At Impact NW we seek volunteers who are passionate about helping people improve their quality of life and live independently.
Many positions do not require previous experience, only the desire to give of your time and talents. We encourage you to contact us if you have a special skill to share and don’t see an opportunity to match it below.
Housing & Safety Net Services
Each month, individuals and families come to Impact NW seeking assistance with their utility bills and rent, as well as cash assistance for items they need but cannot afford such as work clothes, specialized tools and food. In addition to these emergency services, Impact NW offers short term case management and bi-lingual information services. The goal is to provide basic needs, while offering linkages to programs and services that are designed to support independence and economic self-sufficiency. How Can I Help?
Youth & Family Services
Helping students succeed in school is a powerful way to prevent inter-generational poverty. Impact NW provides educational programs and support services to students in schools throughout the Portland metro area. Programs engage parents and community members in children’s education, while reaching students most at risk of dropping out or participating in unhealthy activities. Through each of our youth programs, families can gain access to Impact NW’s array of anti-poverty services that promote safe, stable home environments and support healthy growth and development. How Can I Help?
Early Childhood & Family Services
Impact NW’s Early Childhood Family Services help children ages 0-5 grow up to lead happy, healthy and productive lives through two distinct, yet similar programs: Parent Child Development Services and Healthy Start. Activities in both programs promote the consistent nurturing, healthy development and school readiness of at-risk children as well as build sustaining, supportive connections between under-served families and the communities in which they live. How Can I Help?
Seniors & Adults with Disabilities
Impact NW believes that people living in the later stages of life and individuals with disabilities can thrive when they are able to remain in their own homes, surrounded by the community with which they are familiar. Our services for seniors and adults with disabilities are giving people the support they need to be healthy, active engaged members of our community. How Can I Help?
Development & Special Events
Impact NW’s Development Department supports the work of our programs with annual events, grant writing, fundraising, volunteer coordination, communications and marketing. Volunteers help with everything from Sand in the City to planning committees and social media! The Development team welcomes volunteers to help at any of our one-time events such as the Annual Garden Party, Power of One Luncheon & Holiday Drive as well as on-going opportunities at our Dancing Tree Center in NE Portland. Internships are also available in volunteer administration, grant writing and resource development. How Can I Help?
Impact NW also welcomes volunteers to provide support in our Quality Assurance, Fiscal and Administration Departments…Learn How You Can Help!
After School Activities Club: help provide after-school activities to children of varying ages at the Eastgate Station housing complex. Apply Now
Richmond Place Homework Helper: Help facilitate a homework club for children ages 5-17. Richmond Place is a 20 unit apartment complex that provides subsidized housing for low-income families that are transitioning out of homelessness. Apply Now
Homework Club Volunteers: The goal of this position is to help low income children from diverse populations succeed in school through after school programming. Apply Now
Computer Savvy Volunteers: The goal of this position is to help low income children and adults from diverse populations at either Hazelwood or Eastgate Station succeed in school through our after school program. Apply Now
On-Call Child Care Provider: Provide child care for infants through 4 years of age in group play setting at Dancing Tree Family Center for single moms participating in Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Group (TREM). Apply Now
SUN Program Volunteer: Volunteers provide program support for SUN’s mission to improve the lives of children, their families and the community through partnering with local school communities to extend the school day and develop schools as “community centers” in their neighborhoods. Apply Now
Independent Living Program Lounge Host: Assist ILP participants (14-21 year-old foster youth) with job searches and applications, resume building, college preparations and financial aid. Apply Now
Independent Living Program Skills Class Leader: Help foster care youth ages 14-21 gain the skills they need to successfully transition out of foster care and into adulthood. ILP works with participants to set and reach attainable goals through one-on-one meetings, job readiness classes, and social and skill-building activities and events.
Kids on the Block Volunteer Puppeteer: Bring children important messages of understanding, acceptance, and skills for coping with life’s challenges through educational puppet shows. Apply Now
Youth Mentor: Spend one hour per week with a youth in NE or SE Portland to enhance his or her self-esteem, connection to school, and relationships with peers and adults. Apply Now
AKA Science Class Leader: AKA Science is a fun, interactive after-school science program for elementary school students. Each volunteer Class Leader prepares for and teaches a 1-hour class, once a week, for 8 weeks. Apply Now
Homework Club Assistant: Homework Club is a unique opportunity to work with small groups of elementary and middle school students. Your encouragement and support will lead to academic growth and achievement. Apply Now
Teach Enrichment Classes: Help teach after school enrichment classes. This opportunity offers great classroom management experience working with elementary or middle school students. Curriculum for teaching after school enrichment courses will depend on your strengths and skill-sets! Apply Now
Service Learning Leader: Work with youth engaging in healthy after-school activities that reconnects students with their community and creates healthy neighborhoods that will be inviting to all residents. Volunteers have the opportunity to help youth build appropriate skills and connections for a positive Service Learning experience. Apply Now
Summer Youth Connect Service Learning Coach: Summer Youth Connect (C3) is a partnership of Multnomah County school districts, the City of Portland, Multnomah County, and All Hand’s Raised. This unique partnership provides students with additional academic support and college/career experiences during the summer months to help more students graduate from high school and go on to further education and training. During the six week course students will participate in Career exploration activities, job-readiness training and develop a “Career Planning Portfolio.” Students will also participate in a service learning endeavor. Apply Now
Children’s Play Group Assistant: Classroom Environment Support: Volunteers will work with staff to improve and maintain classroom environments for children and families by assisting in cleaning and organizing classroom and materials Apply Now
Dad’s Group Facilitator: Assist in the facilitation of the Community Dad’s Group. Volunteers will gain a sense of community, and form lasting connections with other fathers in the Portland Metro area. Apply Now
Dad’s Group Transportation: Provide transportation for fathers and their children to the Community Dad’s Group. Apply Now
Language Support Specialist: Volunteers will assist Parent Child Specialists in providing services in families’ first language. All languages welcomed. Apply Now
Parent/Child Interaction Group Assistant: Provide support to children Birth-5 and their parents during our parent child interaction groups and to provide assistance to facilitators during groups. Apply Now
Club Impact Chaperone Chaperone young adults with disabilities that participate in weekly Impact NW Social Club gatherings held at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center. Apply Now
Newsletter Publisher for Club Impact: Publish a monthly calendar and short newsletter for a social club for young adults with disabilities. Apply Now
Friendly Visitor: Provide companionship to lonely/vulnerable seniors or adults with disabilities. Apply Now
Telephone Reassurance: Provide support to isolated and vulnerable seniors and adults with disabilities by calling them from your home daily or as often as determined by program advocate, according to client’s mental/emotional and physical health needs. Apply Now
Congregate Housing SP Meal Server: Provide support to the meal program and participants before and after the meal. Apply Now
Congregate Housing SP Office Assistant: The Congregate Housing Services Program (CHSP) provides in-home supportive services to seniors and adults with disabilities. This position provides clerical support to the program staff. Apply Now
Computer Room Activities Assistant: Maintaining the computer and lab area in the SE Multicultural Center. Apply Now
Yard Clean-up Leader: To support seniors and adults with disabilities by helping them to maintain the external areas of their homes, thereby retaining independence & dignity. Apply Now
Transportation & Activities Program Clerical Assistant: Assist transportation staff with a variety of clerical duties. Primary duties will include answering phones, filing and data entry. Apply Now
Transportation Program Assistant/Driver: Responsible for ensuring the delivery of transportation and related services to help clients who are seniors and younger adults with disabilities to remain as independent as possible. Apply Now
Interpreter/Translator Volunteer: Provide interpretation/translation services for staff working with limited English proficient (LEP) clients. Apply Now
Development Assistant: This position supports and engages in all functions of the Development Department, with an emphasis on event planning and marketing. Apply Now
On-Call Project Team Member: Thisis a great position for those volunteers who wish to be a part of a team where they can socialize with other volunteers, and staff! Team members are solicited on an as-needed basis! It’s the perfect position for those who can’t commit to a regular schedule, but still want to give back! Projects are simple, but essential to the work we do. Apply Now