Student Life Office

Reed College Staff Vollum Funds

Vollum Funds are available each semester for staff members to use for the purpose of facilitating social interactions between students and staff.

Funding may be used for:  

  • Hosting meals for students on- or off-campus
  • Attending plays, movies, museums, sporting events or for recreational activities
  • Fees for using Reed vans, taking public transportation, Uber/Lyft or fuel costs

Funding may not be used for: 

  • Gifts
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Student initiated activities
  • Reimbursement of student payment for Vollum Funds interaction

Eligibility & Schedule

Staff members working >.5 FTE are entitled to $100.00 per semester, and staff working <=.5 FTE are given $50.00 per semester. Unused funds do not roll over. Staff may also combine their funds with those of other staff members for larger events. If you would like to request additional funding, please contact Cathy Carrington at  

The schedule for funding is as follows (receipt dates should fall within these date ranges for reimbursement or charge):

  • Fall Semester: August 29, 2022 – December 7, 2022
  • Spring Semester: January 23, 2023 – June 30, 2023

If you have any questions about funding, please contact Cathy Carrington at  


A receipt must accompany your reimbursement. If you use cash or a personal card, please submit a Vollum Funds' expense request for approval to before you fill out your disbursement request in Etrieve, and specify you have used personal payment.

If a pCard is used to make the purchase, please send an email to for approval and to receive accounting information to reconcile your card statement (please make this request before the statement reconciliation period occurs). Printed authorization is required to be included in the pCard envelope.