Students who have previously worked for the calling campaign have found it a worthwhile experience where they learn techniques which can be applied both to sales and fundraising and enhance their current skill set, help a very worthy cause and also meet and speak with a broad range of interesting people (which includes your fellow student callers!)
The calling campaign will run for 6-8 weeks with the opportunity to continue working throughout the academic year.
Callers are paid €11.53 per hour.
The Role of Student Callers
Students call graduates on behalf of the university; the purpose of the call is twofold. Firstly, it is so we can engage with graduates about their time at UCD, and also make sure graduate feels connected and up to date about developments on campus. Secondly, the caller will ask if the graduate would be willing to make a donation to the UCD Foundation to support the projects we are working on. This is a fundraising position and students are provided with full training prior to calling and supervisors will be on hand during calling to support callers during each shift. Student callers are not cold callers but important ambassadors carrying out good work for the university.
“I have loved hearing the graduates’ experiences at UCD and where it took them to after
they graduated. They always have the best advice about getting the most out of college.
Overall, working as a student caller has been very rewarding and has helped me gain so many
Amy, Student Caller
- Previous involvement with charities or work experience in general
- Previous experience with fundraising and sales would be a bonus
- Friendly and willing to engage with lots of people from different backgrounds
Monday- Friday: 9:30 – 12:30, 12:45 – 16:00 and 17:00 – 21:00
Students are asked to sign up to a minimum of 2-3 shifts per week. Students may sign up to additional shifts if they become available. Allocation of shifts is performance base with top callers being given first preferences of shifts.
Additional hours may be provided and callers will be informed
Calling shifts will be take place on campus in the Tierney Building in line with our strict health and safety guidelines.
To apply please complete the online form.
Close of Application: Friday, September 15th at 5pm
Interview offers by email: Friday, September 15th
Interviews: September 19th – 21st
Training day (compulsory): Saturday, September 23rd
Start date: Monday, September 25th
Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we will not be issuing application confirmations and it may not always be possible to get in contact with unsuccessful applicants but we will endeavour to do our best.
If you have any queries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org