Volunteer Opportunities for Parents and Families

Edie Bartnof P’07/’12 and Lisa Hess P’11


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Support Pitzer College by Joining the Parent Ambassador Program

As a Pitzer College Parent Ambassador, you will have the opportunity to engage with the College in a meaningful way and learn more about your student's educational experience. 

Campus Event Ambassadors

Volunteering at campus events provides an excellent opportunity to assist the College while remaining connected to your student during his or her stay at Pitzer. Parents may help provide programmatic support for any of the following events: 

Parent Orientation

Parent Orientation is a wonderful opportunity for new parents to learn about Pitzer College and get acquainted with the campus. 

Family Weekend

All parents and family members of Pitzer students are invited to campus for this annual event held in February. This weekend is a great opportunity for students to share their life at Pitzer with loved ones. Campus event volunteers serve in the following ways:

Participating in information sessions
Making phone calls to invite fellow parents to campus events

Parent Fundraising Ambassadors

Contributions to the Pitzer College Annual Fund enable Pitzer to maintain and strengthen a number of important programs, including financial aid, faculty research, study abroad and student services. Parent Fundraising Ambassadors serve in the following ways:

Contributing personally to the Pitzer College Annual Fund
Making phone calls to invite other parents to support the College financially
Serving as a Parent Fundraising representative at Pitzer events

Career Service Parent Ambassador

Through the Office of Career Services, parent volunteers offer Pitzer students real world advice and expertise from diverse fields. Career Service volunteers may help in a number of specific ways:

Sending the Office of Career Services job and internship opportunities at your place of employment
Offering to host summer or winter break job-shadowing opportunities
Serving as a local (southern California) career volunteer
Providing general assistance with resume review and mock interviews
Hosting a local (southern California) career preview trip at your place of employment 

Regional Ambassadors

Many students and their families come to Pitzer from regions outside of California and desire to remain connected to the College. Our Regional Ambassadors act as the College’s liaisons by engaging local families and serving as hosts for Pitzer gatherings. Ambassadors are desired in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and Asia. Volunteers serve in the following ways:

Making phone calls to parents and families to invite them to Pitzer events in your area 
Hosting Summer Welcome Receptions or alumni-parent events 
Serving as a local contact for Pitzer families in your area

Parent Leadership Council

The Parent Leadership Council (PLC) serves as the volunteer leadership organization for the Pitzer College Parent Association. The PLC supports the efforts of the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations and assists with the design and implementation of programs that provide connections to families of Pitzer students and alumni.

Be Involved!

For information regarding these parent volunteer opportunities, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 909.607.3145 or parents@pitzer.edu