Alumni Volunteer Opportunities
Many students arrive at CCRI under-prepared academically for college level general education courses, particularly in the areas of math and science. While they struggle to succeed, some ultimate elect to drop out of college.
The tutoring program at CCRI has emerged as a vital resource in helping to reduce this attrition. However, due to increasing demand and static budgets, CCRI has a great need for experienced and dedicated teachers willing to offer whatever time they can to respond to the ever-increasing requests for tutorial assistance.
If you would like to learn more about the tutoring program, or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer at a CCRI Success Center, please contact Tom Skouras at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
NOTE: for more information visit the CCRI Success Centers website.
Volunteers Needed Now
Currently, the three public higher education institutions in Rhode Island, CCRI, URI and RIC, are experiencing declining enrollments. To address that issue, the Office of Enrollment Services at CCRI has been working diligently to implement new initiatives to increase enrollment.
In addition to expanding direct mail, advertising and other marketing outreach, program planners turned to technology to help in the effort. In the fall of 2005, the offices of Information Technology and Enrollment Services developed a proposal to create a Call Center and Telecounseling Center. Both centers were approved and the equipment to support these initiatives was installed at the Warwick Campus in January 2006.
The Call Center has been operational since January and has shifted its focus from providing general information to students to a more coordinated effort of providing “customer service” to the departments of Enrollment Services, Advising and Counseling, Bursar, and Center for Workforce & Community Education. As a result of transferring the Call Center to Student Affairs, the workload has been distributed to be more effective in responding to prospective and current students in a timely and more satisfying manner.
Another of the creative initiatives soon to be operational is the Telecounseling Center which promotes the involvement of faculty, retirees and alumni in the effort to recruit students. The center, set to begin operations this summer, is a multi-purpose conference room adapted to accommodate eight telephones and computers. Staff, faculty, retirees, alumni and students will call prospects to assist them in making CCRI their college of choice. Volunteers are needed to contact students to help explain and finalize the admissions and financial aid application process, schedule an orientation and Accuplacer testing, and even help them make their tuition payments.
There are many opportunities for volunteerism, and if you’d like to help at the Telecounseling Center, please contact Deborah Aiken, associate dean of enrollment services at email@example.com
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