Volunteer

CSC serves over 5,000 people in need each year.

 

Due to COVID-19, our regular volunteer opportunities are suspended. However, we have a handful of temporary positions available for people who are between 18 and 60, and in good health. Please reach out to us at volunteer@cscoregon.org for more information or to apply for the following volunteer roles. Please note, it is likely you will not be contacted immediately. We are reaching out to potential new volunteers as we need them.

Food box delivery drivers:
Shifts are between the hours of 11am-2pm, Monday-Thursday. This is a no-contact position. Volunteers must have their own vehicle and larger vehicles, such as SUVs, minivans, or hatchback-style cars are better. Food box drivers must be able to lift multiple 40 lb boxes. Drivers must have a smart phone to be able to self-navigate to addresses given by CSC staff. If food box drivers are able to help out more than once a week, gas cards may be available.

 

Food box packing volunteers:
Shifts are typically 3 hours, either 9am-noon or noon-3pm, Monday-Thursday. Teams of two or three volunteers who already co-habitate or are in close contact are preferred – our market is small and it is easiest if volunteers do not have to maintain physical distance from each other. Food box packers must be able to lift and carry 40 lb boxes and bags safely.

 
Thinking about volunteering after this health crisis is over? Read on.

With just a handful of staff, our volunteers are vital to providing our clients with a high level of service.

CSC relies on a robust team of volunteers to make and serve meals, pick up donated goods, cut hair, and connect our clients with crucial services. Over 300 people volunteer at CSC in any year.

How to Volunteer

You can find lots of information about volunteer roles and expectations in our volunteer handbook. Some of our popular (and needed!) regular volunteer positions include market volunteers, clothing room volunteers, cooks, servers, front desk volunteers, donation drivers, donation receiving volunteers, and shower monitors. We are most in need of volunteers who are able to commit to a regular shift, usually once a week or once a month. Most shifts are 2 to 5 hours long. All CSC volunteers complete an interview with a CSC staff member. Additional training is required for some positions.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at volunteer@cscoregon.org with your area of interest and your times of availability, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Organize a Drive
Our clients are always in need of non-perishable food items, clothing, bedding, and hygiene items. One great way to support CSC while involving your neighbors or community is by coordinating a drive. It’s also a great way to get your child’s school, your workplace, or your place of worship volunteering together. Download our drive flyer, and get started today!