Alumni Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteering with Alumni Relations
Good for: Connectors, gatherers, and party planners. Reedies who love to host. Those looking to connect with other Reedies in their local community.
Alumni Relations volunteers plan and run events throughout the year including: Reunions, book groups, restaurant clubs, museum tours, happy hours, career networking, picnics, holiday parties, camping, and more. Volunteers can help plan ongoing activities in their region, start new events in their region, or run for the Alumni Board of Directors.
Volunteering 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 across the globe working to promote philanthropy at Reed. Volunteers contact a handful of current and past alumni donors through emails, 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 the college.
Volunteering 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. 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.
Volunteering with the Office of Admission
Good for: Mentors, coaches, and communicators. Reedies with flexible schedules who can act quickly. Reedies not afraid 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.