Spend Some Quality Time with Our Children and Youth


Help Children Succeed
2017 Update
We are now accepting volunteers who can regularly commit to a minimum of once-a-week sessions at ALL of our SUN program locations in North and SW PDX. Please call Marc Czornij for more information at 503-246-1663, ext. 2117 or email him at mczornij@nhpdx.org.

Neighborhood House programs work to give children, ages 0-18, the tools they need to be healthy and successful in school and in life. Our Head Start classrooms help young children get ready for school, and our Parenting Program helps their families build effective parenting skills. We also support the development of school-age youth through our SUN afterschool and mentoring programs.

Our volunteers do more than help with homework; they are trusted companions and stable role models. Check out these great opportunities and discover how it feels to make life better for a disadvantaged kid.

Neighborhood House requires a criminal background check for all volunteers working with children and youth.

SUN Afterschool Programs

Are you a retired science teacher? Do you have a special skill you would like to teach to children? Or would you simply enjoy helping a child understand their homework? Come share your time and talent with our students. Neighborhood House’s eight school-based SUN programs rely on volunteer instructors and homework tutors.

Our SUN programs in Southwest Portland are located at Markham Elementary, Jackson Middle, and Robert Gray Middle Schools. Our SUN School programs in North Portland are at César Chávez K-8, Peninsula Elementary, George Middle, and Roosevelt High Schools.

Volunteers can also serve meals, monitor recess, and assist with special activities. Hours vary by school.

For more information, contact Marc Czornij at mczornij@nhpdx.org or 503-246-1663, x2117.