The university looks to our alumni volunteers to help shape the Case Western Reserve University of tomorrow! Alumni volunteers play an invaluable role in everything from recruiting new students to planning alumni events around the world. Whether your interests lean toward advising students, admissions and recruitment, assisting with regional programming, or helping the community, there are many opportunities for you to get involved.
The Case Western Reserve University Alumni Association’s Board of Directors is dedicated to fostering strong and active partnerships between the university and its graduates. Board involvement provides opportunities for alumni to engage in strategic university planning efforts and play an important role in the university's mission.
Whether you have been a past board member for one of the schools and would like to continue your leadership, or if you are just beginning to increase your alumni involvement, we’re looking for dedicated volunteers to advocate for CWRU. We welcome interested alumni to volunteer their time and talent.
Serve on a Committee
Board and non-board members participate in committees that include Lifelong Learning, Young Alumni & Student Engagement, Communications, Alumni Groups (Chapters), Governance, Recognition and Resource Development.
To request more information about getting involved please contact email@example.com or 1-800-866-6280.
The university continues to grow its alumni chapters across the country and around the world. Alumni volunteers, whether serving as chapter leaders or assisting with specific tasks or events, are essential to our regional programming. We seek volunteers to participate at the chapter level in event planning, recruitment of local alumni, participation in programming and assuming leadership roles.
Alumni chapters work with The Alumni Association to plan annual programming. Chapter events and programming may include:
- baseball games and other sporting events, including CWRU student sports
- wine tastings or brewery tours
- cultural and museum tours
- special reception/speaker from the university
To request more information about strengthening your alumni chapter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 216.368.6280.
Alumni Admission Ambassadors directly impact CWRU by assisting in the recruitment and retention efforts of the university.
- complete admission interviews with prospective CWRU students in their hometown
- develop relationships with prospective students by sharing their CWRU experience
- attend college fairs to represent CWRU
- attend regional events, informational sessions, admitted student receptions and similar events in cities all around the country
The Alumni Career Network is a community of Case Western Reserve alumni from a wide variety of professions. Volunteers provide CWRU students and fellow alumni with career advice, industry trend information and relocation tips. After a student or an alum has expressed interested in connecting with someone with your expertise and/or area of interest, you will be put in touch with each other. They may be looking for industry advice, information about your company, or the story of your career path. The perspective of a fellow CWRU community member is always a welcome connection. Click here to register.
Visit the Career Center alumni page to learn about more career-related opportunities for alumni.
Career Connections is an opportunity provided through the Career Center for Freshman and Sophomore year students to shadow an alumnus in the student's academic and geographical location of interest. Each year, this popular program has over 100 students express interest for 50 available spots and has been recognized by Student Affairs with a Positive Impact Award in 2014-15.
With support from The Alumni Association of CWRU, the last six years has seen over 300 students shadow Zoologists, Attorneys, Judges, Physicians, Researchers, Genetic Counselors, Consultants, Investment Bankers, Accountants, Entrepreneurs, and Nurses. From Florida to California to New York City, this opportunity serves to promote retention at CWRU and help students envision their future and commit to academic success to achieve their goals.
Career Connections takes place during CWRU's spring break. If you are interested in a student shadow, please contact email@example.com or Laura Papcum at the Career Center.
The university offers a variety of opportunities for alumni to get involved with students. In addition to recruitment and career assistance, you can interact with students through a variety of campus offices including Greek Life, the Office of Student Community Service and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. In addition, there are many active programs run by individual schools and associations. Many of these are volunteer-driven and may include networking, mentoring and event planning.
Summer on the Cuyahoga (SOTC) is a unique program that combines a summer internship with an immersive, Cleveland-centric experience for select students from Case Western Reserve, Colgate, Cornell, Denison, Ohio Wesleyan, Smith, University of Chicago and Yale.
SOTC's mission is to recruit talented college students for summer internships and a unique immersion into the community with the ultimate goal of having graduates build networks and permanently locate in Greater Cleveland. SOTC is driven by alumni volunteers and mentors. If you are passionate about Cleveland and want to help showcase the region's exciting opportunities to students, this opportunity is for you.
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Alumni are welcome to volunteer as ushers and tour guides for this newly renovated arts center, and in turn, get the opportunity to witness renowned performances and special lectures. If interested, please reach out to Chamois Williams at The Alumni Association of CWRU or Jordan Davis, House Manager at the Maltz.
About the Maltz:
With the incredible renovation of the Temple building now complete, the building begins a new chapter as the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center. The only project of its kind in the country, it is the result of a historic partnership between Case Western Reserve University and The Temple – Tifereth Israel, and the extraordinary generosity and vision of Milton and Tamar Maltz and the many other individuals and organizations who have supported this unprecedented project....Read More >
No technical background of any sort is necessary to join the volunteer team. All volunteers receive orientation and training pertinent to their assignment and are eligible for volunteers-only benefits including free project storage space, discounted materials, and extended access to the facility.
The time commitment would be at least one 4-hour time block each week - morning, evening, and weekend time blocks are available. Parking will be provided.
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We hope you will join us as an alumni volunteer! To learn more about these volunteer opportunities and to express interest in learning more, please contact The Alumni Association at (800) 866-6280 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Case Western Reserve University is extremely proud to have you as a member of its community. Please join us in our efforts to elevate our university to new heights.