Volunteer

Polar Bears spend four years as students and the rest of their lives as alumni. The College offers countless opportunities for lifelong involvementwith your classmates, friends, and alma mater. 
Volunteers on Quad

Volunteer Opportunities Include

Alumni Council

The Alumni Council represents the greater alumni body to the College through executive oversight for alumni programs, providing input, advice, and perspective on efforts and serving as ambassadors for Bowdoin in members' communities.

Alumni Fund Directors

Dedicated alumni with cross-generational perspective serving a four-year term to help support other Fund volunteers comprise this committee. Each of the Fund Directors has served, or continues to serve, as a Class Agent and is selected by the director of annual giving.

Parents Executive Committee

Bowdoin’s Parents Executive Committee (PEC) is made up of parents of current students and parents of graduates who volunteer to support the Parents Fund and the College community. Students from around the globe come to Bowdoin and form a diverse, vibrant, and strong community—so do our parents.

Bowdoin Switchboard

Switchboard is a place to interact with other Polar Bears across the globe. You can make an ask for what you need and offer what you have. Seeking a mentor or career advice? Interested in offering information or contacts for jobs? Seeking a roommate or a place to live? This is the place to make it happen.

Alumni Fund Class Agents

As leaders of their class’s effort, Class Agents work closely with AG staff members to set and meet their respective class dollar and donor goals. Class Agents are vital in encouraging philanthropy and building relationships between alumni and Bowdoin.

Reunion Classes

Class Reunions are held every five years and are planned and hosted by volunteer Reunion Committees, who assist with shaping Reunion class programming and help the class achieve its goals around Reunion Weekend attendance, class gift totals, and donor participation rate.

Bowdoin Regional Networks

Do you like planning social events? Lead or be part of a committee that organizes events for alumni and parents in your area. Activities are planned for each regional network by committees of alumni volunteers working with the Office of Alumni Relations.