Bring Joy to Youth While Riding to School!


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


234 SE 7thPortland, OR 97214
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." -- Frederick Douglass


Resiliency research shows it only takes a bond with one adult outside their family for children to feel the positive effects for a lifetime. Enhance the well-being and development of young children by being a positive, stable, consistent adult in their lives, and easing their transition between home and the nursery.

Bring joy into a child’s day and your own while learning age-appropriate positive discipline techniques, early childhood development theory, and Montessori Method.

Volunteers accompany bus driver transporting children to and from home. They engage in conversation with the children on the trip.

Monday-Thursday, either 8:00am-9:30am or 12:30pm-2:00pm.
6-month commitment, 2-3 hours a week, at least ride one route (morning or afternoon).


234 SE 7 th, Portland OR 97214

2609 SE 130 th Ave, Portland OR 97236


  • Must be aged 18 or older.
  • Some lifting of children.
  • Must love children and be able to interact positively. Ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

VOA Oregon's Family Relief Nursery is a prevention/intervention program that helps to stop the cycle of child abuse & neglect while also providing development assessments and a therapeutic nursery/preschool environment for children ages six weeks through five years. The program provides skills training, respite care, and home visits to assist families in re-establishing a safe, caring home environment.


  • Child Development
  • Youth Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Mon-Thurs, either 8:00am-9:30am or 12:30pm-2:oopm
  • At least ride one route (morning or afternoon)

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