Good Deeds Day is an annual tradition of good deeds. All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world. Join our community for a month full of events for the whole family that make Greater Portland a better place!

Click below to discover different activities you can participate in safely during this pandemic!

April 11

Red Cross Blood Drive at the MJCC

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

April 11

Burritos with Love

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Tivnu's gap year participants to assemble nutritious burritos and create warm messages of support for unhoused and unfed Portlanders. After bundling these up, participants will spread out to deliver burritos and love around Portland. 

April 11

Volunteer Party at The Kindness Farm 

2 shifts, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Covid-safe, outdoor, family-friendly opportunity.

Limited slots available.

To learn more visit: www.thekindnessmodel.org

April 11

Care for native plants and clean up Powell Butte Nature Park

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ecological enhancement provides cleaner air for neighborhoods, habitat for wildlife, and beauty. Everyone welcome, no experience necessary! Attentive adult(s) must accompany children. Registrants will receive email with meeting location and other important information.

April 20-30

Puzzles, crafts, and cards for JFCS

JFCS is asking for puzzles, crafts, and cards to gift to their disability services clients. Items should be new or gently used. As community engagement activities lessened due to the pandemic, these individuals can be experiencing isolation. By gifting them creative activities they will be reminded that the community is thinking of them and sending joy. Drive/Collection with Covid-safe, in person drop off at Neveh Shalom 24/7 from April 20th-April 30th.

April 22

Dispelling the Myths around Climate Change

7:00 - 8:30 PM

A program of the Climate Action Committee of the Jewish Community Relations Council.

Featuring Keiran Suckling, Center for Biological Diversity

Questions to: bob@jewishportland.org

Ongoing

Homeless Relief Initiative with Chef Jenn Louis

Volunteer to cook and/or provide items of need for distribution to homeless people.

Ongoing

Positive Charge! PDX

A Portland volunteer group open to everyone and dedicated to doing good and sharing good news. Date-specific as well as ongoing volunteer events that suit your interests and availability. 

 

Ongoing

PJ Library Cards for Seniors

The creatives among the young and young at heart are invited to make cards for our community’s seniors, many of whom have been isolated from family & friends for the past year in the pandemic. Our Community Chaplain will distribute these cards as he visits those living in assisted living and other senior care facilities.

Mail to: Rabbi Barry Cohen, JFGP, 9900 SW Greenburg Rd. #220, Tigard, OR 97223

DEADLINE: Friday, April 30, 2021

Questions to: rachel@jewishportland.org

Ongoing

Dignity Grows

Dignity Grows™ provides monthly personal and menstrual hygiene products to women, girls and individuals assigned female at birth, who cannot afford them. In March of 2021, Women's Philanthropy of Greater Portland became the 15th chapter of Dignity Grows in the collective of 147 Jewish Federations. Help us get started!

Ongoing

Do Good From Home

There are countless ways we can do good for one another, even from the comfort of our own home! If you are looking for volunteer opportunities to do from home, look no further! There’s a vast community of virtual volunteering just waiting for you. Whether you become an online tutor or send a virtual card to someone you love, there are countless ways to be kind to one another. Check out this wide range of resources and ideas that allow you to volunteer right from your home, and, still connect with others!

Ongoing

Care Kits for Blanchet House

Join the young adult community in crafting care kits for adults experiencing homelessness.