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MOTHER & CHILD Education Center

1515 NE 41st Ave Portland, OR 97232

503.249.5801 (English)- Call for needed donations!

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Volunteer Opportunities

 Volunteer with us! Both groups and individuals are welcome. Your agreement to volunteer with MCEC confirms that you have read and agree to these Terms & Conditions. It is the responsibility of all minors to have parent/guardian read through Terms & Conditions prior to volunteering. 

Volunteer for our client care day: Help us help parents recieve necessities for their children! Client care days happen on the second Saturday and following Monday of each month. Volunteer tasks include checking in with parents, assisting with shopping, filling bags, watching children, helping shop for maternity clothing or serving food. If you haven't volunteered with us before, helping with a client care day is the best way to start!

Sign up to volunteer at client care day: clientcaredayvol.eventbrite.com 

Sign up to prep client care day bags: handsonportland.org/organization/001A000000ZwklAIAR

Become a general volunteer: Our general volunteers tasks include helping with organizing donations, bundling baby clothes, diapers and wipes, and upkeep and gardening tasks. Fill out our general volunteer application here.

High school volunteers: High schoolers are welcome to sign-up for our Client Care Days or Apply to Help Behind-the-Scenes with donations.

Help out at MCEC special events: MCEC hosts multiple fundraising and family support events throughout the year, and we always appreciate volunteer hekp! Some of our events include: Client Care Days, Happy Hour + Online Silent Auction, RunMamaRun 5k/10k, Pop-Up Dinner, Giving Tuesday, Holiday Cheer & Cheese (see our events tab for details on events).

If you are a business owner, have a craft, timeshare, or other item to donate, we are always looking for sponsorships/donations! We work to create a sponsorship that best promotes your business, while supporting parents and children in our community. Email Maura at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested. 

Internships: Apply to complete an internship with us by emailing an Intern Application to Maura at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with cover letter and resume. Speak a second language? Bonus! Skills may include: quiet conversation, trauma awareness, empathy, follow-up calls, connecting parents to supplies and local resources, working with at-risk populations, understanding other cultures. Training provided. Graphic/web/photo/videography projects also available.

Become a board member: Read Board Member requirements.

Become a community connector: Coordinate a “Campaign for Change” for your faith community, community group, class, or business by distributing sippy cups to individuals to take home to fill with donations. Groups typically fill bottles with donations for 3-weeks, while an event or business “host” a larger bottle at the reception/checkout/desk. Group leads return bottles to MCEC at an agreed upon time. Email Maura at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..