Community Service

There are so many organizations you can choose to volunteer and serve in your community. Volunteering is an opportunity for you to find your voice and passion in something that is important and has special interest to you. Below are a few ideas of Keizer and Salem area organizations that could use a few more volunteers:

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NOW:

Keizer City Council - Accepting Applications for Youth Councilor/Liaison positions. For more information click HERE or see Mrs. Farris or Keizer City Councilor, Mrs. Reid.

Keizer City Youth Councilor (Filled at this time)

Keizer City Council Committee Student Liaison Positions:

    1. Arts Commission - (FILLED at this time)
    2. Parks Advisory Board
    3. Traffic Safety/Bikeways
    4. K-FEST
    5. Planning Commission
    6. Keizer Points of Interest

Kennedy Academy of Leadership - Immediate need for student volunteers to mentor elementary students at Kennedy Elementary in the Kennedy Academy of leadership. Great resume builder and opportunity to make a difference! Mentor training is on Thursday, October 25 @ 3:40 PM- 4:45 PM. Students interested should contact Mayra Hernandez as soon as possible: 503-399-3163 . Email: hernandezpineda_amayrani@salkeiz.k12.or.us Students volunteering will also need to complete a background check as soon as possible: https://salkeiz.k12.or.us/volunteering/ First leadership club will be on Nov. 1 and meets every Thursday till May 1.

KROC COMMUNITY CENTER –

Christmas Season Volunteer Opportunities

    1. Bell Ringing Opportunities - November 17 - December 24
    2. Holiday Food Boxing Event - December 15 - 9 AM - 2 PM
    3. Toy & Joy Sorting - December 11, 12, 13, 17 - 4 PM - 8 PM
    4. Toy & Joy Holiday Giveaway Event - December 18, 19 , 20 - 9 AM - 5 PM

Students should contact Angela Ashley to volunteer at this event: 503-798-4783 or email: angela.ashley@usw.salvationarmy.org Students are also required to have a Parent permission form completed to volunteer. Print HERE (or see Mrs. Farris)

KEIZER HOLIDAY LIGHTS PARADE – Student volunteers needed to hold banners in front of various floats that are in the Holiday Lights Parade each year. Contact Danielle Bethell, Tel: (503) 393-9111 for more information.

Night to Shine - Looking for a great opportunity to serve in our community? Friday evening, February 8th is “A Night to Shine” – a Prom Night for People with Special Needs ages 14 years and older. This event, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, and hosted by Salem Alliance Church, is a community event that needs volunteers: One on One Buddies for special need guests, along with individuals who would like to be greeters or help with set up and clean up before and after the event. Click HERE to get more information and volunteer. Background check is required.

Salem Community Organizers - A grassroots organization seeking to harness the passionate spirit of those who also seek to protect and promote Civil Rights. Whether you're an old hat at activism & advocating, or brand new to the field, we welcome you and hope to mutually benefit by pooling our resources and skills. We organize rallies, volunteer for progressive candidates and causes and a wide range of skills are needed. Social Media, data entry, phone calls, canvassing, face painting, public speaking, online clicktivism, graphic design and so much more are all desired. Students interested can view Facebook page or contact Ariel Williams at (971) 264-0886 (calls and texts) or email: salemcommunityorganizers@gmail.com

One Thousand Soles Volunteer Opportunities - Multiple opportunities to serve during the 2018-19 year. Click HERE to view all volunteer opportunities in October, November, January, February, April and May.

Center 50+ This organization has created opportunities for students 16+ to join their "Friendship Brigade." Those who volunteer will join a team that gives the gift of attention, laughter and friendship to an isolated senior living in a nursing home or community care facility. for more information contact the Program Coordinator: Heidi Miller at 503-588-6303.

Alzheimer's Network - Come join our local team of caring and passionate volunteers and make a difference with those families affected by Alzheimer’s disease! We enlist individuals from teens to seniors, families, friends, and employee groups to be a part of the team (or serve on the team) at Alzheimer’s Network and make an impact in our community. Volunteering helps those affected by Alzheimer’s and can assist you in building job skills, enhancing your resume, working together in our community with friends, families, or colleagues, and influencing others to understand the needs of those affected by this disease.

LOCAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

AC Gilbert Discovery Village – Volunteer as a Summer Program Volunteer APPLY HERE OR volunteer as a Visitor experience volunteer APPLY HERE. For more information: 503-371-3631 or email: outreach@acgilbert.org

Alzheimer's Network - Come join our local team of caring and passionate volunteers and make a difference with those families affected by Alzheimer’s disease! We enlist individuals from teens to seniors, families, friends, and employee groups to be a part of the team (or serve on the team) at Alzheimer’s Network and make an impact in our community. Volunteering helps those affected by Alzheimer’s and can assist you in building job skills, enhancing your resume, working together in our community with friends, families, or colleagues, and influencing others to understand the needs of those affected by this disease.

AWESOME 3000 put on by Salem Keizer Education Foundation (SKEF) Recognized as one of the largest, timed, youth-only runs in the nation, the Awesome 3000 is a positive and challenging experience for all. With the need of over 500 volunteers the day of the event, the community plays a huge role in this fun run which is always held the first Saturday in May. For more information click HERE

Boys and Girls Club of Salem Volunteer opportunities as a tutor/homework helper, leadership advisor, student mentor. There are also one day events and fundraisers throughout the year. For more information contact Yanira Herrera at 503-581-7383 or email yherrera@bgc-salem.org

Camp Counselor at MDA Summer Camp – Interested in being a Summer Camp Counselor at the Macleay Conference & Retreat Center in Salem, OR during the week of July 15, 2017-July 21st, 2017? Volunteer your time to give a kid with neuromuscular disease the best week of their year! MDA Summer Camp is an amazing place where anything is possible for kids with neuromuscular disease, but MDA needs caring people to volunteer as camp counselors. MDA relies on the support and dedication of volunteer counselors who are by campers’ sides day and night so that they can do all the fun activities that summer camp offers. Email Bridgett Husk, MDA Camp Director: bhusk@mdausa.org or call her at 206-283-2183.

CCTV – Studio Production Volunteer opportunities. For more information call 503-588-2288

City of Keizer – Must be a junior or senior student. Manage schedules or pages and over see the page program. For more information contact Debbie Lockhart at 503-856-3418 or email lockhartd@keizer.org

Family Building Blocks – High School Internship available and special event opportunities. Contact Megan Gap at 503-566-2132 or email mgap@familybuildingblocks.org

Friends of Trees – Our Native tree plantings occur on Saturday mornings. Students under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult and students under 18 years of age attending without a parent/guardian must bring a signed youth waiver with them. For more information contact Jenny Bedell-Stiles at 503-595-0213 or email volunteer@friendsoftrees.org

Habitat for Humanity – You can volunteer as a building site volunteer where you will be able to help build homes for families in need (16 yrs+) or as a ReStore Volunteer (15+) where you receive donations, assist customers and sort materials. Email Heather at Habitat for Humanity – HeatherW@salemhabitat.org , call 503-364-6642

Humane Society – Walk and train dogs. Assist with office work. Must be 16 years old and there is a Program Fee of $25 for required training. Call 503-585-5900 for more information.

KEIZER HOLIDAY LIGHTS PARADE – Student volunteers needed to hold banners in front of various floats that are in the Holiday Lights Parade each year. Contact Danielle Bethell, Tel: (503) 393-9111 for more information.

KEIZER IRIS FESTIVAL – Volunteers are tremendous relied upon source in our operational plan. From helping on the streets for the parade or run events to serving at Keizerfest or one of our community meals, volunteer help is fun and appreciated. To inquire about the Iris Festival Team please contact the Keizer Chamber of Commerce at 503-393-9111 or CLICK HERE to add you name and interest to our list.

Keizer Police Department Cadet Program - Cadets are trained volunteers 14-20 years who are interested in careers in public safety. Once a cadet completes basic training classes, he or she begins volunteering for the Keizer Police Department. Cadets are assigned to ride with patrol officers, assist with traffic control, search operations and help with community events. Applications can be turned in to Officer Zavala or at the front desk at the Keizer Police Department.

KROC COMMUNITY CENTER –

Christmas Season Volunteer Opportunities

    1. Bell Ringing Opportunities - November 17 - December 24
    2. Holiday Food Boxing Event - December 15 - 9 AM - 2 PM
    3. Toy & Joy Sorting - December 11, 12, 13, 17 - 4 PM - 8 PM
    4. Toy & Joy Holiday Giveaway Event - December 18, 19 , 20 - 9 AM - 5 PM

Students should contact Angela Ashley to volunteer at this event: 503-798-4783 or email: angela.ashley@usw.salvationarmy.org Students are also required to have a Parent permission form completed to volunteer. Print HERE (or see Mrs. Farris)

Marion Polk Food Share – Your time, talents, and resources are essential to feeding people in our community. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities including repacking food, gardening, and many other ways to assist in the fight against hunger.

MDA SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR - This organization still needs volunteers ages 16 and older to work with students with muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy and related diseases. Being a camp "buddy" for a week counselors will push wheelchairs, lift and transfer youngsters and provide assistance with camp activities. Volunteering at this camp will inspire you, enrich your life in ways you never dreamed possible. Enhance your resume, while helping make camp a fun experience for these amazing kids. Visit the MDA Summer camp website HERE to apply for this summer opportunity.

Northwest Outdoor Science School – Fall and Spring Opportunities to be an Outdoor School Counselor. Develop your leadership, teaching, teamwork and communication skills. As a counselor, you will live with and lead a cabin of 6th grade students all week. Opportunities in the FALL and SPRING. See Mrs. Farris for more information.

Salem Health Student VolunteerInterested in a career in the medical field? Volunteer at Salem Hospital. Must be 14 years or older to apply.

Salem/Keizer School District – Teachers in Elementary and Middle Schools love having high school student volunteers. Contact a teacher you know, or the talk to the main office at a local Salem/Keizer Elementary school to find out about service options. To volunteer in a school you must complete a Criminal Background check before beginning.

Salem/Keizer Education Foundation (SKEF) - needs high school students for many volunteer -driven events that happen throughout the year. Check out their events: HERE Students who would like to volunteer for SKEF should contact Valerie Steele 503-364-2933 Ext. 207

Village at Keizer Ridge – Assisted Living and Memory Care Senior Living Community – is looking for students to volunteer with their senior residents. Get involved and participate in “Adopt a Grandparent” program. Visit, read and play games with residents weekly. OR you could also participate in regular planned activities that Keizer Ridge organizes. If you are considering going into the medical field, consider this an opportunity to job shadow in the assisted living or memory care facilities. You must complete a volunteer application to volunteer. Contact person at Keizer Ridge: Kathy Roberts: 503-390-1300.