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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

Promote the common good

Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 114, Portland, OR 97204

PSU Student Leaders for Service

PSU Student Leaders for Service



Partnership opportunities

Community organization partners are needed to host volunteer projects for Earth Day (mid April) and/or Viking Days (late September).


Sample project tasks

Community asset mapping; park cleanups; painting; recording oral histories (generally projects that can be completed by a group of volunteers within 2-4 hours)


What will SLS provide?

Upon committing to partner with your organization for one of these service days, SLS will:

  • Assist you with project planning tasks
  • Recruit PSU volunteers for the project
  • Share project information with PSU volunteers prior to their arrival at your site
  • Day of event - assist PSU volunteers with transportation as needed
  • Day of event - provide PSU volunteer with a boxed lunch
  • Day of event – facilitate reflection activities


What’s required of partners?

  • Pre-project planning time with volunteer leaders
  • All tools & materials necessary to complete the project successfully
  • Day of event - orientation to your agency, neighborhood and/or cause
  • Day of event - training for the tasks to be completed
  • Davy of event – project management (student leader will assist with this)
  • Day of event - presentation of future service opportunities


How to sign up

Send information about service opportunities to Student Leaders for Service, or 503 725 9727.



Earth Day – contact prior to March 1 - event on Saturday adjacent to 4/22

Viking Days – contact prior to August 1 - event in mid-to-late September