Volunteer Opportunities

Local Housing Task Force

The city is soliciting applications from community members. Deadline: November 2, 2023, at 3:00 pm. Applications are underneath this page. For more information or assistance, please call at 503-843-2347.


Sheridan Public Library

The Library has opportunites for volunteers to assist patrons and the Library Staff.  Call Penny Toepel at 503-843-3420. 



This program of Yamhill Community Action Partnership (YCAP), offers free, temporary emergency shelter to homeless teens ages 11-17 throughout Yamhill County. SafeShelter is seeking Host Homes in the Sheridan-Willamina area to assist local teens for up to 21 days.


SafeShelter will provide case management services with the goal of family reunification to teens in the program free of charge. Around the clock support will be provided to the Host Home when a teen is placed.


Host Home applicants will be required to pass a background check, provide autobiographical information, and participate in regular trainings and support meetings. Certified providers will receive a monthly stipend and a nightly allowance when youth are sheltered.


If you have some extra room in your home, you can help make a difference by becoming a Host Home provider. Join us in helping families in your community as we address the problems of homelessness by offering local teens a safe place to stay.


For more information, contact Kirsten Munger, SafeShelter Coordinator at Youth Outreach, at 503-538-8023 (office) or 1-866-538-8023. Or send an email to kirsten@yoservices.org for more information.

Volunteer at the Food Bank

Grand Shermina Community Services operates a food bank and other services. Volunteers are always welcome. Please call 503-843-3133. 

Meals on Wheels

Looking for volunteer assistance either as a driver or kitchen help.  Call Pat at 503-843-2000.  Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 12:30 pm.

Meditation Training 

Do you want to be a mediator? Help people identify basic intersts and explain them to other interested parties? Help conflicing parties collaborate to solve problems? Join the Yamhill County Mediators, a non-profit agency with dedicated volunteers who mediate disputes. The agency will provide professional training opportunity to work as a meditator. Training starts in October. For more information email marlenab@comcast.net or telephone 503.435.2835.

Greater Yamhill Watershed Council www.yamhillwatershedcounil.org

The Council seeks to:

  • Conduct and coordinate education, outreach, and promotion of watershed information.
  • Coordinate monitoring, assessment, and action plan projects.
  • Obtain funding for watershed projects.
  • Act as a forum for bringing stakeholders together

Many volunteer opportunities, such as, water quality monitoring, large woody debris projects, riparian planting projects, placement of storm drain markers, prairie restoration, stream cleanups, and fish habitat enhancements.

Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District    http://www.yamhillswcd.org/

The district's charge is to help conserve the land, water, plants, and wildlife resources in Yamhill County.  Program, Projects and Events are listed on the site. 

 City Park

  Thanks to the volunteers who worked in the snow and rain on April 19th to set up the new play structures.