Court-Ordered Volunteering

If you have community service hours to complete, here are the ways Hands On Greater Portland can assist you - we have found the following guidelines to be helpful: 

Contact Agencies Directly

We recommend you work directly with an agency where you can work repeatedly, or for longer shifts depending on the hours you need to complete. Check the list of organizations below and then contact them to see if they have available opportunities, or go out on the Multnomah County community service work crew, which goes out 7 days per week. For more information contact Mary Lewis at 503.988.3007. You may also browse all our nonprofit partners through our Partner Directory

Keep in mind: if you set up projects with an agency directly, they will be responsible for the final verification of your service. 

We do not provide any documentation of hours volunteered with a Hands On letterhead. If this is a requirement for you, you will need to obtain it directly from the nonprofit where you fulfill your hours.


Explain why you are Volunteering

Some agencies won't work with Court Ordered volunteers, or do so only on a limited basis. Be up front with them and explain why you are calling. Hands On Greater Portland volunteers must sign a waiver that they've never been convicted of or charged with: a violent crime, child abuse or neglect, child pornography, child abduction, kidnapping, rape or any sexual offense, or ordered by a court to receive psychiatric or psychological treatment in connection to that crime.

Unfortunately, if you have been convicted or charged with any of these crimes, you will not be able to use our Project Calendar. Instead, you should contact agencies or the county courts for volunteer opportunities.

We have a few community partners who may be able to support your need for community service hours:

Portland area suggestions:

Impact NW
https://impactnw.org/how-to-help/volunteer/
503.294.7400

The Rebuilding Center 
http://www.rebuildingcenter.org/volunteer/
503.467.4985

Operation Nightwatch
http://www.operationnightwatch.org/
503.220.0438

p:ear
https://www.pearmentor.org/volunteer/
503-228-6677

Portland Columbia Symphony
http://www.columbiasymphony.org/
503-234-4077

Portland Parks & Recreation
http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/index.cfm?c=38304
503.823.5121

Portland Metro
http://www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=24200
503.797.11653

Forest Park Conservancy
http://www.forestparkconservancy.org/volunteer/
503.223.5449

Oregon Food Bank
https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/get-involved/volunteer/individuals-and-families/court-mandated/
971.230.1672

Oregon Humane Society
http://www.oregonhumane.org/get-involved/volunteer/mandated-service/
503.285.7722, ext. 234

My New Red Shoes
https://mynewredshoes.org/volunteerservice
503.451-3571

Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area
https://bgcportland.org/volunteer/
503-232-0077

Washington County suggestions:

Habitat ReStore - Beaverton
https://www.pdxrestore.org/volunteer
503.906.3823

Binky Patrol
https://binkypatrol.org/
binky@binkypatrol.org

Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (THPRD)
http://www.thprd.org/connect/volunteer
503.443.6084

Good Neighbor Center
http://goodneighborcenter.org/support-the-center/
503.443.6084

Cedar Mill Library
http://library.cedarmill.org/volunteer
503.644.0043, x111

Cat Adoption Team
http://catadoptionteam.org/volunteer/mandated-service/
503.925.8903

Oregon Food Bank (Beaverton)
https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/get-involved/volunteer/individuals-and-families/court-mandated/
503.972.2993

The Media Foundation
http://www.newlivesforold.org/volunteer/
503.649.0134

Rebuilding Together Washington County
https://www.togwc.org/volunteer/
503.644.4544

Sexual Assault Resource Center
http://www.sarcoregon.org/get-involved/volunteers/
503.626.9100

Clackamas County suggestions:

Oswego Lake Watershed Council
http://www.oswegowatershed.org/you-can-help/#more
614.565.4363

NAMI Clackamas
https://www.namicc.org/get-involved
503-344-5050

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