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Homelessness Toolkit

City of Portland

Help Out: JOIN


About: JOIN exists to support the efforts of houseless individuals and families to transition out of houselessness into permanent housing.

Opportunities: JOIN's Basic Service Center, often called the "House," is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm and offers basic services to houseless people in a welcoming, low barrier setting. House volunteers commit to a weekly shift, usually lasting between 2 and 3 hours. Volunteers must be available during open hours.

For more information about volunteers at the House, please contact DiJonnette at

Company volunteer opportunities offer another way for groups of people to serve. This type of opportunity usually consists of activities like cleaning, building, sorting, painting, or other manual labor around JOIN's facility.

For more information about company volunteer opportunities please contact Sydney at or 503-232-7052 ext.103.