Free handjobs!! Get your free handjobs!! By which we mean opportunities to volunteer your beefy paws to benefit society, and skip the collegiate, theoretical bullshit.
Free Geek—Learn to build and fix computers, and maybe even take one home for free (freegeek.org).
SCRAP—Recycle donated materials into supplies for art projects, furniture, home repairs, and more (scrapaction.org).
ReBuilding Center—Similar to SCRAP, but with larger items like doors and toilets. They accept drop-in volunteers (rebuildingcenter.org).
Community Cycling Center—Help fix up 500 bikes for holiday gifts to kids who are two wheels short of a happy childhood (communitycyclingcenter.org).
Growing Gardens—Plant fruit- and vegetable-growing gardens in the backyards of Portlanders in need (growing-gardens.org).