Community Volunteer Work
Many colleges like to see applicants that have been involved in community service and volunteer projects. First, check with your pastor and church members to find outreach ministries recommended by them. Then expand your search with the suggestions below.
Many community volunteer opportunities also transcribe into career development opportunities.
Audobon Society in West Portland provides paid internships and summer camp opportunities for youth 16-20.
Beaverton Youth Peer Court by the Beaverton Police
Bonneville Lock and Dam offers community volunteer opportunities from manning the visitor's centers, conducting interpretative tours of the power houses to park clean up.
Community Libraries always need people to help shelve books:
Habitat for Humanity for the Portland metro, look into volunteering as an individual or teen group.
Meals on Wheels to Senior Citizens (various chapters available)
Oregon Food Bank, volunteer as individuals or families (children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent)
Providence Hospital volunteer options
Tryon State Park Youth Volunteers (from day camp counselors to grounds help)
Tualatin Hills Parks & Recreation volunteer (from summer camp to lifeguard opportunities)
Still don't see anything you like? Visit this volunteer opportunity finder: