Zimbabwe Artists Project

Zimbabwe Artists Project’s origins lay in a 1997 Lewis & Clark College overseas program, led by Dick Adams, a former professor in sociology. Artists from Weya, who were host mothers/sisters for the students, asked if Dick would help them find a market for their art in the U.S. Zimbabwe Artists Project received 501(c)3 status in 1999.
To assist women of Zimbabwe in finding a market for their artwork, visit Hands On Greater Portland, and volunteer locally!


“America’s Family Volunteers”

Idealist.org explores a different way to spend time with your family.  Bring your son, daughter, mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, niece, nephew… you get the idea – on a new endeavor. Peruse ways to volunteer with your family, benefits of doing so and creative examples of family volunteer work (abroad!) at Idealist.org.

For ideas on where to take your family to serve in the Portland area, please check out Hands On Greater Portland.

Sustaining Portland’s Creative Community

Volunteer this September to strengthen and sustain the arts in the Portland Metropolitan Region. Join the Creative Advocacy Network (CAN) to raise awareness and interest in the need for an increase in public funding for the arts. Sign up now to attend the Oregon Symphony at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Art in the Pearl and/or T.B.A. as a member of the CAN Crew. Volunteers will be invited to attend a brief training, ready with materials, swag and talking points, clothed in a stylish CAN t-shirt and unleashed on the crowds to circulate surveys and sign up members.

If you’d like to sign up for one or more 3-hour shifts, please e-mail madeline@theartscan.org or call 503-803-3729.

Together we CAN!

American Leadership Forum Seeks Help

ALF-Oregon is seeking help (either volunteer or internship) with their website — ALF in Action Class XXII Hunger Project — that addresses hunger in Oregon.

Here is what they need help with:

  • Monitor site, route incoming communications; success stories follow up
  • Create go forward communication plan for support of the website
  • Identify what content needs to be refined and how often
  • Work with Class 22 to discuss use of site
  • Tech resource to other classes/senior fellows who wish to use the site
  • PR – push out to public to increase awareness/knowledge (e.g. to schools, etc.)

The primary task is to address bullet #1 above (monitor site and incoming communications). The rest of it can be negotiated with the steering committee of the ALF class, depending on the interest and time availability of the student or intern who takes this on.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Robin Teeter at ALF-Oregon: rteater@alfo.org or 503-636-2288.

If you are interested in doing this work for internship credit, please contact Kirsten Gauthier-Newbury, Academic Internship Instructor: knewbury@marylhurst.edu, or 503.534.4025.