Trauma-Informed Drop-In Services for Children


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Various LocationsPortland, OR 97233


When a family is in crisis, a child faces turmoil. And the lack of safe, reliable childcare is a huge barrier to parents accessing the support and services they need.

You can be the one to enhance the safety and connection children experience while their parents access services during a medical, legal, or domestic violence crisis. Partner with our experienced staff to set-up the play area, supervise children of all ages, manage snack time & diapers changes, and lead special activities. Beyond this basic childcare, you will be trained to interact with each child in a way that supports their resilience to any trauma they may be experiencing.

Commit to one half-day a week (M-F mornings or early afternoons) for 3 months to gain valuable skills working with a variety of children and get training in child development and crisis intervention. Currently we only have openings on Tuesdays at Gateway Domestic Violence Center. Various shifts available at St. Vincent hospital, but Providence Portland is full.

Past volunteers have enjoyed on how eager the children are to connect with them, and the diverse ages and backgrounds of children they get to meet.

If you are consistent, eager to learn, skilled at connecting with children, and enjoy creating new relationships, we'd love to tell you more!

From at-risk youth to victims of domestic violence, recovering addicts and the frail elderly, Volunteers of America Oregon provides a range of supportive and empowering services to our area's most vulnerable populations - and works with them to rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.


  • Child Development
  • Child Care
  • Crisis Intervention
  • People Skills
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week for 3 months

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