Cascade Division

full graphics version

you are here: volunteer » volunteer opportunities

volunteer opportunities

jump to menus


Volunteers are the army behind the Army. The Salvation Army serves thousands of families and individuals every year in Oregon and Southern Idaho. But, it is impossible to accomplish what we do without an outpouring of support from the community. Become a volunteer today and join us in our fight to strengthen our community, one life at a time.

This site lists specific opportunities for the Portland metro area. Please contact the program or corps directly to find out more. To volunteer elsewhere in Oregon or Southern Idaho, contact your local Salvation Army corps.

Volunteer Opportunities by Interest

Activities with Kids

Play, read to, and work with children of all ages; assist instructors in recreational activities

Locations: West Women’s & Children’s Shelter

Duration: Ongoing

Minimum Age: 13

Days Needed: All days

Hours: AM & PM

Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

Assist in volunteer management, scheduling, clerical, statistics, & recognition

Locations: West Women’s & Children’s Shelter

Duration: Ongoing

Minimum Age: 18

Days Needed: Schedule your own hours

Hours: Up to 4 hours per week

Coaches

Assist in coaching basketball, soccer, swimming, & weightlifting

Locations: Moore Street Community & Worship Center

Duration: Ongoing

Minimum Age: 14

Days Needed: Monday - Saturday

Hours: AM, PM, Evening

Computer Club Mentor

Assist in staffing computer clubhouses and facilities; help people of all ages and skill levels; comfortable with computers but technical expertise not required

Locations: Moore Street Community & Worship Center, Rose Center

Duration: Ongoing

Minimum Age: 18

Days Needed: Sunday - Friday

Hours: AM & PM

Emergency Delivery/Produce Distribution

Deliver food boxes & other items to homes

Locations: Gresham Corps & Family Services

Duration: Ongoing

Minimum Age: 21

Days Needed: On call

Hours: On call

Emergency Disaster Response

Disaster project coordinator, disaster fundraiser, canteen team leader, radio operator, field response team, event coordination, educational displays. Group opportunities available.

Locations: Divisional Headquarters

Duration: Ongoing

Minimum Age: 18

Days Needed: To be scheduled

Hours: To be scheduled

Facility Maintenance & Groundskeeping

Light repair and facility maintenance; painting, plumbing, electrical, and gardening. Group opportunities available.

Locations: Divisional Headquarters, Gresham Corps & Family Services, Moore Street Community & Worship Center, Rose Center, White Shield Center, West Women’s & Children’s Shelter

Duration: Ongoing

Minimum Age: 18

Days Needed: All days

Hours: Set own hours

Food Box Preparation

Pack boxes & stock shelves. Group opportunities available.

Locations: Some Family Services offices

Duration: Ongoing

Minimum Age: 16

Days Needed: Monday - Saturday

Hours: AM & PM

Food Preparation & Service

Assist in food preparation and service; food handlers license preferred. Group opportunities available.

Locations: Moore Street Community & Worship Center, Rose Center, White Shield Center, West Women’s & Children’s Shelter

Duration: Ongoing

Minimum Age: 18

Days Needed: All days

Hours: AM & PM

Interpreters

Ability to interpret for clients, all languages; needed most Spanish, Russian, French and sign language interpreters

Locations: Emergency Disaster Services, Moore Street Community & Worship Center, Rose Center, White Shield Center, West Women’s & Children’s Shelter

Duration: Ongoing

Minimum Age: 16

Days Needed: On call

Hours: On call

Mentor

Be a role model and friend to clients of all ages on-site and off-site outings

Locations: Moore Street Community & Worship Center, Rose Center, White Shield Center, West Women’s & Children’s Shelter

Duration: Ongoing

Minimum Age: 18

Minimum Age: 21 (White Shield Only)

Days Needed: All days

Hours: AM, PM, on call

Receptionist/Clerical

Answer phone, assist in responding to public inquiries, light clerical, filing, etc…

Locations: Moore Street Community & Worship Center, Rose Center, White Shield, West Women’s & Children’s Shelter and Divisional Headquarters

Duration: Ongoing

Minimum Age: 16

Days Needed: All days

Hours: AM & PM

Special Events Assistant

Assist in planning and managing fund raising and special events

Locations: Divisional Headquarters, Emergency Disaster Services, Gresham Corps & Family Services, Harbor Light Center, Moore Street Community & Worship Center, Rose Center, White Shield Center, West Women’s & Children’s Shelter

Duration: Occassional

Minimum Age: 16

Days Needed: As needed

Hours: Varies

Teachers, Assistants & Tutors

Teach current or new class offerings for children, adults, and seniors; assist an instructor; or tutor a student with school studies

Locations: Emergency Disaster Services, Moore Street Community & Worship Center, Rose Center, White Shield Center, West Women’s & Children’s Shelter

Duration: Ongoing

Minimum Age: 16

Days Needed: All days

Hours: Varies

Van Driver/Transport

Drive Salvation Army vans for events and tours; pick-up donations; run errands, and take clients to appointments using various vehicles. Valid driver's license and driver's test required

Locations: Emergency Disaster Services, Moore Street Community & Worship Center, Rose Center, White Shield Center, West Women’s & Children’s Shelter

Duration: Ongoing

Minimum Age: 21

Days Needed: On call

Hours: Varies


Main Menu

The Salvation Army Cascade Division

about us

News

social services

donate

volunteer

kroc center

www.salvationist.org

our sponsors

corporate partners

media

foundations

worship centers

worship centers

events

divisional calendar

christmas

our work

domestic violence

addiction & substance abuse

disaster relief

homelessness

poverty

senior outreach

teens in crisis

kids in need

volunteer

volunteer opportunities

salvation army locations in oregon & southern idaho

thrift stores

divisional headquarters & portland metro locations

other oregon locations

idaho locations

Search


Tell a Friend

Contact Us

© 2014 The Salvation Army