Mission Statement

Penn Parents volunteers support the mission of Penn Parents through engagement in volunteer activities both on-campus and off-campus. Through their unique knowledge and perspectives, Penn Parent volunteers are ambassadors of Penn Parents and the University, serving as both a resource and colleague to the undergraduate parent community.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in on-campus and regional opportunities. These opportunities include, but are not limited to:

Admitted Students Events (April)
Admitted students events, coordinated and hosted by the Admissions office, are a great way for parents to greet new potential families, answer questions and share their Penn experience as an active Penn parent.  Newly accepted students – some of whom are still making their decision on where to attend – and their parents have an opportunity to get a true feel for the Penn experience.

Commencement Weekend, Senior Parents and Families Activities (May)
Parent volunteers are invited to campus to celebrate and congratulate parents of graduating seniors. Volunteers work alongside Penn Parents staff at Senior Parent and Family events.

Welcome to Penn Receptions (June-August)

Penn Parents provides the opportunity for parent volunteers to work side-by-side with Penn staff, Penn Parents Council members and alumni in creating casual, welcoming events for newly admitted students and their families within their geographic region. Parent volunteers can host or co-host an event at their home or a local venue.  Parent volunteers have the opportunity to interact with other parents and share their guidance and wisdom as Proud Penn Parents.

Welcome Calling Program (Winter and Summer)
Through phone calls, parent volunteers can welcome new parents to the Penn family, encourage them to attend campus events and educate new parents on all Penn has to offer.

New Parent and Family Orientation (August)
Parent volunteers are needed on campus to welcome new parents into the Penn family and answer any questions they may have. Volunteers help promote Penn Parents and pass along information about campus and the Philadelphia area.