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.


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

Current Opportunities

Cafeteria Help | Daily September 3 – October 4 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | The first few weeks of school are a complicated business. Especially for our new kindergarten students. Please consider coming in to help them 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.

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.

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 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.