Get Involved with the Richmond Hokies!

We have open volunteer positions!

The Richmond Hokies team is looking to expand participation in a few key leadership roles. If you are an alum who loves Virginia Tech and wants to keep the Hokie Spirit alive in Richmond, we hope you will consider getting involved! The following positions are open:

Recording Secretary

Keep the records of the Chapter Tasks and Duties:
  1. Maintain a list of user logins for all Chapter business.
  2. Record minutes of all Chapter and Executive Committee meetings.
  3. Submit regularly to the Alumni Association a report of each:
    • Chapter meeting
    • Executive Committee meeting
    • Chapter event
  4. Attend monthly meetings of the Executive Committee.
  5. Work with Executive Committee to complete and file with Blacksburg on or before July 1 of each year:
    • Annual plan
    • Chapter year-end financial report
    • Active Membership roster
  6. Perform such other duties as usually devolve upon such officer or are demanded by the needs of the Chapter.
Average 30-minute weekly commitment

Social Media

There is a position for each medium: Facebook/Twitter/Instagram
  1. Post about upcoming events and other important news on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram
  2. Monitor & respond to any questions and comments on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram
  3. Attend events and take pictures to post to Facebook/Twitter/Instagram
  4. Follow Facebook/Twitter/Instagram accounts of other Chapters and the VTAA
  5. Participate in quarterly meetings (in-person/virtual) of the Social Media Committee
Average weekly commitment is 2-3 hours a week.

Website Publisher

  1. Create rules/guidance concerning appropriate user access, templates, and media types (Quarterly).
  2. Social Media Committee Member with corresponding duties such as: optimize media presence using metrics such as content, campaign/funnel & tracking/metrics (Quarterly).
  3.  Publish and edit content as necessary (Daily)
Average weekly commitment is 1 hour.

Big Event Leaders

The Richmond Chapter is looking for Event Leaders to coordinate and lead events on the day of the Big Event. The goals is for multiple concurrent volunteer opportunities for local alumni Required: Event Leader meeting in person for about 60 minutes to establish the following
  1. Social Media assistance/promotions from the Chapter for Event Leaders
  2. Expectations for a timeline of planning from the Event Leaders to the Chapter
  3. Discussion of resources needed from Blacksburg
  4. Effective feedback and surveying for evaluation and planning
Average weekly commitment varies depending on the nature of the event.

Freshmen Student Sendoff Planner

The Student Sendoff Committee is looking for volunteers to help plan the Annual Student Sendoff. The event tends to be between May 15th and August 15th of each year. Planning usually begins around February 15th of each year Planning Committee Goals: 
  1. Establish a date, time and location for the event with enough prior notice in order for Blacksburg (Alumni Relations) to send communication (webpage, email and postcard) on our behalf
  2. Establish connections with the following to increase event participation
    • Current VT students
    • Incoming VT students
    • High school professionals
    • Previous attendees
    • Scholarship winners
    • Richmond Hokie Parent Group
    • Faculty and Staff
  3. Establish timelines and parameters for future events with a database for querying purposes
  4. Establish surveys and feedback from various stakeholders in the event (usually sent midway through the event to capture input while on attendees’ minds).
NOTE: Volunteers must be willing to use an intranet/discussion board as the primary method of communicating with the committee Average 30-minute weekly commitment during 3 month planning period.

April 16 Blood Drive

      1. Secure a Date and Time for the Blood Drive
      2. Select an Appropriate Site for the Blood Drive
      3. Set Measurable Goals for the Blood Drive
      4. Establish your Recruitment and Day of Teams
      1. Assign Specific Roles to Team Members
      2. Plan Recruitment and Promotional Strategy
      3. Publicize your Blood Drive
      1. Distribute Red Cross Materials
      2. Schedule Appointments
      3. Confirm Donor Appointments
      4. Check Site Arrangements and Parking
      1. Remind Donors and Reconfirm Appointments
      2. Reconfirm Day of the Drive Volunteers
      3. Coordinate with your Red Cross Rep
      4. Post Directional Posters
      1. Greet Red Cross Staff
      2. Review Master Schedule
      3. Remind Donors / Contact No Shows
      4. Post Results of the Blood Drive
      1. Thank Donors
      2. Recognized and Thank the Blood Drive Team
      3. Confirm / Book Date for the Next Blood Drive
      1. The American Red Cross provides:
        1. Account Manager to help guide through the process
        2. Registration volunteer on the day of the event
        3. Extensive promotion materical
      2. Average weekly commitment is 30 minutes per week during 2 month planning period.
      3. Day of the drive: 8 hours commitment plus there will be several Chapter volunteers/leaders during different portions of the day

Monthly Socials

  1. Participate in the selection of locations for each month
  2. Arrive 15 minutes early to the event in Hokie attire
  3. Encourage people to attend the event
  4. Help participants to sign up for RVA Hokies Email List
Average monthly commitment is 3 hours per month.

Game Watching Parties

  1. Arrive 15 minutes early to the event in Hokie attire
  2. Encourage people to attend the event
  3. Help participants to signup for RVA Hokies
  4. Lead cheers and chants to engage patrons/fans
Average monthly commitment is 4 hours per month

Young Alumni Chair

Plan activities which engage graduates within the past ten years by expanding personal and professional networks Task and Duties:
  1. Attend planning meetings of the chapter.
  2. Coordinate with Social Media Committee for young alumni content.
  3. Organize social events for young alumni.
  4. Recruit young alumni to become active volunteers and leaders in the chapter.
Average monthly commitment is 4 hours per month

Inclusion and Diversity Chair

Actively seek out and give platform to diverse Alumni using the core values of InclusiveVT and the Principles of Community as a guide Tasks and Duties:
  1. Attend planning meetings of the chapter.
  2. Coordinate with Social Media Committee which target overlooked alumni segments.
  3. Organize social events which to highlight InclusiveVT (quarterly basis, if possible).
  4. Recruit underrepresented alumni to become active volunteers and leaders in the chapter.
Average monthly commitment is 3 hours per month

Scholarship Chair

Coordinate with the chapter and Blacksburg on maintaining the chapter scholarship program Tasks & Duties:
  1. Attend monthly chapter meetings, particularly October – June.
  2. Collaborate with the chapter and VTAA liaison to update the scholarship application as appropriate, year over year.
  3. Serve as the lead coordinator for application reviewers/volunteers each year.
  4. Coordinate with the VTAA chapter liaison on communication with students throughout the application process
  5. Share scholarship recipients and amounts with VTAA liaison by the June 15 award deadline.
  6. Utilize Scholarship Central platform in coordination with VTAA liaison.
  7. Help coordinate scholarship recipient attendance at annual Student Send Off event in summer months.
  8. Perform other duties with the chapter as needed.
Average monthly commitment is 3 hours per month during Scholarship season, 1 hour otherwise
If you are interested, please Contact Us! Everyone is welcome!!! We look forward to hearing from you.