Help Our Circles Thrive

There are a number of ways in which post-collegiate members may support Omicron Delta Kappa and specifically its circles and collegiate members. While gifts of treasure are always welcome, gifts of time and talent are also much appreciated.

Below are descriptions of some ways in which you may directly help a circle.

Alumni Advocate

Alumni advocates are those individuals who assist the faculty advisor, circle coordinator, and student president in the coordination of circle activities. This individual does not need to be a member of the specific circle, but the person must be an initiated member of Omicron Delta Kappa in good standing. Alumni advocates may help coordinate initiation ceremonies, plan service projects, help with circle administrative tasks, or plan circle programs.

To become an alumni advocate, in addition to complete the volunteer engagement form, contact the faculty advisor or circle coordinator at the institution which hosts the circle.  The contact information for each circle’s advisors is located on the website (each circle has its own webpage).  Please be aware that at some institutions, volunteers may be required to go through an additional campus-based screening process which may include a background check.

Educational Program Specialist

An educational program specialist is a member who has the professional background and experience to present a complete 30-45 workshop to circle which is focused on a topic such as facilitating difficult conversations, challenges in leading complex organizations, or effective event planning. While similar to the role which members of the O∆K Speakers’ Bureau perform, educational program specialists are different in that their sessions are focused on the pragmatic for circle activities and leadership best practices.

National Day of Service Champion

Our volunteers who support the National Day of Service (second Thursday in April) are those who help identify projects for circles within their communities and act a social media ambassador by posting about a circle’s activity on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Use the hashtag #ODKService, take photos if at the actual event, and share with O∆K’s national headquarters (odknhdq@odk.org).

To apply for any of these opportunities, please click here.

O∆K Speakers’ Bureau

Do you have wisdom and motivational remarks that you’d like to share with currently enrolled collegiate members in a presentation of 15 minutes or less? If so, join the O∆K Speakers’ Bureau. Complete the form located here, and we’ll do our best to connect you with a circle in your region for a conversation about leadership. We try to make arrangements to connect speakers six weeks in advance of an event.