Volunteering: 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, and more. We’d love you to work alongside us to support and build our community. It takes a village to house a city.


March 8: Women’s Day Potluck at Chestnut Tree Inn
Celebrate all who identify as women on International Women’s Day by delivering a home-made or store-bought dish for the 60 residents of this shelter for folks identifying as women, non-binary, and gender queer. 💖 Sign Up Here!

March 12: Daylight Savings Potluck at Lilac Meadows Family Shelter
Spring forward with a home-made or store-bought dish delivered to our drop-off potluck for the 140 residents of the largest family shelter in the metro region. Think: kid-friendly food! 💖 Sign Up Here!

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Potluck at Gresham Women’s Shelter
Honor St. Patrick by making a home-cooked or store-bought dish for this drop-off potluck for the 90 residents of this shelter for those identifying as women, non-binary, and gender queer. 💖 Sign Up Here!


Become a Large Meal Provider
Get your civic group or religious organization together to make regular meals for a shelter – 60, 75, or 140 people at once! 💖 Contact Us

Sponsor a Shelter Dinner
Cover the cost of a meal that’s cooked by a local restaurant of your choice and served to residents in any one (or combination) of our emergency shelters! 🧑🍳 Learn More

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


Gresham Women’s Shelter
We need comfortable clothing and craft supplies at our shelter for folks identifying as women, nonbinary, and genderqueer. 👕 Shop Wish List!

Lilac Meadows Family Shelter
Bedding is on the top of the list this month at our shelter for families with children. 🛏️ Shop Wish List!

Chestnut Tree Inn Shelter
We’re looking for clothes and more for folks at Chestnut Tree Inn shelter. 👚 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 an Our Just Future volunteer.

Want to donate items offline or chat with us about volunteering? Reply to this email and we’ll get started!

— Our Just Future’s volunteer and donations team