Opportunity Details

Hunger & Homelessness, Civic & Community

Age Minimum (with Adult): 5+, Minimum Age:16+

Shelter Meal Master or Rockstar Driver (age 5+) Referral

Human Solutions' Emergency Shelter Program includes three shelters for families with kids under 18 and adults identifying as women/non-binary/gender queer experiencing homelessness. These shelters are a temporary home for 220 people every night, about 80 of them children. We provide three meals a day, 365 days a year to all residents, and we depend on the community’s help to accomplish this!

  • We partner with people and communities impacted by poverty so they can achieve long-term housing and economic security.

  • We invest in affordable housing and community assets that contribute to strong, inclusive neighborhoods.

  • We advocate with our community for policies and investments that expand housing and economic opportunity, eliminate wealth inequality and end poverty.

Volunteers can help in several ways – on a regular or on-call basis:
1. Drive to pick-up and deliver food donations.
2. Prepare a hot dinner and deliver it.
3. Make sack lunches and deliver them.

You can choose to feed residents at either of our three shelters, each of which has a different number of residents and all are in East Portland:

  • Family shelter: 120 people (general location: 82nd/Powell)

  • Women/non-binary: 60 people (Mall 205)

  • Women/non-binary: 35 (Gresham)

We have a recipe book to get you started! For more information or to sign up, contact us at volunteer@humansolutions.org or call/text 971.806.7759.

Keywords: free_the_future

Opportunity Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 5 years of age or older to participate in this opportunity; any volunteer under age 16 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone.

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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