Weaving together communities & schools.
Community Schools are full-service neighborhood hubs where the school and partners from across the community come together to make sure kids and families have what they need to be successful – in school and in life. Our SUN (Schools Unifying Neighborhoods) and CAFE (Child and Family Engagement) Community Schools are open to all ages, preschool to seniors, with a focus on students in the immediate school community.
Volunteer Opportunities with Community Schools
  • Activity Leader
    Volunteer as an instructor for an after school or summer class at an elementary, middle, or high school in East Multnomah County or North Clackamas. Activities include recreation, enrichment, art, music, social skill building groups, academic and homework support.
  • Assistant Activity Leader
    Assist in an after school or summer program that helps students build academic, interpersonal, and life skills.
  • Childcare
    Lead or support childcare for children of all ages during adult education and adult/parent meetings and workshops.
  • Academic Support
    Assist individual students or small groups with homework completion or specific academic subjects.
  • Hunger Relief Program Support
    Support on site food pantries, after school snack and supper programs, and Summer Lunch programs through a variety of roles.
  • Event Support
    Support a family event at a school site – schedules vary throughout the year.
  • Adult Class or Workshop Instructor
    Volunteer to lead or support adult education classes. We are always seeking qualified instructors for classes such as English as a Second Language, GED preparation, Computer Skills, Nutrition, Recreation or Art.
  • Office Support
    Hours and activities vary from site to site. Volunteer tasks might include filing, copying, or organizing program supplies.
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Commitment

Volunteer opportunities range in commitment from one-time or occasional to regular positions involving several hours per week.

Community Schools Sites
Our Community School sites are located in East Multnomah and North Clackamas Counties. We have early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school sites in the following school districts:

  • North Clackamas
  • David Douglas
  • Parkrose
  • Centennial
  • Reynolds
  • Gresham

Contact Information and Next Steps

For more information please fill out our Get Started inquiry form in the sidebar of this page and we will contact you. Or fill out this Volunteer Interest form (PDF download) and email it back to us at volunteersinschools@metfamily.org.

For questions and more information please contact us at volunteerinschools@metfamily.org.