VolunteerS Needed: Event Hosts

Want to get together with fellow UChicago Alumni?

The Alumni Club of Chicago is recruiting event hosts — alumni who volunteer to plan UChicago alumni gatherings across the Chicagoland, with assistance from the Alumni Association.

The Alumni Club of Chicago is recruiting event hosts — alumni who volunteer to plan UChicago alumni gatherings across the Chicagoland, with assistance from the Alumni Association. All events should further the connection between alumni, parents, families, and friends to each other as well as the University and the local alumni community. Events can include happy hours, cultural tours, cooking classes, lectures, boat tours, panels, volunteer events, hikes, dinners or whatever you can image. See the programming criteria handout for general guidelines in planning an event.
 

Event Hosts Responsibilities

  • Complete Alumni Association volunteer training
  • Develop and execute one event per year
  • Plans, organizes, and identifies event locations and vendors
  • Develop and manage the event timeline and budget
  • Ensures program budget and timeline is approved by the Program Chair or Alumni Association staff liaison
  • Submit event online through University of Chicago Community Online (UCCO) platform
  • Make personal 1:1 outreaches to encourage attendance
  • Receive training on UCCO platform to manage event after listing
  • Send reminder and thank you emails to attendees
  • Submitting the attendance list after the event

Time Commitment

  • 5-10 hours per event

Qualifications

  • Willing to learn UCCO platform to manage event
  • Enthusiasm for organizing and leading events

Benefits

  • Opportunity to develop new and existing skills in areas such as event management, marketing and communication.
  • Enjoyment of meeting new people in your community and working as part of our programming committee.
  • Satisfaction of knowing you are making a valuable contribution to the University of Chicago alumni community.
     

To get started peruse the Volunteer Tools and Resources page on event planning. For more information please contact the Charmaine Owens, MLA’98, Program Chair at charowens1101@gmail.com or Amy Simoneau, Alumni Association Staff Liaison at amysimoneau@uchicago.edu.