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Omsi After Dark Education Volunteer

Oregon Museum Of Science And Industry (Omsi)

Dec. 28, 2018, 8:30 p.m. - Dec. 29, 2019, 1 a.m.

POSITION SUMMARY: OMSI After Dark Education Volunteers perform educational demonstrations and provide customer service at OMSI After Dark, a monthly evening event for adults ages 21 and up. Because these events have a variety of themes, duties may vary considerably. Flexibility and enthusiasm are a must! Volunteers will be able to enjoy OMSI After Dark from an insider's perspective! ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Facilitate new activities and demonstrations, ranging from arts and crafts to physics and engineering, depending on the needs of the event.  Assist with set-up and clean-up procedures for activities and demonstrations.  Interact with visitors to help them explore and learn from OMSI demonstrations, exhibits and lab activities.Give clear directions and provide information about activities happening throughout the museum.  Assist Events Educator with research and development of educational demonstrations as needed. QUALIFICATIONS:  Volunteers must be available on the last Wednesday evening of every month from approximately 5:30- 10:00 p.m. for OMSI After Dark for a minimum commitment of nine months.  Strong communication and customer service skills.  Skillful in facilitating hands-on interactions and translating scientific information accurately and age-appropriately.  Able to maintain a calm, pleasant, and cheerful demeanor in a noisy and crowded environment.  Able to listen and communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and ages.  Dependable and punctual.  Self-directed and willing to take initiative.  Willing to follow OMSI rules and procedures.  At least 21 years of age. VOLUNTEER BENEFITS:  Training and a lifelong learning experience.  Admission for the volunteer to the museum, theater and planetarium shows, and submarine tours.  An OMSI Family Membership upon completion of 50 hours of volunteer service.  Discounts in the OMSI Science Store and on-site restaurants.  The opportunity to meet many new people and learn more about OMSI.

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1945 SE Water Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97214

Volunteers Needed To Lift Morale Of Veterans At The Portland Va

Soldiers' Angels - Vancouver

April 30, 2019, 3 a.m. - Aug. 31, 2019, 3 a.m.

Have you always wondered what you can do to show your appreciation and give your support to our Veterans? To let them know they are not forgotten?..... Soldiers' Angels in the Pacific Northwest hosts monthly meal box distribution as a way to show our appreciation. Soldiers’ Angels is looking for event volunteers who will become part of this important team & mission of gratitude! We are honored to serve and welcome your participation to make these events successful for the Veterans.Meal box distributions are typically held on the third Thursday of the month and we need volunteers to set up, serve Veterans, clean up, distribute donated items and show your support of Veterans at the dinner. The estimated time commitment is approximately 3 hours a month. The following is an experience shared from a volunteer at a past gathering supported by Soldiers’ Angels. "He shook my hand and said thank you as he came into the auditorium. He was one I hadn’t seen before and I shook his hand and said - No. Thank you! We had our lunch and as he was leaving - he came up and shook my hand again and gave me a huge bear hug just after telling me how much this meant to him. He told me, 'You see just two and a half weeks ago I was homeless only with the clothes on my back. So for you guys to come and do this for us - means more than I can say.’ I saw that his eyes were tearing up and that it meant the world to him to know that he has not been forgotten."

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308 SW 1st Ave
Portland, Oregon 97204

Hillsdale Farmers' Market Volunteer

Hillsdale Farmers Market

July 7, 2019, 10:30 a.m. - Dec. 29, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Below are the volunteer opportunities we have available: Setting up the market (every Sunday from 7:30 am to 9 am) - Start your Sunday by helping set up signs, tables and the info booth. This is an active task and involves some lifting, carrying, and pulling carts. Help run the info booth (9 am to 11 am or 11 am to 1 pm) - Helping at the info booth includes selling market tokens using the debit/credit card machine, selling merchandise, and answering customer questions. We provide training of how to run the debit/ credit/ EBT machine and how to properly distribute DUFB (double up food bucks- our SNAP match program). Market Breakdown (12:45 to 2:15 pm) - This consists of taking down tents, collecting the signs and trash, and loading everything back into the truck. Taking down the market is an active task and is my favorite form of exercise! Power of Produce (POP) program (every market day)- The POP program are kids activities that we offer at the market each week. We’re looking for a few consistent volunteers to help explain the activity to the kids, stamp their "passport", and administer the $2 tokens. Produce bag sewing project- Do you enjoy sewing at home? We’re looking for volunteers to help us make produce bags out of muslin. These bags will be sold at the info booth and the funds will go towards our POP Program. This could be a one-time or ongoing opportunity.

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1509 SW Sunset Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97239

Building Bridges Family Music Festival Volunteers Needed

Portland Children's Museum

Sept. 21, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - Sept. 22, 2019, 8:45 p.m.

Portland Children’s Museum is excited to announce its first annual Building BridgesFamily Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, 2019, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.With major media support from PDX Parent magazine, the Building Bridges Family Music Festival willbe a community-building, tune-filled weekend designed to build bridges in peace and friendshipthrough music and play. Families from the Portland metropolitan area will converge at the Museumfor a weekend of live music, dancing, and interactive, hands-on experiences. World-classentertainment from award-winning nationally touring musicians and DJ’s-as well as favorite artistsfrom Portland’s vibrant children’s music community-will light up indoor and outdoor stages throughthe Museum. With dozens of performances and activities, partnerships with communityorganizations, and thousands of expected attendees of all ages, the festival is designed to celebratemusic and childhood in a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive environment. We are looking for a group of volunteers who can help facilitate the following music inspired activities:Music City Clay CollaborativeButton and Patches Making StationDIY Instrument Making Volunteers could also support our performance stages and help with keeping families safe while they are enjoying music. Snacks will be providedPlease email volunteer@portlandcm.org if you are interested. It is going to be a amazing event and we hope you can come out to help support!

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4015 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, Oregon 97221

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