Become a Program Night Volunteer to Empower Homeless Youth!

As always, the Hands On Portland Community Project Calendar has MANY opportunities, but not all opportunities meet the Concordia University Service Learning guidelines requiring direct work with individuals and directness in addressing community needs. Any re-posted opportunities to this blog meet the Concordia Guidelines.

Below is a re-posted opportunity from Kids First Project in partnership with Portland Homeless Family Solutions that’s coming up and is available for registration through Hands On Portland’s Community Project Calendar.

Become a Program Night Volunteer to Empower Homeless Youth! (age 8+)

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This awareness provides the resources for children that are experiencing homelessness. You can help these children reach their full potential by freeing up time for parents so they can get proper training on job skills and ultimately breaking the cycle of poverty.

Volunteers run this entire program; volunteers of all ages have the option of becoming a tutor for a child. Whether you’re interested in background work or interacting with children, your impact makes all the difference.

You can make a commitment and help these children up to 3 times a week or come and help out once.

Time/Locations:

Portland Homeless Family Solutions

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 6-7pm

 

Sign up by expressing interest here to join this group of volunteers at Hands on Greater Portland to help those children who are struggling though poverty and homelessness.

 

After expressing interest, the volunteer leader / coordinator will contact you to confirm participation and provide directions for this opportunity.
**Concordia University’s Service Opportunity Blog often reposts opportunities from our community partners that have limited volunteer capacity. Always check directly with the community partner or referring agency to register, as Concordia’s Office of Service Leadership does NOT guarantee availability at community partner opportunities**

 

As always, the Hands on Portland Community Project Calendar has MANY opportunities, but not all opportunities meet the Concordia University Service Learning guidelines requiring direct work with individuals and directness in addressing community needs. Any re-posted opportunities to this blog meet the Concordia Guidelines.

Below is a re-posted opportunity from Transition Projects that’s coming up and is available for registration through Hands on Portland’s Community Project Calendar.

Cook It Up: Meal time at Clark Center

TRANSITION PROJECTS

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:30pm-7:30pm

3 Spots Left

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 5:30pm-7:30pm

2 Spots Left

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 5:30pm-7:30pm

6 Spots Left

Join a dynamic team of volunteers to prepare, cook and serve dinner to the residents of Transition Projects’ Clark Center! Using items available in the Clark Center’s food pantry in combination with items provided by volunteers, we’ll prepare the meal together and serve it to the residents in this 90-bed transitional housing shelter for men.

To Sign-up for this project, visit the Hands on Portland Cook it up: Meal time at Clark Center Project Page, scroll to the bottom, and click ‘sign up’. After you sign up you will receive more information.

**Concordia University’s Service Opportunity Blog often reposts opportunities from our community partners that have limited volunteer capacity. Always check directly with the community partner or referring agency to register, as Concordia’s Office of Service Leadership does NOT guarantee availability at community partner opportunities**

Volunteer with JOIN – our Fall Urban Experience Partner!

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Each fall, Concordia students partner with JOIN to learn more about those experiencing homelessness in the Portland area and how than can contribute to alleviating the negative affects of homelessness on individuals and the community.  To learn more about JOIN’s immersion program, check out this link.

JOIN exists to support the efforts of homeless individuals and families to transition off the streets and into permanent housing.

What: JOIN is seeking volunteers for a brand new computer lab designed to help folks conduct job searches, fill out housing applications, create resumes, and more!

When: Volunteers’ schedules would be flexible and you could choose which day and time you want to come in. JOIN is open Monday-Friday 10-3.

Who: This position would be a good fit for someone who has experience writing resumes, knows how to work printers and feels comfortable interacting with others. With this position you would be doing a variety of tasks depending on what people’s needs are. Some of our folks don’t know how to type, so you may help someone type up a resume. You may help people search for open apartments or fill out applications, help folks with printing needs, direct people to job searching websites and show folks how to set up an email account.

Sounds great! Where do I sign up? Contact DiJonnette at dijonnettemt@joinpdx.org and check out JOIN’s website for additional opportunities!

**Concordia University’s Service Opportunity Blog often reposts opportunities from our community partners that have limited volunteer capacity. Always check directly with the community partner or referring agency to register, as Concordia’s Office of Service Leadership does NOT guarantee availability at community partner opportunities**

Volunteer with Tracktown USA

Volunteer Opportunity with TrackTown USA and IAAF World Indoor Track Championship

This event is an unique opportunity to work with an international organization and participate in the largest event from a sport perspective that Portland has seen.

**Event Takes Place March 2016**

Positions are available with varying dates and times depending on area of interest and availability. Some of the positions are accommodation, athlete hospitality, community programs, hospitality and catering, operations, clean up, spectator services, and many others. Knowledge about track and field is not required.

This is an international event and should be one of the largest events from a sports perspective that Portland has seen. In addition to that, the students involved will work with the dignitaries and presidents from multiple country’s athletic communities so the professional experience will be invaluable for later jobs! Our goal is to get about 50 students from Concordia on board and work with them to provide a unique experience and a rewarding opportunity!

Contact

Sawyer Franz -Volunteer Coordinator

cell: 303-908-0268

http://gotracktownusa.com/volunteers/

Volunteer with the NE Emergency Food Program

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Northeast Emergency Food Program 

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Afternoons

The Northeast Portland Emergency Food Program’s mission is to provide families and individuals in need with several days worth of groceries. We also strive to provide healthy choices and more fresh fruits and vegetables than your typical food pantry. We also offer clothing for the whole family.

Volunteering with us helps those families in need and enriches the life of the person volunteering. We really are a community of people helping people. When you volunteer with us, receive food from us or donate to us, you are joining that community and making a serious difference in many peoples’ lives.

Volunteers get to see the truly diverse nature of Portland that is often unapparent. Walking into out waiting room on a busy day is like being in a global village, with several languages being spoken, and adults and children all about. If you like, you could learn the numbers in Vietnamese or learn how to say Good Afternoon in Russian. Or you can share with someone your favorite recipe for eggplant or fresh garden rhubarb.

The Northeast Emergency Food Program food house exists for two reasons. We exist as a place to serve people and as a place for people to serve others. It has never been about just the food, it’s about the people. We are a community center for those in the Cully neighborhood and beyond. We also happen to give away over 700,000 pounds of food every year.

Opportunity Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 14 years of age or olderto participate in this opportunity.
  • Wear Closed Toed Shoes

 

Contact Person: Howard Kenyon, Program Manager
Location: Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 4800 NE 72nd Ave., Portland, OR 97218
Phone: (503) 284-5470
E-mail: nefp@emoregon.org

Website: http://emoregon.org/NE_food_program.php

Volunteer with Store to Door – Grocery Shop with/for Seniors!!

As always, the Hands On Portland Community Project Calendar has MANY opportunities, but not all opportunities meet the Concordia University Service Learning guidelines requiring direct work with individuals and directness in addressing community needs. Any re-posted opportunities to this blog meet the Concordia Guidelines. Below is a re-posted opportunity from Portland Community Gardens that’s coming up and is available for registration through Hands On Portland’s Community Project Calendar.
Grocery Shop for Seniors in Hollywood (all ages)
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Do you like to grocery shop? Would you enjoy helping seniors and people with disabilities maintain their independence and heath? Join us to grocery shop for homebound seniors and people with disabilities.

Think of it as a fun in-store scavenger hunt for a great cause!

Store to Door is a local nonprofit that supports independent living for Portland-area seniors and people with disabilities by providing a low-cost, volunteer-based grocery shopping and delivery service.

Store to Door received a Governor’s Award for Outstanding Nonprofit Volunteer Program in 2014 and this year, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Dedicated volunteers like you make our services possible. 

Here’s what clients have to say:

“It’s made me even fiercer [more fiercely independent] than before!” –Client

“They are the ‘Grocery Angels’…” –Community Member

“Your help is priceless!” –Client

When:

  • Every Wednesday and Thursday morning at the Hollywood Fred Meyer in NE Portland.
  • 8:30am – 12pm

Bring your friends, your kids or simply help out on your own! This is a very family-friendly opportunity.

Contact Barb McDowell at 503-200-3333 ext. 008 or email Barb@StoretoDoorofOregon.org

Note: You will not be responsible for any grocery costs…you simply collect items from throughout the store.

To sign up for this opportunity, go to the Hands on Portland website, and scroll down to the bottom of the webpage.

After expressing interest, the volunteer leader / coordinator will contact you to confirm participation and provide directions for this opportunity.

**Concordia University’s Service Opportunity Blog often reposts opportunities from our community partners that have limited volunteer capacity. Always check directly with the community partner or referring agency to register, as Concordia’s Office of Service Leadership does NOT guarantee availability at community partner opportunities**

Volunteer with Blanchet House in Downtown PDX

As always, the Hands On Portland Community Project Calendar has MANY opportunities, but not all opportunities meet the Concordia University Service Learning guidelines requiring direct work with individuals and directness in addressing community needs. Any re-posted opportunities to this blog meet the Concordia Guidelines. Below is a re-posted opportunity from Portland Community Projects that’s coming up and is available for registration through Hands On Portland’s Community Project Calendar.

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Blanchet House (Ages 12+)

Our Mission

 “To feed, clothe, and offer shelter and aid to those in need.”

 In the beginning, the mission of the Blanchet House was to provide free hot meals to those individuals who found it difficult, for many reasons, to provide for themselves. Armed with a resolve to make a difference the founding fathers, with help from donors and donations alike, were determined to offer up one of life’s basic needs-food.

 Today, Blanchet offers breakfast, lunch and dinner six days a week, with Sundays being a day of rest. With frequent donations from various food partners throughout the city, Blanchet is able to serve up generous portions of fruit salads, garden salads and whatever the main entrée happens to be on that particular day. The types of volunteer opportunities that are available here at the Blanchet House are all based around food service.

When: (Mondays-Saturdays)

Breakfast- 6:30 am to 7:30am (volunteers arrive by 6:00am)

Lunch- 11:30 am to 12:30pm (volunteers arrive by 11:00 am)

Dinner- 5:00 pm to 6:00pm (volunteers arrive by 4:30pm)

Interested?  Visit Hands On Portland’s Volunteer Calendar to sign up!

Full opportunity address and directions will be sent to you by e-mail after you sign up. With over 5000 volunteers spots fill up fast. There is room for up to 12 volunteers per meal service.

After expressing interest, the volunteer leader / coordinator will contact you to confirm participation and provide directions for this opportunity.
To sign up for this opportunity, go to the Hands on Portland website, and scroll down to the bottom of the webpage.

**Concordia University’s Service Opportunity Blog often reposts opportunities from our community partners that have limited volunteer capacity. Always check directly with the community partner or referring agency to register, as Concordia’s Office of Service Leadership does NOT guarantee availability at community partner opportunities**

Volunteer to Serve a Meal in Washington County!

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HomePlate is a weekly meal program serving young people who are unstably housed in Washington County. We offer them a hot meal, a shower, a movie, games, conversation, and other resources: employment, housing, education assistance.

Supplying dinner is our biggest need. The meal will serve about 40 people, which includes your group and other volunteers. Together, volunteers will prepare a main dish, salad, fruit/vegetable, 1 gallon of milk, and 1 gallon of juice. Dessert and bread are welcome but optional.

We are looking for people who enjoy hanging out with young people, providing a listening ear, and offering positive role-modeling.

HomePlate supports the positive development of young people experiencing homelessness or housing instability through community building, education, access to services and resources, and youth empowerment. HomePlate offers young people who are unstably housed in Washington County a place to eat a hot meal, take a shower, watch a movie, be listened to, and get resources.

Sign up through Hands on Greater Portland, must be 18 years or older. 

5:30pm to 8:30pm on Thursdays at 494 E Main St., Hillsboro

email  amy@homeplateyouth.org with questions and visit Home Plate’s website for more details on other Volunteer Opportunities http://www.homeplateyouth.org/volunteer

Homework Help for Refugee Children

As always, the Hands On Portland Community Project Calendar has MANY opportunities, but not all opportunities meet the Concordia University Service Learning guidelines requiring direct work with individuals and directness in addressing community needs. Any re-posted opportunities to this blog meet the Concordia Guidelines. Below is a re-posted opportunity from Portland Community Gardens that’s coming up and is available for registration through Hands On Portland’s Community Project Calendar.

Homework Help for Refugee Children (age 16+)

Kateri Park is an apartment complex in close-in SE Portland that is home to many low-income families, including many refugees. We run a Homework Club for resident children who need a little extra help and can’t get it at home because the parents don’t speak, read or write English.

We’d love for you to get involved! You will have a great time working with kids from Somalia, Ethiopia, Burma and Nepal, and you’ll really make a difference. All you need is patience, flexibility, the ability to explain things simply and a curiosity about kids from another culture.

Homework Club runs every Monday-Thursday from 2:45 – 4:30pm during the school year. It is organized by the Resident Services program, assisted by students from the PSU Capstone Project.

Come in and help out one time, or commit to one or more afternoon per week!

Sign up below to join a group of Hands On Greater Portland volunteers for an afternoon of fun with some awesome and energetic kids.

Time/Location:
Mondays, and Wednesdays 2:45-5:00pm

Full opportunity address and directions will be sent to you by e-mail after you sign up.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:45-5:00pm
6 spots left
Monday, September 21, 2015 2:45-5:00pm
7 spots left
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 2:45-5:00pm
7 spots left
Monday, September 28, 2015 2:45-5:00pm
7 spots left
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 2:45-5:00pm
7 spots left

After expressing interest, the volunteer leader / coordinator will contact you to confirm participation and provide directions for this opportunity.
**Concordia University’s Service Opportunity Blog often reposts opportunities from our community partners that have limited volunteer capacity. Always check directly with the community partner or referring agency to register, as Concordia’s Office of Service Leadership does NOT guarantee availability at community partner opportunities**

Volunteer with the Sunshine Division – MANY Opportunities

Sunshine DivisionWe offer food assistance six days a week at our warehouse and 24 hour food assistance through our partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, who store Sunshine Division food boxes at each police precinct to be dispatched at any time. We also provide no-cost, bulk food and food boxes to 15+ local hunger relief non-profits serving Clark, Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah counties.  In addition to food relief, we offer new and gently-used clothing in our on-site clothing room and fund new school clothes for low income children through our Izzy’s Kid’s program which pairs a Portland police officer with a child for a one-on-one shopping experience.

Volunteer as a Clothing Room Assistant, Clothing Sorter, Food Pantry Assistant, or Food Pantry Greeter

Where: 687 N Thompson Street, Portland, OR 97227

When: These are ONGOING Volunteer Opportunities!  Hours and days are flexible, but Sunshine Division is looking for folks who can commit ~2 hours a week to their organization.

Descriptions of Each Volunteer Opportunity are clickable below:

Clothing Room Assistant Job Description

Clothing Sorter description

Food Pantry Greeter Job Description

Food Pantry Stocking Assistant Job Description

Interested?  Download and fill out the Sunshine Division Volunteer Application

Questions?  Contact Melissa Gittelman at melissa@sunshinedivision.org