Opportunity Details

Hunger & Homelessness

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

Oregon Food Bank - Fresh Alliance Volunteer (age 18+) Referral

Clackamas Service Center (CSC) is an inclusive "one-stop" community center for individuals and families seeking food relief and resources for improved health, dignity, and stability.

CSC relies on a robust team of volunteers to connect our members to crucial services. Over 300 people volunteer at CSC each year, contributing over 8,000 hours in total. We truly couldn’t do this work without our amazing volunteers!

The project depends on the needs of the Oregon Food Bank Network. Volunteer shifts will take place at Clackamas Service Center. Located at 8800 SE 80th Ave., Portland OR 97206

Volunteers should be prepared to work both indoors and outdoors and be prepared for varying weather conditions. Your shift might entail one or more of the following tasks:

  • Commit for 3 months minimum

  • Unload, sort, and move Fresh Alliance food product

  • Record weight and temperature of Fresh Alliance product

  • Organize and sort produce

  • Assist pantries with loading product into personal vehicles

  • The length of a shift is directly related to the amount of food we receive. The end time is the latest the shift will go, but may end earlier.

  • Volunteers must be able to lift at least 50 pounds from the ground up

  • Comfortable working outdoors

  • Comfortable standing on concrete surfaces for the full shift

  • Must provide your own face mask and wear properly over nose and mouth at all times

  • Must follow/practice social distancing when possible

Keywords: food insecurity, homelessness, hunger, food safety, and donations. 

COVID-19 Information:

The novel coronavirus ("COVID-19") is a contagious and potentially life-threatening disease.  Reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community is a shared responsibility. In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at Hands On volunteer activities, all volunteers are required to:  

  • Follow all COVID safety-rules at their volunteer site or project

  • Wash their hands, at a minimum, before and after their volunteering

  • Maintain physical distancing while volunteering, to the extent practicable

  • Wear a cloth or disposable face covering at all times while volunteering.  

Hands On appreciates your interest in volunteering to help our community in this time of extraordinary need. As part of some volunteer activities, you may risk exposure to COVID-19. If you or any member of your household is experiencing any symptom of COVID-19, or has exhibited any symptom in the past 14 days, please do not sign up for a volunteer activity at this time. Please contact the Opportunity Coordinator if you have any questions about Hands On’s COVID-19 safety rules and the expectations for volunteers. 

Keywords: free_the_future

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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