This month's volunteer opportunities and donation needs

Ways to Get Involved in May!

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.
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May 14: Potluck Dinner at Lilac Meadows Family Shelter

Bring a homemade dish to our drop-off potluck dinner at Lilac Meadows family shelter.
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May 19: Volunteer Open House

Join us for our quarterly virtual open house for current and prospective volunteers.
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May 21: Potluck Dinner at The Chestnut Tree Inn

Prepare and deliver a dish (or two!) to our drop-off potluck dinner at The Chestnut Tree Inn shelter.
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May 29: Potluck Dinner at Gresham Women’s Shelter

Cook a dish for this drop-off potluck dinner at Gresham Women’s Shelter on Memorial Day weekend.
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Things We Need This Month

Affordable Housing Residents

Our resident services team is looking for cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, and baby diapers for families living in affordable housing.
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Chestnut Tree Inn Shelter

Shelf-stable snacks, laundry supplies, and cotton underwear are on the top of our list this month for folks at Chestnut Tree Inn shelter.
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Lilac Meadows Family Shelter

We’re looking for laundry detergent, dryer sheets, bedding, and more at our shelter for families with children.
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Gresham Women’s Shelter

We need 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.
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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.