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District-wide Partnerships


Tammy Heckenliable
Applications & Eligibility



Coleen Garrett
Middle and High School
Volunteer Coordinator

Katie Russell-Willis
Elementary School
Volunteer Coordinator

How To Volunteer

Volunteers can really make a big difference in the educational experience for our students. From helping out in the classroom, to providing career planning assistance, to running after-school clubs, volunteers are welcome and appreciated at all of our schools. And whether you’re interested in a one-time, one-hour project or an ongoing opportunity, we can find something for you! For more information, contact our volunteer coordinators - Coleen Garrett for middle or high schools, and Katie Russell-Willis for elementary schools via email or phone 503-844-1770.

Classroom/School Volunteers Requirements: >> Read More

Volunteer Coaches/Activity Advisors Requirements: >> Read More

Featured Volunteer Opportunties

10/5/16 - Americorps Partnerships for Student Achievement PSA - Positions available for the 2016-17 school year - Click here

SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) is currently recruiting volunteer Readers for programs in Hillsboro.SMART is a book and reading program that builds literacy skills in PreK-3rd grade students by pairing them with community volunteers. Readers spend one-on-one time with students to inspire a love of books and reading.The Reader position is a very rewarding volunteer position and is essential to our program.

The commitment is only one hour per week for the duration of the SMART program year, October – May. Training and orientation is provided before the program starts with ongoing support from the SMART staff throughout the program year, if needed.Volunteers accepted year-round! Sign up atwww.getsmartoregon.org/volunteeror contact SMART staff at 971-634-1628 or metro@getsmartoregon.org

SMART Sites and Specific Volunteer Needs: 


  • Co-Coordinator Needed
  • Readers Needed

Free Orchards

  • Readers Needed

W.L. Henry Elementary and Head Start

  • Site Coordinators Needed
  •  Readers Needed

Lincoln Street

  • Readers Needed


W. Verne McKinney

  • Co-Coordinator Needed
  • Readers Needed

Minter Bridge

  • Readers Needed


  • Site Coordinator Needed
  • Readers Needed

Witch Hazel

  • Readers Needed

AVID tutors at Poynter and Evergreen Middle Schools. AVID is a school-wide approach to curriculum that teaches skills and behaviors for academic success and increases college readiness.  If you would like to make a lifetime difference in a student, contact Elida Hernandez at Poynter, 503-844-1580, or Laraine Gordon at Evergreen, 907-957-6982.

Hillsboro School District Voted Best Place to Volunteer

Thank you so much to the greater Hillsboro community for voting Hillsboro School District the Best Place to Volunteer in 2016! Nominations and voting were conducted through the City of Hillsboro’s annual Best of Hillsboro Awards. Winners for 2016 were announced at the July 19, 2016, City Council meeting. Click the Read More link below to see the City’s press release. We love our volunteers and thank you so much for all you do for our students and schools!


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Intel Volunteers Beautify Six Schools in Large Single-Day Effort

July 18, 2016, Hillsboro, OR – Six Hillsboro schools: Rosedale, Ladd Acres and Patterson Elementary Schools; Brown Middle School; and Glencoe and Hillsboro High Schools, will benefit from the Intel Product Development Group’s (PDG) Global Day of Service on Wednesday, July 20, when more than 425 volunteers from the group will complete a variety of projects on their campuses.


Intel has a long history of service and partnership with the Hillsboro School District.  Through its volunteer matching grant program, in which non-profit organizations are eligible to receive $10 per hour of Intel employee volunteer time provided a 20-hour threshold is met, the company has donated millions of dollars to Hillsboro schools.  In 2015, Intel employees and retirees volunteer nearly 20,000 hours at Hillsboro schools, clubs, and athletic programs, which resulted in $194,000 in matching grants.


On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, volunteers will spend seven hours (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.) at the schools sites completing the following projects:

  • Glencoe High School—126 volunteers—Landscape cleanup, pressure washing outdoor areas, washing windows and technology projects.

  • Hillsboro High School (Hilhi) –95 volunteers – Painting, assembling new furniture, re-keying lockers, landscape cleanup, trash removal and technology projects.

  • Brown Middle School—97 volunteers—Landscape cleanup, painting, trash removal, technology projects and assisting teachers organize and clean classrooms.

  • Ladd Acres Elementary School—46 volunteers—Drainage improvements on the playground, landscape cleanup, painting, technology projects and assisting teachers organize and clean classrooms.

  • Patterson Elementary School—36 volunteers—Painting, landscape cleanup, technology projects and assisting teachers organize and clean classrooms.

  • Rosedale Elementary School—33 volunteers—Landscape cleanup, pressure washing outdoor areas, washing windows and technology projects.


Media are welcome and invited to attend the worksites to take pictures.



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