Face-to-Face Portland, a 501(c)3 is a non-government affiliated nonprofit. We are looking for individuals, couples, and families as volunteers to welcome police recruits to the community and educate them on our city's progressive values. We believe Black Lives Matter.
Amidst a national crisis and transformation, hundreds of new public safety officers are being hired and trained as first responders. Face-to-Face Portland works to build citizen trust in our first responders through the development of mutual respect and understanding. You can make an enormous difference by being yourself, getting to know an officer, and serving as an ambassador for Portland and its progressive values.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, your volunteer work includes getting to know an officer through virtual meetings, regular phone check-ins, texting, sharing life stories, talking about Portland, and depending on your own comfort level, enjoying take-out or dining outdoors using appropriate physical distancing.
The primary purpose of Face-to-Face Portland, as stated in its vision, is to create cohesive connections between cops, kids, and our community. We seek to unify people, redefine our approach, transform relationships, and create change.
The willingness of a community member to trust the police depends on how they feel the actions of the police reflect the actual values of their city. How does the police department get to know the area they work to protect? That’s where we come in.
Face-to-Face Portland is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that identifies and builds avenues for successful face-to-face relationships between police officers and the community.
Our Liaison Family Program pairs individuals, couples, and families with new hires. In a non-COVID world we would show them around Portland -- today we can do that virtually. We can still be there as a listening ear and as a friend. As the trust with these individual relationships grows, so will the mutual trust between police officers and our entire community. We provide the home-away-from-home emotional support and friendship our officers need to settle into a new area.
Emergency & Safety
Justice & Legal
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
August 20, 2020
Must be at least 26
Orientation or Training
1-2 hours per week initially followed by check-ins at routine intervals based on mutual agreement or your own discretion.
Brief interview by our executive director followed by an orientation of approximately one hour.