Volunteer as a team
Looking for a fun and meaningful team-building opportunity? Volunteer with us! Last year, over 102 volunteers spent 2,600 hours making an immediate impact on the kids we serve. From cooking in our kitchen to organizing a supply drive to volunteering for or sponsoring a program or fundraising event, your team will be helping to make our community better — for everyone.
Cook a meal together
2-6 employees per shift can cook a meal for 75 p:ear youth with p:ear staff oversight. This meal can be made on-site from 9:30am-11:30am during business days, or off-site at the location/time of your choosing, with a scheduled drop-off.
Organize a supply drive
Organize a program supply drive for the many, varied items that keeps p:ear able to effectively meet the needs of homeless youth. From art materials to pantry items to school supplies, your employees can choose from our seasonally-adjusted needs lists to make sure their impact is as relevant as possible.
Make sure p:ear is offered as a Matching Gift location for your employees’ volunteer time and donations. This is an excellent option for your company’s holiday or workplace giving program.
Adopt-a-Program allows your company to support specific youth-focused programs in 3 month or annual increments. When you Adopt-A-Program, you company gets to choose a specific component of p:ear that closely aligns with your work or charitable focus: Safe Space, Education, Arts and Music, Recreation or p:ear works, which includes Coffee Works, Art Works or Bike Works.
Sponsor an event
By sponsoring one of p:ears’ fundraising events, your company will have the opportunity to demonstrate to your employees, customers, and the community that your business is a change agent and a proactive part of the solution for housing insecurity for youth in Portland. Our event sponsors are invaluable to p:ear’s growth and the promotion of our story and work.
Questions? Ideas? Contact Brandie Harris, Development Director.
"Thank you so much for creating this beautiful space that brings light and hope to my life and the lives of the other youth around me."
~ H., p:ear youth