Each year, more than 4,000 alumni, parents and friends lend their time and skills to build a stronger and more vibrant Bucknell. Share your talent with the Bucknell community — from wherever you live and work. Choose from dozens of easy ways to get involved, give back and stay connected — professionally and socially.

Volunteer Opportunities

Below are just a few of the many ways you can benefit by being a Bucknell volunteer.

Volunteer Tools

Volunteer Mission Statement

Bucknell University Volunteers represent alumni, parents and the greater community by enhancing and promoting the University’s mission, goals, programs, and general well-being.

Bucknell Volunteers provide important connections, communication, and engagement though their donations of time and expertise, which allow the University to maximize its resources, furthering its overall impact and success.

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Volunteer Agreement Form

As part of our annual process for all volunteers, please complete the online Volunteer Agreement. It's quick and simple!

We occasionally share sensitive information with you and it is important to Bucknell that we retain an annual statement that you are aware of our volunteer policies. This agreement addresses data confidentiality, event hosting guidelines and filing taxes related to volunteer expenses and we appreciate your time in reviewing and completing this annual form.

Thank you for helping to engage alumni, parents and students through your role!

Questions? Email volunteer@bucknell.edu.

Sign the Agreement

Volunteer Tenets of Responsibility

  • Always represent Bucknell in a professional manner
  • Serve as a positive Bucknell ambassador
  • Treat Bucknell constituent information with care
  • Provide acts of leadership, education, networking and connection in efforts to support and strengthen Bucknell
  • Engage in open and consistent communication and collaboration
  • Execute the duties outlined in your volunteer role description (as applicable)
  • Stay informed of Bucknell news and promote the university 

Volunteers at a Glance


The number of alumni, parents and friends who volunteer for Bucknell each year

Internship Spotlight: Kate Sidlowski '18

Kate Sidlowski '18"My internship was many things, but it was first and foremost a learning experience. Not only did I learn about the inner workings of a community-based non-profit, but I learned what it’s like to work in the developing world."

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Volunteer Spotlight: Pat Perazzini '82

Pat Perazzini '82Pat Perazzini ’82 has been a Bucknell volunteer since her days on campus as a student. Thirty-five years later she remains an active volunteer, and still enjoys all of her involvements with Bucknell.

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The number of volunteers who served 2+ volunteer roles in the year


The highest number of volunteer roles served by one volunteer (a member of the class of '98)


Places I've Been

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