Our volunteers play a key role in the continued success of the college. Whether you are interested in talking with prospective students about the value of a Dickinson education or want to connect with current students, alumni or parents, your lifelong engagement with the college is critical and deeply appreciated. Browse the volunteer opportunities below to learn more about how you can get involved.   

Interested in the opportunities below? Fill out our online Volunteer Interest Form or contact Laura Wills, associate director of alumni relations, at willsl@dickinson.edu.

Engagement & The Dickinson Fund
Career Center
Marketing & Communications
One-Time Opportunities


The Dickinson Admissions Volunteer Society (DAVS) offers you a very special opportunity to share your enthusiasm for the college and its distinctive programs with prospective students and their families. You will have a direct impact on students' decisions to enroll. Future generations of Dickinsonians will be shaped by your efforts.

To join DAVS, email davs@dickinson.edu to indicate your interest. DAVS will provide the tools and guidance necessary for you to be an informed representative of the admissions office. As an admissions volunteer, activities in which you may participate include:
  • Recommending and recruiting the best and brightest students from your area.
  • Contacting prospective students through e-mail, phone or mail.
  • Attending prospective student receptions in your area.
  • Interviewing interested students in your area
  • Representing Dickinson College at college fairs in your area.
  • Sharing ideas with the director of admissions volunteers and with the regional counselor for your area.
  • Meeting with interested seniors, counselors and teachers at local high schools.

Engagement & The Dickinson Fund

  • Dickinson in your Region:
    • Welcome new Dickinsonians to your area
    • Host an event in your home or office
    • Share ideas for regional programs
    • Help plan a program
    • Provide special access to programs or venues
    • Invite local alumni to events
    • Promote Dickinson events through social media
    • Manage Facebook pages for your region
  • Make Connections:
    • Manage Facebook pages for your class or special interest group
    • Promote Dickinson through your personal social media accounts
    • Help us update your classmates' contact information
    • Provide contacts/leads at philanthropic foundations
    • Serve as a reunion volunteer and encourage your classmates to attend Alumni Weekend
    • Help plan a reunion for your athletic team, Greek group, student activity, etc.
  • Encourage Support:
    • Make calls to classmates to encourage their financial support
    • Help draft letters/e-mails to your classmates for the college
    • Thank alumni for their gifts
    • Provide an update on annual giving at regional events
    • Invite 3-4 classmates to lunch and include a college representative to join you

Career Center

  • Provide job leads available at your company or organization
  • Sponsor or post available internships at your company or organization
  • Join the Dickinson College Alumni LinkedIn group page

Marketing & Communications

  • Serve as a class correspondent for the Dickinson Magazine
  • Offer story ideas for college publications
  • Provide media contacts in your local area

One-Time Opportunities

  • "Career Info Session" - talk with groups of students about your specific career field (on campus or via Skype)
  • Attend Networking Day to discuss your career field with current students
  • Participate as a panelist at Networking Day
  • Serve as a decade representative during the Commencement ceremony
  • Serve as a delegate for Dickinson at local college and university presidential inaugurations
  • Speak on behalf of the alumni body at events for current students (e.g., Baccalaureate)
  • Nominate a fellow alumnus to serve on the Alumni Council