Opportunity Details

Hunger & Homelessness
Homeless, Low-income Communities, Other
Cleaning,Food Preparation & Meal Services,Caring for People,Mentoring/Youth Development

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

Games, Snacks, & Friendship (age 18+) *MLK Weekend 2020*

Join us in honoring the legacy of Dr. King through meaningful service to our community: "Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve."
-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Do you like playing scrabble? How about blackjack? Enjoy handing out snacks or helping give out free clothing? Perhaps you like conversing, or listening to fascinating life stories? Then come on down and spend an evening volunteering with the diverse patrons of Operation Nightwatch!

Volunteers play an important role in providing assistance, openness, and social companionship to those who come through our doors each night. Upon your arrival at 6:15 we will provide an orientation so you'll know how the evening will proceed. This orientation provides important information about safety, so please arrive on time!

The Nightwatch Hospitality Center is a sanctuary for people living with homelessness, mental illness, addiction and/or poverty in downtown Portland. Serving coffee and sandwiches to up to 130 guests, we provide a comfortable atmosphere for guests to socialize, play games, develop friendships and for our volunteers to be able to reach out to people who are disenfranchised from others. Our Hospitality Center offers our guests a safe, warm place to go when nothing else is open, and know they can find a welcoming, respectful environment. We welcome each person who comes to us, just as they are. No one is required to conform to any particular belief or faith practice in order to receive our services.

Project Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to attend this project.

  • If you plan to bring 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. In the spirit of creating an atmosphere where people from all parts of our community are coming together to volunteer,

    Team Captains are only able to reserve up to 50% of the spots on any individual MLK Weekend of Service Project. Team Captains are required to provide names and email addresses for each team member (over the age of 13) in order to hold spaces on a volunteer project or they may be removed from the project. Questions? Email teams@handsonportland.org

    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 503-200-3364 or email info@handsonportland.org.

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