Welcome to Portland State University's hub for finding volunteer opportunities with campus and community partners. Powered by Give Pulse, this platform makes PSU's motto of “Let Knowledge Serve the City” easily accessible for students, staff, faculty, and community partners. Whether you are looking for a one-time or ongoing service project, or are involved in a Community-Based Learning class, Give Pulse can help you get connected to meaningful projects.
COVID-19 Update: Search GivePulse for ways to support your community during the Coronavirus Pandemic.***Note: These opportunities are not PSU coordinated or affiliated ways to get involved in your community. Please use your judgement in considering which opportunities are appropriate for you and consult the CDC guidelines before you choose to volunteer in order to protect yourself and the community. While many organizations will do everything they can to ensure your safety, this is an emergency response to a national crisis and many opportunities are being organized by your fellow community members - you will be volunteering at your own risk and not under the recommendation or endorsement of PSU. When you search for an opportunity:
Please keep in mind that organizations/groups may have limited capacity to interact with students as they address internal immediate needs and concerns around COVID-19. It is best to double check with an organization to see if their GivePulse opportunities are up to date. You might start with looking at their website to see their specific COVID-19 updates and remember to be patient when waiting for responses from these organizations who are working under extreme circumstances to continue providing services to our community.
The Student Community Engagement Center (SCEC) is your go-to resource for co-curricular student civic engagement at Portland State University -- in other words, serving in the community outside of your classes! From one-time service projects (working in gardens and parks, sorting donations, sprucing up community spaces, and more) to longer-term opportunities (mentoring elementary school kids, participating in an Alternative Spring Break service trip, or becoming a Student Leader for Service), get involved in the way that meets your schedule and interests! Visit the Student Community Engagement Center subgroup to learn more about our opportunities.
In addition to SCEC-sponsored service projects, you can also browse through a variety of other opportunities hosted by our community partners by visiting the PSU GivePulse Opportunity Search Page.
For questions, contact the Student Community Engagement Center: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-725-8132
To learn more about partnership opportunities with PSU, please visit the PSU Engagement and Partnerships page. To learn how to affiliate with PSU on GivePulse and post volunteer opportunities, email email@example.com
If you are a faculty member looking for resources on connecting your course to the community, or are interested in using the GivePulse platform to manage community-based learning in your courses, please contact the Office of Academic Innovation to ask who to connect with while their Teaching, Learning, and Engagement Associate position is vacant.
Disclaimer: Portland State University offers the GivePulse affiliation solely as a service to the members of the University community. Affiliation of an organization in GivePulse does not indicate endorsement by the University of the organization's mission, practices, views (political or otherwise), or information included in the organization's linked websites. While the University strives to include only organizations that operate in a safe and non-discriminatory manner, it makes no representations or recommendations regarding the organizations listed and cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability for any conditions, hazards or risks, or for any related personal injuries or property damage arising directly or indirectly from an individual's participation in activities of these organizations. Individuals should use their own judgement in evaluation of the organizations and any activities participated herein.