Volunteer Opportunities

Share your expertise and insight with the hardest working students in college media and journalism, or help strengthen our esteemed alumni network. We offer many rewarding and important volunteer opportunities designed to address the specific needs of our student staff and ever-evolving organization.

Volunteer opportunities include: serving on a DPAA committee, providing ongoing critiques of the DP, 34th Street Magazine and UTB, serving as mentors for DP editors and reporters, participating in our annual Steven A. Marquez Journalism Conference in the Fall and our Journalism Bootcamp in January, judging writing and photography contests, organizing alumni networking events and social gatherings and more… 

If you are interested in learning more about DPAA volunteer opportunities, let us know.

The DPAA Board has four standing committees, and we always welcome non-Board members with specific interests or expertise to join a committee:

Scholarships and Awards Committee:

  • Scholarship application review
  • Financial aid allocation 
  • DP student awards and prizes judging
  • Fundraising 

Journalism Committee:

  • Editorial critique program 
  • Department Specific Mentors
  • On-Call Student Support
  • Bootcamps and Conferences 

Network and Community Committee:

  • Member experience and relationships management
  • Internship support 
  • Professional guidance and door opening
  • Events and gatherings 

Diversity Committee:

  • Fellowships program
  • Student learning
  • Recruitment resources
  • Ongoing organizational guidance

If you have expertise or interest in helping the DP and/or DPAA in some area you think might be beneficial, please send us an email. We’d be delighted to put you to work!s