We know that housing justice is crucial for all. We also know that discrimination against LGBTQ+ people has led to inequitable access to housing for this community. According to the National Center for Transgender Equality, one in ten transgender people in the United States have been evicted from their homes because of their gender identity. And of our nation’s 1.6 million homeless youth, 20-40% identify as LGBTQ+.
Habitat recognizes our part in ending housing discrimination and creating opportunities for all to have a stable and healthy place to call home. We believe our Pride Community Days can offer safer, intentional, and fun spaces for all those who identify as LGBTQ+ to come together and build community—all while supporting the mission of Habitat for Humanity.
Pride Community Days
Pride volunteer events typically take place in June to coincide with Pride Month and/or July to support Portland Pride’s new festival and parade dates (stop by our table if you go!). We believe in the power of intentional community building and strongly recommend volunteers identify as LGBTQ+ to participate in our Pride events. Please note that although we cannot guarantee every participant and staff member will identify as LGBTQ+, we are confident everyone supports and cares for the LGBTQ+ community at large.
Pride Construction Build
Join a volunteer day on a build site where people of similar lived experiences can come together to learn new skills, assist with building homes, and create a supportive and empowering community. No construction experience is required to participate on a build site!
Pride Furniture Build
Meet us at the ReStore Warehouse in NE Portland to assemble furniture that can be purchased at an affordable price from our three ReStores and online shop. This is a fantastic opportunity to work within a team of 3-4. Bring a friend or create new relationships while volunteering! All funds generated from the ReStores support Habitat for Humanity Portland Region’s homebuilding and home repair programs.
Pride ReStore Day
Find treasures, assemble furniture, or create a beautiful shelf display at the ReStore! There are many tasks available for a wide range of interests and abilities. Youth volunteers who are 14 and older are welcome to volunteer at this event.
If you are interested in volunteering at a Pride volunteer event, please contact the Volunteer Programs Team at email@example.com. Events will be available for registration in advance on our volunteer portal: volunteer.habitatportlandregion.org. Due to high demand, these slots may be limited.