Volunteer at Ethos

Ethos is currently accepting applications for summer camp volunteers!

Volunteering at Ethos is a great way to get involved with Portland’s vibrant musical community and make a difference in the lives of young musicians. Our very first instructors were volunteers who believed that all kids in Oregon deserve access to music education. By donating their time, our current volunteers are helping to carry out that initial vision, while gaining valuable music and non-profit experience.

There are many ways to get involved at Ethos:

  • Assist with the planning, executing and promoting of one of our many community events
  • Help with everyday office tasks
  • Clean and repairing instruments
  • Serve as a TA for classes at Ethos and Music Corps
  • Work as a TA for our Summer Camps
  • Organize our instrument library
  • Hang posters and flyers for our programs and community concerts
  • Paint classrooms
  • Repair amps and other electronics

Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older, and undergo a strict background check through PPS and the National Sex Offender Registry. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony are ineligible to volunteer at Ethos.

If you are interested in volunteering at Ethos please fill out our volunteer application, and then complete the PPS Volunteer background check.

Welcome to Ethos

Founded in 1998, Ethos provides group classes, private lessons, summer camps and music outreach programs to over 7,000 youth across Oregon. Ethos has been named one of the top 50 after school arts programs by the President’s Commission for the Arts and Humanities on 8 separate occasions.

Find Us Online

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Online Music Lessons

Our amazing instructors are still bringing music lessons to you through our online video lessons.

Contact lessons@ethos.org for scheduling. Help us resist isolation and keep the music going!

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Ethos’ programs and services reflect the cultural diversity of our community. We do not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status.