Bring joy to youth while riding to school!


Cause Areas


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


Various LocationsPortland, OR 97214


Many families with young children aren’t able to provide the support they so desperately want to give to their children because of a variety of pressures combined with a lack of support. At VOA Oregon's Family Relief Nursery (FRN), we work to reduce that pressure through providing resources and parent support so the family can stay strong and healthy.

You can be an immediate support to children by providing caring, affirmation, and structure. This is a great way to feel the joyful energy young children bring, learn vital skills to supporting their growth, and get an insider’s look at social work and early childhood education in action.

Bus Buddy: Accompany our bus driver transporting children (ages 6 weeks to five years old) to or from school. Provide safety both in school and on the bus and ensure proper ratio is maintained. But best of all; sing songs, play games, engage in conversations, and keep kids having fun along the ride.

All training is provided - all you need is a love of children, willingness to learn through practice and modeling, and ability to commit to a weekday morning (7:30-9:30 AM) or early afternoon (12:30-2:30 PM) for at least six months.

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
  • 2 hrs/week, minimum 6 months
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