8 posts categorized "Volunteering Ops"

Volunteer Op: Hands on Greater Portland, 11/22/08

November 18, 2008

I am a mom of 2 young kids (ages 6&3).  I am volunteering with Hands on Greater Portland (an awesome volunteer organization) to get the word out to families that might be interested in volunteering together on National Family Volunteer Day on 11/22/08.

This is a great opportunity for families to spend quality time together in a fun, positive and learning environment to teach our kids the importance of helping others.  And perfect timing right before Thanksgiving!  Hands On Greater Portland has created a day filled with service opportunities designed to encourage your family to get out and volunteer together. Be sure to pay extra attention to the all the volunteer opportunities happening at Hosford Middle School on November 22nd. There is something age-appropriate for everyone in the family and it’s all under one roof!  If you’d prefer to be outdoors, Zenger Farms is truly prepared for families with kids of all ages!

Here's a link with more info on Hands on Greater Portland's offerings: http://www.handsonportland.org/AboutUs/index.php/FocusMonth_FamilyNov08.html 

Can't make it on the 22nd? No problem! Another family project will take place on Monday 11/24/08 (a PPS in-service day).  Also suitable for ALL AGES. And another will be added on December 13th.

No training or ongoing commitment required. You choose an event that suits your family best & sign-up. On the day of the event, you show up, volunteer, have fun, eat snacks, get stickers, feel good! We hope your whole family has so much fun that you want to sign up again!  So sign-up, get involved, and make a difference today!

Portland seeks new members for city's Pedestrian Advisory Committee

October 01, 2008

The City of Portland is seeking new members for its Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Portland’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee is a standing citizen advisory committee active since the early 1990s. Its purpose is to advise the Mayor and City Council and City departments on all matters that encourage and enhance walking as a means of transportation, recreation, wellness, and environmental enhancement.

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Volunteer Op: Nursing Mothers Counsel

September 10, 2008

This is a public service announcement from the Nursing Mothers Counsel of Oregon (NMC).  NMC is a nonprofit organization that strives to improve health in our communities by advocating a women's right to breastfeed her child.  We are developing free breastfeeding classes and other services to provide to our communities.  We do not do any paid advertising.  Having our homes in the Portland Metro area leaves us a wealth of opportunity to reach people through our community newspapers and other publications.  We are currently advertising our fall training to recruit new volunteers. Please run the following ad in your community listing/calendar sections. 
Thank you very much for your support!  Please contact me with any questions.
The Nursing Mothers Counsel of Oregon is actively seeking new volunteers. If you wish to become a phone counselor and have had at least six months of breastfeeding experience, or you do not have the breastfeeding experience and wish to volunteer in other ways, please come to our free training held at Legacy Emmanuel Hospital.  Learn how to counsel women on common breastfeeding issues, train to teach breastfeeding classes, and help improve the rates of breastfeeding in our communities.  We are reaching out to diverse populations and really need volunteers that represent these communities.  Women of diverse ethnic backgrounds and bilingual women are in very high demand!  For more information, please visit our website at www.nursingmotherscounsel.org and click on the “Promote” button or call Madia at 503-516-6471, you can also email her at raddoula@yahoo.com.
Fall Session
Saturday, October 4th  9:00am-4:30pm
Monday, October 6th  6:30pm-9:30pm
Monday, October 13th  6:30pm-9:30pm
Monday, October 20th  6:30pm-9:30pm
Monday, October 27th  6:30pm-9:30pm

Looking for a volunteer Position?

September 08, 2008

The American Cancer Society Needs Volunteers to Staff Cancer Resource Center

The American Cancer Society seeks dedicated volunteers to help staff the Pacific Oncology Cancer Resource Center in Beaverton, OR.

The Cancer Resource Center (CRC) is a partnership between the American Cancer Society and Pacific Oncology, and is entirely volunteer-run. As a CRC volunteer you will have the opportunity to make an enormous difference in the quality of life for cancer patients, caregivers, and their families. Volunteers provide clients with information and referrals for services such as free wig-fittings,overnight housing for those who travel for treatment, and supportive home-visits.

Anyone can volunteer, provided they are committed to improving quality of life for cancer patients and their families. Our volunteers range in age and experience from pre-medical students to stay at home parents and retirees. Working as a Cancer Resource Center volunteer is a challenging and richly rewarding experience and we welcome any inquiries at PacificOncologyCRC@gmail.com


- Excellent communication skills, especially active listening
- Ability to conduct work in professional and compassionate manner and maintain confidentiality
- Available for one shift per week during the hours of 9am-12:30pm or 12:30pm to 4pm Monday through Friday
- Committed to improving quality of life for cancer patients and caregivers
- Ability to give a one year commitment

Pacific Oncology is located at 15700 SW Greystone Ct. Beaverton, Oregon 97006 and is easily accessible from Hwy 26 Murray Rd. exit.

We are also looking for volunteers for Cancer Resource Centers located at Providence St. Vincent's Hospital in Portland, and Providence Portland Hospital in NE Portland, for inquiries regarding working at these locations please contact Kristin at kristin.atkinson@cancer.org

Two exchange students in Portland need homes- already here!

Hi Mamas and Papas,

As a Local Coordinator for the student exchange organization CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange, www.ciee.org) I am excited to say that we have over 15 high school exchange students placed in the greater Portland area for this coming school year!  Yay!  That's not why I'm writing this post, however.  I'm writing you all with a plea to consider hosting, or consider those you know who might be able to host, one of our two last boys who are currently in "Welcome Families" in our area.  Both boys are sweet, hard-working, and academically-inclined kids who are patiently waiting to be taken in for the year.  Could your family consider hosting one of them?

One of the boys is from Bangladesh and the other is from Thailand, and both are 16 years old.  Host families are volunteers who choose to host because they want to share their culture and home with a student from abroad.  The families are responsible for providing the student with a bed, a quiet place to study, and most meals.  The students bring their own spending money and are fully insured for medical and dental coverage through CIEE.  Both students and families are expected to bring love, enthusiasm and patience to the exchange experience!

Please contact me, Dory Hobbs, at your earliest convenience if you have any leads on families for these boys.  My number is 503-292-4212, or you can email me at dorianne.hyatthobbs@gmail.com.  These boys are here and need homes before school starts!!  Thank you so much for your consideration!!

Volunteer as a SMART® Site Coordinator!

July 24, 2008

Be a part of the successful SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) early literacy program. Volunteer position, starting September 2, 2008 through May 30, 2009. Volunteer one to four days a week with most programs requiring 3-6 hours a day.  Positions available in public elementary schools in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.  Site coordinator is responsible for implementing the SMART program at assigned school, including scheduling, managing and retaining volunteer readers.  Works in cooperation with the school community.  We will continue interviewing throughout the program year until all positions are filled.

For job description see: http://www.getsmartoregon.org

Email, fax, or mail cover letter and resume to:
700 NE Multnomah, Ste 330, Portland, OR 97232
Fax 503 230 2966
Phone 503 230 2944 x 22
email brozell@getsmartoregon.org

Attn: Barbara Rozell

Volunteer Op: Weepost at the Waypost

July 03, 2008

The Waypost is a coffee shop in North Portland that has been holding "Weepost at the Waypost", a weekly reading and activity for our littlest set.  Any mamas want to volunteer to host weekly readings and activities for "Weepost at the Waypost"?  Contact Carrie at face.rondo@gmail.com

Could your family host an international exchange high schooler? Take the leap and reap the rewards!

June 09, 2008

Hi UrbanMamas,

As a fellow Portland mama and frequent reader of UrbanMamas, I know that there are plenty of generous, culturally sensitive and intelligent mamas that love this website.  That said, I'm hoping I might find some potential host families from among all the mamas out there who are looking to broaden their horizons, share invaluable lessons on cultural exchange with their own children, and have a lot of fun with a foreign exchange student headed to Portland in August. 

In addition to being a part-time working mom here in Portland, I am volunteering as a Local Coordinator for CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange), seeking out families for high schoolers from over 55 countries around the world.  The kids will be arriving in late August and staying for the school year (a limited number of students come for just one semester).  CIEE is a reputable non-profit, founded in 1947 (ciee.org). 

Don't hesitate to contact me!  Chances are, if you've thought about doing this in the past or your curiosity is piqued by this message, you'd make a great "family for a year" for a boy or girl from abroad.  All families are welcome to apply, in whatever shape or form they may be!  Email or call me SOON, and I'd love to send you some profiles of kids waiting to be placed. 

Dorianne Hobbs

503-292-4212, dorianne.hyatthobbs@gmail.com