Alumni Spirit

Volunteer

Thank you for taking an interest in supporting Baldwin Wallace University with your time, talent and passion. Explore the following ways you can stay involved with BW.

Volunteer with an Alumni Organization

Many alumni are active volunteers in a variety of organizations on campus and beyond. Most organizations meet regularly throughout the year. Each offers a set of unique volunteer opportunities including event planning, fundraising, collaborations with students and faculty, and more! Some examples of volunteer organization involvement include helping to plan the Masters Master's Golf Outing, awarding Women's Club scholarships to deserving students, soliciting prizes for the Lettermen's Reverse Raffle, providing mock interview support by phone to arts management students and providing social media marketing support for MBA Association events. Learn more about BW's alumni organizations.

Refer a Student

Refer a high school-age student from your circle of family, friends and co-workers. Once connected with the Office of Admission, prospective students and their families will be kept informed of special opportunities to get to know the BW community. Alumni sometimes volunteer at admission events on campus, such as junior visit days, or by working college fairs in communities outside of Berea.

Serve as a Golden Reunion Ambassador

Each year, BW's 50th reunion celebration is driven by the efforts and enthusiasm of Golden Reunion Ambassadors, alumni volunteers who assist in promoting their celebration to classmates. Reunion Ambassadors are guided by the Center for Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement and provided with directory information and other resources to contact classmates in the six months leading up to the reunion. For more information, contact the Center for Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement at (440) 826-2104 or email bwalumni@bw.edu.

Join the Yellow Jacket Career Network

Powered by Wisr, this platform allows experienced and new alumni to connect with each other and current students. There are several ways you can assist current students and young alumni through shadowing opportunities, industry insights, and mock interviews — just to name a few. You can choose which options you’re interested in providing. Once logged in, make sure you take a look at BW's Career Communities. These communities are online groups of BW alumni based on common industry interests and can be the most efficient way to help other alumni in your field. The more alumni in the Yellow Jackets Network, the better. Join today at bw.wisr.io.

Mentor Cleveland College Students

In partnership with College Now Greater Cleveland, BW alumni can become an important influence in a student's life as they acclimate to college and continue on a path toward academic and career success. This program pairs alumni with students at participating institutions who are receiving scholarship funds from College Now Greater Cleveland. Orientation sessions for this initiative are typically held in the fall. For more information, contact the Center for Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement at (440) 826-2104 or bwalumni@bw.edu.