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"Pay it Forward" at William Temple House

Been the beneficiary of a kind deed? Consider "paying it forward" by helping a hungry family, a mom struggling with depression or a young father who has been laid off. These people turn to William Temple House for a hand up. William Temple House, in turn, depends on volunteers to help it serve those in need.

Volunteering just a few hours a week is all it takes to pay it forward. We are currently looking for new volunteers for our thrift store located in NW Portland and for pastoral volunteer vistitors and evening volunteer receptionists at our main offices also in NW Portland. Job descriptions are posted below.

Opportunities are available seven days a week.

Contact Dana LaBoy at(503)226.3021 ext. 235 or [email protected] for more information.

Job descriptions...

Thrift Store Volunteers

Thrift store volunteers greet customers and assist them if they need any help and offer thanks to them for supporting our efforts by shopping at the William Temple House Thrift Store. Assist with unloading donations that customers drop off and placing them in the designated donation area. When needed, assist cashiers with bagging as well as assisting customers with taking purchased items to their cars. Assist with sweeping and mopping of the floors and general up keep to keep the thrift store clean and tidy. Thrift store volunteers should be able to lift and carry at least 15lbs, be comfortable with spending lots of time on their feet and be able to courteously interact with all William Temple House Thrift store staff and customers.

Pastoral Volunteer Visitors

Pastoral volunteers visit hospitalized staff, volunteers, and clients as requested by counselors. These visits may include persons in care and rehabilitation centers. Pastoral Volunteer Visitors must be certified by one's faith community, which in many cases requires training by one's pastor and licensure by the bishop.

Evening Volunteer Receptionists

The evening volunteer receptionist works at the front reception desk to notify counselors when clients arrive and direct clients to their appointments. Volunteer receptionists also may be asked to perform clerical duties as assigned including data entry, filing, word processing, answering phones, and greeting guests. Volunteers should be computer literate, detail oriented, have a pleasant demeanor and good front desk etiquette. This position is needed on Monday and Thursdays from 5pm until 8pm.