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Volunteer in Our Schools

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The Portland Public Schools welcomes volunteers and community involvement in our schools.

A part-time community coordinator works in each of Portland’s schools.  The community coordinators develop and coordinate opportunities for meaningful family, business and/or community involvement with our students and staff.  People interested in volunteering should fill out the Volunteer Application and Student Privacy Statement and Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement that appear on this page and submit the application online. After the screening process is complete you will be contacted by the Community Coordinator at your selected school.

Parent groups support many of our schools.  Each group works to meet the needs of its school, and often engages in local fundraising to support student programming.  Parent groups also provide volunteers and in-kind donations.   For more information, please contact the community coordinators.

Business and community partners are critical to achieving the Portland Public Schools’ mission.  These partners contribute time, money, expertise and resources to our schools to enhance student achievement.  Portland schools currently partner with more than 100 area businesses and nonprofit organizations.   To find out how your business or organization can get involved, please contact the community coordinators.

Volunteer Application

For volunteers who are family of Portland Public Schools students, please FILL OUT THIS FORM.
For volunteers 18 years and up who are not family members of Portland Public Schools students, please FILL OUT THIS FORM.

If you would like to view the Volunteer Application in a language other than English, please choose your language below to open the same numbered application.

Partner Organizations that Support the Work of PPS
The Portland Education Foundation and Painting for a Purpose are both non-profit organizations that make grants directly to Portland Public Schools teachers and students.  For more information, click on the links for the organizations.