Donate Time

Northwest Mothers Milk Bank volunteers gain valuable work experience and in-depth knowledge about milk banking.  

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Volunteer

Porch Pickup volunteers give donors in the greater Portland area a safe, socially distant way to send their milk to NWMMB while Milk Drops are temporarily closed. 

Office volunteers assist front office staff in organizing and managing files, sending thank-you gifts to donors, and uploading documents to our database. 

Processing volunteers assist the processing team in thawing and pouring milk for pasteurization, checking in raw milk after donation, and assisting with lab duties. 

Events volunteers assist the outreach team with fundraising and donor appreciation events. 

Student Interns

We partner with some educational programs to fulfill clinical hours. Email Lesley for more information: lesley@nwmmb.org. Please do not call with inquiries about student internships. 

Board of Directors

Board members serve a 2-year term and spend 2-10 hours per month guiding NWMMB.  

 

Current needs:

 

  • Experience in nonprofit and/or business management 

  • Marketing 

  • Public relations 

  • Fundraising 

 

Please contact our Board Chair with inquiries at chair@nwmmb.org.

 

For more about our board, check out this short board directors video.

Things To Know

Qualifications

  • Volunteers must pass a background check before beginning service. 

  • Letters of recommendation will be written no sooner than 4 months after service begins. 

  • We ask most volunteers to commit to 2 hours per week for a minimum of 4 months. 

 

 

Inclusivity & Accessibility

 

  • We welcome volunteers of all races, genders, and abilities.

  • Our location is wheelchair and mobility aid accessible. 

  • All of our restrooms are all-gender.  

  • We have a private lactation room for volunteers, staff, and visitors who may need to pump or feed their baby during their visit.  

 

If you have any questions about accessibility or qualifications, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Maddie, at madm@nwmmb.org