Extended Timeline! Applications due May 1.

PCL is recruiting volunteers for its new Community Council. The Council will shape community engagement and the next PCL grantmaking process. For background on the Council and its charge, you can read the proposal adopted by PCL’s Allocation Committee in December 2021.

PCL seeks applications from people with lived, professional, and volunteer experience with marginalized children and families and the services that support them.

We are committed to removing barriers to involvement. We offer stipends of up to $500 per year, parking and/or bus tickets, meals for meetings (including virtual and hybrid meetings), interpretation, translation, and accommodations for disabilities.

Applicant Information Sessions

Interested applicants can attend information sessions, hosted by PCL staff, to learn more about PCL, its new Community Council, and the application process:

  • NEW SESSION: Thursday April 21, noon–1pm via Zoom

Register by April 18th to attend and receive the meeting link and agenda.

Register to Attend Applicant Information Sessions

Individual Info Sessions available: If you would like an individual session, contact Arika Bridgeman-Bunyoli by April 27. Interpretation can be arranged for individual sessions.

How to Apply

For more information on member qualifications, read the recruitment information and complete the application through Office of Civic Life Advisory Bodies program.

Once you feel ready, use the button below to apply. Applications are due May 1st.

Apply for the Community Council

For more information on the member screening and selection process, you can Updated.Community Council Selection Process Overview.04.07.22.pdf.

For questions about PCL’s Community Council, contact Arika Bridgeman-Bunyoli at (503) 865-6215 or arika.bridgeman-bunyoli@portlandoregon.gov.