Quick & Easy Volunteer Opportunities: Act Now!

We’re all busy people, and I know that many of you are balancing work, school, family, etc.  Here are some leads on volunteer opportunities ranging from one-time letter writing to weekly tutoring.  Please scan the list and think about getting more involved!  Also, feel free to contact me if you’re thinking about volunteering but aren’t sure of a position that might suit you — I can help!
  • Are you good with words and document formatting?  University Park Community Center is looking for some support in starting up a newsletter for its preschool program.  Let me know if you’re interested, and I’ll get you in contact with the right person!
  • Pell Grants for higher education are being threatened.  If access to higher education is important to you, click here to tell your member of Congress.
  • The Portland School Board is looking for volunteer members for its Citizen’s Budget Review Committee
  • Because of recent budget cuts, Trimet may not offer Portland high school students free bus passes (as it has since 2008).  If access for youth to school, services, and activities (in addition to reduced emissions and traffic) is important to you, GET INVOLVED!
  • And don’t forget to check out Hands on Greater Portland.  A quick search of opportunities to volunteer supporting education reveals many opportunities: ASPIRE mentoring, Start Making a Reader Today tutoring,   being a CASA advocate, working for Bikes for Kids, and so much more.

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