Volunteers provide added strength to school programs, establish parent groups, sponsor special events and serve on advisory committees and school boards. They are vital links between the school and the community. Everyone has something to contribute, whether it’s a special skill, surplus materials or time to listen to a child read. And everyone benefits from volunteer efforts.

  • Students benefit from the individual attention classroom assistants, and tutors can provide.

  • Staff members relieved of routine tasks can spend more time working directly with students.

  • Volunteers benefit from the feeling of being needed and providing a valuable service.

Volunteers are vital to the success of our schools. There is simply not enough staff or available time to accomplish all that we would like or need to do on behalf of students. The contributions of our volunteers support and enhance what the staff can accomplish. Helping children is what teaching, parenting, and volunteering are all about! Your support is welcome…no effort is too small. Your interest in the students of Oregon City Schools is warmly accepted and greatly appreciated. As a volunteer, you are an important part of our educational team.

For more information about how to support students and schools in Oregon City, email Volunteer@orecity.k12.or.us

Volunteers make a difference 

What opportunities can I choose from?

The Oregon City School District offers a variety of opportunities for volunteers.  Parents and community members can help provide our students with the best education possible by . . .

  • Serving as a tutor for students who need special assistance

  • Making materials for class use, displays, and special school events

  • Chaperoning field trips

  • Athletics

  • Serving on school advisory boards, site councils, or other committees

  • Sharing careers or hobbies

  • Library support

  • Computer lab support

More reasons to Volunteer include:

  • Make a Difference: By sharing your knowledge, skills, and time, you have the power to shape young minds and make a lasting impact on their lives. Whether it's assisting with classroom activities, tutoring students, or organizing extracurricular events, every effort you make can contribute to their growth and success.

  • Build Meaningful Relationships: Volunteering allows you to connect with students, teachers, and staff members, fostering meaningful relationships. Being a positive role model and mentor can inspire confidence, motivation, and a love for learning in students, boosting their self-esteem and academic performance.

  • Expand Your Skill Set: Volunteering is a fantastic opportunity for personal and professional development. You can enhance your communication, leadership, and organizational skills. These valuable experiences can benefit your career and open doors to new opportunities.

  • Be Part of a Supportive Community: Our schools are vibrant communities that thrive on collaboration and teamwork. As a volunteer, you'll become an integral part of this supportive network, working alongside dedicated educators, fellow volunteers, and parents who share a common goal of nurturing the next generation. Together, you can create a positive learning environment and contribute to a brighter future.

  • Rediscover the Joy of Learning: Volunteering is a chance to rekindle your own curiosity and passion for learning. Through engaging with students' unique perspectives and witnessing their growth, you'll gain a renewed appreciation. Not only are you inspiring others by volunteering your time, but you are also reigniting your own love for lifelong learning.

There are many other options for volunteering in the district including:

Join a District Committee

Volunteering in schools is just one opportunity to get involved. Our District also has many community committees and programs that need dedicated participants, such as yourself.

Budget Committee

The Budget Committee advises the School Board and approves budget estimates for programs as determined by the Board. The Committee consists of seven members of the Board and seven volunteers from the community.  Members serve a term of three years, and meet several times during the year for public meetings, culminating in the approval of our District’s budget. Additional time is required to review data and other material pertinent to preparing a school budget.

Site Council

Site-based management committees, generally known as Site Councils, are a key ingredient to the foundation of every Oregon City school.  These committees are composed of parents, classroom teachers, specialists, classified staff, the principal, and sometimes students.  The councils meet monthly, or more often as needed, addressing issues that affect each school’s instructional program, student behavior, and staff development.  Site Councils also serve as a conduit for information, providing effective two-way communication between parents and school staff.  If you are interested in joining the Site Council for your school, contact the building Principal for more information.


For more information about how to support students and schools in Oregon City, email Volunteer@orecity.k12.or.us