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1200 SW Park Ave, Third FloorWorld Affairs Council of OregonPortland, OR 97205




The World Affairs Council 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.

For more information on the Global Classroom click here: http://www.worldoregon.org/education

Primary Responsibilities

  • * Inventorying Culture Boxes at the World Affairs Council 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.

  • * Good editing and writing skills.
  • * Strong interpersonal skills.
  • * Interest in international affairs and education.
  • * Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • * Positive attitude, flexibility, sense of humor.

Time Commitment

The Council would like to 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. The Council is open Monday - Friday from 9 - 5.


All World Affairs Council volunteer positions are unpaid. Volunteers are welcome to attend monthly lectures and forums sponsored by the Council.

Application Instructions

Please send a brief cover letter explaining your background and interest in the volunteer position to anna@worldoregon.org.

For more information on the World Affairs Council of Oregon click here: www.worldoregon.org


  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • General Education
  • Organization

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

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

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