Doctors of Joy
Volunteer-based service for kids in hospitals
We are connecting with local children hospitals to create an inovative program - Doctors of Joy, or caring clowns - how they are know.
Many kids in hospital face a hard time. Clown Doctors address the psychosocial needs of the child in hospitals in a unique way. By parodying the hospital routine, Clown Doctors help children feel less traumatized by medical procedures.
Oversized medical equipment, 'red-nose' transplants, 'cat' scans, humor checks and funny bone examinations are all part of the fun. By exaggerating intimidating jargon and procedures, fear and anxiety are reduced.
*From the Clown Doctors Project
The project is still at the begining, but many people are already interested in volunteer with us. Are you one of them?
All of these projects are free to our community.
Get involved, join us and let's change make change where we live!
To learn more about the projects, dates and trainings, complete the form above and we will add you
to the list.
LET'S IMPROVE THE HAPPINESS LEVELS OF PORTLAND!
We are partnering with other organizations, companies, churches and communities to share the benefits of being happy.
Talks, workshops and lectures are being held in different places, increasing awareness of having more joy in our lives.
The response has been incredible. People are hungry for a happier life - to connect to people - share their stories and foster deeper, more meaningful relationships.
Contact us if you would like to connect to
[email protected] 503.444.3333
Oregon has one of the hightest numbers of suicide and incidents of depression among teenagers in the nation.
We HAVE to change that!
The Portland Happines Center offers talks and mini-seminars to schools in the greater-Portland area.
If you would like to bring us to your school send us an email at:
Happiness for Disadvantaged Beings
It is easy to be happy when everything is fine.
The challenge comes when we do not have our basic needs met and have to support a family
The Happiness for Disadvantaged Beings project works with minority and disavantaged communities throughout Portland.
We also collaborate with local, national, and international organizations to bring a bit of joy to those in need (we know, we all need joy, but some people need more tham others)
"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."
Coretta Scott King
How we reach our Community
When you are ready to be part of something bigger than yourself, come and volunteer with us. Here are some why's:
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” — Muhammad Ali
“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” — Elizabeth Andrew
“If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever.” — Kofi Annan
“What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” — Aristotle
“We have to do what we can to help wherever and whenever it is possible for us to help.” — Jackie Chan
"Only a life lived for others is worth living." — Albert Einstein
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill
“If compassion was the motivating factor behind all of our decisions, would our world not be a completely different place?” — Sheryl Crow
“Only a life lived for others is worth living.” — Albert Einstein
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mahatma Gandhi
“Whatever community organization, whether it’s a women’s organization, or fighting for racial justice … you will get satisfaction out of doing something to give back to the community that you never get in any other way.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?" — Martin Luther King, Jr.
“If every American donated five hours a week, it would equal the labor of twenty million full-time volunteers.” — Whoopi Goldberg
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” —
“I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.” — Thomas Jefferson
“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” — Helen Keller
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Our generation has the ability and the responsibility to make our ever-more connected world a more hopeful, stable and peaceful place.” — Natalie Portman
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” — William Shakespeare
“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” — Unknown