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Top 5 Ways to Volunteer for Swarthmore

5. Admissions

Alumni volunteers are a vital part of the Admissions Office’s outreach, recruitment, and yield efforts. They interview prospective students, represent Swarthmore at college fairs, and serve as resources for both prospective and admitted students and their families. Contact Christine Costello ’07 at or (610) 328-8307.

4. Extern Program

The Swarthmore Extern Program is a five-day job-shadowing program that enables current students to explore a particular field of interest during January. Alumni may volunteer as workplace sponsors or homestay hosts—or both. Contact Laura Sibson in Career Services at or (610) 328-8352.

3. Alumni Council

Alumni Council, the governing body of the Alumni Association, participates in a variety of activities to support students, alumni, and the College. If you have questions about the Council, are interested in serving, or wish to nominate a fellow graduate to serve, contact Astrid Devaney of Alumni Relations at or (610) 328-8412 .

2. Reunion Planning

If you graduated in a year ending in “4” or “9,” or in 2007, you can help make Alumni Weekend 2009 the best ever by serving on your class reunion planning committee. Volunteers coordinate class activities and encourage classmates to return to campus June 5–7, 2009. Contact Karen Bernier at or (610) 328-8404.

1. Connections

Swarthmore’s regional alumni organizations are called “Connections.” Connection events range from trips to museums to family picnics in the park. The Alumni Office is always looking for volunteers to help organize and staff Connection events. Contact Geoff Semenuk at or (610) 328-8453.

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