MOTHER & CHILD Education Center

1515 NE 41st Ave Portland, OR 97232

503.249.5801   info@momchildpdx.org

Please call for most needed donations!

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Closed: Dec.24-26, Dec.31 @ 3pm, & Jan.1

Volunteer Opportunities


Groups and Individuals Welcome!


Help parents get basic necessities for their children 0-5 years (diapers, wipes, clothing, etc) at Mother & Child’s Client Care Days - days families come to shop at no cost for supplies - by signing-up at momchildpdxvolunteer.eventbrite.com.  Client Care Days occur each second Saturday of the month, and the following Wednesday.  Volunteers may check-in parents, assist with shopping, fill bags, watch children, help with maternity clothing, or serve food.  For a general idea of what this day looks like, watch our training video onlineIf you haven’t volunteered with MomChildPDX before and are interested in getting involved in any capacity, we highly suggest volunteering at a Client Care Day first to meet staff, see our space, and get a better idea of who we are & who we serve.


Help sort donations and bundle together baby outfits, supplementary wipes, & diapers by downloading our general volunteer application. We need help in our small exterior with gardening and exterior clean up too.

If you are in High School needing Service Hours we welcome you to sign-up for our Client Care Days or Apply to Help Behind-the-Scenes with donations.


Sign-Up to Coordinate or offer Day-of-Assistance with Special Events at momchildpdx.volunteer.eventbrite.com. Mother & Child hosts numerous events throughout the year – both for fundraising and family support - and would love your help! Examples include: Client Care Days, Happy Hour + Online Silent Auction, RunMamaRun 5k/10k, Pop-Up Dinner, Giving Tuesday, Holiday Cheer & Cheese (see our events tab for details on events). If you are a business owner, have a craft, timeshare, or other item to donate, we are always looking for sponsorships/donations! Mother & Child works to create a sponsorship that best promotes you, while supporting parents and children in our community. E-mail Anne at anneb [at] momchildpdx.org with questions or interest.


Looking for an Internship?

E-mail an Intern Application with cover letter or resume, and Apply to Complete Your Internship with Us! Speak a second language? Bonus! Skills may include: quiet conversation, trauma awareness, empathy, follow-up calls, connecting parents to supplies and local resources, working with at-risk populations, understanding other cultures. Training provided. Graphic/Web/Photo/Videography projects also available.


Want to Further our Mission, Strategies, and Goals?

Read Board Member requirements.


Be a Community Connector

Coordinate a “Campaign for Change” for your faith community, community group, class, or business by distributing sippy cups to individuals to take home to fill with donations. Groups typically fill bottles with donations for 3-weeks, while an event or business “host” a larger bottle at the reception/checkout/desk. Group leads return bottles to MCEC at an agreed upon time. Email anneb [at] momchildpdx.org.