We are asking all of our amazing volunteers to stay safe and stay home at this time. We are still fighting the good fight with our small staff! The best way to help is to stay home and make a financial contribution if that is accessible for you. We can’t wait to have a full warehouse of volunteers again soon! Thank you for your support. 

None of our programs would be possible without the help of our committed family of volunteers.

Repacking / Sorting

We repack prepared food and sort fresh foods daily from 9am to 2pm in our warehouse, located at 15 SE 6th Ave. Portland, OR 97214. When volunteering we ask you wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Don’t worry though, we provide aprons and gloves for every volunteer.


Pickup Routes

Ready to commit? Listed below are our current opportunties for weekly food pickups from our generous donors. This opportunity requires a six month commitment, use of your own vehicle, and ability to lift 50 lbs.

Rapid Response Team

Can’t make a long-term commitment, but would like to help with pickups or food repackaging? Join our elite Rapid Response Team! Members sign up to receive emails or calls about one-off and/or afterhours pickups.


Ready to Volunteer? We need you!

To volunteer please call us at 503-226-8061 or email volunteer@urbangleaners.org to schedule a one-time orientation on Saturday or Sunday morning at 9 am.

We can accommodate groups of up to six people. Individuals aged 16-17 must be accompanied by an adult.