Be the Good in the World


Volunteers have always been an essential part of the diverse Our House community.  They contribute thousands of service hours cooking, gardening, doing facility maintenance and providing companionship to our residents and clients.  Contact our volunteer program staff to learn about current opportunities in our many programs and how you can become part of our team!

Volunteer Opportunities


Breakfast/Lunch Cook

We serve three meals a day, seven days a week, to our 14 residents. Show off your creativity in our kitchen by whipping up, short-order style, delicious and simple plates for our residents! You’ll prepare food on-site, using our equipment and ingredients, accompanied by Kitchen Volunteers who prep, serve, clean up, and chat with residents (you’ll be chatting, too!). Common requests are eggs and bacon, sandwiches, and soups.


Dinner Cook

We serve three meals a day, seven days a week, to our 14 residents. In consultation with our Kitchen Manager, you’ll craft a community supper for all residents to enjoy together at a long dining room table, accompanied by Kitchen Volunteers who help prep, serve, and clean up.


Esther’s Pantry & Tod’s Corner Volunteer

Esther’s Pantry and Tod’s Corner allow folks to “shop” for free to provide necessities for their homes and families. You’ll patiently assist individuals living with HIV select what they need from our shelves. Should be able to lift 50 pounds. Spanish-speakers highly desired.


Garden Volunteer (Seasonal)

Are you a green-thumb? Help contribute your skills to our community garden alongside our residents! If you’re a compassionate, warm-hearted soul who believes in the therapeutic nature of gardening, you’re perfect for this role!


Kitchen Volunteer & Resident Companion

We serve three meals a day, seven days a week, to our 14 residents. Kitchen Volunteers serve in “helper” roles, by prepping, serving, and cleaning up, but they also engage in crucial resident interaction, helping them regain or improve social skills crucial for independent living.


Licensed Body Worker

Contribute your skills and your positive, encouraging spirit to benefit our residents and clients to relieve pain and anxiety! Must be licensed in the state of Oregon.


Medical Appointment Companion (On-Call)

Our residents sometimes need a companion when they go to doctor appointments. Contribute your patience and organizational skills to keep patients focused, organized, and punctual on medical transport. This is an on-call volunteer position, so the schedule will vary based on patients’ appointments, as well as the duration of the treatment and transportation.



If you’re a warm and engaging person capable of working on your own, we need you for this role! There are phone calls to be answered and visitors to be received at our front desk. You’ll be the face of our organization as you interact with incoming residents, clients, staff, and volunteers.


Therapy Animal Volunteer

Do you have a certified therapy animal? Our residents could use a cuddle or two - or even a stroll with you and your animal outside! (Note: For the safety of our immune-suppressed residents, we do not allow cats in the building).



*A criminal history check is required for all volunteers.





2727 SE Alder Street
Portland, OR 97214

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