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Volunteer Conference


Cosponsored by the Alumnae Association
and The Mount Holyoke Fund

During the weekend of September 14-16, 2018, the College welcomed back to campus 142 alumnae volunteers for training in their volunteer roles. Class presidents and reunion planners from classes returning for Reunion in 2019 learned more about how to plan for a successful reunion and heard about all the new and exciting things planned for the upcoming reunion weekends. Mount Holyoke Fund volunteers were offered two tracks this year, one specifically for young alumnae from the classes between 2009-2018, whose training included leadership lessons and a session on “fundraising 101.” In addition to specific training for their roles as class agents, Mount Holyoke Fund volunteers also heard from students about their Lynk experiences and the tradition and impact of philanthropy at the College.

Beyond the formal sessions of learning, which for the first time included a session on how to use the new Mount Holyoke Volunteer Hub, there were many moments during the weekend for alumnae to connect. All enjoyed dinner in the Dining Commons on Friday night and a rousing performance by the current V8s during a social hour on Saturday night. Economics professor Jim Hartley hosted a session of MHC trivia, and many participants continued their socializing at the Community Center’s new brew pub.

Watch the Saturday morning opening session of the 2018 Volunteer Conference

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