Volunteering with Portland Public Schools

  • Our first major volunteering opportunity for 2019-20 will be Project Community Care on Saturday, Aug. 24.

    Call to Action for all PPS Families & Community Supporters...

    PPS schools will be hosting volunteers for Project Community Care prior to the first day of school!

    The following schools have confirmed that they will be hosting Project Community Care on the Saturday, August 24, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm:

    • Abernethy Elementary School
    • Ainsworth Elementary School
    • Arleta K-8 School
    • Astor K-8 School
    • Beach School
    • Beaumont Middle School
    • Benson High School
    • Beverly Cleary School @ Fernwood
    • Beverly Cleary School @ Hollyrood
    • Boise-Eliot/Humbolt Elementary School
    • Bridger School
    • Bridger Kindergarden @Holladay Annex
    • Buckman Elementary School
    • Capitol Hill Elementary School
    • Cesar Chavez K-8 School
    • Chief Joseph Elementary School
    • Cleveland High School
    • Creative Science School
    • Creston K-8 School
    • daVinci Arts Middle School
    • Duniway Elementary School
    • Faubion School
    • Forest Park Elementary School
    • Franklin High School (8:00 am - 12:00 pm)
    • George Middle School
    • Glencoe Elementary School
    • Harriet Tubman Middle School
    • Harrison Park Elementary School
    • Hosford Middle School
    • Irvington Elementary School
    • Jackson Middle School
    • James John Elementary School
    • Kelly Elementary School
    • Lane Middle School
    • Lent K-8 School
    • Lewis Elementary School
    • Lincoln High School
    • Markham Elementary School
    • MLC (Metropolitan Learning Center K-12)
    • Mt. Tabor Middle School
    • Peninsula Elementary School
    • Richmond Elementary School
    • Robert Gray Middle School
    • Roosevelt High School
    • Rosa Parks Elementary School
    • Rose City Park Elementary School
    • Roseway Heights Middle School
    • Scott Elementary School
    • Sellwood Middle School
    • Sitton Elementary School
    • Skyline K-8 School
    • Stephenson Elementary School
    • Vestal Elementary School
    • West Sylvan Middle School
    • Whitman Elementary School
    • Winterhaven K-8 School
    • Woodlawn PK-5 School
    • Woodmere Elementary School
    • Woodstock Elementary School


    The following schools have confirmed that they will be hosting Project Community Care on the following dates:


    Saturday, August 17, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm:

    • Jason Lee Elementary School
    • Marysville K-8 School
    • Ockley Green Middle School


    Sunday, August 25, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm:

    • Maplewood Elementary School


    (This list will continue to be updated with more schools in the coming weeks.)



    Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Portland Public Schools! In order to maintain a safe environment for our students, PPS requires volunteers to conduct the following steps prior to volunteering in schools. (However, no background check is required for Project Community Care.)

    1. Pass PPS' Volunteer Background Check.

    Volunteer Background Check Webpage
    Review the "Volunteer Code of Conduct" document located on the Volunteer Background Check webpage. Then complete the "Volunteer Background Check" online form. PPS conducts criminal records screening for all volunteers who have the potential for direct, unsupervised contact with students. This screening must be renewed every three years. If you have questions regarding the Volunteer Background Check, you may email securityservices@pps.net.

    2. Review the mandatory Child Abuse & Adult Sexual Misconduct Volunteer Training.

    Child Abuse & Adult Sexual Misconduct Volunteer Training PDF
    Review this document which contains important information regarding the identification, prevention and reporting procedures in case you observe any signs of child abuse or adult sexual misconduct while you are volunteering.
    *This training will be translated into more languages soon.
    **If you prefer to watch a video or want more information, visit PPS' Student Success and Health's webpage.

    3. Print and sign the Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement & return it to the school.

    Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement PDF
    PPS protects the confidentiality of our students. Any volunteer who violates this policy will be disqualified to volunteer. Please print and sign the two-page Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement, and bring it to the school where you volunteer. You may also ask for the form at the school if you cannot print it.

    4. Contact the school where you would like to volunteer.

    School Directory Webpage
    Once you have followed these steps and passed the Volunteer Background Check, you are qualified to volunteer for Portland Public Schools. Please contact the school directly where you would like to volunteer. If you would like assistance selecting a school site, email volunteer@pps.net

    Thank You! 

    The PPS Board of Education recognizes that volunteers provide valuable services in our schools, and encourages volunteer participation. Please refer to the following Board Policy and Administrative Directives for additional information on district policy on volunteers.
    Board Policy 7.20.020-P Volunteers
    Administrative Directive 7.20.020-AD Volunteers Program - Implementation
    Administrative Directive 5.10.141-AD Employee, Contractor and Volunteer Criminal History Verification


  • Corporations, community organizations and large groups who wish to do a volunteer project with PPS, please contact volunteer@pps.net