SEEDS

Division of Student Life

Education: Volunteer Opportunities

Gain valuable firsthand experience in youth development, teaching, and nonprofit work while building and sustaining important connections with the greater Portland educational community.

SEEDS @Schools

SEEDS @Schools provides opportunities to volunteer in the classroom or in after school programs at three local schools: Kelly Elementary, Lane Middle School, and Franklin High School.

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Kelly Elementary School After School Support (SUN)

Kelly Elementary School is located about four miles from Reed. Students at Kelly come from a wide range of backgrounds, and many identify as Russian, Latinx, and Chinese. Kelly supports both its school and larger community by hosting a food pantry, which is open twice a month. SEEDS @ Kelly connects Reed students with opportunities to interact with children in a fun, educational setting, and to get involved with the Portland community at large through helping out at the pantry.

  • Work-Study: this program qualifies for off-campus Federal Work-Study.
  • Address: 9030 SE Cooper St.
  • Transportation note: SEEDS @Kelly participants receive free bus tickets thanks to generous support from the student body.
  • More information: contact Cheryl Fok.
  • Community partner: Latino Network.

Lane Middle School After School Support (SUN)

Located a short 12-minute bus ride or 7-minute drive from Reed, Lane is an ethnically diverse middle school where 100% of the student body receives free or reduced lunch. Through SEEDS @Lane, Reedies support Lane students in the after school program or volunteer in the Lane food pantry.

  • Work-Study: this program qualifies for off-campus Federal Work Study.
  • Address: 7200 SE 60th Ave.
  • Transportation note: SEEDS @Lane volunteers receive free bus tickets thanks to generous support from the student body.
  • More information: contact Lucas Yong.
  • Community partner: Parks and Recreation.

Franklin High School Student Support

Franklin High School is an ethnically diverse school where over 50% of students are black, brown, indigenous, or people of color. The SEEDS @Franklin program offers an excellent opportunity for students to take part in youth education, support local Portland high school students, and forge lasting, meaningful connections in the process.

  • Work-Study: this program qualifies for off-campus Federal Work-Study.
  • Address: 5405 SE Woodward St.
  • Requirements: volunteers will be required to pass a PPS background check.
  • Transportation note: SEEDS @Franklin participants receive free bus tickets thanks to generous support from the student body.
  • More information: contact Cheryl Fok.
  • Community partner: Impact NW.