Volunteer at Neighborhood House

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Neighborhood House is always looking for great volunteers...
Whether you are an individual, part of a group, a senior or a teen, there is a place for you at Neighborhood House. Neighbors Helping Neighbors is what Neighborhood House has been about for over a century. More than 500 committed and talented volunteers give their time each year, impacting the lives of thousands of children, families and seniors.

Volunteer opportunities range from visiting with a senior and helping distribute emergency food boxes to weeding our community garden. Many volunteers serve as tutors in our afterschool Homework Clubs. Group projects include yard clean-up at a senior’s house, or working to spruce up a child care facility through our Child Care Improvement Project.

Current Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteers needed to Help Feed Hungry Families in North Portland

Our Cesar Chavez SUN School seeks immediate help in the Food Pantry.
Check in visitors, restock shelves, and provide general assistance to community members in need of food, Wednesdays from about 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. We encourage anyone who can help--either once or on an ongoing basis (every week, every other week, or periodically at the volunteer's discretion) to take part in this crucial community service. Please contact Kyrsten as soon as possible at 503-246-1663 x2117 or kjohnson@nhweb.org to discuss how you can help.

Put your GRAPHIC DESIGN skills to work for a great cause!

Want to create visually appealing designs that will educate, move, and inspire our community?
Want to gain hands-on experience designing strategic collateral to help support the work of Neighborhood House?
If you have graphic design and web skills, a professional work ethic, and a good sense of humor, we'd love to hear from you!
Send your resume, work samples, and availability to Mari Yerger at myerger@nhweb.org or 503-246-1663 ext. 2119 to find out more about the short and long-term projects we have coming up.

Family Volunteer Nights at the Emergency Food Box Program!

Volunteering is a great way to get involved in your community and make a difference in the lives of your neighbors. Neighborhood House recognizes that many families would like to instill the value of community service in their children from an early age. Unfortunately, many non-profit agencies are unable to accommodate families with children in their volunteer programs. Neighborhood House would like to extend a warm welcome to families interested in volunteerism by offering an open house on the first Tuesday of March, April, May, October, November and December from 6:00-8:00pm. During this time our Emergency Food Box Program will be open to families interested in stocking pantry shelves, repackaging bulk food items, and/or working in our community garden. This program is Ideal for families with at least one child under 16 years of age.
Please sign up to join us on our next available date by contacting 503-246-1663 ext. 2117 or volunteers@nhweb.org

Pick Up Delicious Produce!

We are in need of a volunteer who can pick up Oregon Food Bank Produce on Wednesdays from about 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., depending on traffic and load times. A van will be provided for this opportunity. If you can commit to helping each Wednesday, please contact us at 503-246-1663 ext. 2117 or volunteers@nhweb.org.

Already a volunteer in the Emergency Food Box Program? Sign up on the calendar here!


Meet Stephanie

Jennifer and Emma

A busy, full-time student, Stephanie still finds time to volunteer four afternoons a week at one of our SUN School Homework Clubs. She loves working with the kids. The best part, she says, is the expressions on students’ faces when the finally understand something they have been struggling with. Stephanie believes the SUN Program makes a real difference in students’ lives: “When some children first arrive they are very shy and quiet, and by the end of the school year they are outgoing and confident. I love seeing that transformation.”