Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities for the Fall 2017 Semester*

Move In Weekend
August 23 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
August 25, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Help us as we welcome the current students back to campus!
Volunteers are needed to:
•    Carry items from the students’ cars to their rooms in the residence halls.*
•    Loft beds and to assemble other things students may have, like shelves, TV stands, etc.*
•    Pass out refreshments to the students and their families.
•    Greet students and their families as they arrive to their residence halls and to take photos capturing this special day!

*Please note that this could be physically demanding depending upon the items being moved, lofted, or assembled.
Dress Code: Move In Weekend volunteers will be provided with a Lewis t-shirt, but they should wear pants and/or shorts that are appropriate for the weather with gym shoes or other closed shoes.  No sandals or flip-flops.
Training: Please arrive a few minutes earlier than the designated times to receive your assignment for the day.  If you are assigned to loft beds, you will receive training from someone in the Office of Student Services.
Parking and Meeting Location: Move In Weekend Volunteers should park in Lots C or D and should meet in Stritch Hall to receive your volunteer t-shirt and assignment.

For more information or to register to volunteer during Move In Weekend, contact Dennisa Walker at 815-836-5882 or walkerde@lewisu.edu.

Interview Prep for Fall Interview Day
October 9 and 10, 2017
Perform mock interviews with students as they prepare to interview with employers on Interview Day.

Resume Reviews
October 25 and 26, 2017 from 11:00am – 1:00pm in Charlie’s Place
Look over the resumes of the students so they are ready to go on job interviews.

December Commencement Weekend
December 16-17, 2017
Assist the graduates with the last minute items they need to look their best before crossing the stage.

*Dates are subject to change and specific times are to be determined.


Use Your Phone and Become a Social Media Volunteer


This will be the easiest way to volunteer at Lewis!  Help promote the Lewis University alumni social media pages by sharing and liking our posts and inviting your friends to follow us, too.By being a social media volunteer, you will help Lewis reach more alumni – just by doing what you already do on a daily basis! Social media volunteers are expected to forward, like, and/or share at least one post per week from the Lewis University alumni social media accounts. View our social media sites here.

Volunteers Needed for ALUMNET, New Initiative with Career Services

ALUMNET is an alumni networking program whereby current students and alumni can identify contacts for career advice and guidance.  ALUMNET is supported by the Alumni Engagement Team, Career Services and the Lewis Alumni Board and has been created to enhance our alumni outreach and assist our current students and alumni.
ALUMNET volunteers agree to be contacted for informational interviews via phone, email, social media, or in person.  Volunteers identify how they wish to be contacted, and users of ALUMNET sign a written agreement stating that they will not share contact information with anyone and will not use this contact information for purposes other than informational interviews regarding career guidance and professional development advice.
As we prepare to launch this pilot program for the 2017-2018 academic year, the Alumni Engagement Team is seeking individuals who wish to participate as an alumni volunteer for ALUMNET.  The ideal alumni volunteer for ALUMNT will be:
•    Open to sharing professional and personal experiences with current Lewis students
•    Responsive to different forms of communication with current Lewis University
•    Understanding that initial contact from current students may take some time and could potentially be inconsistent
•    Responsible for updating his or her business information on ALUMNET in a timely manner
For more information, contact Kathy Risor-Heise at risorhka@lewisu.edu or (815) 836-5471. 

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


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