Regional Volunteers

Williams organizes opportunities for Alumni, Parents, and Honorary Members to connect by geographic area through Regional Association structures. Enthusiastic local volunteers, along with Alumni Engagement staff, work together to plan and implement a full calendar of meaningful events and programs annually.

Events and Activities

Almost every region jointly hosts (with Amherst) a local viewing party to watch the Williams-Amherst football telecast at a local restaurant or club. Williams also hosts numerous gatherings in regions to welcome the newest first-year students and their parents to the Williams community during the summer before they head off to Williams for the first time.

Regions offer a diverse slate of annual programs including faculty or alumni speakers, local networking opportunities, young alumni events, community service projects, group outings to sporting events, cultural events at theaters, museums, or concerts, and hikes or other outdoor activities.

Volunteer Responsibilities

Regional Associations are categorized by the size of alumni concentrations in a given area.

“Tier 1” Associations are often led by an executive committee of volunteers who help organize a diverse slate of local activities while spreading organizational responsibilities among their group. These teams are self-selected and ideally allow volunteers to collaborate and take on different organizational roles before cycling off.

There are approximately thirty “Tier 2” regions, which include local populations between 250 and 1,000 Ephs. Ideally, small teams of volunteers organize a handful of events and activities per year.

The thirty-five smaller “Tier 3” Regions, which include populations of less than 250 people, often provide an important opportunity for engagement for Ephs less likely to run across other members of the Williams community in their local areas. These associations endeavor to organize 2-4 activities per year.

Volunteer Roles

Depending on the size of the regional association, one or more of the following volunteer roles may be available:

  • Regional President or Co-President
  • Regional Vice President
  • Regional Treasurer
  • Regional Secretary
  • Regional Executive Committee Member
  • “Done in a Day” Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in serving as a leader or helping to organize an event, connect with your local Regional President to explore opportunities to get involved.