Supporting Williams

Beyond partnering with us in your own student’s Williams education, we invite you to contribute your experience, skill, and resources to improving the Williams experience for all of our students. To let us know of your interest in the four principal volunteer opportunities immediately below, PLEASE FILL OUT THIS VOLUNTEERS FORM. To offer housing to Williams students studying or doing research in your city or submit a favorite home recipe to Dining Services, just scroll down!

The Williams Parents Fund

  • Tuition and fees cover only part of the annual investment Williams makes in the education of each and every student. Gifts from generations of parents and alumni make up the difference and truly sustain Williams as a world-class liberal arts college. Learn more and make a gift!

Parents Fund Committee

The PFC is an annual fundraising effort that supports current operating expenses, especially student life, financial aid, athletics, and faculty resources. PFC members work with other parents – of both past and current students – to solicit support for the college. Working with fellow parents is an enjoyable and rewarding way to become more active in the Williams family. Learn more about the Parents Fund volunteer by serving on the Parents Fund Committee. Learn more about the Parents Fund.

Welcome Callers

Greet incoming first-year families over the summer. They offer support and information and answer parents’ questions about what to expect in the year ahead. Each caller is given the names of five to ten families, usually in the same geographic region, to contact. This is a great way to get to know other parents and expand the Williams family.
Volunteer by making summer welcome calls.


Williams Career Center

If you’d like to help enrich career planning for all Williams students, we invite you to post job listings or contact us if you’d like to serve as a career mentor.

Other volunteer opportunities include:

  • Offering a summer or winter term internship possibility.
  • Hosting a student during the January Winter Study term while that student participates in a full-time internship in your town or city. (After their first year, students may participate in approved activities off campus to fulfill their winter study course requirement.)

Office of Admission

Admission oversees a network of admission volunteers across the country and abroad. Many offer to have their names, phone numbers, and email addresses made available to families of admitted students who might want to call with questions in April. Some also help organize Williams evenings or other events for prospective students, especially during the fall or late spring, when admission officers are traveling in their areas. As a parent of a current student, you can provide a unique and helpful perspective for these families.

EphBnB: Offer Free Housing to Students Studying or Working in Your Hometown

Williams undergraduates take advantage of research opportunities and job internships at various times during the academic year and over the summer. If you live in New York City, Boston, Chicago, DC, LA, or San Francisco and would like to offer students free housing while they’re in your city, feel free to register as an EphBnb host!

Share Recipes from Home!

If you have a great recipe that you would like to see served in our dining halls, it’s time to share. Williams Each year, we choose several recipes to be featured in our “Tastes of Home” night. We are looking for recipes of all kinds and from all cultures, as well as all courses (soups, salads, entrees, sides, desserts, etc.) If your dish is selected, we’ll make sure to share the good news with you. Submit your recipe!