Oregon Opportunities

These opportunities are for US official Intel retirees only.

Updated 02/26/2017

For information about your local Intel community activities and possible retiree volunteer opportunities go to the Oregon and/or Washington web sites.

Winter 2017 Opportunities:

AARP Experience Corps needs Volunteer Mentors for 2016/2017 school year!
Intel retiree Lou Weisberg is now an Encore Fellow with Metropolitan Family Service (MFS) helping them with recruitment of volunteers for AARP Experience Corps, which is a national inter-generational mentoring program (housed locally with MFS). Experience Corps taps into the experience and passion of adults over 50 and interested in tutoring K-3 students who are struggling to read. After one year, many students who work with mentors achieve as much as a 60% improvement in critical literacy skills compared to their peers. If you are interested in serving your community by helping to disrupt the cycle of poverty and make a lasing difference in the lives of Oregon’s most vulnerable children, please contact either by email: volunteer@mfs.email or call 503-688-1767.

High School STEM Mentors URGENTLY Needed at Aloha High School
Intel retiree, Terry Richesin, has just completed his Master of Teaching degree through Intel’s Tuition for Teaching program after working 32 years at Intel. He is now employed as a teacher at Aloha High School, which desperately need 5 to 10 volunteers to mentor students in Math (Algebra & Geometry) and Science (Chemistry & Physics). Ideally the volunteer would be able to help around 1.5 hours twice a week at the school. Mentoring is normally done on a 1:1 basis with the student. Volunteers need to fill out the information found here, or email Terry, for questions and additional information.

Share in the excitement of kids, robots, and tournaments
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program is into it’s 16th season serving thousands of children all over Oregon.  It will be co-hosting over 50 events this fall and winter and needs more volunteers to help ensure these are high-quality experiences for children from Kindergarten though 12th grade.  ORTOP provides free online training to make sure volunteer judges are comfortable and successful in their roles.  Volunteers can attend one or more weekend events and serve 5 to 7 hours at each event.  For more information about volunteering as a judge or the many other volunteer roles see http://www.ortop.org/volunteer/.  Retiree Contact:  Ben Manny,bmanny@frontier.com

Engineering Mentors for Southridge High School
2016-2017 School Year
The Career & Technology Education (CTE) program at Southridge High School in Beaverton OR is recruiting volunteers for the classroom and for an Advisory Committee. CTE program includes classes in engineering, web design, game design, Java, Robotics, computer hardware, marketing and business.  No matter what part of Intel you come from, we need you.  Having an experienced adult presence in the classroom adds value.
By forming meaningful partnerships with the community through volunteers, the CTE program can apply for grants each year.  The Advisory Committee is being setup to help partner with industry and business.
Two key issues:
1. The CTE program is trying to recruit more girls for technology classes.
2. The free and reduced lunch population, with high school boundary changes in 2017, will increase from 25% to 50%.
The CTE population will probably double or quadruple over the next two to three years.
We need help getting out in front of this.
Richard Turnock

Ongoing Opportunities:

Ano’s Art Academy
Are you passionate about art and education and love working with kids? Ano’s Art Academy is looking for volunteers like you. Volunteers are needed to assist teachers, paint with kids, file and organize folders, and help with their website.
For more information please contact Jillian’s email, Jillian.L.Kubaki@Intel.com.


Advocate for Older Adults at Elders in Action
The door is wide open for those with entrepreneurial spirit to start servicing the needs of the baby boomer generation.
Mark Noonan is doing this as the Community Engagement manager for Elders in Action.

Help Your Community Library
Are you a bibliophile or just passionate about reading? Support your Local Community Libraries…
Fledgling community libraries in Aurora and Aloha Oregon need your help! Read about both opportunities below:
Volunteers have come together and started a library for the residents in and around Aurora, Donald, Hubbard, Butteville and Broadacres, and larger towns too. The library is temporarily nestled in the lower level of the Aurora Presbyterian Church at 21553 Liberty St. NE, Aurora, OR 97002. Help is needed as they manage the existing library and plan for a permanent location in the future. Get in on the ground floor!

Volunteers needed:

  • Project management
  • Web skills
  • Fundraising
  • Event planning & management
  • Grant researching and writing

We hope you’ll be interested in this opportunity to volunteer and benefit some of the smaller cities in Oregon. If you’re intrigued, please contact Jan Metzger at (503) 678-1960 or email library volunteers and take a moment to check out their current web site.

If you are interested in volunteering for a more established community library, consider the Aloha Community Library Association. This community library opened its doors in 2012 at: 17683 SW Farmington Rd, Suite E
 Aloha, OR 97007.
It is their dream to offer the community residents a safe, welcoming place to study, research, work, relax and conduct meetings. They need volunteers, both in the library and for business operations.
Check out volunteer opportunities at the volunteer section of their web site
Questions? Contact Terri Palmer,Director of Volunteer Services or call her at 503-746- 6918.
Debbie Watson is the Intel Retiree contact and can also provide you with help in connecting to these two opportunities.
Washington County Master Gardening Program
Enjoy gardening and sharing your experiences?
Consider joining other Intel retirees who like to garden and volunteer for the Washington County chapter of the Oregon state Master Gardening Program. Volunteers educate the public in sustainable gardening practices and help train others interested in becoming Master Gardeners.
There are two ways Intel retirees can volunteer:
1. Help at the Demonstration Gardens at the Washington County Fair Grounds or the Jenkins Estate. This opportunity does not require any gardening skills or training just an interest in helping plant, tend, harvest, and build structures for the Demonstration garden. A person can volunteer once or as often as they like. It’s very open ended. Find details about these gardens here.
2. Take the Master Gardner training and become a Master Gardener. It is a great way to learn sustainable gardening from OSU instructors. Sign up for training is in the fall and the training takes place each year in the early spring. Information on training is available on the Metro MG WEB site here; Click on Master Gardener training.
For more information contact Intel Retiree, Tim Lanfri, or visit their
CASA for Children
Court Appointed Special Advocates believe that kids in foster care deserve to be heard and treated with respect.  CASAs are ordinary men and women from all walks of life, educational levels and ethnic backgrounds who volunteer to give abused/neglected children a voice in court and ensure that their critical needs are being met while they are under court protection.  When a CASA is court appointed to a case, he or she is responsible for gathering information, and coordinating as many elements as possible, working toward the ultimate goal of ensuring that each child is placed as quickly as possible into a safe and loving home.  CASAs visit children regularly, review records, interview parents and relatives, consult with teachers, neighbors and foster care providers, and work closely with community service providers.  They advocate for the children and families to gain access to needed support and services.  They appear in court to make recommendations in the child’s best interests, putting professional skills to work and learning about the child welfare system in the process.  Your role as a CASA requires a strong dedication to children, creativity in problem solving, the ability to be objective, and above all, a desire to make a real difference in your community.
For additional information contact Don Baillie (503) 758-6272, dgb.casa@gmail.com, or Candy Ohlsen (971) 217-6337, casa.candy@gmail.com,
or go to their website www.casahelpskids.org
This opportunity was submitted by the Intel Volunteers at CASA.
Social Ventures Partners
Making a donation feels good. But really giving back feels great. We’re called Social Venture Partners because we are just that – partners.  We put our collective personal and professional resources to work in building a better Portland.”
Web Site:    http://www.svpportland.org
Intel Retiree contact:  As of 7-20-2016; being updated
Hands On Greater Portland
WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD? Get started in your own community.  Hands On Greater Portland can help. We will connect you with a volunteer opportunity that makes a meaningful, rewarding change in the Portland area.  Build a house.  Tutor a child. Care for abandoned pets.  Build hiking trails.  Lead a volunteer group.  Join a nonprofit Board.
Whether you are working, parenting, in school or retired, Hands On Greater Portland offers you a variety of ways to get involved while meeting your schedule and interests. Volunteer for a one-time project. Volunteer for a few weeks. Volunteer after work or on the weekends. Volunteer alone, with family, friends or co-workers.
When you volunteer with Hands On Greater Portland, you join people from all backgrounds and experiences. You get a chance to explore issues that shape our community and develop your leadership and job skills. Get connected. Get more done. Have fun. You might even change the world.
Hands On Greater Portland is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and United Way Partner.

For more information go to their website http://www.handsonportland.org/HOC__Affiliate_Home_Page
Or call: 503.200.3355 or send email to: info@handsonportland.org

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