More than 16,500 student volunteers dedicate an average of 15 hours per week to THON related events and activities throughout the year. There are a multitude of ways for Penn State students to get involved and make a difference in the life of a child.
|JOIN AN ORG
More than 400 student organizations across campus are involved with THON, including multiple Special Interest Organizations whose sole mission is to fundraise for THON. These organizations give students the opportunity to actively fundraise For The Kids every day, and elect representatives to dance for 46 hours on behalf of their organization during THON Weekend! Every year, thousands of Penn State students work tirelessly across all campuses to support the kids and their families. Click here for a list of organizations that participate in THON.
|JOIN A COMMITTEE
Committee Members play a key role in helping THON fulfill its mission of conquering childhood cancer. As Committee Members, students plan for and attend THON events as part of a team that is dedicated to making THON a success year after year. Committee Member applications are accepted in September each year. Visit think.thon.org to fill out an application.
|APPLY TO BE A CAPTAIN
THON Captains are hardworking and motivated leaders in the THON community. As a Captain, students take an active role in the planning of THON events throughout the year. Captain Applications are accepted in late April and late August each year, depending on available positions. Visit think.thon.org to view available Captain positions and to fill out an application.
Every year, independent dancer couples are given the opportunity to dance THON Weekend without affiliation to a certain organization. Dancers are chosen through a weighted lottery, with chances determined by the amount of money that you and your dancing partner raise during the year. Find a friend who will be your independent dancing partner. Visit the THON Office, 227D HUB, to register you and your partner, learn more about safe and successful fundraising practices, and ask any questions that you have.
|START AN ORG
Are you and your friends passionate about supporting THON throughout the year? Are you not affiliated with a group that already participates in THON? You can start your own independent organization! There are countless numbers of students on campus who want to get involved. With the right structure and the right motivation, the Communications Committee has the resources needed to help get you on your feet and have a successful year For The Kids. Starting a new organization can be a truly rewarding challenge to take on. All organizations must be recognized by the University in order to participate in THON.