Be a force for kindness and healing for our communities, and give in ways that matter. Check out these great places to volunteer. Virtual opportunities are available as well to provide support from home. Check the link for each listing for details.Less
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keep lands and waters healthy and safe for the lives of many in Oregon. As a volunteer, you will find ways to get involved and give back to nature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.