If you’re looking for a one-time or episodic project, for yourself or your group, we specialize in hosting direct-service volunteer experiences.  Broaden your perspective and make a lasting impact by bringing laughter and new experiences to the children, families, and elders in our community.

We hosted nearly 60 one-time projects last year, which received terrific reviews from volunteers for how fun and organized our events are, from staff for how much generosity and enthusiasm the volunteers bring, and from clients who feel touched that people in the Portland community want to spend time with them.

Contact Volunteer Services to request the 2014 Project List!  
Learn about on-going individual opportunities here

Current Projects

There are several great ways that your group can bring a sense of value and belonging to a parent, child, or elder experiencing isolation and transition:  

Honoring Our Elders
:  Join our Activity Coordinator in sharing crafting, music, art, and gardening activities with elders on the third Tuesday of every month at the Lambert House Adult Day Center.  And we may just get a special visit from the preschoolers at our Family Relief Nursery! 

Contact Volunteer Services to sign up as an individual for our 3rd Tuesday projects, or to schedule a full or half-day project just for your small group!

Family Relief Nursery Field Trips:  Give our preschoolers the gifts of a special trip by scheduling your small group to take them on an outing with staff support.  Available for groups of up to 10 with 3 weeks notice.

Grounds Maintenance / Gift Boxes
:  If your small group is able to give time as well as donations, contact Volunteer Services to schedule a flexible project to spruce up our Family Relief Nursery or package up vital supplies for our children, families, and elders in need.  Large groups and off-site projects welcome!

Contact Volunteer Services at for full project descriptions or to connect with program staff to schedule your project!

What you can expect:

  • The tools, training, and support you need for a sense of accomplishment.
  • Knowledge about what Volunteers of America does, how the program you are working with is changing lives, and how your service benefits our community.
  • An understanding of how you can continue to make a difference, even after your project is complete.

We specialize in fun team-building for small corporate groups, that works with your goals, shows how a few hours make a lasting impact, and provides participants tangible ways to stay engaged in their community. 

Past Projects
View photos and read about past groups by clicking on the articles on your left.

After you get to know VOA through a one-time event, we can explore partnering on a special project. 

For all the groups that have shown their support, the following deserve special mention for their spirit and generosity

  • PGE
  • CareOregon
  • Intel
  • Ecova
  • Bank of America
  • Liberty Mutual / Safeco Insurance
  • Windermere
  • Home Builders Foundation
  • VW Credit
  • Metropolitan Senior Network
  • Green Building Services
  • Heffernan Insurance
  • Community Choice Financial / Cash & Go
  • Pacific International Academy
  • Xerox

Volunteer Services

(503) 595-2009