Volunteer Opportunites

Thrift Store, Social Services, and Counseling volunteer opportunities available

Volunteers are essential to William Temple House’s ability to offer a hand up to  working poor individuals and families in Portland since 1965.

Each year more than 200 volunteers selflessly contribute their time, energy and talents to William Temple House.

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. Your talents and passions can help serve the working poor in the Portland area.

Positions with direct client contact require a complete background check including fingerprinting and may require special training.

Typical volunteer openings are described to the right. Not all positions will have openings at all times. If the position you are interested in is full, please consider another opening.

For more information please contact:

Cliff Johnson, Volunteer Manager


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.

If you do not have an email address please download and complete the volunteer application, and mail it to:

Cliff Johnson, Volunteer Manager
William Temple House
2023 NW Hoyt St
Portland, OR 97209

All prospective volunteers must complete an application.

Volunteer Opportunities

Individuals and small groups (of 8 or less) are needed to help at our Thrift Store. Sort hang, and tag merchandise. Stock shelves. Assist Customers and perform a variety of retail sales tasks. The Thrift Store is open 7 days a week, and hours are flexible (2+ hour shift preferred).

Welcome and assist clients, load and unload cases of Food. Sort food, stock shelves and freezers, fill hygiene item needs, and be able to lift and carry 25 pounds. Food Pantry volunteers are needed (2+ hour shift preferred) Tue and Wed 9am-3pm, and Thur 11am-2pm.

Volunteer Newsletter

Starting in April, we will be publishing a quarterly Volunteer newsletter highlighting some of the happenings at William Temple House and highlighting our amazing volunteers!