Volunteer Opportunities

Event Opportunities: You can help make a difference in the lives of individuals in our community by volunteering at our special events. Opportunities include one-time commitments as well as ongoing. 

On-Going Positions: Through a commitment of a few hours per week for at least 6 months, you can join our community in making lasting change in your own life and lives of others. Help brighten someone's day by being a visiting friend in one of our group homes or assisting individuals with community inclusion programs

Internships & Practicum Placements: Albertina Kerr serves as a field placement for undergraduate and graduate level students in the areas of psychology, social work, special education, counseling and other professional human services. To apply, please submit the volunteer application along with you school requirements. 

School-Required Service: If you are looking for up to 10 hours per term, sign-up for our One-Time Projects to fulfill your requirement. If you are looking for 10 hours per week per term, most of our ongoing positions can be adapted to meet requirements. 

For licensing, certification and graduate-level internships, please contact us via email at [email protected] for placement availability. Click to download our Volunteer Application

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities 


Albertina's Kitchen
2 days per month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday - Friday 
Location: 424 NE 22nd Ave., Portland, OR 97232 

Dream about becoming a celebrity chef? In our eyes, every volunteer in the kitchen is a celebrity. Albertina's Kitchen is known for its heritage-inspired lunches with modern twists in a garden setting. Volunteers can help prepare and serve gourmet lunches, take reservations, host and cashier. 

Albertina's Place
2 days per month, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday - Saturday
Location: 424 NE 22nd Ave., Portland, OR 97232 

Interested in antiques and collectibles? Albertina's Place offers fine quality new-to-you clothing for men and women; fashion jewelry, household items, books, linens, furniture, and more. We need volunteers to price & display clothing, kitchen items, cards, gifts and more and model clothes in Albertina's Restaurant, in addition to salespeople, cashiers, pricers, and space designers. Contribute your time and talents to Albertina’s Place, where customers will discover vintage and luxury bargains along with treasured collections, china patterns and one-of-a-kind gifts among consignments and donations from the area’s loveliest homes. 

Sewing Volunteer
As needed, depends on current needs. 
Location: From home 

Make blankets, vests, curtains, pillows or specialty items to help liven up our group homes for adults and youth. Weighted blankets & vests are also needed for therapeutic support of all individuals served by Kerr’s programs.