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. Download the Tracking Form and use our Project Calendar

Use this Tracking Form to 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. Keep a list of hours worked on the Tracking Form we have provided. Please note: Once you have completed all of your hours, submit the Tracking Form to us by Fax at 503.226.9385. We will then verify the hours and forward the form to the contact listed within 48 business hours.

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 
http://www.rebuildingcenter.org/volunteer/
503.467.4985

Portland Parks & Recreation 
http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/index.cfm?c=38304
503.823.5121

Portland Metro
http://www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=24200
503.797.11653

Forest Park Conservancy
http://www.forestparkconservancy.org/volunteer/
503.223.5449

Oregon Food Bank
https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/get-involved/volunteer/
971.230.1672

Oregon Humane Society
http://www.oregonhumane.org/get-involved/volunteer
503.285.7722, ext. 234

Washington County suggestions:

Good Neighbor Center
http://goodneighborcenter.org/volunteer_opportunities.php 
503.443.6084

Community Partners for Affordable Housing
http://www.cpahinc.org/volunteerops.html
503.968.2724

Cedar Mill Library
http://library.cedarmill.org/volunteer
503.644.0043, x111

Cat Adoption Team
http://catadoptionteam.org/volunteer/
503.925.8903

Oregon Food Bank (Beaverton)
https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/get-involved/volunteer/
503.972.2993