Volunteers Needed

We have multiple opportunities for interested individuals to volunteer their time and skills in support of building communities in low-income public housing. Volunteers are an integral part of our mission to bringing arts, education, and recreation to individuals in need. Please contact us and apply to be a volunteer if any of these opportunities sound interesting to you!


Join us for Coffee and Conversation:

Ideal candidates will make a 3-month commitment to join us at one of our properties once a week for a two-hour time slot to socialize and participate in planned activities. Volunteers will work with Resident Services and Activities Coordinator in setting up, socializing with residents, participating in activities, and breaking down the coffee station.

Host a Movie Night:

Volunteers with help facilitate movie nights at one or more of the properties we serve. Movie nights are generally a monthly activity and we ask for volunteers to make a 3-month commitment.

Facilitate BINGO:

Another monthly activity at some of our properties is BINGO. This fun and exciting opportunity brings out a lot of residents and we are in need of volunteers that can facilitate the game. Equipment provided. We ask candidates to make a 3-month commitment. 



Volunteer for Sunday Parkways

It's that time of year again! The sun is out and Portland biking is in! This annual event helps fund the activities and services provided by The Giving Tree to low-income housing in downtown Portland and surrounding areas. Every year we ask our community to be a part of Team Giving Tree. We need at least 10 volunteers per day to reach our goal! This year the dates are...

May 20th - SE Portland 9am Sewallcrest Park 31st and SE Salmon

June 24th - North Portland (always our biggest event)

July 22nd - Green Loop (BRAND NEW!)

August 19th - Outer NE Portland (near Gateway Green)

September 23rd - NE Portland

To sign up, email Gloria@thegivingtreenw.org


How do you get around if you can't afford transportation?

Most of our residents are dependent on public transportation. If you can't afford transportation you will have to walk to your healthcare appointments, the grocery store, the library or to see family and friends. 

Now there is another option which promotes healthy living and independence.

BIKETOWN for ALL Memberships

BIKETOWN for All is a partnership between the Community Cycling Center (CCC), the Portland Bureau of Transportation, Motivate, the Better Bike Share Partnership, and participating affordable housing communities, social service agencies and local nonprofits. Portlanders living on low incomes and who are affiliated with participating housing, social service and community organizations can sign up and receive a discounted membership for $3 per month.


Every summer we (staff, volunteers, resident participants) volunteer at Sunday Parkways!

This gigantic community event promotes healthy active living by opening the city's largest public space - its streets - to those who want to walk, bike, and roll! 

As Intersection Superheros we are the most important volunteers at Sunday Parkways, helping neighbors who live directly on the route.

Plan to walk or roll the route yourself? Volunteer for the opposite shift!

Please join Team Giving Tree on one (or all!) of these dates:

May 21, 2017     Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways

June 25, 2017      North Portland Sunday Parkways

July 23, 2017       Northest Portland Sunday Parkways

Sept 24, 2017      Sellwood-Milwaukie Sunday Parkways

Spend the day outside!

Receive a free t-shirt!

AM and PM shifts (9:30-1:30pm or 12:30- 4pm)!


Easy to arrive via TriMet!

Support The Giving Tree!

Contact Gloria Lee to sign up: gloria@thegivingtreenw.org. Please include your phone number.