We encourage you to join our nearly 2,000 skilled and caring volunteers who contribute
70,000 hours in the Greater Portland, Oregon
region. MFS makes connections that strengthen the lives of
30,000 low-income individuals and families each year.
Most, but not all of our positions are on the east side. Our
volunteers work with children, families, and older adults. A list of
many of our positions can be found by following the links below.
If you would you like us to help you find a Metropolitan Family Service volunteer
position in Portland, Oregon that matches your skills, interests, and available time you
can register online.
Volunteer Consultant Opportunities
Encore Consultant. Use your professional skills in projects that will enhance capacity for Metropolitan Family Service to deliver more of our mission. Flexible schedules, hi-impact, meaningful short term projects in topics like business development, marketing and volunteer engagement. For more information, contact Deborah Shimkus at email@example.com or 503.232.0007, ext. 222.
Volunteer Opportunities with Children and Families
After School Activity Leader. Volunteer as a SUN instructor
for an after school class at 1 of 11 elementary and middle schools
(mostly in East Multnomah County). Hours vary, between 2:00 p.m. and
6:00 p.m. Volunteers may teach anything that they are interested in
including recreation, enrichment, art, music, academic tutoring, and
homework. If you have a special skill or interest and you want to
share it with youth in the community, contact Katie Brown at 503.232.0007 ext. 333 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For a list of schools, visit MFS SUN Community Schools.
Assistant After School Activity
Leader. Assist a SUN activity leader in leading after school
classes for students in elementary or middle school. Classes are
designed to build academic, inter-personal, or life skills to
students attending SUN Community Schools. Contact Katie Brown at 503.232.0007 ext. 333 or email@example.com.
For a list of schools, visit MFS SUN Community
Car Shopper. Ways to Work, a program assisting working parents
purchase a car, is looking for someone who is knowledgeable about
buying used cars and wants to share that information with car
shoppers. Our clients are looking for cars in the $2,000 to $6,000
range, and would greatly appreciate any advice you have to share.
Time commitment is flexible, average five hours a month. Contact
Abby Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.232.0007, ext 103.
AARP Experience Corps. AARP Experience Corps members work one-on-one, and in small groups, with elementary school students as academic mentors and tutors. Several volunteers are placed at one of ten schools located in Portland, Beaverton, Milwaukie and Gresham. Volunteers must be age 50 or over and be able to commit to serving a minimum of 5 hours per week. Those serving an average of 15 hours a week for 450 hours per service year may be eligible to receive a monthly taxable stipend. You can view a job description, complete an application, or contact Deborah Shimkus at email@example.com or 503.232.0007, ext. 222.
RSVP– volunteer with all ages. RSVP volunteers are age 55+. They share their
expertise in rewarding roles with people of all ages in health and human services non-profit
agencies throughout Multnomah County. Volunteers are eligible to
receive mileage reimbursement and supplemental liability/accident
insurance. The time commitment varies according to site placement;
however, volunteers contribute an average of 16 hours of service
each week and work both as individuals and on team projects. You can share your interests and skills,
application, or contact
Deborah Shimkus at firstname.lastname@example.org or
503.232.0007, ext. 222.