Portland, OR. The Fifth Annual Stand Together Week, which runs from June 6th to 12th, offers fans the chance to volunteer at local nonprofits alongside players from the Timbers, Thorns FC and T2. Timbers players Jack Barnaby, Jake Gleeson and Jack Jewsbury spent time with the kids at Bless Field. Since 2012, Stand Together Week participants donated 10,375 hours of service at more than 131 events benefitting youth and the environment in the greater-Portland area. Nonprofits served include PlayWorks!, Growing Gardens, Active Children Portland and the Community Cycling Center, among many others. There are still a few volunteer opportunities left for Stand Together Week; Hands on Greater Portland has all the details.
Steve Palacios and Victor Arboleda of Portland Timbers 2 work together to help build a skateboard ramp for youth at Living Cully in NE Portland. (Photo: Eric Cech-Portland)
Thorns FC’s Mallory Weber working alongside community volunteers in Timber Jim’s garden at the Tualatin School House Pantry. (Photo: Eric Cech-Portland)
Timbers head coach Caleb Porter reads to children at the Hillsboro Library as part of Stand Together Week. (Photo: Eric Cech)
Timbers defender Zarek Valentin chats with volunteers following the Stand Together Week events at Hillsboro Library. (Photo: Eric Cech-Portland)
Timbers Owner & CEO Merritt Paulson talks with former Portland Trail Blazer and Univ. of Portland coach Terry Porter and forward Fanendo Adi at the Oregon Food Bank.
Portland Thorns FC player Kendall Johnson plays a game of soccer with the kids of 4 Worlds United Soccer in SE Portland on Day 2 of Stand Together Week. (Photo: Eric Cech-Portland)
T2 defender Rennico Clarke joins volunteers from the community in fixing bicycles at the Community Cycling Center in NE Portland. (Photo: Eric Cech-Portland)
Thorns players Mana Shim, Mckenzie Berryhill and Celeste Boureille work with Timbers 2 player Rennico Clarke to fix bicycles at the Community Cycling Center in NE Portland. (Photo: Eric Cech.)
Fans love getting out of the stands and volunteering side-by-side with their favorite players. (This photo is from June 1st as Portland Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell (24) and goalkeeper Jake Gleeson (90) hold up log slabs after the 1-0 win at Providence Park. (Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer)
With the help of Hands On Greater Portland, and Presenting Partners adidas, Alaska Airlines, Coca-Cola, Daimler Trucks North America, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, KPTV FOX 12, Providence Health Plan, Simple, and University of Portland, more than 30 volunteer projects benefitting organizations focused on youth and the environment are offered across the Portland metro area.
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