-763-7359.