Volunteer with Impact NW

Dedicated volunteers advance our mission every day!

Thank you for considering a volunteer position or internship with Impact NW. We offer a variety of opportunities from one-time only, seasonal projects to on-going commitments. Our goal is to design a volunteer experience that meets your needs and the needs of the organization and our clients. We love working with individuals, retirees, interns, corporate groups and teams!

If you are looking for any of the following, Impact NW may be the place for you!

  • Team building opportunities
  • A way to give back to your community
  • A place to share your skills or mentor
  • Educational or professional experience

Click “I Want To Volunteer” to begin the application process, or click “View Open Volunteer Opportunities” to show a list of all available positions.


volunteers have joined our team since 2012.


hours and counting have been graciously donated by our volunteers.


has been generated by our volunteers’ work since 2012.

Volunteer Application Process

  • Initial Interest & Application

    Potential volunteers indicate their interest in volunteering by clicking the button above. The Community Involvement Manager contacts the volunteer to determine the best site placement and shares the agency volunteer application.

  • Background & Reference Check

    Upon completion and submission of the volunteer application, the Community Involvement Manager conducts a background check for the volunteer. Some positions may also require a driving record check and/or fingerprinting.

  • Placement

    Potential volunteers participate in an interview with their program supervisor. After the interview, if both the potential supervisor and the volunteer feel the position is a good fit, a tentative work schedule is determined for the volunteer.

  • Orientation & Training

    All volunteers receive training for their specific assignment as administered by their immediate supervisor.

  • Ongoing Supervision

    Ongoing supervision is provided to the volunteer by their immediate supervisor.

Fall Volunteer Opportunties

Tutor or be a Classroom Assistant this Fall

Our SUN and SHINE schools need help making their school based programs a success. Ages 15+ are welcome to help make school fun at our elementary, middle, and high school sites. Flexible hours and scheduling, schedule varies from site to site.

Lead Activities at Schools across Portland

Gain valuable skills as a class leader! Teach students about a variety subjects or help with activities such as drama, botany, sports, arts and crafts, music, dance, language and more. Ages 16+ are welcome to teach!

Lead Classes for Seniors

Provide low-impact dance instruction to seniors from a wide range of backgrounds and levels of dance experience, or provide instruction and support for a small group of new and experienced quilters and sewers. Have another special skill or craft you’d love to share? Contact us!

Transportation for Seniors

Local seniors need your help getting to appointments and maintaining independence. Volunteer drivers assist seniors with running errands and visiting their community by providing safe, reliable transportation (no personal vehicle necessary; must have insurance and a valid driver’s license).

Student Internship Supervisor

Help youth groups while they engage in healthy after-school activities that reconnect them with their community. Help youth build appropriate work skills and connections for increased success in school and in life. Locations across Portland, site placement and scheduling is flexible but Saturday availability really helps!

Already a volunteer with us?

If you have already completed a volunteer application, please click the Volunteer Login button below – do NOT fill out another application. If you have forgotten your password, please send an email requesting a password reset to volgroup@impactnw.org.