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Vanderbilt Family Volunteer Network (VFVN)

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Host a Regional Vanderbilt Parent Reception

Help host and/or organize parent events in your region during the school year (dinner at a local restaurant, or a get together to watch a Vanderbilt ball game)

Host a Regional Care Package Party

Help host and/or organize an event for parents to assemble care packages to send their students around exam time

Host a Summer Send Off Party in collaboration with Vanderbilt Alumni Relations

Help host and/or organize Summer Send Off Parties for new students and their parents or guardians. Invitations also include local alumni, current students and parents

NOTE: Should a host be needed in your area, you will be contacted by a representative in the Alumni Relations Office for more information

Volunteer at On-Campus Events

Welcome new Vanderbilt parents, answer questions, pass out brochures, and assist families of first year students during Move-In

Assist with registration during Family Weekend.

Assist Admissions at Recruitment Events

Help Vanderbilt admissions counselors in your area at college fairs and programs, pass out brochures and materials, and assist prospective students and their families with questions.

Host a Vanderbilt International Student over the Holidays

Host Vanderbilt international students in your home during Thanksgiving and/or winter break.  Many of our international students remain on campus during the holidays and they would welcome the opportunity to experience American holiday traditions in the home of one of our current Vanderbilt families.

Participate in Career Networking Events for Vanderbilt Students

If you are interested sharing your professional experience and career advice, volunteer to participate in Career Conversations during Family Weekend 2018. There are also various opportunities for your company to participate in recruiting events throughout the year. Please visit the Career Center website for additional information.

Serve as a Study Abroad Parent Mentor

If your student has studied abroad on a Vanderbilt program and you are interested in sharing your knowledge and experience with other parents, you can become a Parent Ambassadors for the Global Education Office (GEO). Click here to learn more!