Portland Community College

Search GivePulse for ways to support your community during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Use the "Explore" link to search for opportunities with these new filter categories:
  • Virtual/Remote - to find opportunities that can be done remotely
  • Emergencies - to find current needs, projects, initiatives that need more immediate volunteers due to the impact of COVID-19
Visit https://pcc.givepulse.com/covid for resources on volunteering during this time.
    Please keep in mind that organizations/groups may have limited capacity to interact with students as they address internal immediate needs and concerns around COVID-19. It is best to double check with an organization to see if their GivePulse opportunties are up to date.

    A limited number of courses with a CBL project/assignment have been approved for in person community engagement activities. For all other courses that include a CBL project/assignment, community engagement activities be completed remotely and also in line with the following parameters to maintain a low risk of exposure to COVID-19:
    • Community engagement activities must not include any face-to-face interactions where students are in direct or close contact with individuals outside of their immediate household.
    Visit pcc.edu/cbl for more information.

    GivePulse Community Partner Affiliation Disclaimer Portland Community College, through the Community-Based Learning Program Office, offers the GivePulse Affiliation solely as a service to the members of the College community. Affiliation of an organization in GivePulse does not indicate endorsement by the College of the organization’s mission, practices, views (political or otherwise), or information included in the organization’s linked websites. While the College strives to include only organizations that operate in a safe and non-discriminatory manner, it makes no representations or recommendations regarding the organizations listed and cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability for any conditions, hazards or risks, or for any related personal injuries or property damage arising directly or indirectly from an individual’s participation in activities of these organizations. Individuals should use their own judgment in evaluation of the organizations and any activities participated herein.


    Community-Based Learning Program

    At Portland Community College (PCC) is an academic program that provides support across all disciplines through assistance with community-based learning course implementation, professional development, and resources. The program supports the Mission, Vision, and Values of PCC and serves everyone under the PCC umbrella throughout the district.

    Additionally, the Community-Based Learning Program provides resources for hands-on individual and student group volunteering throughout the greater Portland region

    Community-Based Learning in the Classroom and the Community
    Classes approved for community-based learning are listed here in GivePulse. View your classes in GivePulse to see if the community-based learning assignment/project includes in-person and/or online/remote community engagement.

    As a teaching method, Community-Based Learning integrates reciprocal partnerships, community engagement, and critical reflection to meet institutional and course outcomes while developing individual, civic, and social responsibility. Faculty choose to teach courses with a community-based learning component (either optional or required) as a way to engage students in the classroom. Students in these courses actively participate in the community and relate their experiences to the course material through various methods of reflection (discussion, journal entry, written report, presentation, etc.).

    For Community Partners

    Request to affiliate with PCC Community-Based Learning by clicking HERE. This will allow students to see your volunteer opportunities, internships, and events.

    Learn more about the GivePulse Affiliate process HERE.

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