Become a Volunteer
Beta Theta Pi is always seeking volunteers committed to building men of principle for a principled life. There are many ways to get involved, even short-term roles, at all levels of the organization, including as General Fraternity Officers, chapter advisors and house corporation volunteers. Interested in learning how you can make an impact on the lives of college men? Read more below. Already a volunteer for Beta? Access tools and resources for success here.
Volunteering for Beta
Volunteers are at the heart of Beta Theta Pi. Today, more than 1,000 brothers and Friends of Beta are taking the Fraternity’s chapters, alumni associations and the General Fraternity as a whole to new heights. By giving time and talent, volunteers play a crucial role fostering an environment that promotes personal development and academic excellence. And you won’t do it alone; in addition to having a team of veteran volunteers to support you along the way, Beta’s Administrative Staff provides resources for your success, including training sessions and opportunities to network with fellow volunteers.
“Serving as an advisor allows me to develop skills and strengths I don’t always have a chance to utilize in other areas of my professional life. Through sharing my own perspectives, identities and ideas, I can help foster a sense of belonging and inclusion within the fraternal space for our young men.”
Jeremy Moore, Colorado ’21
Chapter Counselor at Colorado
Friends of Beta
The community of Beta volunteers is made up of members and non-members alike, and everyone’s unique perspectives and contributions are valued. Together, they support the young men seeking brotherhood, personal growth and a sense of home from the fraternity experience by advancing Beta Theta Pi’s universally admired mission, vision and core values.
“Coming from a well-established Greek organization myself, I understand the importance and impact a healthy brotherhood can have, and I want to make sure these men get the most out of their time in the chapter. My professional experience allows me to help the chapter create meaningful and successful events, and foster strong relationships.”
Philip Heil, Alpha Tau Omega
Former Programming Advisor at Vanderbilt
Ways to Volunteer
There are many ways to give your time and talent to Beta Theta Pi. In the Volunteer Interest Form, you will identify your interests and a staff member will connect with you to learn more and provide opportunities to engage.
House Corporation Volunteers
General Fraternity Officers
Leadership and Education Facilitators
Alumni Association Volunteers
“Working with my Beta team and our young men has become a bright spot in my life. I’ve built really great relationships and am filled with a sense of hope from the younger generation. Working with my vice president and other members has reinvigorated my reflection and growth across the core values.”
Risk Management Advisor at Kennesaw State
Local Chapter Advising Opportunities
Whether you’re an alumnus looking to reconnect with your fraternal roots or a community member eager to share your wisdom as a Friend of Beta, we welcome you to join our network of dedicated advisors. Use the interactive map below to learn about just a handful of the advising roles currently available.
“I serve as a volunteer for Beta Theta Pi because, as an undergraduate, the Fraternity shaped my character in a way that I feel compelled not only to give back, but to provide the same opportunities to today’s youth. I believe the principles of our Fraternity hold a special ability to transform lives. I have two teenage boys; I want the Beta experience that they one day encounter to be a rich one and I understand that creating a rich future is dependent on alumni like me investing a part of ourselves into the effort.”
John Smid, Toronto ’99
Northeast Regional Chief
Frequently Asked Questions
Volunteering opportunities with Beta Theta Pi are open to alumni members, parents and Friends of Beta who are passionate about contributing their time, skills and resources to further the mission and objectives of the Fraternity.
Beta Theta Pi offers various volunteer roles, including but not limited to chapter advisors, house corporation volunteers, General Fraternity Officers, leadership and education facilitators, and so much more. The Fraternity seeks to match your skills and preferences with the appropriate volunteer position.
As a volunteer, you will be expected to commit time and effort to support the Fraternity’s initiatives and objectives. This may involve attending regular meetings, providing guidance to chapter members, participating in events, and upholding the values and standards of Beta Theta Pi.
The time commitment varies depending on the specific volunteer role you take on and your availability. Some roles require a few hours per month, while others involve a more significant time investment. The Fraternity will work with you to find a volunteer position that fits your schedule.
While prior experience with a fraternity or as a volunteer for any organization is valuable, it is not always required. Beta Theta Pi values diverse perspectives and skills, and ample training and resources are provided to help volunteers succeed in their roles.
Depending on the role and a chapter’s needs, remote volunteering may be possible. However, certain positions, such as chapter advisors, may require some level of physical presence. The Fraternity will work with you to accommodate your preferences and circumstances.
Volunteering with Beta Theta Pi may involve some personal expenses, such as travel or materials related to your volunteer activities. However, the Fraternity strives to minimize financial burdens on volunteers and may provide support for specific expenses based on available resources.
Beta Theta Pi places a strong emphasis on creating safe and inclusive spaces for all members and volunteers. As a volunteer, you are expected to adhere to the Fraternity’s policies and code of conduct, treating all individuals with respect and dignity.
Volunteering with Beta Theta Pi can be a rewarding experience that allows you to give back to the Fraternity and positively impact the lives of young men. Additionally, you may develop leadership, communication and teamwork skills while expanding your network and enjoying a sense of fulfillment from contributing to a worthy cause.