How Volunteers are Improving Your Fraternity
Continuing in the spirit of improving the experience for all Phi Kaps, the Fraternity maintains its focus on increasing our volunteer ranks. Phi Kap's continued success is due to the ongoing contributions of volunteers. Paid staff simply cannot meet the needs as there are not enough hours in the day. Two goals we are focused on accomplishing for the 2010-2011 academic year are increasing the number of Chapter Alumni Advisory Boards at 25% of our current Chapters and implementing a volunteer alumni assessment tool. Encompassing every level of volunteer, from Board Members (Grand Officers) down to the newest Assistant Chapter Advisor, this number will help make the distribution of work easier to handle. Growing our volunteer base will allow volunteers to be more engaged by the Fraternity, and stay engaged, instead of getting burned out by an excessive strain on their limited time. Refining the volunteer recruitment and placement process has been another significant goal during the past year.
Wide ranges of opportunities exist, allowing alumni to help in roles that are aligned with the amount of time they are able to commit. From specific skill positions with an advisory board or housing corporation to national positions on committees and directing regional efforts, the Fraternity incorporates volunteer expertise at every level. If you are interested in helping the Fraternity through volunteering, we will work to cater to your skill set and availability. This is a wonderful way to re-engage with the Fraternity without being overwhelmed.Should you be interested or want further information, please contact the International Fraternity through email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at 610.469.3282.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Executive Board Committees
Committees meet on a regular basis via conference call to take action and develop programs for each of these critical areas. This opportunity is open to undergraduate and alumni Phi Kaps.
Special Services Volunteer
This is an informal opportunity for anyone that has special skills or services that the Fraternity needs. Examples include web site development, printing services, marketing, leadership training, etc. This opportunity is open to undergraduate and alumni Phi Kaps.
Chapter & Chapter Advisory Boards
Chapter Advisors hold chapters together as our membership transitions every four years.
The purpose of an Alumni Advisory Board is to provide ongoing support and assistance to the undergraduate chapter. Splitting the duties among several alumni will lessen the time commitment for each alumnus, as well as increase the overall support available to the undergraduate members. Traditionally, although some boards develop different structures, each member of the board works individually with one chapter officer to support his efforts, and act as a member for that office. As a board, the alumni work with the chapter officers to establish goals, monitors progress, and help the Chapter grow and develop.
Assistant Grand Delta
Meeting the needs of a given region is very often too much work for one man. This assistant position is another opportunity to get your feet wet as a volunteer while working for the health of the region and not just one specific chapter.
Other Ways to Get Involved
Alumni Chapters form every year across the country. Click here to find an Alumni Chapter in your area.
If there is not an Alumni Chapter in your area, contact International Headquarters to find out more information on how you can start one!