Members of The Tigard Ukulele Group are invited to sign up to volunteer for one hour a month at Portland Homeless Family Solutions (PHFS) to teach local kids how to Uke. This is a great opportunity to provide kids going through a tough time the joy of music.

Why the ukulele for homeless kids?

  1. Affordable. As far as instruments go, ukuleles are relatively inexpensive.
  2. Playability. A ukulele’s small size, nylon strings, and ease of use make them perfect for children of all ages.
  3. Calming. Space is limited at the shelter, and most parents do not want their children banging on drums after a hard day of work.

The time slot is from 6:30 – 7:00 pm (right before dinner) any day of the week. The location for lessons is at the Goose Hallow PHFS shelter, the map is below.

The center has 6 ukes and a curriculum ready for you to teach from. I’m sure the songs will be easy, so even if you’re new to the uke, please consider volunteering. What a great way to keep motivated in your own practice!

If this is something you are interested in doing you first need to attend a one-hour volunteer orientation by signing up HERE.

Next, I’d like to coordinate with PHFS about when our members will be at the center. Please Sign Up HERE with the date(s) you’d like to volunteer.

PS. when you go, please take some good pictures so I can fix this blog post!

Here’s a Map to the location: