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Black and Orange Parties

Would you like to gather with local Lewis & Clark alumni and parents? Volunteer to organize a Black and Orange Party in your city! In 2013, there were 66 parties and more than 150 volunteers helped make it happen. These parties do not happen unless volunteers sign up to help.


Read below about what volunteers do and fill out the form to sign up. If you have questions, please email us at or call 503.768.7950.

Volunteer responsibilities:

1. Find a restaurant/bar/lounge where you would like your city’s group to gather. The space can be private, semi-private, or a designated area within a larger space; it should be free. You will need to provide us with a contact person for the venue to arrange payment. A staff person from our office will help you throughout the entire process.

2. Attend the party and greet guests. About a week before, you will receive a packet containing blank nametags, markers and other materials - everything you need to host the event.

3. Maintain contact with our office after the party in order to coordinate payment for drinks with the venue and mail the attendance sheet back to the office within a week of the party.

Staff from the Alumni & Parents office will take care of the rest - invitations, reminders, keeping track of RSVP’s, etc.

There is no financial commitment to be a volunteer unless you wish to donate/host the cost of the appetizers or drinks for the group. Our office will provide appetizers for the party, guests will purchase their own beverages.

Some cities will have multiple volunteers, so feel free to recruit alumni and parent friends to help you!

Sign up to be a Pioneer Volunteer!

If Applicable
This is the address we will send the party packet to as the event approaches.