The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. In the Cascades Region (Oregon and Washington), the Red Cross often seeks volunteers to help dispatch responders to disasters (which can be done virtually), identify needs for disaster victims on site, and transport donated blood products.
ChickTech is a multi-generational community of womxn and girls helping each other to become technology creators. As a mostly volunteer-run non-profit, they are always searching for partners who would like to get involved through donations of expertise, volunteer time, or just by helping to get the word out.
The Columbia Slough Watershed Council works to protect, enhance, restore, and revitalize the Columbia Slough and its watershed. On "Stewardship Saturdays," volunteers help restore habitats, planting native trees and more at locations like the Heron Lakes Golf Course and Kelley Point Park.
Compassion Connect is a faith-based non-profit that supports the community through free health clinics for the underinsured and noninsured, anti trafficking efforts, and more. Volunteer opportunities are available to mentor youth as well as to assist at a nonprofit bridal shop whose proceeds go toward anti-trafficking efforts.
Ecumenical Ministries operates programs that provide meals to low-income families in need. They seek volunteers to help in the kitchen prepping meals, stocking produce and dry goods for The Northeast Emergency Food Program (which serves 800 families every month), and as a meal-delivery driver.
Girls On The Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. GOTR is seeking volunteers to coach camps for girls. You do not need to be a runner to be a coach!
Guardian Partners seeks volunteer monitors to help keep vulnerable Oregonians in the senior and disabled-adult community safe and thriving. Volunteers are given training, assigned a case, and virtually meet with the person in need to help identify any evidence of abuse or neglect.
Do you have a passion for reducing food waste and ensuring that all people have access to high-quality foods? Is lifting heavy items something you like to do in your spare time? Does driving a large van sound like fun to you? If so, come "glean" with Lift Urban Portland. Gleaning pick-ups occur at our community partner locations at various times; virtual volunteer opportunities are also available. Tap the link below to learn more.
MicroMentor is a free online service that connects small business owners with business mentors. Mentors join, search for entrepreneurs to assist online, and once connected, serve as a coach and trusted guide. This volunteer opportunity is extremely flexible.
Neighborhood House is a multi-service, multi-site organization providing social, emergency, and recreational services to individuals and families in the Greater Portland area. Here's an example: Do you have professional tax experience? Are you a CPA who wants to use your knowledge to support low-income members of our community? Neighborhood House is seeking volunteers with professional CPA experience to help individuals complete their taxes.
Portland Homeless Family Solutions empowers homeless families with children to get back into housing and to stay there long-term. Current volunteer opportunities include helping maintain the grounds on "Weeding Wednesdays" and preparing and delivering meals to be delivered to the shelter.
Do you have a license to drive and a little bit of spare time? Right now, there are older adults and people with disabilities in your neighborhood who need transportation. Why not take someone to the grocery store, a medical appointment, to visit a loved one in a nursing home? Find out more at the link below.
The mission of Soldiers’ Angels is to provide aid, comfort, and resources to the military, veterans, and their families. There are many ways to get involved with Soldiers' Angels virtually from your home, including sending cards, care packages, and baked goods to deployed service members.
Since 1896, Volunteers of America Oregon has worked to change lives by building strong communities. Today, they help thousands of families in the greater Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, areas. One way you can help is by volunteering at their Family Relief Nursery, which provides essential services for families. Volunteers help by serving as role models for at-risk children, as well as by assisting with meal clean-up, laundry, folding clothing, etc.