Support a young child at the Family Relief Nursery

  • Portland, OR, US

Visit voaor.org/volunteer to see upcoming volunteer orientations and email volunteer@voaor.org to express interest and RSVP. Volunteers can attend orientation, apply to volunteer and will meet with program staff for a tour and training. Background checks are required.

Many families with young children aren't able to provide the support they so desperately want to give to their children because of a variety of pressures combined with a lack of support. At VOA's Family Relief Nursery (FRN), we work to reduce that pressure through providing resources and parent support so the family can stay strong and healthy.

You can be an immediate support to children by providing caring, affirmation, and structure. This is a great way to feel the joyful energy young children bring, learn vital skills to supporting their growth, and get an insider's look at social work and early childhood education in action.

Classroom Assistant: Pair up with a classroom teacher to support an age-specific therapeutic classroom. Learn our unique intervention model, expand the type and depth of activites, provide 1:1 support, and be the adult a young child connects with while they grow and learn.

Bus Buddy: Ride with children to or from the nursery on our bus mornings and/or afternoons. This is a great way to get to know the children in a more casual and flexible way.

All training is provided - all you need is a love of children, willingness to learn through practice and modeling, and ability to commit to a weekday morning or early afternoon for at least three months.

VOA's Family Relief Nurseryis a prevention/intervention program that helps to stop the cycle of child abuse & neglect while also providing development assessments and a therapeutic nursery/preschool environment for children ages six weeks through five years. The program provides skills training, respite care, and home visits to assist families in re-establishing a safe, caring home environment.

Volunteers of America Oregon Volunteers of America Oregon logo

  • 234 SE 7th Ave.
    Portland, OR, US 97214
    See Map
  • Duration:

    3 months or longer
  • Time commitment:

    Occasional (weekly or monthly)
  • Times of day:

    Mornings Afternoons
  • Days of week:

    Weekdays
  • Schedule:

    Flexible schedule

Thinking about grad school?

Idealist Grad Fairs are coming to a city near you!

Volunteers of America Oregon Volunteers of America Oregon logo


Please make corrections before moving on.
Please fill out {field}.

Uh oh.

Something unexpected just happened. Sorry!

Please try again or contact us.

Hmm... we couldn't find that place in our database.
Are you sure it's correct? Yes No

There was a problem signing in to your social account.

The error code was: error code.

If the problem persists, please contact us.

Try again

Sign in with:

Continue with:

Next ››

Log in

Welcome back! Please enter your password.

Forgot your password?

Next ››

Create your account

Looks like you're new here. Sign up! Or, log in with a different email.

‹‹ Back Next ››

Upload a photo

Nice photo! (Change)

‹‹ Back Next ››

Secure your account

Please verify that you're a human. Type the text below:

By clicking "Sign Up" you're agreeing to our Terms & Conditions

‹‹ Back

Secure your account

Please verify that you're a human. Type the text below:

By clicking "Sign Up" you're agreeing to our Terms & Conditions

Welcome!

Thanks for joining Idealist! We're glad to have you.

Please check your email and click on the verification link we just sent you. Your registration won't be complete until you do.

Welcome!

Thanks for joining the Idealist network!

Welcome back!

Please update your account details:

‹‹ Back Next ››

You're almost there!

We emailed you at with a verification link that you must click on to complete the sign up process.

Resend the verification email

Not you? Click here to become a Connector.

You're almost there!

We emailed you at with a verification link that you must click on to complete the sign up process.

Resend the verification email

Your profile is updated

Thanks for updating your profile! You can add more detail, including your interests, skills, and experience later.

ohai

Tell us why you're excited about this

Nice photo! (Change)

( No, thanks )

Please upload a photo and write a comment to continue.
Write comment to continue.
Please check the box to continue.
Please check the boxes to continue.
Please make corrections before moving on.
Please fill out {field}.
Please enter your full name.
Please let us know what to call you.
Please enter your city.
Please upload a photo.
Please tell us where you live.
Please enter a valid email address.
Passwords must be at least 6 characters long.
Email or password is incorrect.
Please try filling out the captcha again.
Please choose a profile photo.
Name can be no longer than 128 characters.
Quote can be no longer than 1024 characters.

Forgot your password?

Please enter your email so we can send you a reset link.

We just sent an email to you@example.com to reset your password.

We just sent an email to to verify your account.

Sorry, we ran into a problem with that.

Choose Another

We're glad to have you!

Before you can be active in this community, you'll have to become a Connector. Take a moment to learn more about the role and agree to our shared values before continuing.

Already a Connector? Log in

Already involved? Log in

Thank you!

Please review this final commitment we are all making to one another, and click below.

Working with others, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect, I want to help build a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.

In my role as a Connector, I commit to:

Please check the box to continue.
Please check the boxes to continue.