Resources for Volunteers

Thank you for volunteering with GW. We invite you to check out the training and professional development resources below to assist in your role as a GW volunteer.

Volunteer Orientation

New to volunteering with GW? Check out our orientation video below which covers all you need to know to be an all-star volunteer!

GW Alumni Volunteer Orientation from GW Alumni and Development on Vimeo.

Event Planning

Do you plan events in your volunteer role? Check out our best practices on planning alumni events to ensure you offer the best possible alumni experience.

GW Volunteer Training: Event Planning 101 from GW Alumni and Development on Vimeo.


Are you connecting with current students through your volunteer role? Whether you are in a formal mentoring role or just connecting with students at events, we encourage you to watch the video below to learn more about interacting with today's college students.

Working with Today's College Students from GW Alumni and Development on Vimeo.

Public Speaking

Have you been asked to make remarks at an event on behalf of GW? Do you want to brush up on your public speaking skills? Watch the video below to learn public speaking best practices from GW professors, Dr. Lucian Lu and Dr. Clay Warren. (Additionally, you can download the full presentation script.)

How to Make a Public Presentation from GW Alumni and Development on Vimeo.

GW Alumni Volunteer Agreement

As a GW volunteer, you are required to sign the GW Alumni Volunteer Agreement in order for the university to provide you with alumni data. Please sign the agreement and return to your volunteer manager at the beginning of each fiscal year.