Volunteer Summit FAQs
When should I arrive?
- Check in will be on Friday, June 17, from 10-5 p.m.
- For the class of 1973 - Make plans to arrive by noon on Friday, June 17.
- All other volunteers - Make plans to arrive by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 17.
Other transportation options include:
Car rental from Hertz or Budget is available at Walla Walla Regional Airport. Reservations are recommended.
Taxis also service the airport. You will need to call to arrange pick-up.
- Freddy G’s Taxi: 509-386-7636
- Blaine’s Taxi: 509-529-8294
- ABC Taxi: 509-529-7726
Valley Transit buses serve Walla Walla. To request a bus pickup from the Walla Walla airport, call Valley Transit at 509-525-9140. Bus route map and hours. The bus is free to ride during the summer, Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Where will I be staying?
Volunteers have the option of staying on campus in Stanton Hall at no cost, or at a hotel/vacation rental in the beautiful Walla Walla Valley.
Rooms in Stanton Hall will be available for check-in at 10:00 am on Friday, June 17. Check-out for all attendees will be by 11:00 am on Sunday, June 19.
Find more information on the accommodations page.
What do I need to bring?
For those staying on campus, Whitman will provide bed linens, a pillow, and towels. Previous attendees suggest that you may be more comfortable bringing linens and an extra towel from home. It may also be helpful to bring an alarm clock, reading lamp and a few extra hangers.
A laptop or tablet will be helpful during some of the sessions for accessing our Volunteer by EverTrue platform and drafting letters and emails for your classmates.
What do I wear to Volunteer Summit?
This is a casual weekend of learning, working and fun! We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and shoes. Occasionally lecture halls and classroom breakout spaces run cold. Options for layering are useful. Note, photos and videography will be taken throughout the weekend so be yourself and be comfortable.
Is there childcare at Volunteer Summit?
We do not plan for children’s activities or supervision during Volunteer Summit.
Can I use my laptop?
Of course! Instructions for accessing Wi-fi while on campus will be available in your Welcome Folder. You may find it helpful to have a laptop or tablet during some of the sessions to take notes or access the Volunteer by EverTrue tool. We will have a few extra devices available for demonstrations, but you may feel more comfortable with your own device
Are meals provided?
All meals are provided for alumni volunteers throughout the weekend. Guests are invited to join us for Friday dinner, Saturday Dinner and Sunday morning breakfast. However, Saturday breakfast and lunch will be working sessions for volunteers and staff only. Be sure to note any dietary preferences when you register.