Rescheduled: Next volunteer training date TBD



A movement fueled by radical love

A note from Executive Director, Beth Burns, for the New Year...

As a homeless teen, I foraged for wild food to survive. The lessons still shape my cooking.

A moving read (with a tasty recipe!) by talented former p:ear youth, Sabra. We are so proud of you and the beautiful life you've cultivated, Sabra!...

Our Virtual Gala Was a Big Success!

Thank you for supporting our gala, p:ear blossoms “My Sheltering Sky - in place,” p:ear’s first Virtual Gala in support of our mission of creatively mentoring homeless youth. We were thrilled to see so many of our p:ear community members join us for this landmark event, and are happy to announce that we raised close to $400K, surpassing our goal!

Want to make a significant impact in the life of the young people at p:ear? Join the 100’s of other community members who have valued the lives of these young people by giving their most precious gift—time.

Together we:

- Provide an environment where intellectual, emotional and physical skills flourish, a place where young people can reach their highest potential

- Create a flexible, mentor-based program that rebuilds bridges between youth and the community

- Help homeless and transitional youth see themselves beyond homelessness

From cooking in the kitchen, teaching a workshop, helping a young person learn the guitar or arithmetic, or volunteer at an event, you can make an immediate impact.

If you’d like to mentor, cook, or help out at p:ear, please fill out our volunteer application and contact Tony Camber ( about signing up for the next volunteer training (date TBD). Please note that we are unsure when volunteer trainings will begin, pending Oregon health and safety recommendations.

Learn more about volunteering at p:ear here.