Opportunity Details

Civic & Community, Health & Wellness

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

Assist Men in Recovery by Helping in our Kitchen (age 18+) Referral

As a kitchen volunteer, assist the cook with food prep, cleaning, and cooking.
 Assist the cook, Lydia, by chopping veggies and fruit and create salads for the residents, staff, and alumni.
 Clean and organize the food storage and cooking supplies

You will be taking part in creating delicious food for residents who are trying to change their lives and live a life of recovery. Food plays a huge part in how we build community at Men’s residential Center.


• Comfortable around kitchen duties i.e. using knives, handling food
• Ability to stand for the majority of the shift, lift items that are about 25lbs, and work in warm kitchen
• Desire to assist the cook in whatever duties need to be completed
• Possess (or obtain a food handler’s card)

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

Shifts are Monday-Friday, 9am-lunch time (changes daily, but is never past 12:00pm), we would like to have a volunteer every day, but we are fine with it being multiple volunteers.

Men’s Residential Center: A one-year chemical dependency and cognitive restructuring program utilizing therapeutic community, evidence-based practices, and compassionate accountability to provide our clients with the opportunity to make the choices to engage in recovery both from their disease of chemical dependency and from their criminal lifestyle/harmful thinking patterns.

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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