Chapman has loads of different ways to volunteer. Whether you’re looking for a short commitment during school hours, a weekly commitment, a one time weekend work party, or even something that can be done at home in the evenings, there is something for you! Please see the PPS district volunteer requirements. Once you’ve filled out the application and background check, and read through the mandatory training, see the current volunteer opportunities below. Don’t see something that fits your needs, please contact Molly Porter.

NEW in 2019

Portland Public Schools will begin implementing a new volunteer/visitor management system for this school year.  Please read the information here as the requirements have changed.

TRAINING MATERIAL

Read through this doc to learn all about how to volunteer at Chapman.


Current Opportunities

Cafeteria Help | Daily 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Our staff and students have found it so helpful to have extra adults in the cafeteria that they have requested we keep showing up. Please consider coming in to help students navigate the lunch line and the cafeteria, open those pesky containers, and stay on task so that they can head back to class with full bellies. Sign up here.

Chorus Help | Mon, Wed, & Thur 10:50 AM – 11:20 AM | There are a lot of students signed up for Chorus which means that Mr. Clark could use some extra adults to help manage all of the kids. Be available to take attendance and assist with anything that may come up. Sign up here. Questions, contact Mr. Clark.

Room Parent | Many classes still need a room parent. This is a role that can be filled mostly from the comfort of your couch in your comfy pants. Help facilitate finding chaperones, fulfilling snack needs, organizing teacher gifts, and communicating specific needs of your students class. Questions, contact your teacher and/or Angel Stetch.

Foundation | Do you want to help the Foundation raise money for Chapman? We’re looking for a Business Liaison Task Force to help ramp up business sponsorships this year. This might include helping compile lists and contact information for local businesses and/or solicit businesses in person or by phone. Not your thing? Just reach out to Nicole Lighter to explore other ways you can help the Foundation.

PTA | We are always looking for more parent participation and engagement in the PTA. There are endless opportunities that can work for all kinds of families. We are looking for owners for Art Ball and Stem Night. Contact Morgan Nystrom.


Past Opportunities

Swift Community Dinner | Wednesday November 6 | 4 – 8:00 PM | The Swift Community Dinner is a FREE event open to Chapman families. To have a successful and smooth event, help is needed to: set up, check-in, supervise the 5th grade servers, and clean up. Thank you to the 5th grade class for volunteering as well! Questions: contact Angel Stech

Scholastic Book Fair | October 24 – 31 | The Scholastic Fall Book Fair is coming Chapman. The kids love this event and it’s a great way to raise money for Chapman’s library. It can’t happen without quite a bit of parent help before and after school. If you are available please consider signing up! Questions: contact Laís Marques da Cruz.

Run for the Arts | Friday, October 8, 12:30 – 1:30 PM | Mr. Studt needs about 12-15 volunteers are to help students count their laps at Run for the Arts. No need to sign up–meet at 12:30 PM at the front steps of the school.

School Picture Day | Wednesday, September 25 , 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Photographers will be on campus to take photos of our students. They need help escorting students to and from the “studio” and helping to make sure those hairs are in place, kitty ears are lined up just right, and smiles (or not) are in place. Sign up in one hour increments. Contact Molly Porter.

PTA Clothing Center | Thursday, September 19, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM | The PTA Clothing Center provides new and used clothing to PPS students in need. Each school is expected to send 5-6 volunteers 2x per year. Without volunteers the center cannot operate. The people in charge make excellent use of your time and you are actively helping kiddos in our immediate and greater community. Sign up here. Contact Molly Porter.

Swift Family Run | Saturday, September 14 | We are excited to host this FREE and inclusive school community building event for everyone. We have volunteer needs on the day of the event that could work well for single and working parents and we can tell you now so you have time to schedule it. Everyone is welcome. Hope to see you there! Sign up here. Contact Annie Duong.

Project Community Care Day | Saturday, August 24, 9 AM – 12 PM | We hope you and your family can join us for our annual Community Care Day! We will be sprucing up the school grounds in preparation for students’ return. Please come help pull weeds and spread some bark dust. Learn more about the PPS Project Community Care here.

Ice Cream Social | Monday, August 26 | Please join us in setting up and/or breaking down the first community event of our school year. You are welcome (and encouraged) to bring your kiddo to help out. Sign up here. Contact Molly Porter.

Back to School Packet Stuffing | Friday, August 23, 10 AM -12 PM | Join your fellow Chapman parents in the annual tradition of stuffing Chapman back-to-school packets with flyers, calendars, magnets – all the goodies for the beginning of the school year. The more people, the faster it will get done! Kids of all ages are welcome! Older kids can join the assembly line and stuff envelopes, if you have young children, please bring age-appropriate activities. 🙂 Sign up here.

Archive of Opportunities

Go to the Volunteer Archive for opportunities from previous years.