Welcome to the DePaul University Scholar Volunteer Homepage!
On behalf of the Scholarship Office, I’d like to welcome you to DePaul University and congratulate you on being a recipient of a DePaul Academic Scholarship. My name is Alexis Gordon, and as the Scholarship Office Coordinator, I will be working with you to ensure you fulfill the scholarship requirement of “assisting the Office of Admission in at least one recruitment event or service activity” for the academic year.
The majority of my correspondence is done through e-mail, so it is very important that you submit your most frequently used e-mail address in order to receive mailings in a timely manner. (Please note: If your e-mail provider has an automatic filter that files e-mails into a “bulk” folder, make sure to add email@example.com
to your list of acceptable incoming mail so you do not miss important updates.)
This page provides information on the events and activities we have available through which you can fulfill your volunteer requirement. At this time the registration process is now closed. If you have yet to register for an event, please fill out this form
to be added to the "reserves" list.
The reserves list consists of students who were not given a formal program, but are contacted via email throughout the school year for last minute activities. Essentially what this entails is that you check your email regularly, and when I offer you an opportunity that works with your schedule, simply respond immediately. This offers a great deal of flexibility because you can choose not to respond to anything that doesn’t fit your schedule.
The important thing to remember about this method is that it is now your responsibility to respond to my emails when you receive them. You need to make sure that you respond, and complete the service before the end of the school year.
Below are the descriptions activities as well as the forms that need to be complete for verification of your service. Thank you for your time and I look forward to working with you.
Scholarship Office Coordinator
Office of Admission
DePaul Scholar Participation Form
If you participate in any of the programs listed below you are REQUIRED to fill out the following form in order to authenticate your service:
DePaul Community Service Option
- Vincentian Service Day
- DePaul Community Service Association
Prior to attending your service event, please download and print this form
and bring it with you for the supervisor to sign off on your completed service. You must return your completed form to the Welcome Center located at 2400 N Sheffield or email to AGordon8@depaul.edu
Description of Events and Activities:
Vincentian Service Day: May 4, 2013
Vincentian Service Day gathers 1,000 DePaul volunteers to serve community partners' needs on the first Saturday of May each year. This day is rooted in Vincentian values, meets important community needs and is truly an inspirational day for everyone involved! For more information, visit the VSD homepage
or Facebook group
Fall Visit Days (Sunday, October 21, 2012 and Sunday, November 4, 2012):
This event gives prospective students and their families an introductory look at DePaul University.
Volunteers may be assigned to register guests, direct visitors to appropriate sessions, and escort prospective students to classrooms. You are required to wear black or khaki dress pants or skirts and a Blue DePaul T-Shirt.
Admitted Student Days (for CDM, Commerce & Communication majors): Friday, March 8, 2013 and (for LA&SS, CSH, and Education majors): Saturday, March 9, 2013
This event is for students admitted for the fall of 2013 and their families. It provides a closer look into the academic college and program to which they have been admitted.
Volunteers may be assigned to register guests, direct visitors to appropriate sessions, and escort prospective students to classrooms. (It is not necessary for you to be a student in the college represented on the day you volunteer, but it would be a great touch!) You are required to wear black or khaki dress pants or skirts and your Blue DePaul T-Shirts.
Scholarship Interview Days (Friday, March 8, 2013, and Saturday, March 9, 2013)
These events are the same days as the Admitted Student Days, but will begin and end earlier. Scholar Volunteers will be assisting those students who have been selected to interview for one of DePaul’s Leadership or Community Service Scholarships.
Volunteers may be assigned to register guests, escort visitors to/from interviews, and greet and mingle with students and their families. You are required to wear business casual dress for this event (i.e. dress pants, skirts, button down shirts and blouses).
Honors Reception (Sunday, April 14, 2013)
This event will require volunteers to help register students, direct visitors, escort students and mingle with students and parents. Honors Students are preferred because of your unique insight into the program, but any student may sign up for this option. The dress code is business casual (i.e. dress pants, skirts, button down shirts and blouses).
ICE Fair (Tuesday, March 26, 2013):
This is a large college search fair hosted by DePaul University. Prospective college students and their families will be able to visit with more than 100 college and university representatives.
Volunteers may be assigned to register guests, escort visitors to/from assigned college booths, sit on a student panel, or greet and mingle with students and their families. You are required to wear black or khaki dress pants or skirts and your Blue DePaul T-Shirt.
Spring Visit Day (Saturday, April 27, 2013):
This event is for high school juniors and their families exploring DePaul University.
Volunteers may be assigned to register guests, direct visitors to appropriate sessions, escort visitors to/from offered sessions, sit on a student panel, or greet and mingle with the families. You are required to wear black or khaki dress pants or skirts and your Blue DePaul T-Shirt.
Black Student Union Annual Old School New School Basketball Game/Shadow Day (Spring Quarter)
Help the Black Student Union as we bring 650 Chicago Public School Students to campus for a shadow day, including an admission presentation, campus tour and student panel, culminating in a basketball game between "Old School" (DePaul Faculty, Staff, and Alumni) vs. New School (Undergraduate and Graduate) for bragging rights for the year!!
Volunteers may be assigned to register guests, escort visitors to appropriate sessions, sit on a student panel, and greet the students and counselors upon arrival.
Campus Housing Tour (Takes place during academic year only, exclusive of mid-term and final weeks and term breaks)
Volunteers who live in on-campus housing will allow their residence hall room to be shown once a week for one term as part of DePaul’s campus tour program. Campus tours run Monday-Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. You will specify a consistent day and time that your room may be shown. For example; every Thursday at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm for the winter quarter. This will require one training session.
There are also additional Housing Tour options available; for example, showing your room on Saturdays or during any admission event described earlier. You will be given more information at the training session.
Telephone Campaign/Data Entry (Phone Bank): (Continuously throughout the year, with the most need during the months of October and November)
Volunteers may participate in one of several telephone campaigns that include congratulatory calls or surveys. Data entry includes logging contacts made by counselors.
Overnight Hosting (Takes place during the academic year only, exclusive of mid-term, final weeks and term breaks. Most of the requests for overnight stays come in the spring term)
A prospective student will spend the night with the volunteer in his or her residence hall room and get a feel for what it is like to live on campus.
Volunteers who live on campus may host a high school senior for one night during the week. You will meet and drop-off your high school senior at the Office of Admission. This will require one training session.
Hometown High School Visit: (Winter Break) Training Sessions Required
The Hometown High School program (HHV) is one of the most popular programs among scholar volunteers. It is a chance for current DePaul students to go back to their high schools and give a presentation highlighting their DePaul experience and encouraging other students to follow in their footsteps.
Some schools do not permit former students to give college presentations. The following are the list of prohibited schools: Adlai E. Stevenson, Barrington High School, Downers Grove, Hononegah High School, New Trier High School and Regina Dominican High School.
DePaul Community Service Option: (students must seek own events to reach cumulative 4 volunteer hours)
Students participating in this program will seek out volunteer events on their own through the university such as through DCSA (DePaul Community Service Association), Greek Life, Student Organizations, or affiliate programs. Students will receive monthly e-mails from the Scholar Volunteer Coordinator on upcoming events students can participate in. (Remember: It must be a DePaul-sponsored event - must be with a DePaul organization/group, a volunteer assignment assigned by a professor, or a service-related activity ON campus.)
Some ongoing volunteer opportunities are:
DePaul Ambassador Program: (Consistent participation throughout the academic year)
Volunteers who join and actively participate in DePaul Ambassadors will be given credit for their scholarship requirement. The level of commitment necessary to earn credit will be dictated by the Executive Board of the Ambassadors.
DePaul Community Service Association (DCSA): ( 3 time commitment for min of 1 quarter)
Volunteers will register for and participate in one of the 23 DCSA service organizations. Participation is for at least one term and must be used to fulfill the scholarship requirement only. For more information on DCSA visit their website at: https://orgsync.com/login/depaul-university
DePaul Peacemakers Initiative (Throughout the academic year)
DePaul Peacemakers Initiative is a yearlong commitment that focuses on engaging Chicago Public School students in a series of educational classroom-based activities focused on peace and non-violence.
Volunteers commit to co-facilitating classroom sessions weekly from January – June. More information will be provided at the training session during the Fall Quarter. If you have further questions please contact Rubén Alvarez at RSILVAAL@depaul.edu