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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 978-749-4280 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 Jo Labelle in the Admission Office.

Alumni Council

Job description: Andover Alumni Council works to promote a close relationship and understanding between the Academy and its alumni. Alumni Council members provide advice and counsel to the school on matters relating to education, administration, admission, financial aid, athletics, alumni affairs, and communication between and among the Academy, its alumni, and the external community. The Council also assists the Trustees and administration in raising funds for the school. Council members attend two on-campus meetings each year and actively participate on committees between meetings.

Estimated time commitment: 1+ hour / month; busiest during on-campus meetings in September and May.

For more information, please contact Karleigh Antista.

Alumni-Sponsored Internship for Young Alumni

Job description: If your organization offers internships, please let us know; answer questions from interested young alumni; contact the intern at the beginning and end of the internship to see how it went.

Estimated time commitment: 1+ hour / month

For more information, please contact Jennifer Savino.

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 Carly House.

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.

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.