DePaul alumni express their commitment to Vincentian service through volunteering. You can give back to your community and your alma mater through one of the volunteer opportunities listed below. Contact Colleen Fashing, Associate Director, Career and Volunteer Opportunities at (312) 362-5593 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know that you can select your volunteer interest areas within your alumni profile of the DePaul Alumni Directory? If not, update your profile
Alumni Board Members
Members of the Alumni Board
serve as ambassadors for the Office of Alumni Relations, nurturing a lifelong connection to the DePaul community for current and future alumni. Applications to the board can be submitted each winter.
Alumni Giving Campaign "Champions"
As an Alumni Giving Campaign “Champion,”
you will work
with DePaul's Corporate Relations staff to plan DePaul alumni
events at your organization and encourage participation in
DePaul giving opportunities.
Chicagoland Chapter Committee Member
The Chicagoland Chapter Committee meets throughout the year to review past programs and plan upcoming events. Committee members also have the opportunity to volunteer at events by serving as greeters, providing welcoming remarks and serving as ambassadors of the committee.
Chicagoland Young Alumni Committee
The Young Alumni Committee focuses on organizing events and opportunities for alumni ages 30 and younger in the city and suburbs. The committee meets throughout the year to review past programs and plan for upcoming events. Committee members also have the opportunity to volunteer at events by serving as a greeter, providing welcoming remarks and serving as ambassadors
of the committee.
Community Services Site
Alumni associated with nonprofit organizations can host a DePaul group for a day of community service. These opportunities are available to alumni three times a year.
Community Service Volunteer
DePaul helps connect alumni to volunteer projects that serve individuals and communities in need. The university’s annual Vincentian Service Day
held in May is just one example of the kind of opportunities available to alumni.
Corporate Connectors Program
provides opportunities for alumni to represent the DePaul community in their workplace. Volunteers meet with students prior to an internship interview, greet fellow alumni who have recently joined their company, meet with students and graduates who are interested in applying to their company, and encourage their organization to hire from DePaul.
DePaul's Interprofessional Simulation Lab Standardized Patient Volunteer
Alumni can volunteer to be standardized patients to assist in the training of nurse practitioners and master's entry nursing students. The standardized patient will be asked to portray a family member, friend, patient, nurse, physician, or other medical team member. Acting skills are not required.
DePaul's Veterans' Advocacy Group
Through DePaul's Office of Veterans Affairs
and the Veterans' Advocacy Group for students, alumni can use their military background to connect with DePaul students and other alumni. Veterans can volunteer to participate in panel discussions, workshops and events.
Host a Company Visit
A great way to connect with students and welcome them to the DePaul family, company field trips for DePaul underclassmen and lunch & learn opportunities for graduate students can benefit both students and alumni hosts.
Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK)
is a network of committed alumni who volunteer as career mentors for the DePaul University community. Join the ASK Volunteer Network to share your accomplishments, insights, and connections and help open important doors for professional growth and networking.
Office of Multicultural Student Success (OMSS) Volunteer
Through a partnership with the Office of Alumni Relations, OMSS provides alumni the opportunity to connect and empower students through programming designed to address the needs of undergraduate men and women of color at DePaul. There are many ways alumni can volunteer with the OMSS program, such as hosting class field trips at your company, guest speaking for special events, joining students in service projects, and more!
Alumni can share knowledge and insights with students by volunteering their time to be a guest speaker or a panelist for various DePaul classes and student organizations.
Regional Alumni Chapter Volunteer
DePaul alumni chapters
in Denver, New York City, Phoenix,
Southern California and Washington, D.C., are always looking
for alumni to join the chapter committee and help the Office
of Alumni Relations organize events and engage graduates in
a regional DePaul alumni community.
Regional Alumni Contacts Program
For all alumni not living near a regional chapter area
, the Office of Alumni Relations has a roster of volunteers representing areas across the nation. Volunteers serve as contacts for alumni and friends who live in the area or have recently moved, and they work with the Office of Alumni Relations to organize events such as a Vincentian Service Day.
class committees are formed around each of the 10 reunion classes to encourage attendance and support for Reunion Weekend. Help make your reunion a success by joining your reunion class committee.
Tours for Teachers
The Tours for Teachers Series provides alumni the chance to offer career development workshops for current students. Through conversations with school administrators, school tours and roundtable discussions with several teaching staff, students gain exposure to a variety of school environments and learn to identify the type of teaching community that fits them best.