• To slow the spread of COVID-19, PPS is not accepting volunteers at any of our Nutrition Hubs or distribution sites, unless you are an employee of PPS. Oregon Food Bank may be accepting volunteers. Thank you! 


    Volunteering with Portland Public Schools

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Portland Public Schools! 
    We believe that families and community members are important partners to support our students. To ensure a safe environment for our students, PPS requires volunteers to follow the steps below. Please review the Volunteer Code of Conduct (Step 1) and Mandatory Volunteer Training (Step 2) prior to completing the volunteer application (Step 3). In the online volunteer application, you will need to sign that you have reviewed these materials and agree to adhere to all of the requirements. A person is considered a volunteer if they have the potential for unsupervised contact with PPS students during school hours, including chaperones for field trips. 

Steps To Become a Volunteer (click to expand)

  • 1. Read the Volunteer Code of Conduct

  • 2. Review the Mandatory Volunteer Training

  • 3. Submit a Volunteer Application and Volunteer Background Check

  • 4. Approval Notification

  • 5. Approved volunteers should bring government-issued ID


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

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