Ways to Volunteer
Here is some information on volunteer opportunities
Volunteering for St. Lawrence is an easy way to give back to the University and stay active in the Laurentian community long after graduation. Take a moment to review the volunteer opportunities listed below and volunteer today!
To volunteer, contact the Office of Annual Giving & Laurentian Engagement at 1-888-758-4438 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni Council Executive Committee
The Alumni Council is an elected body of 36 members representing all generations of St. Lawrence graduates, and includes current students as voting student delegates. The Alumni Council is actively involved in serving both the University and its alumni. Its mission is to serve alumni by representing the alumni perspective in University matters and by providing alumni with meaningful opportunities and experiences both on and off campus. It also serves St. Lawrence by mobilizing alumni to volunteer their talent and experience in ways that are beneficial to the University, its faculty, staff and students. The Council makes valuable contributions to the areas of admissions, career services, development and the Saints Network.
Saints Network Event Volunteers
Saints Network event volunteers assist the Office of Annual Giving & Laurentian Engagement in coordinating regional Laurentian events throughout the country (e.g., athletic, social, educational, cultural, community service and career networking events). Volunteers help to generate event ideas, secure venues, identify speakers, encourage attendance and staff events. Help alumni, parents and friends stay connected to each other in your own community and learn about the latest happenings at SLU at the same time.
Reunion Planning Volunteers
Reunion planning volunteers help the Office of Annual Giving & Laurentian Engagement plan class specific activities during Reunion weekend. Their primary task is to encourage classmates to return to campus for reunion festivities through phone trees and emails. They also help plan class dinners, seminars, hospitality center activities and the alumni parade. Reunion volunteers help to bring a unique class perspective to the planning process. Make your reunion experience a memorable one by serving as a reunion planning volunteer.
The class notes section of the St. Lawrence magazine is one of the most important vehicles by which St. Lawrence alumni stay connected with one another. It's where you read about the latest comings and goings in your class: marriages, births, new jobs, and travels. The class reporter serves a critical role in collecting and delivering that class news to the alumni body on a quarterly basis.
St. Lawrence Fund Committees
Volunteers can play an active role in raising critical funds for the University through the St. Lawrence Fund. Raising dollars and donors are equally important and volunteers are needed in both areas. There are three St. Lawrence Fund Committees seeking volunteers: Leadership Gifts Committee (focused on $1500+ gifts), Reunion Development Committees (focused on securing $1,500+ gifts and participation based gifts from alumni in reunion classes), Young Alumni Committees (focused on raising young alumni participation). Gifts to the St. Lawrence Fund support the ongoing, annual needs of the University that make St. Lawrence the special place we remember. Your participation here is valuable to us. Help classmates and friends understand the importance of giving back to guarantee that future generations of alumni will have their own unique St. Lawrence experience.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Alumni Career Mentors
Career Mentor volunteers provide an invaluable service to both current students and fellow graduates. Career Services manages a SLU group on LinkedIn with over 4,000 members who are able to network while seeking and sharing career advice. The contributions of the alumni in this network are greatly appreciated, and provide St. Lawrence University students and graduates with significant networking connections and career possibilities.
Shadow a Saint volunteers are alumni who offer to host a current St. Lawrence student at their place of employment for one day through the traditional program, or multiple days through the extended mini-internship program. The objective is for the student to get an inside view on the "world of work" and while exploring a particular field of interest. Students bring varying levels of knowledge to the program, but all appreciate the opportunity to spend time with a professional in his/her place of employment.
Laurentian Admissions Associates (LAA)
This is a group of dedicated alumni from all over the country who volunteer their time to increase awareness of St. Lawrence by covering college fairs, interviewing prospective students, as well as engaging in other opportunities to give back to St. Lawrence. This commitment is small but the rewards in terms of service to St. Lawrence are huge. In today's market, the Admissions staff appreciates all the assistance they can get to cover a wide range of college fairs and provide interview services for students in markets they would not be able to cover on their own.