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Opportunity Details

Potluck in the Park Meal Service (age 12+) *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 is requiring all volunteers to be fully vaccinated and to be masked during service. 

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 in various locations. 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!

Potluck in the Park Details:

  • Potluck in the Park takes place at the North Park Blocks. The location is around the sculpture at NW 8th and Glisan, in the parking lot of the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA).

Meal Service Activities Include:

  • Helping to unload food and supplies

  • Setting up and organizing in preparation for the meal service

  • Serving hot or cold food to guests as they come through the line during meal service

  • General clean-up which includes but is not limited to wiping down tables and picking up trash

  • Helping to take down canopies and load supplies into the Potluck vans at the end of service

Volunteer Requirements:

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

  • All volunteers must be fully vaccinated

  • We are requiring all volunteers and guests to wear masks even with the state requirement lifted.

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.


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  • We ask that volunteers are 12 years of age or older to attend this project. We do make exceptions on a case by case basis where a volunteer is younger than 12 years old, but we reserve the right to restrict them to areas appropriate to age and stature. Any volunteer under age 16 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone.

  • If you plan to bring your children or other guests to the event, you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team. You can then sign up your team for 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 503-200-3355.

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Age Minimum (with Adult): 12+, Minimum Age:16+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

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  • Choose an existing team you're already a member or captain of, or
  • Create a new team to sign up.

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