Boys & Girls Aid

Spend Time with Youth

Activity Leader
Share your special talents, skills and interests with youth in foster care or youth transitioning out of homelessness and into stable housing by leading a weekly or monthly activity. Some ideas include: writing circles, craft classes, job skills training.

Recreation Volunteer

Come lead a group of foster youth in a fun and physical activity that you are interested in or be a chaperone for community outings to museums, wildlife areas, or theme parks.

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Special Projects and Donation Drives

Host a drive
Serve youth living in foster care by setting up a drive with friends or on your own. Collect essential items kids need such as a winter Coats, back to school supplies, or holiday gifts. 

Project: Organize
Are you great at organizing? We need your help organizing arts and crafts rooms at our programs, holiday donations and so much more!

Provide Transportation

Connect with kids in foster care by transporting them home from school, to medical appointments, or to visits with their family. This is a truly impactful volunteer opportunity and allows volunteers to connect with kids one on one and provide mentorship and critical support.

Deliver or Prepare Meals

Cook and share a meal with youth in foster care. Prepare, serve and share a meal for up to 10 youth living at Seneca House, a shelter for teen girls living in foster care. Volunteers provide ingredients, make the meal (sometimes the youth like to lend a hand) and join the girls for dinner.

Ding Dong! Dinner’s here. Deliver a home cooked or purchased meal to one of Boys & Girls Aid’s incredible foster families to give them a much needed night off from cooking.

Raise Funds

Volunteer at events or host a fundraiser to benefit Boys & Girls Aid.

Office & Admin Support

Office and administrative support

Have a desire to support children, and a passion and interest in organization and project oriented tasks?

Help with filing
Provide a huge help to the children our agency serves by ensuring that their case files are organized and complete.  This is critical to ensuring that no part of a child’s case falls through the cracks.

Front desk support
This is a great opportunity for volunteers to become more familiar with the day to day operations of Boys & Girls Aid. Provide help with answering the agency phone, welcoming visitors, and working on special projects.

Volunteer with us!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Boys & Girls Aid. Your involvement contributes to the positive impact being made on children who are currently living without families. Our goal as an agency is to ensure every single one of these children are connected with a family who will love and support them. As a volunteer, your time will directly lead to building a better future for children in foster care. On behalf of the entire staff at Boys & Girls Aid, thank you for your service.

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Are you interested in a corporate volunteer opportunity? Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at 503.542.2303 .

Looking for an internship in social work?

For January through December of 2017, there are two internship opportunities at Boys & Girls Aid. Both are at our Safe Place shelter in Hillsboro, which provides homeless youth ages 12 through 19 with emergency shelter, basic needs assistance, and comprehensive supports for obtaining stable housing.

Bachelors level
General youth and program support
No guaranteed consistent direct youth contact due to youth schedules
Training and supervision provided staff on-site

Masters level 
Available only for April through June and September through December
No guaranteed consistent direct youth contact due to youth schedules
Training and supervision provided by on-site counselor (MA only; no MSW available)

We also need a Human Resources intern!

Read the internship description here and .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you are interested in applying.

Hops ‘n’ Scotch

Thank you to all our committed supporters who joined us at Hops ‘n’ Scotch. The event was a great success in raising awareness and funds for the children Boys & Girls Aid supports in foster care.

If you’re interested in learning more about Boys & Girls Aid please visit our Make a Difference page.
Together, we are making an impact in the lives of children throughout our community.

Special thanks to our sponsors

On-Tap Sponsor
The Standard

Summer Sponsor
Nationwide Insurance/Weber Insurance Services

Check out our photos from Hops ‘n’ Scotch held on August 11!