Please note: all on-campus volunteer opportunities are suspended until further notice due to safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Thank you for your understanding, and stay safe!

Alumni students are always coming back to campus!  Our students, teachers and staff find great value in alumni students joining them in a variety of volunteer positions.

Our Alumni volunteer program is now expanded to provide multiple opportunities that help create a meaningful and rewarding volunteer experience!

Volunteer Emergency Contact and Waiver

Contact Lisa Olivares, or 503-226-2496 x116 for questions.

Opportunities include:

Classroom Volunteer
Join a classroom to assist with lessons!

  • Please note some new logistical information:
    • At least 48 hours advanced notice REQUIRED; our classrooms are open to volunteers for half-days only on pre-set dates (see calendar below for upcoming available days).
    • Two available time slots (all-day no longer available due to scheduling difficulties and safety): 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 12:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
    • Not all classrooms/teachers can accept volunteers; we can not guarantee specific placement requests.
  • Upcoming 2019 Alumni Volunteer classroom days:
    • Monday, October 21 – Thursday, October 24
    • Friday, November 1
    • Thursday and Friday, November 7 and 8
    • Monday, November 11
    • Friday, November 15
    • There are no available volunteer days in December due to the shortened holiday month.

Open House Assistants
Share your TIS experience: answer questions and assist with tours during Open Houses for prospective parents.

Panel Discussion for Current Families (High school and older alumni)
Be part of a discussion with current TIS parents about how TIS shaped your future.

Campus Tour Guide Assistants
Join an admissions staff member to show prospective families around campus!

Event Assistance
It takes a lot of hands to produce the annual TIS events – come help us out!

Summer Camp
Provide camp assistance for students and instructors in your track language!

Special Projects/Other Opportunities
Do you have a special project or volunteer opportunity in mind? Don’t hesitate to contact Lisa at to discuss additional opportunities!