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Age Minimum (with Adult) - 18, Minimum Age - 18+, Skill Category - N/A Verified Volunteers Level:

PROPER'S Thanksgiving Feast-ival (age 18+) Referral


Passionate cooks, helpers, and food donations needed to spread the love at PROPER's 13th Annual Thanksgivng Feast-ival!

In collaboration with Po’Shines Café de la Soul & Celebration Tabernacle Church, PROPER is hosting its 13th annual Kenton Thanksgiving dinner for the community from 12pm - 4pm on Thursday, November 28th. The dinner will include all the Thanksgiving favorites, including vegan and vegetarian options, and will host live (and lively) music & entertainment, storytelling, holiday resources, and the opportunity to come together as a united community across all lines.

We have 2 goals for this event: 

  • Treat 1,500 people to a home away from home experience! Meaning delicious dinners made with skill and love, live music from the community, and a welcoming attitude of humble service!

  • Provide the the absolute finest Thanksgiving dinner experience of its kind!

This event could not come together without the help of many pre-event, during, and post-event volunteer positions. Friendly neighborly team-spirit required for all positions!

  • Flyering the neighborhood – Help spread the love! Join the distribution team and walk in the community to hand out and post invitations. 

  • Cook or bake – Experience and food handler’s license required, traditional, vegan & vegetarian, ingredients and professional kitchen provided, meals may be prepared in advance where presence is not required on event day

  • Food Donations - perishable and non-perishable Thanksgiving-related items, such as turkeys and hams, or paper-goods, coupons, and vouchers for other food items.

  • Event set up – Wear comfortable attire, ability to lift 20 lbs without assistance

  • Prep food before the event – Hand/wrist dexterity needed, be a team player, let us know if you have allergies

  • Serve food at the meal itself - Hand/wrist dexterity necessary (please note, there are limited spots available for actual meal service)

  • Cleanup - Wear comfortable attire, ability to lift 20 lbs without assistance

  • Be a part of the Entertainment - Call Robin at 503-890-5393 (music, storytelling, etc.)

  • Spanish translator - ¿Hablas español? (flyer translation, friend maker)

  • Wall of Gratitude -(long or short) write what you are thankful for to add to the Wall of Gratitude to encourage others. Quite a telling of our human experiences and a broad perspective of what it means to be thankful. Send to

  • Administrative/office - before and after the event, help with phone/direct communications, data entry, other administrative event support.

Shifts are typically 2-4 hours depending on the position:

  • Wednesday, 2 different shifts within the 4PM to 10 PM timeframe

  • Thursday - 3 different shifts within the 8 AM to 7PM timeframe

PROPER's Holiday Feasts are an extension of our summer networking festivals - always free, family-friendly, vegetarian-friendly and all about "Uniting Community Across All Lines."

“The heart of the PROPER organization’s mission lies in empowering a community to utilize its own internal resources to create positive development and economic growth.”

People Reaching Other People Expecting Restoration (PROPER) seeks to improve communities through pro-active communication and greater awareness by generating open dialogues and lasting relationships between local businesses, organizations, churches and individual people. 

Opportunity Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to participate in this opportunity.

Click on "Express Interest" below if you are interested in helping out -- in the days leading up to the feast-ival and/or on Thanksgiving Day!

**This is a Referral Opportunity, which means it is run directly by one of our nonprofit partners. Once you express interest, someone from the partner organization should follow up with you shortly to discuss confirming you as a volunteer for this opportunity.

**Please note, your hours may not be recorded in your Hands On Greater Portland account since this is a partner-managed opportunity.


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