Campus Volunteer Coordinator 2024-25 | University of Portland

Campus Volunteer Coordinator 2024-25


In partnership with local and global communities, the Moreau Center for Service and Justice engages critical human and environmental concerns through active learning, mutually beneficial service, and experience-based leadership development rooted in Catholic social teaching. Our work is possible through the commitment of a team of about 30 student leaders who inspire and lead their peers in various programs.  All Moreau Center student leaders commit to the Moreau Center’s core commitments of Social Justice, Solidarity, Community and Reflection.  


Campus Volunteer Coordinators (CVCs) are students who serve as campus liaisons with specific nonprofit agencies in the Portland metro area.  These student leaders encourage their peers in volunteerism and civic engagement by creating a clear path for service. CVCs strengthen the Moreau Center by being direct links to the local community and by making local community needs known to their peers and the greater campus community. CVCs report to an agency supervisor and Moreau Center Program Manager for Community Partnerships, Clare Kennedy ( 


Placements for Campus Volunteer Coordinators for the 2024-2025 academic year include: 


CVCs must commit to working 7-10 hours/week through the full academic year. Students with Federal Work Study awards are welcome to apply. 


  • Regular hours as co-created between CVC and the community partner 
  • Weekly check-in with advisor at the Moreau Center 
  • Participation in periodic Moreau Center student leader orientations and trainings throughout the academic year. 
  • Occasional meetings with other CVCs or student leaders for support, feedback, and celebration 


  • Willing to commit to an intensive volunteer experience 
  • Experience recruiting and coordinating peers (preferred) 
  • Prior work and/or volunteer experience 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Authentic desire to serve and impact local community 
  • Personal or vocational interest in the following areas: education, social work, social justice, at-risk or underserved youth, environmental issues, poverty, homelessness.  



The CVC will have a set of responsibilities defined by the partnering organization which may include administrative/office work, supervision or training of volunteers, tutoring, event planning/support, or program administration.  These tasks will be determined by the needs of the organization and the skills and interests of the applicant. 

In addition to the individual organization’s requirements, the CVC will serve as the point-person or link for the organization to the campus.  

Sample responsibilities include: 

  • Attend Campus Volunteer Coordinator workshop at the start of each semester, facilitated by Moreau Center staff 
  • Recruit volunteers from University of Portland community  
  • Maintain updated agency contact info and participant lists for Moreau Center files 
  • Track and report volunteer engagement and other data, as needed. 
  • Facilitate transportation of volunteers as needed.  
    (CVCs have access to Moreau Center-assigned vehicles) 
  • Serve in areas of need with the partner organization within the defined scope of the CVC position.  

*All qualified and interested students are encouraged to apply! 

Moreau Center Opportunities are open to all students. If you have a disability, health concern, or special dietary needs, please contact Clare Kennedy at or 503-943-8195 to co-create how to support your full participation. 

Decisions for other positions will be made on a rolling basis, until filled.