Volunteer at Neighborhood House

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Neighborhood House is always looking for great volunteers.

Whether you are an individual or part of a group, a senior or a teenager, 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.

Individual volunteer opportunities range from visiting with a senior to distributing 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

(Updated as of 5/1/2017)

After-School Academic Support and Enrichment Activities with Youth and Family Services 

We're seeking high-energy volunteers to work at our youth programs. Most opportunities are after school (approx 2:30-5:30pm) at our After-School locations in North and Southwest Portland. If you enjoy working with kids and want to have a positive impact in the community, then our youth programming could be a perfect fit for you!  

Volunteers Needed to Help Feed Hungry Families in SW Portland

Email elaplante@nhpdx.org to learn more.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9-5pm
Thursdays: 12-8pm  
Shifts from 2-6 hours available; call to learn more: 
503-246-1663, x2117

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 Marc Czornij at 503-246-1663 x2117 or mczornij@nhpdx.org to discuss how you can help.

Put Your Graphic Design Skills to Use for a Great Cause!

Email sgordon@nhpdx.org to learn more.

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@nhpdx.org or 503-246-1663 ext. 2119 to find out more about the short- and long-term projects we have coming up.

Language Translation Services Needed

Email mhaviland@nhpdx.org to learn more.

Multiple programs are in need of language translation assistance for our clients: 
The top language needs are:
- Chinese
- Mandarin
- Russian
- Farsi

Family Volunteer Nights at the Emergency Food Box Program!

Every first Tuesday of the month (aside from Summer Break Months)! RSVP REQUIRED. 
Email mczornij@nhpdx.org to get your name on the list!

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 January, February, March, April, May, September, 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 Marc Czornij at 503-246-1663 ext. 2117 or mczornij@nhpdx.org.

More Volunteer Opportunities:

Meet Stephanie

Jennifer and Emma

A 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, and particularly enjoys the expressions on students’ faces when they finally understand something with which they have been struggling. 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," she says.