Get Involved

Join Elon’s growing network of alumni volunteers! Recruiting more volunteers is part of the university’s effort to build a vibrant alumni network and a great way to support Elon while staying connected with friends.

Social Media Ambassadors

This program provides a simple and rewarding way to assist with enhancing the Elon alumni experience online. Once a month, ambassadors receive an email with suggested social media posts containing Elon news, accomplishments and stories. Throughout the year, ambassadors play an important role in major events such as Homecoming, Festival of Holiday Lights, Elon Day and more!

Complete this short form to sign up. Once your information is added, you will be invited to join our Facebook group and begin to receive the monthly emails.

Alumni 360

Alumni 360 allows alumni to share their feedback and input to shape the alumni experience for years to follow. All members will complete four brief, quarterly surveys per year on topics such as Homecoming, alumni communications and future alumni initiatives.

Alumni Peer Agents

This program gets alumni involved in annual giving campaigns on a consistent basis during the fiscal year. Agents advocate for alumni to be partners, advocates and most importantly investors. These volunteers are committed to helping Elon reach alumni giving participation goals. They will make a personal financial commitment and contact peers in an effort to secure at least 10 donors to Elon each fiscal year. This effort is focused on three annual “sprint outreach periods” including Elon luminaries at calendar year-end, Elon Day and fiscal year-end. Read more about the program here.

Elon Day Champions

Champions play a critical role in Elon Day’s success by making an Elon Day gift, getting non-donor alumni friends to make a gift on Elon Day and sharing on social media networks to spread the word about challenge gifts and other exciting Elon Day activities.

Boards and councils

Elon Alumni Board

Appointed by Elon University’s president, the Elon Alumni Board engages with the Office of Alumni Engagement and other senior administrators to represent the alumni body to the university on a range of important issues. The board is also organized into several committees that partner with staff to make recommendations concerning alumni programs, benefits and services. Members of the board exemplify what it means to be an Elon partner, advocate and investor.

Young Alumni Council

Elon’s Young Alumni Council (YAC) seeks to strengthen connections between young alumni and the university. Established in 2007, the YAC works in conjunction with the Office of Alumni Engagement and university on programs and services for young alums and current students.

Phoenix Club Advisory Board

The Phoenix Club Advisory Board was established to assist the Phoenix Club in reaching its strategic fundraising goals. Advisory Board members are charged with identifying, cultivating and soliciting individuals to help the athletic department reach our desired goals. These members serve a key function in the annual fund drive and provide financial leadership support to the Elon athletic department.

Affinity networks

Through the common bond of Elon, affinity networks allow alumni to connect with individuals of similar cohort identities, passions and shared experiences. The networks major areas of focus include opportunities for networking, mentorship and financial support. Each network is supported by the Office of Alumni Engagement staff, but led by alumni. See below for a list of Elon’s affinity networks:

Regional volunteer opportunities

Alumni chapter volunteers

Elon’s 38 alumni chapters are run by alumni volunteers who help keep fellow graduates in their communities connected with the university. In partnership with the Office of Alumni Engagement, chapters host a variety of events including networking, professional development and community service. During special university events such as Elon Day, chapters play an important role in uniting the alumni network around a common cause.

Regional contacts

Regional alumni contacts serve as resources for current Elon students and alumni seeking employment or relocation information about the area. They also work with the Office of Alumni Engagement to plan and implement university-sponsored events in the area.

For information about volunteering with your local regional program, contact Joe Ward, coordinator of regional alumni engagement, at jward18@elon.edu or (336) 278-7445.

Class reunions

Class reunion volunteers are crucial in the planning and success of the milestone reunion weekend. Reunion volunteers advise Elon on event planning and communication strategies. Volunteers also personally contact members of their class to encourage attendance at Homecoming and participation in their class reunion giving efforts.

Find out more about how you can volunteer for your next class reunion!

Affinity reunions

Affinity reunion volunteers plan events and complete outreach to help make their affinity reunions a success.

Find out more about how you can volunteer for your next affinity reunion!

One-time volunteer opportunities

The Phoenix Alumni Move-In Program

Alumni have the opportunity to return to campus and engage with students on move-in day! The Phoenix Alumni Move-In program allows students to interact with alumni who have lived in their neighborhood on campus and hear about their Elon experiences firsthand. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Deidra Smith, associate director of alumni engagement, at dsmith79@elon.edu.

Commencement Saplings

One of Elon’s most sacred traditions is for new alumni to receive oak saplings upon graduation. Alumni now have the opportunity to hand out the saplings and welcome the graduates to the ranks of alumni family. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Deidra Smith, associate director of alumni engagement, at dsmith79@elon.edu.