Volunteer for Davidson
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.
Betty and B. Frank Matthews II ’49 Center for Career Development (Matthews Center) 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 email@example.com.
Connect classmates to Davidson by serving as a liaison between the college and the class, nurturing relationships, inspiring philanthropic participation, and connecting individual passions with Davidson’s funding needs.
Author at least four personalized communications throughout the year. The Fund for Davidson team provides a template for all communications and assists volunteers every step of the way. Message formats may include email, mailed letters and/or video messages.
Use our online volunteer platform, the Davidson Volunteer Portal, to make personal contacts with classmates throughout the year. In addition to encouraging donor participation, outreach may include: requesting life updates to share with the college, inviting classmates to Davidson events in their region, updating classmates on current Davidson happenings or saying thank you. Additionally, there are opportunities to connect with peers via phone and text throughout the year as well.
Advocate for Davidson. Whether you’re on social media, connecting with classmates or simply catching up, we hope you will champion The Fund for Davidson and identify opportunities to connect your classmates back to alma mater. Our team stands by to assist with executing your ideas.
Alums interested in becoming Class Ambassadors should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or 704-894-2559.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-894-2919.
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.
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 email@example.com or 704-894-3003.