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Working with People who are Homeless

These placements include food service agencies, housing agencies, multi-service organizations, and immersion experiences that help high school students learn from homeless people.


Blanchet House of Hospitality

  • Contact: Ms. Brittany Brock, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Phone: 503-226-3911
  • Email: volunteer@blanchethouse.org
  • Time of year: All Year
  • Address: 340 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209
  • Website:  

Founder’s Café at Blanchet House is a soup kitchen that serves over 700 meals each day at breakfast (6:30 – 7:30 am), lunch (11:30 - 12:30 pm), and dinner (5:00 – 6:00 pm). Volunteers work with the regular staff, who are formerly homeless men living at Blanchet in apartments above the dining room. There is a great spirit of service here, a good chance to learn about homelessness, and an opportunity to break out of your comfort zone. Blanchet House is one of the oldest service programs in Portland and has a large volunteer pool of over 5000 volunteers, so please keep in mind the schedule does fill up very quickly!


Good Neighbor Center (GNC)

  • Contact: Megan Mornini, Resident Youth Specialist
  • Phone: 503-443-6084
  • Email: kids.ed@goodneighborcenter.org
  • Time of year: All Year
  • Address: 11130 SW Greenburg Rd., Tigard, OR 97223
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The face of homelessness may be closer than you think. Based in Tigard, the Good Neighbor Center is dedicated to providing safe, emergency housing and supportive, empowering services to families. The GNC Children’s Program runs four days a week and serves all school-age children staying in shelter. After school there is a Homework Club followed by activities for the children. During the summer when school is out, we run a ten week, all day Summer School that consists of tutoring, physical activities and daily field trips. Families that have moved out of the shelter and are staying in the area, are eligible to enroll their children in the Summer School.


Goose Hollow Family Shelter

  • Contact: Bethany Rocci, Volunteer Manager
  • Phone: 503-915-8307
  • Email: Bethany@pdxhfs.org
  • Time of year: Winter (November through April)
  • Address: 1838 SW Jefferson, Portland, OR 97201 (First United Methodist Church)
  • Website:

Goose Hollow Family Shelter is a nighttime winter emergency shelter for families with children experiencing homelessness. It is located at the First United Methodist Church of Portland. Homeless families from throughout the metropolitan area are welcome here. Goose Hollow serves up to 24 people nightly, November through April. Families are provided a light meal and continental breakfast, hot showers, laundry, sleeping areas (partitioned for families), and constructive activities for kids. Volunteers are needed to help host, prepare and serve meals, work with children, etc. Goose Hollow is the only shelter for families experiencing homelessness on the west side of the Willamette River. Volunteers must be 18 years old.


Human Solutions (Portland)

  • Contact: Emilie Friedman, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Phone: 503-548-0200
  • Email: efriedman@humansolutions.org
  • Time of year: All Year
  • Address: 12350 SE Powell Boulevard Portland, OR 97236
  • Website:
  • Online volunteer application:

The mission of Human Solutions is to help low-income families and individuals gain self-sufficiency by providing affordable housing, skill development, and family support services. Annually they serve more than 50,000 people in over 17,000 families to move away from poverty and towards economic independence. About two thirds of clients (33,000) are children. Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve meals at shelters, to help with special events, and to work and tutor the children at active after-school programs.


JOIN

  • Contact: Tess Debartolo
  • Phone: 971-347-8138
  • E-mail: volunteer@joinpdx.com
  • Time of year: Summer, Christmas Break, Spring Break
  • Website:

JOIN: Connecting the Street to a Home works to help people move off the streets. Volunteers work the front desk, meeting and greeting people and assigning "barter jobs," scheduling showers, and setting appointments to meet with outreach workers. JOIN also facilitates the Portland Plunge (see below).


JOIN: Portland Plunge

  • Contact: Dermott Smith
  • Phone: 503-232-2031
  • Email: immersion@joinpdx.com
  • Time of year: June 14-21, 2020
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 16490, Portland, OR 97292
  • Website:

The “Plunge" is a week-long, overnight, immersion retreat during which students learn about homelessness in Portland from the people who live it every day. Students reside at the JOIN Center in outer NE Portland and spend time at several agencies all over Portland that support people living on the streets.


Maybelle Center for Community (formerly called “Macdonald Center”)

  • Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
  • Phone: 971-202-7451
  • Email: volunteer@maybellecenter.org
  • Time of Year: All Year
  • Address: 121 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
  • Website:

The Maybelle Center for Community provides outreach and support services to the “forgotten poor" in the heart of Portland, helping the struggling poor to stay in their housing and off the street. Weekly, volunteers visit socially isolated individuals who live in single room occupancy hotels (SROs) and in our own residence in downtown Portland. At the high school level, students are exposed to immersion experiences that help introduce them to the challenges faced by our members, and also to the beliefs that guide our work such as honoring the inherent worth and dignity of every individual irrespective of their circumstances. Contact the volunteer coordinator to learn how to apply.


Rose Haven

  • Contact: Jessica Almroth, Operations and Volunteer Manager
  • Phone: 503.248.6364 x307
  • Email: jalmroth@rosehaven.org
  • Address: 627 NW 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
  • Website:

2020欧洲杯备用网址Rose Haven is a day shelter and community center for women, children, and gender non-conforming folks experiencing homelessness, abuse and other life disruptions. Our mission is to maintain a safe and respectful community, while providing our guests with support and services to assist them in regaining stability in their lives. At Rose Haven we break the cycle of homelessness by providing nutritious meals, clothing, first aid, mailing addresses, hygiene, restrooms, showers as well as educational programs and guidance through medical and social services. Volunteers play a significant role in our daily service delivery, M-F from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. Various volunteer shifts available. We have added a parental waiver to our teen volunteer packet.


SHARE Inc.

  • Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
  • E-mail: volunteers@sharevancouver.org
  • Phone: 360-750-4436 Ext: 309
  • Time of year: All Year
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1209, Vancouver, WA 98666-1209
  • Website:

(Please note: this placement is in Vancouver!) Share operates Valley Homestead and Inn at the Orchard, family homeless shelters, and Share House, a men's homeless shelter in downtown Vancouver. Volunteers may prepare and serve meals to shelter residents, assist with play and educational activities like story hour, child care, and tutoring. Share House also runs a hot meal program open to the public that operates totally on volunteer labor.


St. Francis Dining Hall

  • Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
  • Phone: 503-232-5880
  • E-mail: office@stfrancispdx.org
  • Time of year: All Year
  • Mailing Address: 1131 SE Oak Street, Portland, OR 97214
  • Website:

 

 

2020欧洲杯备用网址St. Francis Dining Hall is located in the lower level of St. Francis Church. Hot meals are served Monday through Friday at 5:00 pm and Sunday at 3:30 pm. Volunteers help prepare and serve meals to guests, many of whom are families.