Opportunity Details

Hunger & Homelessness
Homeless, Low-income Communities, Other

Age Minimum (with Adult):16+, Minimum Age:16+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Potluck in the Park Recycling and Clean Up Crew (age 16+) *Hands On*

 Hands On Managed projects offer you an opportunity to join a group of volunteers on a done-in-a-day project led by a Hands On Volunteer Leader


Potluck in the Park has been serving a free hot meal to anyone in need since 1991. Every Sunday, rain or shine, 52 weeks a year, we provide a hot meal in downtown Portland at O'Bryant Square. 400-800 Portlanders do not go hungry on Sunday because of Potluck in the Park. We are a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization and we accomplish our mission of providing nutritious food and an atmosphere of community to anyone in need, because of volunteers like you!


Event Details:

  • When the weather cooperates, we serve outside in the park; if it's cold or rainy, you can find us serving directly under the park in the underground parking garage.

  • Volunteers should check in no earlier than 3:00pm and no later than 3:15pm.
     

Volunteer Shift Details:

Recycling and Clean Up Crew (15 people)

Activities may include the following:

  • Monitoring disposal of trash and food into proper receptacles

  • Collecting, cleaning and organizing of trash, recycle and compost bins

  • Washing dishes

  • Sweeping after service

  • Helping to load supplies into Potluck truck at end of meal service

*Please dress appropriately for the 2nd shift as you may be asked to do tasks outside, even when raining.


Volunteer Requirements:

  • All volunteers must sign up below to reserve a spot.

  • Volunteer groups must also sign up below by first creating a Volunteer Team. You can then sign up your team for this project.

  • Teams of more than 12 people MUST email our Volunteer Coordinator, Norm Rice (norm@potluckinthepark.org) to request permission to bring a large group. It is only with the EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION of the Volunteer Coordinator that teams over 12 members will be accepted.

*You will receive an email from Hands On Greater Portland if you have successfully signed up your team. You can also check or update your team sign ups through your volunteer account. Need help creating or signing up a team or are you unsure if your team has the correct number of slots reserved? Email lizzie@handsonportland.org or call 503-200-3364.

NOTE: In order to better communicate with volunteers, Potluck in the Park regularly sends out mailers and newsletters. To facilitate this, Potluck in the Park would like to use the contact information you supply when signing up to participate at Potluck In The Park. Potluck in the Park does not release this information to any other third party. If you do NOT wish to share your contact info with Potluck in the Park, please let the registration staff know on the day and you will be excluded from our e-newsletter and other mailings.

Project Requirements:

  • We ask that volunteers are 16 years of age or older to attend this project.

  • All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian, or - if attending with an adult - have them fill one out at the event. Please download, complete, and bring this waiver with you on the day of the project: Youth Volunteer Release Form. Remember to give this to the person running check-in!

Click "Sign Up" below to reserve your spot!
Need help signing up? Call Hands On at 503-200-3364.

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