Volunteer

Welcome to the Lake Oswego volunteers page.
Title Description Department
Adult Community Center Volunteers

The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center relies on a consistent and established volunteer workforce to successfully operate the multitude of programs and services offered to the community. Shown here is a list of programs in which we partner with volunteers.

Adult Community Center
Boards & Commissions Vacancies

Are you interested in serving your community?  Parks, transportation, sustainability, development pique your interest? Consider becoming a member of one of our Boards & Commissions! 

Learn more about boards and commissions opportunities and fill out an application online.

Plus, watch a short video to find out what current members have to say about their experience!

Boards & Commissions
Book Drop Pick Up

Patrons drop off their library materials at any of four different drop boxes. As a volunteer for the Book Drop program, you’ll be driving to these drop boxes and collecting returned books, DVDs, and CDs.

Lake Oswego Public Library
Community Gardens

Community gardens connect people of all ages and backgrounds to the earth and each other. Gardening spans generations with grandparents teaching grandchildren the joy of planting a seed and watching it grow into food for the family table. People from other countries bring plants and cultures to share from their native homelands.

Luscher Farm
Delivering Books to the Booktique

The Booktique is a used bookstore at Mercantile Plaza operated by The Friends of the Library. Profits from the store are returned to the Library as grants. As a book delivery volunteer, you’ll be transferring materials donated by the Library to the Booktique.

 

Lake Oswego Public Library
Farmers' Market Volunteering

Volunteering at the Lake Oswego Farmers' Market is a wonderful way to enrich the community, meet new friends and appreciate the complexity and intricate details of the Market.

Farmers' Market
Healthy Watersheds Car Wash Kit

The goal of this program is to reduce the water pollution risks associated with car wash fundraising events. As part of the program, the City has made available a free sump pump kit that prevents soap and used wash water from entering the storm sewer system. 

Public Works
How Can I Help?

Whether you are a parent looking to pass on an old ping pong table or a local business looking to contribute to Lake Oswego youth, we need your help!

Parks and Recreation
Library Teen Advisory Board

Volunteer on the Library Teen Advisory Board and make a difference in your community. For students in grades 9-12.

Teens
Storm Drain Marking

The goal of the program is to help remind our community that anything that is poured down the storm drain or collected with rainfall ends up in our local rivers, streams and Oswego Lake.

Public Works
Volunteer Opportunities at Luscher Farm!

Luscher Farm has opportunities for children, families and adults, including:

Parks and Recreation
Volunteer Sites

Links to volunteer sites in the City of Lake Oswego and the greater Portland Area.

Lake Oswego Public Library
Volunteer with Parks & Recreation!

Get Involved in Parks & Recreation!

Parks and Recreation
Volunteer with the Lake Oswego Public Library!

Over 400 volunteers take part in making the library a thriving community center—contributing 9,800 hours just last year—and we’re always looking for more help! Volunteers range in age from twelve to retired.

Lake Oswego Public Library