Rescheduled: Next volunteer training date TBD



Our Virtual Gala Was a Big Success!

Thank you for supporting our gala, p:ear blossoms “My Sheltering Sky - in place,” p:ear’s first Virtual Gala in support of our mission of creatively mentoring homeless youth. We were thrilled to see so many of our p:ear community members join us for this landmark event, and are happy to announce that we raised close to $400K, surpassing our goal!

#BlackLivesMatter: Statement of Solidarity

p:ear stands in solidarity with the Black community and all communities of color. We see your pain, your beauty, your grace and mighty courage; we hear your weariness and anger; and we feel your demands for justice. We commit to working harder in the struggle to eliminate the violence of systemic and racial oppression...

p:ear blossoms 2020 "My Sheltering Sky - in place" Online Auction Preview

In the week leading up to our Virtual Gala (Friday, 6/19), we are hosting an ONLINE AUCTION.

This online auction includes our favorite no-hassle packages: from the board-procured "Booze and Wine" package, to a trip to our favorite town in France, Chateâu Neuf-Du-Pape (extended expiration date - you have 2.5 years to book!), to an incredible painting by local, noir-fave artist, Bennet Norrbo, and much more! The auction is open from June 15th - June 19th.

Continue reading for details on how to participate...

Want to make a significant impact in the life of the young people at p:ear? Join the 100’s of other community members who have valued the lives of these young people by giving their most precious gift—time.

Together we:

- Provide an environment where intellectual, emotional and physical skills flourish, a place where young people can reach their highest potential

- Create a flexible, mentor-based program that rebuilds bridges between youth and the community

- Help homeless and transitional youth see themselves beyond homelessness

From cooking in the kitchen, teaching a workshop, helping a young person learn the guitar or arithmetic, or volunteer at an event, you can make an immediate impact.

If you’d like to mentor, cook, or help out at p:ear, please fill out our volunteer application and contact Tony Camber ( about signing up for the next volunteer training (date TBD). Please note that we are unsure when volunteer trainings will begin, pending Oregon health and safety recommendations.

Learn more about volunteering at p:ear here.