Opportunity Details

Children & Youth Education, Health & Wellness
Families, Low-income Communities, Other
Other,Collecting, Sorting & Packaging

Age Minimum (with Adult): 4+, Minimum Age:13+

Kids! Sort & Package Supplies for Families @ Portland Center (age 4+) *Hands On*


Join Northwest Children's Outreach (NCO) in an effort to help Portland-area families provide for their children. NCO accepts donated toys, clothing, books, baby gear, hygiene items and more. Volunteers like you process these donated items to be distributed to families in need. Depending on the shift, we may be sorting recently donated items or fulfilling orders and packaging items for families. NCO works with agencies that directly serve low-income families and foster children in Oregon. The items donated, sorted and packaged by you and other volunteers make a big difference for local families - and it's a lot of fun!

The Portland NCO Center is located at 335 NE 18th Ave in Portland. Note: this project takes place in a warehouse setting; please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Water will be provided.

For volunteers:

Please do not park in the alley spaces adjacent to the building.

Those spaces are reserved for others.

Please park along one of the streets close to Portland NCO Center instead.

*This project is closed to all volunteers seeking to fulfill court-ordered community service hours. Click here for opportunities that are appropriate for court-ordered service.

In case of inclement weather: NCO follows the policy of the local school district and is closed when the schools are closed.

Donations - NCO accepts and appreciates donations, however large or small, from volunteers. You're welcome and encouraged to gather any gently-used baby or children's items (clothing, toys, gear, books) that may be in your home or neighborhood to donate. Thank you!

To learn more about Northwest Children's Outreach, visit: http://northwestchildrensoutreach.org/.

*Note that NCO is a faith-based nonprofit and there may be a short prayer at the beginning of the project. Volunteers of all faiths are welcome and each volunteer may choose whether or not they wish to participate in the prayer.


Project Requirements:
  • Volunteers must be 4 years of age or older to attend this project; any volunteer under age 14 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone.

  • All volunteers under age 18 are required to bring a Youth Volunteer Release Form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Please download, complete, and bring this waiver with you on the day of the project.

  • If you plan to bring children or guests you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team, then sign up your team for this project.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: You are responsible for ensuring that everyone signed up through your team attends - only sign up team members who have confirmed their availability. Teams that repeatedly sign up, but do not show up or show up with fewer volunteers than they signed up, may be removed. To add or remove team members from a project, click on "My Account" and then "My Teams," above.

Click "Sign Up" below to reserve your spot! Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3355.

Keywords: _kids_ , free_the_future

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