Opportunity Details

Children & Youth Education

Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:18+

AC Portland: Party at the Park (age 16+) * Stand Together Week*

Join AC Portland for an afternoon of Futsal and Fun with local youth.  During this Stand Together Week activity, volunteers will assist with the following tasks:

- Helping coordinate and playing in futsal games for youth in Active Children Portland programs.
- Working in the large community garden located next to the futsal court.
- Supporting City of Gresham Parks with a clean up project at the park.
- Handing out healthy snacks and beverages to youth participating in the event.

About AC Portland:
Active Children Portland's mission is to empower kids to lead healthy lives, succeed academically, and inspire positive community engagement. We utilize qualified caring Coach-Mentors provide sports, nutrition, and classroom help in in an after-school setting. Services are offered in 29 local schools and sites, Monday through Thursday, 2 hours a day in the Fall, Winter, and Spring. Kids participate in an hour of homework help and creative writing in the Fall and service learning in the Spring, and an hour of on the field play. Curriculum is specifically developed to help kids build respect, team work, and self confidence, while giving them a safe space to grow and share their voice.

Stand Together Week is the Portland Timbers, Thorns FC, and T2 citywide volunteer initiative that brings the community together to support local nonprofit organizations. The week engages hundreds of supporters, including Timbers, Thorns FC, & T2 players, coaches, ambassadors and front office staff who work with various non-profits in the community. Since 2012, Stand Together Week participants have donated 15,371 hours of service at over 193 projects focused on benefitting youth and the environment. 

What to Bring/Wear:
Comfortable clothes, sneakers preferred especially if they choose to participate in a soccer scrimmage with the kids.

Note: Volunteers under the age of 18 must attend with a parent or chaperone. 

Project Requirements:

  • All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a Hands On Youth Waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian.  (print it now, fill it out, and bring it with you to save time during project check in).

  • If you plan to bring children/additional volunteers you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team, then sign up your team for this project. Questions? Email teams@handsonportland.org 

    IMPORTANT NOTE: You are responsible for ensuring that everyone signed up through your team attends - only sign up team members who have confirmed their availability. Teams that repeatedly sign up, but do not show up or show up with fewer volunteers than they signed up, may be removed. To add or remove team members from a project: log in to your volunteer account and click "Manage My Team" next to the appropriate upcoming opportunity.

Click "Sign Up" below to reserve your spot!
Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3355.

Keywords: free_the_future

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