Action Center

Action center

Thank you for your interest in the Mercy Corps Action Center in Portland, OR. Considering the impact of COVID‑19 on public spaces and gatherings, we have made the difficult decision to close the Action Center and significantly scale back our public events at this time, effective immediately. When and if it is deemed safe to have team members and visitors return to the Mercy Corps building, we will examine the best use of the Action Center space and how and if we move forward with public events in Portland. Since 2009, it has been an honor to host the Portland community at our headquarters, featuring lectures, panel discussions and other presentations, as well as thousands of youth in workshops exploring global challenges through the lens of a humanitarian organization.


big empty room, the Mercy Corps Action Center, with chairs in rows

Event space

We are currently monitoring social distancing guidelines for events from Governor Brown and hope to rent our event spaces when it is deemed safe to do so. Please contact events@mercycorps.org for updates and more information.

Mercy Corps volunteers of all ages at a table stuffing envelopes

Volunteer opportunities

Our Portland headquarters is a fast-paced hub responding to the needs of our field teams across the world. Bring your experience and passion to a wide range of activities, such as calling donors to thank them for a recent gift, stuffing envelopes and assisting with general office tasks.

Mercy Corps speaker at Action Center event

Previous events

We're in a unique position to offer insight and understanding of the most complex challenges and opportunities of our time. From Mercy Corps leadership to best-selling authors, we invite you to connect with a wider world and hear firsthand from forward-thinking humanitarians.

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