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

Covid Update: We are accepting volunteers on a limited basis! Please see below for our current opportunities. We will add you to our waitlist if we are full!

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 that you wear a proper mask (covering your nose and mouth at all times), 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. – email us at volunteer@urbangleaners.org if you are ready to do one of these routes on a weekly basis

farm Gleaning

Are you drawn to the idea of spending time on a farm, surrounded by lush nature in a peaceful setting? Do you have a curiosity about the origins of your food and a desire to connect with a community of passionate individuals committed to creating a more just food system? If so, Urban Gleaners invites you to join our farm glean team! Find details on each position and sign up here.

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 after hours pickups.


Ready to Volunteer? We need you!

To volunteer please email volunteer@urbangleaners.org with your availability. Let us know if you are interested in repacking/sorting, having a driving route, or joining our Rapid Response Team.

Individuals aged 16-17 must be accompanied by an adult.