Volunteering Opportunities

Share Your Talent

As you know, a successful journey through Western doesn't happen without help, whether it's an internship, a conversation with a mentor, or advocacy for Western with our elected leaders in Olympia. We appreciate our volunteers, and our students flourish best when our alumni engage with them in meaningful ways. 

Join an Advisory Board

Each college has an advisory board made up of alumni, companies and community members who help advise the programs and produce support through funding, internships and mentoring. Many board members serve as guest lecturers and assist students with classroom projects. Interested? Email alumni@wwu.edu to get started.

Become a Social Media Ambassador

Want to inspire fellow alumni, friends and family to support your favorite department, club, team or program at WWU? The WWU Alumni Association is seeking volunteers to amplify Western's on social media with personal outreach by posting and sharing from networking events, fundraisers, etc. Gathering with alumni friends? Tag the WWU Alumni Association Facebook page or find us on Twitter at #WWUAlumni. Have an idea of how to include social media outreach in a way that benefits Western? Please contact us at alumni@wwu.edu or through Facebook. In addition, every WWU Give Day, we seek social media ambassadors to encourage friends and fellow alumni to support Western. To get involved with WWU Give Day, please contact Fred Gold, Director of Annual Giving at goldf@wwu.edu.

Mentor a WWU Student

Our students benefit greatly from mentorship opportunities provided by alumni. Whether it's a day of job shadowing, a Skype session, or an internship opportunity, we would be happy to connect you with students and put eager students in touch with you. Email the WWU Alumni Association and we'll make it happen.

Provide an Internship

Many programs at Western partner with businesses and organizations to provide internships for students who receive college credit. WWU consistently ranks among the nation's top regional public universities evaluated annually by U.S. News & World Report. Diversify and revitalize your recruitment pipeline by connecting with Western’s innovative, thoughtful, and creative students. Contact Career Services by phone or at careers@wwu.edu to learn more, or reach out to the WWU Alumni Association to get started.

Western Advocates

One of the most valuable ways you can help Western is by being a voice for fully funding higher education in Olympia. Western Advocates is a volunteer program for those who are comfortable providing public comment and testimony, emailing and visiting with elected officials, and paving the way for a brighter future for our programs, departments, and students. There's no one better to represent Western than those who know and love it best—you, our alumni. Learn more about the program and how to sign up, or contact the WWU Alumni Association.

Host an Event

Would you like to host a gathering of alumni, WWU families or students at your house or a local establishment? We're always looking for enthusiastic alumni and supporters to help WWU community members connect with each other out in the world. Let us know how we can best connect you and fellow alumni by contacting the WWU Alumni Association.

Do you have other ideas on how you’d like to be involved? Let us know!