How to Sign Up for Service Experience Team Opportunities
1. Go to the Student Life Calendar and find an available opportunity
2. Sign up and select any reminders you’d like to receive about the opportunity you are interested in
3. You will receive a confirmation email and 48 hours before your scheduled opportunity you will receive additional information from the Social Change Coordinator student coordinator regarding transportation details
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.
Habitat for Humanity (Builds take place 1 Saturday per month)
Concordia University participates in Habitat for Humanity builds through the Portland Metro-East Chapter. This volunteer is a wonderful opportunity for students who are interested in working toward the mission of Habitat for Humanity by raising awareness about affordable housing, advocating for those in need, educating the community about Habitat, and physically building homes for those in our community. We serve with our local community Habitat for Humanity affiliate once each month throughout the year.
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 1st Floor of Hagen Campus Center, email us, or call us at 503-493-6235.