The Portland Public Schools welcomes volunteers and community involvement in our schools.
A part-time community coordinator works in each of Portland’s schools. The community coordinators develop
and coordinate opportunities for meaningful family, business and/or
community involvement with our students and staff. People interested in
volunteering should fill out the Volunteer Application and Student
Privacy Statement and Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement that appear on
this page and submit them to the community coordinator at their local
Parent groups support many of our schools. Each group
works to meet the needs of its school, and often engages in local
fundraising to support student programming. Parent groups also provide
volunteers and in-kind donations. For more information, please contact
the school principal.
Business and community partners are
critical to achieving the Portland Public Schools’ mission. These
partners contribute time, money, expertise and resources to our schools
to enhance student achievement. Portland schools currently partner with
more than 100 area businesses and nonprofit organizations. To find
out how your business or organization can get involved, please contact
the community coordinators or Janet Dibiase.
Partner Organizations that Support the Work of PPS
The Portland Education Foundation and Painting for a Purpose are both non-profit organizations that make grants directly to Portland Public Schools teachers and students. For more information, click on the links for the organizations.