Volunteer Opportunities: Education

Below, I have listed links to different organizations that allow children to volunteer. Most places that take adults will also take teens, but many times they won't take younger volunteers. I have tried to find as many places as I can that let children help out in some way or another. I hope you find my links helpful. And if you know of a place not listed here yet, please let me know by going to my Submit A New Site page.


The Children's Book Bank

ASTCThe Children’s Book Bank, founded by a former Teach for America math teacher, strives to improve the literacy skills of low-income children by giving them books of their own before they reach kindergarten.  To do this, The Children's Book Bank collects, repairs, and packages used books. The books are then made available to families in need - free of charge. This new organization is administrated by Dani Swope and is located in Portland, Oregon.

Volunteer Opportunities at The Children's Book Bank

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Science And Technology Museums

ASTC Check your local community to find out if they have a science museum. They can use help at camps, mentoring younger kids, cleaning up after demonstrations and more.

The Oregon Museum Science Industry (OMSI) offers a variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities. From greeting visitors and answering questions, to presenting science demonstrations in our exhibit halls and labs, to helping behind the scenes in our administrative offices, volunteering at OMSI is a great way to get involved with one of the country's top ten science museums. As an OMSI volunteer, you'll gain new skills and experience, meet interesting people, and enjoy a fun, family-oriented atmosphere. An enthusiastic attitude is all you need!

If you are interested in joining OMSI's volunteer team, they offer new volunteer orientations once a month. Most volunteer positions require a commitment of at least eight hours (two four-hour shifts) per month for at least nine months.

Age requirement for OMSI: 15

Find A Science Center Near You | OMSI | Science Factory | Science Works
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Children's Museums

Portland Children's Museum Check your local community to find out if they have a children's museum. They can use help at camps, mentoring younger kids, cleaning up after demonstrations and more.

The Portland Children's Museum offers a variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities. Are you energized around young children? Do you want to fan the flames of discovery that help curious children develop into lifelong learners? Do you love creative, open-ended play? Portland Children’s Museum may have just what you’re looking for, as we offer an array of volunteer opportunities for adults and youth. 

If you are interested in joining OMSI's volunteer team, they offer new volunteer orientations once a month. Most volunteer positions require a commitment of at least eight hours (two four-hour shifts) per month for at least nine months.

Age requirement for Portland Children's Museum: 14

Portland Children's Museum Youth Volunteer Opportunities
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