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, and those are just a few.
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
Scandinavian Heritage Foundation
8800 SW Oleson Road
Portland, OR 97223
For more information, please contact Sassa at (503) 977-0275.
Volunteer Opportunities at the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation
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, work efficiently within a team environment, ability to communicate clearly and effectively with staff and volunteers. Training is provided.
Assist the staff with mailings, filing, telephoning, special projects and event preparation.
Computer database entry as needed .
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.
Cook & Eat Manager
Help us present the best lineup of Scandinavian cooking classes in the Northwest. We need a volunteer to manage our Cook & Eat program, where our 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, 10 am to noon.
Qualifications: love of Nordic food and willingness to ask members and chefs to show their stuff.
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.
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.