Volunteer Opportunities: You Can Contribute to the Spirit and Success of DGT Alumni Association From Your Home, Anywhere on the Planet, for as Few as 10 - 12 Hours per Year.

DGT Alumni can volunteer, for as few as 10 - 12 hours a year, and make a huge difference in the organization's ability to carry out its mission and achieve its vision. There are currently 15 types of volunteer positions, some of which require as few as 10 - 12 hours of work a year. Many, such as those in the area of communications, require volunteers with the kind of professional background and skills gained through a Pratt Institute education.  The professionalism and experience among DGT Alumni can and should be reflected in the work of the organization. Most of the volunteer work can be performed from the comfort of your home, anywhere on the planet. The categories of volunteer positions, which are listed below, include Administration, Alumni Events, Communications, Gallery House Fellowship Program, Governance, and Property Management. Additional categories and positions will be added periodically to this listing of volunteer positions.

  • Administration - Data Entry Volunteer (1 needed): A volunteer DGT Member or Associate (undergraduate) Member is needed for periodic entry and update of the DGT Alumni Association's data-base. The goal is to develop as complete and as accurate as possible the listing of all members ever inducted into the local fraternity (Delta Theta-Gamma, Delta Gamma Theta, or Tau Delta Phi-Tau Sigma), or inducted as an Associate (undergraduate) or full member of the DGT Alumni Association. Some of the names and contact information is gathered by other volunteers or DGT officers as these names are brought to their attention as DGT gradually reconnects with living members, most of whom graduated Pratt Institute or received part of their education there, anywhere from the 1950's through the 2006.  Other names are gathered through historical research of available documents in the possession of DGT, and also potentially within archived documents at Pratt Institute. This volunteer works under the direction of the President or another designated member of the Board. The data-base employs cloud-based software and therefore the work can be performed from any computer, from any location on the planet with access to the Internet, such as a home or office computer, or an iPad. The data-base stores more than contact information in order to help build the body of historical information about the DGT Alumni Association and its members.  Qualifications: Experience in data entry is preferred. The ideal volunteer should have access to a computer and the Internet, and should be able to put in an estimated 1-hour a month of volunteer time, or more if desired.  Online training will be provided in the use of the specific Donor Management Software employed by DGT, which is Exceed Beyond, by Telosa. Interested members should inquire by email to info@dgtaa.org.
  • Alumni Events - Alumni Day Host Committee Volunteer (3-5 needed): Three to five (or more if interested) volunteering DGT Members or Associate (undergraduate) Members are needed every year to plan the DGT Annual Alumni Day Reunion event. The program is coordinated with the schedule for the on campus program and activities that are annually planned by Pratt Institute for its Annual Alumni Day and Reunion. This Annual Pratt event has been held in recent years on the next to last weekend in September.  This committee is convened by the Vice President/Vice Consul of the DGT Alumni Association.  Committee meetings are held via conference call or web-conference and therefore the work can be performed from any computer, from any location on the planet with access to the Internet, such as a home or office computer, an iPad, or a smartphone. Qualifications: The ideal volunteer is a Member or Associate Member with an interest in making the event inviting, fun and meaningful to the membership. This event potentially exemplifies and brings to life the meaning of the words 'fellowship' and 'networking' in the organization's mission statement. Members of the Committee should be able to put in an estimated 10-hours a year of volunteer time, mostly within 60-90 days prior to the date of the event. Innovation is encouraged.  Interested members should inquire by email to info@dgtaa.org. 
  • Alumni Events - Thanksgiving Dinner Host Committee Volunteer (3-5 needed): Three to five (or more if interested) volunteering DGT Members or Associate (undergraduate) Members are needed every year to plan the DGT Annual Alumni Day Reunion event. This annual alumni gathering occurs on a weekend close to Thanksgiving Day.  This event potentially exemplifies and brings to life the meaning of the words 'fellowship' and 'networking' in the organization's mission statement. This committee is convened by the Vice President/Vice Consul of the DGT Alumni Association.  Committee meetings are held via conference call or web-conference and therefore the work can be performed from any computer, from any location on the planet with access to the Internet, such as a home or office computer, an iPad, or a smartphone. Qualifications: The ideal volunteer is a Member or Associate Member with an interest in making the event inviting, fun and meaningful to the membership. Members of the Committee should be able to put in an estimated 10-hours a year of volunteer time, mostly within 60-90 days prior to the date of the event. Innovation is encouraged.  Interested members should inquire by email to info@dgtaa.org. 
  • Communications - Primary DGT Website Blog Editor (3 needed): Three volunteering DGT Alumni Association Members or Associate Members are needed to manage, in collaboration with a Secondary Blog Editor (see job description below) one of three blogs on the website - Updates, Member News, and the Buzz. The intention is that no one in this position commits more than a couple of hours per month to keep the content fresh and give readers reason to return. If the primary editor is unable to perform the task in any given month, the secondary editor steps in to deliver content. The primary editor will post entries once per month. Prior to posting, entries will be proofread by the secondary editor and then published.  The intention is that after a year, the back-up-editor will take over the primary editing and a new volunteer will be enlisted for back up.  The tasks can be performed from a computer, from any location on the planet with access to the Internet. Qualifications: The ideal volunteer is a Member or Associate Member interested in promoting the DGT Alumni Association's brand, 'Connections,' helping to implement the DGT Alumni Association's Communications Plan, and bringing meaning and reality to the words 'fellowship' and 'networking' in the organization's mission statement. Required skills include good English grammar and writing ability. Another helpful qualification is prior experience in blogging and editing or composing website content. Interested individuals should be able to put in two hours of work per month.  Interested members should inquire by email to info@dgtaa.org.
  • Communications - Secondary DGT Website Blog Editor (3 needed): Three volunteering DGT Alumni Association Members or Associate Members are needed to manage, in collaboration with a Primary Blog Editor (see job description above) one of three blogs on the website - UpdatesMember News, and the Buzz. The intention is that no one in this position commits more than an hour per month to help keep the content fresh and give readers reason to return. If the primary editor is unable to perform the task in any given month, the secondary editor steps in to deliver content. The primary editor will post entries once per month. Prior to posting, entries will be proofread by the secondary editor and then published.  The intention is that after a year, the back-up-editor will take over the primary editing and a new volunteer will be enlisted for back up.  The tasks can be performed from a computer, from any location on the planet with access to the Internet. Qualifications: The ideal volunteer is a Member or Associate Member interested in promoting the DGT Alumni Association's brand, 'Connections,' helping to implement the DGT Alumni Association's Communications Plan, and bringing meaning and reality to the words 'fellowship' and 'networking' in the organization's mission statement. Required skills include good English grammar and writing ability. Another helpful qualification is prior experience in blogging and editing or composing web content. Interested individuals should be able to put in one hour of work per month.  Interested members should inquire by email to info@dgtaa.org.
  • Communications - E-letter Editor/Writer (1 needed): One volunteering DGT Alumni Association Member or Associate Member is needed to write, edit and produce, in collaboration with an Assistant E-letter Editor/Writer (see job description below), the Quarterly E-Letter of the DGT Alumni Association, 'Connector.' The intention is that no one in this position commits more than 12 hours per year (3 per quarter) to help keep the membership informed. Content or copy can and will come from others, such as a paragraph or two from the President. If the primary editor/writer is unable to perform the task in any given month, the secondary editor/writer steps in to perform the tasks.   The intention is that after a year, the back-up-editor/writer may take over the primary editing and a new volunteer can be enlisted for back up.  The tasks can be performed from a computer, from any location on the planet with access to the Internet. Qualifications: The ideal volunteer is a Member or Associate Member interested in promoting the DGT Alumni Association's brand, 'Connections,' helping to implement the DGT Alumni Association's Communications Plan, and bringing meaning and reality to the words 'fellowship' and 'networking' in the organization's mission statement. Required skills include good English grammar and writing ability. Another helpful qualification is prior experience in blogging and editing or composing web content. Interested individuals should be able to put in three hours of work per quarter.  Interested members should inquire by email to info@dgtaa.org.
  • Communications - Assistant E-letter Editor/Writer (1 needed): One volunteering DGT Alumni Association Member or Associate Member is needed to assist in writing, editing and producing, in collaboration with the E-letter Editor/Writer (see job description above), the Quarterly E-Letter of the DGT Alumni Association, 'Connector.' The intention is that no one in this position commits more than 12 hours per year (3 per quarter) to help keep the membership informed. Content or copy can and will come from others, such as a paragraph or two from the President. If the primary editor/writer is unable to perform the task in any given month, the secondary editor/writer steps in to perform the tasks.   The intention is that after a year, the back-up-editor/writer may take over the primary editing and a new volunteer can be enlisted for back up.  The tasks can be performed from a computer, from any location on the planet with access to the Internet. Qualifications: The ideal volunteer is a Member or Associate Member interested in promoting the DGT Alumni Association's brand, 'Connections,' helping to implement the DGT Alumni Association's Communications Plan, and bringing meaning and reality to the words 'fellowship' and 'networking' in the organization's mission statement. Required skills include good English grammar and writing ability. Another helpful qualification is prior experience in blogging and editing or composing web content. Interested individuals should be able to put in three hours of work per quarter.  Interested members should inquire by email to info@dgtaa.org.
  • Communications - Graphic Designer, Annual Report for DGT Alumni Association (1 needed): One volunteering DGT Alumni Association Member or Associate Member is needed to produce the annual report, which is a public document that is downloadable from the website and produced in the first quarter of every year after the financial statements for the prior calendar year have been finalized. It is a report on the activities and accomplishments of the prior year. The intention is that no one in this position commits more than 10 hours per year (all in the first quarter) to design and produce the document.  Copy material will be provided by members of the DGT Board of Directors. The tasks can be performed from a computer, from any location on the planet with access to the Internet. Qualifications: The ideal volunteer is a Member or Associate Member interested in promoting the DGT Alumni Association's brand, 'Connections,' and helping to implement the DGT Alumni Association's Communications Plan. Education, skills and experience in communications and graphic design are important for this position. Interested individuals should be able to put in ten hours of work per year.  Interested members should inquire by email to info@dgtaa.org.
  • Communications - Graphic Designer, Annual Report for DGT Foundation (1 needed): One volunteering DGT Alumni Association Member or Associate Member is needed to produce the annual report, which is a public document that is downloadable from the website and produced in the first quarter of every year after the financial statements for the prior calendar year have been finalized. It is a report on the activities and accomplishments of the prior year. The intention is that no one in this position commits more than 10 hours per year (all in the first quarter) to design and produce the document.  Copy material will be provided by members of the DGT Foundation's Board of Directors. The tasks can be performed from a computer, from any location on the planet with access to the Internet. Qualifications: The ideal volunteer is a Member or Associate Member interested in promoting the DGT Alumni Association's brand, 'Connections,' and helping to implement the DGT Alumni Association's Communications Plan. Education, skills and experience in communications and graphic design are important for this position. Interested individuals should be able to put in ten hours of work per year.  Interested members should inquire by email to info@dgtaa.org.
  • Communications - DGT Website Portfolio Editor (1 needed): One volunteering DGT Alumni Association Member or Associate Member is needed to manage the DGT website's Portfolio. The intention is that no one in this position commits more than an hour per month to perform this task. The Portfolio consist of one visual example per member submission and a short paragraph. Contributing members complete a short form with their name, email, topic, description and a link to a visual. The Portfolio Editor is responsible for assessing appropriateness of the text and visual content. Qualifications: The ideal volunteer is a Member or Associate Member interested in promoting the DGT Alumni Association's brand, 'Connections,' helping to implement the DGT Alumni Association's Communications Plan, and bringing meaning and reality to the words 'fellowship' and 'networking' in the organization's mission statement. Required skills include good English grammar and writing ability. Another helpful qualification is prior experience in blogging and editing or composing web content. Interested individuals should be able to put in one hour of work per month. Interested members should inquire by email to info@dgtaa.org.
  • Gallery House Fellowship Program - Coaches (3 - 5 Needed): Three to five volunteering Members or Associate (undergraduate) Members are needed on an ongoing basis to assist the Gallery House Task Master (see job description below) in coaching Gallery House Fellowship recipients.  Qualifications: The ideal volunteer is an individual who recently completed the Gallery House Fellowship program. Interested members should inquire by email to info@galleryhouse.org.
  • Gallery House Fellowship Program - Task Master (1 Needed): This position is currently filled. One volunteering Member or Associate (undergraduate) Member is needed to coordinate the recruitment, selection and coaching of Gallery House Fellowship recipients.  An estimated average of 40 hours per month is required in the performance of these tasks. The individuals selected to serve in this capacity will qualify for housing benefits at 272 Clinton Ave., in the form of reduced or free rent. Qualifications: The ideal volunteer is an individual who completed the Gallery House Fellowship program and who also served as a Coach for the program. Interested members should inquire by email to info@galleryhouse.org.
  • Governance - Board Members, DGT Alumni Association (5 elected annually in January): The five members of the Board of Directors of DGT Alumni Association are elected in January of every year. The Board, which is composed of volunteers, includes five positions -- (1) President or Consul, Vice President or Vice Consul, (3) Treasurer or Quaestor, (4) Secretary of Scribe, and (5) Sargent at Arms.  These volunteers have fiduciary responsibilities as spelled out in DGT Alumni Association's Internal Controls, which include the Bylaws. The Board meets as frequently as monthly via web-conferences lasting 60 - 90 minutes in addition to participating in Quarterly Membership meetings, also 90 minutes in duration. Board members also perform tasks between meetings. Qualifications: Any active (dues paying) member of DGT Alumni Association may be nominated and elected to the Board. Nominations open during the last Quarterly Membership Meeting of each year, usually scheduled for the last Saturday in October.
  • Governance - Board Members, DGT Foundation (a minimum of 3 serve at the pleasure of DGT Alumni Association, and additions and replacements are usually elected at the Annual Membership Meeting in January): The members of the Board of Directors of DGT Foundation have fiduciary responsibilities as spelled out in the DGT Foundation's Bylaws. The Board meets as frequently as needed, via conference call, but not usually more than quarterly. Qualifications: Any Member or Associate Member of DGT Alumni Association, or any member of the general public may be nominated and elected to the Board. Nominations open during the last Quarterly Membership Meeting of each year, usually scheduled for the last Saturday in October.
  • Property Management - Resident Manager (1 needed): This position is currently filled. One volunteering Member or Associate (undergraduate) Member is needed to serve as the Resident Manager.   Individuals selected to serve in this capacity will qualify for housing benefits at 272 Clinton Ave., in the form of reduced or free rent.  Key responsibilities include collecting and depositing rent payments, cleaning and maintenance of the common areas of the property, advertising vacancies, screening prospective tenants, selecting tenants and administering rental agreements, and coordinating repairs, maintenance and alteration work conducted by independent contractors. Qualifications: The ideal volunteer is an individual who recently completed the Gallery House Fellowship program who also served as a Coach for the program. When there is a vacancy, interested members should inquire by email to info@dgtaa.org.

 

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