Volunteer Form

Volunteer Opportunities

Mission Statement
Preserve, Communicate, and Celebrate Scandinavian Heritage and Culture
Volunteer Opportunities


Be a Volunteer!


There are of dozens of reasons why volunteering is so rewarding. Helping others and making a difference are just two. Through volunteering you can connect with your community, contribute to something you care about, expand your horizons and feel involved. You will use your skills in a productive way, develop new ones, strengthen your resume, meet good people and make new friends.


Here are a couple volunteer opportunities to chose from. Find something that you're passionate about or something that inspires you.


To Apply For Volunteer Positions


Fill out the Online Volunteer Application Form online or download a pdf version and return it by email to Sassa, or by mail to:

Scandinavian Heritage Foundation
Attention: Sassa
8800 SW Oleson Road
Portland, OR 97223

For more information, please contact Sassa at (503) 977-0275.


Volunteer Opportunities at the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation


Office Assistance

Assist staff and volunteer committees behind the scenes with mailings, computer database entry, special projects, telephone campaigns, or other intermittent clerical needs.
Qualifications: Organized and attentive to detail, able to work efficiently within a team environment, ability to communicate clearly and effectively with staff and volunteers. Training is provided.


Administrative Assistant
Assist the staff with mailings, filing, telephoning, special projects and event preparation.


Database Maintenance.

SHF is looking for a volunteer with Salesforce experience. We use the Salesforce Nonprofit Starter Pack to keep track of our members and donations. The database has been customized to our needs. Since our current volunteer database administrator is leaving, we are looking for someone who is willing to volunteer his/her time and knowledge to help staff with report preparation, customize/improve fields, layouts, etc. as needed, general database maintenance. Interested? Please email

Volunteer/Membership Recruitment
Assist with active community outreach campaigns to recruit new members and volunteers. Projects include filing, membership updates, telephoning, bulk mailings, special projects and event preparation.


Stewardship & Publicity
Join the Stewardship Committee and assist with community outreach, marketing research, telephoning, preparing publicity for mailings, creating and distributing flyers and posters.


Event Assistance


Cook & Eat Committee Member
Help us present the best lineup of Scandinavian cooking classes in the Northwest. Join the team that manages our Cook & Eat program, where skilled chefs teach students and members to prepare, then eat, traditional and modern Scandinavian cuisine. The classes are once a month, September through May, the fourth Saturday of each month, 10 am to noon.
Qualifications: love of Nordic food and willingness to ask members and chefs to show their stuff.


Event Volunteer
Help SHF with ongoing and Special events during the week, on evenings and weekends like Nordic Business Council Luncheon, Friday Night Lecture Series, special concerts, lectures and seminars. Volunteers are needed for registration, bartending, set-up and take-down.


Fundraising Events
Join a committee or sign up to volunteer the day of the event. Assist with planning, set-up, staffing and take-down for SHF’s important annual fundraising events: Midsummer (June), ScanFeast (October), and ScanFair (December), and other special activities and events.

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