Welcome to the Lake Oswego volunteers page.

Oregon has passed legislation that requires the City of Lake Oswego to give volunteers a copy of the City’s Equal Employment Opportunity, Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy to volunteers. In order to avoid unnecessary printing, the City has posted the Policy on the City of Lake Oswego’s Human Resources website. The City asks that all volunteers review this Policy before showing up to volunteer.

Link to Policy: https://www.ci.oswego.or.us/hr/equal-employment-opportunity-anti-harassm...

Title Description Department
Become A Volunteer at the Adult Community Center! Adult Community Center
Book Drop Pick Up

Patrons drop off their library materials at any of several drop boxes throughout the City. As a volunteer for the Book Drop program, you’ll be driving to these drop boxes and collecting returned library materials.

Lake Oswego Public Library
Community Gardens & Adopt-a-Plot

Gardens connect people of all ages and backgrounds to the earth and to each other. They promote health and wellness, providing exercise and increasing access to nutritional healthy foods. Luscher Farm provides gardening opportunities for everyone in the form of two different programs- Community Gardens and Adopt-a-Plot. 

Luscher Farm
Delivering Books to the Booktique

The Booktique is a used bookstore at Mercantile Plaza operated by The Friends of the Library. Profits from the store are returned to the Library as grants. As a book delivery volunteer, you’ll be transferring materials donated by the Library to the Booktique.


Lake Oswego Public Library
Equal Employment Opportunity, Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination

Equal Employment Opportunity, Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination

Human Resources
Farmers' Market Volunteering

Volunteering at the Lake Oswego Farmers' Market is a wonderful way to enrich the community, meet new friends and appreciate the complexity and intricate details of the Market.

Farmers' Market
How Can I Help?

Whether you are a parent looking to pass on an old ping pong table or a local business looking to contribute to Lake Oswego youth, we need your help!

Parks & Recreation
Library Teen Advisory Board

Volunteer on the Library Teen Advisory Board and make a difference in your community. For students in grades 9-12.

Storm Drain Marking

The goal of the program is to help remind our community that anything that is poured down the storm drain or collected with rainfall ends up in our local rivers, streams and Oswego Lake.

Public Works
Volunteer Opportunities at Luscher Farm!

Luscher Farm has opportunities for children, families and adults, including:

Parks & Recreation
Volunteer Sites

Links to volunteer sites in the City of Lake Oswego and the greater Portland Area.

Lake Oswego Public Library
Volunteer with Parks & Recreation!

Get Involved in Parks & Recreation!

Parks & Recreation
Volunteer with the Lake Oswego Public Library!

Over 400 volunteers take part in making the library a thriving community center—contributing 9,800 hours just last year—and we’re always looking for more help! Volunteers range in age from twelve to retired.

Lake Oswego Public Library
Volunteers Needed!

Have a couple hours to share? Join a friendly habitat restoration work party! Volunteering to restore natural park habitats provides a healthier eco-system for birds, animals and pollinators and people too! No experience needed. 

  • Plant native species
  • Remove invasive species
  • Refresh park trails
  • Learn about native birds, plants and pollinators
Parks & Recreation