Volunteer Resources

Old Main front in the fall

“We Are” Penn State because of people like you.

As a volunteer with the Division of Development and Alumni Relations, your dedication of time, talent, and vision drives our University to be better every day. To help you navigate your role at Penn State, we’ve created this webpage—a place where you can find campaign information, meeting agendas, and other documents, links, and materials needed to support your volunteer responsibilities. Our goal is to help you as you help us shape a bright future for Penn State. Thank you for your partnership!

To put it simply, volunteers are the lifeblood of Penn State’s fundraising efforts. The unique and diverse perspectives they bring-as alumni, donors, parents, and industry and community leaders-are invaluable to our University.”


Mark your calendars!

Volunteer Summit and Campaign Celebration for A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence

Friday, April 20, 2018

Details coming soon!

General Documentation

The files below are useful for us all in working through our volunteering efforts.

Unit-specific Volunteer Documentation

Please access the documentation specific to your group.


Central Programs

Colleges & Units

Penn State’s volunteer fundraisers are invaluable partners and essential in helping to fulfill the University’s land-grant mission of education, research and service. Private gifts from alumni and friends enrich the experiences of students both in and out of the classroom; expand the research and teaching capacity of our faculty; and enhance the University's ability to recruit and retain top students and faculty. These efforts are an important component of ensuring that students from every economic background are afforded the unique opportunity to have a Penn State education.

Volunteer News

Men's Soccer Coach Bon Warming Retires After Distinguished 40-Year Career

Penn State men’s soccer coach Bob Warming today announced his retirement after a distinguished career spanning 40 years, numerous championships and impact on hundreds of student-athletes. Warming ranks No. 8 all-time among men's soccer coaches with 461 wins; he led Penn State to two Big Ten titles. His career record stands at an impressive 461-290-82, including a remarkable 28 conference championships.

Penn State News & Notes - Nov. 2017

News & notes from the Office of the President, 11/15/2017. 

Cindy King named 2017 Fundraising Volunteer of the Year

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State has recognized longtime supporter and philanthropist Cynthia “Cindy” King as its 2017 Fundraising Volunteer of the Year. The award, which recognizes an individual, couple or group who has demonstrated exceptional commitment and leadership in building philanthropic support for the University, was presented to King at a ceremony on Oct. 20.


For information on how to become a volunteer or other volunteer-related questions, please contact Brenda Walker, Associate Director for Volunteer Relations at 814-863-5998.

Email Brenda