VOLUNTEER

Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, each day we are able to serve more low-income, senior, and disabled families throughout Yamhill County. Volunteering at YCAP can be personally satisfying as well as offer opportunities to gain new skills, meet new people and work as a team to help people in need.

 

Our Volunteers mean the world to us!

We can’t do it without you... join us and change lives today!

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kristina Buck at KristinaB@yamhillcap.org

or call 503-883-4188

 

Wondering what volunteer opportunities are available?

Take a look at our opportunities listed below! 

 

INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Food Bank Driver
Visit local grocery stores to pick up 200-700 pounds of food. Help us redistribute this donated food to pantries and meal sites around the county. 

Warehouse Assistant
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
Groups can come in and repack 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
Quality check and categorized by food type food drive donations. 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
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 Kristina Buck KristinaB@yamhillcap.org or call 503-883-4188


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