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Volunteer this Summer

4 Jun

Hey Cardinals,

Summer is fast approaching! I’m sure you’re already swamped with college prep, IB Extended Essay writing, working, or just plain having fun, but please consider giving back to your community this summer. Not only will you be helping those in your community and adding vital experience to your resume and life, you’ll also feel great about giving back.


Here are some opportunities to flex your education & literacy muscles:


Friends of the Multnomah County Library

We Love Our Libraries!

Do you want to give your time back to your community and love the library? Do you have retail, library, book selling, or customer service experience? If so – The Friends of the Multnomah County Library may be the volunteer team for you.

As a volunteer store clerk your primary duties are customer service, gift, and used book sales. All volunteers help to maintain the store through light housekeeping, merchandising and assisting with special projects as needed. We also expect you to promote memberships and special events organized by the Friends of the Library. We will provide you with the training and support that you need to be successful.

We are recruiting for weekday and weekend shift times as available. We ask for a six month commitment and, because our volunteers are a vital part of our organization, a commitment to give two weeks notice when exiting FOL volunteer service.

For more information visit us at http://friends-library.org


Oregon Mentors

Do you remember when you knew a job, college or other career training was an option for you? Imagine being the person who introduces a child to more possibilities. That’s what a mentor can do.

If you’re interested volunteering as a mentor, you can find a mentoring program in your community by going to http://oregonmentors.org/programs/search/ to search our database for a program that matches your interests and availability. There are hundreds of ways to mentor youth throughout the state, so find the place that’s right for you.


Nicodemus Wilderness Project

Help your community, wildlife, and the environment!

The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative (officially recognized by the U.S. EPA) has engaged tens of thousands of young people (kids, teens, and college-age youth) from around the world in environmental cleanup and conservation projects since 1999.

Here’s how to become an official Apprentice Ecologist:

  1. Conduct your own local environmental stewardship project.
  2. Take a few digital photos of your project in action.
  3. Write an essay about your project and what it meant to you.
  4. Register and upload your favorite project photo along with your essay.

After uploading your project photo and essay, we will publish your work on our Global Registry of Apprentice Ecologists and provide links to download an official Certificate of Achievement and an Apprentice Ecologist heat transfer (for T-shirt). An NWP tote bag (made with organic cotton) will be awarded to the authors of the 10 best essays on an annual basis. School groups, especially those working with at-risk and disadvantaged youth, are highly encouraged to participate.

Three scholarships totaling $850 will be awarded annually to the authors of the top Apprentice Ecologist essays.


International Reptile Rescue

Seeking volunteers for all aspects of our Organization.

1. Fundraising and grant writing

2. Office and bookkeeping.

3. Doing outreach Educational Reptile Presentations in the community.

4. Social media, website and blog monitoring and updates.

5. Reptile fostering.

6. Assisting with rescues.


Impact NW

Impact NW is looking for volunteers to coordinate and lead fun group activities for low income children at the Richmond Place housing site. Come in for one afternoon each week to engage with our families, encourage them to learn and have a blast in the process!

Apply online at http://impactnw.org/main-navigation/how-to-help/volunteer/volunteer-how-to-apply/ or call 503-988-6887 x268.


Impact NW

Gain classroom experience teaching elementary school children this summer! Impact NW is recruiting volunteer instructors to teach reading, writing, math, science, and many other subjects to students at Buckman SUN.


  • Able to pass a criminal background check
  • 18 years old
  • Able to effectively communicate with students and staff
  • Experience working with students or in a classroom a plus, but not mandatory
  • Enjoy messy art and outdoor projects. We spend some time in hot summer weather with students.

Schedule & Commitment:

Commit to a set day and time between June 17 – August 2, 2013, 9 am – 1 pm OR 12 pm – 4 pm:

  • June 17 – 21 – Do It Yourself Science (assist with science experiments)
  • June 24 – 28 – Fitness, Food & You (be active and work with students in our community garden)
  • July 9 – 19 -Peter Pan Drama Camp (acting, drama, set design experience a huge plus!)
  • July 29 – August 2 – SUN Summer Academy, Moving Mountains (tutor students)

To apply, complete an online application here: http://impactnw.org/main-navigation/how-to-help/volunteer/volunteer-how-to-apply/.

For more information visit http://impactnw.org/main-navigation/programs/youthfamily/community-schools/ or call 503-988-6887 x268.




FREE e-books

9 Jan

Did you get an e-reader this past holiday season? Do you have an e-reader that is woefully empty? Check out these FREE e-book resources from our super, fabulous, Multnomah County Library.

You’ll need to log in with your library card to access all these goodies. And if you don’t yet have a library card, click here and get to reading.

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