How to Find the Right Volunteer Role

Alpha Phi is for life, but what does that really mean after graduation? Alpha Phi may have been the focus of your collegiate life, but it doesn’t necessarily remain your priority as an alumna. That being said, there are so many ways you can remain engaged with Alpha Phi and at a commitment level that fits your life and your interests.

Specifically, we hope you will consider volunteering. Recent graduates typically look for advisory board roles when they think about giving back. Makes sense because it’s what you have the most experience with—and Alpha Phi would love to have you. There are so many more opportunities to consider, though. For instance, collegiate chapters need housing volunteers, and recent graduates like yourself make excellent housing volunteers because of their 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 bring new life into a chapter, something that will bring rewards in many ways. And don’t forget our Affinity program. 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. Just know, these are updated monthly and may not represent all of our needs.
• 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 is truly for life. We are ready and waiting for your involvement—when the time is right for you.


Stay Connected

Staying Connected to Alpha Phi

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 are responsible for paying your International Alumnae dues during each fiscal year (July 1–June 30). These monies directly support the Fraternity and help the Executive Office to continue to develop programs and services for alumnae and collegians. Alpha Phi needs your support, and it helps you stay connected, especially through receipt of all four issues of the Quarterly magazine.

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You can pay annual dues, which, as of April 2017, are $38.44 (that includes dues of $37 and your Founders’ Day pennies) or lifetime dues, currently $450. With lifetime dues, your annual dues and Founders’ Day pennies are paid up for the rest of your life. No need to ever think about it again.

In addition, Alpha Phi offers its annual Alumnae Advantage Program for $50, which enhances your alumna membership experience with programs and services available only to alumnae who choose to join the program. Your dues and Founders’ Day pennies are included in the cost, and some of the benefits include corporate discounts at rental car agencies, discount tickets at movie theaters and full access to the Alpha Phi online community—another great way to stay connected.

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 the Alpha Phi Foundation is another way to stay connected and give back. There are many opportunities to donate, including annual or monthly gifts at any level.

As an alumna, you will now also have the opportunity to write recommendations for legacies or potential new members, which keeps 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 connect with you.


How to Connect with Alumnae

When you became a member of Alpha Phi, you probably 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 remember, Alpha Phi isn’t just for four years; it’s for a lifetime. And as an Alpha Phi, you are part of something bigger, a network that extends around the globe, in fact. Alpha Phi will continue to be a source of lifetime value to you because services and opportunities cover all phases of your life. While you will always be a member of your collegiate chapter, there are more than 130 worldwide traditional alumnae chapters and Ivy Connection chapters that you can join now that you’re graduating. In other words, you have a built-in network of outstanding, successful women who are happy to assist you in all kinds of ways.

There are 3 main ways to get 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 to 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. Of course, don’t ditch 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. Plus, you’ll be building your resume at the same time.