Current Volunteer Openings
Helping OCEANetwork Work!

We need you!

OCEANetwork's ministry is two-pronged: protecting the rights of all families to homeschool in Oregon and serving and encouraging Christian homeschoolers as they raise their children in the training and instruction of the Lord.

OCEANetwork is able to minister to homeschool families because of the dedicated efforts of many volunteers. Do you have a desire to give to the homeschool community in Oregon? We have volunteer opportunities available for the things OCEANetwork currently does – and we have potential projects that could be done if we had the volunteers to champion them.

To volunteer for any of the following you can email OCEANetwork at mail@oceanetwork.org. Thanks for considering partnering with OCEANetwork to serve Oregon homeschoolers.

Current urgent needs:

Graduate Recognition Coordinator and Committee members: Help OCEANetwork recognize and celebrate the many years of sacrifice, commitment, and dedication put forth by home educating parents and their students during our Graduate Recognition ceremony. Job description. Contact padillas@oceanetwork.org

OCEANetwork Waves editor: The editor gathers encouraging articles from many sources to equip and encourage Christian homeschool families fulfill their calling to teach and disciple their children. Job description. Contact karmans@oceanetwork.org

Conference Volunteer Coordinator: Help sign up conference volunteers beforehand through our online volunteer sign-up. Using email and the online database, this job is quite easy. During the two days of the conference, the Conference Volunteer Coordinator meets and checks in the volunteers. (Detailed job description.) Contact us at mail@oceanetwork.org if you are interested.

Other volunteer needs:

Conference:

We have a page full of opportunities to help at the conference. We need everything from friendly faces greeting families as they arrive to helping exhibitors move in and out to working in the Used Curriculum Exchange. You sign up when you register for the conference. Click here for a complete list.

Publications:

Ccontact karmans@oceanetwork.org if you are interested in helping with any of these jobs.

Facebook editor: Do you love finding great ideas on the Internet and sharing them with others? Facebook can be a great way to connect with other homeschoolers. OCEANetwork’s Facebook page needs contributors and a coordinator. Job description.

Pinterest coordinator: Share all those wonderful ideas you find on the Internet with OCEANetwork’s followers on Pinterest.

Blog coordinator: The OCEANetwork blog, Encouraged Together With You, has the potential to be a source of support and equipping for home educating families. OCEANetwork is looking for a coordinator to schedule and post articles from multiple writers.

Blog contributors: Do you have ideas and encouragement to share with other homeschool families? Submit articles for OCEANetwork’s blog to karmans@oceanetwork.org.

Writers for OCEANetwork Waves: Share homeschooling insights and encouragement by writing articles for OCEANetwork Waves, our magazine that goes to 3,000 homeschool families in Oregon.

Copy editors: Items posted on the blog, on the web, and in our magazine need editing to make them more readable, concise and clear. Help OCEANetwork communicate clearly and correctly by volunteering to copy edit.

Proofreaders: If you have an eye for typos, spelling and grammatical errors, help OCEANetwork by volunteering to proofread material for the web, blog, or magazine.

Potential Projects

These are projects OCEANetwork could possibly do if we had volunteers interested in championing them. If you would like to pursue any of these projects, or have ideas of your own, please contact us at mail@oceanetwork.org.

Home Education Week Museum Discounts: Do you love getting a discount? We are looking for volunteers around the state who would be willing to secure discounts to museums around the state during Home Education Week.

Supporting Family membership cards and discounts: Many companies offer discounts to members of organizations. These benefits of membership in turn encourage membership in the organization. If you love searching out discounts, help OCEANetwork develop its Supporting Family discount program.

Silent auction at the conference: Silent auctions are fun ways for organizations to raise operational funds. Would you like to help set up a silent auction at the OCEANetwork conference? This would probably be best done by a team of folks.

OCEANetwork Single Parent Ministry: Many times homeschooling parents find themselves alone in their journey to homeschool, whether due to divorce or the death of a spouse. The homeschooling journey is difficult at best when both parents are walking in unison. How much more difficult it is when one walks alone. Do you have a heart for single parents? Would you be willing to develop an outreach ministry to them providing encouragement and support? If so contact Joyce Padilla at padillas@oceanetwork.org.

OCEANetwork Special Needs Ministry: Parents with special needs children often desire to homeschool, but don’t really know where to begin. Do you have skills that would be helpful to parents with special needs children that you would be willing to share? Perhaps you are a parent with a special needs child, would you be willing to share your wealth of resources with others.

Become a Home School Foundation Ambassador: The Home School Foundation reaches out to the homeschooling community providing financial support in many situations. HSF Ambassadors help organize and implement fundraisers and local service projects, such as repairing a widow’s roof, helping a single mom with yard maintenance, or putting together backpacks of school supplies for needy homeschool children. The goal is to have a state coordinator in each state with regional ambassadors throughout the state.

OCEANetwork would love to support this program. Oregon is in need of a state coordinator and regional ambassadors. Can you help? If so visit www.homeschoolfoundation.org and click “give help,” then click “Volunteer: Ambassador Program.”(Excerpted from the “Helping Families Homeschool through Hard Times” brochure from the HSF.)


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