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Volunteer at Neighborhood House
This is Our Community
Whether you are an individual, part of a group, a senior or a teen, there is a place for you at Neighborhood House. Neighbors Helping Neighbors is what Neighborhood House has been about for over a century. More than 500 committed and talented volunteers give their time each year, impacting the lives of thousands of children, families and seniors.
Volunteer opportunities range from visiting with a senior and helping distribute emergency food boxes to weeding our community garden. Many volunteers serve as tutors in our afterschool Homework Clubs. Group projects include yard clean-up at a senior’s house, or working to spruce up a child care facility through our Child Care Improvement Project.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers URGENTLY NEEDED to Help Feed Hungry Families in North Portland
Our Cesar Chavez SUN School seeks immediate help in the Food Pantry.
Check in visitors, restock shelves, and provide general assistance to community members in need of food, Wednesdays from about 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. We encourage anyone who can help--either once or on an ongoing basis (every week, every other week, or periodically at the volunteer's discretion) to take part in this crucial community service. Please contact Kyrsten as soon as possible at 503-246-1663 x2117 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how you can help.
Put your GRAPHIC DESIGN skills to work for a great cause!
Want to create visually appealing designs that will educate, move, and inspire our community?
Want to gain hands-on experience designing strategic collateral to help support the work of Neighborhood House?
If you have graphic design and web skills, a professional work ethic, and a good sense of humor, we'd love to hear from you!
Send your resume, work samples, and availability to Mari Yerger at email@example.com or 503-246-1663 ext. 2119 to find out more about the short and long-term projects we have coming up.
Become involved with the Portland Food Project and SUPPORT Neighborhood House!
Become a District Coordinator and recuit Neighborhood Coordinators, provide green bags for donations, information about the program, thank you cards, encourage volunteerism and promote tabling events. Coordinate communication between Neighborhood Coordinators and Neighborhood Hosue. Represent the disrtict at a montly Portland Food Project steering committee meeting. Network with churches and other community organizations. Please contact Kelly Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and visit http://www.southeastfoodproject.com.
Become a Neigborhood Coordinator and start your own route to pick up food donations from your neighbors, coordinate with the District Coordinator to attend local farmers markets, share community service with family and friends. Check out the Portland Food Project online at http://www.southeastfoodproject.com to see how you can make a difference in your community! lease contact Kelly Owen at email@example.com for more information.
Family Volunteer Nights at the Emergency Food Box Program!
Volunteering is a great way to get involved in your community and make a difference in the lives of your neighbors. Neighborhood House recognizes that many families would like to instill the value of community service in their children from an early age. Unfortunately, many non-profit agencies are unable to accommodate families with children in their volunteer programs. Neighborhood House would like to extend a warm welcome to families interested in volunteerism by offering a bi-monthly open house on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 6:00-8:00pm. During this time our Emergency Food Box Program will be open to families interested in stocking pantry shelves, repackaging bulk food items, and/or working in our community garden. This program is Ideal for families with at least one child under 16 years of age.
Please sign up to join us on our next available date by contacting 503-246-1663 ext. 2117 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Aging Services Boutique Assistants!
The Aging Services boutique is in need of volunteers to help organize the boutique by sorting items and folding clothes. A few drivers are also needed to pick up donations for the boutique from Spanky's Consignment Shop on Hall Blvd and Scholls Ferry Road on Fridays.
Please contact 503-246-1663 ext. 2117 or email@example.com for more information about this experience.
Pick Up Food Donations For the Emergency Food Box Program!
The Emergency Food Box program is in need of 1-2 volunteers to pick up dontions of bread from the new Safeway, 8145 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97219, in the morning on Thursdays beginning November 7th. Donations are deliverd to Neighborhood House, 7780 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219. Volunteers use their own vehicles and must pass a driving background check. Lifting is required. Please contact Kelly Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During November and December, Neighborhood House will be itne recipient of food drive donations from Drive Away Hunger. Donations need to be picked up at 2 Jiffy Lube locations, 8655 SW Barbur Blvd and 11150 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy. Donations are deliverd to Neighborhood House, 7780 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219. Volunteers use their own vehicles and must pass a driving background check. Lifting is required. Please contact Kelly Owen at email@example.com.
Drivers Needed for Seniors!
We are looking for volunteer drivers to transport seniors to their medical appointments and shopping errands. This is a great opportunity for volunteers looking for a highly flexible schedule! Volunteers use their own vehicle, appointments are local, and driver and passenger safety training is provided by Ride Connection for free.
Please call our Senior Center for more details: 503-246-1663 ext. 6101.
Pick Up Delicious Produce!We are in need of a volunteer who can pick up Oregon Food Bank Produce on Wednesdays from about 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., depending on traffic and load times. A van will be provided for this opportunity. If you can commit to helping each Wednesday, please contact us at 503-246-1663 ext. 2117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A busy, full-time student, Stephanie still finds time to volunteer four afternoons a week at one of our SUN School Homework Clubs. She loves working with the kids. The best part, she says, is the expressions on students’ faces when the finally understand something they have been struggling with. Stephanie believes the SUN Program makes a real difference in students’ lives: “When some children first arrive they are very shy and quiet, and by the end of the school year they are outgoing and confident. I love seeing that transformation.”