Volunteer Opportunities

Make a Difference

Volunteering is a great way to remain an active part of your alma mater. Without the help of alumni volunteers, we would not be able to raise the funds and resources each year that are so critical to the College.

Please sign-up for any of one of the opportunities described below. If you wish to help in other ways, we will do our best to match your special interest with our needs.

ReUnion Planning
Each anniversary class has a ReUnion Planning Committee comprised of elected class leadership and additional classmates who volunteer to help. The Committee determines class-specific activities (cocktail reception, parade, etc.) as well as makes phone calls and sends emails.

Alumni Council Representative
The Alumni Council provides a structure for Union College alumni to participate in and benefit the Union College community.

Class Leadership
Each graduating class has a president, vice-president and secretary/class correspondent. These are five-year terms, and elections are held during the class's ReUnion weekends.

Annual Fund Volunteers
Volunteers are vital to Union's fundraising success. Last year, more than 350 alumni and parent volunteers helped the Annual Fund secure record-breaking unrestricted gifts which provide for scholarships and financial aid, faculty recruitment and retention, state-of-the-art facilities, terms abroad and so much more. In addition to serving in a leadership role for the College, Annual Fund volunteers:

  • Work collaboratively with College staff to assist with donor outreach in order to meet dollar and participation goals each year
  • Stay connected to each other and the Union community
  • Have unique networking opportunities
  • Are invited to exclusive events both on and off campus
  • Receive special recognition

For more information or to join, please call (518) 388-6175 or email theannualfund@union.edu

Admissions Office Volunteers
These volunteers attend college fairs, conduct off-campus interviews, host admissions receptions, spread the word about Union's tradition of excellence and help us recruit talented applicants. For further information on how you can participate, contact Abbey Massoud-Tastor or Helen Lecce at (518) 388-6112.

Regional Clubs
The Office of Alumni Relations provides overall guidance and support for Union's Regional Clubs. Information on interested volunteers will be routed to the appropriate Club leaders. For information on a specific Club's operating practices and events, please use the Regional Club information page to contact the desired Club.

Alumni Career Network
By sharing your expertise, you can make a real difference in the lives of young people as they enter the world of work. For additional information, please contact Pete Fowler at (518) 388-6176.