Community Service

There are so many organizations you can choose to volunteer and serve in your community. Volunteering is an opportunity for you to find your voice and passion in something that is important and has special interest to you.  Below are a few ideas of Keizer and Salem area organizations that could use a few more volunteers:



AC Gilbert Discovery Village – Volunteer as a Summer Camp Assistant. For more information contact Ryan Kinnett at 503-371-3631 or email: 

AWESOME 3000  put on by Salem Keizer Education Foundation (SKEF) Recognized as one of the largest, timed, youth-only runs in the nation, the Awesome 3000 is a positive and challenging experience for all. With the need of over 500 volunteers the day of the event, the community plays a huge role in this fun run which is always held the first Saturday in May.

Bonaventure Senior Living Community – A new Senior Living Community is opening in the Keizer Station area in March!  Bonaventure  is looking for McNary High School students who would like to volunteer in their new senior community. Get involved and spend an afternoon visiting and playing games, bowling, or performing by singing or playing instruments in this senior living community. OR, if you are considering going into the medical field, consider this an opportunity to job shadow in the assisted living or memory care facilities. Come see Mrs. Farris for more information and to receive a volunteer application.

Boys and Girls Club of Salem Volunteer opportunities as a tutor/homework helper, leadership advisor, student mentor. There are also one day events and fundraisers throughout the year. For more information contact Yanira Herrera at 503-581-7383 or email 

Camp Counselor at  MDA Summer Camp – Interested in being a Summer Camp Counselor at the Macleay Conference & Retreat Center in Salem, OR during the week of July 15, 2017-July 21st, 2017? Volunteer your time to give a kid with neuromuscular disease the best week of their year!  MDA Summer Camp is an amazing place where anything is possible for kids with neuromuscular disease, but MDA needs caring people to volunteer as camp counselors. MDA relies on the support and dedication of volunteer counselors who are by campers’ sides day and night so that they can do all the fun activities that summer camp offers. Email Bridgett Husk, MDA Camp Director: or call her at 206-283-2183.

CCTV – Studio Production Volunteer opportunities. For more information call 503-588-2288

City of Keizer – Must be a junior or senior student. Manage schedules or pages and over see the page program. For more information contact Debbie Lockhart at 503-856-3418 or email

Family Building Blocks – High School Internship available and special event opportunities. Contact Megan Gap at 503-566-2132 or email

Friends of Trees – Our Native tree plantings occur on Saturday mornings. Students under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult and students under 18 years of age attending without a parent/guardian must bring a signed youth waiver with them. For more information contact Jenny Bedell-Stiles at 503-595-0213 or email

Habitat for Humanity – You can volunteer as a building site volunteer where you will be able to help build homes for families in need (16 yrs+)  or as a  ReStore Volunteer where you  receive donations, assist customers and sort materials. Email Heather at Habitat for Humanity –, call 503-364-6642 OR see Mrs. Farris in the College and Career Center for more information about the housing projects happening here in Keizer!

Humane Society – Walk and train dogs. Assist with office work. Must be 16 years old and there is a Program Fee of $25 for required training. Call 503-585-5900 for more information.

KEIZER HOLIDAY LIGHTS PARADE – Student volunteers needed to hold banners in front of various floats that are in the Holiday Lights Parade each year. Contact Danielle Bethell, Tel: (503) 393-9111 for more information.

KROC COMMUNITY CENTER –  Help out with large community events like the “Toy and Joy.”

KEIZER IRIS FESTIVAL – Volunteers are tremendous relied upon source in our operational plan. From helping on the streets for the parade or run events to serving at Keizerfest or one of our community meals, volunteer help is fun and appreciated.  To inquire about the 2017 Iris Festival Team please contact the Keizer Chamber of Commerce at 503-393-9111 or CLICK HERE to add you name and interest to our list.

KROC Community Center – Help out with specific community events like “Toy and Joy,” after school programs, assist with Red Kettle Locations during the holidays, and more.

Marion Polk Food Share –  Your time, talents, and resources are essential to feeding people in our community. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities including repacking food, gardening, and many other ways to assist in the fight against hunger.

Northwest Outdoor Science School – Fall and Spring Opportunities to be an Outdoor School Counselor.  Develop your leadership, teaching, teamwork and communication skills. As a counselor, you will live with and lead a cabin of 6th grade students all week. See Mrs. Farris for more information.

Salem Health Student Volunteer – Interested in a career in the medical field? Volunteer at Salem Hospital. Must be 14 years or older to apply.

Salem/Keizer School District – Teachers in Elementary and Middle Schools love having high school student volunteers. Contact a teacher you know, or the talk to the main office at a local Salem/Keizer Elementary school to find out about service options. To volunteer in a school you must complete a Criminal Background check before beginning. 

Village at Keizer Ridge – Assisted Living and Memory Care Senior Living Community – is looking for students to volunteer with their senior residents. Get involved and participate in “Adopt a Grandparent” program. Visit, read and play games with residents weekly. OR you could also participate in regular planned activities the Keizer Ridge organizes. If you are considering going into the medical field, consider this an opportunity to job shadow in the assisted living or memory care facilities.  You must complete a volunteer application to volunteer. Mrs. Farris has applications available in the CCC. Contact person at Keizer Ridge: Kathy Roberts: 503-390-1300.