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Community for Positive Aging


Help with transporting food designated apartment buildings for a on-site food panty, and then help set-up and and distribute food directly to residents. Get to know residents and enjoy providing direct assistance to help people maintain independent living.


  • Help unload, sort, bag, and load pallets of food at First Christian Church

  • Transport food using personal vehicle to buildings supported by CFPA Enhanced Resident Services and help unload

  • Help set up a few tables and prepare distribution stations at buildings, and help clean up the distribution stations as needed

  • Ensure residents receiving food sign food distribution log

  • Interact with residents at the station, letting them know what’s available, handing out items, and/or just chat!


  • High degree of reliability

  • Use of personal vehicle for transporting food (preferred)

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Commitment to CFPA’s mission and values, including promoting diversity, equality, and inclusion

  • Up-to-date on Covid-19 vaccination

TIME COMMITMENT: 4th Thursdays of each month, between 10:00am and 3:30pm (Varied shifts within the total time frame are available)

LOCATION: First Christian Church & various buildings in the Portland area

APPLICATION: Click here to apply!

Or contact us at 503.288.8303 to request a volunteer application by mail.

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About Community for Positive Aging


1820 NE 40th Ave, Portland, OR 97212, US

Mission Statement

Community for Positive Aging is a caring and healthy organization that encourages intergenerational relationships, recognizes the wisdom and experience of its elders, and demonstrates awareness and respect for the aging process. Seniors have access to a full spectrum of services, including social, emotional, educational, and recreational opportunities appropriate to their unique needs and interests. We value, appreciate and encourage the important contributions of older adults in our community and empower people of all ages to achieve happy, healthy aging.


CFPA was founded as Hollywood Senior Center in 1973, a nonprofit committed to creating an uplifting and vibrant environment for adults 55 and older while providing a channel for intergenerational relationships and learning. In July 2021, HSC expanded by absorbing The Giving Tree, another not-for-profit organization, committed to providing residential services to people living in affordable housing, including access to culturally-specific food, throughout Portland; merger of these two organizations form CFPA.

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First Christian Church1314 SW Park AvePortland, OR 97201



  • People Skills




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Monthly 2 to 3 hour shift on the 4th Thursday

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