Become a Volunteer!

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  • Volunteers must be 18 or older. Those under 18 may volunteer with their parent. We encourage families to volunteer together!

  • PHFS encourages an ongoing, monthly commitment of at least one shift per month.

  • Former PHFS families are welcome to volunteer! Please wait until six months have passed since you have received services. Current PHFS families are not eligible to volunteer yet.


Support families experiencing homelessness transform their lives for the better and help us live out our values of compassion and human connectedness by volunteering! There are a variety of ways you can be involved on a daily basis, from playing with kids, to preparing meals, to supporting the daily operations of the shelter. As PHFS expands at our new headquarters we will be adding additional volunteer opportunities!

Orientation is the first step in our on-boarding process. RSVP below if you can join us for our orientation on Wednesday, October 16, 6-7pm.

Ready to get started? Contact:
Volunteer Coordinator, Therese "TC" Schumacher | | 971-865-1351

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Lents Family Shelter - Year-Round
Provide brunch and dinner for 10 families who are staying at the Lents Family Shelter. Engage kids in positive play activities or tackle a project, such as sorting donations, doing laundry, or preparing for a new incoming family. Additional volunteer positions to come!

Family Winter Shelter - December-April
Support 75 moms, dads, and kids at our seasonal Family Winter Shelter. Host meals, hang out with parents and play with kids, and support the daily routine at our day and night shelter.

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one-time Opportunities


Volunteer groups of 6 or less interested in working in shelter should contact Director of Community Engagement, Bethany Rocci. For larger teams, please inquire with us this summer when we anticipate our new building to be complete.