Sample Email to Professors

Dear (professor name),

My name is ____, I am a (year of study) year (major) student here at (school). I am writing to you today to tell you about a fantastic opportunity that will definitely be of interest for your students in (name of class).

I am the Vice President of Outreach at Students Offering Support, a nationally registered charity that has chapters at over 30 different post-secondary schools across North America including right here at (school).  For a small donation, students can attend a 3 to 4 hour peer led review session for a variety of classes taught and coordinated by student volunteers. Each year, the money raised is spent creating sustainable education projects in Latin American communities on annual Outreach Trips. Since 2004, over 3,000 SOS volunteers have tutored over 25,000 students and raised more than $1,000,000 for various development projects across Latin America.

As the Vice President of Outreach it is my duty to increase my peers’ awareness of SOS’s mission to raise marks, raise money, and raise roofs. Specifically, I coordinate with other volunteers on campus to increase  the number of volunteers from (school) who go on Outreach Trips. This year (school) volunteers are travelling to (community, country) to build (project).

As I was researching the various campus clubs and groups I could approach, events I could attend on behalf of SOS, and classes I believe students interested in Outreach Trips are in, I came across your class. I am writing today to ask if you would permit myself or another SOS volunteer to come to your class, or tutorials for (class), to speak briefly about SOS. My presentation can be condensed into any time frame you would allow me to have, although I would not dream of taking for than 10 minutes of class time. 

I urge you to take a look at SOS’s website: www.studentsofferingsupport.ca and SOS’s Outreach Trip website: http://sosvolunteertrips.org

If you have any questions or concerns I would be more than happy to address them. I am open to other forms and/or suggestions of ways to reach out to students.

I look forward to your prompt response. Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Talk soon,

(your name)