Parent Volunteer Network: Making a Difference!
At North Carolina State University, we sincerely believe that family involvement is crucial to the success of our students. The Parent Volunteer Network program is designed to give interested parents a meaningful and enjoyable way to become more active in the University community. By participating in the Parent Volunteer Network Program, you become more connected to North Carolina State University, meet other parents and most importantly; serve as a positive role model for students. These volunteer opportunities range from a one-time commitment to several repeat opportunities throughout the year.
Parents & Families Services
- Welcome parents of new students during Parents' Orientation.
- Talk to new parents about the resources NC State University has for students and parents.
- Serve as a judge for the Family of the Year Essay Contest during Parents & Families Weekend.
- Serve as a judge for the residence halls Banner Contest during Parents & Families Weekend.
- Welcome and collect tickets at events during Parents & Families & Weekend.
Office of International Scholar and Student Services
Serve as a host family for an international student. Invite a student to your home to share a meal or participate in one of several traditional American holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas etc.) This can be a rewarding experience as you explore your differences and similarities.
Friends of the Library
- Assist with the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale.
- Donate books or materials to the Library.
Multicultural Student Affairs
- Welcome African American, Native American, and Hispanic/Latino parents during Symposium and or Parents’ Orientation.
- Serve as an interpreter for parents during Parents’ Orientation or symposium. (Prefer fluent speakers. Spanish is the most often requested language.)
ARTS NC State
Serve as an Usher! – Center Stage, the Dance Program, and University Theatre – Help us out and enjoy great entertainment for FREE!
Assist with the Chocolate Festival, an event designed to educate the campus community about breast cancer. If you are a physician or a nurse working with breast cancer patients, your involvement/support can make a difference!
- Represent the University in your geographic region during college fairs by serving as a resource person for prospective students and their families.
- Call admitted parents and students in your region congratulating and sharing your personal experiences about NC State University.
Through the Parent-to-Parent Program, you will mainly assist the Undergraduate Admissions Office by contacting parents of newly admitted students in your region to congratulate them and share your experiences at NC State. This is an excellent opportunity for you to establish friendships and network with other parents in your geographic area.
Alumni Association (Senior Send-off Event)
Welcome and share your Wolfpack experiences with parents (in your region or community) of incoming students.
Study Abroad Office
Share your family’s experiences with other parents whose students are considering studying abroad. The Study Abroad Office would appreciate your support.
University Career Center
- Post your company’s internship and employment opportunities for NC State students on the Career Center's ePACK system.
- Become an Externship site for an NC State student
Provide an opportunity for students to get an insider’s view of a career field by shadowing employers in their workplaces for one to two days. This experience is called an externship. Students are exposed to normal workday activities including informational interviewing with professionals, a tour of the organization's facility, and possible meetings with organizational leaders.Externships differ from internships in that they are short term, offer no pay or academic credit, and are hosted by volunteers in various organizations to help students gain an exclusive view of a career field.
Give to the Parents' Fund
Gifts to the Parents’ Fund meet students needs that otherwise would simply go unmet. As a parent volunteer for The Parents’ Fund office, you may be called upon to make a gift to the University and/ or encourage other parents to contribute to the Parents’ Fund to insure that North Carolina State University remains a leader among research universities.
If you have a special skill or interest not listed on this web site and are interested in volunteering in any way, do not hesitate to contact our office. Also, please feel free to encourage other North Carolina State University parents and family members to volunteer and help make the college experience a positive one for every student.
Should you have any questions about the Parent Volunteer Network program, please contact the Parents' Helpline at 877-568-5733 or send an e-mail to Valerie Oti at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to your participation!