There are many ways to give your time and talent to support Davidson.

A selection of some official volunteer roles is found below. View the Leadership Boards and Committees page for information about additional roles.

Career Development Support

Davidson alumni, families, and friends support student and alumni career development in a variety of ways, opening doors to a variety of professional opportunities. Learn more about serving as a job shadowing host or career advisor, or about sharing job and internship postings, on the Career Network and Support page.

Regional Chapter Leadership

Chapter leadership teams act as liaisons between local alumni, families, and friends in their communities and the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement, playing a critical role in keeping alumni, families, and friends connected to Davidson. In 50 chapters across the country, chapter volunteers plan events ranging from service projects to athletic tailgates to lectures from Davidson faculty. Visit our chapters page to learn more and get involved. If you have questions, please contact Morgan Kee at mokee@davidson.edu or 704-894-2919.

Class Ambassadors

Historically known as Annual Fund/Fund for Davidson class chairs, class ambassadors are dynamic teams of engaged alumni who share the following responsibilities:

  • Author personalized fundraising communications (letter or email) in October, December, February, and June. This work is shared among team members and supported by Davidson staff.

  • Make personal contacts with 10-25 classmates, asking for life updates and annual financial support of Davidson. The college uses a volunteer portal consistent with the college’s privacy policy to aid with these contacts.

  • Invite classmates to join you in attending regional Davidson events.

  • Send personal messages to classmates, recognizing involvement and support of Davidson. For classes with active Facebook pages, post regularly with the latest Davidson news and/or share via additional social media outlets.

  • Be an advocate for giving challenges and Fund for Davidson crowdfunding projects.

Class ambassadors serve for five years--from the completion of one class reunion through the conclusion of the next class reunion. Life is busy, so there is flexibility in the time commitment for those who decide that they are no longer able to commit to this leadership role.

Alumni interested in becoming class ambassadors should email Tatum Pottenger at tapottenger@davidson.edu or 704-894-2189. Current class ambassadors can access the Davidson Volunteer Portal.

Class Secretaries

Class secretaries help classmates stay connected to the college and each other. They serve as the information contact for their class and make sure updates from classmates are shared online and/or through the Davidson Journal.

Access the list of current class secretaries. Alumni interested in serving the college in this way should email Yolanda Gilliam at alumniclassnotes@davidson.edu or 704-894-2559.

Volunteer Spotlight

Three alumni (Don Davidson '39, John Hobart '51 and Newt Spencer '45) are the first and only members of their classes to serve Davidson as class secretaries—or class "scribes"—holding this position for nearly 56 years.

DavidsonServes for Life

Davidson alumni, families, and friends fully embrace the college's mission of developing disciplined and creative minds for lives of leadership and service. The value of Davidson College is ultimately measured through the lives those associated with it lead and the impact they have in their communities, their country, and the world.

Building upon the service work of students through the Center for Civic Engagement, DavidsonServes for Life invites alumni, families, and friends to lead and participate in service work in their local communities, including alumni chapter service events. In an effort to provide opportunities for sustained civic engagement, DavidsonServes for Life plans an annual initiative, Davidson Volunteer Week. Participants volunteer their time and expertise to address hunger and homelessness, children's literacy, political issues impacting local communities, or environmental sustainability and stewardship.

For more information about serving on the steering committee for DavidsonServes for Life or organizing a service project for Davidson Volunteer Week, email the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement at alumniservice@davidson.edu or 704-894-2919.

Admission Volunteers

Davidson alumni, families, and friends support the mission of the Office of Admission and Financial Aid by recommending smart, engaged, purposeful students whom they believe would thrive at Davidson through the Recommend a Wildcat program. The college accepts recommendations throughout the year.

Young alumni interested in representing Davidson at college fairs may contact Gardner Roller Ligo, Director of Merit Programs and DART Coordinator, at galigo@davidson.edu or 704-894-2970.

Reunion Chairs and Committees

Reunion engagement and gift chairs develop class-specific events and programming, assist in reaching fundraising goals and oversee a committee of classmates who provide personal outreach to their peers and assist with reunion efforts. Committee members work together to plan weekend events and invite classmates to return to campus.

To learn more or to find out how you may become a Reunion chair or committee member, contact Judith Rowles at jurowles@davidson.edu or 704-894-3003.