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About the Villanova Phonathon

The Villanova Phonathon is a group of Villanova University students who build relationships with alumni and parents over the phone. We have the special opportunity to share campus news, update records and ask for donations to support all areas of the University.

Every year, we speak with thousands of alumni, parents and friends to reconnect them with the community and hear about their experience at Villanova. We also call to personally thank our generous donors and to invite them to continue supporting the University.

These donations go to improving the Villanova experience for current and future students. For example, gifts can help fund scholarships and financial aid, improve laboratories and classrooms and support extracurricular activities.

Work for the Villanova Phonathon

If you are an enthusiastic student who loves our University, wants to connect with alumni and parents and is interested in building your resume at the same time, apply to join our team as a Student Philanthropy Associate! 

What you need to know:

  • No prior work experience is necessary, however students must be comfortable asking for donations over the phone. 
  • You will be paid $9/hour, plus incentives and prizes.
  • In January 2021, you will work remotely. Once students return to campus, you will work from Picotte Hall at Dundale on West Campus.
  • You can choose your own schedule (we typically call Monday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m.) and we ask you to work a minimum of 6 hours per week.

Interested in joining our team? Apply today to be a Student Philanthropy Associate. Do you have prior phonathon experience? Consider applying to be a Student Philanthropy Supervisor. Questions? Contact the Villanova Annual Fund at or 1-800-486-5244.

Meet Our Phonathon Team

Emily Farrell

Emily Farrell

"Working at the Phonathon has helped me sharpen my communication skills. It has helped me learn to communicate with people of all ages in a unique and supportive environment. While this role would be a great on-campus job for any major, as a nursing student, patient communication will be important in my future career." 

Isabel Parker

Isabel Parker

"While working at the Phonathon, I have learned more about the power of Villanova’s incredible community and alumni network. Their generous financial support to Villanova is just one way that alumni and parents contribute. It is equally as rewarding to hear the bits of advice, funny campus experiences and mentions of the latest basketball game during each phone conversation." 

Contact Us

Villanova Annaul Fund