MAPS 2.0: Tuesday Volunteer Shift with the Landing at FUMC, a Student Transitional Living Program

Next date is Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (PT)


NOTE: This volunteer opportunity is for confirmed MAPS 2.0 volunteers who will be serving with The PSU Landing @ FUMC on Tuesday nights. You will use this service opportunity to track your training dates and shifts and log the hours you have served.

Position Description:

Are you interested in volunteering at a student houseless shelter that is just beginning to get off the ground? Are you interested in assisting a community partner in providing a stable environment, stable relationships, and stable resources for students experiencing houselessness? Then join the MAPS Program and become a student volunteer!

The Student Community Engagement Office is seeking enthusiastic applicants to join our MAPS 2.0 team working with The Landing at FUMC student shelter starting Winter term 2021.

First United Methodist Church is opening a secular and inclusive transitional living program specifically for Portland State students -  the first of its kind. By joining this program, located only a few blocks from campus, you will be assisting in running the program during assigned and consistent shifts. You will have the opportunity to make friends with a diverse group of student volunteers and student residents and you will receive training on interpersonal dynamics, conflict resolution, and counseling skills. FUMC and SCEC have committed to making this in-person volunteer opportunity as safe as possible to stop the spread of COVID-19.


  • In-person (socially distanced COVID precautions will be observed)

  • Where: First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201

  • When: One two hour shift per week, Tuesday evenings from 6pm - 8pm

  • Start Date: Trainings will begin the week of January 18th (week 3); volunteering begins in early/mid February after training is complete.

Training / Orientation provided by Community Partner:

  • Session 1: Landing Volunteer Training (On Site!): Wed, Jan 20, 6:30 - 8pm

  • Session 2: Landing Volunteer Training (JOIN 1): Tues, Jan 26, 6:30 - 8pm

  • Session 3: Landing Volunteer Training (JOIN 2): Tues, Feb 2, 6:30 - 8pm

  • Session 4: Landing Volunteer Training (Final): Wed, Feb 10, 6:30 - 8pm

Training / Orientation provided for all MAPS 2.0 volunteers by SCEC: 

  • Anti-Racism Training: Friday, January 22, 2-3:15pm

  • Counseling Skills Training: Thursday, January 28, 4:30 - 5:30pm

  • De-Escalation Training: Thursday, February 4, 2-4pm

Volunteer Dates for Winter & Spring Term:

  • Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm, weekly starting in early/mid February


  • Be enrolled at PSU for each academic term during the 2020-21 academic year.

  • Maintain institutional an undergraduate GPA of 2.0 or a graduate GPA of 2.5

  • Interest in assisting student residents in navigating resources on and off campus

  • Strong interpersonal skills and are comfortable working with people

  • Ability to model leadership, professional behavior, and be a strong role model

Our Community Partner

About the PSU Landing at FUMC:  The mission of the PSU Landing at FUMC is to provide a temporary safe haven for houseless Portland State University (PSU) students. Landing facilities are located at the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in the Goose Hollow neighborhood. The landing will serve 8 students every night and provide space for sleeping, two meals every day, storage, showers, laundry, internet and computer access.

The MAPS 2.0 program is a program of the Student Community Engagement Center. The Student Community Engagement Center's mission is to provide robust and varied co-curricular opportunities for all students at Portland State to engage with the community and become catalysts for change. 
No spots remaining - Waitlist only
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Age Limit
18 and up
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