As a membership-based organization, AOII relies heavily on volunteer involvement from our alumnae members to function on a local and international level. Regardless of your interest, experience, or location, there are many options as to how you can volunteer your time and talents to Alpha Omicron Pi.
AOII Fraternity Volunteer Opportunities
The Human Resources Committee (HRC) is charged with the responsibility of cultivating and recruiting a broad, diversified base of volunteers from the membership of Alpha Omicron Pi. The committee solicits and accepts applications from potential volunteers and then researches those applications to identify candidates for appointed offices. The Committee also identifies volunteers with the special talents or expertise needed to assist the Fraternity with specific projects.
*Indicates an application deadline of October 1, 2021
International Standing Committees
To be considered for international/appointed volunteer positions recruited by HRC, please complete the AOII Volunteer Application.
To refer a sister for one of AOII’s international or local volunteer positions, please complete the referral form.
All available and vacant International Volunteer Position Descriptions can be reviewed here.
AOII Foundation Volunteer Opportunities
Alumnae members looking to donate their time and talent are always appreciated by the AOII Foundation. There are several volunteer opportunities for members to serve and help further the mission and vision of the Foundation. Learn more about AOII Foundation volunteer opportunities here.
The health and vitality of our collegiate chapters depends on the involvement of local volunteers. Alumnae assistance is always welcomed for recruitment activities, involvement with chapter operations and events, and as mentors on the chapter’s Collegiate Chapter Advisory Board (AB).
To get involved with your local collegiate chapter on an AB, visit our chapter locator. To become an adviser at the local level, you do not need to fill out a volunteer application – contact the Chapter Adviser listed for your chapter of interest to learn about the chapter’s AB or volunteer needs.
Recruitment, Ritual Education, and Training Ambassadors are International Volunteers who serve the Fraternity and our members by providing education through workshops and presentations on a requested basis. Each ambassador is specifically selected and trained to teach best practices, to help increase chapter confidence, and to educate members/advisors on resources/operations, recruitment, and ritual. Ambassador visits can be requested through AlphaLink in the ChecklistApp!
Recruitment Ambassador Program
Overview of the Recruitment Ambassador Program
This program educates and prepares a select group of volunteers, known as Recruitment Ambassadors, and deploy them to provide recruitment trainings and workshops to our collegiate chapters. The purpose of the Recruitment Ambassador program is to provide education that focuses on the specific skills that assist with cultivating relationships and communicating our values.
An additional piece of the role of a recruitment ambassador is to serve as a recruitment coach to 1-3 chapters per semester. The ambassador partners with the Network Specialist-Membership Growth to provide additional recruitment support around the time of the ambassador’s assigned chapter’s primary recruitment through weekly coaching calls with the chapter’s recruitment team.
Who is eligible to be a Recruitment Ambassador?
Alumnae members of Alpha Omicron Pi who have a willingness to learn, enthusiasm for teaching and a passion for advancing the interests of the Fraternity are eligible and encouraged to apply. Applicable experience in training and facilitation is also desired. We are looking for members from all backgrounds, professions and experiences who are not currently engaged in other international volunteer roles.
Recruitment Ambassadors should also be a member of one of the following: alumnae chapter, Life Loyal or the International Alumnae Association. Recruitment Ambassador appointments are for one year with the option to reapply. This is not a Council position.
Ritual Education Ambassador Program
Overview of the Ritual Education Ambassador Program
In 2018, the Rituals, Traditions, and Jewelry Committee (RT&J) conceived, implemented, and managed the Ritual Education Docents (REDs) Task Force To help make knowledgeable Ritual educators more accessible to chapters. Alumnae from around North America were selected and trained to offer a Ritual procedures workshop to collegiate chapters. A pilot effort, the success of the REDs Task Force has evolved into a permanent program that will now administered by the International Headquarters staff. With this change, the name of the program became the Ritual Education Ambassadors to be consistent with other Fraternity and Foundation educational programs.
The purpose of the Ritual Education Ambassador program will continue to be facilitating Ritual Education curriculum provided by RT&J. Ambassadors are selected for their distinct ability to elevate the material with their own stories and experiences.
Who is eligible to be a Ritual Education Ambassador?
Alumnae members of Alpha Omicron Pi who have a love of Ritual and a willingness to learn, prior facilitation experience, and a passion for advancing the interests of the Fraternity are eligible and encouraged to apply. Applicable experience in ritual education or training is also desired.
Ritual Education Ambassadors should also be a member of one of the following: alumnae chapter, Life Loyal or the International Alumnae Association. Ritual Education Ambassador appointments are for one year with the option to reapply. This is not a Council position.
Training Ambassador Program
Overview of the Training Ambassador Program
The role of a Training Ambassador enhances the service and support provided to these two critical groups: Collegiate Chapter Advisory Board and the collegiate chapters in which our ABs support. The program educates and prepares a select group of volunteers and deploys them to provide trainings to local Collegiate Chapter Advisory Boards. Therefore, the purpose of the Training Ambassador Program is to offer education that develops personal leadership skills, improves communication, and enhances interpersonal relationships. In providing this opportunity to the volunteer trainers, it equips them with the tools to guide other leaders who influence the larger membership and in turn the campus communities where AOII has chapters installed.
Collegiate Chapter Advisory Boards members and collegiate chapter officers play a crucial role in the success of AOII chapters and the development of individual members. Being able to offer this training ensures consistency and accuracy of content in an interactive format. The training also offers the opportunity for participants to improve leadership skills and communication techniques in meaningful and applicable ways. Most importantly, proper training creates energized and engaged leaders who serve as vibrant models of strong values and continued dedication. Through their enthusiasm and commitment to the Fraternity, they can inspire and influence future leaders’ involvement.
An additional piece of the role of a training ambassador is facilitating one to two Advising with Ambition workshops. Advising with Ambition is a workshop series designed for (but not exclusive to) new advisers and the TAs role is to facilitate the provided curriculum to attendees via Zoom.
Who is eligible to be a Training Ambassador?
Alumnae members of Alpha Omicron Pi who have a willingness to learn, enthusiasm for teaching and a passion for advancing the interests of the Fraternity are eligible and encouraged to apply. Applicable experience in training and facilitation is also desired. We seek to find women from all backgrounds, professions, and experiences who are not currently engaged in other international volunteer roles.
Training Ambassadors should also be a member of one of the following: alumnae chapter, Life Loyal or the International Alumnae Association. Training Ambassador appointments are for one year with the option to reapply. This is not a Council position.
Questions about the Ambassador Programs?
Contact Samantha Kemp, Assistant Director of Education & Training.
Join an Alumnae Chapter
AOII has over 150 alumnae chapters across the United States and Canada and are a great way to stay involved as an alumna. Being a part of an alumnae chapter gives you a chance to stay plugged in and enjoy company of AOII sisters from all over.