This month's volunteer opportunities and donation needs

Ways to Get Involved in March!

All opportunities to volunteer and donate things we need, in one convenient place

Our monthly digest of all the ways to engage is here! Bring a dish to an emergency shelter, donate items that shelter and affordable housing residents need, pick up and deliver donations in your car, and more. We’d love you to work alongside us to support and build our community. It takes a village to house a city.

Volunteer Activities

Ongoing, Tues and Thurs, flexible 8:30–10:30 a.m.: Driving Shifts

We need drivers with their own vehicle to transport sack lunches from NW Portland to our shelter near Mall 205. 🚗Get Started

March 8: International Women’s Day Drop-Off Potluck

Cook a dish for 12 and deliver to Chestnut Tree Inn from 4:30-5:30 on the day of the event. 🥗Sign Up!

March 24: Homecooked by High Schoolers Drop-Off Potluck

Over spring break, teens can cook and deliver a dish for 12 to Lilac Meadows family shelter. 🍲Sign Up!

Things We Need This Month

Chestnut Tree Inn Shelter

Snacks and laundry supplies are on the top of our list this month at Chestnut Tree Inn shelter. 🧼Shop Wish List!

Lilac Meadows Family Shelter

We need bedding, snacks, hair products, and more at our shelter for families with children. 🛏️Shop Wish List!

Gresham Women’s Shelter

We’re looking for shelf-stable snacks and laundry supplies this month at our shelter for folks identifying as women, nonbinary, and genderqueer. 🥫Shop Wish List!

Affordable Housing Residents

Our resident services team needs bathroom and kitchen items for folks living in affordable housing. 🧹Shop Wish List!

We protect the locations of our shelters as a matter of privacy and safety for residents, and we count on our volunteers to maintain this confidentiality. If you sign up to cook for a potluck, we’ll email you specific delivery instructions. Please do not share the location of our shelters with anyone who is not a Human Solutions volunteer.

Want to donate items offline or chat with us about volunteering? Email and we’ll get started.