Volunteer Opportunities


Alumni volunteers at new student orientation, Aug. 2012

Thanks to alumni generously donating their time, expertise, resources and knowledge, the College can provide opportunities and services for students and alumni that otherwise would not be possible. It is easy to get involved and your participation truly makes a difference. Please consider serving as a volunteer by reviewing the current needs/opportunities listed below and selecting one that is right for you.

We are so grateful for the generosity of our graduates. Thank you & Go Gators!

Academic Opportunities
Admissions Opportunities
Alumni Affairs Opportunities
Career Related Opportunities
Fundraising Opportunities
Managerial Economics Program Opportunities
Student Organization Related Opportunities

If you would like to make a suggestion for an additional kind of volunteerism or have questions, please contact Keri Fadden, Associate Director of Alumni Affairs.

Academic Opportunities

Guest Lecturer

College departments utilize external educators periodically to enhance learning.

Get involved or learn more: Most on-campus speakers are invited as a part of the design of a course, but if you would like to volunteer your services you can contact a faculty member directly or for further assistance contact Janice McInally, Assistant Director of Donor Relations.

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Admissions Opportunities

Prospective Student Referral

Know a great future Gator? Refer a prospective student by using the Volunteers in Support of Admissions website.

Get involved or learn more: For questions, please contact the Office of Admissions, (814) 332-4351.


Panelist for Campus Visit Programs

During visit programs throughout the year, including open houses and admitted student programs for seniors, we conduct panel sessions that often include one or two Allegheny alumni along with current students and possibly a faculty member. The panel sessions last 45 minutes, and you and the other panelists will candidly answer questions posed by the visiting students and parents/family members.

These are great opportunities to showcase Allegheny from an alumni perspective and give prospective students and their families the chance to discover how Allegheny can prepare them for their future. This is where you, as an alumus, will have an opportunity to discuss your time at Allegheny, the internship experiences and career preparation you had as a student, and the success you’ve had post-graduation. With your help, we hope these students will put Allegheny at the top of their list and enroll in the fall!

Get involved or learn more: Visit the Volunteers in Support of Admissions website. For questions, please contact the Office of Admissions, (814) 332-4351.


Interview or Meet with Students in My Area

Prospective high school students who live a distance from Allegheny’s campus often request to meet with an alumni representative in their area before scheduling an actual campus visit. Many students want to learn about Allegheny through the first-hand experiences of our alumni. Oftentimes, this helps them to better picture themselves as an actual Allegheny student. Alumni are best equipped to discuss the value of an Allegheny education and how their collegiate experiences have served to further their goals.

Get involved or learn more: Visit the Volunteers in Support of Admissions website. For questions, please contact the Office of Admissions, (814) 332-4351.


Letter Writing and Written Communication

The Admissions Office recognizes the individual strengths and passions of each prospective student and strives to personalize and customize each’s college search process. Throughout the year, it may be beneficial for alumni to connect with students through written communication as yet another means to share your own voice and Allegheny insight.

For example, our annual Gator Greetings Holiday Card project asks participating alumni to write 20-25 holiday cards to high school seniors in their local area who have shown a serious interest in attending Allegheny (all information is provided ahead of time). This project is a personal connection that shows both interest in the student and also allows the student to connect with yet another member of the Allegheny community.

Get involved or learn more: Visit the Volunteers in Support of Admissions website. For questions, please contact the Office of Admissions, (814) 332-4351.


College Fair Representative

Allegheny continues to increase its national visibility and prominence. The admissions staff travels extensively throughout the fall and spring to connect with students nationally (and internationally); however, the staff cannot cover every desirable college fair program. Alumni can help. Most college fairs occur at local high schools or convention centers in your community. These programs offer high school students and families the opportunity to connect with a “face” from the College, encouraging the student to visit campus or apply for admission. The fairs are typically evening events, lasting 2-3 hours, during the fall and spring months—critical times during the college search process for high school students. The Office of Admissions provides a supply of College literature and training materials prior to the event.

Get involved or learn more: Visit the Volunteers in Support of Admissions website. For questions, please contact the Office of Admissions, (814) 332-4351.

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Alumni Affairs Opportunities

Reunion Committee Member

A commitment for celebrants of major reunions to help coordinate the program for the weekend. Planning usually involves monthly contact via email and conference calls with an emphasis on committee members reaching out to classmates to encourage them to attend the Weekend.

Get involved or learn more: Find your next reunion. Please contact Keri Fadden, Associate Director of Alumni Affairs, with questions.


Regional Event Site Reviewer

The Alumni Affairs office seeks alumni who are willing to visit and review a site or sites on their behalf when the college is planning an event in their area.

Get involved or learn more: Please contact Keri Fadden, Associate Director of Alumni Affairs, with questions.


Alumni Event Coordinator

Ad-hoc social events coordinated by graduates in their cities with some assistance from the Alumni Affairs office.

Get involved or learn more: Please contact Keri Fadden, Associate Director of Alumni Affairs and refer to this document: Gator Coordinated Happy Hours or Events.


Event Sponsor

To reach more graduates in more cities, the Alumni Affairs Office seeks financial sponsors to underwrite various kinds of regional events.

Get involved or learn more: Please contact Keri Fadden, Associate Director of Alumni Affairs.

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Career Related Opportunities

Recruiter, Online

Post intern and/or employment opportunities on the Career Services/ACCEL database.

Get involved or learn more: Opportunities can be submitted to the online database for students, or by working with Jim Fitch, Associate Director of Career Services in ACCEL.


Recruiter, On Campus

Schedule a recruiting visit to campus. Interview students for job or internship opportunities and/or provide a presentation about such opportunities in your workplace. (If recruitment is not a part of your position, support and encourage your recruitment staff to recruit at Allegheny).

Get involved or learn more: Please contact Jim Fitch, Associate Director of Career Services in ACCEL.


Job Shadow Host

Provide a short term (one day to four weeks is typical) supervised job shadowing opportunity for students interested in exploring a career field of interest. Generally involves opportunities for students to ask questions, observe, and participate on a limited basis.

Get involved or learn more: Please contact Jim Fitch, Associate Director of Career Services in ACCEL.


Internship Host

Provide a connection to an internship program within your organization or work to develop an internship opportunity from which students may benefit. Career Service is able to provide assistance in developing job descriptions and learning goals and to coordinate marketing and recruiting for an opportunity.

Get involved or learn more: Opportunities can be submitted to the online database for students, or by working with Jim Fitch, Associate Director of Career Services in ACCEL.


Health Professions Summer Internship Host

Provide a part-time or full-time, paid or unpaid position for a student interested in health professions fields either in a clinical or laboratory setting.

Get involved or learn more: Please contact Kirsten Peterson, Director of Pre-Professional Studies.


Health Professions Panelist

Participate with other graduates in a discussion about the preparation for a career in medicine and/or the issues facing the profession today.

Get involved or learn more: Please contact Kirsten Peterson, Director of Pre-Professional Studies.


GatorLocator.org Online Mentor

Become part of a searchable database for current students, allowing them to seek information about career fields, advice and insight about graduate school, relocation, and to seek internship or job shadowing opportunities.

Get involved or learn more: Please contact Keri Fadden, Associate Director of Alumni Affairs. Register to be a mentor on GatorLocator.org.


Career Workshop Presenter (On Campus)

Provide an interactive session for students on an area of interest or career field. Can be done in conjunction with recruitment for interns or new employees.

Get involved or learn more: Please contact Jim Fitch, Associate Director of Career Services.


Career Panelist

Participate with other alumni in a program to provide information on a career field, share insights and advice on entering the field, and network with current students.

Get involved or learn more: Please contact Jim Fitch, Associate Director of Career Services.

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Fundraising Opportunities

Class Agent

Class Agents are alumni volunteers who cultivate relationships with classmates and encourage them to reconnect to the College. The purpose of the Class Agent Program is to use peer-to-peer solicitation to increase the number of alumni who financially support the College. College solicitations can only do so much — there is no more compelling request than a Class Agent asking a peer to invest in the College you both know and love.

Get involved or learn more: Visit the Class Agents website or contact Nicole Krem Hans, Annual Giving Advancement Officer.

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Managerial Economics Program Opportunities

Managerial Economics Roundtable Participant

Provides expertise as a part of a policy roundtable discussion at an annual event.

Get involved or learn more: Participants are invited based on topical expertise. If you wish to express interest, please contact Tracy Stevenson, Program Coordinator for Managerial Economics.


Field Trip Host

Host students from the managerial economics program for work site visits to learn more about particular industries.

Get involved or learn more: Please contact Tracy Stevenson, Program Coordinator for Managerial Economics.

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Student Organization Related Opportunities

Guest Lecturer

Student organizations utilize external educators periodically to enhance learning.

Get involved or learn more: Most guest lecturers are invited to present, but if you would like to volunteer your services, please contact Gretchen Symons, the Director of Student Involvement, or for further assistance contact Keri Fadden, Associate Director of Alumni Affairs.

Greek or House Corporation Advisor

Provide assistance and resources to a Greek chapter and/or the fraternity & sorority community. May provide opportunities for general guidance, recruitment, leadership opportunities, networking and alumni connections, service/philanthropic efforts, etc.

Get involved or learn more: To assist in the sorority community, contact Kate Gullatta, Assistant Director of Student Involvement. To assist in the fraternity community, contact Gretchen Symons, Director of Student Involvement.

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