Browse Volunteer Opportunities

OSCPA keeps a running list of volunteer openings, submitted by both not-for-profits and governmental entities. Get involved and serve your community!

Volunteer Board Opportunities

Oregon Center for Public Policy

Mission:

Our mission is to use research and analysis to advance policies and practices that improve the economic and social opportunities of all Oregonians.

Description:

OCPP is looking for someone who shares our values, and brings the expertise of nonprofit accounting to the board. We are screening potential candidates with the desire to have new board members join in 2022.


If interested please contact:

John Mullin
6420 S Macadam Ave #200
Portland, OR 97239

Phone: 9712760610
Email: johnmullinhce@gmail.com
Web: www.occpp.org

Volunteer Board Opportunities

The Immigrant Story

Mission:

Foster empathy and build a more inclusive community by sharing immigrant stories.

Description:

Looking to add a board member with grant accounting and compliance experience. Our board is very hands on. We're looking for someone who can invest a few hours a week on average. For more details see: https://theimmigrantstory.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/TIS-Board-Position-Description.pdf


If interested please contact:

Janet Tolopka
10321 SW Todd St.
Portland, OR 97225

Phone: 9716456483
Email: janet@tolopka.com
Web: www.theimmigrantstory.org

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Stone Soup PDX

Mission:

Stone Soup empowers people experiencing barriers to employment to achieve self-reliance through training for careers in the foodservice industry.

Description:

We are recruiting volunteers and potential board members with finance experience. Some non-profit leadership and/or strategic planning experience would be a plus. To this end, this Board Member would:

-Help oversee Stone Soup PDX's financial administration in conjunction with the Executive Director, the Treasurer, and Board.
- Review financial reports quarterly (or as needed).
- Work with the Executive Director, Treasurer, and Board members to create an overall budget and perhaps any specific budgets for individual programs. Presently our goal is for the prospective budget to be approved by the board by year-end for the following calendar year.
- Work with the current Treasurer to create, review, and help enforce financial policies and procedures.
- Advise the Board on financial strategy and help consider strategies for fundraising.


If interested please contact:

Craig Gerard
8012 SW 64th Ave
Portland, OR 97219

Phone: 5036197740
Email: Craig@stonesouppdx.com
Web: https://www.stonesouppdx.com/

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Oregon Crime Victims Law Center

Mission:

The Oregon Crime Victims Law Center provides free legal representation and advocacy to crime victims to to help victims protect their rights in the criminal justice system. OCVLC also advances victims' rights through education, training, and public policy changes.

Description:

OCVLC is recruiting Board members with financial experience to join us. We are looking for potential Board members who would be able to work with the Treasurer, Finance Manager, and Executive Director to review budgets, review 990s (which are prepared by an accounting firm), review quarterly financial reports, review financial practices and policies, and assist in considering financial decisions for the organization.


If interested please contact:

Rosemary Brewer
7412 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway
Suite 209
Portland, OR 97225

Phone: 5032088160
Email: rosemary@ocvlc.org
Web: www.ocvlc.org

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Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc.

Mission:

Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. empowers citizen action to improve and maintain the livability of Southwest neighborhoods.

Description:

The Treasurer prepares the budget, reports the financials to the SWNI Board, reconciles statements and serves as Finance Committee Chairperson. All positions are open now for election on May 26, 2021.  Terms are for one year, beginning June 1, 2021.  As a member of the Executive Committee, the Treasurer is also responsible for recommending to the Board individuals to serve as chairpersons for SWNI’s standing committees.


If interested please contact:

Leslie Hammond
7688 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219

Phone: 503-504-1125
Email: thinkleslieh@gmail.com
Web: www.swni.org

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Portland Free Play

Mission:

To provide ​opportunities for ​self-directed free play to children and communities who do not have access, and to educate parents and institutions on the value of free play.
We do this by providing play opportunities with loose and recycled parts, pumpkin smashes, and mud play!

Description:

Our Board has the Treasurer position available for anyone with a financial background.

Treasurer responsibilities include:
• Reconcile and report bank statements monthly
• Manage organizational tax reports and filings
• Confirm contributions
• Plan and evaluate budget
• Prepare timely financial reports
• Manage board spending, reimbursements, and invoices


If interested please contact:

Brian Outlaw
4212 NE Prescott St
Portland, OR 97218

Phone: 212-555-1234
Email: portlandfreeplay@gmail.com
Web: pdxfreeplay.org

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Confluence Environmental

Mission:

Confluence Environmental Center advances environmental equity by developing leaders in culturally responsive education, ecological restoration, and cross sector collaboration.

We elevate the impact of individuals and organizations in the Oregon metro region to create greater access to healthy foods, green spaces, clean waterways, outdoor experiences, energy efficient homes and transportation through leadership development and the empowerment of people to bring their whole selves as leaders to the environmental justice movement.

Description:

We are currently looking for someone that will work with our current board treasurer to learn the roles and responsibilities which include: tracking and updating our Quickbooks, overseeing budget development and tracking, filling the annual report, and working with our Operations Coordinator in grant tracking.

Service on the Confluence Board is an active and hands-on undertaking. Board Members are expected to participate in the following ways:
• Approximately 6-10 hours/month, as the situation requires
• Take an active role in building the organization
• Follow through on tasks
• Communicate actively, professionally, and in a timely manner
• Adhere to Confluence’s Bylaws and policies

To learn more please visit our website or email us for more information. Thank you!


If interested please contact:

Izzy Armenta
5441 SE Belmont St
#25
Portland, OR 97215

Phone: 503-719-6779
Email: board@confluencecenter.org
Web: http://www.confluencecenter.org/

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Friends of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Mission:

To promote the conservation and welfare of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Complex for all dependent species and to enrich the lives of citizens through education and experience.

Description:

The Friends is seeking a Treasurer to join their organization as an Officer and member of the Board of Directors. The duties of the Treasurer are identified in the Friends bylaws as noted below:

Job Description
Section 4.09. Duties of the Treasurer. The Treasurer shall have charge and custody, subject to the control of the Directors, of all the funds of the corporation and be a member of the Executive Committee, ensure that an up-to-date fiscal report is given at each regular Board meeting in a format approved by the Directors, ensure that reports (such as the 990 and CT-12 Forms or other federal or state law financial documents) are filed in a timely manner, and perform any other duties delegated to the Treasurer by the Board or the President such as managing the budget process and providing input for the annual report. The Treasurer shall work closely with any paid executive staff or member of the Corporation to ascertain that appropriate procedures are being followed in the financial affairs of the Corporation.

Additional Notes:
This is a volunteer position. Board members of the Friends are not compensated. We devote our time in the spirit of connecting with nature and our community, and educating the public in the wonderment of the wetlands that are the Tualatin River National Wildlife Complex.

CPA designation and familiarity with QuickBooks desired. Board members are expected to serve a three-year term.

Requirements: Eight years finance and accounting experience required, with extensive cycles in budgeting, monthly close, account reconciliation, generating procedures, and tax preparation required. Prior experience working at the board level and non-profit experience a plus.


If interested please contact:

Keith Palevsky
19255 SW Pacific Highway
Sherwood, OR 97140

Phone: 503-753-4336
Email: kapalevs@yahoo.com
Web: https://fotr.wildapricot.org

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Lions Club

Mission:

Lions Clubs are places where individuals join together to give their valuable time and effort to improving their communities, and the world.

Description:

Across Oregon, women and men in Lions Clubs provide free financial help and also plant trees, help the homeless, offer free eyeglasses, assist impoverished children and the elderly, and many other community service projects. If you'd like to volunteer more in your local community, please contact Lions Club leader Bert Diamond, bertdiamond@gmail.com, 503-730-7119.


If interested please contact:

Bert Diamond
4903A SW Orchard Lane
Portland, OR 97219

Phone: 503-730-7119
Email: bertdiamond@gmail.com