Current Volunteer Opportunities


Thanks for visiting our Current Opportunities page. Please see below for short-term, long-term, and one-time volunteer opportunities.

Please click on this Volunteer Application link, and fill it out to get started with a short or long-term volunteering opportunity at Friendly House!

Send an email if you would like to volunteer with a one-time event or project. Email

If you would like to volunteer as a group, please fill out our  Group Volunteer Application, linked here.  When viewing current volunteering opportunities, an asterisk (*) indicates a potential group project.

Short-term & Long-term

Older Adult for an Older Adult: A Senior client is looking for a Friendly Visitor for companionship.  This Senior is looking for a volunteer who is also an older adult, is active, and enjoys the outdoors as well as attends community events.

Friendly Visitors to Assist with Housework:  We have a Senior Program client who would like someone to assist her with household projects and chores as well as transportation to and from the grocery store.  As the weather gets nicer she is also hoping to have someone help with yard work. This opportunity is in the Skyline area of Portland. Requires approximately two days per week, two hours per day equaling 4 hours/week.

Dedicated Volunteer Needed in Preschool: Our preschool needs your help! Monday-Thursday 1:30-2:30.  Play with kids, assist with activities, help with clean-up. If you’d like to stay longer than one hour each day, we’re happy to have you.  Required to enroll in Oregon’s Criminal Background Registry. Please contact Children’s Programs Director, Ida Lombardozzi, if you’re or 503-935-5266.

A Friend: A gentleman living off of NW Northrup and NW 20th would like someone to stop by once a week or so for companionship.  His last volunteer used to come over and play games with him.  He loves doing crossword puzzles and has a very infectious laugh.  He doesn’t get out too much because he has some issues with his feet.  He has no gender preference or time restrictions that we know of.



“Free Store” Clothes Distributor: Help hand out donated clothes to families in need Thursday April 9th from 11:30-3:30 or 4-6pm.

Newsletter Folding: We need some volunteers to help us fold our Gay & Grey newsletter for news and resources for LGBT Older Adults once a season.  It would be great to have 2 or 3 people.

Summer Camp Fliering: In anticipation for our upcoming youth summer camp, we need 1-2 volunteers to help put up fliers around the neighborhood.

Spring Cleaning/Yard Work: It’s that time of year again! We’re looking for some volunteers to help clean out some of the homes of our senior clients [may entail light lifting, organizing, and yard work].



Mailing Volunteers: Help get news from Friendly House out into our community! We need a solid group of individuals to help with our monthly distribution of newsletters, invitations, and fliers on a semi-regular basis.

Bingo Caller at Meal Site: We are looking for a committed person to be the bingo caller every week. This person will-

  • Commit for at least six months.
  •  Be available to call BINGO every Tuesday, 1-3pm, at the Irving Street meal site
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Loud voice
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Serve as a liaison between BINGO players, Friendly House and First Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Food Box Organizer: We are looking for a dedicated volunteer who is able to attend to the food box approximately once per month. This person will:

  • Organizing food
  • Disposing of expired food
  • Picking up food from Food Front (periodically)
  • Communicate with Community Services as needs arise.

Graphic Designer: We are in search of someone who is able to help us with multiple project; creating flyers, posters, postcards, etc… If you are interested in using your skills and getting a great non-profit on your resume, please apply.

Afterschool Helpers:  Come help out in our afterschool program. We need people to help kids with homework, and assist teachers during activities. Work with Chapman School kids and our Project Return program, which provides the same afterschool care for children experiencing Homelessness. Your help is appreciated.

*Monthly Flyering: We’re looking for volunteers who can commit to posting flyers and newsletters at designated places around town on a monthly basis–grocery stores, community bulletin boards, etc. Some in NW but many others maybe in your neighborhood. Usually the first week each month. (4-8 volunteers)

*House Chores: We’re always looking for volunteers who can help seniors with one-time house chores and/or errands. Vacuuming, cleaning a kitchen or bathroom, organizing, taking items to Goodwill, grocery shopping. Sometimes these are on short notice. Please let us know if we can contact you when these projects pop up.

Internships: We often have internship opportunities for students & others wishing to develop relevant professional skills & gain experience in a social services setting. Internships may include seniors, children, families, administration, events and more.

Senior Program/SAGE Volunteer Orientations: The last Wednesday each month, 6-7pm, you can learn about the latest and ongoing opportunities to work with seniors. RSVP required.volunteer-tutor

 Contact our Volunteer Coordinator with questions.

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