get involved - as an Alum!

As a Dominican Volunteer alumna or alumnus, there are several unique ways to be involved with DVUSA. They include recruiting, networking, and other forms of support. We also welcome your suggestions!



Tell people about DVUSA and your experience as a volunteer

Recruit at a local university or volunteer fair

Speak with prospective volunteers interested in your ministry site or a similar ministry position


Connecting with Other Alumni:

Make sure DVUSA has your current contact information

Join our e-newsletter distribution list

Write an article or blog post about your experience as a volunteer or how you are currently impacted by your volunteer year

Connect with DVUSA and other alumni on LinkedIn

Host an alumni event

Attend an Alumni Retreat (held the Friday-Sunday of the volunteers' Closing Retreat when available)

Become an Alumni Volunteer

Reconnect with alumni you know to get them more involved in DVUSA


Connecting with Current Volunteers:

Host volunteers for dinner or an event

Send holiday cards or messages of encouragement to the DVs

Provide spiritual direction for current volunteers

Lead a session for the volunteers at Orientation or Closing Retreat

Present on a social justice topic for the volunteers and their communities during Advent or Lent


Support DVUSA:

Donate your time in the office

Help us refine our curriculum/programming for the volunteers

Become a Torchbearer

Help us name and develop our in-the-works alumni giving club!

Fundraise for DVUSA via Crowdrise with your next marathon, birthday, or just because!


Contact David Gayes for more information or to let us know how you'd like to be involved.