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Volunteer in Healthcare

Below is a sampling of some of the health care related volunteer opportunities known to SEEDS and career services. Openings are sometimes limited and trainings may only be offered once or twice a year. Plan ahead to ensure that the opportunity you like to engage in fits with your schedule.

 

Hospitals

Legacy Emanuel (includes Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital)
Contact: Vesta Smith
Phone number: 503-413-4839
Address: 2801 N. Gantenbein, 97227
Training: 100 hours of training for clinical opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities: Long-term commitment (at least one year). Numerous opportunities, including surgical waiting, emergency room, and escorting patients.

Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
Contact: Ginger Adamovics

Phone number: 503-413-7012
Address: 1015 NW 22nd Ave, Portland
Training: 100 hours of training
Volunteer Opportunities: Long-term commitment (at least one year). Numerous opportunities including surgical waiting, emergency room, and escorting patients

Oregon Health Science University (OHSU)
Contact: Office of Volunteer Services
Phone number: 503-418-5376
Address: 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd., Portland
Email:volunteer@ohsu.edu
Training: varies Volunteer Opportunities: Numerous, including clinical and non-clinical


Providence Milwaukie Medical Center
Contact: Office of Volunteer Services
Phone number: 503-513-8625
Address 10150 SE 32nd Ave, Milwaukie
Training: varies
Volunteer Opportunities: Over 70 different opportunities, including emergency room. 6 month commitment required.

Providence Portland Medical Center
Contact: Office of Volunteer Services
Phone number: 503- 215-5002
Address 4805 NE Glisan, Portland
Training: varies
Volunteer Opportunities: Over 70 different opportunities, including emergency room. 6 month commitment required.

Providence St. Vincent Hospital
Contact: Office of Volunteer Services
Phone number: 503-216-2159
Address: 9205 NW Barnes Rd., Portland
Training: varies
Volunteer Opportunities: Over 70 different opportunities, including emergency room. 6 month commitment required.

 

Clinics, Community Based Health Services and Public Health

Alzheimer’s Association
Phone number: 503-413-6447 
Address: NW PortlandSupports research on Alzheimer’s disease, promotes education and legislation to aid people affected by the disease, and provides a phone help-line for caregivers or family members. They need volunteers to staff the help-line weekdays for half-day shifts; this position requires a longer-term commitment due to the training needed.  Volunteers will gain much knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease, as well as practicing skills of empathy and providing information.


Cascade AIDS Project

Contact: Judith Rizzio (email)
Phone number: 503.223.5907
Address: 620 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 300
Training: Varies
Volunteer Opportunities: Peer group facilitators, outreach, men’s wellness center assistant and many more.

Coalition of Community Health Clinics
A useful website with links to Community Health Clinics in the area. Opportunities directly with the Coalition are not clinical opportunities with direct patient contact, but may be of interest to students focused on public health policy.

The Giving Tree
Contact: Wendi Anderson; info@thegivingtreenw.org
Phone number: 503.280.9068
Address: Various Locations in Portland, some in Southeast.


NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon
Phone number: 503-223-4510 x 13
NARAL works through the political and legislative systems to advocate for comprehensive reproductive health policies and to secure reproductive choice for all Oregonians


North Portland Nurse Practitioner Community Health Clinic
Phone number: 503-284-5239
Address: 27 NE Killingsworth, Portland
Volunteer Opportunities: Interpretation Services, creating educational materials, call for more information.

North By Northeast Community Health Center
Phone number: 503-287-4932
Address: 4725 N Williams, Portland
Volunteer Opportunities: office help to direct patient care

Outside In
Contact: Breanna Romer, Volunteer Manager
Phone number: 503.535.3840; see website before calling or emailing
Address: 1132 SW 13th Ave., Portland
Training: varies
Volunteer Opportunities: See website for current openings. There are a wide variety of clinic opportunities, many advertised months in advance. Applying early is encouraged.

Southwest Community Health Center
Contact: Samira Godil; sgodil@swchc-pdx.org
Phone number: 503-977-0733
Address: 7688 SW Capitol Highway, Room 37, Portland
Training: varies
Volunteer Opportunities: Intake, front desk, data entry, see website for more information.

Wallace Medical Concern
Phone number: 503-489-1760, volunteer@wallacemedical.org
Address: 2 clinics, one in downtown Portland and one in Gresham
Volunteer Opportunities: Front desk, childcare, interpreting Spanish / English.

 

Hospice

Hopewell House (volunteer page)
Contact: Larry Hansen
Phone number: 503-244-7890
Address: 6171 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland
Training: 100 hours
Volunteer Opportunities: 1 year commitment for 4 hours a week, patient support.
   
Kaiser Permanente Hospice Care
Contact: Annette Shaff-Palmer (email)
Phone number:  503-499-5285
Address: Various locations though out Portland
Training: Over 20 hrs
Volunteer Opportunities: In-home respite and companionship

Our House Of Portland (AIDS hospice)
Contact: Kathryn Siebert
Phone number: 234-0175
Address: 2727 SE Alder Street, Portland
Training: varies, monthly meetings
Volunteer Opportunities:  Long term commitment (at least 1 year).
Personal care, and companionship.

Providence Medical Center Hospice
Contact: Marianne Wille
Phone number: 503-722-3734
Address: 1310 NE 44th St (near NE Halsey), Portland
Training: Community Hospice Volunteer Training, 25+ hours.
Volunteer Opportunities: 1 year commitment. Respite Care Volunteer, Bereavement Volunteer, co-facilitator of grief support group for children, patient support volunteers and vigil volunteers, among others.

 

Geriatrics and Senior Citizens

Providence Elderplace
Phone number: 503-215-6556
Address: 4540 NE Glisan, Portland

 

Children

Children’s Cancer Association
Contact: Volunteer@JoyRx.org
Phone: 503-244-3141
CCA is the voice of experience, compassion and hope for families whose needs extend beyond medical treatment. CCA was established in loving memory of five-year-old Alexandra Ellis who courageously fought cancer for two and a half years before she died on May 7, 1995. In the year of Alexandra's death, CCA was born.

Josiah Hill Clinic
Contact: Kimie Ueoka, kimie@jhillclinic.org
Josiah Hill III Clinic’s (JHC) mission is to protect children from environmental hazards and promote community action for healthy homes. JHC is grassroots community-based organization that works in collaboration to create healthy and safe homes for Portland Metro area families. The organization is unique in that it utilizes trained volunteers and community leaders to provide environmental health education, blood lead testing, and healthy home check-ups.

Providence Child Center: Including the Center for Medically Fragile Children
Address: 830 NE 47th Ave.Portland , OR 97213 
Phone: 503-215-2470
The Center for Medically Fragile Children is the only pediatric skilled nursing facility in the Pacific Northwest, providing 24-hour long-term, short-term, respite and end-of-life care to medically fragile children and young people ranging in age from infancy to 21 years. Send them a message for more information.

Morrison Child and Family Services
Contact: Rebecca Frinell
Phone number: 503-258-4290
Address: various sites throughout Portland
Training:  orientation and training required, varies.
Volunteer Opportunities: Numerous including mentors, group facilitators, skill-based activities coordinators.

Outside In
Contact: Breanna Romer, Volunteer Manager
Phone number: 503.535.3840; see website before calling or emailing
Address: 1132 SW 13th Ave., Portland
Training: varies
Volunteer Opportunities: See website for current openings. There are a wide variety of clinic opportunities, many advertised months in advance. Applying early is encouraged.


Doernbecher Children's Hospital
Phone number: 503-418-5376
Address: 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR
Training: varies
Volunteer Opportunities: Numerous, including: Patient and family support, safety education, neonatal care, classroom aide, and playroom activities volunteers.

 

Midwifery and Reproductive Health

International Center for Traditional Childbearing
Phone number: 503-460-9324
Address: 2823 N. Portland Blvd., Portland
ICTC is as Black infant mortality prevention, breastfeeding promotion and midwife training not-for-profit organization. Their mission is to enhance the health and well being of women and their families and to develop and preserve the traditional role of the midwife in the Black community. ICTC honors midwifery as an ancient tradition and as a healing art.

Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette
Phone number: 503.775.4931 ext. 3306
Address: 3727 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 97212
Training: varies
Volunteer Opportunities: Patient advocate, office assistant, others listed on website.
Email: volunteers@ppcw.org
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette is the largest non-profit family planning and reproductive rights organization in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Our mission is to provide, promote, and protect access to sexual and reproductive health care. 

 

Mental Health

Children’s Psychiatric Day Treatment Center
(The organization has moved to LifeWorks NW, but the website still has relevant information on it)
Phone number: 503-494-8068
Address: 3900 SW Murray Blvd Beaverton, OR
Volunteer Opportunities: Varies, long-term commitment preferred.

Cascadia Behavioral Health
Phone number: 503-238-0769
Address: Various Locations in Portland