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An Overnight Host Volunteer

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Volunteer Accounts

Current Volunteers

Log in to your PHFS account here.
If you are a current volunteer, with a user name and password, sign in above using the link.

Apply to Be a Volunteer!

The first step to volunteering with PHFS is to attend an orientation for the shelter at which you’d like to donate your time. We offer three orientations a month on an ongoing basis and are happy to arrange special accommodations for large groups that cannot attend one of these. You do not need to register to attend these orientations.

Thirteen Salmon Family Center (Day Shelter): 1st Monday/Month, 6:15pm - 7:15pm, at 1010 SW 13th Avenue
Goose Hollow Family Shelter (Night Shelter): 1st Tuesday/Month, 5:00pm - 6:00pm, at 1838 SW Jefferson (far end of the FUMC parking lot)
Dual Shelter (both shelters) Orientation: 3rd Wednesday/Month, 5:00pm - 7:00pm, begins at Goose Hollow and ends at 13 Salmon

In addition to attending an orientation, please also fill out our online Volunteer Application.

Do you already know you want to serve as an Overnight Host volunteer? Great! Please fill out this permission form too and .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Have a question about supporting PHFS? Check out our FAQ here!

Volunteer With Us

Portland Homeless Family Solutions relies on volunteers every day at Goose Hollow Family Shelter (our night shelter) and Thirteen Salmon Family Center (our day shelter).  Our volunteer opportunities can be as flexible or regular as you need them to be.  Try volunteering once, if you like it sign up again, you choose the amount of time you want to commit to our families.  With the availability of volunteer positions almost 24 hours a day, you can find a position that will fit into your busy schedule. 

We value the diversity of our volunteers and have opportunities that are suitable for just about anyone from singles, small groups, students, families, seniors, and youth.  To learn more about the volunteer opportunities we offer just click on the name of the shelter where you are interested in volunteering or read our Volunteer Handbook. If you would like to talk to someone about volunteering please contact our Volunteer and Development Manager, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 503-915-8307


Portland Homeless Family Solutions     1838 S.W. Jefferson     Portland OR 97201     503.915.8306