Do Good. Feel Good. In Hillsboro!

Find out how volunteering in Hillsboro can impact YOU.

Are you a Hillsboro-serving nonprofit? Click here to submit your volunteer opportunities.

Done-in-a-day opportunities:

Prepare & Serve a Meal for Homeless Youth

1st Thursday of each month
Help HomePlate support young people experiencing housing instability in Hillsboro. Volunteers will work together to plan, prepare and serve a hot meal during HomePlate's weekly drop-in program. Click here to support youth!

Want to explore additional ways to support youth through HomePlate? 
Volunteers are also needed every Monday and Thursday during drop-in hours. These core volunteers develop empowering relationships with youth and serve as positive role models and mentors. Email to learn more.

Ongoing opportunities:

Be a Lunch Host/Hostess at Hillsboro Senior Center

Ongoing: Committment varies
The Hillsboro Community Senior Center is seeking a host or hostess to assist with dining room operations at their daily (M-F) lunch service program. Each Host/Hostess is assigned one repeating day per week and duties may include: set up/clean up, selling meal tickets and collecting donations at the food distribution line. Our ideal Host/Hostess is friendly, responsible and works well with both staff and patrons!
Click here to put your hosting skills to work!

Support the Hillsboro Farmers' Markets!

Ongoing: Committment varies
Your help is needed to make the Hillsboro Farmers' Markets be successful centers of community connection and produce! You could be the go-to person for visitors and vendors in the Information Booth, lead fun and engaging family activities with the Market Sprouts program, or be an all-around helper (one-time or ongoing) as Special Event Support! The Markets run from April to October, so there's plenty of time and options where you can lend a hand.
Click here to see all options and get involved at the markets!

Help Hillsboro Kids Discover the Joy of Reading with SMART

Ongoing: Committment varies
Support children’s literacy in your community and inspire a love of books and readingProvide individual reading attention that allows young children to gain confidence in their reading ability. As a SMART Reader, you'll read one-on-one with children for 1 hour per week from now until May. If you're not able to commit to a weekly session, apply to be a substitute reader.
Click here to become a reader!

SMART Hillsboro Site Coordinator

Ongoing: Committment varies
SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) is a book and reading program that engages community volunteers to help PreK-third grade children become confident readers by providing one-on-one read aloud time, valuable adult mentorship, and books to take home and keep. Site coordinators will work with elementary school staff to schedule students and volunteers and to provide program oversight during reading sessions. The SMART Site Coordinator is essential to ensuring that a SMART program is able to open at a school. Click here to support children's literacy in Hillsboro!

Empower and Advocate for Older Adults

Ongoing: Committment varies
Elders in Action is a nonprofit organization that advocates for older adults, provides meaningful volunteer opportunities and works to build an age-friendly community. It is the only program of its kind using trained volunteers to provide personalized assistance to older adults who are living independently and who want to stay that way. Duties are varied and scheduling is flexible. Click here to advocate for Hillsboro elders!


Help Tuality Healthcare Patients & Families

Ongoing: Varied hours available
Our volunteers at Tuality Healthcare
are caring people of all ages and experiences that are committed to providing a compassionate, healing environment for our patients and their families. Volunteer roles are available in the birth center, gift shop, info desks, nursing units and more. Click here to learn how you can become a Tuality volunteer!

Get Involved with Hillsboro Parks & Rec

Ongoing: Committment varies

The City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department is an award-winning and nationally accredited parks and recreation agency. We are dedicated to providing diverse, innovative and exceptional recreational and cultural opportunities that enrich the lives of our citizens.

We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities and we are happy to work with you or your group to find the best volunteer placement based on your interests or needs. Volunteer assignments can be taylored to be a one-time project or can be an ongoing commitment to a specific program. Click here to find a project through Hillsboro P&R!

Volunteers needed most at Hillsboro Community Senior Center, Jackson Bottom Wetlands, and Walters Cultural Arts Center.

Drive Veterans, Seniors and People w/Disabilities

Ongoing: You set your own schedule
Do you enjoy driving? Make a direct impact on someone's life by driving them to the grocery store, a medical appointment, a family visit or anywhere else they might otherwise have difficulty accessing. Click here to drive neighbors in need!

Care for Animals at Bonnie L. Hays Shelter

Ongoing: 2 hours/week
Do you love animals? Share that love and ensure that stray animals are given the care they deserve. Volunteers walk dogs, clean kennels, socialize cats, do laundry and dishes, and much more. Click here to care for cats and dogs!

Support Bicycle Accessibility & Advocacy

Ongoing: Committment varies
The Bicycle Transportation Coalition promotes bicycling as transportation, protects cyclists' rights and improves infrastructure. Volunteer roles include newsletter editor, event coordinator, membership coordinator, and mechanic.

Become a Leader for Hillsboro

Ongoing: Committment varies
The City of Hillsboro is dedicated to providing visionary leadership, delivering vital services, and fostering collaborative partnerships that enhance Hillsboro's hometown livability. Click here to join a commission, committee, or board!

Keep the Hillsboro Police Looking Sharp

Ongoing: Committment varies
Do you have sewing skills? The Hillsboro Police Department has a volunteer tailor position! The volunteer taylor hems pants, attaches patches and stripes to uniforms and more. Click here to put your sewing skills to work!

Past Hillsboro Volunteer Opportunities Include:

Feed Your Community with Salvation Army TVC

Ongoing: Committment varies
The Salvation Army's Food Pantry helps feed individuals and families in need of food. Volunteers can show compassion through the action of helping others. You can be a part of the solution by transporting much-needed food to the Salvation Army Pantry.
Click here to be a food delivery driver!

Graphic Designers and Photographers Needed

Ongoing: Committment varies 
Hillsboro Schools Foundation is an all-volunteer board consisting of business, community and education leaders that fundraises for innovative education programs in Hillsboro. We're currently looking for graphic designers and photographers on an ongoing basis to help with graphics for events, web sites, brochures, and social media. Click here to lend your artistic eye to HSF!

Lead a Community Class at REACH

Ongoing: 2-4 hours/month
The Maples Apartments provide quality, affordable housing for seniors in Hillsboro. Lead an educational, arts and crafts, or exercise activity and you'll be helping residents build community while staying healthy. Click here to share your skills!

Be a Daytime or Overnight Shelter Host

Ongoing: Varied hours available
Family Promise provides shelter, meals, help, and hope to Hillsboro families experiencing homelessness. Daytime hosts welcome and socialize with families at the day center. Overnight hosts secure the building at night and sleep in a private room at the church shelter.

Teach Seniors Money Management Skills

Ongoing: 2-4 hours/month
Are you good with money? In just 2-4 hours each month, you can help protect vulnerable adults from financial abuse, eviction, utility cut off, and loss of independence. Click here to share your money management skills!