Make connections with Wesleyan friends and classmates while helping the University and your own community. There are many ways that you can make an important difference on campus or right where you live. Each year, over 2,000 Wesleyan alumni and parents across the nation and around the world volunteer to coordinate events in their local areas, interview prospective students, host current students as interns in their businesses, raise funds for the University, host receptions, plan reunions, participate on educational panels, and much, much more. These volunteers provide a vital link between the University and its family of alumni, parents, and friends by creating a strong Wesleyan presence in their local communities. The result of their hard work and commitment is increased understanding and support of the educational mission of the University.
Ways to Get Involved
Personal contact from Wesleyan Fund volunteers helps strengthen the bond alumni and parents have with each other, the University, and the extended Wesleyan community. Such individualized, person-to-person connections are the foundation of the Wesleyan Fund. Wesleyan Fund volunteers serve as ambassadors for Wesleyan. Whether you’re a long-term volunteer or new to the team, please know we are grateful you have made Wesleyan a priority. Thank you for your dedication to – and for your own generous support of – Wesleyan.
Class Agents act as liaisons between classmates and Wesleyan to review and edit class correspondence, and encourage classmates to make gifts to Wesleyan through the Wesleyan Fund. They also lead a cadre of Associate Class Agents in these efforts. Class Agents play an important role in the overall success of the Wesleyan Fund. By writing letters, sending e-mails, and making phone calls, Class Agents can help generate record breaking class gifts and give everyone the chance to reconnect with Wesleyan.
Reunion volunteers work with the Wesleyan Fund staff to guide the planning and implementation of the reunion celebration held each May. Reunion committee members encourage classmates to return for reunion, ask for financial support, and share the latest Reunion news via print and electronic communications. It is a great opportunity to reconnect with classmates before Reunion, and to help Wesleyan at the same time.
Parent volunteers work closely with members of the University Relations staff to solicit selected parents via mailings and phone calls, personally asking them to contribute to the Wesleyan Fund.
Interested in volunteering on behalf of the Wesleyan Fund? Call (860) 685-2110
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.