Volunteer Sites

City of Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego Library
Year-round opportunities are available at Lake Oswego Library for students ages 12-up.

Lake Oswego Library Teen Advisory Board
Have a say in what goes on at the library, develop planning and leadership skills, and earn community service hours on the Library Teen Advisory Board . For students in grades 9-12.

Volunteer with Parks & Recreation
Positions for teen volunteers are available, including becoming junior counselors during the summer and working at the Teen Lounge.

Youth Action Council 
The Youth Action Council is a group of Lake Oswego teens who are working with the Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department to improve the quality of life for teens in the community.

Volunteer Opportunities in the Portland Area

Hands on  Greater Portland 
Find out about volunteer opportunities in the Portland Area.  Click here for the Get Involved, Teens! page

Legacy Health Systems 
Volunteer opportunities at Legacy Hospitals in the Portland area are available for students who are at least 14 years old and have completed 8th grade.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry 
OMSI offers two volunteer programs, one during the summer and one during the school year, for students ages 14-18.

Oregon Food Bank 
Learn about ten different ways to volunteer for the Oregon Food Bank. Minimum age varies with the project. Many projects accept volunteers ages 10 and up.

Oregon Health and Sciences University 
Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and commit to 50 hours of service.  Visit the Volunteering at OHSU Web site for more information.

Oregon Humane Society 
Find out about volunteer opportunities for students 18 years old and older and the Volunteer Service Learning program for students 12-17 years old.

Oregon Zoo 
Learn about the Zoo Teen program for students in grades 9-12 and Farm Youth Volunteers for students in grades 8-12.

Providence Portland Medical Center 
Students ages 15 and up can apply for volunteer positions throughout the hospital.  Please call the volunteer office at 503.215.5002.

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center 
Students ages 14-18 can apply to volunteer in a number of capacities.  This program is popular and space is limited.  Call the volunteer office at 503.216.2159.  (Students can also inquire about Medical Explorers, an informational program for those interested in medicine.  Participants meet twice a month for discussions, lectures, and hands-on activities.)

"SOLVE annually provides resources to more than 250 Oregon communities, focusing on cleanup, beautification and enhancement projects." Visit this site to find out about the many volunteer opportunities available.

Tryon Creek State Park 
Students may volunteer to be an assistant camp counselor, to work on special events, or to take part in ivy removal.  Nature Day Camp and Special Events volunteers must be in high school.  Camp volunteers must attend two training sessions and commit to two or more one-week camp sessions.  Camp sessions begin in June. Call the The Friends of Tryon Creek State Park at 503.636.4398 for more information about these programs and to find out how to apply.