International Volunteers seek American Partners in August


International Volunteers seek American Partners in August


On weekdays from August 6th to the 17th, and on Friday the 24th and 31st of August, Pacific International Academy (an ESL program on Marylhurst campus) will be hosting college students from Japan, Korea, and Taiwan to volunteer in the Portland area. We will be at a different site each day, from the Pickathon Festival clean up crew to Habitat for Humanity to Project Grow to Homeless soup kitchens and outdoor activities.

We need conversation partners to do volunteer service alongside them. They are mostly intermediate speakers and are enthusiastic for a cultural exchange.

We are building the schedule now, and you can join for either a day or the full two weeks. If you email me, I will send you the schedule and you can let me know what dates and places work best for you. 

If you are interested please contact Jenna Roberts at Jenna(at) or call me at 619 788 8313. Thank you!


Design-Build Service-Project this Summer

Marylhurst University, and the Interior Design program, are offering a 1-credit Design-Build Service-Project this summer. Participants will create inspirational panels for the gymnasium at Youth Villages’ Christie Campus. Youth Villages provides residential treatment for children with emotional and behavioral problems.

ID 259 Service Project meets 9:30-12:30 M-F June 25 – 29 & July 9 – July 13 (no homework). The course will be hands-on, team-based, and promote sustainability and social well-being. Summer registration begins May 21.

For more information

Images of amphibians play an important role in the recovery process for Christie Campus residents and the little critters will inform this design-build project. Pictured is the Oregon Spotted Frog, photo by: Kerry Kriger.