Community Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY LISTING

ODVA Veteran Volunteer

ODVA Veteran Volunteer Program

Volunteers provide many important functions throughout the Medical Center and help make our patients' stay more enjoyable. Volunteers can perform a number of services, and a volunteer's talents are closely matched with one of our many assignment.

ODVA is expanding its Veteran Volunteer Program statewide! If you're interested in becoming a volunteer and are 18 years of age or older, please fill out the form on the ODVA website. Everyone is welcome, regardless of whether or not you served - you can make a difference in veterans' lives!

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Volunteers will locate and educate aging veterans about state benefits as part of the outreach effort.
  • Volunteers will educate veterans and community partners about VSO services, provide other state and federal resource information, and encourage veterans and their families to connect with those services.
  • Volunteers will develop and maintain relationships with local community partners and VSO’s.
  • Volunteers will work to improve the Volunteer Program and provide feedback to the Veteran Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Volunteers can work closely with ODVA Trained and Accredited County Veteran Service Officers (CVSO’s)Volunteers can collaborate with County VSO’s in developing, planning and implementing outreach to local aging veterans

Time Commitment: One year or more, 8-10 hours a month.


 

Team Rubicon 2

Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon is an international disaster response nonprofit that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly provide relief to communities in need.

Currently assisting with Mass Vaccination Clinic happening at Oregon Convention Center.

Roughly 70% of Team Rubicon volunteers are military veterans. Many of the skills gained in the military – things like emergency medicine, small-unit leadership, logistics, experience in austere environments – translate well to disaster response. Military service does not define a Team Rubicon member, nor is it required. Many of our volunteers are pulled from the civil service sector. Firefighters, medical professionals, law enforcement officers, teachers, and mental health providers are among the diverse careers held by TR volunteers.

The only prerequisite required for volunteering with Team Rubicon is a commitment to service. As a Greyshirt, you will be responsible for providing immediate and impactful aid to communities affected by disaster. If you are willing to raise your hand to help those in need, we’re ready to get you in a grey shirt.

Disaster relief requires a breadth of skillsets and experience. Team Rubicon offers various training tracks – from chainsaw operation to heavy equipment to disaster technology – to our members. If you consider yourself “unskilled” don’t worry, we’ll train you up.


 

Do Good Multnomah

Do Good Multnomah supports Veteran-centered communities that inspire dignity, sustainability, and purpose.

Founded by veterans, and with over 10 years of experience in assisting the houseless population in Portland, Do Good Multnomah is a non-profit organization that partners with the community to provide permanent supportive housing and low-barrier emergency shelter to houseless Veteran. We emphasize relationship-building, one-on-one engagement, supportive services, and direct community participation, changing the way we serve houseless Veterans.

Note: Currently not taking volunteers due to COVID, not expected to be permanent.


 

VA Van

VA Portland Healthcare System

Volunteers provide many important functions throughout the Medical Center and help make our patients' stay more enjoyable. Volunteers can perform a number of services, and a volunteer's talents are closely matched with one of our many assignments.

Volunteer Opportunities:

We've listed some of the ways you can volunteer below. However, if you have special skills to offer, please call us so we can discuss how you can best use your talents to help our Veterans.

  • Volunteer Van Drivers Help pick-up outpatients receiving chemotherapy, dialysis, radiation therapy, and other outpatient appointments. To fill this role, you must have a current drivers license and automobile insurance and pass a physical exam. Hours: 7 a.m. to noon, or noon to 5 p.m.
  • Guest Shuttle Drivers (Vancouver Campus) Help outpatients in our large parking areas with access to the Vancouver Campus. To fill this role, you must have a current driver's license. Hours: 8 a.m. to noon, or noon to 3:30 p.m.
  • Office Assistant Volunteer Help different medical or administrative offices in the medical center. Duties include filing, answering phones, and greeting and directing patients. Hours: 8 a.m. to noon, or noon to 4 p.m.

Feed the Mass

Feed the Mass 

Bringing people together through food and education. Promoting awareness, inclusion, and importance of healthy cooking and eating.

Feed the Mass is a non profit organization that educates people about nutrition, cooking, and healthy lifestyles. Food empowerment is important to every day life!

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • With your help, they can do great things for the community!​
  • Kitchen Help (Prep, Cooking, Packaging Food)
  • Ambassador Drivers
  • ​Partnership Delivery Drivers
  • Whatever skill you want to give to the community!

NOTE: Due to the pandemic, Feed the Mass has to collect detailed information for the safety of our volunteers and the people we serve. 


 

Transition Projects

Transition Projects

Whether by helping a homeless veteran and her family find housing, sheltering hundreds of people each night with nowhere else to turn, or opening new pathways to employment, Transition Projects represents an invaluable part of Portland's social fabric.

For over 50 years, Transition Projects has delivered life-saving and life-changing assistance to some of Portland’s most vulnerable residents. Whether by helping a homeless veteran and her family find housing, sheltering hundreds of people each night with nowhere else to turn, or opening new pathways to employment, Transition Projects represents an invaluable part of Portland’s social fabric.

 

Annual Veteran’s Stand Down Event

Normally held at Portland’s Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 11th,

https://www.tprojects.org/how-help-events/portland-veterans-stand-down

Note: Currently not taking volunteers due to COVID, not expected to be permanent.


 

PAVE Portland 2

PAVE - Paws Assisting Veterans

Everyone can volunteer to help us and we really appreciate you sharing your time and expertise with us. However, some of our volunteering opportunities depend on your location. For example, you need to live within 30 min drive of Portland to become a Temporary Boarder.

Please bear in mind that PAVE needs different types of volunteers at different times. We cannot guarantee that the opportunities listed above will always be available but any help you give will be invaluable.

If you are interested in any of the volunteering roles above, please send us an email to info@paveusa.org  detailing what your interests are as well as you availability (Weekdays, Weekends, Morning, Afternoon).

As a PAVE volunteer you become part of our small family.  Thanks for your interest!

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Puppy Raising
  • Temporary Boarding
  • Volunteer Driving
  • Event Planning
  • Marketing (Photography
  • Public Speaking
  • Hosting a Table at Events
  • Grant Writing

 

Clackmas County

Clackamas County Volunteer Connection

Clackamas County Volunteer Connection is a vital link for volunteer engagement. We lead the community in volunteer activities which assist seniors, people with disabilities and residents lacking resources and in need of social services.