Here is how you can get involved with the Sunshine Division!

Individuals and Families

We encourage individuals and families to volunteer with the Sunshine Division.  From volunteering at an event to packing emergency food boxes in our warehouse, volunteers play a vital role in the success of our organization. To work in our active warehouse, children volunteering need to be 14 years old for safety reasons.

Corporate and Community Groups

Volunteering at the Sunshine Division is a great team-building experience for groups of various sizes. Whether you are a large corporation or a small club, your group will work together on a hands-on project that helps families in the Portland area. We ask that groups not exceed 20 people based on our space and staffing limitations.

We can almost always accommodate groups that want to volunteer.  Activities vary based on current needs – packing emergency food boxes, sorting food, sorting clothing even painting projects. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@sunshinedivision.org or 503-823-2117 for more information and to schedule a volunteer opportunity for your group.  Please contact the Sunshine Division at least a month in advance.  Group volunteering can happen almost anytime, including weekends.

Volunteering at Events

The Sunshine Division organizes several food and fundraising events in the community each year.  We need volunteers to help make these events run smoothly.   These events include concerts, food drives, community partnership nights and auctions.  These events take place throughout the year.

Volunteering in the Warehouse

If you are looking for a regular opportunity, at either our SE Stark Street or N Thompson Street locations, during our business hours Monday through Saturday, please contact us; possibilities include working in our clothing room, handing food out to clients, sorting food, and more. We conduct background checks on all volunteers who will be in our warehouse.

Become a Sunshine Division Ambassador

The Sunshine Division frequently responds to requests to set up information tables to provide materials and answer community questions about Sunshine Division at volunteer fairs, community resource fairs, employee giving fairs and more. Help us staff these events! All you need is an enthusiasm for the Sunshine Division and a friendly personality.

Please contact Kristi South at kristi@sunshinedivision.org to be added to our e-newsletter.

Please complete our Sunshine Division Volunteer Application 2018 to get started.

Send completed applications to us via:
email: volunteer@sunshinedivision.org
phone: 503-823-2197            fax: 503-823-2118