Parents & Family

Connecting Through Volunteerism

As a partner in education, you are a key part of our BW community. We welcome your involvement. Being a volunteer is an excellent way to familiarize yourself with the campus and meet people.

Admission Recruitment Team

With a limited time commitment, you can make a big impact on BW's future by attending Admission events and college fairs on our behalf, speaking with prospective students and their parents, and/or hosting or helping staff a student reception. For more information, email


Are you interested in helping current students with their careers? Are you able to meet with students to share your expertise and provide career advice? If the answer is yes, we invite you to join CareerConnections, an online program that allows current students to connect with BW alumni and friends. Through this program, you can help:

  • Conduct informational interviews about academic major selections, career fields and industries.
  • Provide job shadow experiences for current students at places of employment.
  • Serve as a speaker and/or panelist for Career Services campus events.

If you are interested in becoming a CareerConnections volunteer, please e-mail

BW Annual Fund Parent Representative

Volunteers of the BW Annual Fund assist with the stewardship of alumni, parents and friends. Parents can be a key part of our Annual Fund activities by thanking fellow parents (via letter, email or phone) for their financial support to the University or by helping out with direct mail appeals. There are a number of positions available and the time commitment is minimal. If interested, please email

Parent Council

The group is an advisory organization comprised of parents of current BW students. Parents may volunteer to serve on the council or be asked by a member of the BW administration. The Parent Council provides ideas, suggestions and feedback regarding potential improvements, alternative ideas for operations or programs, or concerns of families of current or prospective students at BW. For further information, please contact Trina Dobberstein, vice president for student affairs, at or (440) 826-2111.