Multnomah Youth Commission: "The Multnomah Youth Commission, the official youth policy body for both Multnomah County and the City of Portland, is a group of young people, ages 13-21, that strives to provide a voice for youth in the County & City's work."
Current Volunteer Positions at Multnomah County Library: Help the library and get good work experience at the same time!
Big Brothers Big Sisters: "High school juniors and seniors provide elementary student Littles with one-on-one time and attention." Enter your zip code on the volunteer page, and you'll be connected with a Big Brothers Big Sisters staff person.
Do Something: "Do Something is an organization that helps you get involved in your community."
Free Geek: Volunteer: "Whether you want to volunteer here to learn new skills, perform community service, get credit for school, or just support the cause(s), we have room for you!" FreeGeek's mission: "Helping the needy get nerdy since the beginning of the 3rd millennium."
Girls Incorporated of Northwest Oregon: "...inspires girls to be strong, smart, and bold."
OMSI Youth Volunteers: Volunteer for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
Sea Scout Ship City of Roses: "This is the homepage for Sea Scout Ship CITY OF ROSES. It is of interest to high school age people. It's fun, it can also lead to career choices in the military or marine related fields."
Special Olympics: "Support Special Olympics via general programming or at a specific event."
Learn about jobs and careers
BLS Career Information: Find careers you might like based on your favorite subjects in school.
Food Handler Online Course: Prepare for and take a test to get your food handler's card. Available in seven languages.
Guide to the Business of Babysitting: Learn how to be a great babysitter.
Intern Queen: Internships: Find out about internships all over the country, plus get tips on being a great intern from the "Intern Queen."
Job Corps: "Job Corps...helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a better job, make more money and take control of their lives." Click "Locations" to find information about local offices.
Occupational Outlook Handbook: See how much demand there is for the jobs you're interested in. Find out about the education & training you need.
Step It Up, Inc.: "We collaborate with the business and nonprofit communities to provide teens with career knowledge, experiential learning, and continuous support to help them transform their futures and become productive adults as great volunteers, interns, employees, and employers."
Find a paying job
Job-Applications.com: Download printable job applications and watch short videos with employees from fast food, retail, restaurant, airline, grocery, pharmacy and hospitality industries talking about their work and giving advice on how to get jobs at their companies.
My First Paycheck: Myfirstpaycheck.com is a job-posting site for teenagers that provides advice and resources to help young people have a more successful job application process. You can look just for jobs in Oregon.
SnagAJob.com: Search for part-time and hourly jobs by zip code. Lots of ads, so watch where you click.
Teens4Hire: "A home for teens looking for a job and for employers who hire them."
Youth Employment Institute: Job readiness training and supervised work experiences, plus computer training, GED prep, and more.
Your rights at work: Your rights and responsibilities as a teen worker. Also, learn the most common ways teens are injured at work.
Youth@Work: More on your rights and responsibilities at work, from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.