Opportunities for Groups

Make a Difference in the Lives of our Most Vulnerable Neighbors

Transition Projects would not be able to function without the neighbors, friends, local community groups and more who support our work every day.

From feeding an entire shelter to deep cleaning one, each group that takes the time to support our programs makes a difference to our organization and those we serve.

We’d love to welcome your group to the ranks of those who support our work.

* Denotes an opportunity that first requires one person to attend a volunteer orientation.

Get Involved


Meal Provider groups consist of a team leader and a small group of volunteers - family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, or another type of service group - who come together to cook a full meal for shelter participants. Learn more about our Meal Provider Program.

Deep Clean A Shelter

Having a clean and beautiful space helps us to serve our participants with the respect and dignity they deserve. With eight shelters throughout Portland, there is plenty of opportunity for your group to help.

Donate Gifts in Kind

Whether it be shoes, sheets, khakis, or canned goods, our shelters thrive off new or lightly used donations from community members. See our updated list of most needed donations!

Process Donated Items

We receive thousands of items yearly that need to be sorted, organized, and routed to the programs and people who need them.

Host a Donation Drive

Increase your impact by organizing a collection event for our critically needed items like seasonal clothing for adults, socks, underwear, and new hygiene items.

Donate Funds

A Gift to Transition Projects supports our mission every day as we help people experiencing homelessness transition to housing. You can donate here.

Help At An Event

Throughout the year, our team often needs volunteer help with special events such as our IMPACT Gala, Portland Veterans Hiring Fair & Stand Down, and Truckload of Coats. There are many opportunities to get involved.

Youth Volunteering

Minors 8+ may volunteer with school or youth groups - or with their family - as Resource Organizers or Meal Providers. High school students at the sophomore level or higher may volunteer individually as Resource Organizers with parental consent.

Questions on how to get involved? Reach out to our team for more info!