Donate new or gently used children book . Every gently-used donated book is inspected and cleaned by volunteers. You can also be a volunteer ! Tasks include wiping covers, taping torn pages, erasing scribbles, covering inscriptions, and reinforcing worn spines.
Serve a meal and play Bingo with the ladies at Jean's Place!
Volunteers will be asked to bring ingredients to contribute to the meal and the group will prepare dinner on-site to serve to the ladies living at Jean's Place. The volunteer leader will contact each volunteer to instruct you on what ingredients to bring. Everyone will then help facilitate a game of bingo, which will include prizes for the winners! Join us for this unique experience!
A part of Transition Projects, Jean's Place is a transitional housing program for adult, single homeless women.
Times: Multiple sessions available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Do you like to grocery shop? Would you enjoy helping seniors and people with disabilities maintain their independence? Join us to grocery shop for those who are homebound. Think of it as a fun in-store scavenger hunt for a great cause!
Volunteer grocery shoppers receive a client’s grocery list and walk around the store finding each item. At times, the volunteer will need to call a client to ask clarifying questions about missing items or substitutions. Volunteer shoppers are not responsible for purchasing or delivering groceries, just shopping and having fun!
Times: 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sessions: Every Thursday and Wednesday
Wake up your inner artist and join us Monday morning or Wednesday afternoons! We’ve partnered with RIHO at Rosewood and Trash for Peace to provide about 20 kids with a fun recycling art activity. You will volunteer alongside an Art Recycle Leader who will need help engaging youth with a collective art projects like drawing, cut outs, collages etc.
Since this isn't a formal art class- they need flexible, and go-with-the-flow volunteers to come and add your creativity and assistance to the class. Youth for this project range from preschool to elementary.
You will have a great time exploring art with kids from Somalia, Afghanistan, Burma, Iraq, and more. Remember that although we're bringing the kids together for the art project, it's really an opportunity to make a positive connection with the kids, regardless of the activity! Patience, flexibility, and fun are important to bring with you for this project!
Times: There are several sessions between the dates.
Are you a fashionista? Do you love helping women? If so, you may enjoy working in one of the largest closets at Dress for Success Oregon! We have a need for Clothing Organizers to assist with processing our many donations of clothing, shoes and accessories.
The mission of Dress for Success Oregon is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
At our monthly Fashion Sorting Party, the goal is to process as many clothing donations as possible, in preparation to be given to clients. Come lend a hand by helping us:
Sort clothing donations to appropriate channels
Inspect clothing for quality
Steam and iron clothing
Size clothing and shoes
Volunteers will be instructed on the clothing sorting guidelines and procedures upon arrival. Volunteers should be comfortable lifting or moving boxes, bags, or garments.
Times: 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Session 1: Wednesday, September 25th
Session 2: Wednesday, October 23rd
Session 3: Tuesday, December 3rd
Cascade Head is a coastal promontory overlooking the Pacific Ocean that provides critical habitat for native prairie grasses, rare wildflowers, the threatened Oregon Silverspot Butterfly and the Cascade Head catchfly.
During this work party, volunteers will pull Canada thistle and collect native seed from the pinnacle, an area of the preserve that is closed to the public
This session starts out with a 45 minute training/tour.The training includes information on the shelter and animal handling skills and a volunteer session on socializing with the dogs in our outside yards and visiting time in colony rooms with the cats.