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“Outstanding! My first opening gig, I very much enjoyed interacting with the families first thing at Thirteen Salmon”

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Current Volunteers


If you are a current volunteer, with a user name and password, sign in above using the link.

Become a Volunteer!

Step #1: Attend a Volunteer Orientation for the shelter at which you’d like to volunteer. We offer three orientations per month on an ongoing basis. 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

Step #2: Fill out and submit an online Volunteer Application.

*Do you already know you want to serve as an Overnight Host volunteer? Great! After submitting your Volunteer Application, please fill out this Background Check Authorization form and .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Have a question about getting involved with 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 Interim Volunteer Coordinator, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 503-915-8307.


Portland Homeless Family Solutions     1221 S.W. Yamhill St. Suite 210     Portland OR 97205     503.915.8306