Volunteer with Madison High School SUN Program

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer with Madison High School’s SUN Program

Students will learn about the barriers students face in academic success and accessing higher education. Students are likely to learn how to engage and effectively communicate with students from a variety of backgrounds with histories of immigration, refugee, ESL, low-income, first generation college track, etc.

SUN’s mission is to provide a system of care providing social and support services to youth, individuals and families that lead to educational success and self-sufficiency. Within the SUN Service System, SUN Community Schools are the school-based service delivery site for a comprehensive set of services including educational, enrichment, recreational, social and health services.

SUN Community Schools transform schools into community learning centers.

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is the lead agency at Madison SUN. IRCO’s mission is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multiethnic society.

Types of Volunteer Opportunities: 

  • Tutor high school students in subjects of tutor’s strengths, ranging from academic subjects to college applications.
  • Provide a positive relationship with a college student
  • Increase student’s research, self-advocacy, and study skills to become autonomous and empowered students.

3-4 Volunteers are needed each Monday-Thursday 3:15-5pm throughout the Academic Year from September-June

To Volunteer:

Contact: Katie Lauderdale – Madison SUN Site Manager (Ph: 503-998-5426; afidler@pps.net)

Volunteer with Friends of Trees

friendsoftrees1Volunteer with Friends of Trees!

Neighborhood plantings and natural area restoration projects are a fun way for students to earn volunteer service hours, learn about planting trees, and participate in an activity that complements their studies.

The Basics:

Friends of Trees provides breakfast pastries, coffee and hot chocolate, gloves, tools and trained volunteer guidance. Please arrive by 8:45am dressed appropriately for the weather and ready to have some fun! Our plantings occur on Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm.

Please note our procedures for service learning hours, as well as our youth waiver requirements HERE.

How to connect with Friends of Trees:

If you have any questions or need additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact  Jenny Bedell-Stiles in the Volunteer & Outreach Program, (503) 595-0213.

 

Create Care Packages for Kids – Tuesday November 4th!

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.

Create Care Packages for Kids!!

Tuesday November 4th 7-8:30pm!

Join Northwest Children’s Outreach and aid them in their mission to help families in the Portland area provide for their children. Create packages of clothing, toys, and hygiene items for low income and foster children in Portland. Your presence makes a huge difference, and it’s a lot of fun! Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. 

Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Water will be provided!

*Please note that Northwest Children’s Outreach is a faith based nonprofit and there will be a short prayer to kickoff the project.  Volunteers may choose whether or not they wish to participate in this prayer prior to the start of the project.

To learn more about Northwest Children’s Outreach, visit www.northwestchildrensoutreach.org.

The Northwest Children’s Outreach accepts and appreciates donations, however small, from our volunteer groups. So please take the time to gather whatever gently used baby and children’s items (clothing, toys, gear) may be in your home and neighborhood before you arrive at the volunteer session. Thank you!


To Sign-Up for this Project, visit the Hands On Portland Project Page, scroll to the bottom, and click ‘sign up’.  As of this post, 11 spots are available for this project, however registrations fill up fast!  

This project will also take place on Tuesday November 18th and Tuesday December 2nd, sign up links for those dates are on the Project Page link above.


**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**

Post expires at 11:56pm on Monday December 1st, 2014

Volunteer with the Community Energy Project – Saturday 11/1

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 Community Energy Project that’s coming up and is available for registration through Hands On Portland’s Community Project Calendar.


 

Hands On Managed projects offer you an opportunity to join a group of volunteers on a done-in-a-day project led by a Hands On Volunteer Leader

 

Community Energy Project, Inc., empowers people in the Portland metro area to maintain healthier, more livable homes, control their utility costs, and conserve natural resources.

We do this through education, hands-on training, and distribution of weatherization, and lead poisoning prevention materials. We also provide direct weatherization services to seniors and people with disabilities. We deliver these services in partnership with community members and service organizations, utilities, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. We envision a future where all people can afford to live in their homes with dignity, comfort, and safety.

Come participate in “on the ground” work and take pride in helping seniors and people with disabilities weatherize their homes for the winter season!

Using simple draft stopping and energy saving materials such as silicone-acrylic and rope caulk, and interior vinyl storm windows, individuals and teams of volunteers weatherize the homes of 250 seniors and people with disabilities every year. We provide training for all of our volunteers before heading out to the homes. Basic knowledge of tools is useful, but not necessary, for this project.

Volunteers will arrive at the CEP’s office by 9:00am for a brief Orientation and Training and then split into two or three groups and carpool and/or walk (depending on proximity) to a few different home sites for the projects themselves. Each group will receive on site training by CEP staff and work on their project for a few hours and after we will reconvene for the last 20 minutes back at the CEP’s office to reflect upon and discuss our day’s experience.

Participants need to wear respectable clothes that they don’t mind getting a little dirty. The work is indoors, however volunteers are encouraged to wear layers because home temperatures vary. We suggest bringing a water bottle for while you are working. Since we will be working near the lunch hour, feel free to bring snacks or a brown-bag lunch to keep you nourished!

Upon signing up, please let your volunteer leader know if you have any allergies or pet/smoke intolerance, as we will be working in people’s home and we want to do our best to ensure comfortable working environments for everyone.

As a volunteer, you will walk away with a knowledge of how to install our weatherization kits, a broader sense of energy efficiency, and a deeper understanding of Portland’s diverse neighborhoods. As a weatherization volunteer, you will have the opportunity to work in parts of Portland that are often overlooked.


To Sign-Up for this Project, visit the Hands On Portland Project Page, scroll to the bottom, and click ‘sign up’.  As of this post, 13 spots are available for this project, however registrations fill up fast!  


**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**

Post expires at 11:30pm on Friday October 31st, 2014