VOLUNTEER

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jennifer Einberger at JenniferE@yamhillcap.org or call 503-883-4183.

Our volunteers mean the world to us! Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, each day we are able to serve more low-income, senior, and disabled families throughout Yamhill County.  Many of our volunteers find their time with YCAP to be personally satisfying as well. Volunteering offers the opportunity to gain new skills, meet new people and work as an important part of a team helping people in need.  We can’t do it without you. Join us and change lives today!

 

INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Food Bank Driver
    Each morning volunteer drivers visit local grocery stores to pick up 200-700 pounds of food that without our volunteers might otherwise be disposed of.  Join our team and help us redistribute this donated food to pantries and meal sites around the county. 
  • Warehouse Assistant
    Work with our Food Bank team to pull and pack orders for our local pantries each Friday. This job can be physically demanding but this important position enables us to efficiently get food out of our warehouse and in to the hands of people in need!  
  • Administrative Tasks
    Help with filing, data entry or other office related tasks as needed throughout the agency.
  • Spanish Speaking Translator
    Volunteer with Client Services and help translate during client intakes
  • Yard Work, Maintenance, Repair
    Help at a YCAP homeless shelter or at one of our client’s homes with handyman tasks, yard work, mold clean up or repair.
  • Teach a Specialty Skill
    Teach skills like sewing, cooking, or mechanics to small groups at our youth outreach program.  Also needed are individuals well-versed in weatherization techniques or quick energy upgrades to provide supplementary information at our energy workshops. 
  • Bike Repair & Refurbishment
    Do you love to repair bikes?  Join our team and help us restore used bikes and get them back on the road for our neighbors in need.    
  • Events
    Help out with our Point-in-Time Homeless count or one of our annual fundraising events like Light the Fire or Raise the Barn.
  • Organization & Assembly
    Help us as-needed with tasks like organizing donations, preparing mailings and assembling weatherization kits
  • Make a Difference from Home
    Collect and assemble hygiene kits or food packs for runaway or homeless teens, adopt a family for Christmas, or purchase and assemble Street To Home Kits.


GROUP VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:

  • Food Bank Repack
    In order to maximize our monetary donations, we buy large containers of some of the foods that are in highest demand.  Groups can come in and repack these food staples such as beans, rice and pasta into 1-2 pound bags before distribution to our partner agencies.  This is a fun, social activity and provides meaningful team building. 
  • Food Bank Donation Sort
    All of the food drive donations that we receive need to be quality checked and categorized by food type. This is a fun project and can be physical.  Department staff recommends having at least one strong person (lift 50 lbs. or more) on your team.
  • Food Drive Tabling Event
    Help us expand our food resources.  We can get your group set up at a grocery store where you can collect food donations from shoppers.  This is ideal for small groups or groups that work in shifts. 
  • Adopt-A-Room
    Adopt a room in one of our three shelters.  We encourage twice yearly work days to repaint, replace worn furniture and refurbish the shelter room that has been adopted.
  • Create Your Own Fundraising Event
    Have a great idea?  It often happens that people come to us with a new idea or fundraising event.  If you have a good idea please let us know!


BECOME A HOST HOME

Host homes provide emergency shelter for up to 21 days to 11-17 year old runaways or homeless youth across Yamhill County.  The application process is lengthy but the reward is great!  Once certified, host families receive a small monthly stipend and nightly allowance when sheltering youth.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jennifer Einberger at JenniferE@yamhillcap.org or call 503-883-4183.


You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.
— Winston Churchill