There are lots of opportunities to volunteer at the school. For in-school volunteering you need to go through Portland Public School's Volunteer Application process here: https://www.pps.net/volunteer

You can learn more about different volunteer opportunities and sign up below! 

Join the Volunteer Corps! 

We are starting a Volunteer Corps to help build community among volunteers and reliable for the staff and students that rely on us.

 We would love for you to join! Volunteers will be rotated in and out on a regular basis so no one gets burnout. Please email Phil - our PTA Volunteer Coordinator - at volunteer@mlkjrpta.org if you are interested in being part of this vital group!

Volunteer in the cafereria

Volunteers are needed in the cafeteria every day to help sort reusable utensils and trays, compost food waste, and properly dispose of trash. Volunteers will oversee lunch periods of all grades, including Pre-K. We need at least 2 volunteers (but ideally 4 volunteers) every day from 10:50am - 1pm. 

If you're an approved PPS volunteer, please sign up here. (If you're not yet an approved via PPS, go to https://www.pps.net/volunteer to apply to be a PPS-approved volunteer first!)

Read with Dr. MLK Jr. Students. 

Inspire a love of books and reading with PreK-1st graders. Volunteers receive training and ongoing support. Apply online at https://www.SMARTReading.org/volunteer/

Update Artwork in the Art Class 

Michelle, the art teacher at MLK, would like to have a volunteer come in 1x/week (on Wed) for 1 hour to help with organizing art supplies AND hanging up and switching out artwork. 

You can find out more and sign up here. (Note, you do need to be PPS approved volunteer for this role).