Volunteer, CAAAN United Kingdom Committee #870

Posted by CAAAN United Kingdom Committee #870 on 05/12/2014

General Information

Process for Filling Position: Open (Volunteers self-identify)
Number of Seats: 50
Location: London WC2N, United Kingdom
Eligible Constituent(s): Alumni

Summary of Position

CAAAN Committee members serve as ambassadors for the Undergraduate Admissions Office and Cornell by helping with recruitment and yield efforts. They: * personalize the freshman admissions process by meeting informally with applicants * represent Cornell at local college fairs and other recruitment events * encourage admitted students to choose Cornell through a variety of yield efforts

Cornell Interests:


Admissions and Financial Aid

Talent Expectations: Skills


Speak to Groups
May occasionally be asked to speak to small groups of students/parents about the Cornell experience.


Serve on a Committee or Board
CAAAN Volunteers should be active participants and contributors to their local CAAAN committees. While much of the work is individual, volunteers should communicate with the group, provide feedback to their chairs as appropriate, and contribute to the overall goal of making positive connections with local prospective students.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
Volunteers will represent Cornell to students, parents, and occasionally high school staff. Developing and maintaining a positive, friendly, yet professional rapport with constituents and fellow volunteers is critical.

Responsible Contact

Contact Name:
Kyle Downey

Time Commitment

Average Time Commitment: 7-10 hrs/month
Duration: Not Applicable
Term of Office: Not Applicable
Number of terms in Office: Not Applicable


Prerequisites Must be a Cornell graduate (any division) and also be willing to abide by our Guidelines and Best Practices.

Hiatus Required? Year-long sabbatical required if child is applying for admission to Cornell.
Dues Required? No


Meeting Attendance Required? Yes

Meeting Location(s):
On Campus: No
Off Campus: Yes
Off Campus Location: Some CAAAN committees require you to attend a local annual training session once per year. Some also offer local student receptions or volunteer thank you receptions.
Conference Call: Yes
Meetings per year: Other

Other Meeting Details: Depends on the local committee.

Yearly Philanthropic Expectation:

Make a gift to Cornell at a level of individual comfort

Alumni Trustee Election

Vote in the annual trustee election