This month's volunteer opportunities and donation needs

Ways to Get Involved in July!

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, help fill our shelter pantries, 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: Drive for Us!
Drive a regular shift between our shelters in Hazelwood and Rockwood, or sign up to be on call. 🚗 Sign Up!

Ongoing: Become a Large Meal Provider
Get your civic group or religious organization together to make regular meals for a shelter – 55, 60, or 120 people at once! 💖 Contact Us

Ongoing: Cook in a Small Group at Our Shelter Kitchen
Friends, families, neighbors, and any groups who want to volunteer together can join us in our shelter kitchen to help make meals. We’d love to have you! 🍳 Contact Us

Things We Need This Month

Supplies for Moving into Affordable Housing
Our resident services team is looking for shower curtains, baby diapers, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, and more for families moving into affordable housing. 🚿 Shop Wish List!

Chestnut Tree Inn Shelter
It’s finally summer and we’re looking for flip flops, shelf-stable snacks, moisturizing skin lotion, and more for folks at Chestnut Tree Inn shelter. 🌞 Shop Wish List!

Lilac Meadows Family Shelter
Shelf-stable snacks and flip flops are on the top of the list this month for our shelter for families with children. 🍪 Shop Wish List!

Gresham Women’s Shelter
We’re looking for bedding, summer sandals, shelf-stable snacks, and laundry supplies this month at our shelter for folks identifying as women, nonbinary, and genderqueer. 🛏️ Shop Wish List!

Restock Shelter Pantries
Send us the ingredients we need for staff and volunteers to cook for residents at our three shelters. 🍝 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.