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School Community Service Volunteering

If you have community service hours to complete for school, here are the ways Hands On Greater Portland can help:

1. Use our Project Calendar

Bring a form you were provided or create one, and keep track of your volunteer hours and obtain the coordinator's signature for each project you attend. Choose projects that fit your schedule and be aware that our projects are usually 2-4 hours long. To sign up, create an account on our website and then sign up for projects through our Project Calendar.

Remember to track your hours. It's up to you to submit proof of your community service. 

2. Contact Agencies Directly

If you have many hours to complete, or need to complete them within a short time, you may prefer to work directly with an agency where you can work repeatedly, or for longer shifts. Check the list of organizations below and then contact them to see if they have available opportunities. You may also browse all our nonprofit partners through our Partner DirectoryKeep in mind: if you set up projects with an agency directly, they will be responsible for the final verification of your service.

Portland area suggestions:

The Rebuilding Center

Portland Parks & Recreation

Portland Metro

Forest Park Conservancy

Oregon Food Bank

Oregon Humane Society
503.285.7722, ext. 234

Washington County suggestions:

Good Neighbor Center 

Cedar Mill Library
503.644.0043, x111

Cat Adoption Team

Oregon Food Bank (Beaverton)

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