West Linn’s Volunteer Opportunities
CAMP YAKETY YAK - CAMP COUNSELORS NEEDED
Work alongside professionals and interns to assist children and adolescents with special needs improve their social skills as a Camp Counselor at Camp Yakety Yak. Time commitment: June 25-August 5, Monday-Friday from 8-4:00 P.M. daily. Commit to one week or more. Location: Lake Oswego. Come for one job shadow day the week before you volunteer. Must be encouraging and patient, ability to accept guidance, reliable, at least 13 years of age. Questions: 971-303-3901 or email email@example.com. To apply, visit CampYaketyYak.org.
FIDGETECH - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Fidgetech provides technology training for young adults on the autism spectrum. They are looking for volunteers to help these students and in the process learn about technology and game design. The one-hour classes are on Monday and Thursday evenings from September-June. They would like at least a 3 week commitment. The classes are held at Park Academy, 1915 S. Shore Blvd, Lake Oswego. See their website for more information about Fidgetech: www.FIDGETECH.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
FRIENDS OF TREES
Friends of Trees provides weekend planting events for students and their families to help create a safer, healthier and more equitable city. There are many opportunities from January through April to participate in various cities in the Portland area. Go to www.FriendsofTrees.org for more information.
MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SEARCH & RESCUE
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue is a 100% volunteer organization. They are seeking dedicated, highly motivated volunteers that are at least 14 years old. There are orientation meetings on the second and third Wednesdays in September from 7-9 P.M. at 12900 NE Glisan St, Portland. Learn more at MCSOSAR.org
FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION ORGANIZATION (FRAO)
This non-profit was established to revitalize, provide and honor by assisting First Responders and their families. They plan to hold four events per year for First Responders and their families. They will need volunteers for these events. If you are interested in helping, contact FRAO at: FRAOInc15@gmail.com or 503-789-4317.
MARY'S WOODS AT MARYLHURST - LAKE OSWEGO
Mary's Woods is looking for high school volunteers to help provide compassionate care for seniors. Volunteers receive training. Opportunities include: visiting with residents, helping with crafts/activities, reading to residents, helping with writing or typing, helping with social media, moving furniture, yard work, escorting residents to/from meals and activities, office assistance. Contact Kyah Feldes at 503-675-2473 or email@example.com
Tanner Spring Assisted Living/Memory Care
Tanner Spring is looking for volunteers to help with activities in their memory.- Duties include assisting with Bingo, reading, crafts, exercise and one on one time with the residents. Looking for someone who enjoys spending time with the senior population and is able to commit to a schedule. Contact Alex McVay at 503-655-4373.
Youth Music Project - A new non-profit music school in WL. Currently seeking high school students to become volunteers or interns for their summer and fall programs. Check out the website: www.youthmusicproject.org or Monica Metzler at 503-616-5967x103
NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a day of service where volunteers go to houses around West Linn and perform yard services for residents who need extra help. If you are interested in volunteering, visit the city of West Linn website:
WEST LINN PUBLIC LIBRARY
The WL Public Library is looking for volunteers to check in and sort items at the youth circulation desk. Must be dependable, organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated and available 1-2 hours/week. Apply at: westlinnoregon.gov/library
Sycamore Lane Therapeutic Riding Center is a non-profit facility in Oregon City that helps children of all ages, who have disabilities, learn to ride horses. Volunteers are needed weekly or on-call for special projects. Internships are available! Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 503-593-7084 or go to www.sycamorelane.org to get an application.
CCI Enterprise is a non-profit organization that provides vocational and personal development for adults with disabilities. Student volunteers work as activity aides performing duties such as assisting with educational, craft, game and recreational activities. Including reading, lunch, coloring, dancing, field trips, etc.
Activity Aides must be at least 16 years of age & commit to volunteering a minimum of 1.5 hours a week. Background check and drug screening required for volunteers.
Volunteers are needed at both the Milwaukie and Gladstone locations. Please contact Carolyn Corthell, volunteer coordinator, at 503-652-9036 x 216
Willamette Falls Hospital in Oregon City has a student volunteer program that runs year round. Students volunteer to experience the hospital setting and help with career decisions or to do something constructive with spare time and give back to their community!
In order to become a student volunteer, you would need to meet these requirements:
1. Volunteer a minimum of 6 months
2. Volunteer 2 hours per week or every other week (Emergency Department has 3 & 4 hour shifts.)
3. Be consistent and reliable with your attendance
4. Complete the training steps
5. Have a 2 step PPD (TB test)
6. Wear a designated uniform (jacket rental is $12)
7. Be at least 14 years of age
To become a student volunteer, please call volunteer services at 503-557-2134 and leave your name and address and you will be mailed a packet of information and application form or go to the website at www.willamettefallshospital.org .
ChristieCare (formerly The Christie School) offers a 21st century continuum of services and programs ranging from intensive secure treatment for severely troubled children to educational vocational programs that help youth succeed in their homes, schools and communities. Volunteer Opportunities range from positions working directly with the children served to working in the background at a special event. Current openings include: Program Base: ChristieCare has many programs ranging from residential programs on the Marylhurst Campus to the short-term shelter in East Portland. The children in care can benefit from visitors to help them with homework, reading with them, playing board games, eating dinner or sharing a special skill. Please contact Liz Dove at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an informational packet and learn more about the application process.
Volunteers are Needed at the McLean House and Park. Maintaining this beautiful 1927 house and the surrounding 2.5 acres is an ongoing effort and takes many hands. From window washing to landscaping around the gazebo, there is something for everyone interested in helping out. For more information or to volunteer, contact Diane Harju at 503-655-4268. The McLean House is located along the Willamette River at 5350 River Street.
Emerging Leaders Northwest - ELN is a fully inclusive theater company for youth with disabilities. They need student volunteers, with and without disabilities, for all aspects of theater production. They also need mentors and place inters with various organizations. Contact Chuck Davis at 503-493-3281 or email at email@example.com.
Join the Adopt-A-Street Program. West Linn has it’s own program for groups or individuals to pick up litter along a specific roadway at least 6 times per year for one year. For more information or to receive an information/application packet, please contact Shauna Shroyer at 503-723-2544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer opportunities are plentiful at the West Linn Adult Community Center. If you have some spare time and would like to give back to the senior citizens of our community, this is the place for you. Some of the volunteer opportunities are:
Musicians – The Adult Community Center is always willing to have a talented person entertain at one of the many functions onsite.
Contact the Adult Community Center to Volunteer 503-557-4704