Volunteer

Thanks for your interest in helping Dickinson as a volunteer!

Each year, Over 2,000 Dickinsonians volunteer as Dickinson Fund Devils’ Advocates, first-year mentors, reunion committee members, career mentors and recruiters of prospective students. When we ask alumni and parents why they choose to volunteer, it is because they have a great time! 

Dickinson volunteers help strengthen the bond that alumni and parents have with each other, with the college, and with the extended Dickinson community. Connecting with alumni and parents from a wide range of backgrounds, regions, and affinities, as well as current students, surrounds you with the qualities that make you so proud to call Dickinson your alma mater.

Not all volunteer jobs require a lot of time or long-term commitments. Consider some of the opportunities below that may suit you and your schedule. 

If you are interested in finding out more about any of the options below, fill out the form below and indicate your interests. You may also contact the Office of Engagement & the Dickinson Fund for more information.

 
Volunteer Interest Form

 

 

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

Admissions

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