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

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Asha Hope Amanaki

Mission:

Serving the vulnerable and marginalized communities via education, socialization, health, medical and food access through individual contributions, corporate sponsorships, and acting as enablers for nonprofits and business entities.

Description:

Help oversee Asha Hope Amanaki 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 any specific budgets for individual programs. Presently, we have a financial outline but we would like help narrowing down a long term budget plan.
- 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.
-Help with filing of the end of year tax statements.


If interested please contact:

Susifina Afemui
7325 NE Imbrie Drive #157
Hillsboro, OR 97124

Phone: 5034737817
Email: admin@ashahopeamanaki.org
Web: https://ashahopeamanaki.org/

Volunteer Board Opportunities

City of Portland Revenue Division - Business License Appeal Board

Description:

The Business License Appeals Board hears and decides taxpayer appeals of Revenue Division determinations. These determinations are related to business income tax, personal income tax and other revenue programs administered by the Revenue Division. Appointments to the board are made by the Mayor, the City Auditor and Multnomah County for two or three-year terms, and are drawn from members of the accounting and legal professional community who have the requisite level of expertise in taxation.

The time commitment is light as the board typically meets twice per year. Hearings are not scheduled during tax return filing season (February through April). Women, people of color and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate on the board. For more information about the Revenue Division and the programs it administers, go to www.portland.gov/revenue.


If interested please contact:

Scott Karter
111 SW Columbia Street, Suite 600
Portland, OR 97201

Phone: 503-865-2470
Email: scott.karter@portlandoregon.gov
Web: www.portland.gov/revenue

Volunteer Board Opportunities

Oregon School-Based Health Alliance

Mission:

Our mission is to strengthen school based health services and systems that promote the health and academic success of young people.

Description:

The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance is seeking board members to join our 2022 board! This is an opportunity to engage in: building community, supporting work at the intersection of health and education, learning and using fundraising skills, implementing the organization’s strategic plan and vision, and more - all of which we will provide training for. Prior board experience is not required.

We are looking for a diversity of skills and backgrounds. We are committed to making sure that our board reflects the diversity of the communities engaged in and impacted by the organization’s work. Please submit applications to board@osbha.org. Questions and accommodation requests can also be sent to board@osbha.org.

For full description and application:
https://osbha.org/blogs/jessicaosbhaorg/join-our-board-directors


If interested please contact:

Jessica Chambers
911 NE Davis St
Portland, OR 97232

Phone: 503-719-4515
Email: Jessica@osbha.org
Web: www.osbha.org

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art4life

Mission:

The Mission of Art4Life is: to provide diverse opportunities for developing a deeper understanding of the Arts, our city, and other cultures, for it is through these understandings that we connect ourselves to our past, present, and future; to provide a diverse arts education program open to children and/or adults in a neighborhood or school setting; to teach creative thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and mutual respect through the Arts; to provide a safe and nurturing space for creative endeavors and experimentation; to enhance appreciation and exposure to the Arts through art projects and artistic experiences.

Art4Life Before and After School Arts and Culture Program is currently in four Portland Public Schools and serves over 300 children.

Description:

We are looking for a board member to join us. We meet four times a year via zoom to look at financials, make decisions about raises, and look at the program. It does not require any unpaid accounting only advice and confirmation. Often our Board accountant will do our taxes but we pay in full for this service and it is not required.


If interested please contact:

Sandra S
3421 SE 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97202

Phone: 503 887-2742
Email: livthearts@gmail.com
Web: art4life.net

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Portland Free Play

Mission:

Portland Free Play is a 501-C3 non-profit organization that advocates children’s right to play and provides fun and equitable play opportunities for them. ​Our mission is 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.

Description:

The Portland Free Play volunteer board seeks a board member who can help with treasury and filing responsibilities.


If interested please contact:

Essma Nasher
4212 NE Prescott St.
Suite 203
Portland, OR 97218

Phone: 2092258112
Email: essmanasher@portlandfreeplay.org
Web: http://www.pdxfreeplay.org/

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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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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

Legal Aid Services of Oregon

Mission:

Our mission is to achieve justice for the low-income communities of Oregon by providing a full range of the highest quality civil legal assistance.

Description:

Legal Aid Services of Oregon and the Oregon Law Center are non-profit organizations that provide representation in civil cases to low-income clients throughout Oregon. LASO and OLC help thousands of low-income clients each year with legal problems involving domestic violence, housing, consumer law, public benefits, employment, civil rights, and other legal issues. LASO and OLC are separate 501(c)(3) organizations but the same individuals sit on both organizations’ Boards of Directors. LASO and OLC are seeking a CPA interested in serving on the Boards of Directors.
Each organization has more than 90 employees and annual revenue of more than $12 million. The Boards of Directors are made up of six client-eligible individuals, eleven lawyers and one CPA. The Boards provide oversight of the organizations but are not directly involved in day-to-day operations. The Boards oversee the finances of the organizations; guide periodic strategic planning processes; adopt major program policies; provide direction on collective bargaining with the organizations’ unions; and hire and evaluate the Executive Directors. Board members are not required to actively fundraise for the organizations.
The Boards meet four times a year on Saturday mornings. Meetings are currently held by videoconference. Future meetings may be a hybrid model with an in-person option, usually in Portland but occasionally in other locations around the state, and a remote option. LASO and OLC Board meetings are held back-to-back, starting at 10:00 am and usually finishing by 12:00 or 1:00 pm. Board members receive an agenda and other written materials before meetings. The primary time commitment for Board membership is preparing for and attending Board meetings. The CPA is also a member of the Executive Committee, which meets five times a year, usually for approximately one-half hour to one hour.


If interested please contact:

Janice Morgan
520 SW 6th
Suite 1130
Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 5034711159
Email: janice.morgan@lasoregon.org
Web: https://lasoregon.org

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Pittock Mansion Society

Mission:

Inspire understanding and stewardship of Portland history through Pittock Mansion, its collections, and programs.

Description:

We are recruiting for individuals to join the Finance Committee of the Pittock Mansion Society (PMS). The Finance Committee is a sub-committee of the volunteer Board of Trustees for PMS which provides governance and over-sight for PMS. Members of the Finance Committee do not need to be board members.
We are recruiting for professionals with an accounting, finance, Human Resources or employment law background.
Time commitment and areas of responsibility of the Finance Committee are listed below:
• Approximately 4-hour time commitment per month (including prep and meeting time) when meetings are held.
• 5-6 meetings per year, plus one or two if needed.
• Meetings are currently held via Zoom/conference call primarily due to pandemic related guidelines. Meeting locations may change to on-site or a hybrid once safe to do so and based on the committee members’ preferences and availability.
• Responsibilities include:
o Quarterly financial statement review
o Management of Board designated net asset reserves
o Oversight of annual budget preparation
o Review of Form 990
o Investment policy/cash management oversight
o General oversight and review of all financial matters
o Human Resources oversight, including Employee Handbook and policy review


If interested please contact:

Jennifer Hurder
3229 NW Pittock Dr
Portland, OR 97210

Phone: 5038233564
Email: jhurder@pittockmansion.org
Web: https://pittockmansion.org/