Archive for the ‘Volunteer opportunity’ Category

This Saturday (4/20)! Two Neighborhood Cleanup Events!

April 18, 2013

This Saturday is the annual Kerns/Buckman neighborhood cleanup event. If you’re not familiar with the event, it’s a great way to get rid of bulky waste, yard debris, or recyclables in quantities that are normally too large to leave on the curb on trash day. This year, the event has a new location: the parking lot of Hinson Baptist Church, at SE 20th Avenue & Salmon. For more information on the event, including lists of items that we can and cannot accept, visit the Kerns Neighborhood Association website at

Also, we were recently contacted by a group called Pick Me Up. They’re organizing monthly cleanup events in Southeast Portland. The first one is also this Saturday, April 20th, from 10am-noon.  The event will begin and end at The Madison House, located at 1932 SE Madison Street. For more information, click on the link below to see the event flier, and visit

Pick Me Up Flier


Student Mentors Needed

October 31, 2012

We recently received the following e-mail from Kathleen McKenna, Volunteer Coordinator at the NELA Center for Student Success. She wrote to tell us about an opportunity for community members to volunteer as student mentors. Read on for details:

My name is Kathleen and I’m the Mentor Coordinator at the NELA Center for Student Success in NE Portland.  We’re a college access program that serves low income, first generation and of-color high school seniors through a weekly mentorship program that guides students through the college and scholarship application process.

We’re currently looking for mentors to work with our students.  This is a one day a week, 2.5 hour commitment for the year.  Mentors work with small groups of students to make sure they’re on track with applications and to be a source of motivation.

All mentors in the Mentor 2 College program attend training so they are prepared for questions they may receive.  Additionally, our Centers staff is on hand to answer any questions our mentors may have.  Mentor meetings begin in the fall and finish at the end of the academic year.  The commitment is for the 2012-2013 school year.

If you’re interested, see the attached PDF file for more information: NELA Mentor Flyer