Browse Volunteer Opportunities

OSCPA Members: Have you been meaning to save the world but don't know how to get started? An easy step is to get involved with either a not-for-profit in your community or a governmental entity in the state of Oregon. OSCPA keeps a running list of volunteer openings, submitted by both not-for-profits and governmental entities.

Volunteer Board Opportunities

Linn-Benton Community College Accounting Technology program

Mission:

To engage in an education that enables all of us to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from the cultural richness and economic vitality of our communities.

Description:

We seek a local (Corvallis / Albany / mid-valley) CPA or other financial professional to serve on our Accounting Tech program advisory board. LBCC offers a wide range of academic programs including many career technical areas, which by definition enable graduates to enter the workforce with a 2 year credential. We host Employer Advisory Groups for 30+ different programs, everything from nursing to Accounting Technology. These groups meet twice a year for an hour or so, and because of their first-hand knowledge, they directly influence the content we teach and how we teach it. We seek a local CPA to serve on this committee.


If interested please contact:

Jeff Davis
757 NW Polk Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

Phone: 541-760-1630
Email: davisj@linnbenton.edu
Web: www.linnbenton.edu

Other Volunteer Opportunities

CEDR Digital Corps

Mission:

CEDR Digital Corps coordinates the work of volunteers from around the world to create innovative technical solutions to disaster response and mitigation.

Since incorporating in May, 2018 CEDR Digital Corps has activated for six wildfires and seven hurricanes to provide critical information to the public so they can take action to stay safe during the disaster. As the disaster shifts from response to recovery, CEDR Digital Corps also provides information on recovery resources to help communities get back in their feet.

Description:

CEDR Digital Corps is in need of a trained and experienced individual to prepare CEDR Digital Corps annual state and federal tax filing. We are an all-volunteer organization with a modest budget and desire professional tax preparation to ensure that our tax filings are complete and accurate.


If interested please contact:

Melissa Swenson
PO Box 230651
Portland, OR 97281

Phone: 5033300056
Email: president@cedrdigitalcorps.org
Web: https://cedrdigitalcorps.org/

Other Volunteer Opportunities

VITA - University of Oregon: Beta Alpha Psi

Mission:

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their tax returns.

Description:

At VITA, we offer tax preparation service to the clients at no cost. Volunteers interact with the clients, examine their materials, and help to file their tax returns. If you are looking for an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in customer service, tax preparation, and teamwork, or you are just interested in volunteerism, this is an excellent fit for you. This year, besides the traditional tax prep, we are adding international tax preparation to our program. It will enable the volunteers to provide assistance to international students and faculty and allow the volunteers to explore more sophisticated scenarios and improve their accounting skills. VITA is a valuable resource to the Eugene community. We welcome students, faculty, accounting practitioners/retired practitioners to join us in this coming tax season to make VITA a more powerful program.


If interested please contact:

Ella Wang
1208 University of Oregon
Accounting Dept - 391C Anstett Hall
Eugene, OR 97403

Phone: 5107102882
Email: uobap.externalaffairs@gmail.com
Web: http://uobap.com/vita/

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Post 58

Mission:

Post 58 provides outdoor adventure opportunities for teens from throughout the Portland area. We offer over 60 hiking, climbing, backpacking, mountaineering trips each year at very low cost to over 200 teens. Our mission is to provide an arena for personal growth and social interaction by creating diverse experiences that foster responsibility, respect, and a passion for the outdoors.

Post 58 is a group of teenagers who engage in outdoor adventures under the guidance of experienced adults.The Post is open to students ages 14-18. Members participate in trips around the Northwest as well as to many other mountain ranges and climbing areas.

Description:

We are in need of a trained and experienced individual to oversee the Post's finances and taxes. We have an Executive Director and a Program Director on staff, as well as a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors. Our treasurer has just left his position to start a business. This work would amount to about an hour a week plus an extra hour each quarter plus a couple hours at the end of the year to do our fairly simple taxes.

Feel free to check out our website to get a closer glimpse of what the Post can do for students. More information is available on our website or please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you have.


If interested please contact:

Peter Green
5228 SW Westwood View
Portland, OR 97239

Phone: 5038608414
Email: peterfgreen@comcast.net
Web: www.post58.org

Other Volunteer Opportunities

El Programa Hispano Catolico

Mission:

El Programa Hispano Católico is a social services agency that serves to empower the Latino community. Our Mission is three-fold: to increase self-sufficiency within the Latino community, to empower individuals to achieve a better quality of life and to promote mutual understanding and respect among cultures.

Description:

Through considerable volunteer support and in partnership with the IRS El Programa Hispano Católico provides IRS-certified basic tax preparation to the low-income Latino community free of charge. Last season our volunteers helped over 1,000 taxpayers secure more than $2 million in refunds and saved preparation fees - with your help we can continue this success! By volunteering four to five hours per week during tax season as a trained Quality Reviewer you can provide a vital service and an important step towards economic security to those most in need.

Quality Reviewers ensure high-quality, accurate return preparation and are essential to supporting the capacity and success of our program. Spanish is helpful but not required. Continuing Education (CE) credit is available. Trainings begin December 29th, volunteer service January 23rd. Evening and weekend volunteer shifts available. Please contact our Site Coordinator Karen Keating at your earliest convenience at kkeating@elprograma.org with any interest or questions you have. We look forward to hearing from you!


If interested please contact:

Karen Keating
333 SE 223rd Ave.
Suite 3
Gresham, OR 97030

Phone: 5034896834
Email: kkeating@elprograma.org

Volunteer Board Opportunities

Confluence Environmental Center

Mission:

Confluence Environmental Center's mission is to bring together streams of thought, action and people to make the environmental movement more robust, inclusive and effective. We launched operations in September of 2011 as a project of the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute (PCEI) and in January, 2012 received 501(c)3 tax exempt status.

The Confluence AmeriCorps Program advances environmental equity by partnering with community-based organizations, public schools, and government agencies who value social and environmental justice. Our partners and the AmeriCorps Members who are placed with them create greater access to healthy foods, green spaces, clean waterways, community gardens, outdoor experiences, energy efficient homes and transportation. Confluence AmeriCorps Members build leadership skills while increasing the organization’s capacity to serve and empower racially, ethnically and socioeconomically diverse populations.

Description:

We are a working board who takes responsibility for both advancing and overseeing the
organization. Our current focus is on creating the tools and systems that will make Confluence an
effective and stable organization.

We are seeking a motivated individual to serve as our board Treasurer. This individual will work with our board and executive director in overseeing the organizations finances, working with staff to create reports and budgets and work with the board to create financial policies.

This is a volunteer position with a commitment of 6-10 hours a month.

More information is available on our website or please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you have.


If interested please contact:

Izzy Armenta
5441 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97215

Phone: 503.719.6779
Email: iarmenta00@gmail.com
Web: http://www.confluencecenter.org/

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Community Partners for Affordable Housing

Mission:

Build affordable housing for working families in the Beaverton, Tigard, and Southwest Portland area.

Description:

Our Finance Committee would like to add a member with an accounting background. The primary purpose of this committee is to review the monthly financial statements, review internal controls, and meet with the external auditor twice a year.

Our committee meets once a month for an hour or so at 6:00pm on the second to last Tuesday of the month. Our meetings our held in our Hillsdale office.


If interested please contact:

Doug Plambeck
10600 SW Starr Drive
Tualatin, OR 97062

Phone: 5036925173
Email: dougplambeck@hotmail.com
Web: http://www.cpahinc.org

Volunteer Board Opportunities

Cascadia Center

Mission:

Cascadia Center for Arts & Crafts (CCAC) teaches the traditional crafts used during the WPA Era and in the construction of Timberline Lodge, as well as contemporary classes & workshops. Some of the renovations on the Summit Campus will also be presented as workshops in small milling of timber, rock work and other trades.

Studio spaces include a 4 forge, blacksmithing shop located in one of the historic buildings of the Summit Campus; The original Raven Studio building with glass studio, large overhead ventilation system, 2 large kilns, 2 smaller annealing kilns and 4 minor burners for torch work. The Raven Studio has upper painting/ drawing and multi use space, as well as The Trillium Studios’ large flat screen for Digital Photography and class slide shows.

The natural scenic beauty of Mount Hood is a constant inspiration for both instructors and students. Cascadia Center completes a circle of regional art centers located throughout the State of Oregon, showcasing the Cascade Mountain Environment and beautiful Mount Hood. Our project respects the environment, history and traditions of WPA Crafts and Cascadian Architecture.

Description:

The CCAC Board of Directors is in need of both a Secretary, and Treasurer due to life changes of current directors.

Treasurer: Basic book keeping skills and annual IRS online filing/Sec of state Nonprofit Annual Report. Quick Books monthly account balance.

Secretary: Meeting minutes, correspondence, thank yous for donations. Possible Annual Fundraiser if organized. This is not an overwhelming position, as we are small.

Also benefits are: ability to take classes at CCAC at a discount or pro bono depending on instructor!

Thank you for considering helping this fun, mountain based arts nonprofit.


If interested please contact:

Betsy Valian
PO Box 64
88510 East Govt Camp Loop
Government Camp, OR 97028

Phone: 5032723525
Email: vb53@centurytel.net
Web: http://www.cascadiaart.org

Other Volunteer Opportunities

City of Portland Revenue Division

Mission:

The Revenue Division collects revenues to fund essential services and provides regulatory oversight for protection of the public.

Description:

The City of Portland’s Revenue Division is looking for a minority candidate to participate in the evaluation committee that will select our new tax administration software.

Last year, the Revenue Division began planning to retire current systems and move to a modernized, integrated system for tax administration. The Revenue Division wishes to implement, over multiple phases, a solution that is customer-centric, satisfies requirements for tax administration of all current and future tax types, and integrates data from multiple data sources to provide one single complete view of a taxpayer account. City of Portland taxpayers, those filing for exemption, and tax preparers all stand to benefit with the implementation of a modernized, integrated system for tax administration. The new system will offer self-service account management portals, Modernized eFiling, and multiple channels for electronic communication and notifications. Benefits will be realized also with increased customer service capability from the Revenue Division call center and other support staff.

The City is now ready to begin procurement of a new Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) tax administration system. The COTS system will be selected by a committee of five members, one of whom is a minority evaluator. The Minority Evaluator Program is intended to engage diverse members of the community into the City’s contractor selection process; provide for an inclusive and transparent process; and nurture relationships between the City, business partners, and the community.

The minority evaluator must meet the following requirements:
- A person of color according to the Federal guidelines
- Listed in the Alliance of Minority Chambers database (Note: The City of Portland will assist any eligible applicant in applying for this listing)
- Not employed by the government (Education is exempt from this requirement)
- Be willing to take a short training

The minority evaluator role for the tax administration system selection is expected to require a commitment of 20-30 hours of time in the month of December 2018 or January 2019.


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.portlandoregon.gov/revenue

Volunteer Board Opportunities

Willamette Writers

Mission:

Willamette Writers is an Oregon Nonprofit Organization supporting writers for over 50 years. It is the largest writers organization in the Pacific Northwest. Writers of all genres and at all stages of their careers come to our meetings, annual conference, and workshops to connect with their community, develop their craft, and advance their career.

Description:

We are currently looking to fill our treasurer position. The treasurer has the overall responsibility for all corporate funds and serves as the financial officer of Willamette Writers and as Chairperson of the Finance Committee. Position description includes: A. Keep full and accurate accounts of all financial records of Willamette Writers, including the annual conference. The detailed recordkeeping and other specific financial duties may be delegated to qualified individuals (such as the bookkeeper and administrative professionals) who have been approved by the Board of Directors and who are overseen by the Treasurer; B. Prepare and submit monthly financial reports detailing the financial condition of Willamette Writers to the Board of Directors; C. Arrange for preparation and filing of state and national tax records in a timely manner; D. Serve as liaison for financial institutions with which Willamette Writers does business; E. Be authorized to appoint one or more assistants and to prescribe the duties of such assistants. In the absence of the Treasurer, an Assistant Treasurer shall perform the duties of the Treasurer; and F. Perform other such duties as outlined in the Policies and Procedures of the Corporation, including: a. make financial information available to board members, program leaders, committee chairs and the public as necessary; b. assist in the preparation of the annual budget; c. lead the effort to keep Willamette Writers in compliance with its financial controls and other financial policies and procedures, and from time to time, review, and update these policies and procedures as necessary; d. maintain knowledge of the organization and personal commitment to its goals and objectives. Desired skills for potential treasurer include: • Understanding financial accounting for nonprofit organizations; • Familiarity with QuickBooks and openness to learning the use of the tool; • Ability to work remotely and in a professional environment. Thank you in advance for considering volunteering with us.


If interested please contact:

Heather Ransom
5331 SW Macadam Ave.
Suite 258, PMB 215
Portland, OR 97239

Phone: 5416213519
Email: treasurer@willamettewriters.org
Web: www.willamettewriters.org