PWA Volunteers

PWA helps Oregon high school students develop career-readiness skills, goals, confidence and early networks through real-world experiences. This work is possible because of our amazing and dedicated volunteers.

Why volunteer?

Help Oregon schools: Educators need your help preparing and empowering young people for life after high school.

Support young people: Whether students are thriving or struggling in school, they need assistance developing their confidence and oral communication skills.

Give back to your community: Help students learn best practices for job search, networking, and interview/resume skill building.

Rejuvenate: Many HR professionals and other caring adults have volunteered at the Expo for many years. It’s an energizing day and a great opportunity to connect with young people who are full of potential.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are lots of ways to volunteer with PWA throughout the year! Click here to check out our current volunteer opportunities.

Mock Interviews: As a Mock Interviewer volunteer, you will play a crucial role in preparing youth for the workforce by conducting realistic interview simulations. We host mock interviews in Portland area schools, and at the Youth Careers Expo!

Expo Volunteers: It takes a lot of volunteers to help the Youth Career Expo run smoothly. There are many different volunteer roles at Expo, including mock interviewers, career talk helpers, and expo navigators and other student support roles.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Host a Career Day

Host a Career Day

Many Portland-area employers want to help young people learn about careers in their industry, yet they are pressed for time or daunted by the idea of hosting teenagers. That’s where PWA comes in.

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Donate to PWA

Donate to PWA

All contributions to PWA are tax-deductible. Thank you for your generosity.

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Become an Exhibitor

Become an Exhibitor

Interested in exhibiting? More than 195 exhibitors participate in the NW Youth Careers Expo!

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Become a Sponsor

Become a Sponsor

Learn about NW Youth Careers Expo sponsors and sponsorship opportunities.

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Registration