Dedicated Microsites Make It Easy to Find Alumni Volunteer Opportunities

Amanda Kohn by on Jul 19, 2017

In our recent Alumni Volunteerism: Transitioning into the Digital Era brief, Corporate Insight presents four best practices on alumni volunteerism, drawing from our Alumni Monitor Updates, which track 45 schools with a wide range of endowment sizes.  Here, we highlight key findings on volunteer opportunity findability as well as spotlight the Ohio State University, a leader in the report.

Each school in the Alumni Monitor coverage group promotes at least one volunteer opportunity on its alumni website, but the offerings range considerably. While most schools (89%) house volunteer opportunities within a dedicated tab or section, only four schools present a separate microsite or platform for alumni volunteer resources, events and other relevant information.

Ohio State stands out for its dedicated VolunteerMatch microsite that allows users to search and filter opportunities based on interest, department, location and availability. Users can filter the results by cause area, opportunity sponsor (e.g., OSU or private company), opportunity type (e.g., virtual or local) and suitable age groups (e.g., kids, teens or 55+). Each listed event includes a description, contact information, requirements, date and signup link.

Sample Results Page with Filter Options (Truncated)

To learn more about alumni volunteerism best practices, please see our latest report, Alumni Volunteerism: Transitioning into the Digital Era.

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Amanda Kohn

Amanda is a Senior Research Associate for Alumni Monitor at Corporate Insight. Read more