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. Each organization offers a unique set of volunteer opportunities around shared BW experiences and interests to support today’s students. Some examples of organization activities include coordinating fundraising and professional development events, conducting mock interviews with students and selecting recipients of annual alumni awards and student scholarships.

Organizations meet regularly throughout the year (currently via Zoom or other online platform), and leadership opportunities are available. Learn more about BW's alumni organizations and how to get involved.

Join the Yellow Jackets Career Connections 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 Career Connections Network, the better. Join today at bw.wisr.io.

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.

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 (440) 826-2104 or email bwalumni@bw.edu.

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. Matching of mentors and mentees usually takes place in the spring and summer. For more information, contact (440) 826-2104 or bwalumni@bw.edu.