The Standard's Volunteer Expo

The Standard's Virtual Volunteer Expo is designed to help Oregonians discover volunteer service and donation opportunities that fit their skills and interests.


This year the expo kicked off on Sept. 9 with a special hour-long AM Northwest program on local ABC affiliate station KATU. The show interviewed Dan McMillan, president and CEO, and several participating nonprofits. Learn more about the expo and some of the participating organizations this year.

Adaptive Sports Northwest | Chess for Success | Children's Book Bank
Community Warehouse | Fora Health | Lines for Life

Volunteer Opportunities Are Available All Year Long

While the expo event may be over, the opportunities to give back to the Portland-metro community are available year-round. Search for nonprofits below to find your passion!

Find the Right Fit

Participating organizations represent a wide variety of focus areas including arts, culture, humanities, the environment, animal welfare, health, human services and more.

Whether you're looking for a one-time volunteer opportunity or a longer-term commitment, the Virtual Volunteer Expo is a great way to connect with nonprofits and start making a difference.

Match your talents and interests to a nonprofit organization.


Search for Nonprofits

How to Get Started



the directory of nonprofits



more about the organizations



with your passion and provide a service

Our Impact

The Virtual Volunteer Expo kicks off The Standard's annual Employee Giving Campaign. The campaign takes place in September and encourages company employees to support schools and nonprofit organizations of their choosing. The Standard matches those contributions up to $5,000 per employee. Last year, employees raised $5.9 million (including company matching funds), affecting more than 2,200 organizations.

Photo of the Volunteer Expo


We’ve been connecting volunteers with nonprofits at The Standard’s Volunteer Expo for 12 years.

Photo of a nonprofit organization's staff


Connect with 100 local nonprofits and learn how you can lend your support now to the area’s most beloved organizations.

Photo of two people


In 2019, volunteers contributed more than $187 billion to U.S. nonprofits through donations of time and talent.

Dan McMillan quote

The nonprofit organizations featured in the Virtual Volunteer Expo have an invaluable impact on our communities, and they count on the public's support and involvement to achieve their missions. At The Standard, we're proud to host the annual Volunteer Expo. Despite the fact that we can’t be together in person — we know that when nonprofits and community members connect, everyone wins.

Dan McMillan, President and CEO

Learn about unique volunteer opportunities and find the right match for your talents and interests at the Virtual Volunteer Expo.