Parents Council Committees and Volunteer Opportunities

Parents Council committees work throughout the year to support the work and initiatives of the Carolina Parents Council and New Student & Family Programs. Many committees also gather during the bi-annual meetings to meet with University administrators in their respective area and discuss ways in which the Council can support the needs of the institution. Below is a description of the Carolina Parents Council’s current committees. Parents Council members are encouraged to assist with a committee where and when possible.


  • This new committee is currently being developed.
  • Primarily it will work to share information from the Carolina Parents Council to all Carolina Families.
  • Additionally, it may advise and support ongoing programmatic efforts from New Student & Family Programs to all Carolina Families.


  • This new committee is currently being developed.
  • Primarily it will support the strategies and initiatives in promoting donations and involvement with the Carolina Parents Council Endowment



  • Creates a plan and strategies to welcome new families to the Carolina Parents Council in conjunction with the NSFP office
  • Assists in increasing the number of Summer Send-Offs
  • Reaches out to Carolina family members and involve them in the Carolina community
  • Shares the work of the Carolina Parents Council with all Carolina Families


    • Works with NSFP and the Carolina Parents Council to plan, create, and organize  family volunteers to assist with related family programs
    • Events and activities currently include:
      • Providing information for families and recruiting for the Council at the Orientation Information Fair (June - August)
      • Hosting a UNC Summer Send-Off (July-August)
      • Visiting an area UNC Summer Send-Off to assist the host. This may include welcoming families, speaking from the Carolina family perspective, answer questions of new families, and connecting families to one another. (July-August)
      • Helping with check-in at the Annual Family Meeting at Carolina Family Weekend. (typically September or October)
      • Staffing the Carolina Family Weekend BBQ to greet and welcome families back to campus (typically September or October)
      • Supporting University Career Services and their efforts to provide career-related mentorship and guidance for students (ongoing)