Office for Institutional Diversity

Students for Education, Equity, and Direct Service

SEEDS—Students for Education, Equity, and Direct Service—is Reed's Community Engagement program focused on building and sustaining programs that foster positive, healthy change in the world and are mutually beneficial for Reed students, local community members, and community organizations

Mission Statement

Committed to enhancing Reed's academic mission, SEEDS provides Reed students with access to volunteer opportunities, fellowships and Federal Work-Study, and trainings and workshops. Through their work with SEEDS, students

  • reflect on their position in the world;
  • strengthen their commitments to social justice;
  • build authentic, reciprocal relationships with community partners;
  • gain skills;
  • support positive, sustainable social change in and around Portland.

Opportunities at a Glance

Depending on your schedule and interests, you can participate in weekly, monthly, or drop-in opportunities with SEEDS. Starred (*) programs qualify for off-campus Federal Work-Study. In addition, you may be able to earn college credit for your work. 

*Note: are you Federal Work-Study-eligible? Get paid to work with organizations in Portland! Follow the six-step process to get started. Not FWS-eligible? You're welcome to volunteer for most positions!


Check out our map of community partners for more opportunities.
(You must be signed into your account to access the map.)

Monthly and Drop-In

Note: one-time and monthly events are not eligible for off-campus Federal Work-Study.