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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204



6840 SW 45th Ave
Portland, OR 97219


Jr. Leader, Coordinator

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Jr Leader, grade 7-10

Jr Leader with campersWelcome! SWCC has an amazing crew of 140+ Jr Leaders that volunteer in our youth programs and family events during the school year.


School Year Volunteer Information:

  • Volunteer for Family Events! SWCC is recruiting volunteers to help with our family events throughout the year. Call 503-823-2849 to get signed up! Bigger events usually occur in October, February & April. *You must already have successfully passed the Junior Leader Training Course to be eligible*

  • Sign up for a Jr Coach Clinic! Pick-up techniques for assisting with drills, encouraging players & modeling good sportsmanship and then volunteer as a Jr Coach in leagues, classes and sports camps! Prior completion of Jr Leader Training required. Clinics offered throughout the school year.


Summer Volunteer Information:

  • New Jr. Leaders - sign up for a Training Camp during the first 6 weeks of summer and we'll get you started! 
  • Returning Jr. Leaders - You are not required to complete the training a second time, though you are welcome to register if you would like. Returning JLs should download or pick up a scheduling request packet for Summer 2015 and turn it into the front desk. We will schedule each JL for 40 hours of volunteer service over the summer - 2 weeks of morning (9am-1pm) or afternoon (1-5pm) shifts. After all JLs have been scheduled, there MAY be an opportunity for additional weeks, but due to the number of volunteers that need placed, we cannot make any guarantees.
    • Welcome Letter - Welcome back to Jr Leader for 2015!
    • Emergency Form  & Availability Request - Fill out and turn in at the front desk or email.
  • Resources: Interested in becoming staff one day? Looking for great ideas for games and activities? Visit Camp Counselor Corner to find out more!


Jr Leader, Grade 7-10                                                                     
Looking for something to do this summer? Gain leadership & volunteer experience in a supervised environment that enhances self-esteem, promotes positive self-image & develops the spirit of volunteerism. Training provides skills to work with youth in a recreation setting where upon successful class completion, Jr. Leaders may be placed as volunteers in summer camps, classes & events at Portland Parks & Recreation sites.
Day/Time: Check out the Spring/Summer Guide Fee: $75 Location: The Fanno Creek Room off of the lobby at SWCC
Staff: Jouline

Program Details

  • Jr. Leaders should wear closed toed shoes, weather appropriate clothing, water bottle and sunscreen.
  • Instructional materials will be provided first day of class.
  • Jr. Leaders need to complete Emergency Form & Availability Request.  Both forms will be sent home after the first day of class.
  • Junior Leaders who successfully pass the training course will be scheduled to volunteer based upon their availability. Schedules will be emailed to Junior Leader's within 2 weeks of the last day of class.
 Jr Leader with Campers
Jr Leader - Jr Coach Clinic, Grade 7-10                                  *Prior completion of Jr Leader Training required.

Take your skills to new heights! Pick up techniques for assisting with drills, encouraging players & modeling good sportsmanship under the guidance of expert coaches. Enhance self-esteem, improve interpersonal skills & develop the spirit of volunteerism.

Day/Time: Stay tuned for more classes this upcoming school year! Fee: $30 Location: Meet in Gym
Program Details
  • Jr Leaders should wear closed toed shoes, comfortable & kid appropriate clothing for being active in the gym and bring a jacket in case we go outside.
  • Upon successful clinic completion, Jr. Leaders may be placed as a Jr. Coach volunteer in sports programs based at Portland Parks & Recreation sites.
  • Jr Coaches can be placed with classes, league teams or camps as an assistant to the staff in charge.