Volunteer Opportunities

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Crimson Crew encompasses all alumni volunteers who take pride in WPI through their involvement and support of the institution. Whether near or far, there is an opportunity for all of our alumni to volunteer.

Crimson Crew opportunities include the following and many more.

Location: Higgins House
Phone: 508-831-5600
Fax: 508-831-5791

By sponsoring a project, your company engages the fresh perspective of a dedicated student team - employing the most recent, state-of-the-art techniques, practices and theories - guided by top-notch faculty, to tackle pressing business challenges.  Our records show that ideas presented by WPI students translate into tangible solutions for project sponsors, and returns on investment well exceed initial costs. In addition, projects can be a unique opportunity to screen for future talent.

Alumni Admissions Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in learning more about Alumni Admissions opportunities?

Please contact Taylor Patterson, Southern CA Regional Assistant Director of Admissions at  tpatterson@wpi.edu, for information on all regional volunteer opportunities or complete and submit this Admissions Alumni Volunteer Form.

Alumni & Admissions Behind the Scenes

Ask a Grad: Respond to questions in a timely manner from prospective students and families. Frequency of contact may vary throughout the year.

Congratulate Newly Accepted Students: Alumni will send congratulatory emails to early-accepted students during the month of January. Connect with 10-30 accepted students from your hometown, students with similar academic interests, or more!

Accepted Student Days: Volunteer on campus to welcome and interact with WPI's accepted students and family members in March and April. Help families find their way around campus and mingle to share your experience with accepted students and families. 

Alumni Admissions in Your Community

Regional Admissions: Alumni with prior Admissions experience, or as engaged volunteers for WPI, will coordinate with Admissions to cover spring/fall college fairs or recruitment events to speak on behalf of WPI within their respective geographic region, as well as email campaigns to welcome the next generation of newly admitted students. GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) alumni are preferred candidates for in-person engagement opportunities.

We invite all alumni interested in these opportunities to complete/submit this Volunteer Interest Form.

Social Media Admissions Ambassadors: Support Admissions by sharing and posting positive messages about WPI.

Refer a Student: Admissions values the input of all WPI community members as they take on the exciting challenge of selecting the incoming class. In addition to referring students to WPI, alumni are welcome to provide letters or emails of endorsements for candidates. We also encourage alumni to share with Admissions more information on a student you feel might make a great addition to our campus.  


Career Development Center Opportunities

Alumni volunteers working with the Career Development Center encourage their companies to recruit at WPI, hire WPI students for co-ops or internships, offer informational interviews to WPI students, and provide feedback to WPI students on their resumes. If you're interested in being a volunteer with the CDC let us know!


More Volunteer Opportunities

  • Panelists
  • Guest Speakers 
  • Great Problems Seminar (GPS) Judges 
  • Corporate and Professional Education Liasisons 

Interested in getting more involved with your alma mater?

Contact Alumni Relations at alumni-office@wpi.edu or 508-831-5600.