Volunteer at William Temple House

Each year, more than 200 volunteers contribute their time, energy, and talents to William Temple House, giving back to our community and making a difference in the lives of the people our agency serves.

Volunteer opportunities are available to those committed to serving others with respect and dignity. Whether you’re a student, seeking valuable experience, or a retired professional who wants to remain active, William Temple House welcomes your help.

Typical volunteer openings are described to the right. Not all positions will have openings at all times.

To volunteer, complete the Volunteer Interest Form to tell us about yourself. We’ll email you the volunteer application with additional information and follow up with you soon.

For more information please contact:

Cliff Johnson, Volunteer Manager
(503)715-0248
cjohnson@williamtemple.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Click on the tabs below to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

Thrift Store volunteers are needed to sort donations, unload and process customer donations, and assist customers. Volunteer positions include: Book Volunteer, Shoe & Accessories Volunteer, Loading Dock & Donation Intake Volunteer, Linen’s Volunteer, Clothing Sorter & Hanger, and Sales Floor Clothing Volunteer. Volunteers are needed throughout the week, including evenings and weekends, and individuals typically volunteer in 2+ hour shifts. Note: Due to the nature of our store and donations we receive, you may be exposed to dust, or other allergens.

Food pantry volunteer duties include assisting clients, loading and unloading cases of food, stocking shelves, sorting food, and other duties as needed. Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds. Available shifts are Tue and Wed 9:30am-12:30pm and 12:30pm-3:30pm.

Children’s Clothing Closet volunteer duties include assisting children and their parents in selecting new school clothing in a store like setting, ordering clothes, stocking shelves and racks, and scheduling appointments for families. Volunteers are needed on an on-call basis, and individuals typically volunteer in 2+ hour shifts. Our Social Services Department is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am-3pm, and Thursdays from 11am to 2pm.