Vanderbilt’s alumni volunteers—more than 10,000 strong—help build and support the university’s worldwide alumni community, whether by bringing Commodores together at chapter events, hosting Commodore Classrooms, or organizing Summer Send-Off Parties and Networking Night. Here are 10 other ways alumni volunteers helped Vanderbilt in 2017:
- Welcomed Alternative Spring Break students for potluck dinners with alumni in service project cities;
- Led their Reunion classmates to record-high attendance and giving to support the university;
- Planned a reception in Japan for visiting Vanderbilt travelers;
- Invited fellow Vanderbilt-in-France alumni for a Mini Reunion on campus;
- Organized an alumni group visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.;
- Coordinated a network of alumni in Hollywood to offer student internships;
- Cheered on Vanderbilt alumni pro athletes in several cities;
- Offered seniors valuable salary-negotiation and professional etiquette advice;
- Hosted supper clubs for alumni in Houston and Charlotte, North Carolina; and
- Led service projects for Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House, community clean-ups, food banks, and other organizations in their communities.
You can help bring alumni together to do good for Vanderbilt and your community. Find a volunteer role that is meaningful to you at vuconnect.com/volunteer, or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 322-2929 to get involved.