Alumni Relations & Volunteer Engagement

Volunteers Needed!

Reed's network of volunteers empowers alumni from around the world to give their time, lend their talents, and share their resources to support Reed's mission. Whether connecting with classmates during Reunions, serving on a committee, or engaging in ways that enhance the student experience, volunteers make meaningful and lasting contributions. If you are unsure which opportunity is right for you, email, and a staff member will contact you to find the perfect fit.

Alumni Admission Representatives

Admission Alumni Representatives around the world help the office of admission increase Reed College's visibility and reach by interviewing prospective students or attending college fairs. Find out more here.

Alumni Board

Reed’s Alumni Board is a global service board dedicated to the mission of creating the best possible alumni experience through the work of its committees. The Alumni Board recruits for and oversees its working committees, which carry out programs and initiatives to benefit the alumni community. 

The board’s working committees are open to all alumni volunteers wishing to help:

Alumni Chapters

Alumni Chapters actively engage alumni in a variety of local gatherings such as museum visits, happy hours, book clubs, holiday parties—plus other fun events thought up by creative Reedies. Host a chapter event in your city and connect with alumni near you!

Center for Life Beyond Reed

There are many ways to help current students such as offering internships or jobs, serving as a career resource in your field of work, and helping students with networking (don't forget to update your Alumni Directory profile!).

Foster-Scholz Club

The Foster-Scholz Club hosts regular events throughout the year for alumni whose preferred class year is 40 years or more ago. This includes special lectures with faculty, conversations with administration about the state of the college, and outings to see performances on campus.

International Friendship Program

A non-residential friendship program, this cooperative effort between the Office of International Student Services and volunteers in the local community seeks to bring together international students and scholars with local hosts who will befriend them, introduce them to the local community, support their experience at Reed, and enjoy the opportunity for cultural exchange.

Orientation Move In and Thesis Parade

From helping first year students move into residence halls to writing notes for gradutating seniors, the alumni office can always use more volunteer hands on-campus. Email to get involved. 


Paideia is your chance to share what you know—take over the classroom and plunge into a subject you're passionate about, from the history of punk to the manufacture of chalk to Bollywood dance. And don't forget: you can take classes as well!

Professional Networks

For alumni interested in connecting professionally, please join one of the existing professional networks or connect with us to start one in your own field. Examples include the Legal Network, Reedies in Sustainability, and the Physics Network!


Reunions class committee volunteers are the key to making Reunions celebrations a success! You'll work with other classmates to plan a fabulous Reunions weekend, including reconnecting with old friends, organizing your class event, and encouraging classmates to make a gift in honor of your class.