Get Involved


The Whittier College Alumni Association offers a number of volunteer opportunities that enable you to stay connected, engaged, and involved with the College, regardless of whether you are local to campus or living afar. 

Join our greater Poet network now, and make new friends or reconnect with old ones, find career connections and resources, and help build the future of your alma mater!

Volunteer opportunities range from career mentors and guest speakers to affinity organizations and fundraising groups to leadership councils and student campaigns. Browse the tabs below to learn more about current alumni opportunities and leadership organizations that need your talent, your time, and your input. GO POETS!


If you are interested in having a voice in the strategic direction of your Alumni Association, want to develop your leadership skills, or are looking for ways to connect with fellow Poets for social or professional reasons, click on any of the links below to find out how you can get involved.

The Alumni Relations Committee of the Alumni Board is charged with the goal of engaging Whittier College alumni.

Alumni interested in becoming a member of this committee, should review the requirements and responsibilities and apply

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. 

The Alumni Relations Committee works with the Office of Alumni Relations and the general Alumni Board to build pathways for alumni involvement with college-related activities such as Orientation, Homecoming, and more. The group oversees volunteer opportunities between alumni and college initiatives and assists the Office of Alumni Relations with overall alumni engagement.

Whittier College recognizes alumni associations for the following affinity groups:

  • Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA)
  • Alianza de Los Amigos (Latinx)
  • Whittier College Black Alumni Association

The goal of these associations is to enage and foster community amongst their members and the larger alumni network and to work in partnership with the Alumni Association Board of Directors and in support of active student groups on campus.

If you are interested in a leadership role and becoming a member of one of these alumni associations, please submit an application. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

There are also additional leadership opportunities within Alianza de Los Amigos. For information on the Whittier College Black Alumni Association, contact 

The Alumni Ambassador Network is an organized effort to engage alumni volunteers who wish to represent Whittier at college fairs across the nation.

The Alumni Ambassador Network also serves as the foundation for Whittier College Regional Alumni Chapters.

Please fill out this form if you are interested in this opportunity.


Even if you are not ready to be a leader just yet or are simply looking to expand your volunteer service, know you have something to contribute without having to make a significant time commitment. Consider any of the following ways you can "test the waters" and find your niche, all while supporting the College's programs.

Alumni who know a high school or transfer student who is a great fit with Whittier College can now personally refer them to the Office of Admission.

Share your personal and professional experiences with current Whittier College students. If you are interested in being a speaker, please email Alumni Relations at

The Thriving Authentically Series is a monthly series that focuses on important discussions about navigating the world of work while embracing one’s identities and/or their intersectionality.

This in turn also encourages building relationships between panelists and students. The Thriving Authentically series is a panel discussion hosted in collaboration with the Center for Career and Professional Development, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Alumni Relations and various student clubs/organizations. 

  • Tuesday, November 14: Indigenous & Native community alumni
  • Thursday, January 25: Multiracial alumni
  • Wednesday, February 21: Black alumni
  • Thursday, March 21: Women of Color alumni 
  • Tuesday, April 9: Post-Traditional alumni (veterans, parents, caregivers, undocumented, commuters, transfers)

Please email Sandra Arana in the Center for Career and Professional Development at to learn more.

Career Treks allow students to explore career paths, connect with professionals and explore business culture while building their network and fostering relationships that may lead to incredible opportunities.

These opportunities allow students the chance to visit offices of potential future employers which in turn helps provide a clearer picture of life after Whittier.

Visit the Career Center page for more information.

Poets in Service 

Volunteers play an integral role in many campus events throughout the year. These are lower-commitment opportunities that allow alumni to support Whittier and stay connected to the College. 

Alumni play an important role in raising funds for scholarships, special projects, athletics, and other initiatives at Whittier College.

Your support is essential. 

Give online or reach out to to learn about key funding priorities.