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Visit the organization web site: www.impactnw.org
- What We Do
Impact NW’s mission is to help people prosper through a community of support.
By working with schools, businesses, faith communities, other community-based organizations and governmental agencies we create a safety net and springboard for community members to improve their quality of life and achieve independence.
- Opportunities for service with us
Impact NW has a variety of volunteer opportunities within several of our programs. We are open to working with students individually to create a volunteer position that meets their interests and the needs of our clients. Below is a list of some of our current needs. More opportunities can also be found on our website: www.impactnw.org
Housin & Safety Net Volunteer Positions
After School Activities Club: help provide after-school activities to children of varying ages at the Eastgate Station housing complex.
Richmond Place Homework Helper: Help facilitate a homework club for children ages 5-17. Richmond Place is a 20 unit apartment complex that provides subsidized housing for low-income families that are transitioning out of homelessness.
Homework Club Volunteers: The goal of this position is to help low income children from diverse populations succeed in school through after school programming.
Computer Savvy Volunteers: The goal of this position is to help low income children and adults from diverse populations at either Hazelwood or Eastgate Station succeed in school through our after school program.
On-Call Child Care Provider: Provide child care for infants through 4 years of age in group play setting at Dancing Tree Family Center for single moms participating in Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Group (TREM).
Youth & Family Services
SUN Program Volunteer: Volunteers provide program support for SUN’s mission to improve the lives of children, their families and the community through partnering with local school communities to extend the school day and develop schools as “community centers” in their neighborhoods.
Independent Living Program Lounge Host: Assist ILP participants (14-21 year-old foster youth) with job searches and applications, resume building, college preparations and financial aid.
Independent Living Program Skills Class Leader: Help foster care youth ages 14-21 gain the skills they need to successfully transition out of foster care and into adulthood. ILP works with participants to set and reach attainable goals through one-on-one meetings, job readiness classes, and social and skill-building activities and events.
Kids on the Block Volunteer Puppeteer: Bring children important messages of understanding, acceptance, and skills for coping with life’s challenges through educational puppet shows.
Youth Mentor: Spend one hour per week with a youth in NE or SE Portland to enhance his or her self-esteem, connection to school, and relationships with peers and adults.
AKA Science Class Leader: AKA Science is a fun, interactive after-school science program for elementary school students. Each volunteer Class Leader prepares for and teaches a 1-hour class, once a week, for 8 weeks.
Homework Club Assistant: Homework Club is a unique opportunity to work with small groups of elementary and middle school students. Your encouragement and support will lead to academic growth and achievement.
Teach Enrichment Classes: Help teach after school enrichment classes. This opportunity offers great classroom management experience working with elementary or middle school students. Curriculum for teaching after school enrichment courses will depend on your strengths and skill-sets!
Service Learning Leader: Work with youth engaging in healthy after-school activities that reconnects students with their community and creates healthy neighborhoods that will be inviting to all residents. Volunteers have the opportunity to help youth build appropriate skills and connections for a positive Service Learning experience.
Summer Youth Connect Service Learning Coach: Summer Youth Connect (C3) is a partnership of Multnomah County school districts, the City of Portland, Multnomah County, and All Hand’s Raised. This unique partnership provides students with additional academic support and college/career experiences during the summer months to help more students graduate from high school and go on to further education and training. During the six week course students will participate in Career exploration activities, job-readiness training and develop a “Career Planning Portfolio.” Students will also participate in a service learning endeavor.
Early Childhood & Family Services
Children’s Play Group Assistant: Classroom Environment Support: Volunteers will work with staff to improve and maintain classroom environments for children and families by assisting in cleaning and organizing classroom and materials
Dad’s Group Facilitator: Assist in the facilitation of the Community Dad’s Group. Volunteers will gain a sense of community, and form lasting connections with other fathers in the Portland Metro area.
Dad’s Group Transportation: Provide transportation for fathers and their children to the Community Dad’s Group.
Language Support Specialist: Volunteers will assist Parent Child Specialists in providing services in families’ first language. All languages welcomed.
Parent/Child Interaction Group Assistant: Provide support to children Birth-5 and their parents during our parent child interaction groups and to provide assistance to facilitators during groups.
Seniors & Adults with Disabilities
Club Impact Chaperone Chaperone young adults with disabilities that participate in weekly Impact NW Social Club gatherings held at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center.
Newsletter Publisher for Club Impact: Publish a monthly calendar and short newsletter for a social club for young adults with disabilities.
Friendly Visitor: Provide companionship to lonely/vulnerable seniors or adults with disabilities.
Telephone Reassurance: Provide support to isolated and vulnerable seniors and adults with disabilities by calling them from your home daily or as often as determined by program advocate, according to client’s mental/emotional and physical health needs.
Congregate Housing SP Meal Server: Provide support to the meal program and participants before and after the meal.
Congregate Housing SP Office Assistant: The Congregate Housing Services Program (CHSP) provides in-home supportive services to seniors and adults with disabilities. This position provides clerical support to the program staff.
Money Management Representative Payee: Volunteers manage client income and expenses through payment of bills and negotiation with creditors.
Computer Room Activities Assistant: Maintaining the computer and lab area in the SE Multicultural Center.
Yard Clean-up Leader: To support seniors and adults with disabilities by helping them to maintain the external areas of their homes, thereby retaining independence & dignity.
Transportation & Activities Program Clerical Assistant: Assist transportation staff with a variety of clerical duties. Primary duties will include answering phones, filing and data entry.
Transportation Program Assistant/Driver: Responsible for ensuring the delivery of transportation and related services to help clients who are seniors and younger adults with disabilities to remain as independent as possible.
Quality Assurance, Development, Fiscal and Administration Departments
Interpreter/Translator Volunteer: Provide interpretation/translation services for staff working with limited English proficient (LEP) clients.
Development Assistant: This position supports and engages in all functions of the Development Department, with an emphasis on event planning and marketing.
Grants Assistant: This position supports the functions of the Grants and Communications Department, with an emphasis on grant tracking, research and documentation.
Raiser’s Edge Database Assistant: assist the Database Manager in timely entry of information about individuals and organizations who are involved with Impact NW.
On-Call Project Team Member: This is a great position for those volunteers who wish to be a part of a team where they can socialize with other volunteers, and staff! Team members are solicited on an as-needed basis! It’s the perfect position for those who can’t commit to a regular schedule, but still want to give back! Projects are simple, but essential to the work we do.
- Preferred way to contact:
- Bus Service