Alumni Relations

Alumni Volunteering

Stay connected.

Engaged alumni are central to maintaining Reed's rigorous standard of academic excellence. In addition to giving financial support, alumni volunteer their time, skills, and experience to enrich the college and the alumni community itself.

Organize Events in Your Area

Good for: Connectors, gatherers, and party planners. Reedies who love to host. Those looking to connect with other Reedies in their local community.

The alumni relations office wants you! Want to help out with a Renn Fayre project? Teach a workshop at Paideia? Plan an event at Reunions or help organize your class? Find out more or email us.

If you'd like to plan your own Reed event, you can advertise your event by submitting it through our online form. We can help you plan your event—email us at

Organize an event

Volunteer with Alumni Fundraising for Reed (AFR)

Good for: Networkers, communicators, and resume-builders. Reedies with limited time to volunteer. Reedies who want to deepen their service to Reed. Reedies looking for an introduction to fundraising. Those wishing to give back to Reed.

Alumni Fundraising for Reed is a group of dedicated volunteers living across the globe and working to promote philanthropy at Reed. Volunteers contact a handful of current and past alumni donors through email, phone calls, social media, and more to encourage gifts to the college. Outreach is easy, personally fulfilling, and makes a big impact on the overall health of Reed. 

Email Katie Ramsey '04 to Volunteer with Alumni Fundraising for Reed

Mentor Students with the Center for Life Beyond Reed

Good for: Coaches, teachers, connectors, and mentors. Reedies who want to engage with current students. Those looking to help a Reed student find their place in the world.

The Center for Life Beyond Reed provides career and pre-professional advising, career education information, employer recruiting, alumni and parent engagement, and fellowships and awards. You can change lives by offering internships and jobs and by volunteering to help students explore their purpose, shape their narrative, practice for success, and make connections that help them find their place in the world. Learn more about working with current students and becoming a Center for Life Beyond Reed volunteer.

Volunteer with the Center for Life Beyond Reed

Connect with the Alumni Community

Good for: Connectors, gatherers, and party planners. Reedies who love to host. Those looking to connect with other Reedies in their local community.

Not interested in traditional volunteering? There are plenty of other ways to build community with fellow alumni—Reunions, Reed Switchboard, local alumni chapters, and more.

Connect with alumni

Advocate for Reed with the Office of Admission

Good for: Mentors, coaches, and communicators. Reedies with flexible schedules who can act quickly. Reedies who like to talk to anyone. Reedies outside of Portland. Those looking to help shape the incoming Reed class.

Admission Alumni Representatives meet prospective Reedies and represent the college in their local community throughout the year. During the fall, we need your help conducting one-on-one interviews with prospective students. During the winter and spring, some volunteers join our counselors at regional college fairs to answer questions about the college. In April, celebrate with incoming students by attending or hosting admitted student receptions in major cities. Perfect for volunteers who want to share their love of Reed and enjoy meeting new people. 

Register to be an Admission Alumni Representative

Run for (Alumni) Office

Good for: Organizational leaders, passionate about uniting the broad alumni base. Reedies who love to help make decisions. Those looking to connect with other Reedies in their local community and across the world.

There are two types of elected office in the Alumni Association. The Alumni Board helps decide the direction of the college and shapes the actions of the Alumni Office. Individual chapter boards plan local events and organize communities all around the country. Get to know your local chapter and explore leadership roles within the alumni community.

Learn more about the Alumni Board