The 10th Annual Stand Together Week is set for September 5 – 11, 2021. Each year, the State of Oregon and City of Portland officially proclaim the week as the Portland Timbers & Thorns FC Stand Together Week.
With the help of partners Alaska Airlines, Coca-Cola, Daimler, Danner Boots, Safeway, Providence Sports Medicine, and Umpqua Bank, 20 volunteer projects benefiting organizations focused on youth, the environment, and social equity are offered across the Portland metro area.
The volunteer opportunities affiliated with Stand Together Week, named after the Timbers and Thorns' community outreach platform, Stand Together, taking care of community gardens, cleaning up local parks, feeding meals to those in need, and more.
Since 2012, Stand Together Week has mobilized 6,575 volunteers to provide the Portland metro area with 21,336 hours of service at more than 276 events benefiting youth and the environment. Nonprofits served include Active Children Portland, The Children's Book Bank, Growing Gardens, Harper's Playground, and the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Foundation, among many others.
If the project you are interested in is full and you would like to be added to the waitlist, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, September 6
Menlo Park Learning Garden (Ages 18+) – FULL
Meals from the Heart (Ages 13+) – FULL
Tuesday, September 7
Hoyt Arboretum Stewardship Crew (Ages 16+) SIGN UP
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Volunteer Day (Ages 16+) - SIGN UP
AKA Science Kit Building (Ages 12+) – FULL
Meals from the Heart (Ages 13+) – FULL
Wednesday, September 8
Backyard Harvesting (All Ages) – FULL
Virginia Garcia Memorial Cornelius Wellness Center (Ages 15+) – FULL
Retail Store for Foster Youth (Ages 12+) – FULL
Thursday, September 9
Landscaping at Zenger Farm (Ages 5+) - SIGN UP
Book Repair Session (Ages 6+) – FULL
School Supply Drive Donations Sort (Ages 12+) - SIGN UP
Portland Veterans Stand Down - Event Setup (Ages 16+) – SIGN UP
Friday, September 10
Tree Care Workparty with Friends of Trees! (Ages 6+) - SIGN UP
Chelsea's Closet (Ages 8+) – FULL
Saturday, September 11
Our House Garden and Premise Spruce Up (Ages 16+) – SIGN UP
Powell Boulevard Cleanup (Ages 5+) – FULL
Can’t make it to one of our ST Week events? You can still join us in serving our community with one of the following opportunities!
Brown Hope & The Black Resilience Mutual Aid
The Portland Timbers, Thorns FC, and Stand Together are hosting a donation drive for racial justice in support of Brown Hope and The Black Resilience Mutual Aid on Sunday September 5th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop off much needed items including diapers, hygiene items, laundry soap, cleaning supplies, and new undergarments and meet some of your favorite PTFC athletes. Donation drop off will be held outside Gate B at Providence Park near the Providence Sports Care Center at 909 SW 18th Ave.
Blanchet House offers food, shelter, and aid to all those in need of a safe place to be nourished and restored. Assist the transformation of each life we touch with compassion and dignity. Compassionate individuals age 14 and older are needed to help prepare and serve meals, organize clothing, and more.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Every day, volunteers play a vital role in caring for the families finding shelter and relief in our Houses and through our in-Hospital programs. Currently, all four of our Oregon Houses are welcoming only limited visitors and volunteers to maintain the highest level of safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to help!
SOLVE restores and preserves Oregon’s environment by mobilizing the power of volunteers and partners with the generosity of donors. SOLVE hosts volunteer opportunities often to remove invasive plants, maintain sites, cleanup litter, and plant native species.
The Children’s Book Bank
The Children’s Book Bank hosts volunteer groups every Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30-5:00. The space is set up to allow social distancing and masks will be required during the shift, to ensure the safety of all our volunteers. Come and enjoy their vibrant warehouse, build community, bond over books, and help make sure every child in Portland has access to quality books!
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
The Habitat ReStores are bursting at the studs with fantastic, donated materials and they’re searching for folks just like you to help make sense of it all. Spend a few hours a week, a few a month, or make it your mission and join more often. The stores have volunteer opportunities in Portland, Beaverton, Gresham, and Vancouver. To learn more, email Volunteer@habitatportlandregion.org.
United Nations Online Volunteering
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device. Online volunteering is fast, easy – and most of all, effective. When skilled, passionate individuals join forces online with great organizations working toward sustainable development goals, everyone wins.