Organize A Course: Using our course book as a guide, gather 8 – 12 colleagues, friends, family members, co-workers, classmates, or neighbors to participate in a NWEI discussion course. We will provide you with all the tools you need to be successful. Learn more about being a course organizer here.

Mentor New Groups

Support the success of a discussion course happening in your community. Attend key discussion sessions to foster group participation, spark inspiration and help set the stage for a fun and engaging experience.

In addition to the above, the following opportunities are also available in the Portland area

Curriculum Development
Join our Curriculum Committee to help create and revise our course books. From researching articles to creating inspiring discussion questions—committee members help with all types of work needed to get each course book published.

Office Projects 

Assist with the tasks needed to keep us running smoothly. We have a variety of projects that including web research, community outreach, data entry, editing and proofing materials, making calls to supporters and helping with mailings. We have one-time and ongoing opportunities available.


Assist with NWEI booths at community events. Talk to people about NWEI and the impact of our discussion courses.

Sign up today.

Or contact us for more information on how to get involved.
Liz Zavodsky, Director of Membership & Engagement