Culture Box Volunteer


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1207 SW Broadway, Suite 300PortlandPortland, OR 97205


Application Instructions

Please send a brief cover letter to explaining your background and interest in the position.


WorldOregon is seeking a volunteer on a part-time basis to support the Global Classroom’s Culture Box Program*. This volunteer position is ideal for someone with a flexible schedule looking for a long-term volunteer commitment, such as a retired K-12 teacher.

*The Culture Boxes, are an extensive collection of materials representing over 100 counties of the world. They are filled with hands-on, authentic treasures and lessons about the art, culture and daily life of people from every continent. A typical box or set of boxes contains activities, books, lesson plans, maps, posters and hands-on items in the following categories: arts & crafts, dance & music, folktales, language, plants & animals, shelter, festivals & food, family, toys & games and more.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Inventorying Culture Boxes at the WorldOregon office in preparation for loan to K-12 Schools throughout the Portland Metropolitan Area and beyond during the school year.


Preference is given to persons have worked in the areas of K-12 Education, with a special interest in global and multi-cultural education, or a related field.

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Interest in international affairs and education.
  • Positive attitude, flexibility, sense of humor.

Time Commitment

The ideal volunteer would have a time commitment of 3 - 6 hours a week over a period of six months or more. The days and hours will be arranged in coordination with the hours of the Global Classroom Manager during the Monday - Friday workweek.


All volunteer positions are unpaid. Volunteers are welcome to attend monthly lectures and forums sponsored by WorldOregon.


  • General Education
  • Organization
  • Curating
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Bilingual

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-6 hours a week

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