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.


  • Collaborate closely with the New Student & Family Program Coordinator for Family Communications
  • Engage other interested Parents Council members in supporting communications efforts
    • Inter-Parents Council Communications: Write one meeting recap for the Fall Meeting and Spring Meeting to be delivered to the Council one week after each meeting
    • Parents Council Guiding Documents: Review and update (as needed) the member handbook and its documents annually.
    • UNC Family Webinar Topics: Recommend topics or areas of interest for semesterly webinars delivered to all Carolina parents/families by the NSFP professional and student staff. Topics can be derived from helpful content presented at the Fall and Spring Parents Council meetings.
    • Parent-to-Parent Blog: Recruit Parents Council members to write regular content for the Parent-to-Parent blog that highlights their experiences transitioning to and journeying through Carolina with their student(s). The goal would be 1 piece monthly, September - May.
    • Orientation Family Communications: Once per academic year, review and offer input for editing/improving the Carolina Family Handbook (general) and Carolina Family Calendar (printed).


  • Primarily it will support the strategies and initiatives in promoting donations and involvement with the Carolina Parents Council Endowment.
  • Works with the Director of Development for Student Affairs to determine and implement the strategy.



  • Creates a plan and strategies to welcome new families to the Carolina Parents Council in conjunction with the New Student & Family Programs office.
  • Reach out to Carolina family members and involve them in the Carolina community.
  • Encourages active parent/family engagement in the life of the University.
  • A class chair family from each class year will support this committee.


  • 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)
    • Staffing select events at Carolina Family Weekend 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)
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