We truly rely on Commencement volunteers to ensure the day’s event runs smoothly and the atmosphere is enjoyable for our graduates and their guests.
Volunteering, whether you’re a member of the Binghamton University family, a local community member or an alum, is a great way to show your support for our graduates’ achievements and to share in the celebration.
We provide free parking, refreshments and a thank you gift to volunteers.
We are looking for people to serve in the following roles:
- Greeter - Meet guests as they enter the Events Center, address ticket issues if they arise. Assignment may include monitoring of a guest list and escorting VIP guests to reserved seating.
Guest Usher - Answer general questions (restrooms, refreshments, etc.); direct guests to available seats.
- Lost & Found/Lost Child - Staff the lost and found/lost child booth on the concourse level. Serve as a point of contact between University Police, parent and child should a child become separated from his/her parent. One position available per shift.
Program Distribution - Distribute event programs to guests as they enter the Events Center. Prior to ceremony, distribute programs on graduating student chairs on event level.
- Disability Services - Help guests with physical limitations and/or disabilities. This assignment includes: providing a wheelchair escort to guest seating, directing guests to the elevator, setting up chairs on the concourse for disabled guests, assisting guests off the shuttle bus and assisting Parking Services staff in the drop off zone in front of the Events Center.
- Volunteer Management - Serve as the first point of contact for volunteers as they arrive for a shift. This assignment includes managing check-in/check-out, alerting volunteer team leaders to no shows and positions that need to be filled and using a two-way radio. If assigned to this role, you may be asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to shift start time or to remain 30 minutes after a shift end time.