Many Parents Committee members tell us that they joined after getting to know other parents already on the Committee. The extent of members’ involvement with volunteer opportunities varies widely and is entirely up to your interests and availability.
Summer Orientation is a prime opportunity to meet new families and tell them about the Parents Fund and the Parents Fund Committee. We have a table at each resource fair and serve as co-sponsors of the parent socials at Alumni Hall. We need outgoing, cheerful volunteers to staff the tables and help network.
Our Mentoring Program began during the 2013-14 academic year. Committee volunteers serve as goodwill ambassadors for the University by reaching out to parents of 1st-year students and welcoming them to the UVA community. The Mentoring Program also provides an opportunity for new families to learn about the Parents Fund and the Parents Fund Committee.
Parents Fund Committee members often host events at their homes or clubs. These events can feature a University guest or be purely social. Our members also help the UVAClubs network by hosting admitted student parties and summer sendoffs.
We need the dedication and help of parents like you. Click here to submit your Parents Committee membership form.