Volunteer Opportunities

  1. Working with Youth
  2. Working with Adults
  3. Group Projects
  4. Special Programming
  5. Summer Opportunities
  6. Find us on the web

Youth Programs 



The Study Centers

There are four study centers in our family housing neighborhoods around the city. Each center is open following the public school calendar in the afternoon/early evening to provide academic support and enrichment programming for youth of all ages. The centers are drop in and every day is different. 

Volunteers serving with the study centers typically visit for two hours each week to provide academic support to youth.

The Study Centers are also home to many of the special projects and programs that volunteers bring to the centers.

The CHEETA Project

The Community Hope Through Education Empowerment Training and Action (CHEETA) project is a youth driven and led project of the Portland Housing Authority. CHEETA youth work together to identify the needs in their communities and design projects, programs, and workshops to address those needs. 

Volunteer opportunities are based on the needs of the students year to year.