WAVE: Willamette Alumni Volunteer Experience

Volunteers are vital to the continued success of Willamette University. Whether you are in Salem or Bangladesh, there are numerous ways to get involved, get connected, and help your fellow Bearcats.

Career Network

Help current students and alumni in transition strengthen their professional skills and discover new career paths.

Regional Programs

Participate in one of the WUAA regional chapters, clubs or interest groups. Opportunities range from hosting a simple event to taking on a leadership position.

Class Reunions

Help organize your reunion and encourage your classmates to attend!

Class Liaisons

Act as a helpful intermediary between the WUAA, the Alumni Office and your classmates. With direction from the Alumni Office, Class Liaisons engage alumni with individualized, personal contact.


Assist in the recruitment of prospective students by representing Willamette at college fairs, visiting high schools, hosting events, and/or referring prospective students to the University.

Alumni Association Board of Directors

Represent the 25,000 Bearcats around the world at meetings three times per year. Members are elected to serve three-year terms.