Help us in other ways!

Not the right time to be a mentor?  There’s plenty of other ways you can support our program and the youth we serve…

Volunteer for an event

*Match activities. Our monthly match activities are designed to strengthen our connections between mentors, mentees, their families, and staff.  As a match activity volunteer, you will help foster that connection by assisting with set-up and clean-up, welcoming families, facilitating activities, and engaging with mentor and mentees. The events are typically 2-3 hours once a month and can be divided in shifts with other volunteers. It ends up being the most fun volunteering you have ever done!

*Annual Family Picnic in September.  We need day-of volunteers to help with set-up, tear down, game facilitation, photography, balloon hat making and more

*Annual Fundraising Event in May.  Sit on our event planning committee, or volunteer day-of to help with set-up, tear-down, registration and more

Qualifications 

  • Passion for community building and youth mentoring 
  • Support Family of Friend’s mission, vision, values, and anti-racist statement 
  • Reliable transportation means to get to event-as many of our events are around the community 
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination, booster encouraged 
  • Background check -email Bianca for questions

Volunteer opportunity sign up below:

https://forms.gle/Kk7Nh87nsgpUhzYz9

Contact Bianca Tyrell, Community Engagement Manager, btyrell@family-of-friends.org

 

 

SPonsor a match activity

We host monthly activities for our mentors and mentees to get together with other matches and staff to have fun. These activities cost us money and range from $300-$600 each time. We do activities like pumpkin patches, indigenous cooking classes, beach day, family picnic, rock climbing, etc. We are always in need of sponsors for these events. For more information email btyrell@family-of-friends.org

Join our Board of Directors

We’re always looking for dedicated individuals who can give 2-4 hours a month to help shape our program’s future.   Contact Sarah Shaw Dixon, Executive Director, sshawdixon@family-of-friends.org

Fundraise on Our Behalf

Sponsor our annual fundraising gala or donate items to the raffle/ silent auction.

Throw a party with your friends that benefits Family of Friends

Organize a community giving event through a local business like Fred Meyer, Burgerville, Oregon Public House and more

Contact Sarah Shaw Dixon, Executive Director, sshawdixon@family-of-friends.org

Sponsor our Open house or kid’s choice concert 

We have several options for sponsorship levels for our friendraisers and fundraisers. These come with several fun incentives and are a great way to support Family of Friends’ efforts!

Please Contact Sarah Shaw Dixon, Executive Director, sshawdixon@family-of-friends.org

Donate Itemswe & Experiences

Tickets to sporting events, plays, cultural events, movies etc.

Food and snacks for monthly match activities

Youth board games, art supplies, clothing (new), and gift cards for holiday help and match activities

Meeting space for monthly volunteer council meetings and caregiver meetings. Capacity 15-20 seated

Contact Bianca Tyrell, Community Engagement Manager btyrell@family-of-friends.org

Intern with us

Have a grad project and want to focus on youth mentoring?  Tell us your ideas!

Contact Sarah Shaw Dixon, Executive Director, sshawdixon@family-of-friends.org