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$250 provides recreational opportunities for 83 youth in residential care
$170 provides a baby stroller for one low-income teen mother
$150 provides a hot evening meal and breakfast for 60 homeless youth
$120 provides winter gloves for 20 homeless youth
$100 provides socks for 50 homeless youth
$28 provides a month bus pass for a low-income youth
$50 provides infant formula for 1 month for one low-income teen mother
$100 provides seeds, vegetable starts and water for 20 families to grow their own food
$75 provides 3 boxes of infant diapers for a teen mom
$50 provides educational materials and art supplies for 15 youth
$50 provides infant formula for 1 month for one low-income teen mother


Current volunteer opportunities include: 

  • NEW! We are looking for a receptionist volunteer at Harry's Mother, our Runaway Youth Services to work one or two shifts (4 hours per shift) answering phone calls and assisting walk-in clients.We are looking for a six month commitment. This is a great opportunity to learn about the program's services and the youth we serve.
  • Yard and house projects including painting, cleaning and landscaping at various residential programs.
  • Meals for our homeless youth shelters.
  • Yellow Brick Road Street Outreach in Portland and Vancouver. Volunteer application, criminal history check, training and six month commitment required.
  • Organize a clothing drive at your school, church or community center. This is a great way for youth to help other youth! Our shelters are always in need of socks, blankets and hand warmers. During the colder months, warm jackets, hats and gloves are in high demand. 

Visit the Village Gardens website for opportunities with our community food projects.

Interested in Volunteering? Fill out this form to let us know.

Looking for a speaker?

Want a Janus staff member to come speak to your group about our programs or a specific topic such as youth homelessness? Click here to send an email request with your name, organization, date and time for the speaking event.


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