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Why Volunteer?

  1. Gain job and leadership skills
  2. Make yourself a better candidate for scholarships and college admission
  3. Do something challenging
  4. To feel good
  5. Make a new friend
  6. Do something to make a difference in the community

Volunteer Opportunities

Click on a non-profit below & contact them with a phone call. If you are not sure how to go about asking for a volunteer opportunity - see Ms. Centurion!

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue

Oregon Food Bank

Friends of Multnomah Falls

Habitat for Humanity-Mt. Hood Chapter

Snow Cap

My Father's House

SOLV - Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism

Big Brothers Big Sisters-Portland

Guide Dogs for the Blind, Boring OR

Catholic Charities of Portland


Red Cross of Oregon

Zarepath Kitchen

Gresham Parks and Recreation

Loaves and Fishes

Legacy/ Mt. Hood Medical Center

Hands On Greater Portland

Volunteer Match

Food Handlers Permit

The State of Oregon requires a Food Handler's Permit for anyone working in any food service industry.

The link provided allows you to take it online and there is information about the closest office to take it in person.

Fees to take the exam is about $10.