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


We repack prepared food between 9am and noon, seven days a week, in our warehouse at 15 SE 6th Ave. in Portland. You needn’t make a long-term commitment. Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Individual teens age 16-17 are welcome to volunteer with a parent or guardian. We’re sorry that we cannot accommodate younger children nor school groups.

We have a small repacking area, and, unfortunately, cannot accommodate large groups. Please call 503-226-8061 or email info@urbangleaners.org for more information.

Pickup Routes

If you’d like to make a firm weekly commitment for at least six months, you can help us pick up food from one of our generous donors. You must use your own vehicle, be able to lift 50 lbs, and bring the food immediately back to our warehouse. Children younger than 16 are not allowed to accompany pickups.

Rapid Response Team

Can’t make a long-term commitment, but would like to help with pickups? Rapid Response Team members sign up to receive text alerts about one-off, after-hours pickups.

Group Volunteering

We can accommodate groups of no more than 8 people Please call or email to set up a time.