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Volunteer Opportunities at SE Uplift and more…

Paid Short-term Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Racial Justice special project: coordinate removal volunteer recruitment and activities for sign removal project. 

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Racial Justice special project: identify & help remove outdated neighborhood watch signs (Internship)

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Renter Engagement Study (Intern)

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Manage/support our small kitchen remodel

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Manage our childcare area “build”

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Filing (intermitten)

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Local Organizations Making a Difference in Southeast

SE Uplift works with and is connected to a number of amazing community groups and organizations that are also in need of volunteers and board members. Please consider supporting our partner organizations in their great work. 

Bikes for Humanity PDX

Bikes For Humanity PDX is a local Southeast organization that works to substantially increase public access to affordable and safe bikes. If you are a bike nerd or passionate about two wheels for all, consider volunteering or donating a bike.

Friends of Trees

Friends of Trees is a too good to be true, but it is, organization that makes planting trees a snap for neighbors. Want a street tree? They will send someone to measure, assess and permit your planting strip and send you a list of approved trees. Want a yard tree? You choose exactly where you want to plant. Most for under $40. Donate, volunteer, or go online to get a tree planted. 

Sunrise Movement PDX

Sunrise Movement PDX is a grassroots organization lead by young people passionate about combating climate change. Visit their website and take action.

Ground Score

Ground Score is an association of environmental workers who create and fill low-barrier waste management jobs. Ground Score puts homeless Portlanders to work for a fair wage by sorting recyclables and trash that would otherwise be left on the ground or shipped to landfills! Read more.!

SE Tool Library

SE Portland Tool Library is a local non-profit that recognizes when neighbors have access to tools they need, creativity knows no bounds. Because tools are an expensive investment, it can be a barrier for some community members. To Help members borrow tools, or work behind the scenes. Or Donate today!

The Street Trust

The Street Trust focuses on creating a reality where people can meet their daily transportation needs through active transportation (e.g. walking, biking, and rolling). This org encourages biking and walking through events such as their annual Bike More Challenge. Consider volunteering, get involved in advocacy, or participate in their events.

Portland Urban Bee Keepers

Portland Urban Bee Keepers provide community, advocacy, and education for those interested in raising honey bees and supporting their presence in the environment. Volunteer or donate today!

Oregon Environmental Council

Oregon Environmental Council brings Oregonians together to protect our water, air and land with healthy solutions that work for today and for future generations. OEC works statewide as a membership-based, nonpartisan nonprofit.

Local Food Pantries

Southeast Community Food Pantry and Urban Gleaners are food pantries working hard to reduce regional food waste while ensuring everyone has something to eat. Call (503)895-6102 to make a donation or volunteer. To pick up food at 5535 SE Rhone St. Portland, call in advance to confirm hours.Check Urban Gleaners' online schedule for food distribution at Or set up a mobile market in your community, email or call (503) 226-8061Also visit Type in your zip code to find a free food pantry near you!

Free Geek

Free Geek, located in inner SE, exists to sustainably reuse technology, enable digital access, and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential. They provide services to businesses and the community such as: discounted or free electronics, support, and educational classes. Free Geek accepts donations of computers and other electronics at their Portland facility.

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