As a Bucknell parent, you can raise awareness of the University daily in your community. At your job, your place of worship, and with friends and family, you can be a real ambassador for Bucknell just by sharing your child's experience with others.

For more information about these opportunities, please contact us at 570.577.3200 or

Help us say hello.

Current Bucknell parents offer a friendly connection by placing a welcome call to the parents of incoming first-year students. This comprehensive outreach activity for new families is coordinated by members of the Parents Association Board of Directors and parent volunteers.

Be a career resource.

The Career Development Center has programming and resources for all class years and for all stages of career development.

Lend your expertise through career education and networking programs as well as externship, internship and job opportunities.

Learn more below.

Help us raise money.

Parents of current students and alumni contact other Bucknell parents annually to invite them to support the Parents Fund.

These volunteers play a vital role for the University by soliciting annual gifts that enhance the Bucknell experience for all students. The Bucknell Parents Fund is nationally known for its success and consistently raises $2 million every year for current operating expenses.

Host a Café Connection.

Bucknell Family Coffee Socials are informal gatherings, held in cities across the country and internationally, to foster connections between parents and families of current Bucknell undergraduate students.

Volunteer hosts welcome families and help facilitate discussions around students' successes and challenges.

Learn more about Café Connections
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Be a Career Resource

Career Education

Serve as a panelist or speaker to facilitate job search and career conversations at Bucknell.

Information about your typical work day, special training needed, industry trends, and more can help students get started on the right foot.

Complete the parent volunteer survey


Sponsor a two-day career shadowing experience for Bucknell sophomores.

An externship consists of two consecutive days shadowing a sponsor, who provides the student with as much exposure to the profession, workplace setting, and role as possible. Most externships take place during winter break.

Complete the Parent Volunteer Survey

Internships and Jobs

You can publicize summer internships and full-time job opportunities to Bucknell students using the Bridge; password protected and available 24/7 to students!

Learn more

Bucknell Public Interest Program

If you work with a non-profit, government, or public interest organization, get involved with the Bucknell Public Interest Program.

BPIP educates students about careers in the nonprofit and public service sectors.


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