Volunteers Serving Children of Greater Portland since 1961

One of 120 Assistance League chapters across the nation, developing philanthropic programs to meet the needs in the greater Portland community.

Assistance League of Greater Portland is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that transforms the lives of children through philanthropic programs in the Greater Portland community.

Member volunteers are dedicated to ongoing support and a long-term presence in the community through hands-on involvement and innovative philanthropic programs. We are part of a national organization.

Attempting to meet previously underserved needs, Assistance League of Greater Portland supports philanthropic programs that provide services to every age range in the community.

Since its founding in 1961, our member volunteers have consistently provided quality service to the Portland area. Our 150+ members contribute over 20,000 hours annually to serve at-risk children and families in our community.


Over 4000 Students received new school clothes
85 Victims provided with Assault Survivor Kits®
19 Youth in rehabilitation supported with activities and encouragement
$20,000 awarded for Trade Scholarships

*Fiscal Year Ending May 31, 2022

Mission, Vision and Values


Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children through community programs.


Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish.


Commitment – Dedicated to a course of action

Leadership – Willingness to lead and develop leaders

Ethics – Doing the right thing in a reliable way

Accountability – Willingness to accept responsibility

Respect – Treating all with courtesy