Phonathon – Student Calling Program

Meet the Team:

Program Co-Managers:

Allison Verville ’14 Simone Goloven ’17
Development Officer Foundation Development Associate
819-822-9600 ext. 2762 819-822-9600 ext. 2282

Student Calling Team:

Join the Team! As a student, you are our best ambassadors to speak about the Bishop’s experience because you’re living it every day!

Job Outline:
Fundraising– our student callers give alumni, parents and friends of Bishop’s the opportunity to participate in the Annual Fund. Gifts made over the phone work to support programs across campus including student Scholarship and Bursary funds, student clubs, all academic programs, Gaiter athletics and everything in between.

Friend-raising– our callers keep our purple community in the loop about what is happening back at campus, make sure we have correct information on file so that no one misses out on alumni perks and build meaningful connections from one Gaiter to another.

Student Caller job description (PDF)


  • Our team of students work Sunday-Thursday nights from 6-9 pm
  • Callers must be available for a minimum of 2 shifts a week


  • Have excellent communication skills and polite phone manners
  • Enjoy meeting new people and networking
  • Genuinely love Bishop’s and want to tell the world!
  • Come from a variety of programs and years. (First year applications welcome!)


  • Meet alumni from all programs and years of study
  • Gain valuable communication skills
  • Work on a dynamic, engaged team of fellow BU students from across the university
  • Opportunity for performance bonuses and awards throughout the program

Want to make sure you get a call from a student? Have questions about your call? Need more information about the Bishop’s Annual Fund?  Contact our Program Co-Managers.

Our callers wanted to say THANK YOU to our generous donors for all that they make possible at Bishop’s!
Click here or the envelope below to hear from them.

Let us know how we did! Share comments or your experience with us about your call on social media @uBishopsAlumni #uishopsalumni

Here’s what a few of our donors had to say about their call with a student:

“Just got an alumni call from a girl named Catherine!! She was wonderful! ”

“I liked the “personal” call from Shannon. We had a good conversation and I didn’t feel like I was being pressured by a telemarketer… even if I was!”

“I had a nice conversation with Phil, and he did a good job. Earlier in the year, I spoke with two girls who do this same calling. We were waiting in line for an event in the theatre. They could not have been more enthusiastic, as is Phil”

“Was a great chat with Jessica. Donation sent… Can’t wait to see what the new library looks like!”

Phonathon Headquarters – Griffin House
3 Harrold Drive 

Thinking the Phonathon might be a good job for you?
Hear directly from former Callers what they thought of their experience on the team:

“You will really enjoy this experience as you discover more about BU over the years and meet some pretty great people while doing so. There are some pretty awesome Gaiters out there!”

“Everyone who works at the office is very friendly and approachable”

“There’s so much fun to be had in the calls as well as in fundraising”

“I really enjoy working with the Advancement Team, and I am happy to have been able to improve my calling, purple friend-raising, and fundraising skills once again this year”

“Very comfortable in the new location. It feels like you’re home”

“I really like the people and the environment. I have met new friends that I would not have met if I didn’t work with them”

Phonathon Application Form