Resources: Healthcare

Below are some of the health care–related volunteer opportunities known to SEEDS. Openings are sometimes limited and trainings may only be offered once or twice per year. Plan ahead to ensure that the opportunity you are interested in fits with your schedule.

Note: the below are not necessarily eligible for off-campus Federal Work Study. Please find FWS eligible opportunities here.

Clinics, Community Based Health Services, and Public Health

Alzheimer's Association

Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association advances research to end Alzheimer's and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease. Their volunteers are passionate and inspired, and they want to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Whether you can spare a couple of hours a week or make a more significant time commitment, we hope you will consider joining this very special community.
Address: 1650 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 190, Portland, OR 97209

Cascade AIDS Project (CAP)

Cascade AIDS Project's mission is to prevent HIV infections, support and empower people living with or affected by HIV, and eliminate HIV-related stigma and health disparities. Founded in 1983 and incorporated in 1985 as the Cascade AIDS Project, CAP is the oldest and largest community-based provider of HIV services, housing, education and advocacy in Oregon and Southwest Washington. CAP has grown considerably since its beginning, from a two person staff to over 60, from a budget of $100,000 to over $6 million. CAP operates multiple programs from its main service site with the support of over 600 volunteers. Learn more about how to become a CAP volunteer.
Address: 520 NW Davis St., Suite 215, Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503-223-5907

Coalition of Community Health Clinics

The mission of the Coalition of Community Health Clinics is to improve healthcare for vulnerable populations residing in the Portland-metro area. They strengthen community clinics, promote health equity, and foster collaboration across the safety-net delivery system. Check this page for volunteer and engagement opportunities.
Address: 434 NW 6th Ave., Suite 303, Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503-546-4991

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon (NPCO)

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon (NPCO) is dedicated to developing and sustaining a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman and person who can become pregnant the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon is a community of grassroots-driven activists and volunteers committed to protecting the reproductive rights of all Oregonians. To help out, check out the volunteer opportunities here.
Phone: 503-223-4510

North by Northeast Community Health Center

North by Northeast Community Health Center is the only medical clinic in Oregon focused on African American health and exists to improve health outcomes and advance health equity by offering primary care services focused on chronic health conditions affecting the local African American population.
Address: 714 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211
Phone: 503-287-4932

Outside In

Outside In's mission is to help homeless youth and other marginalized people move towards improved health and self-sufficiency. At Outside In, your time and talent truly make a difference. Volunteers help support homeless people who need to see a doctor, students furthering their education or employment prospects, and homeless youth who need basic resources like meals and hygiene supplies. Volunteers also provide a variety of administrative supports. Visit this page to see volunteer requirements and opportunities.
Address: 1132 SW 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-535-3800

Reproductive Justice

Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette

Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (PPCW) is the largest non-profit family planning and reproductive rights organization in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Their mission is to provide, promote, and protect access to sexual and reproductive health care.Volunteers are an important part of Planned Parenthood. Their support makes it possible for us to meet the growing need for health services in our community. There are many ways to get involved as a volunteer. See this page for a brief description of the various types of opportunities they have to offer.
Address: 3231 SE 50th Ave., Portland, OR 97206
Phone: 503-775-4931


Legacy Emanuel Hospital (includes Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital)

Check out volunteer requirements and opportunities here.
Address: 2801 N Gantenbein Ave., Portland, OR 97227
Phone: 503-413-4839

Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital

Check out volunteer requirements and opportunities here.
Address: 1015 NW 22nd Ave., Portland, OR 97210
Phone: 503-413-7012

Oregon Health Science University (OHSU)

Check out volunteer requirements and opportunities here.
Address: 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-418-5376

Providence Milwaukie Medical Center

Check out volunteer requirements and opportunities here.
Address 10150 SE 32nd Ave., Milwaukie, OR 97222
Phone: 503-513-8125

Providence Portland Medical Center

Check out volunteer requirements and opportunities here.
Address 4805 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97231
Phone: 503-215-5002

Providence St. Vincent Hospital

Check out volunteer requirements and opportunities here.
Address: 9205 NW Barnes Rd., Portland, OR 97229
Phone: 503-216-2159

Tuality Healthcare

The volunteer program at Tuality is built around individuals of all ages and experiences that are committed to providing a compassionate, healing environment for our patients and their families through the many services that they perform. Our volunteers are giving people who share their time to help provide quality care. By creating a welcoming environment and caring for our patients and guests, volunteers play a crucial role for Tuality Healthcare by providing additional services that make Tuality unique. Find volunteer opportunities here.
Address: multiple locations
Phone: 503-681-1489



Kaiser Permanente Hospice Volunteer Program

Volunteers play a vital role on the team for Kaiser Hospice patients and their families. As valued members of the hospice team, volunteers can make a difference by providing a break for a family caregiver (called respite), visiting patients in care homes and facilities, run errands or provide some light housekeeping, or assisting staff in the office.

Providence Medical Center Hospice

Volunteers are essential to the special care Providence Hospice provides. Whether a volunteer is helping families, visiting patients, consoling the bereaved or assisting with office tasks, each contributes greatly to the quality of life for the people we serve. Learn more about requirements and opportunities for hospice volunteering at Providence here.
Phone: 503-215-4857
Address: 1310 NE 44th St., Portland, OR 97213

Geriatrics and Senior Citizens

Providence Elderplace

Providence ElderPlace is an innovative program known as PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly), a comprehensive care model that offers health, housing, social service and care coordination solutions to older adults and peace of mind to their families. We are dedicated to providing dignified care to seniors in a compassionate environment built on principles of responsive service, top-quality health care and trust. Providence ElderPlace needs volunteers that enjoy meeting, interacting and assisting our Participants and staff. Our volunteers serve in a variety of different areas such as our arts & crafts and palliative care programs, or serving as a friendly visitor, home organizer, clinic office assistant, and much more. Learn more about volunteer opportunities here.
Address: 1310 NE 44th St., Portland, OR 97213
Phone: 503-215-4857


Children’s Cancer Association (CCA)

When seriously ill children, teens, and their families need more than medicine, CCA’s innovative programs create joy one moment at a time. CCA’s 1,900+ amazing volunteers invest an estimated 14,113 hours of their time in our programs and events each year. Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization: they mentor children, share their musical talents, staff community events, host toy drives, and serve on our leadership boards. CCA volunteers make a powerful difference in the lives of children in need. In return, you’ll find your own life changed by the extraordinary spirit of these courageous kids.
Address: 1200 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 140, Portland, Oregon 97209
Phone: 503-244-3141

Providence Child Center

Providence Child Center 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. See volunteer opportunities here.
Address: 830 NE 47th Ave., Portland, OR 97213
Phone: 503-215-2470

Morrison Child and Family Services

Morrison Child and Family Services partners with families and communities to provide effective and responsive services for children and youth coping with adversity and trauma. Morrison delivers specialized services to children, from birth through age 21, and families coping with abuse, neglect, domestic violence, drug and alcohol addiction, mental health difficulties, criminality, and other harmful stress factors. Their award-winning programs recognize and respect cultural differences and support the growth of children to enhance their safety, development, education, and future success. See volunteer opportunities here.
Address: multiple locations
Phone: 503-258-4200

Doernbecher Children's Hospital

As a volunteer, you make an invaluable contribution to our patients, families, staff and visitors. No matter how you serve, your contribution helps make Doernbecher a unique children's health care center. In 2010, 456 Doernbecher volunteers contributed 32,175 hours to patients and families. They are always interested in hearing from reliable, compassionate people who would like to help kids and families, and who can commit to a weekly volunteer shift. Learn more here.
Address: 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR
Phone: 503-418-5376