Volunteer Opportunities

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All great colleges and universities have the support of their alumni. You can support WPI in three key ways:

  • Go to WPI Events.
  • Get Involved.
  • Give Back.

Here are opportunities for you to get involved and give back. If you’re interested, please contact us at alumni-office@wpi.edu, and we’ll get back to you!

If you’ve recently served as a guest speaker or panelist for a class, career event, or academic department or program, or if you’ve volunteered for WPI in some other way—please tell us by emailing alumni-office@wpi.edu so we can thank you and include your work in our accounting of volunteer hours!

Location: Higgins House
Phone: 508-831-5600
Fax: 508-831-5791
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The Herd in Your Neighborhood—Host a WPI Alumni Event in Your Area

The Alumni Association, in partnership with the Office of Lifetime Engagement, has made it easy for you to host a WPI alumni gathering. Email alumni-office@wpi.edu to host The Herd in Your Neighborhood, and the Alumni Association will send you a Host box with event supplies and giveaways, as well as provide some financial support, to help you make your gathering fit for The Herd. The Office of Lifetime Engagement will help you secure a location (if needed), set up a registration form and track responses, and send the invitations and promote your gathering.

Alumni Volunteer Opportunities with the Office of Admissions

Interested in learning more about opportunities as an Alum with the Office of Admissions? 
The Office of Admissions utilizes alumni to represent WPI at recruitment events throughout the year. If interested, please complete this Admissions Alumni Volunteer Form. If you have any questions, please contact Taylor Patterson at  tpatterson@wpi.edu.

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 accepted students when admission decisions are released. Connect with 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.

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Be a WPI Advocate

WPI Advocates promote giving days, Goat Nation Giving Challenge, and our crowdfunding campaigns led by students and faculty. As an Advocate, you help connect alumni to the student organizations and projects, and faculty research causes and inspire other alumni to support WPI. We make this an easy and fun way for you to stay involved with your alma mater. 

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Alumni Affinity Groups

The Alumni Association, in partnership with the Office of Lifetime Engagement, supports several Alumni Affinity Groups to meet the interests and needs of our alumni community. GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade), WPI Voyagers, Student Alumni Society, and The Women of WPI hold events for alumni, provide ways to connect and network, and offer opportunities to get involved as a volunteer. Learn more about each group here.

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Class Reunions

Our statistics prove that messages and social media posts from you are the best way to encourage your friends and classmates to attend class reunions and WPI events. As a WPI Reunion Advocate, you’ll receive support from the Office of Lifetime Engagement that will make this activity fun and easy. You’ll also receive WPI swag when you come to campus for your Reunion.

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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. Projects can also be a unique opportunity to screen for future talent.

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Recruit, Hire, and Help WPI Students Launch Their Careers

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


More Volunteer Opportunities

There are many other ways to volunteer for WPI. The office of Lifetime Engagement, as well as academic departments and programs, are often seeking alumni to serve as:

  • 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.