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Volunteer

There are many opportunities to become involved in the work of the Sweet Briar College Alumnae Association — from recruiting new students or joining local alumnae clubs to working with Annual Giving, sharing your expertise, serving on a board or giving to the College. 

Recruit New Students
As an admission volunteer you can help in your area by attending a college fair or contacting a prospective Sweet Briar student by email or telephone.

Contact the admission office if you would like to become an admission volunteer.

Get Involved With Your Local Alumnae Club
Attend alumnae events in your area and stay in touch with Sweet Briar. Meet women of all ages who share the common bond of the Sweet Briar experience. Get connected in a new town.

Contact the alumnae office if you are interested in learning more about local alumnae clubs, becoming a club representative or starting a club in your area.

Volunteer With Annual Giving
More than 200 alumnae, parents and friends of the College volunteer their time and strengths to continue the excellence that is Sweet Briar. Annual Giving could not succeed without them and their continued commitment to the College.

You can volunteer, too! It is fun and rewarding, and you will make a difference. Reconnect with classmates, meet fellow parents, network with other alumnae in your area, share your Sweet Briar experience with old friends and new, spread the energy and vitality which characterize the College today — these are the charges of Annual Giving volunteers. Join in the fun and help to continue the Sweet Briar traditions of a lifetime.

To become an Annual Giving volunteer, simply contact us. Explore the menu to the left to see what the Annual Giving programs are all about.

Already a volunteer? Click here to log in to Banner Self-Service, the volunteer portal.

Volunteer Responsibilities: 

  1. Make your best gift EARLY!
  2. Get trained to make volunteering fun and effective.
  3. Attend Homecoming Weekend.
  4. Make your assigned calls in a timely manner.
  5. Be confident, and ask for the suggested gift.
  6. Send pledge cards and follow-up notes promptly.
  7. Report pledges, changes and comments to staff.
  8. Review your online giving reports regularly.
  9. Send thank you notes and follow up as needed.

Annual Fund Volunteer Resources:

  1. Volunteer Training Manual
  2. Banner Self Service
  3. Online Training Videos
    1. Welcome
    2. Boxwood
    3. Parent Steering Committee
    4. Reunion
    5. Making the Call (UPDATED 10/2013)
    6. Young Alumnae
    7. Banner Self Service Introduction (UPDATED 10/2013)
    8. Banner Self Service for Alumnae and Alumnae Clubs (UPDATED 10/2013)
    9. Accessing Your Reports in Banner Self Service for Annual Fund Volunteers (UPDATED 10/2013)
  4. Make your gift online

Share Your Expertise
Each year alumnae return to Sweet Briar to meet with and offer advice to current students interested in their chosen fields. They work with career services by serving on panels, posting internships and jobs, reviewing resumes and networking.

Serve on the Alumnae Board
The Alumnae Association encourages all alumnae to submit names of alumnae nominees for the alumnae board; self-nominations are welcome.

Wear the Colors
Let the world know where you went to College. Wear an SBC sweatshirt. Put a window sticker on your car. Fly a flag on your front door. Get logo merchandise from the Sweet Briar Book Shop.

Give to Sweet Briar
Your gift to the College helps to fund academic initiatives, scholarships for outstanding students, grants for outstanding faculty, historic renovations, physical improvements and the day-to-day operations necessary to keep Sweet Briar among the top choices in education today and tomorrow. Give now.

Using Banner Self-service as a Volunteer
Banner Self-service is a wonderful resource for you as a volunteer. Click here for a quick reference guide for volunteers.