Volunteer Opportunities

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Send a Senior MacMail

Ideal for: All alumni regardless of location or class year
Deadline: All postcards must be received by Monday, May 2

Help us welcome the newest cohort of alumni by sending a MacMail postcard for a senior. As graduation approaches, seniors have a lot on their minds - passing finals, moving, finding a job, starting grad school, saying goodbye to their friends, and more. A MacMail postcard from an alum shows them that they will be part of the larger Macalester community forever, gives them encouragement that they will find their way, and gives many a boost of energy just when they need it. It only takes a few minutes to write a message that can make a big difference for a senior.
See details and instructions for sending MacMail

Become a Career Helper

Ideal for: Alumni interested in having career conversations with students and other alumni

When it comes to figuring out how to apply a Macalester education in the job market, alumni are the experts. Career Helpers are alumni who have raised their hand to serve as a resource for students and fellow alumni who want to learn more about specific fields, career paths, employers and industries. Activating the Career Helper badge on MacDirect sends a clear signal that you are available for these conversations, as well as flagging you as a potential volunteer for your major and minor department(s). Career Helpers are not expected to offer jobs or internships, but rather serve as resources and a support system for alumni and students of all ages.

As of January 2015, 504 alumni have signed up to be Career Helpers--please help us build our network!
Visit MacDirect and become a Career Helper

Become a Class Agent

Ideal for:  Alumni who enjoy being in touch with their classmates.
Join a network of alumni to spread the word about why giving back to Mac is so important!
Macalester's Class Agent program supports donor participation while connecting with alumni in a direct and personal way.

Class Agents play a vital role in supporting the Annual Fund -- you share experiences, professors, and stories with your classmates. Every gift counts, and your influence helps create opportunities for Mac students on campus today.

What's involed? Support Macalester's Annual Fund and engage 10 classmates with the college, with the ultimate goal that they contribute to the Annual Fund. Anything beyond that is up to you!

Sign up to be a Class Agent today!