How to Sign Up for Service Experience Team Opportunities
1. Go to GivePulse and find an available opportunity
2. Register for an event and fill out the registration form.
3. You will receive a confirmation email 48 hours before your scheduled opportunity from GivePulse.
Service Experience Team Opportunities
The Oregon Food Bank
Students travel up to 3 times each month (Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings available) to the Oregon Food Bank in Northeast Portland to work in the Volunteer Action Center repacking food to help ensure donations reach those in need in a timely manner. Volunteers may be sorting, repacking, labeling, or processing donations that will be sent out into the local community and given to those in need. Concordia students work alongside up to 100 other community volunteers on these efforts to alleviate hunger in the Portland area.
Night Strike Homeless Outreach Projects
Students travel to Night Strike (sponsored by Bridgetown Inc.) each Thursday except the final Thursday in a month throughout the school year. Night Strike is a unique opportunity for people to gather under the Burnside Bridge on the park side of Naito Parkway every Thursday night and love people because people matter. It is an opportunity for members of Portland’s homeless community to hang out, enjoy a hot meal, receive a free haircut, shave, have their feet washed and have their old shoes/clothes/sleeping bags replaced. It is also a chance for you to come down and share in the experience, help serve the needs of the homeless in our community, and more importantly, invest in lives and build relationships with the people you meet.
Potluck in the Park
Concordia University participates in Potluck in the Park every other Sunday afternoon. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about downtown Portland while serving food to people in vulnerable situations and taking the opportunity to talk to people going through hardships. Potluck in the Park is a new partnership with Concordia as of Fall 2016!
To find out more information about being a part of one of our weekly or monthly Service Experience Team opportunities, please stop by the Office of Service Leadership located on the 2nd Floor of Hagen Campus Center, email us, or call us at 503-493-6235.