Phonathon - Join the Team!

Phonathon student team

Looking for a way to make extra money this semester? Become a Rockhurst Phonathon caller. This team of students helps Rockhurst University stay connected with the many alumni, donors, parents and friends who support our mission. You’ll be making calls to ask for updated contact information, answer questions and encourage support of The Rockhurst Fund - a fund that provides financial support for scholarships, library resources, campus maintenance, technology services, student activities, athletics, faculty development, and the overall Rockhurst student experience.

There are two ways you can participate in Phonathon:

  • Individual Option
  • Group Option

Individual Option

As an individual Phonathon caller, you have the flexibility to set your own schedule. Even if you have another on-campus job, you can still earn some extra cash as a Phonathon caller! Apply today. A staff member will contact you with next steps. You may apply whether or not you qualify for Federal Work Study.

Group Option

Earn money for your on-campus organization! Are you part of a group that needs funds to travel to conferences? Maybe your group needs to purchase equipment, host an event or fund other initiatives? Rally 15 members to cover Phonathon shifts together and you'll be paid the cash you need to support your group's efforts!

Learn more about the group option by contacting Becky Sanchez at or 816-501-4431.

Phonathon perks:

  • By adding Phonathon to your resume, you're demonstrating leadership, loyalty and commitment – characteristics that future employers love
  • Games, prizes, food and other incentives that make Phonathon FUN
  • Required training? It's paid!
  • Receive a special gift if you refer a friend
  • Flexible shifts
  • Federal Work Study and Non-Work Study
  • Pair with any other on-campus job


I already have an on-campus job, can I still be a Phonathon caller?
Yes! If you already have a job on campus, you can still be a Phonathon caller if you can commit to the minimum number of shifts.

What is the time commitment? 
As a Phonathon caller, you will work a minimum of two shifts per week in addition to a required training.

When are the shifts? 
Phonathon is September 23 through October 11. Shifts are available mid-day, evenings and weekends.

How much will I get paid? 
$8.60 per hour.

Will I be trained? 
Yes. You will attend one training session.

How many calls will I make? 
Our Phonathon team members average about 25 calls per hour.

Contact Becky Sanchez, associate director of annual giving, at or 816-501-4431 with any questions.