Opportunity Details

Potluck in the Park Recycling and Clean Up Crew (age 16+) *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.

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. 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 will be held underneath the Hawthorne Bridge Meal times and shift times remain the same. We may not have protection from the sun/rain, so dress accordingly for the weather.

  • Volunteers should check in no earlier than 3:00pm and no later than 3:15pm.

Recycling and Clean Up Crew Activities Include:

  • Monitoring disposal of trash and food into proper receptacles

  • Collecting, cleaning and organizing of trash, recycle and compost bins

  • Washing dishes and sweeping after service

  • Helping to load supplies into Potluck truck at end of meal service

Volunteer Changes:

  • This project is no longer accepting groups of more than 10. Teams of more than 10 people MUST email Bethany (bethany@potluckinthepark.org) to request permission to bring a large group. It is only with the EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION of the Volunteer Coordinator that teams over 10 members will be accepted.

*You will receive an email from Hands On Greater Portland if you have successfully signed up your team. You can also check or update your team sign ups through your volunteer account.

Need help creating or signing up a team or are you unsure if your team has the correct number of slots reserved? Email teams@handsonportland.org or call 503-228-9131.

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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Youth Volunteer Release Form.
Remember to give this to the person running check-in!

  • You must be 12 years of age or older to attend this project; any volunteer under age 16 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone.

  • All volunteers under 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/additional volunteers 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. Questions? Email teams@handsonportland.org 

  • 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: log in to your volunteer account and click "Manage My Team" next to the appropriate upcoming opportunity.

Click "Sign Up" below to reserve your spot! Need help signing up? Call Hands On at 503-226-9285.

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

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

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