Volunteer Opportunity In North Portland Focused on Food Insecurity

Neighborhood House in conjunction with Multnomah County and SUN Schools opened a food pantry in April at Chavez k-8 school. The food pantry is based off of Neighborhood House’s Emergency Food Box program that allows families to “shop” through the pantry at no cost. Distribution is every Wednesday from 5:00-6:30pmWe are looking for volunteers who would like to help families walk through the pantry during distribution. No prior experience required, just a willingness to participate in direct service in the North Portland community.

For questions, or more information, please contact Siobhan McGowan via email at smcgowan@nhweb.org or phone at 503-916-5260 ex71430

Volunteer with the Northwest Down Syndrome Association (NWDSA)

On Saturday, May 31st, 2014 from 8:00am-1:00pm up to 15 volunteers are needed to provide child care to children with Down syndrome and their siblings while their parents attend a training session.

The NWDSA works to create and nurture a loving and inclusive community celebrating every person with a disability, including Down syndrome. The NWDSA accomplishes this mission by empowering and supporting families and individuals who have been touched by a disability. The NWDSA works to increase education, promote public understanding and acceptance, work toward full inclusion, and defend the civil rights of individuals with disabilities. Through the service opportunity, you will have practical interaction with children and families that experience Down syndrome.

Contact Pamela Dye for more information

Email: pdye@nwdsa.org

Volunteer Tutoring Kids After School

After school program through Bridgetown ministries:

“Monday-Friday, 2:30-5pm located in North Portland (8750 N. Columbia Blvd. Portland, 97203- Apt. #4) We help with their homework Mon. through Thurs. Friday being Fun day where we do activities with them! We would love to have volunteers come any day that would work for them. Every day of the week we typically get 15-20 kids.”


Brittany Baisley


Volunteer at Trinity Lutheran School

Trinity Lutheran School

5520 NE Killingsworth

Portland, OR  97208

Extended Care 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm is looking for tutors to help with tutoring students from K-8th grade in literacy, math, and other subjects. Contact Vicki Orlow-Brandt, vbrandt@trinityportland.org, 503-288-6403 ext. 219 or Joy Mueller, jmueller@trinityportland.org, 503-288-6403 ext. 203. Needed All Year around and could use 2  or more tutor volunteers

Cully Youth Farmer Project  located on Trinity Lutheran’s school campus–. Do you enjoy gardening education and getting your hands in the soil with K-8 students? Trinity is looking for volunteer help with the community garden Wednesdays September-November and March – June

10:45-11:15- Kindergarten

12:30-1:00-1st and 2nd grade

1:05-1:35-5th and 6th grade

1:40-2:10- 7th and 8th grade

15 minutes before and/or after class could use your help, too, in preparing lessons and closing up lessons! Plus we cook in the kitchen with our fresh produce and spices. Great fun! Come and join us!

Contact Diane Tevlin, diane.tevlin@gmail.com or Joy Mueller, jmueller@trinityportland.org for more information. Needed 2 or more volunteers from September-November and March-June.

– See more at: http://volunteer-opportunities.cu-portland.edu/#sthash.GBseR6W3.dpuf

A New Chance to Volunteer with SUN School

Madison SUN School is currently seeking culturally competent individuals to volunteer with their diverse high school student population. Their mission is to provide a system of care providing social and support services to youth, individuals and families that lead to educational success and self-sufficiency.  Within the SUN Service System, SUN Community Schools are the school-based service delivery site for a comprehensive set of services including educational, enrichment, recreational, social and health services.

They are specifically looking for volunteers/interns for the following positions:

  • ​​African-American mentoring group intern
  • African Immigrant mentoring group intern
  • Latin@ mentoring group intern
  • ACT Prep class assistant
  • Scholarship Thursdays assistant
  • Culturally specific food pantry assistant

For more information contact:

Annie Fidler


Extended Day Coordinator

Madison SUN CS High School

Volunteer to Help St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

Red Frog Events and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital is reaching out to let you know that we’re currently looking for volunteers for GREAT URBAN RACE PORTLAND!! We’d love to have your students help out!

Great Urban Race is a fast-paced puzzle where your city holds the pieces. Teams solve clues, tackle challenges and race for cash prizes in this all out test of smarts and speed!

Our Great Urban Race volunteers do everything from Packet Pick-Up where our racers check-in, to selling merchandise, monitoring the course and cheering on participants at the finish.  Volunteer shifts are about six to seven hours long depending on the specific race start and finish times, and each volunteer receives a Great Urban Race Volunteer t –shirt!

Date: April 12, 2014

Volunteer Shifts Available

Volunteer Shift: 10am – 5pm or 6pm

*Shift start time is subject to change based on final race times (will be two hours prior to first heat start)

Link to Sign-Uphttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1numby7x6EASgIJYXBX7SZza9S_YFk2ymnZZZGkY3aLk/viewform

Here is some more information regarding our company and the race:



Volunteer Opportunity With The Boys and Girls Club

  • Who?               Elementary (1st-5th) age students
  • What?              College Day
  • When?             Friday, March 7th, 2014 from 3:30-6pm
  • Where?            Boys & Girls Clubhouses throughout Vancouver
  • Why?               To expose our kids to college and promote a college going atmosphere
  • General Overview
    • Our goal for this event is to expose over 650 elementary age youth to college, the college experience and the opportunities available to college students. Activities will be planned by BGC staff and college student volunteers.
  • How you can help
    • We need college students to volunteer their time! Our hope is that we can have a group of student athletes and a group of non-athletes. Generally, our student athletes run a small sports clinic in the gym or a tournament in the games room (pool, ping pong, etc.) The non-athletes we would hope to come bring something they love to do to share with our kids. For example, science students could share an experiment or art students could create an awesome piece of artwork that the kids could watch them create or something else that inspires them.
    • We would ask our volunteers to be at the designated club by 3:30pm and they would be done by 6pm
    • We would especially love to have CU students there too because we will have Luther at their site as well!


Jenny Thompson │ College Prep Coordinator

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington

4040 Plomondon St. Vancouver, WA 98661

360-313-5693 │ collegeprep@mybgc.org


Volunteer Opportunity With the Northwest Down Syndrome Association (NWDSA)

On March 1st 12 Volunteers are needed for children ages 0-5 and their siblings. The need is from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

The NWDSA works to create and nurture a
loving and inclusive community celebrating every person with a
disability, including Down syndrome.
The NWDSA accomplishes this mission by empowering and supporting
families and individuals who have been touched by a disability,
including Down syndrome. We work to increase education, promote public
understanding and acceptance, work toward full inclusion, and defend
the civil rights of individuals with disabilities. Our vision embraces
professionals and the cross disability community.

For more information contact:

Amy Geoffroy



Internship Opportunity

Portland Fruit Tree Project hosts three to four interns per season. Internship focus varies depending on time of year, and current needs / activities. PFTP internships are generally unpaid. If you are interested in hearing about future internship opportunities, contact Bob bob[at]portlandfruit.org  or call 503-284-6106.
Program Coordinator

Portland Fruit Tree Project


5431 NE 20th Ave

Portland, OR 97211