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Class and Reunion Volunteering

How to Volunteer for your Reunion or Class

Class volunteers are elected at every reunion. Each position is held for the five years between each class's reunion. For more information, or if you're interested in volunteering for Hollins, contact us at (800) TINKER1 or alumnae@hollins.edu.

What volunteers do:



Reunion Chair

Reunion 2009

One of the primary class volunteer positions is the role of Reunion Chair.  In the year leading up to a Reunion year the chair works with the Alumnae Relations office and the Reunion Gift Chair(s) to encourage classmates to return for reunion, organize the activities associated with the Reunion celebration, and assist with the fund-raising campaign of the class.



The primary goal of the Reunion Chair is to get as many classmates as possible to return to campus for Reunion Weekend!  It is as simple and as complicated as that.  To assist you in achieving this goal, the Reunion Chair’s responsibilities include the following:

> Forming committees for networking, special class events, creative parade attire, and a decorative hospitality room

> Reaching out to classmates encouraging them to attend reunion, and support class gift goals the Reunion.  This might be through phone calls, email, letter writing, or any of the many other ways available to connect with classmates.

> Scheduling and conducting a class meeting during reunion, to identify class leadership for the next Reunion


Reunion Committee

Reunion 2009

The Reunion committee is an essential part of the reunion planning.  Committee members assist with networking and help reflect the class character on Reunion activities and events like the hospitality room, parade, and special events.  These members should be committed to engaging classmates and supporting the Reunion Chair.



Reunion Gift Chair

Reunion Gift Chair

The reunion gift chair(s) position should be held by consistent donors to the Hollins Fund who have the desire to help their class achieve greater levels of support and participation in the Hollins Fund.  Additionally, the Reunion Gift Chair(s) should work with the Reunion Chair and Committee in encouraging classmates they contact to return for Reunion weekend.  Responsibilities for this position include:



> Soliciting classmates in writing and by telephone

> Coordinating appeal letters with the Hollins Fund office

> Planning and coordinating cultivation of classmates

> Recruiting a committee for reunion year solicitations


Class Reporter

Class Reporter

The class reporter serves as the main point of contact between Hollins and her class, particularly during non-reunion years.  She (or he, for graduate programs) is responsible for submitting a class letter column three times a year, for each issue of Hollins magazine, composed of news from her classmates. She should also maintain a class file with an accurate record of class business as well as report any changes in classmates' names, address information, or any other biographical updates to Alumnae Relations.