Phonathon

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.
  • You will work from Picotte Hall at Dundale on West Campus.
  • You can choose your own schedule (we call Monday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m.), however you must work a minimum of 6 hours per week.

Interested in applying? Apply via the Student Job Site or contact Chelsea Cunico, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, at (610) 519-6845 or phonathon@villanova.edu.
 

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." 

Ben Wisely

Ben Wisely

"I absolutely love working at the Phonathon because I am happy to contribute toward the spirit of giving. In a world full of receiving and taking, promoting giving is possibly one of the finest memories I will take away from here. Professionally, being a Supervisor adds a feather to my cap as I am currently a graduate student in human resource development." 

Contact Us

Chelsea Cunico
Assistant Director of
Annual Giving
phonathon@villanova.edu
610-519-6845