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

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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Rocky Butte Farmers Market

Mission:

Rocky Butte Farmers Market is a nonprofit in NE Portland, Oregon providing area residents with access to affordable, seasonal, and locally grown foods and artisan products. A primary goal of RBFM is to lower barriers to market participation for beginning and under-represented vendors and to strengthen connections within our diverse community.

Description:

We are looking for someone to help us with accounting and bookkeeping for our relatively young independent farmers' market organization. There is an opportunity to join our board in this capacity but our main goal is to get someone in place simply to help with the finances. Preference to someone who lives in Portland and hopefully near to our part of town (NE Portland).


If interested please contact:

Ben Cutler
8604 NE Beech St
Unit A
Portland, OR 97220

Phone: 5035199573
Email: rockybuttemarket@gmail.com
Web: www.rockybuttemarket.com

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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

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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

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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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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/

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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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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/

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Hoffman Center for the Arts

Mission:

The Hoffman Center for the Arts is a welcoming place for north Oregon coast residents and visitors to create, explore, and enjoy arts and culture.

Description:

Are you coastal? Help us find our next treasurer for 2022. This is a volunteer position serving on board of directors for two consecutive 3-year terms. We look forward to hearing from an arts-friendly and numbers-loving applicant. Please send your resume to our nominating committee care of info@hoffmanarts.org.

Financial management and/or oversight
• Process monthly statements from Financial Institutions
• Authorize monthly payments to contractors (4), insurance, utilities, software licenses
• Process periodic class and event refunds via payment services
• Sign and mail checks bi-weekly; ensure complete documentation
• Oversee the preparation of clear, accurate and timely monthly financial statements
• Inform the board of financial results quarterly and lead discussion
• Convene Financial committee semi-annually and communicate recommendations to BOD

Budgets
• Organize the annual budgeting process October through December.
• With staff and volunteers, build a viable budget based on past performance and future expectations

Reports
• Provide official quarterly report to state
• Provide end of year report for Federal form 990 and State form CT-12

Financial Liaison
• Recommend, select, and represent organization to various financial institutions
• Secure and manage organizational credit card
• Select and oversee bookkeeper and accountant
• Assist with financial processes such as Square, credit card processing, banking

Skills and Experience Required:
• Enjoys numbers and making them balance
• Proficient with excel, familiar with Quickbooks
• Familiar with operations, finance, and project management
• Can translate numbers for people less comfortable and experienced with budgets
• Comfortable with Power Point and Word software for presentations/communications
• Professional background in accounting, banking, finance, or economics


If interested please contact:

Mark Roberts
PO Box 678
Manzanita, OR 97130

Phone: 971-506-6809
Email: m.l.roberts@comcast.net
Web: Hoffmanarts.org