Volunteer Opportunities

Parrott Creek is thankful for our many volunteers who help us provide our youth and their families with a second chance at a brighter future. We are always open to ideas for ways that you can get involved, but here are a few of the opportunities for you to get started. To learn how to become a volunteer, please contact the Development Department by email or 503‐722‐4110 x215.

Kids playing gamesShopping Volunteers

Parrott Creek is charged with feeding, educating, and inspiring over 30 youth at the Ranch every month. Shopping volunteers are need to help retrieve the clothing and supplies necessary for this occasionally daunting task.

Volunteer Opportunities at our Administration Office

Office Assistance: Volunteers are needed at Parrott Creek’s main office to help with reception, mailings, data entry, and other administrative projects.

Volunteer Opportunities in the Community

Diversion Panel Member: Many first time offenders are given the opportunity to participate in the Youth Diversion Program, instead of juvenile court, where they will meet with the Community Accountability Panel (Diversion Panel).  As a member of this panel, you will discuss the offense and tailor consequences to hold them accountable for their actions and develop skills that keep them from making the same mistake again.

Host a tour of your company/business

This is a unique volunteer opportunity where our youth come to you! Youth participate in monthly tours at local companies where they are introduced to a variety of industries, job readiness skills and training opportunities.  We are always looking for new companies and industries to expose them to.  If hosting a group at your company is not an option, we invite volunteers to The Ranch to teach youth about their business and industry.