Opportunity Details

Civic & Community, Family Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Solicit Gift Donations for Annual Hike & Bike (age 18+) Referral

Raise funds for Al Forthan Scholarship, a scholarship for students who come from families impacted by addiction. Seek out businesses to donate (i.e. gift cards, gift baskets, items) for our annual Hike & Bike event.
• Visit different businesses, tell them about the Al Forthan Scholarship and our event, and ask if they are able to donate anything.
• Write tax receipts and thank you notes to businesses that donate

The Hike & Bike takes place every year on the last Saturday of July, so person can spend all year seeking donations. You can make their own schedule.

Your efforts will support scholarships that impact many inspiring students. Last year we awarded 82,000 in college scholarships.


• Comfortable communicating with different businesses and asking for donations
• Desire to learn about the Al Forthan Scholarship and promote it
• Ability to work independently

• The availability to become a long-term member of the community.

Our Mission: To change lives by promoting self-determination, building strong communities and standing for social justice.

From at-risk youth to victims of domestic violence, recovering addicts and seniors, Volunteers of America Oregon provides a range of supportive and empowering services to our area's most vulnerable populations - and works with them to rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.

Today, through the dedication of more than 300 staff members and 600 volunteers, we help thousands of families in the greater Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington areas. We serve men, women, and children with a continuum of services, touching individuals from all walks of life, from the youngest to the oldest.

We are passionate about finding innovative solutions to our community's most intractable social problems. Our comprehensive programs focus on three main areas: children and family, public safety/substance abuse treatment, and senior services.

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!

**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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Volunteers needed through 6/17/2021

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