Local Outreach

Love Rockwood is our church-wide effort to make a major impact in one specific area of Gresham. Local Outreach connects you, your family or small group with the best ministry fit so you can reach out in His name. From serving the homeless a meal to helping a child learn to read; there’s a way for you to express God’s love in Rockwood.

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Love a School


Assist with monitoring the lunchroom or be extra adult eyes at recess at Davis Elementary. Play and build relationships with students. Time frame is 2 hours, 11:30-1:40, on any given day.


Find ways to encourage the staff at Davis Elementary and rally others to join you. Help with Staff Appreciation activities.


Clothes donations are needed. Volunteers and personal shoppers needed to help pick put clothes for families. Also, help is need to straighten & sort clothes in the Clothes Closet in the cafeteria at Davis.


Help maintain the Davis garden courtyard and landscape. This is every 4th Saturday of the month, 9:30-11:30am.

Love a child


A 3 part training to become a mentor to a 6-9yr old child who lives in Rockwood. Faithful friends provides excellent training and support. 


Work one-on-one with students to develop basic math skills such as addition/subtraction facts, skip counting (by 2’s, 3’s, etc) & multiplication/division facts. A great opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life!

Time: 1 hour (or more) between 9:30-11:30am.

Register to volunteer here


Assisting teachers in K-5th with various needs.

Register to volunteer here

Love the hungry

Food Pantry

At the Salvation Army, volunteers can help stock shelves and walk through the warehouse as people “shop” for their food staples. Help is always needed around the SA campus, especially in the afternoons and during the Holiday seasons.

Human Solutions

Meal Provider Team Captains are needed to coordinate teams of 5-10 folks to prepare and serve the 90 women lunch or dinner at the shelter. Meals can be dropped off as well. Meals are served year-round. Team Captains coordinate with Christina Newcomb

Love the lonely


This is at Whitewood Gardens Care Home, where volunters can enjoy ice cream and socialize with seniors. Children are especially welcome to brighten their day! Contact Valerie Tomasch for a schedule.

Love Rockwood Prayer

Prayer Team

Join us once a month and hear Local Outreach prayer requests. Every fourth Tuesday, 1:30-3:00pm at the GSCC Haley House. To join the prayer team contact Larry Julian.

Love the Community

My Father's House

My Father’s House is a shelter for homeless families.  We house up to 41 families with children from birth to 18.  We have need for volunteers in our children’s center, teachers for our classes, shopping with residents in our donation center and many other areas!  We would love to have you volunteer with us at My Father’s House!

First Image

First Image is a family of ministries including three local Pregnancy Resource Centers, a post-abortion healing ministry (Heart), and a sexual integrity program for youth (The Reality Project). You can help mothers and fathers facing unsupported pregnancy, the children they carry, and many more by making new baby baskets, volunteering in a center, helping at events, and much more! Visit first-image.org to learn more.

Obria Medical Clinic

Obria Medical Clinic has many volunteer opportunities, as well as paid medical & volunteer staff.

Websites for more information:
Obria Medical Clinic

Tina Fortin – (503) 803-2705


Multnomah County Right to Life

Multnomah County Right to Life is a chapter of Oregon Right to Life. We have monthly meetings in Gresham and have an annual fundraising garage sale. Volunteer opportunities available at the sale, our booth or any and all the events we participate in.

We Sew Collective

Volunteer to teach “How to Sew” to beginners the 1st Saturday of every month, 10am at The Rockwood Center. Time for beginners as well as experienced sewers.

Car Care Clinic

You do not have to know how to change the oil in a car in order to volunteer…but we can teach you! Come greet, visit, help set up tear or down and just be a light in the community!

Roy Husk

Good Shepherd Survivor Support

1. Be a mentor
2. Be a prayer warrior.
3. Be trained to become a temporary host family for   victims of sex trafficking
4. Donate tangible resources, (clothes, hygiene products, gift cards, used smartphones) for victims.

Christmas Caroling

Join us for Christmas caroling in nursing homes! Good Shepherd has a tradition of caroling in several Gresham convalescent homes during the holidays, but we lost our faithful leader, Gene King, last year. We’d like to continue this tradition. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Beth Crobsy for more information.