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Volunteer Opportunities

Alumni volunteers embody the non sibi spirit and the Academy often looks to our alumni to further the mission of Andover. Thank you to our current volunteers offering their time and talent on behalf of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents.

From helping to engage alumni and parents in your community, to interviewing potential Andover students, to helping raise funds for your next Reunion Gift, there are many ways to remain connected and committed to Andover. Read more about Andover's Volunteer Partnership and see below for a variety of volunteer opportunities. Please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at for more information.

Alumni Admission Representative

Job description: Interview applicants for admission to Phillips Academy

Estimated time commitment: 1+ hour / month; busiest in the winter leading up to April decisions

If interested, please contact Pete Dignard in the Admission Office.

Alumni Council

Job description: The mission of the Andover Alumni Council is to enrich the lives of Andover alumni by inspiring them to live the values of the Academy and to be a catalyst for lifetime engagement. Council members are invited to join one of the eight Alumni Council standing committees, each of which makes important contributions to the mission of the Academy. Since these are "working committees," you will have an opportunity to collaborate with fellow alumni on committee projects and tasks. Council members attend two on-campus meetings each year where they have the opportunity to hear from students, faculty, and campus leadership and learn about campus life as it is today.

Estimated time commitment: 1+ hour / month for committee work; on-campus meetings in September and May.

For more information, please contact Karleigh Antista.

Alumni Trustee

Job description: Read more about the role of an Alumni Trustee and process to become an Alumni Trustee on our Alumni Trustee page.

For more information, please contact Karleigh Antista.

Andover Bread Loaf Advisory Board

Job description: Andover Bread Loaf (ABL)’s mission is to promote literacy and educational revitalization through the lens of social justice in the most under-resourced communities and school systems around the world, particularly in U.S. urban communities and public schools. With Lawrence, Massachusetts as its hub, ABL partners with non-profit organizations to offer programs and workshops that empower youth as leaders. The program’s Advisory Board promotes the work of ABL, and its director, by providing support and guidance on strategy, fundraising, mission alignment, and program evaluation.

Estimated time commitment: ~1 hour / month; semiannual meetings

For more information, please contact Beth Parsons.

Class Agent

Job description: Educate your classmates about the philanthropic priorities of the Academy and the benefits of their participation at any level; help to raise money by personal outreach to peers via the Volunteer Information Portal, and other forms of communication.

Estimated time commitment: 1+ hour / month

For more information, please contact Kristin Faivre.

Class Secretary

Job description: Contact your classmates to gather information to include in Class Notes; many use Facebook, listservs, and other technology to remind classmates to submit their Notes; provide opportunities for all classmates to share their information with particular attention paid to those who haven’t contributed frequently. Class secretaries act as a liaison between the Academy and their classmates, and will occasionally be asked to distribute information on behalf of the Academy.

Estimated time commitment: 2+ hours / month; busiest during Notes deadlines three times a year

For more information, please contact Meghan deMacedo.

IRT Advisory Board

Job description: The IRT is committed to addressing the diversity gap in the nation’s teaching workforce. Through two signature programs, it empowers talented, underserved and underrepresented future educators to teach and serve as leaders in American education. In conjunction with its Executive Director, the Advisory Board promotes the work of the IRT by providing support and guidance on strategy, fundraising, mission alignment, and program evaluation.

Estimated time commitment: ~1 hour / month; quarterly meetings/conference calls

For more information, please contact Beth Parsons.

(MS)2 Advisory Committee

Job description: Andover’s longest-running educational outreach program, (MS)2 advances diversity in the STEM fields by developing the competencies and self-confidence of outstanding high school students of color. The three-summer, residential program challenges students intellectually and exposes them to peers and educators with diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and aspirations. Its Advisory Council promotes the work of (MS)2, and its director, by providing support and guidance on strategy, fundraising, mission alignment, and program evaluation.

Estimated time commitment: ~1 hour / month; semiannual meetings/semiannual conference calls

For more information, please contact Beth Parsons.

Non Sibi Project Leader or Participant

Job description: Non Sibi projects bring the Andover alumni community together with the express purpose of helping others. This How-to Guide, created by the Non Sibi Committee of the Alumni Council, outlines the steps involved for creating a meaningful Non Sibi Project.

Estimated time commitment: ~2-3 hours planning; project time

For more information, please contact Olivia Cristaldi

PARENT FUND VOLUNTEER

Job description: Parent Fund volunteers serve a one year renewable term and assist in the solicitation of our current parents for gifts to the Parent Fund and to increase parent participation. Parents are an important constituency and their participation as philanthropic partners strengthens the Andover community and enriches the experience of all students. As a Parent Fund Volunteer you will personally solicit (initially by mid-December) a small group of 10-15 families, then track and follow up as needed throughout the year.

Estimated time commitment: 1+ hours / month;

For more information, please contact Becca Brewster

The Peabody Institute Advisory Committee

Job description: The Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology employs collaborative learning to actively engage students, teachers, scientists, and Native Americans with the institute’s significant archaeology and anthropology collections, while also encouraging and enlivening cultural discourse on race and gender. It is a center for interdisciplinary learning on campus, and a national leader in the critical work of repatriation. The institute’s Advisory Committee promotes the work of the Peabody, and its director, by providing support and guidance on strategy, fundraising, mission alignment, and programmatic offerings.

Estimated time commitment: ~1 hour / month; three meetings per year

For more information, please contact Beth Parsons.

Regional Leadership Team

Job description: Offer on-the-ground insight as to where and when to have a local event; add name to invitation as part of the host committee. Currently we have Regional Leadership Teams in Atlanta, Austin, Northern California, Southern California, the Carolinas, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, New England, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle and Washington, D.C. and are building a virtual Regional Leadership Team for those who live outside of the regions listed.

Estimated time commitment: 3+ hours / month, attend local quarterly events.; three meetings per year

For more information, please contact Crystal McGuire

Reunion Planning Committee

Job description: Join monthly conference calls to help plan the details of the upcoming Reunion. Contact classmates to encourage them to attend Reunion Weekend in June; update contact information.

Estimated time commitment: 1+ hour / month with monthly conference call; busiest from January to June.

For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement