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.
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.
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
Mock Interviews Volunteers from the HR community and other fields conduct mock job interviews and resume reviews year-round. Most mock interviews take place in person at high schools or the Oregon Convention Center, while others take place virtually. Volunteers offerRead more