Why Volunteer?

Why should you volunteer for Penn State Homecoming? Well, because Penn State Homecoming is the second largest organization on campus and hosts the largest student-run parade in the nation! Besides the fact, here are a few reasons why you should join our year long festivities:

  • Showcase Your Penn State Pride
  • Make A Positive Impact Within The Community
  • Gain Valuable Leadership Experience
  • Unleash Your Creativity
  • Build Lasting Connections
  • Experience The Traditions


Whether you’re passionate about community engagement, event planning, or simply spreading joy, we have a place for you! Explore the opportunities that await and join us in creating unforgettable memories together!

Captain Committees

Homecoming Captains are instrumental in the organization and execution of Homecoming, leading a team of students in 13 committees including Alumni Relations, Public Relations, University Relations, and OPPerations. Each Captain has specific duties within the Committee. These committees work together to execute more than 10 different Homecoming events throughout the year.

Committee Members

In addition to Homecoming’s 13 Captain Committees, there are opportunities for students to get involved as a committee members. Committee members assist in Homecoming events and are vital to the success of Penn State’s Homecoming celebration. Students can get involved with Merchandise, OPPerations, or the University Relations Involvement committee. Students also can apply to emcee all events throughout the year, including the parade at the end of Homecoming week.

First-Year Involvement Committee

The First-Year Involvement Committee is selected in the fall, and is a way for Freshmen to get involved immediately upon coming to Penn State. You will be able to help plan the week-long Homecoming celebration and get to make friends while doing it. This committee assists the University Relations Captains, helps promote different events throughout Homecoming week, and will even get to be in the Homecoming Parade! Please note: you must be a Freshman to apply.

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