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Your time, energy and expertise are vital to Bentley’s success. Become a volunteer today, by choosing an activity that best suits your schedule! Learn more about all of our parent and family volunteer opportunities below and fill out the Volunteer Interest Form. Until further notice, most opportunities can be done virtually. 

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Volunteer Opportunities

Admissions Ambassador

Alumni and families of Bentley students are in the unique position to help prospective students learn about Bentley. Outreach to newly admitted students, prospective students and newly admitted families greatly aids our Admissions efforts and creates a stronger sense of community and support for those groups. Advice from volunteers who are knowledgeable and passionate about Bentley can be instrumental in new students’ and families’ decision to attend.

Term: Two years

Time Commitment: Flexible (from one 30-minute phone conversation to multiple email/phone conversations)

Location: Anywhere (from the comfort of your home or office)

Requirements and Responsibilities:

  • Attend quarterly volunteer meetings hosted by the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement to stay informed and gain valuable insights to help you in your role
  • Attend virtual college fairs and Undergraduate Admissions-related virtual networking events or presentations
  • Participate in social media campaigns
  • Allow Undergraduate Admissions to connect you with a prospective student or family to answer questions
  • Let us know about an impressive student you meet! Email admissions@bentley.edu to share your thoughts
  • Make a meaningful gift to the Bentley Fund within the current fiscal year you are serving
Career Connector

You can help to build the Bentley network by connecting students and alumni to careers and to one another for the purpose of career development. Those who participate as a Career Connector will provide necessary support toward these development activities and continue to further the strength of the Bentley network.

You will work with staff from the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement to find an opportunity that fits your expertise and time commitment. Examples include:

  • Alumni in Residence
  • Coffee Conversations
  • Ask a Falcon
  • Guest speaker
  • Bentley Career Advisor Network

Term: Flexible; can be a one-time opportunity

Time Commitment: Varies based on available opportunities

Location: Anywhere (from the comfort of your home or office); both virtual and in-person opportunities

Requirements: Five+ years’ experience in a particular industry

Regional Representative

Share valuable experience, expertise and knowledge with the Bentley network in your area. Your time and mentorship are invaluable to families looking for a support network while their student is away.

Term: Two years

Time Commitment: Varies (from one 30-minute phone or email conversation to multiple hours connecting with families and current students or participating in virtual events)

Location: Anywhere (from the comfort of your home or office)

Requirements and Responsibilities:

  • Attend quarterly volunteer meetings hosted by the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement to stay informed and gain valuable insights to help you in your role
  • Make a meaningful gift to the Bentley Fund within the current fiscal year you are serving
  • Be available to speak with prospective and admitted students and families about Bentley, student preparation, studying abroad or just to help them feel more connected
  • Attend events (or host when applicable) and suggest ideas and topics for future programs
Social Media Ambassador

Share the latest Bentley University news and information — such as articles, events, announcements and more — with your Bentley friends. Social media ambassadors will use their personal social platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter) to engage their networks in Bentley University content and drive new users to the university’s social channels to create visibility, spread awareness and foster a greater sense of pride for the university.

Term: One year

Time Commitment: Varies based on available content; approximately 30 minutes per month

Location: Anywhere (from the comfort of your home or office)

Requirements and Responsibilities:

  • Follow the official Bentley University social channels and encourage your networks to do the same
  • Post shared content on your personal social media accounts once a month
  • Engage in conversations with your networks about Bentley University
  • Attend quarterly volunteer meetings hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations to stay informed and gain valuable insights to help you in your role
  • Make a meaningful gift to the Bentley Fund within the current fiscal year you are serving
Virtual Book Club Discussion Leader

Discussion leaders are important members of the Bentley Alumni and Family Book Club who commit to going the extra mile to foster a welcoming lifelong-learning community, consistently share their thoughts on the discussion questions in the online forum and engage with other book club members. Discussion leaders help keep a positive dialogue going throughout the reading period, even when other members might have scheduling conflicts that make it challenging for them to participate consistently.

Term: One 8-week reading period (with the option to continue for as many books as you like)

Time Commitment: 15-20 minutes each week in the discussion boards; 1 hour facilitating discussion via Zoom at the end of the book 

Location: Anywhere (from the comfort of your home or office)

Requirements and Responsibilities:

  • Post at least one comment a week in the online discussion board
  • Reply to and like fellow book club members’ posts
  • Ask follow-up questions to fellow book club members’ posts
  • Connect different threads of discussion together, in order to create a more cohesive conversation
  • Facilitate a book club meeting discussion at the end of the reading period
  • Attend quarterly volunteer meetings hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations to stay informed and gain valuable insights to help you in your role
  • Make a meaningful gift to the Bentley Fund within the current fiscal year you are serving

Contact Us

Get in touch with the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement at alumni@bentley.edu or 781-891-2025.