There are many ways to volunteer your time and expertise to serve the Reed alumni community. Not sure which one is right for you? Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and a staff member will connect with 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.
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. Find out more here.
The board’s working committees are open to all alumni volunteers wishing to help:
- The Committee for Young Alumni helps younger alumni connect, continue their intellectual journey, and collaborate in their post-Reed lives in ways that are most meaningful and relevant to them.
- Join Reed Alumni Connect and welcome new graduates into the alumni community.
- The Diversity and Inclusion Committee works in partnership with the college to reach, engage, and support Reed’s diverse alumni.
- The Reed Career Alliance committee supports alumni in the development of meaningful careers post-Reed.
- Consider becoming an Alumni Career Coach!
Alumni Chapters actively engage regional alumni in a variety of gatherings such as museum visits, happy hours, book clubs, holiday parties—plus other fun events thought up by creative Reedies. They also welcome Reedies when they move to town so you always have a friend close by. Host a chapter event in your city or or serve on the chapter’s steering committee and plan events throughout the year! Find out more here.
Alumni Fundraising for Reed
Alumni Fundraising for Reed (AFR) is an easy, fun, and extremely important initiative in which volunteers remind last year's alumni donors to make a gift to the Annual Fund.
- AFR outreach volunteers send friendly reminders to last year’s donors to renew their support of Reed through email, phone calls, and social media.
- AFR Social Media Ambassadors promote making a gift to Reed by sharing, liking, and commenting on Reed’s official social media posts.
Find out more here.
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!). Find out more here.
The Foster-Scholz Club hosts regular events throughout the year for alumni whose preferred class year is 40 years or more ago. Find out more here.
Host Family ProgramReed’s Host Family Program is a non-residential friendship program for international students and the local Portland community. Host families befriend international students, introduce them to the local community, support their experience at Reed, and enjoy the opportunity for cultural exchange. Find out more here.
Orientation Move In and Thesis Parade
From helping first year students move into residence halls to grilling hot dogs* for graduating seniors** at thesis parade, the alumni office can always use more volunteer hands on-campus. Email us to get involved.
*Yes, including vegan dogs.
**And everyone else!
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! Find out more here.
Professional NetworksFor alumni interested in connecting professionally, please join one of the existing professional networks or connect with us to start one in your own field. Find out more here.
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. Find out more here.