Volunteer Opportunities

Over 2,200 alumni volunteer their time, talent, and resources to the college — strengthening alumni relationships and serving the entire Bates community. Thank you for your leadership!

+Alumni in Admission

Over 1,200 alumni volunteers represent Bates by covering hundreds of interviews and college fairs around the world. To learn more about this volunteer opportunity, please visit the Alumni in Admission website.

+Alumni Council

The Alumni Council works to support the mission, vision, values, and strategic directions of the college, advancement office, and alumni engagement. The Alumni Council strives to be a positive, energetic ambassador for Bates and demonstrate the highest levels of commitment of personal capital to the college and alumni engagement.

+Bates Business and Regional Networks

The Bates Business and Regional Networks support dynamic programming for Bates alumni and parents across the country. Networks offer a variety of events throughout the year to help participants meet, connect, and learn from one another on a personal and professional level.

+Bates Career Development Center

The Bates Career Development Center (BCDC) has an expansive network of alumni who volunteer to share opportunities and their professional expertise with fellow alumni and students. There are many ways to get involved, including posting a job or internship opportunity, attending a Bates networking event, or sponsoring a CDIP job shadow experience.

To learn more about this volunteer opportunity, please visit the BCDC website.

+Bates Fund Executive Committee

Composed of alumni and parent volunteer leaders, the Bates Fund Executive Committee (BFEC) helps the Annual Giving staff oversee the strategic and tactical objectives for the Bates Fund and solicit and steward Mount David Society-level gifts. The BFEC consists of several subcommittees that focus their expertise on key Bates Fund programs.

+Class Agents

Class Agents play an important role in keeping alumni connected and involved with Bates. Class Agents contact classmates about supporting Bates and share news from campus. There are more than 250 dedicated Class Agents who are integral to the success of our fundraising efforts. Please visit our Class Agent website for fundraising resources and more information.

Bates Staff Liaisons


Lucy Brennan
Classes: 1963–1967, 1998–2007
lbrennan@bates.edu | 207-786-6487

Amy Jefferson
Classes: 1940–1957, 1978–1981, 1988–1997
ajeffers@bates.edu | 207-755-5989

Alicia Rea
Classes: 2008–2017 (Bobcats of the Last Decade)
area@bates.edu | 207-755-5990


Meredith Scaplen
Classes: 1958–1962, 1968–1977, 1982–1987
mscaplen@bates.edu | 207-755-5993

+Class Officers

Class Officers are leaders who serve as liaisons with the college. Most classes have two or more officers who compose an annual class newsletter and serve on a committee during Reunion. Class Officer elections may occur every five years, usually the year following Reunion. The current class leadership and the college will determine whether and when an election is necessary.

There are more than 200 dedicated Class Officers who play an important role in keeping alumni connected with the college. To learn more about volunteering as a class officer, please contact your class leadership or your Bates staff liaison.

Bates Staff Liaisons


Lucy Brennan
Classes: 1963–1967, 1998–2007
lbrennan@bates.edu | 207-786-6487

Amy Jefferson
Classes: 1940–1957, 1978–1981, 1988–1997
ajeffers@bates.edu | 207-755-5989

Alicia Rea
Classes: 2008–2017 (Bobcats of the Last Decade)
area@bates.edu | 207-755-5990


Meredith Scaplen
Classes: 1958–1962, 1968–1977, 1982–1987
mscaplen@bates.edu | 207-755-5993

+Reunion Volunteers

Reunion volunteers make Bates Reunion Weekend happen — they take the lead with building attendance, generating enthusiasm, and fundraising during their special milestone year. Please visit our Reunion Volunteer website for volunteer resources and more information.