Volunteer Opportunities

Welcome to the Beaverton School District's Volunteer Opportunities and Program Needs page!

Parent and Community Involvement

  • Whether you are a parent, community member or business, there are many opportunities for you to be involved in the Beaverton School District. Sharing your time and talents enriches the educational experience for our students, provides additional support to teachers and staff and promotes positive school/community partnerships.

Volunteer at a school

  • From the classroom to the library to the lunchroom, there are many volunteer opportunities at every Beaverton school. If you are interested in volunteering at a particular school, please contact that school directly. Hover over the Schools button in the top navigation for school contact information. 

Volunteer at the district level

  • There are also many volunteer opportunities available at the district level. To find one that matches your interests and availability, please review the list below. 

To apply or donate, please contact the site-based person for each need. As these needs are filled, they will be removed and others added.

If you have already created a username and password: To sign-up for volunteer opportunities, please visit (if you have not, please visit the Volunteer page to apply.)


Volunteer Opportunities

Art Literacy

The program consists of volunteers who go into classrooms to give a visual presentation on an artist which is followed by a hands-on art project with the students. Typically, during the year, there are six different lessons presented for elementary and three lessons at the middle school level.

Volunteers are trained for every lesson they teach by a site-based coordinator at each school. The program’s curriculum at present is based on more than 100 artists, including European masters, renowned American artists, and some living, local artists.


If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about the Art Literacy program, please contact:
 Cathy Lamb, Art Literacy Volunteer Coordinator at

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

The AVID Program teaches students the skills and behaviors necessary for academic success in high school, college and beyond.

  • AVID volunteers work with small groups of middle or high school students under the supervision of a teacher.
  • WE call our AVID volunteers "Tutors" because of the relational trust established between the "Tutors" and students.
  • WE provide training to use specific strategies that help develop students' critical thinking, literacy, and math skills.
  • Choose from multiple AVID sessions in eighteen school Monday through Friday
  • Community Volunteer Application and Background Check required

Please email: to express interest. 

Register to be a Beaverton School District volunteer

Beaverton School District Audit Commitee

BSD Seeks Volunteers to Serve on the Audit Committee - Deadline Extended 

The Beaverton School District has a vacancy on the Audit Committee and seeks a diverse candidate pool. This position will serve a three-year term on the Committee. The Audit Committee reviews the District’s annual financial report and recommends needed changes. The Committee conducts business in evening public meetings held monthly between September and December, with a preliminary meeting in May. The Committee also approves the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and forwards it to the School Board for acceptance by the end of December. 

Candidates must meet the following qualifications: be a qualified voter of the District, have lived in the District for one year and cannot be a Beaverton School District employee. 

Audit Committee members will be presented to the School Board in April. 

Those who wish to apply should send a letter of interest and resume by Friday, April 19, 2019 to: 

Beaverton School District 
Communications & Community Involvement Department 
16550 S.W. Merlo Road 
Beaverton, OR 97003 

Or email to: 

For more information, please contact the Communications & Community Involvement Department at 503-356-4360. 

Clothes Closet Extended Hours of Service

The Clothes Closet is looking for volunteers to help families shop at the program during the extended hours of service between 4:00 & 7:00 p.m.

For more information on volunteering for Clothes Closet extended hours of service, please contact Johanna Shrout at 503-356-4443.

Special Education Advisory Council

Serve on the School Board

SMART (Start Making A Reader Today)

Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) is looking for volunteers to read with students for one hour a week. Volunteers are needed at Barnes, Beaver Acres, Fir Grove, Greenway, Hazeldale, Kinnaman, McKinley, Vose and William Walker Elementary Schools.

For more information please visit their website at or call them at 971-634-1616.


Donation Needs

Clothes Closet

Clothes Closet is looking for donations of large department store shopping bags with handles. These can either be new or recycled from your latest shopping trip.

The Clothes Closet is in desperate need of coats for all sizes, specifically elementary sizes 5 - 12/14.  There is also a need for:

  • Pants and jeans for elementary sizes 5 - 12/14
  • New underwear
  • New socks
  • Sweatshirts, light weight jackets
  • girls/women's long-sleeved tops
  • new/gently used shoes

Donations can be made on Wednesdays anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

For more information please contact Volunteer Services at or 503-356-4443.

Please check back for additional listing of volunteer or donation needs!