Get 7 Service Hours in one day with Habitat for Humanity just a few miles from campus!!

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Get 7 Service Hours in one day with Habitat for Humanity just a few miles from campus.

Habitat for Humanity Build–  Helensview  site  at NE 64th Ave. & Killingsworth Ct.

Habitat’s mission is to create successful homeownership by partnering hardworking families in need with the community to build healthy, affordable homes. Helensview will offer families and their children an affordable housing opportunity in Cully, our Neighborhood Revitalization focus neighborhood. This site was originally owed by a nonprofit called HOST who after the recession was unable to complete the site, and so Habitat is taking the site over to complete 20 homes for hardworking, low-income families in the Portland area.

When: every week Tuesday-Saturday

Create an account and sign up for a day through this link. http://pdxhabitat.volunteerhub.com/SignIn.aspx

Follow instructions to complete a waiver.

If you sign up for a volunteer day, we are counting on you to be at the site by 8:30 a.m. and to stay all day till 3:30 p.m

Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and closed toed shoes.

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SPRING 2016 VOLUNTEER FARM EDUCATORS WANTED!

Do you enjoy gardening and interacting with children? If so, consider volunteering with Sauvie Island Center. Volunteers lead small groups of preschool through twelfth grade students through interactive, hands-on, farm-based lessons.

A trip to Sauvie Island Center is a rich and unique opportunity for Portland youth to visit and explore the Sauvie Island Organics Farm and the grounds of Howell Territorial Park, managed by Metro. 

Volunteer Farm Educators are essential to the success of our program! 

Our trained educators are asked to commit to leading a minimum of 5 field trips during the season. As a Sauvie Island Center volunteer you will:
-Gain experience in farm-based education, interpretation and gardening
-Spend your days outside on beautiful Sauvie Island
-Become a part of a dynamic and energetic team of educators
-Taste fresh produce from Sauvie Island Organics farm
-Enjoy spreading the seeds of knowledge to local youth

SPRING 2016 field trips begin Tuesday, April 5th and run through Friday, June 17th.  Each trip is approximately a 5.5 hour volunteer day from 8:30am -2:00pm.

Volunteer Farm Educator Training:
New Volunteer Orientation: Thursday, March 10th, 6:00-8:00pm
“Sense of Program”: Thursday, March 31st, 10:00am-3:00pm
“Sense of Place”: Friday, April 1st, 2016, 10:00am-3:00pm 

Locations:
March 10th – Hatch Innovative Lab
March 31st and April 1st – Sauvie Island on site at Howell Territorial Park  

To Apply:
Please complete the volunteer application form found on our website:http://www.sauvieislandcenter.org/get-involved/volunteer/ 

NOTE: If you are interested in becoming a volunteer educator but are unable to make it to some of the scheduled trainings, please attend any that you can and contact Shawna Hartung, Education Program Manager: shawna@sauvieislandcenter.org503-341-8627

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Volunteer in Hillsboro as a Referee or Scorekeeper!

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March Madness is just around the corner and the Special Olympics of Oregon (SOOR) is sponsoring a huge tournament for athletes on Sunday March 13th at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Oregon. They are in need of people to assist with refereeing, scorekeeping and running game clocks on three different courts.

The SOOR tournament will use multiple courts and games will be going from 9:30am (on the hour) to 3:30pm. It would be great if you could commit to doing two or three games blocks.

When: Sunday March 13th 9am-4pm

Where: Liberty High School in Hillsboro, OR

If you’re interested in refereeing at this tournament please contact Joel Schuldheisz at jschuldheisz@cu-portland.edu or 503-572-9733. Send your name, email and cell phone number.

If you don’t feel comfortable refereeing, please go to the following link and scroll down and click on “Basketball – Hillsboro – Liberty HS”.

http://www.soor.org/Sub-Page.aspx?Name=Sports-Competitions&PID=126

You’ll be able to sign up for scoring, time keeper or other duties.

Volunteer on Saturdays with Portland Parks and Rec- No Ivy League

Portland Parks and Rec- No Ivy League

No Ivy Day 2010

Work in Forest Park with a group of volunteers to hike to a work site and spend the morning removing English Ivy- an invasive plant. It can be messy so come prepared in long clothing and closed toed shoes you don’t mind getting dirty! They provide gloves and tools!

When– The first and third Saturday each month 8:45am to noon, except when there is severe weather.

Where– Meet at the Field House at the Lower Macleay Trailhead, 2960 NW Upshur, Portland, OR 97210

Questions: noivyleague@gmail.com 503-823-3681

Groups of five or more persons need to call 503-823-3681 to register at least a few days in advance

Interested in more details? https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/205050 

Elders & Children: Support Intergenerational Activities

As always, the Hands on Portland Community Project Calendar has MANY opportunities, but not all opportunities meet the Concordia University Service Learning guidelines requiring direct work with individuals and directness in addressing community needs. Any re-posted opportunities to this blog meet the Concordia Guidelines.

Below is a re-posted opportunity from Volunteers of America that’s coming up and is available for registration through Hands on Portland’s Community Project Calendar.

Elders & Children: Support Intergenerational Activities

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Both the elderly and young children can experience isolation from a lack of support and connection, especially when their caregivers are over-burdened. Build community and connection across the generations or be the ones to honor our elders with laughter and new experiences!

Join us as we help engage adults with functional and/or cognitive impairments, and engage preschoolers from our Family Relief Nursery! Activities may include crafting, art & music therapy, tai chi, and gardening. Training, supplies, lunch, and laughter included!

VOA’s Adult Day Centers feature structured programs that meet the needs of functionally and/or cognitively impaired adults. VOA’s Family Relief Nursery is a prevention/intervention program that helps to stop the cycle of child abuse & neglect while also providing development assessments and a therapeutic nursery/preschool environment for children ages six weeks through five years.

Time/Location:

Tuesday, February 16th
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Lambert House, 2600 SE 170th, Portland, OR

50 Spots Left To Sign-up for this project, visit the Hands on Portland Elders & Children: Support Intergenerational Activities Project Page, scroll to the bottom, and click ‘sign up’. After you sign up you will receive more information.

**Concordia University’s Service Opportunity Blog often reposts opportunities from our community partners that have limited volunteer capacity. Always check directly with the community partner or referring agency to register, as Concordia’s Office of Service Leadership does NOT guarantee availability at community partner opportunities**

 

Become a Program Night Volunteer to Empower Homeless Youth!

As always, the Hands On Portland Community Project Calendar has MANY opportunities, but not all opportunities meet the Concordia University Service Learning guidelines requiring direct work with individuals and directness in addressing community needs. Any re-posted opportunities to this blog meet the Concordia Guidelines.

Below is a re-posted opportunity from Kids First Project in partnership with Portland Homeless Family Solutions that’s coming up and is available for registration through Hands On Portland’s Community Project Calendar.

Become a Program Night Volunteer to Empower Homeless Youth! (age 8+)

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This awareness provides the resources for children that are experiencing homelessness. You can help these children reach their full potential by freeing up time for parents so they can get proper training on job skills and ultimately breaking the cycle of poverty.

Volunteers run this entire program; volunteers of all ages have the option of becoming a tutor for a child. Whether you’re interested in background work or interacting with children, your impact makes all the difference.

You can make a commitment and help these children up to 3 times a week or come and help out once.

Time/Locations:

Portland Homeless Family Solutions

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 6-7pm

 

Sign up by expressing interest here to join this group of volunteers at Hands on Greater Portland to help those children who are struggling though poverty and homelessness.

 

After expressing interest, the volunteer leader / coordinator will contact you to confirm participation and provide directions for this opportunity.
**Concordia University’s Service Opportunity Blog often reposts opportunities from our community partners that have limited volunteer capacity. Always check directly with the community partner or referring agency to register, as Concordia’s Office of Service Leadership does NOT guarantee availability at community partner opportunities**

 

As always, the Hands on Portland Community Project Calendar has MANY opportunities, but not all opportunities meet the Concordia University Service Learning guidelines requiring direct work with individuals and directness in addressing community needs. Any re-posted opportunities to this blog meet the Concordia Guidelines.

Below is a re-posted opportunity from Transition Projects that’s coming up and is available for registration through Hands on Portland’s Community Project Calendar.

Cook It Up: Meal time at Clark Center

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:30pm-7:30pm

3 Spots Left

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 5:30pm-7:30pm

2 Spots Left

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 5:30pm-7:30pm

6 Spots Left

Join a dynamic team of volunteers to prepare, cook and serve dinner to the residents of Transition Projects’ Clark Center! Using items available in the Clark Center’s food pantry in combination with items provided by volunteers, we’ll prepare the meal together and serve it to the residents in this 90-bed transitional housing shelter for men.

To Sign-up for this project, visit the Hands on Portland Cook it up: Meal time at Clark Center Project Page, scroll to the bottom, and click ‘sign up’. After you sign up you will receive more information.

**Concordia University’s Service Opportunity Blog often reposts opportunities from our community partners that have limited volunteer capacity. Always check directly with the community partner or referring agency to register, as Concordia’s Office of Service Leadership does NOT guarantee availability at community partner opportunities**

Volunteer with JOIN – our Fall Urban Experience Partner!

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Each fall, Concordia students partner with JOIN to learn more about those experiencing homelessness in the Portland area and how than can contribute to alleviating the negative affects of homelessness on individuals and the community.  To learn more about JOIN’s immersion program, check out this link.

JOIN exists to support the efforts of homeless individuals and families to transition off the streets and into permanent housing.

What: JOIN is seeking volunteers for a brand new computer lab designed to help folks conduct job searches, fill out housing applications, create resumes, and more!

When: Volunteers’ schedules would be flexible and you could choose which day and time you want to come in. JOIN is open Monday-Friday 10-3.

Who: This position would be a good fit for someone who has experience writing resumes, knows how to work printers and feels comfortable interacting with others. With this position you would be doing a variety of tasks depending on what people’s needs are. Some of our folks don’t know how to type, so you may help someone type up a resume. You may help people search for open apartments or fill out applications, help folks with printing needs, direct people to job searching websites and show folks how to set up an email account.

Sounds great! Where do I sign up? Contact DiJonnette at dijonnettemt@joinpdx.org and check out JOIN’s website for additional opportunities!

**Concordia University’s Service Opportunity Blog often reposts opportunities from our community partners that have limited volunteer capacity. Always check directly with the community partner or referring agency to register, as Concordia’s Office of Service Leadership does NOT guarantee availability at community partner opportunities**

Volunteer with Tracktown USA

Volunteer Opportunity with TrackTown USA and IAAF World Indoor Track Championship

This event is an unique opportunity to work with an international organization and participate in the largest event from a sport perspective that Portland has seen.

**Event Takes Place March 2016**

Positions are available with varying dates and times depending on area of interest and availability. Some of the positions are accommodation, athlete hospitality, community programs, hospitality and catering, operations, clean up, spectator services, and many others. Knowledge about track and field is not required.

This is an international event and should be one of the largest events from a sports perspective that Portland has seen. In addition to that, the students involved will work with the dignitaries and presidents from multiple country’s athletic communities so the professional experience will be invaluable for later jobs! Our goal is to get about 50 students from Concordia on board and work with them to provide a unique experience and a rewarding opportunity!

Contact

Sawyer Franz -Volunteer Coordinator

cell: 303-908-0268

http://gotracktownusa.com/volunteers/

Volunteer with the NE Emergency Food Program

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Northeast Emergency Food Program 

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Afternoons

The Northeast Portland Emergency Food Program’s mission is to provide families and individuals in need with several days worth of groceries. We also strive to provide healthy choices and more fresh fruits and vegetables than your typical food pantry. We also offer clothing for the whole family.

Volunteering with us helps those families in need and enriches the life of the person volunteering. We really are a community of people helping people. When you volunteer with us, receive food from us or donate to us, you are joining that community and making a serious difference in many peoples’ lives.

Volunteers get to see the truly diverse nature of Portland that is often unapparent. Walking into out waiting room on a busy day is like being in a global village, with several languages being spoken, and adults and children all about. If you like, you could learn the numbers in Vietnamese or learn how to say Good Afternoon in Russian. Or you can share with someone your favorite recipe for eggplant or fresh garden rhubarb.

The Northeast Emergency Food Program food house exists for two reasons. We exist as a place to serve people and as a place for people to serve others. It has never been about just the food, it’s about the people. We are a community center for those in the Cully neighborhood and beyond. We also happen to give away over 700,000 pounds of food every year.

Opportunity Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 14 years of age or olderto participate in this opportunity.
  • Wear Closed Toed Shoes

 

Contact Person: Howard Kenyon, Program Manager
Location: Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 4800 NE 72nd Ave., Portland, OR 97218
Phone: (503) 284-5470
E-mail: nefp@emoregon.org

Website: http://emoregon.org/NE_food_program.php