There are many ways for you to get involved and make a significant difference in the lives of fellow alumni and students alike. Whether you feel compelled to give several hours a month or a couple of days a year, we need and appreciate your help!
Volunteer with your regional alumni club
You can help plan regional events to connect fellow alumni with one another and the University. From sporting events and community service projects to cultural and family-oriented outings, see what your local club is planning and get involved!
Volunteer with the UD Alumni Association
The UD Alumni Association is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Volunteers are always needed to serve on the board, serve on committees as members-at-large, and participate in our programs and services.
Be a VAST volunteer
Share your love of Delaware as a Volunteer Admissions Support Team (VAST) member. Recruit new students at college fairs and high schools in your area. Call the Admissions Office at (302) 831-8125 or visit the VAST website for more information.
Volunteer for Reunion Giving
As you approach your 50, 25, 20, 15, 10, or 5-year reunion, consider joining a select group of your classmates who focus on reunion giving. As advocates for UD, volunteers open doors, ask for gifts and make their own leadership commitment in honor of their reunion year. If you would like to volunteer contact us at (302) 831-2104 or email UDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Parents Fund
The Parents Fund provides Student Life with valuable resources to support the education mission of the University through innovative services and programs that promote student learning, encourage personal development and well-being, facilitate strong bonds among students, and enhance their identity with the University as a community. Get more information.
Be a Blue Hen Helper
Formerly called the Arrival Survival Team, Blue Hen Helpers greet incoming freshmen and assist them and their families with moving into the residence halls at the start of each Fall semester (usually the end of August). Alumni are encouraged to volunteer as Blue Hen Helpers by calling (302) 831-8423 or signing up online. Read more about becoming a Blue Hen Helper on UDaily.
UD offers mentoring opportunities to alumni who wish to help aid and develop the nascent careers of students and young alumni:
1. Administered by the Career Services Center, the Alumni Mentor Program gives alumni the opportunity to share important career information with current students. Students benefit from interacting with professionals who share their career interest, and alumni gain satisfaction from sharing their valuable insights.
2. In collaboration with the Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships (OEIP), alumni who are entrepreneurial in spirit may also mentor UD entrepreneurs and their ventures. If you are an innovator who possesses good coaching and communications skills, the OEIP invites you to become a mentor. Please contact Cyndi McLaughlin, OEIP Manager, for more information at email@example.com or 302-831-7140.