SAGE partner nonprofit organizations make our work possible. Thank you!

SAGE partners with nonprofit organizations, coalitions, and networks to accomplish more together. Contact us about partnerships.

Networks and Affiliations

Through networks, we stay connected, support our partners, and scale our collective impact. We participate in several informal networks. We are also a member of the following coalitions and networks:

Nonprofit Organizations Offering Direct Service and Advocacy Roles

SAGE expands support for nonprofit organizations that strengthen education, restore the environment, promote economic security, and boost civic education and leadership opportunities for younger and future generations. We are pleased to promote direct service and advocacy roles with the following organizations. Hover over or click on an organization's logo for details about how to get involved. Talk to a SAGE Connector for more information.

We also encourage you to explore volunteer opportunities through online listings nationwide on Volunteer Match, on Hands On Greater Portland, and on Volunteer Central Oregon.

SAGE Partners

Civics Learning Project

Classroom Law Project

Classroom Law Project brings vital and engaging civics and law-related education programs into Oregon schools, teaching students at all grade levels the values and skills essential to participating in and strengthening democracy. There are many opportunities for members of the legal, judicial, and business community to volunteer to prepare youth to become active, engaged, and informed participants in their communities. 

Email: [email protected] or call (503) 224-4424. For opportunities in Central Oregon, email Amy Sabbadini, [email protected].

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Kairos PDX

KairosPDX is a non-profit organization fighting to change the narrative for historically-underserved children in North Portland through innovative education, family partnership, and advocacy with the hope of eliminating the prolific racial achievement and opportunity gaps. Join us as an Ambassador by volunteering in the garden, serving on a committee, or for a one-time service opportunity. Call 503-567-9820 or email [email protected].

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Minds Matter Portland

Minds Matter Portland is an academic mentoring and tutoring program. We connect driven and determined students from low-income families with the people, preparation, and possibilities to succeed in college, create their future, and change the world. You can mentor an underprivileged high school student to gain acceptance to a four-year university and navigate the financial aid process. Email [email protected].

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Financial Beginnings Oregon

Financial Beginnings Oregon empowers youth and adults to take control of their financial futures by providing free personal finance flasses to Oregonians of all ages. We are volunteer powered - our dedicated volunteers bring our programs to life in the classroom. Call 800-406-1876 or email [email protected].

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KIDS Center

KIDS Center is dedicated to the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of child abuse. Volunteers help the organization provide critical services to an ever-growing number of children and families affected by child abuse in Central Oregon. There are many different volunteer opportunities, from helping out at the front desk to supporting an event. Call 541-383-5958 or email [email protected].

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SMART Reading

SMART Reading volunteers read with students weekly during the school year, modeling a love of reading and building children's reading skills and self-confidence in a positive, child-guided environment. Call 971-634-1634 or email [email protected].

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Healthy Democracy

Healthy Democracy is a US-based nonpartisan nonprofit that designs and coordinates innovative deliberative democracy programs. We believe in elevating the voices of everyday people in public decision making through democratic lotteries. Email: [email protected].

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Metropolitan Family Service

Metropolitan Family Service AARP Foundation Experience Corps is an intergenerational tutoring program that matches volunteers age 50+ with young students in Portland area schools who need help to become great readers and to develop skills and self-confidence. Tutors receive comprehensive training to become actively engaged in their schools, working one-on-one with K-3rd grade students. Call 503-290-9427 or email [email protected].

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CASA of Central Oregon

CASA is a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and supports volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system. CASA volunteers work within the courts in collaboration with key agencies, legal counsel and community resources to ensure that every child in foster care in Central Oregon can transition into a safe and permanent home.

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Citizens4Community

C4C is a non-partisan organization in Sisters, Oregon that works with community members to promote healthy civic discourse and to help build collaborative skills and local networks. We host and support programs and projects that enhance teamwork and foster a more prosperous, empowered Sisters Country - one increasingly ready to address opportunities and challenges as they arise. Email [email protected].

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Oregon Humanities

Oregon Humanities connects people and communities through conversation, storytelling, and participatory programs to inspire understanding and collaborative change. We are aiming for an Oregon that invites diverse perspectives, explores challenging questions, and strives for just communities. Email [email protected].

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Braver Angels

Braver Angels is working to depolarize America by bringing liberals and conservatives together to better understand each other. They do that by teaching communication skills, hosting workshops, book and movie discussions, debates and much more. They have also launched an initiative called Braver Politics, which aims to help our elected officials communicate across party lines more effectively. Email [email protected].

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Community Conversations Bend

Community Conversations Bend offers events in Central Oregon for community members of all backgrounds to share stories and discuss issues that matter. There's an open feeling of trust and a bubbling up of ideas that break down the silos that are dividing our communities across the country. 

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Crossing Party Lines

Crossing Party Lines fosters open conversations between Americans with dissimilar ideologies to increase tolerance, build community, and encourage civic engagement. They teach the underlying skills required to sustain civil, respectful dialogue across the political spectrum and offer regular opportunities to practice through weekly, moderated conversations about the issues of the day. 

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Oregon's Kitchen Table

Oregon's Kitchen Table creates ways for all Oregonians to share their ideas, opinions, beliefs, and resources in improving Oregon and our communities. OKT combines online and in-person engagement practices to create a wide variety of options. We are committed to engaging community members from all walks of life - particularly communities that typically have not been represented or engaged in public processes - to achieve deep engagement. Using culturally specific and targeted outreach, Oregon's Kitchen Table has a particular focus on hearing from Oregonians who have been left out of traditional engagement processes. We work with organizers, translators, and interpreters so materials and online and in-person engagement activities are available for Oregonians who speak a wide variety of languages and learn in a variety of ways. We recognize that people bring all different levels of knowledge and familiarity regarding issues and policies. We use approaches to ensure those who may not have as in-depth working knowledge can still respond and share what they believe and have experienced.

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Eco Challenge Dot Org

Eco Challenge is a platform to educate, entertain, and engage the community on ways to drive sustainable habits. Building a more sustainable world and healthier planet can't be done alone. Eco Challenge provides the support and resources to transform behaviors at work, school, and beyond. Call 503-227-2807 or email [email protected].

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Think Wild Central Oregon

Think Wild is a wildlife hospital and conservation center for Central Oregon that specializes in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, education and outreach, and conservation services. You can get involved in a variety of roles at the wildlife hospital, habitat restoration and native planting, construction and maintenance, education and outreach, at-home projects, and much more. Call 541-933-5437 or email [email protected].

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Eco-School Network

Eco-School Network is an organization of parents promoting sustainable practices and raising ecological awareness in elementary schools in Oregon. Help make local schools greener and healthier! You can take our free training to co-lead a project with students, or volunteer in other ways. We usually need help with social media, events, website maintenance, data entry, photography, and marketing. Call 503-960-5252 or email [email protected].

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Willamette Riverkeeper

Willamette Riverkeeper works to protect and restore the Willamette River. They believe that a river with excellent water quality, abundant natural habitat, and that is safe for fishing and recreation is a basic public right. To learn more about the river or to volunteer with one of their many programs visit their website, call 503-223-6418, or email [email protected].

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Oregon Natural Desert Association

ONDA encourages people to get to know Oregon's high desert and to take steps to conserve it for future generations. Each year, hundreds of ONDA volunteers protect and restore public lands in eastern Oregon. As a volunteer, you might find yourself restoring streams, improving trails, monitoring wilderness areas, mailing thank you letters, or welcoming people at ONDA events. Learn more at our website, call 541-330-2638, or email [email protected].

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MFS CASH Oregon

MFS CASH Oregon empowers low-income families to build strong financial futures by providing high-quality tax preparation and culturally responsive outreach surrounding access to tax credits. You can help by volunteering at a local tax site - all training is provided. No experience necessary. Learn more and email [email protected].

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MicroMentor

MicroMentor - a program of Mercy Corps - is the world's largest online business mentoring program where mentors can sign up to support people locally, and across the world, with entrepreneurial advice. Once you've found a match through the service you can start a mentoring relationship. 

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St. Johns Center for Opportunity

St. Johns Center for Opportunity empowers St. Johns and Cathedral Park neighbors in North Portland through community building and people-centered economic development. We envision a thriving, diverse, and just community where everyone benefits from economic opportunity. You can get involved in many ways, including by supporting our Saturday Farmer’s Market. Call 503-841-5522 or email [email protected].

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AdoptOneBlock

AdoptOneBlock reimagines the way we make our city cleaner and happier. We enable anyone to care for the block they love the most, when and how they want with clean-up supplies we deliver to them for free. IMAGINE: no meetups, no commuting to volunteer, and no scheduling to volunteer. Simply care for your favorite block and we supply the tools, technology, support, connections to the community and we make it FUN!  We have 7700 Block Ambassadors (volunteers) committed to consistent cleanup of nearly 10,000 square blocks and are recognized as a force for good in Oregon.

Learn more and get involved: https://www.adoptoneblock.org

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Bend Food Project

The Bend Food Project is dedicated to the year-round collection of non-perishable foods. All foods collected stays in the Bend/LaPine/Tumalo and Sisters communities. There are many volunteer opportunities available. You could sign up to help at a collection site, be a neighbor leader and help neighbors sign up to fill a Bend Food Project bag. You will make a difference in someone’s life who is experiencing food insecurity.

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NeighborImpact

NeighborImpact represents and serves economically disadvantaged residents of Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Their mission is to support people and strengthen communities. There are many ways to get involved. Call 541-548-2380 or email [email protected].

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Ride Connection

At Ride Connection, we believe transportation is a basic human right. Access to transportation means mobility, and being mobile allows a person to connect with their community and other essential life destinations. Our volunteers are the lifeline that helps older adults, Veterans, and people with disabilities stay independent and thrive. Volunteers can create their own schedule & even drive a Ride Connection vehicle if desired.

To learn more, visit our website, email [email protected] or call 503-528-1724.

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Latino Community Association

LCA is an essential connecting point for our immigrant community in Central Oregon. We help families find employment, file their taxes, work through legal issues, improve their English, achieve citizenship, and connect to new opportunities and resources. We give our clients the time to be heard and understood. Volunteers support across all of our services and programs, bringing people together across cultures to build a more cohesive community. Call 541-382-4366 or email [email protected].

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Project Lemonade

Project Lemonade is on a mission to inspire self-esteem in foster youth so they can beat the odds. From kindergarten to college, we provide the resources, opportunities and connections youth in foster care need. There are many ways to get involved including onsite volunteering and organizing a collection drive.

To learn more, visit our website, email [email protected] or call 503-395-3976.

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