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Engagement & Volunteer Opportunities

There is strength in the Pack, when it comes to collective impact – through financial support, volunteer service, advocacy and the other ways we can give back to NC State.

There are many ways and places across campus that our Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy can get involved in. Please fill out this form to indicate your interest in getting more engaged with NC State and someone from the program will contact you directly.

Call for Nominations

Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy is seeking nominations to serve on our leadership council. Please see below for more information on the criteria and expectations for service and use this Google Form to nominate a woman. Please submit all nominations by May 31, 2024.

Each nomination will be reviewed and you will be notified if the nominated individual is selected by July 7, 2024. If not selected, the individual will remain in the pool for up to 3-years.

Criteria for Service

  • Have to have made a philanthropic gift to the University within the last 5 years (no matter the amount)
  • Individuals can have any affiliation with the University: Alumnae, Non-Alum Spouse, Parents or a Friend of the University
  • Have a passion for women’s engagement and philanthropy
  • Show previous dedication through service or advocacy of NC State within the last 5 years
  • Be willing to be an active participant in giving of time, talent, treasure and testimony for Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy and NC State

Expectation for Service

  • Committee members will support the chair of the committee in the development and execution of an annual plan that is aligned to the committee’s objectives and goals. The term for a committee member is 3-years.


  • Participate in a minimum of two committee meetings annually (virtual or in-person)
  • Participate in a minimum of one leadership committee meeting annually (in-person)
  • Contribute to the development of the assigned committee’s plan and goals
  • Support the execution of the plan and actively participate in the actions outlined by the committee

Hourly Volunteer Opportunities

From events to museums to the arboretum, there is a volunteer spot for everybody. Follow your passion — find your place in the Pack to offer your time on an hourly basis.

  • Feed the Pack Pantry
  • NC State Women’s Center
  • NC State Career Center
  • Wolfpack Styled Professional Clothing Closet
  • Gregg Museum Volunteer
  • NC State LIVE Event Volunteer
  • Craft Fair Volunteer
  • Wolf Tales
  • Poole College of Management Spring Showcase Judge
  • Red Hat Shelton Challenge
  • JC Raulston Arboretum Event Volunteer
  • JC Raulston Arboretum Visitor Services Team
  • JC Raulston Arboretum Tree Health Team
  • First-Year Engineering Design Day Judge

Student Mentoring Opportunities

Engage directly with students in any of the following programs when you sign up as a student mentor. Choose an area that matches your expertise and sign up to make a meaningful difference. 

  • Goodnight Scholars Program
  • Shelton Leadership Center Chancellor’s Leadership Development Program
  • Shelton Leadership Center Scholars Program
  • Wilson College of Textiles Senior & Graduate Student Mentoring
  • College of Engineering Interest Circle 

Scholarship Applicant Review & Interview Opportunities

Assist the faculty and staff as they work with a wide array of scholars who hope to join their programs. Review applications and participate in interviews to help make the decision that will make an extraordinary difference in students’ lives. 

  • Park Scholars Program
  • Caldwell Fellows Program
  • Shelton Leadership Center
  • Goodnight Scholars Program

Volunteer Board Service

So, You Want to Serve on a Board?

There are many ways to get involved at NC State and volunteer board service at all levels is among them. There are opportunities in every college and unit across campus to participate in board service. Check out Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy’s Board Service FAQ as a first step to learning more:

A board is a group of people charged with the ultimate responsibility for the health, preservation and progress of an organization. Nonprofit boards represent the interests of the stakeholders and the constituents who benefit from the organization’s mission.

NC State currently has nearly 100 active boards. There are governing, fiduciary and advising boards. Examples include:

  • Board of Trustees – Governing board of the institution
  • Foundation Boards (university and colleges) – Board with a fiduciary responsibility to the particular foundation
  • Board of Visitors – Advisors to the chancellor and Board of Trustees
  • College/Unit Advisory Boards – Advisors to deans and other top leaders
  • Department Boards – Advisors to department heads
  • Young Alumni Councils – Advisors to the colleges on issues of interest to young alumni, from their perspective

Of the top 22 boards, women represent approximately 34% of the membership.

All of these vary by board. Most boards meet at least twice a year and there may be committee meetings and other events as well. A typical member term is two to four years. Attending meetings, participating actively in committees, voting as required and providing philanthropic support or connecting the group to resources are usually among the responsibilities. Board members actively promote the activities and efforts of the department, college, unit or university as appropriate.
Generally, the boards have an executive committee that consists of a president, vice president, treasurer and secretary. Many boards also have committee chairs and committee members.

Board members develop a deeper connection to the university and the satisfaction of knowing they are helping advance its mission and making a difference in supporting its people. They have the opportunity to influence decision-making and outcomes. There may be personal benefits such as leadership development and career networking.

Each board has an individual process for onboarding/training for new members. Additionally, the WWiP Leadership and Advocacy Committee is willing to connect with you to share insight into board service.

Factors for selection include expressing interest and passion; supporting the organization through your time, talent, treasure and testimony; and sharing experiences and perspectives you can bring to the board. Sometimes boards are seeking particular skill sets or connections. Though the governance of boards differs at NC State, generally speaking, you do not have to be an alumna to serve on one of the boards.

To express your interest in serving on a specific board at NC State, please complete this form and select “General NC State Volunteer Board Service” and a member of WWiP will be in touch with you.

As an interested woman, do you have more specific questions about serving on a board at NC State? Please email and a member of our volunteer or staff team will contact you.

Learn more about these boards:
College of Sciences
College of Engineering
Wilson College of Textiles
College of Natural Resources
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
College of Education
NCSU Foundation
NCSU Investment Fund
Friends of the Library
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Board of Trustees
Poole College of Management
JC Raulston Arboretum Advisory Board
Division of Academic and Student Success
NC State Alumni Association
NC State Student Aid Association (Wolfpack Club)
College of Design
Arts NC State
Board of Visitors
College of Veterinary Medicine

Members of Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy are recognized at an NC State women’s basketball game.