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Parent & Family Volunteer Network

At Purdue University, we believe family involvement is critical to student success. The Parent & Family Volunteer Network is designed to give parents and family members the opportunity to become more active in the University community. The Parent & Family Volunteer Network strives enhances the student, parent, and family experience. By participating in the Parent & Family Volunteer Network, you will become more connected to Purdue University, meet other parents, and serve as a positive role model for your student(s). Volunteer opportunities range from a one-time commitment to on-going opportunities throughout the academic year, offering various, and flexible options.

Parent & Family Connections partners with many departments on campus to provide a wide variety of opportunities such as:

  • Welcoming newly admitted families to the University
  • Serving on parent panels for new incoming families
  • Assisting with Boiler Gold Rush move-in events and activities
  • Assisting with various Family Weekend events
  • Hosting Boilermakers over the holidays
  • Hosting local events

Interested in becoming a member of the Parent & Family Volunteer Network? Let us know. For more information about the Parent & Family Volunteer Network, or if you have additional questions, please call the Parent & Family Helpline at 765-496-0524 or email

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