Portland, September 4th, 2014. A host of helpful community leaders converged on Pioneer Square for The Standard’s Volunteer Expo. Staffers from nearly 150 nonprofits were on hand to explain a plethora of heartwarming volunteer opportunities. It’s easy to get involved!

Mountain Peaks Therapy Llamas and Alpacas found some admirers.

Mountain Peaks Therapy Llamas and Alpacas found some admirers.

PHAME was thrilled to be part of TheStandard's Volunteer Expo at Pioneer Courthouse Square along with over 100 other incredible community organizations.

PHAME was thrilled to be part of TheStandard’s Volunteer Expo at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Dress for Success Oregon recruited volunteers, too.

Dress for Success Oregon recruited volunteers ready to help local women.

Participating organizations represented a wide variety of interests including arts, culture, humanities, the environment, animal welfare, health, human services and more. Whether people were looking for a one-time volunteer opportunity or a longer-term commitment, the Volunteer Expo was a great way to connect with nonprofits and start making a difference.

“The nonprofit organizations featured at the Volunteer Expo have an invaluable impact on our communities, and they count on the public’s support and involvement to achieve their missions,” said Greg Ness, chairman, president and CEO of The Standard.

Here’s a list of the nonprofit exhibitors, click the links below to check them out!

“I Have a Dream” Oregon
Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Black United Fund of Oregon
Chess for Success
College Possible
Donate Life Northwest
Donate Life Northwest
Ethos, Inc.
Financial Beginnings
Friends of Outdoor School
Friends of the Children
Friends of Zenger Farm
Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon
GLSEN Oregon
HEART (Humane Education Activists Reaching Teachers)
International Carpe Diem Foundation DBA Carpe Mundi
Junior Achievement of Oregon & SW Washington
Latino Network
Minds Matter Portland
Northwest Down syndrome Association
Northwest Earth Institute
Open Meadow
Oregon Mentors
Portland Youth Builders
Reading Results
Saturday Academy
Serendipity Center
SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) Program
The Children’s Book Bank
The Portland Kitchen
AC Portland
Access Health Centers
American Diabetes Association
American Red Cross
Brian Grant Foundation
Cascade AIDS Project
Cedar Sinai Park
Delete Blood Cancer
Make-A-Wish Oregon
Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter
Northwest VEG
Oregon & Southwest Washington Blood Program
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
Our House
Providence Hospice
Quest Center for Integrative Health
SPOON Foundation
The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter
TransActive Gender Center
Trillium Family Services
Wild Canyon Games
Human Services
Albertina Kerr
Central City Concern
Community Energy Project
Dress for Success Oregon
Elders in Action
Friendly House
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East
Human Solutions
Impact NW
Jewish Family & Child Service
L’Arche Portland
Lifeline Connections
Mercy Corps Northwest
Metropolitan Family Service
Morrison Child & Family Services
My Father’s House
New Avenues for Youth
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
Oregon End Violence Against Women Political Action Committee
Oregon Food Bank
Portland Homeless Family Solutions
Q Center
Raphael House of Portland
REACH Community Development
Ride Connection
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington
Store to Door
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette and Hands On Greater Portland
Volunteers of America Oregon
Value: Environment, Animals
Audubon Society of Portland
Cat Adoption Team
EarthShare Oregon
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon
Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants
Friends of Trees
Friends of Tryon Creek
Oregon Humane Society
The Forest Park Conservancy
Public/Society Benefit
Basic Rights Oregon
Black Parent Initiative (BPI)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro
Bridge Meadows
Candlelighters For Children With Cancer
Community Partners for Affordable Housing
Harper’s Playground
Multnomah County Office of Citizen Involvement
Multnomah County Office of Citizen Involvement
Our United Villages dba The ReBuilding Center
Portland Mitzvah Network
Sparks of Hope
Arts, Culture & Humanities
Business for Culture & the Arts
Literary Arts
Metropolitan Youth SYmphony
Northwest Dance Project
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Oregon Humanities
Portland Center Stage
Portland Children’s Museum
Portland Jazz Festival
Portland Opera
Portland Piano International
Work for Art
Write Around Portland
Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington
Equity Foundation
Macdonald Center
Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette
Rose City Rollers
Special Olympics Oregon
The Dougy Center