Make a difference volunteering at Buckman SUN school as Classroom Assistant or Academic Mentor!


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


Buckman Elementary SUN320 SE 16th AvePortland, OR 97214
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Buckman SUN Community School is looking for volunteer Classroom Assistants and Academic Mentor for K-5. The program is Monday-Friday, 2:45pm-5:30pm for Classroom Assistants. Academic Mentoring is between 3:30pm to 4:30pm or 4:30pm to 5:30pm. If considering to be an mentor, there is a time commitment of at least 9 weeks.

This opportunity would be excellent for education,special education, sociology, psychology and social work majors. This opportunity is also great for High-School Students who need to fulfill volunteer hour requirements!

The SUN program is apart of Impact NW, a nonprofit dictated to alleviating poverty and helping individuals succeed. If you are interested or possibly know someone who would be interested please email me at

Position roles and responsibilities:

  • Assisting instructors in our after-school classes.
  • Setting up activities, art projects, lessons, etc.
  • Desire and ability to work with children to ensure an enriching, positive, and safe classroom setting.
  • Ability to effectively work within a strength-based, integrated youth support service delivery system.
  • Prepping snack and handing out snack, along with recess duties that include ensuring student safety.

General Qualifications:

  • Looking for folks with a desire to pursue a career in education, counseling, and working with public non-profits.
  • For Fall 2019 , we are particularly interested assistants for drama, music (piano and guitar), engineering/computer programming (STEM), LegoRobotics, and Spanish. We are also open to assistants for elementary math, art, sports and fitness, dance, science, etc.


  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • One day a week for 3 hours
  • 9 weeks

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