Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering? There are many opportunities available throughout the year, from classroom speakers to event hosts to those listed below. Fill out our online form and we'll help you find the perfect match! 

Freshman Move-In Day
Freshman Move-In Day is one of the best times of the year! New students are being welcomed into the Flyer Family, and we would love alumni volunteers to join us for this exciting opportunity. We are partnering with Residence Life and Student Activities to assist with Freshman Move-In on Wednesday, August 21st from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers will welcome new students and their families and help them move their belongings into their dorms. If you are interested in helping, please complete this interest form.

Doughnuts and Directions- First Week of Classes
The first week of classes can be nerve-wracking! One of the hardest parts can be finding your way around campus. To help students, we are offering Doughnuts and Directions. The first two days of classes, Monday, August 26th and Tuesday, August 27th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., we will have tables at the Pavilion on the University Green to give some helpful guidance. We will provide students with maps and answer any questions they may have. There will also be fun games and crafts, as well as the opportunity for students can take a “First Day of School” photo. Join us for the fun and complete this interest form.

Lewis University Family Day
Family Day, on Saturday, September 28th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., is a very special time on campus! Students are given the opportunity to introduce their loved ones to the Flyer Family. Last year, a record number of attendees took part in Family Day. This year we are preparing for an equally successful event and we are looking for alumni volunteers. Volunteers will play a major role in welcoming attendees to campus, checking students and their families into the event, providing directions for attendees and much more! Do you remember how exciting it was to have your family on campus when you were a student? Help us keep this tradition alive! If you are interested in being an alumni volunteer, please complete this interest form.

Alumni Letter Writing
The Alumni Engagement team is partnering with the Office of Admissions to recruit incoming freshmen to attend Lewis and we could use alumni help! Nearly 2,500 students who have recently applied to Lewis, been accepted, but have not yet taken the final step to enroll. To encourage these students to commit to attending Lewis, we started an alumni letter-writing program. Here’s where alumni come in - we need YOU to write letters that reflect the impact that the University had on your personal and professional life. We will then send those letters to prospective students in hopes that they will become Flyers! Please complete this interest form if you want to help with this!

Life after Lewis Series
Students learn so much while attending college, but some things are learned in the real world. Experience is extremely valuable and allowing alumni the opportunity to share their experience with our students is something we are excited to facilitate. That is why the Alumni Engagement team will be hosting Life after Lewis events in both the fall and spring. This fall, we will be discussing Financial Literacy and how to live on a budget, but still have fun! In the spring, we are accepting alumni suggestions. If you have a topic that you are interested in sharing, please complete this interest form.
 
Celebration of Scholarship Judge
Each year Lewis University hosts a symposium to celebrate the research, scholarly work and creative endeavors of students and faculty. The Lewis University Celebration of Scholarship is scheduled for Thursday, April 16th, 2020. Following a keynote address, poster sessions will be held spotlighting the scholarship of students and faculty from all Colleges across the University. We would like to invite you to take part in the Celebration of Scholarship by serving as a poster session judge.  

As a poster session judge, you will be assigned several posters to visit. Students will talk to you about their projects including background, relevant methods or research process and the overall project findings/conclusions. A scoring sheet will help aid you in evaluating the students’ projects. You do not need to be an expert in the field. We try to ensure that each poster is judged by a combination of both faculty experts and lay judges. Please complete this interest form if you want to join us! 

Alumni Day
Year 1 Reunion (Class of 2019)
Lewis University offered you an opportunity to build memories and friendships. We would love to welcome you back to campus and reconnect. This year at the 2020 Alumni Day taking place on Saturday, May 2nd, we will be hosting a One Year Class Reunion for the class of 2019. Afterward, all attendees are invited to attend our annual Beer & Bacon event! If you are interested in being a committee member, please complete this interest form.

Year 5 Reunion (Class of 2015)
Lewis University offered you an opportunity to build memories and friendships. You’ve experienced a lot of life during these 5 years away – new jobs, exciting travel, interesting and unique hobbies, marriage, perhaps even a kid or two! We would love to welcome you back to campus and reconnect. This year at the 2020 Alumni Day on Saturday, May 2nd, we will be hosting a Five Year Class Reunion for the class of 2015. The reunion will conclude and all attendees are invited to attend our annual Beer & Bacon event! If you are interested in being a committee member, please complete this interest form.
 
Event Host
Are you interested in hosting an alumni event or gathering? We would love to work with you! Please complete this interest form.
 
Admissions Events
Here’s your chance to show how great Lewis University is, and to share your experience with prospective students. Whether it is serving on a Q&A panel during orientation, teaming up with someone from the admissions department at a local high school, or giving a classroom presentation about your Lewis experience…you can help share what it’s like to be a member of the Flyer Family! Help share the experience of a Lewis education - please complete this interest form.

Career Expo
All alumni are invited to attend this event, either as a participant or a volunteer. Looking for a new job or want to recruit students? You can contact the Career Services department here. Not job hunting or hiring, but still want to see what’s going on? You can help out at the alumni table – we could always use extra hands as we take LinkedIn profile headshots for current students and alumni. Flyers helping Flyers! Please complete this interest form.

Classroom Speakers
You’re smart, you’re talented, and you’re successful in your field. Of course you are, you’re a Flyer! Come share your story and expertise with current Lewis students by becoming a Classroom Speaker. We’ll keep your name on file and share it with professors who request speakers in a field of your expertise. All you have to do is complete this interest form.

For more information about volunteering, contact us at alumni@lewisu.edu.

 

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