Student Volunteer Opportunties

  • Opportunities to Contribute to West Linn's Quality of Life

    Seasonal Opportunities


    This program offers a way for students to support their local community, earn up to 50 hours of community volunteer service and an amazing letter of recommendation from the American Red Cross.  Students will need to attend an official training that explains their volunteer responsibilities (3/31 from 11-2:00) and commit to ten volunteer shifts throughout the summer.  Questions and/or to sign up:  503-528-5444 or  



    West Linn-Wilsonville School District is offering a summer reading enrichment program for students entering 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.  The program coordinator is looking for high school volunteers to assist with this program.  The dates of the sessions are:  June 25-29, July 2-6 (no class on 7/4), July 9-13.  All sessions are from 9 A.M.-12:30 P.M.  The program will take place at Boones Ferry Primary.  A training session will be provided.  Date to be determined.  If you would like to volunteer, contact Elisa Lee at 503-673-7058 or



    On Saturday, 9/15, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Stafford Hamlet is hosting an outdoor family event at Fiala Farms, 21231 SW Johnson Rd. West Linn.  Student volunteers are needed to help with running games, parking, hospitality/clean up, face painting.  Shifts are 2.5 or 4 hours long.  May volunteer solo or in a team.  To sign up, go to:  Questions:


    Ongoing Opportunities 

    Volunteer as a summer camp counselor!  Work alongside professionals and interns to assist chilren and adolescents with special needs improve their social skills!  As a camp counselor, you will buddy up with campers as they participate in hands-on activities and help provide a fun, safe and therapetuic learning experience.  Training and job shadow day prior to volunteering.  The dates are: July 8th through August 11th from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.  Commit to one or more weeks.  The camp is located in Lake Oswego.  Questions: 971-303-3901 or  
    Build a Movie Needs Volunteers
    Build a Movie is a new non-profit enrichment program that gives participants, 3rd-12th grades, access to the tools and training for the production of great videos and films.  Build a Movie is searching for their first group of volunteers.  The first step is a volunteer orientation. Extensive film experience is not needed; all who like working with kids and want to help them create are invited to join.  Interested?  Email J. Brady at
    Looking for volunteers to help with projects in the office and assist at events.  JDRF is located at 7000 SW Hampton St.l Suite 101, Tigard.  The hours are flexible and ongoing.  There is an Volunteer Open House on 1/18/2018 from 4-6:30 P.M.  Questions: Contact Pam at 
    Hands Helping Hands was started in 2016 with 6 girls interested in getting involved in their communities.  Today, 35 students from West Linn, Wilsonville, Sherwood, Nyberg and Tigard high schools are involved.  The goal is to utilize our youth to partner with and work with our communitites.  We currently have work with Habitat for Humanity, Humane Society, Candlelighters for Children with Cancer, WL Food Bank.  For more information about Hands Helping Hands, go to:  Or contact Meg Wolfe at
    Kaiser Permanente is seeking volunteers to help KP patients have a great experience.  Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.  If students have a specific area of interest, they should indicate this when applying so Interstate can do their best to accommodate the volunteer.  Opportunities in Clackamas and Portland.  To request more information or an application, email Randi Orth at or look up on
    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: or contact to volunteer.
    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 for more information.  
    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 
    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: or 503-789-4317. 
    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 
    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: or Monica Metzler at 503-616-5967x103
    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:   
    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:
    CCI Eenterprise

    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 .

    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
    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 503-742-6061 or

    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