At the heart of Love INC are thousands of church volunteers, motivated by the desire to share God’s love and inspired by Jesus’ example of selfless giving.  Love INC enables Christians to pool their time, talent, and treasures to create a network of resources and services that respond to concerns in the community.

Together, Love INC partners provide tangible assistance, encouragement, and hope.  Their programs meet immediate needs, and in many cases, teach people life-skills so that they can become more self-sufficient and God-reliant.

How often do you want to volunteer?

Once a Month

Host in the Shelter
Two women or a Husband and wife (age 18+) team can host in the shelter one night a month.  This is a great way to get to know homeless women making steps towards independence right here in Newberg!  You and your host partner would have your own bedroom and bathroom on the main floor and all of the shelter guests sleep upstairs in bunk beds.  Arrive at the shelter at 6 PM and leave at 8 AM the next morning.  Click here for the shelter host application.
Shelter Dinner Meals
Provide a meal for the women and children in the shelter once a month.  This meal should be big enough to feed 12 people (10 guests, 2 hosts) and delivered to the shelter by 6 PM on your night.
Serve Projects
Pair up or get a group together and serve right in the trenches!  Love INC can hook you up with a family in the Newberg area who needs yard work, housecleaning or random projects completed.  Pick the day, time and what project you would like to complete, and we can connect you with the deserving family.
Breakfast Bags & Sack Lunch Kits
Love INC goes through over 300 breakfast bags and sack lunch kits every month!  These bags are given to the homeless in the Newberg area.  Click here for the kit instructions.
Laundry Soap
Make laundry soap to help Love INC clients save on daily expenses.  The recipe is really easy (and cheap!) to make.  Click here for the recipe.
Cleaning
Help Love INC be a welcoming place for clients to encounter!  Clean the shelter or the clearinghouse (office) once a month.
Frozen Meals
Frozen meals are given out to families in need on a daily basis.  These are made in disposable containers that can be frozen with re-heating instructions taped to the top.  You can drop these off at Love INC Tuesday through Thursday, 8 AM to 5 PM.
Help a Gap Ministry
Gap Ministries are taken on by churches in the Newberg area to fill “gaps” that local service agencies to not cover.  Click here for a complete list of Gaps and the churches who have taken them on.

Once a Week

Mentor
Speak into someone’s life!  If you have ears to listen and a heart to love, you can mentor!  Mentors meet once a week for either shelter guests or Relational Ministry participants.  Relational Ministry meets every Thursday night from 7 PM to 8:30 PM, while you can pick the day and time to meet with a guest in the shelter.  Click here for more information about mentoring.
Intakes
Intakes are a great way to spend one on one time with a person or family in need.  Intakes consist of sitting down with a client, assessing their situation, and providing them with helpful tools to make their lives easier.  You must be available Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for at least three hours between 9 AM and 2 PM.
Childcare
Relational Ministry can sometimes be participant’s only time they spend during the week without their children.  Help give them this respite by helping out with childcare every Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.  Click here for a childcare application.
Office Work & Projects
Help out in the Clearinghouse by making phone calls, making copies, working with spreadsheets, etc.  This volunteer must be available on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for at least three hours between 8 AM and 5 PM.
Pick Ups and Deliveries
Have a blast delivering random donations throughout Newberg!  Pick the day (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) and time (8AM to 5PM) to help out by sorting through donations, delivering them to the churches, and picking up supplies at the store.

One Time

Fundraising
This opportunity is limitless!  If you would like to help raise funds for Love INC call 503-537-3999 and schedule a time to talk to Polly.
Product Drives
Help garner supplies for Love INC and the Gap Ministries!  Gather a team, ask Love INC for flyers, and go door to door asking for towels for the Linen Closet.  Or set up a donation box in your church to collect (example) deodorant for the Non Food Pantry.  The options are endless!
Serve Project
Pair up or get a group together and serve right in the trenches!  Love INC can hook you up with a family in the Newberg area who needs yard work, housecleaning or random projects completed.  Pick the day, time and what project you would like to complete, and we can connect you with the deserving family.

 

Know how you want to help?  Fill out a Volunteer Survey to get started!