Volunteer

How to Find the Right Volunteer Role

Alpha Phi was a key focus of your collegiate life, and even if it isn’t your priority as an alumna, there are a million volunteer opportunities that help keep you engaged with Alpha Phi at a commitment level that fits your life and your interests.

Recent graduates often get involved by taking on an Alpha Phi advisory board role. Makes sense, because it’s what you have the most experience with—and Alpha Phi would love to have you. If that’s not for you, that’s fine. There are many more opportunities to consider. For instance, collegiate chapters need housing volunteers, and you’d make an excellent housing volunteer because of your energy and insight into today’s college woman. Alumnae chapters also need you now more than ever. Your enthusiasm and desire to connect and network can spark new life into a chapter, something that will bring rewards in many ways. You can help your chapter’s alumnae stay connected and guide Alpha Phi’s alumnae development efforts.

Thinking about serving? A few things for you to do….
• Update your PHI Form (personal history and interest form) so that when volunteer opportunities become available, we can identify you as a potential volunteer. Your contact information (address specifically) needs to remain accurate.
• Check out our Volunteer Opportunities. These are updated monthly and change as our needs to, so if nothing speaks to you, keep checking for new opportunities.
• Reach out to our Program Manager for Volunteer Development to discuss your plans after graduation and how Alpha Phi might benefit from your knowledge and experiences.
• Alpha Phi Foundation also provides opportunities to volunteer as a scholarship reader, Heart to Heart Grant reader, or Foundation speaker. As an alumnae, you can help make Alpha Phi Foundation programs, like Scholarship and Women’s Heart Health, possible!

Alpha Phi is truly for life. We are ready and waiting for your involvement—when the time is right for you. Thanks!

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Stay Connected

Staying Connected to Alpha Phi

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What: As an alumna, one of the easiest ways to stay connected to Alpha Phi is to pay your dues. There are two types of Alpha Phi International dues you can pay. To remain in good standing with the Fraternity, you should pay your International Alumnae dues during each fiscal year (July 1–June 30).

Why: These monies directly support the Fraternity and help the Executive Office to continue to develop programs and services for alumnae and collegians. Alpha Phi thrives and survives with your support. Plus, paying your dues helps you stay connected, especially through receipt of all four issues of the Quarterly magazine.

How: You can pay annual dues, which, as of April 2019, are $38.46 or you can choose lifetime dues, currently $450 or installments of $37.50. With lifetime dues, your annual dues are paid up for the rest of your life. No need to ever think about it again.

What else: If you choose to join a local traditional alumnae chapter or Ivy Connection chapter, it may charge local dues that will range from $10 to $25, but some don’t charge dues at all. This money supports the alumnae chapter’s social programs, events, newsletters, fundraising efforts and more.

Giving to Alpha Phi Foundation is another way to stay connected and give back. There are many ways to donate and join your GOLD sisters.

As an alumna, you may have the opportunity to write recommendations for legacies, potential new members, or even sisters applying for Alpha Phi Foundation scholarships. These opportunities keep you connected to your collegiate chapter in an important way. No matter what else you do, keep your information up to date, so we can always send you your Quarterly, as well as any important news and information. Update your contact information here.

Alumnae

How to Connect with Alumnae

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When you joined Alpha Phi, you weren’t thinking about what you’d do when you left college; after all, you worked so hard to get to college, you were focused on making the most of it. But Alpha Phi isn’t just for four years; it’s for life. And as an Alpha Phi, you are part of something bigger than your own chapter. You’re part of a network that extends around the globe, and Alpha Phi can be a source of lifetime value to you.

While you’ll always be a member of your collegiate chapter, when you graduate you can also be part of an alumnae chapter—there are more than 130 worldwide. If there isn’t an alumnae chapter near you, just remember, with more than 250,000 Alpha Phi members, you have a built-in sisterhood of outstanding, successful women who are happy to assist you in all kinds of ways.

We want to stay connected with you, and the easiest way to do that is with updated contact information. Update your contact information here.

There are 3 main ways to connect with Alpha Phi as an alumna:

1. Join an alumnae chapter. On the Alpha Phi website (alphaphi.org), navigate to the Chapters page where there’s a list of all the alumnae chapters in every state and country. There’s usually a contact and email address listed, so reach out! A traditional alumnae chapter is for women of all ages, while the Ivy Connection chapters are geared toward women who have graduated within the last 10 years. Some cities have both. Find out about any events coming up, mark them on your calendar, and you’ll have an instant circle of new, supportive friends, from a variety of collegiate chapters. Each alumnae chapter is different, but many host philanthropic activities, social events, business networking lunches and opportunities to support a local collegiate chapter.

2. Social media. Some of the easiest ways to connect with alumnae are through social media platforms. Make sure to join the Alpha Phi LinkedIn group, as well as the subgroups that are targeted toward specific professions, allowing you to connect with other Alpha Phi alumnae professionals in your field. On LinkedIn, you’ll also be able to communicate with people about job posts and apartments for rent. Don’t ignore Facebook. Ask to join a group that’s in your area, and you’ll find it’s a goldmine for making connections.

3. Volunteer. Consider volunteering for Alpha Phi in some capacity, and you’ll be automatically connected to a larger network of Alpha Phis. There are a multitude of opportunities, from low-commitment levels to larger involvement. Whatever you do, Alpha Phi appreciates you, and you’ll be opening yourself up to more connections and a resume-builder to at the same time.