About Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Parents of current Wesleyan students are actively involved in a number of volunteer programs both on and off campus. The goal of parent volunteer efforts is, broadly, to enhance the Wesleyan experience for students and their families – and more specifically, to provide opportunities for connecting parents with other parents, alumni, students, staff and faculty in the Wesleyan community. Available opportunities include:

  • Bring parents together via Parent-to-Parent Programs, including WesFest and by joining the parent resource list.

  • Edit or contribute ideas or advise Wesleyan on its communications with parents.

  • Volunteer during on-campus events, by participating as a presenter or proctor for a WESeminar during Homecoming/Family Weekend or Reunion & Commencement.

  • Contribute to The Wesleyan Fund and call other parents to ask them to contribute, too.

  • Work with the Career Center and sign up to offer a job shadow opportunity as part of the Winter at Wyllys program (opportunities offered in January).

  • Be a participant and an ambassador for Wesleyan. Host, help plan, or attend Wesleyan lectures and events in your area.

If you are interested in being involved, need more information or have a question, please contact the Office of Parent Programs via e-mail or phone (860) 685-3756.