Volunteer at a partner agency

Step three: Select an agency near you and call or email the contact listed to set up a volunteer shift.

Volunteering at one of Oregon Food Bank's partner agencies gives you an opportunity to make a direct impact, close to home. Whether you help stock shelves, prepare emergency food boxes or help with office or maintenance work, many local agencies can benefit from your donation of time and service.

You'll be volunteering at an independent nonprofit that partners with OFB to distribute food to people who are hungry. Because you're not volunteering directly with OFB, our staff does not lead or schedule the volunteer projects listed below. Information is subject to change, so please call the agency contact directly to find out how and when you can volunteer. Many agencies have limited space, so are best suited to individuals or small groups.

Volunteer at a partner agency in:

Aloha

The Lord's Cupboard
2270 S.W. 198th Ave.
Aloha, OR 97006
www.alohaumc.org
Contact: Linda Smith, smithder@teleport.com, 503-860-6696
or Myra McCarthy, myra.mccarthy@nike.com, 503-332-5717
Opportunities: Volunteers are needed to help stock shelves, assist to pick up orders from warehouse, and help clients shop.
Days and times: Order pick up, Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (includes travel time and product stocking). Help clients shop, Saturday, three shifts, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Stock shelves – days and times depend on donations received.
Requirements: To pick up orders, you must have a valid driver’s license, insurance on your vehicle, and be 21 years or older. To help clients shop you must be 18 or older and able to be on your feet for three hours.

Beaverton
Currently there is no Beaverton partner agency available for volunteer opportunities.

Gresham
Salvation Army Gresham
473 S.E. 194th Ave.
Gresham, OR 97030
Contact: Lorrie Marston, 503-661-8972, Ext. 205
Opportunity: Volunteers help stock pantry shelves, pick up donations and more.
Days: Tuesday through Friday
Requirements: Valid driver's license required for donation pick ups. Criminal background check required for regular volunteers.
Hillsboro

Hillsboro Family Resource Center
451 S.E. Walnut St.
Hillsboro, OR 97123
www.youthcontact.org/Family_Resource_Center.html
Contact: Zoe Kay, 503-844-1688, Ext. 6591, kayz@hsd.k12.or.us
Opportunity: Volunteers pick up orders, restock shelves, take inventory and help with other duties.
Days: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Requirements: Valid license and vehicle required for donation pick ups. Drivers must be able to lift 50 pounds.

Open Door Counseling Center
34420 S.W. Tualatin Valley Hwy, Hillsboro
www.opendoorcc.net
Contact: Robin Addington, robina@opendoorcc.net, 503-748-0415
Opportunities: Volunteers are needed to help with cooking meals served to the homeless through the congregate meal site program.
Days: Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Requirements: You will need your food handlers card for preparing meals. We can help with the cost.

North Portland
Salvation Army Moore St. Center
5325 N. Williams Ave.
Portland, OR 97217
Contact: Jackie Campbell, 503-493-3925
Opportunity: Volunteers help stock pantry shelves, pick up donations and more.
Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Requirements: Valid driver's license required for donation pick ups. Criminal background check required for regular volunteers.
Northeast Portland

EMO Northeast Emergency Food Program
4800 N.E. 72nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97218
www.emoregon.org/NE_food_program.php
Contact: Howard Kenyon, 503-284-5470
Opportunity: Volunteers are needed to stock pantry shelves.
Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Requirements: Volunteers must be able to lift up to 20 pounds. Youth under 16 must have a parent chaperone.

Crossroads Cupboard
2407 N.E. 102nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97220
Contact: Carol Whittington, 503-422-3811
Opportunity: Volunteers are needed to stock pantry shelves. Can accommodate up to 10 volunteers at a time.
Days: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS)
11020 NE Halsey St.
Portland, OR 97220
http://pacsonline.org/
Contact: Kellie Stephens, 503-252-8500 x120
Opportunity: Volunteers are needed in the food pantry, thrift store and more.
Days: Monday through Friday, with various shifts from 9am-1pm and 1-5pm
Requirements: No age restrictions; please call to set up an orientation appointment.

Salvation Army Tabernacle
211 N.E. 18th Ave.
Portland, OR 97232
Contact: Major Raymond Dihle, 503-239-1283
Opportunity: Volunteers help stock pantry shelves, pick up donations and more.
Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Requirements: Valid driver's license required for donation pick ups. Criminal background check required for regular volunteers.

Shaver Elementary School Food Pantry
3701 NE 131st Place
Portland, OR 97230
Contact: Amanda Hart, amandah@metfamily.org or 503-705-1870
Opportunity: Volunteers are needed to help pick up and unload food from Oregon Food Bank, repackage bulk food, stock shelves, and assist with food distribution to families.
Days: Wednesdays
Requirements: Food pickup requires ability to lift 20 to 50 pounds. Spanish language skills desired but not required for food distribution volunteers. Background check required for certain volunteer roles.

Northwest Portland

William Temple House
2023 N.W. Hoyt Street
Portland, OR 97209
www.williamtemple.org/index.htm
Contact: Lael Concordia, 503-226-3021, Ext. 214
Opportunity: Volunteers help organize the food pantry.
Days: Days and times vary
Requirements: Must be 18 or older to volunteer.

Northwest Portland Ministries
2701 N.W. Vaughn St., Ste. 102
Portland, OR 97210
www.nwpm.org
Contact: Kelly Caldwell, 503-221-1224, Ext.105
Opportunities: Volunteers are needed for office work, transportation, recreation and more.
Days: Days and times vary

Lift Urban Portland
www.lifturbanportland.org
2701 NW Vaughn Suite 102
Portland OR 97210
Contact: Erin Goldwater, 503-221-1224 or erin@lifturbanportland.org
Opportunities: warehouse, pantry (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday), gardens, office, loading/unloading food orders, food box delivery drivers, backpack program, cooking/nutrition or health related classes and workshops.

Sandy
Sandy Community Action Center
38982 Pioneer Blvd.
Sandy, OR 97055
Contact: Rita Ezard, 503-668-4746
Opportunity: Volunteers help put emergency food boxes together and clean the food pantry.
Days: Days and times vary.
Sherwood
Willowbrook Food Pantry
19200 SW Edy Road, Sherwood
Contact: Joan Cairns, stringbean67@gmail.com, 503-998-0545
Opportunities: Volunteers are needed to help stock shelves (Tuedays 10 to 11:30 a.m.), pick up food from warehouse (Tuesdays 8:30 to 10 a.m., Friday afternoons), help clients shop (Tuesdays 4 to 6 p.m., Saturdays 9 to 11 a.m.), restock shelves (Thursdays or Fridays for one to two hours)
Requirements: Youth under 15 must have a parent chaperone. To pick up orders, you must have a valid driver’s license, insurance on your vehicle, and be 21 years or older. To help clients shop you must be able to be on your feet for three hours.
Southeast Portland

SnowCAP
17805 S.E. Stark St.
Portland, OR 97233
Contact: Kari, 503-674-8785, Ext. 36
Opportunity: Volunteers drive trucks, help with computer work in the office, interview clients, pack food boxes, assist with food drives, speak to the public, write newsletter articles, serve on commitees, help with special events and more.
Days: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Good Roots Community Church
1908 S.E. Courtney Rd.
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Contact: Tony Iannetta, 503-654-0507
Opportunity: Volunteers are needed to help with registration and with stocking pantry shelves.
Days: Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays

FISH Emergency Services
1335 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
www.fishemergencyservice.org
Contact: Jim Arnold, 503-233-5533
Opportunity: Volunteers are needed to fill emergency food boxes, organize the clothing room or help with clerical work.
Days: Monday through Thursday

Alder Elementary School Food Pantry
17200 SE Alder Street
Portland, OR 97233
Contact: Stephanie Barnard, stephanieb@metfamily.org or 503-255-4673, Ext. 8820
Opportunity: Strong volunteers needed to unload and stock food on shelves.
Days: Tuesdays, 8:30 to 11 a.m.
Requirements: Ability to lift 20 to 50 pounds.

Lynch View Elementary School Food Pantry
1546 SE 169th Place
Portland, OR 97233
Contact: Ginny Scelza, ginnys@metfamily.org or 503-762-7264
Opportunity: Volunteers are needed to help pick up and unload food from Oregon Food Bank, repackage bulk food, and assist with food distribution to families.
Days: Food pickup: Wednesdays, food distribution: Thursdays
Requirements: Food pickup requires ability to lift 20 to 50 pounds. Spanish or Russian language skills desired but not required for food distribution volunteers. Background check required for certain volunteer roles.

Southeast Community Church of the Nazarene
5535 S.E. Rhone
Portland, OR 97206
Contact: Gary Glick, pdxmang@msn.com, 503-895-6102
Opportunities: Volunteers are needed to drive, answer phones, pack food boxes, stock food, interview clients and do office work.

Southwest Portland
Neighborhood House
7780 S.W. Capital Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
http://nhpdx.org/index.html
Contact: Kelly Cowen, 503-246-2663, Ext. 5108
Opportunities: Volunteers are needed for transportation and emergency food box distribution.
Days: Days and times vary.

St. Luke Lutheran Church
6835 S.W. 46th Ave.
Portland, OR 97219
http://www.stlukechurch.com/6835
Contact: Judy Willis, 503-246-2325
Opportunities: Volunteers are needed to help with emergency food box distribution and meal service for clients.
Days: Last Saturday of the month.

Potluck in the Park
O'Bryant Square Park, S.W. 9th and Washington
Portland, OR
Contact: Mary Hunger, smilingcat444@gmail.com or 503-255-7611
Opportunities: Meal set up, serving and clean up.
Days: Every Sunday at 2 p.m., rain or shine.
Tigard
King’s Kindness / Portland Vineyard Church
14460 S.W. 114th Ave.
Tigard, OR 97224
www.portlandvineyard.org
Contact: Darlene Moore, connect@portlandvineyard.org, 503-684-8225
Opportunities: Volunteers are needed to help stock shelves, pick up food from warehouse, shop with clients, help with registration and phones, carry food boxes to vehicles, break down boxes, clean the facility or work in the garden.
Days: Tuesdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m., and Thursdays 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., depending on position
Requirements: Youth under 16 must have a parent chaperone. To pick up orders, you must have a valid driver’s license, insurance on your vehicle, and be 21 years or older. To help clients shop you must be able to be on your feet for three hours.
Vancouver

FISH of Vancouver
1309 Franklin Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
www.fishvancouver.org
Contact: George Kaufer, 360-921-8090
Opportunity: Volunteers help with food sorting
Days: Monday through Friday. Times vary

Share, Inc.
1115 W. 13th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
www.sharevancouver.org
Contact: 360-750-4436 or Volunteers@sharevancouver.org
Opportunities: Vary. Can accommodate groups of 20 volunteers.
Days: Days and times vary