Recruiting, Training, and Engaging Alumni Volunteers in a Digital Environment



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Share and learn from success stories and best practices for managing alumni volunteers in a digital environment.


Alumni volunteers are immensely valuable to institutions in both their service and giving power— they tend to give 10 times more than non-volunteers. However, due to this current reality, the script has flipped over on how we recruit and engage alumni volunteers and being able to do so successfully through digital channels. In-person volunteer opportunities continue to foster alumni engagement, but with more digital opportunities we must continue to learn best practices from one another to remain successful

In this virtual training, our expert panelists will guide you, as you share what you are learning when digitally engaging your alumni volunteers. Together we will identify emerging best practices regarding volunteer recruitment, training, and engagement that leads to the retention of your most dedicated alumni. You will leave this training with the best current practices to engage your volunteers during this pandemic and beyond.


Who Should Attend

This is a discussion-based event that will require participants to share their insights and lessons learned. If you are an alumni relations professional who manages volunteers, join us, and come prepared to share your solutions, ideas, and perspectives.

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What you will get:

  • A dynamic, interactive, and high-touch virtual learning experience designed to engage and set you up for growth
  • Seamless online face-time, networking, group work, and Q&A opportunities from the comfort of your own workspace
  • Practical takeaways and hands-on knowledge
  • Guidance from vetted subject matter experts
  • Unlimited access to all recorded online sessions


January 26, 2022

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

During this three-hour virtual training, you will learn about the following:

The Landscape of Alumni Volunteer Engagement

Most institutions have transformed their approach to volunteer recruitment, training, and engagement due to how the pandemic has shaped the way we manage our communications. You will learn how these changes have impacted the industry.



Emerging Practices at Two Institutions

Before sharing your successes and lessons learned, you will hear some success stories and examples of what our experts are doing at Duke University and Virginia Commonwealth University regarding alumni volunteer recruitment, training, and engagement.



Breakouts and Share-Outs

In small groups, you will discuss your successes and lessons learned in your approach to:

  • Identifying New Volunteers
  • Training Volunteers
  • Engaging Volunteers

Following each breakout, you will have the opportunity to share the best ideas and insights for managing alumni volunteers in a digital world.


Portrait of Clarybel Peguero

Clarybel Peguero, Ed.D.

Assistant Vice President for Multicultural Advancement, Alumni Engagement and Development Office, Duke University

Clarybel has over 20 years in higher education administration. She is an expert in setting strategy, leadership development, and implementation and administration of diversity and inclusion initiatives. She has designed and delivered trainings related to inclusion, unconscious bias, cultural competence, and microaggressions and has extensive experience in organizational culture and change management.

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Portrait of Parks Smith

Parks Smith

Senior Director, Marketing Strategy, Development and Alumni Relations, Virginia Commonwealth University

Parks has spent over 10 years working in higher education including experience with strategic enrollment management, alumni relations, development, and career services. His driving passion in his current work is building relationships and finding opportunities to get alumni involved with their alma mater in the most meaningful way possible.

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