Volunteer Opportunities

As school budgets shrink, we know many of our community members want to help, but they may not know what they can do, or what needs exist. Sometimes a neighbor may walk into a school offering to help, but the school isn’t prepared with an immediate task or duty for them.

We post specific volunteer needs from our schools below, with contact information. As those positions are filled, the postings will be removed and new ones added as new needs arise. So keep checking back.

Volunteer Procedures

Become a SMART Reading volunteer today!

SMART Reading is looking for volunteers to spend one hour a week reading one-on-one with children at Earl Boyles, Gilbert Heights, Lincoln Park, and Menlo Park (reading schedules vary). SMART Reading pairs adult volunteers with PreK through third-grade students for fun, child-guided reading sessions and books to keep. Joining SMART Reading as a volunteer is a great way to get involved in our community! Learn more at www.smartreading.org or call 971-634-1603.

Community Sports and Recreation – Needs Volunteer Coaches

Community Sports is for 3rd through 8th grade after-school athletics. The program includes football, volleyball, boys basketball, girls basketball, track and wrestling. The entire program is staffed by volunteer coaches! We are always on the lookout for people to either be a head coach or an assistant coach.

Our program asks that the head coaches hold two one hour practices during the week and coach a game on Saturday morning. If you are interested, please contact the Community Sports program director. Contact information and program details are available on the Community Sports and Recreation webpage.

Volunteer with DDEF

The David Douglas Educational Foundation (DDEF), is a group of volunteers from our community who work to support our kids. Since their establishment in 1991, their efforts have touched many corners of David Douglas. Chances are a book, musical instrument, science tool or sports equipment has been put into your child’s hands thanks to the Foundation. DDEF also supports after school programs, senior scholarships, DD Community Sports and the Kids’ Fund. Eyeglasses, dental appointments, gloves and bike helmets are just a few of the expenses covered by the Kids’ Fund.

DDEF is completely volunteer run. The Foundation is looking for people to serve on their board or help with activities. Volunteering can be as little as two hours a month. And many tasks, like writing thank you notes, sending emails or making phone calls, can be done from home. All are welcome – parents, community members and District staff (current and retired). If you are interested in a simple and rewarding way to get involved in your community contact the Foundation. 

For more details, or to find out how you can help, please call DDEF President, Beverly Fischer at 503-255-1149 or email information@ddefforkids.org