Serving and Supporting the Community

Volunteer and Outreach Opportunities

Portland Rescue Mission

Every second Thursday of the month, a volunteer team serves at Portland Rescue Mission located on Burnside. The group helps with dinner service and clean-up and leads/takes part in a small chapel time with music. We serve between at 5:45 pm and 8:00 pm.

You can also bring donations to SWBIBLE and put them in the donation barrels located outside the elevator on the third level of the main building. Before bringing clothing and toiletries to donate, please check out the mission’s list of needed items.

First Image

The team at First Image believes in: Unqualified Compassion. Jesus-Centered Transformation. Redemptive Conviction. For more than 30 years, they have served women in the community who are facing unplanned pregnancies as well as the children they carry. To apply and serve, volunteers from SWBIBLE individually contact the nonprofit.

Portland Released-time Education Program (PREP4Kids)

Children attending public school can sign up to take part in this nondenominational Christian outreach. Volunteers help lead Bible studies. To apply and serve, volunteers from SWBIBLE individually contact the organization.

Choice Adoptions

Choice is a compassionate leader in domestic adoption and an advocacy agency dedicated to providing support and love to expectant parents ensuring they are well informed about their pregnancy options. Their overarching mission is to lovingly prepare, nurture and advocate for all those involved in the adoption process. To donate or apply and serve, volunteers from SWBIBLE individually contact the organization.

Kindred Partners

Kindred Partners exists to create “relational networks to connect churches, schools, businesses, nonprofits, and the city to support vulnerable children and families.” To donate or apply and serve, volunteers from SWBIBLE individually contact the organization.


Local Outreach Partners

Learn about organizations and agencies we support with prayer and donations.

Downtown Bible

Downtown Bible is a weekly spiritually refreshing 30-minute Bible teaching led by Pastor Scott Gilchrist in downtown Portland. Downtown Bible meets during the lunch hour between 12:15 and 12:45 pm on Wednesdays in the Mark Building’s Sunken Ballroom (at the corner of SW Park & Main). A free lunch is provided. You can also listen to the broadcast daily on KPDQ 800 AM or listen online.

Sports Outreach Northwest

Sports Outreach Northwest is a group of men and women in the Northwest with a desire to serve Jesus Christ through youth outreach clinics/camps/skills training, coaches Bible studies, and team chapels.  These eager volunteers share the vision to use the medium of sports to advance the gospel to see lives changed.