Volunteer Resources

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“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 | 12:00-5:00 PM | The Nittany Lion Inn, University Park, PA

**A limited number of hotel rooms has been placed on reserve at The Nittany Lion Inn and The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. Please call 800-233-7505 to make your reservation no later than February 1, 2018. Please use the room block codes UBWW18 for The Nittany Lion Inn and UBWW18T for The Penn Stater. Please note that both properties have a two-night minimum for this weekend.

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

Penn State News & Notes - Jan 2018

News & notes from the Office of the President, 1/23/2018. 

Happy Holidays to our Volunteers

A holiday message from our Campaign leaders to our incredible volunteers.

Penn State News & Notes - Nov. 2017

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


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

Email Brenda