Volunteer Opportunities

Below is a list of our current volunteer needs. We provide training, support, and everlasting gratefulness! Please feel free to contact our Volunteer Coordinator with any questions at volunteercoordinator@portlandvoz.org

MLK Jr. Worker Center Dispatching

Primary Responsibility: The main duty of this position is to support staff with various tasks associated with running the Center. It is necessary that volunteers in this role are comfortable communicating in Spanish, at the minimum conversationally.

Time: 2 to 3 hrs/day, as many days as possible (7am-10am or 8am-11am)

Location: Worker center.

Requires: Spreadsheet, email, text, consistency, detail, reporting (no experience necessary)

Workflow: Help with signing workers in as they arrive in the morning. Assisting running the raffle. Greeting employers and helping them get the appropriate workers. Answering phones. Making follow up calls to employers. Data entry.

Works With: Activities Coordinator, other dispatchers, and Worker Center Director.

Wage Theft Volunteers

Primary Responsibility: Intake and support with outreach to help identify legal needs of workers.

Time: 2 hrs/week, consistent (10am-12pm)

Location: Worker center and corners close by.

Requires: Spreadsheet, email, text, consistency, detail, reporting (no experience necessary)

Workflow: Help with intake and support with outreach on the corners on Everett, Davis, Ankenny and by Dutch Brothers to help identify legal needs that we can support day laborers with and encourage them to utilize the services offered by Oregon Law Center. Volunteers may also assist with accompaniment to BOLI to file wage theft claims.

Works With: Activities Coordinator, Organizing Program, Oregon Law Center.

Inventory

Primary Responsibility: Document, store, and track all existing items in Voz's office and Worker Center.

Time: 5 hrs/week, consistent.

Location: Worker center and Admin Office, and other storage locations.

Requires: Spreadsheet, email, text, consistency, detail, reporting (no experience necessary)

Workflow: Come to Admin Office or MLK Jr. worker center at least once a week to inventory items; tracks inflow and outgo of items, support valuing these items, know what we have on hand, and what we are likely to be needing. Organizing and storage. Can always say what is where at any given moment.

Works With: Bookkeeping.

​Data Analyst

Primary Responsibility: Track, organize, troubleshoot and analyze data for WFD program (and others). Deliver information about job types, the progression of workers through the Entrenamiento & and Capacitaciones

Time: 25hr/month, variable.

Location: Some time weekly at MLK Jr. Worker Center, most can be done at home or anywhere with good communication.

Requires: Spreadsheet, database, pivot table, email, what's app/text, reporting skills, system design, and intervention. Some data analysis or database management would be ideal. A little bit of print design with Word or Google tools would also be great.

Workflow: Collect and track data in spreadsheets related to the workers' skill development, and report to stakeholders - WFD, DLC, ED, and others. Report and present data in various formats and venues. Analyze Machete data. Look for trends and suggestions about where to focus and tune up training programs, outreach/marketing activities.

Works With: Activities, Dispatch, Work Force Development, MLK Jr. Director, DLC, Development, Communications, ED

​Donations Coordinator

Primary Responsibility: Seek out, coordinate, and confirm delivery of donations, and coordinate storage with Inventory & Materials Coordinator.

Time: 5/hrs a week, with some variation.

Location: anywhere, but may require travel and delivery.

Requires: Email, What's App/Text, vehicle, flexibility, highly responsive and detail oriented communication (available to answer phone calls during the day and on weekends)

Workflow: Always seeking out via email, in person, and phone with organizations who would like to donate tools, clothes, and other goods and services to VOZ/worker center. This is a very communication oriented position - one can make their own hours, but must be consistently organizing. Will often need to respond to specific needs of Work Force Development or other programs. From free coffee, to office supplies, to boots, they'll be communicating what VOZ is, and why we need what we need.

Works With: Activities, Work Force Development, MLK Jr. center Director, Inventory & Materials Coordinator, Day Labor Committee, any staff who wants stuff.

​Inventory & Materials Coordinator (Shop Keeper)

Primary Responsibility: Document, store, and track all items received for WFD programming.

Time: 5 hrs/week, consistent.

Location: Worker center, and other storage locations.

Requires: Spreadsheet, email, what's app/text, consistency, detail, reporting (no experience necessary)

Workflow: Come to MLK Jr. worker center at least once a week to inventory items; tracks inflow and outgo of items, support valuing items, know what we have on hand, and what we are likely to be needing (both as needs change seasonally, and on a regular basis). Organizing and storage. Can always say what is where at any given moment. Could also work with activities for stocking & ordering, and organizing teaching/curriculum materials.

Works With: Activities, Work Force Development, Worker Center MLK Jr. Director, Donations Coordinator, Bookkeeping, Day Labor Committee.