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Lift Urban Portland

Join Our Glean Team! Lift Urban Portland reduces hunger and improves the lives of ​low-income residents ​of Northwest and Downtown Portland. We are expanding rapidly to serve the needs of our growing community and we need your help!

Description of Role

Do you have a passion for reducing food waste and ensuring that all people have access to high quality foods? Is lifting heavy items something you like to do in your spare time? Does driving a large van sound like fun to you? If so, come glean with us!

Quote from Lift Urban Portland Volunteer

"I've had to rely on food banks and pantries in the past, so by gleaning and collecting food from Lift UP's community partners, I'm able to give back".

Responsibilities and Other Details

  • Gleaning pick ups occur at our community partner locations at various times. For this opportunity, gleaners will be picking up donations from an Amazon Warehouse in NW Portland from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm on a Monday or Thursday.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older and have access to a personal vehicle
  • Physically able to lift and carry 50 pounds, repeatedly

More opportunities with Lift Urban Portland

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Lift Urban Portland


2701 NW Vaughn, Suite 102, Portland, OR 97210, US

Mission Statement

Lift Urban Portland’s mission is to reduce hunger and improve the lives of low-income residents in northwest and downtown Portland.


Lift Urban Portland formerly called Northwest Portland Ministries was organized in 1983 at the request of Friendly House to recruit volunteers from the community to serve unmet needs. Although the bulk of volunteers come from area congregations, Lift Urban Portland is not a religious organization. A fundamental tenet of Lift Urban Portland is a respect for people of all faiths and a commitment to work together to help our neighbors in need.



Mon Feb 01, 2021 - Fri Apr 30, 2021
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM  


Varies, all in NW and Downtown PortlandPortland, OR 97210



  • Food Delivery / Distribution




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 21
  • We prefer volunteers commit to one gleaning shift per month (2 hours per month)
  • Volunteers in this role must love to lift things and be adaptable. Sometimes gleaning processes or locations change mid shift depending on program needs. The Lift UP warehouse manager makes these changes and keeps all volunteers informed.

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