Volunteer

Show your bison pride and give back to Nichols College with your time and talent as a volunteer. There are many ways to get involved both on and off campus. Please sign up and indicate your areas of interest and we will match you with an amazing opportunity! #BisonGiveBack

Volunteers are Currently Needed To:

#HireNichols – hire a student or graduate for a full time position or internship
Speak to a class
Host students at your employer
Help at an event
Be a Class Champion
Join the Parents Committee
Learn more about the Board of Advisors

Class Champions

Alumni Class Champions play an important role in keeping alumni connected and involved at Nichols College.  Our Alumni Champions help to perpetuate a sense of community and strengthen relationships among classmates. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Share campus news and events
  • Contact classmates for updates to be featured in the alumni magazine’s “Class Notes” section
  • Participate in social media campaigns. Rally your friends to join in on the fun!
  • Encourage classmates to participate by becoming a volunteer or by making a Nichols Fund gift to benefit Nichols students

Alumni Class Champions are an integral part of encouraging alumni participation, and create a strong foundation for Nichols’ success and growth.

Champion FAQs

  • Reconnect with friends and classmates
  • Support the mission of your alma mater
  • Show your dedication to Nichols College and the success of the students and professors
  • Ensure that every Nichols student has the same opportunities that you had as a student

Alumni Class Champion Responsibilities:

  • Share campus news and events
  • Contact classmates for updates to be featured in the alumni magazine’s “Class Notes” section
  • Participate in social media campaigns. Rally your friends to join in on the fun!
  • Encourage classmates to participate by becoming a volunteer or by making a Nichols Fund gift to benefit Nichols students

Why volunteer?

  • Reconnect with friends and classmates
  • Support the mission of your alma mater
  • Show your dedication to Nichols College and the success of the students and professors
  • Ensure that every Nichols student has the same opportunities that you had as a student

Other benefits of becoming an Alumni Class Champion:

  • Recognition and complimentary drink tickets at events
  • Receive insider information
  • Receive participation points – Accumulate to receive exclusive swag and prizes
  • Satisfaction of strengthening alumni relationships and making a difference in the Bison community!

Responsibilities can be adjusted according to what your strengths may be.  Communcations with your classmates may include:

  • July/January – Request for Nichols Magazine “Class Notes” submissions 
  • September – Promote Homecoming weekend activities
  • December – Year-end participation encouragement
  • April/March – Bison Blitz Campaign – Promote giving
  • As needed:
    • Re-share social media content from Nichols Alumni platforms
    • Share volunteer opportunities
    • Share upcoming events

Resources Provided by Alumni Office:

  • Class lists
  • Social media graphics
  • Ideas for content for communications
  • All Support!

Social Media Policy

Whether posting or editing content to a personal or to a College social media platform, you should adhere to these important rules:

  • You represent the school. Please conduct yourself accordingly. This includes your use of language and behavior towards others.
  • Assume everything posted on the internet will last forever. Consider this before you broadcast it over social media.
  • When mentioning Nichols College, maintain your own voice and keep your comments professional and positive.
  • While it is appropriate to share a variety of content via social media, posts must serve the higher purpose of being supportive of the Mission of the College; useful to our community in context of the College; and help to build and strengthen our community and message. If you are unsure of whether a post is appropriate, reach out to the Alumni Engagement Manager, jillian.riches@nichols.edu

At any point if we find the content on your social media account to be offensive or inappriopriate, the Alumni Office has the right to terminate your role as a Class Champion.

How do I sign up to be a volunteer?

It’s easy, sign up here.  After your sign up form is submitted a representative from the Alumni Office will contact you to get you started in your new role!

How long is the volunteer term?

There is no term limit to this volunteer position.

Can I have a classmate join me as a class champion for our class?

Yes! There can be up to two alumni to represent each class.

Who do I talk to if I have questions?

You can reach out to Jillian Riches, our Alumni Engagement Manager, at 508-213-2211 or at jillian.riches@nichols.edu 

What if I am not active on social media, can I still participate?

Yes definitely! There are many ways other than social media to engage with your classmates. We are happy to work with you to make this role a good fit for you.

Jillian Riches
Assistant Director of Public Engagement
jillian.riches@nichols.edu
(508)-213-2211

Nichols College Parents Committee

Consider supporting your student by being involved in the Nichols College Parents Committee (NCPC)

It is the mission of the Nichols College Parents Committee to closely align parent involvement with the College by identifying and utilizing the talents and resources of parents for the encouragement, engagement and enrichment of the students’ education and their future as alumni of the College.

How to Get Involved