Individuals



Short- to Long-Term Volunteering 
Internships
Court-Mandated Service
Skilled Professionals


View a list of individual opportunities here
 
View a list of one-time group projects here.

How To Apply


SHORT- TO LONG- TERM

  • Child & Family:  Impact the lives of at-risk children and vulnerable families.
  • Public Safety:  Support those rebuilding their lives after addiction or incarceration.
  • Seniors:  Be a comfort, a companion, and an inspiration for seniors & adults with disabilities.
  • Business Enterprises:  Provide indirect service to our 22 programs through one of our three businesses or with our Administration office.
Click here to view a list of current entry-level & skilled positions requiring a minimum 3-month commitment.  Click here for more information about the application process.

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ONE-TIME

If you are only available for a one-time project or want to preview one of our programs before making a commitment, please consider joining us for a group project.  Come and meet our friendly staff and volunteers or bring a few friends or family members and enjoy a day of team work.

Click here to view our current group projects.  No advanced screening or application are required for one-time projects.

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INTERNSHIPS

Most of the internship and practicum opportunities at our programs, including social work, counseling, drug & alcohol, and nursing positions, are filled several terms in advance through our school partnerships.  If you are are a student at Portland State University, University of Portland, Pacific University, Lewis and Clark, or Portland Community College, please contact your department for application guidelines.

Placements for undergraduate students in fields such as women's studies, social work, gerontology, and marketing can often be made by adjusting an existing opportunity.  If you are interested in whether a program can supervise your project, please contact Volunteer Services.  If you are able to confirm a placement, click here for an overview of our application process.

Service requirements for high school or undergraduate course work can often be filled through one of our one-time group projects or through our High School Summer Internship programs.

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COURT-MANDATED SERVICE

If you have at least 30 hours of court-mandated community service, our resale outlet Thrift It has weekday, evening, and weekend openings in our store.  Please drop by 2360 SE 182nd during normal business hours, ask for a volunteer application, and mark that your service is "court-mandated".  The store manager will then contact you for scheduling. 

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SKILLED PRO BONO PROFESSIONALS

Most of our positions are designed as entry-level opportunities, although we often post positions for skilled pro bono professionals under our short- to long-term opportunities here.  If you have professional expertise you would like to share beyond what our current opportunities offer, please contact Volunteer Services. 

Past positions have involved staff coaching, program development, construction project management, financial training, and counseling.  We have particular need for those with skills in business, fund raising, marketing, teaching, non-profit and/or volunteer management, and inter-cultural communications.

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    Volunteer Services

   (503) 595-2009
   volunteer@voaor.org