Volunteering with Youth and Family Outreach is an excellent way to support your community and make a difference in the lives of children and families of Greater Portland.

Consistency is priority one with our children.  If you are considering some volunteering with Youth and Family Outreach in our classrooms, we ask that you be able to commit to no less than 6 months.  This gives the children time to get to know you and understand that you will be a stable person in their classroom and someone that they can trust.  Volunteers are a wonderful way to enhance the programming, allowing teachers to schedule special events on the day that they know they will have a volunteer to assist. 

These are just some of the ways that we encourage the community to be involved:


         Assisting on field trips

         Reading to children

         One on one with a child that needs extra attention

         Sharing a special talent with classrooms (yoga, dance, music, foreign language,etc.)

         Clean up around our building and the neighborhood

         Landscaping both one- time projects and ongoing

         Volunteering for fundraising events


Meet Grammie.  She volunteered with Youth and

Family Outreach for 12 years.  She came to us through the Foster Grandparent Program.  She was in our infant program four mornings per week to give babies that extra one on one that they need. 


If you are interested in volunteering, please call Camelia at 874-1073.



There are many ways that you can show your support for Youth and Family Outreach and our mission to improve the quality of life for children and their families in Greater Portland.

    • Designate YFO as your recipient in your United Way employee contribution.
    • Make a Gift
    • Honor a special person by giving in their name
    • Make an Endowment Donation
    • Planned Giving
    • Workplace / Corporate Giving


Do you like to shop online? If you shop through CharityBlast.com, they will donate up to 30% of EVERY purchase you make at online stores to Youth and Family Outreach at no additional cost to you.  In addition, you can get discounts of up to 70% when you shop at your favorite stores like Target, Best Buy, Gap, Old Navy, Staples and more.

See a full list of participating stores.