Volunteer at CCC

"The feeling you get when helping someone else is like no other. Having the opportunity to give back even just a tiny bit has been a great experience."

The time, expertise, and presence that volunteers provide makes a true difference in the lives of our clients, as well as the effectiveness of our programs. CCC is grateful for the generosity of our friends and supporters who volunteer their time—whether for one day or on an ongoing basis—to our clients and programs.

CCC has a variety of Portland homeless volunteer roles across our programs, some of which are detailed on our Volunteer Opportunities page. The list of opportunities is updated regularly. If you would like to explore volunteerism at CCC beyond the posted opportunities, please contact volunteer@ccconcern.org or fill out the online interest form. Our Volunteer Manager is happy to meet with you and discuss other ways you can volunteer at Central City Concern.

To express your interest in volunteering with the homeless in Portland, click here. Filling out this online form is not a substitute for a volunteer application. The Volunteer Manager will contact you soon to talk about your interest.


All homelessness internships must be formally established with your school via an Internship Contract Agreement with CCC. Contact volunteer@ccconcern.org for more information about internships.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

If you represent a group of people looking to engage in a Portland homelessness volunteer project with CCC, please contact volunteer@ccconcern.org directly to discuss group opportunities.

What do our volunteers say about cCC?

We are proud to provide engaging, meaningful, and impactful volunteer opportunities to community members passionate about making a difference. Take a look at our Monthly Volunteer Spotlights to find out what our volunteers say about their experiences and learn more about past and current volunteer projects.

"Volunteering with Central City Concern has given me the opportunity to talk to people I never would have talked to and be involved in a meaningful way."