Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement
My name is Danielle Spengler and as your Volunteer Coordinator I'm always developing new and creative ways for alumni to get involved with our university! At St. Ambrose, we're dedicated to all Ambrosians, both those on campus today and those throughout the world. We offer countless volunteer opportunities that not only engage our alumni, but allow our students to grow. Contact me if you want to be a part of our Ambrosian community by finding a volunteer opportunity that utilizes your individual skills. Join the 1,000 strong! Want to join me?
My connection to St. Ambrose: I've always felt a connection to St. Ambrose, attending high school in Davenport and living in the homes that surround her (more specifically Jim's Place!). After attending college in Cedar Rapids, I found myself back home, starting my own family in the same neighborhood. For many years I have watched St. Ambrose grow from my doorstep and now I am lucky enough to be a part of this great university!
What I like about my job: While I do a lot of recruiting for volunteer roles, I'm also always looking for new and creative ways for alumni to get involved. There is no better feeling knowing you've made a difference and if I can keep creating opportunities that allow others to feel good about themselves, that makes me happy!
Most Commonly Asked Question? "So, you find volunteer opportunities for students?" Yes and no. While I lead our Student Philanthropy Council and provide them with opportunities to volunteer, my main focus is on alumni and providing meaningful experiences recruiting, writing, mentoring, speaking, and teaching.... allowing alumni to help prepare our students for everything their futures hold!
"There is no better feeling knowing you've made a difference and if I can keep creating opportunities that allow others to feel good about themselves, that makes me happy!"