The Oregon School for the Deaf is a unique education community, the heart of deaf culture and the center of activities for the Deaf in Oregon. Alumni and former staff maintain close ties with the school. For many years there has been an effort to reach out to the larger community in which the school exists in order to strengthen the school and its mission. Friends of OSD is dedicated to enriching the school’s educational experiences, fostering new relationships between school and community partners and increasing the understanding of and support for OSD. We invite you to get involved in one or more of several ways.
Volunteer for the Friends of OSD Board of Directors
Friends of OSD has an all-volunteer working board. We are continuing to develop a well-rounded board by recruiting directors with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Board members are expected to attend monthly meetings and participate in the work of building a strong and effective nonprofit. For more information, please review the Board Recruitment Cover Letter and the more detailed Board Member Responsibilities and Characteristics. We hope that you will then complete and submit an Application for the Board of Directors.
Volunteer for a Friends of OSD Project
Friends of OSD will be working on a variety of projects that are designed to support OSD’s programs, including fundraising activities for the work of the nonprofit. If you are interested in learning more about our current projects for which you might volunteer, please contact the FOSD Board to discuss these opportunities.
Volunteer at OSD
Interested community members may have attended an OSD graduation, a play, or one of many sports events over the years. Others may not have been on campus for a while. You may wonder what is currently happening on campus and how you might volunteer to help students and/or staff at school sponsored functions. For more information about activities at OSD and related volunteer opportunities connect to OSD’s website.
For more information about volunteering at OSD you may contact Dr. Sharla Jones, Director, Oregon School for the Deaf [email protected] .