Volunteer Honor Code

Bryn Mawr College volunteers are vital in building a community and international network of alumnae/i, parents, and friends. Volunteers uphold the mission of the College by inspiring philanthropy, supporting current students, encouraging alumnae/i engagement, and building a welcoming network of alumnae/i and friends around the world. We are grateful to all volunteers for their contributions, and hope that the experience is rewarding and meaningful. In that spirit, we rely on volunteers to act with integrity, kindness, and professionalism. 

A Commitment to the Shared Values

Bryn Mawr College volunteers have a tremendous impact that strengthens the College and our community, and it can be a wonderful experience for you! Volunteering for Bryn Mawr College will:

  • keep you engaged with the College in a meaningful way.  

  • build your professional and personal network. Not only will you maintain relationships with people you know from your time on campus, but you will have the opportunity to meet and get to know people from different generations at Bryn Mawr College and make new friends.  

  • provide continued learning and professional development opportunities. Volunteers build new skills and gain valuable experience that they can add to a resume and bring to their career.  

  • be fun and creative! Whether it’s facilitating a book discussion or making lizards for first-year students, Bryn Mawr volunteers enjoy spending time together, and bring energy and new ideas to alumnae/i programming.

The Alumnae/i Relations and Development Office at Bryn Mawr College fosters a community of alumnae/i and friends that reflects the diversity of our lived and shared experiences. Bryn Mawr College volunteers: 

  • celebrate diversity within the Bryn Mawr College community and network.  

  • embrace diverse perspectives to deepen understanding and promote learning.  

  • promote an inclusive environment where all feel welcomed and valued.  

  • pursue equal access, treatment, and positive experiences for all.  

  • share a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.  

Bryn Mawr College volunteers:

  • will instill a sense of welcome and belonging within the Bryn Mawr network in such a way that will inspire all community members to engage with the College. 

  • support the College, its mission, and its priorities. 

  • serve as ambassadors for the College to alumnae/i and other constituents. 

  • demonstrate positive engagement with the College.  

  • stay informed about activities at the College. 

  • abide by the College’s nondiscrimination statement. 

  • adhere to the policies, bylaws, and guidelines defined for specific volunteer groups. 

  • handle confidential information discreetly and with respect for constituents’ rights to privacy. 

Many volunteers will have access to information about other constituents that is personal and confidential. It is essential that such information be handled with the utmost care and sensitivity. Confidential information:

  • must be handled with discretion and respect for the right to privacy.  

  • is for College business only, and may not be used for commercial, political, or advocacy solicitations of any kind.  

  • may not be shared or duplicated unless authorized by Bryn Mawr College.  

  • will be promptly disposed of or returned to the College when it is no longer needed. Disposal must be secure and unrecoverable (shredded or erased if in electronic format). 

The purpose of this Confidentiality Statement is to protect the privacy of all members of the Bryn Mawr community. Some Bryn Mawr College volunteers have access to information that is confidential and/or privileged and proprietary in nature. Bryn Mawr College requires that strict confidentiality be maintained with respect to all information obtained by staff and volunteers. 

This includes, but is not limited to, information pertaining to donations of money or gifts, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and other contact information. Electronic communications accessible by volunteers shall be treated as confidential documents and shall not be transferred via electronic or any other communication vehicle at any time. Any personal and financial information should not be disclosed or discussed with any third parties without prior written consent from Bryn Mawr College. 

It is the policy of Bryn Mawr College that such information must be kept confidential both during and after volunteer service. 

For more information, please contact the Bryn Mawr College Alumnae/i Relations and Development Office at 610-526-7396.

Thank you!

Volunteers make Bryn Mawr College stronger. Volunteers sustain the College through inspiring alumnae/i and friends to support the College philanthropically and by staying engaged. We are grateful to our incredible community of volunteers for their generosity, time, and talent.


Contact Us

Alumnae/i Relations and Development

101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-526-5532
Fax: 610-526-5228