Callers are paid €10.20 per hour. 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 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 being part of such a fun, collaborative team that have worked so hard during the pandemic to continue to help support students. Talking to graduates has been an enlightening experience, getting to hear how UCD has improved over the years and how positive people’s time here has been. I would highly recommend the job as both an amazing learning environment and an eye-opener for career growth and possibilities.
Megan, Student Caller 2020
- Previous involvement with charities or work experience in general
- Previous experience with fundraising and sales would be a bonus
The calling hours – 3-4 hour shifts (TBC):
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 also performance based. Top callers
will be given first preferences of shifts.
Monday- Friday: 9:30 – 12:30, 12:45 – 16:00 and 17:00 – 21:00
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: 16th September (13.00)
Interview offers by email: 17th September
Interviews (via Zoom): 21st – 23rd September
Training day (held via Zoom – paid* and compulsory): 25th September
Start date: 27th September
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