Opportunity Details

Volunteers Needed
Children & Youth Education, Schools
Families, Low-income Communities, Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups
Tutoring,Administrative Support/Clerical,Mentoring/Youth Development

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

ARCHIVE Love Kids & Books? Coordinate SMART in East Portland! (age 18+) Referral

SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) is currently recruiting Site Coordinators for our programs in outer East Portland. As a SMART Site Coordinator, you will lead a team of committed volunteers and make a significant contribution to your local school. Responsibilities include providing program oversight during reading sessions, acting as a key point of contact at our schools, and creating a welcoming, organized-environment for our volunteer Readers and students.  This leadership volunteer position is an indispensable piece for creating a successful SMART program.

Site Coordinators are needed at these schools:

  • Earl Boyles Elementary: 10822 SE Bush Street

  • Margaret Scott Elementary: 14700 NE Sacramento Street

  • Menlo Park Elementary: 12900 NE Glisan Street

  • Powell Butte Elementary: 3615 SE 174th Avenue

  • Prescott Elementary: 10410 NE Prescott Street

Programs run during school hours Monday - Friday. Time commitment is 2 - 8 hours per week, depending on elementary school assignment and your availability. Many of our programs share the Site Coordinator role with a small team of volunteers.  Programs run from mid-September through mid-May.

SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) is an early literacy nonprofit that envisions an Oregon in which every child can read and is empowered to succeed. We engage community volunteers to help PreK-3rd grade children become confident readers by providing one-on-one literacy support, valuable adult mentorship, and books to keep.

The SMART Site Coordinator is essential to ensuring that a SMART program is able to open at a school.

Keywords: breaking_the_cycle, East_County


Opportunity Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to participate in this opportunity.

Click on "Express Interest" below if you are interested in helping out!

**This is a Referral Opportunity, which means it is run directly by one of our nonprofit partners. Once you express interest, someone from the partner organization should follow up with you shortly to discuss confirming you as a volunteer for this opportunity.

**Please note, your hours may not be recorded in your Hands On Greater Portland account since this is a partner-managed opportunity.

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