Spend Some Quality Time with Our Children and Youth


Help Children Succeed
Neighborhood House programs work to give children, ages 0-18, the tools they need to be healthy and successful in school and life. We help young children get ready for school in our Head Start classrooms and Parenting Program, and 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 find out 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 utilize 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 help with serving meals and monitoring recess and special activities. Hours vary by school.

For more information, contact volunteers@nhweb.org or 503-246-1663, x2117.