Blue Hens Give Back

 

Join over 3,500 Blue Hen volunteers each year who give their time and talents to make a difference on campus and close to home. At UD, we offer a variety of opportunities for our Blue Hens to be involved with everything from serving as reunion ambassadors, planning events for Blue Hens in your local community, mentoring current students to opportunities that can be completed in a day or even an hour.

“Volunteering at UD is a chance for me to give back to the institution that has helped shape both my personal and professional life.  I love supporting the future of the University and by helping build pride and long-lasting loyalty in our Blue Hen community.”

Baitul Chowdhury, BE18

Volunteer Highlights!
  • Black History Month at UD

    Black History Month at UD

    Looking for meaningful ways to celebrate? Consider supporting these causes on campus!
  • Double Del Couples Share their UD Love Stories

    The University of Delaware holds a special place in our alumni’s hearts. That’s especially true for Double Dels, or couples who met on campus. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, several Double Del couples shared their UD love stories, insights on how to maintain a happy relationship and how they stay part of the Blue Hen flock!
  • Uncovering Unnamed Figures

    Unnamed Figures: Black Presence and Absence in the Early American North, an exhibit co-curated by UD undergraduate alumna and current doctoral student Emelie Gevalt, explores a previously unexamined subject in the art world. The exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City includes 125 artifacts, including paintings, sculptures, pottery, needlework and more.

Alumni Volunteer Opportunities

Help students prepare for life after UD by becoming a mentor and connecting students to career opportunities through Hire a Hen, Job Shadow opportunities and the UD Career Mentoring Program.

Discover volunteer opportunities in your local community by connecting with Regional Blue Hen Networks, attending local Admissions events and hosting UD students for a meal who are currently visiting in your area.

Help encourage attendance and plan your milestone UD Reunion Celebration or get involved with Affinity Groups (student organizations, professional organizations) who share a similar interest. Engage our alumni community through programming and events, awards, benefits and more by participating on the UD Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Strengthen the student experience by volunteering to speak to a class, participate as a panelist, serve on an advisory board or by participating in other academic opportunities. Sign up for a Volunteer Consultation to learn more.

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Learn more about volunteering at UD

Contact Director of Alumni Engagement Marianne Lazarski, BE92, at mlazar@udel.edu or 302-831-4459 or complete the volunteer sign-up form and we’ll reach out to you!

Short on Time?

Assist during Move-in Day, volunteer at the Mobile Food Pantry, assist UD’s Admissions Office to promote UD and congratulate admitted students and many other opportunities that are “done in a day” or even an hour. Sign up for a Volunteer Consultation to learn more.

Students in the class of 2026 arriving on campus for new student move in. Thousands of freshman - nearly 4,300 new students in total - moved in to dorms all over campus.

Featured Opportunities

AW 10th-45th Class Reunions

Reunion Ambassadors

Did you graduate from UD in 1974. 1979, 1984, 1989 or 1994? Then your reunion is coming up! Help us plan and spread the word as a reunion ambassador for your class.

Submit interest form to learn more

Regional Blue Hen Network Ambassadors

Help plan events for Blue Hens in your region! We are especially looking for volunteers in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Richmond and New Castle County.

Submit interest form to learn more

UD Black Alumni Organization Homecoming BBQ and Tailgate held at the UD Visitor's Center during the 2021 Homecoming Weekend.

Black Alumni Organization Volunteers

Serve fellow Blue Hens through these four open volunteer positions within the Black Alumni Organization: Committee Chair, Communications Chair, Campus Partner Chair and Young Alumni Chair.

Learn more and apply

Blue Hen Strong Fund.

We are Blue Hen Strong

The Blue Hen Strong Fund directly meets the ever-evolving needs of our students to ensure their success at UD and beyond

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Alumni Benefits

It pays to be a Blue Hen! UD and the Alumni Association offer a variety of benefits, discounts and services to our alumni.

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