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.

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.

Director of Alumni Engagement Marianne Lazarski, BE92,

Learn more about volunteering at UD

Contact Director of Alumni Engagement Marianne Lazarski, BE92, at 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.

Featured Opportunities

Reunion Ambassadors

Did you graduate from UD in 1973. 1978, 1983, 1988 or 1993? 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

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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