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“SUN Community Schools in Multnomah County are full-service neighborhood hubs where the school and partners from across the community come together to make sure kids and families have what they need to be successful – in school and in life.”

SUN Community School Volunteer Description

Ron Russell M.S. or Floyd Light M.S.

(Catholic Charities-El Programa Hispano Católico SUN sites)

Looking for a meaningful way to give back?

Can you think of a teacher, coach, or tutor who brought out the best in you— someone who made you excited to learn? Everyone benefits when they have someone who cares. Now is your chance to be that supportive figure for students at Catholic Charities-El Programa Hispano Católico’s SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) sites in David Douglas School District: Ron Russell Middle School & Floyd Light Middle School. As a classroom assistant or one-on-one assistant with SUN, you have the opportunity to mentor students during our academic & recreational after-school classes.

What are you passionate about?

SUN Extended Day includes academic classes like homework help, reading support, math support, Creative Writing, Robotics, to name a few. During the second hour of Extended Day, our enrichment and recreational offerings include Cooking, Babysitting, Arts & Crafts, Gardening, Open Gym, Dance, Cheer, Theater, and more! Our SUN staff will match you up with a class that interests you. Good with numbers? Help our students with their math homework. Want to learn to cook? Assist in a SUN Cooking class and pick up some skills along the way! With over 30 classes offered each SUN session, there’s sure to be a class that will spark your interest—plus, we’d love to hear your activity ideas, too!

General responsibilities & requirements (may vary depending on specific position):

Volunteers must be available from 2:45PM – 5:15PM on at least one day Monday – Thursday; must commit to consistent volunteer shift for entire SUN term (Fall: early October through mid-December; Winter: mid-January through mid-March; Spring: mid-April through early June); must be dependable, responsible, and have strong communication skills; must be a team player, self-starter, and creative problem-solver; must pass background check. Experience working with youth strongly preferred.

Benefits of Volunteering with SUN Community School:

  • Give back to your community
  • Build your résumé (time management skills, leadership experience, working on a team, etc.)
  • Fulfill requirement for volunteer hours or community service
  • Mentor middle school youth
  • Be a part of a multi-cultural school community
  • Share your talents and/or discover new interests
  • Join our creative, dedicated, and passionate SUN team!

Want to learn more?

Contact Anthony Zafra, SUN Site Manager @ 503-256-6500 x5641

“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” –Margaret Mead

Ready to apply? Fill out the following forms:

SUN Volunteer Application

Procedures of Working with Minors

Code of Ethics