Volunteer Roles

Alumna Admission Representative (AAR)

The Alumna Admission Representative (AAR) serves as the liaison between the Office of Admission, assistant alumnae volunteers, and prospective students in their area. The AAR works closely with the admission staff member who travels in their area. The AAR’s primary duties, which may be delegated to assistant alumnae volunteers, are as follows:

  • Attend college fairs: The AAR will be sent invitations to college fairs when it is determined that alumna coverage is appropriate
  • Conduct interviews: If a student requests a local interview, they are given the name and email of the appropriate alumna contact
  • Plan and attend Mount Holyoke events: The AAR may be asked to assist in the planning and implementation of various types of functions for prospective students and their families
  • Coordinate Assistant Alumnae Volunteers: If the AAR has assistants, they are expected to keep them informed of admission information and delegate responsibilities accordingly
  • Maintain contact with the Office of Admission: The AAR should inform the Admission Office of any alumnae volunteer recruiting efforts in their area; this includes submitting event and college fair reports
  • Maintain contact with local clubs: If there is a local MHC club in the area, the AAR is encouraged to communicate with that club’s president, keeping them informed of admission-related work and activities in the region

Alumnae Admission Assistants

Depending on the size of the area and the number of local alumnae, an AAR may work with alumnae admission assistants. An AAR, together with their committee of assistants, should determine how responsibilities will be shared or delegated. Any work that assistants do on behalf of MHC should be done in cooperation with the AAR, and may include one or more of the following tasks:

  • Conduct prospective student interviews
  • Attend college fairs
  • Assist in planning and implementation of Mount Holyoke events
  • Attend local receptions for prospective and admitted students