Portland, OR. Oregon’s largest and longest-running volunteer expo returned to Pioneer Square for its ninth year on September 7th. The Standard’s Volunteer Expo brought together more than 125 nonprofits to help Oregonians discover volunteer and donation opportunities that fit their skills and interests.
Volunteer Expo attendees had a chance to learn about a wide variety of nonprofits, like the Children’s Book Bank, that make a difference in the community. Participating organizations represented the arts, culture, the environment, animal welfare, human services and more. If you didn’t have a chance to attend, we’ve got a look at some of the organizations represented, and a complete list below.
For more information about Volunteer Expo, please visitwww.standard.com/volunteer.
Amanda Ives, Raphael House
Corrine Montana, L’Arche
Marion Kessler and Marjorie Hirsch from SCRAP
Gail Anderson, Project Lemonade
Andrea Celeste Macias Madi Taylor, Lift Urban Portland
Phil Blhumeur, Pancriatic Cancer Action Network
Sara Stevens, Michelle LaMonde and Rashida Willard, Provision Project
Alain Bally and Brenden Butler from “Hands On” Greater Portland/United Way Columbia United
Hana Sant, New Avenues
Theo Simmons, Noel Lutomia and Bernia Benade from PSU Foundation
Kenny Scott, Self Enhancement, Inc.
Tara Porchia, Girls Inc.
Melissa Allen and Peggy Valenti, Janus Youth Programs
Catie Ellis, Meals on Wheels
Nate Larsen from Snowcap
Cory Neeuworth and Theresa Davis from the Standard
Alicia Clarke from Special Olympics
Michelle Fitzsimmons and Therese Schmacher from Dress for Success
Morgan Oyster-Sands and Melissa Ulrich from Outward Bound
Clarissa Young from Open School
Ashley Behm and Amory Zschach from Camp Fire
Denver Olmstead and Meli Osanya from Literary Arts
Jennifer Martinez from Open House Ministries
Jordan Cole-Rehfeldt and Brita Enflo from Portland Opera
Olivia Kilgore and Staci Sutton from SMART
David Grandfield and Mary Verrilli from Portland Parks
Christine Andersen from Albertina’s Place
The American Red Cross
Roger Schauffler from Elders in Action
Erin Moussallem and Stephanie Huerta from Portland Rescue Mission
Brina Bolanz from Outdoor School
Sara Fisher, Kim Christiansen and Christina Newcomb from Human Solutions
Here’s a list of nonprofits and links to their websites: