Please Note:

* COMING EVENTS: 150th Gala Event October 12, 2019 AND Annual Awards Dinner November 16, 2019!

* IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER: Closure information for the Council can be found HERE .

* NEW YEAR’S DAY HOLIDAY CLOSURE: We will be closed Tuesday, January 1st, but open as normal on December 31st.

Volunteer On-Site


In Emergency Services

The Portland Council provides client assistance directly through the emergency service office. When you join forces with over 1,500 St. Vincent de Paul volunteers you are no longer just a drop in the ocean, but a powerful force. The goal of our volunteers and staff is to help clients to be better off than when they came in to see us.

Volunteers join together daily to help on the phones, assist walk-in clients, and prepare food boxes.

Shifts are generally 9 AM to Noon or 1 to 4 PM, Monday thru Friday. Volunteers who speak a second language are always in great need. Even if you have never volunteered before, we provide a welcoming environment and encourage a self-paced training program.

The Portland Council center is located 8101 SE Cornwell St., Portland, Oregon (Map). Our Emergency Service Office and Christmas Food Box Call Center are located on this site.

Interested in helping in our Emergency Services office? We are open from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday thru Friday, shifts and days are flexible. Please call Craig at 503-595-2294.