This list provided for information only and does not imply endorsement of any organization. These opportunities are only a fraction of what is available; remember to be creative and don’t be afraid to ask around! Please let your advisor know of other good opportunities we should add to this list.

Last updated: March 2019

On-Campus Opportunities

Center for Civic Engagement

This office maintains a list of ongoing and one-time opportunities for OSU students. See list of opportunities on their website.

Student Health Services

Several options to serve as a peer health educator on campus.

Cultural Ambassador Conversant Program

Meet with an OSU international student for informal conversation. Minimum 1-term commitment.


Physical activity program for youth with special needs. 1-term minimum commitment. Application.

IMPACT for Life

Physical activity opportunities for adults with disabilities. 1-term minimum commitment. Application. 541-737-2176

Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Program

A semi weekly program serving residents of the Mid-Willamette Valley. 1-term minimum commitment. Application.

Corvallis/Albany Opportunities

Community Outreach

Offers free clinics, housing, food, and childcare to the homeless and low-income populations of the local community.

Samaritan Health Services: Volunteering

Hospital & clinic locations in Corvallis, Albany, Lebanon, Lincoln City, and Newport. Opportunities in many different offices/departments. 

Samaritan Health Services: Opportunities for College Students

Job shadowing or internship possibilities. Application and approval is required. or via Handshake at 

Albany InReach Services

Offers low-cost health care for the medically underserved residents of Albany, Millersburg and Tangent. Application.

ABC House

(All Because of Children)

Organization in Albany that supports children who are victims of abuse. Opportunities working with children and families.

Evergreen Hospice House

An in-patient facility in Albany serving patients who are near end of life and their families. Training required.

Learn more at
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Benton Hospice

Organization provides end-of-life care to patients and their families in Corvallis. Training required. 1-year commitment requested.

Old Mill Center for Children and Families

Organization provides services to support to at-risk children (ages birth to 18) and their families. Volunteers needed in classrooms and for events.

Chintimini Senior Center

Provides a variety of services to older adults in the Corvallis community. Many different volunteer opportunities.

Grace Center Adult Day Care

Adult day services program for seniors and those recovering from surgery. Opportunities to interact with clients and lead activities. Application.

Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV)

Opportunities in advocacy, community education, and events. Organization supports survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 

The ARC of Benton County

Provides services and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Application. First aid/CPR training.

Benton County Health Department

Provides public health programs and low-cost health services for the community. Call about specific volunteer opportunities or openings.

Learn more at Sign up to volunteer at 

Home Life

Organization supports independent living for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Volunteers needed for special events only.

Valley AIDS Info Network (VAIN)

Dedicated to HIV/AIDS and STDs prevention. Provides support to people living with HIV/AIDS. Event planning & community education positions.

Jackson Street Youth Shelter

Supports Corvallis and Albany youth in crisis. Mentoring, tutoring, and special events opportunities. Application. Interview. Internships also.

Boys & Girls Club Corvallis

Work with local K-12 youth. Many opportunities. Application. Orientation.

Corvallis School District

Variety of opportunities working with K-12 youth. Classroom help, reading program, tutoring, college prep, etc. Application. Background check.

Salem/Mid-Valley Opportunities

Salem Health

Locations in Salem, Keizer, Dallas, and Monmouth. Jobs in many different offices/departments. Application. 6-month commitment.

Silverton Health

Varity of volunteer programs in Silverton. Application. Orientation.

Willamette Valley Hospice

Organization provides end-of-life care to patients and their families. Pet therapy program. Marion & Polk counties. Application. Training required.

Marion County

Opportunities in several departments and programs including Health Department community health initiatives. Application.

Salem Free Clinics

Bilingual community clinics. Religiously-affiliated (Christian). Training.

Hands On Willamette

Browse volunteer opportunities in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties.

McMinnville Free Clinic

A faith-based free clinic serving the underserved community. Variety of volunteer opportunities within a free clinic. Applcation.

Portland Metro Area Opportunities

Portland VA Medical Center

Provides health services to U.S Veteran's. Hospital campuses in Portland and Vancouver. Clinics in Hillsboro, West Linn, North Coast, The Dalles, etc.

OHSU: Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Jobs in many different offices/departments. Many opportunities working with children & families. Application. 6-months to 1-year commitment.

OHSU: other volunteering

OHSU offers volunteering opportunities in the adult hospital and clinics, as well as in research/academic/central services.

MS Association of America

Opportunities in many areas to work improve the lives of individuals and their families affected by Multiple Sclerosis.

Coalition of Community Health Clinics

Community health internships at clinics serving low-income populations in Portland area. 3 to 6-month commitment. Apply via resume/cover letter.

Outside In Clinic

Provides medical services to people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Application. Must be 21. 100-hour commitment.

Trauma Intervention Program

Serve as a well-trained citizen volunteer assisting emotionally traumatized individuals and families in emergency situations. Extensive training.

Medical Teams International

Portland-based Christian global health organization. Mobile Dental program. Disaster response teams. Volunteer locally or abroad.

Event Medical Services

Provides first aid services to spectators at events in Portland. First aid/CPR certification required. Flexible commitment. Sign-up for each event.
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MIKE Program

Empowers youth to be health leaders in their communities to help reduce chronic disease. Some positions require training and commitment.

Hands On Greater Portland

Browse volunteer opportunities throughout the Portland Metro Area.

Project Access Now

Creates access to care and services for those in need

Let's Get Healthy!

Volunteer at a health fair

Eugene/Springfield Opportunities

Get Involved Eugene/Health

List several agencies in Eugene/Springfield area

White Bird Clinic

Offers free medical and dental clinics, counseling, and other services to homeless and low-income community members. 1-term commitment.

Volunteers in Medicine

Provides free medical clinics for low-income, uninsured adults. Application.

Southern Oregon Opportunities

Mercy Medical Center

Roseburg location. Jobs in many different areas of the hospital.

Veteran's Affairs Roseburg Healthcare System

Provides health services to U.S Veteran's. Hospital in Roseburg. Clinics in Brookings, North Bend, Eugene, and Crescent City (CA).

La Clinica

Provides health care access to seasonal farm workers. Neighborhood and school-based clinics. Locations in Medford and Central Point.

Central & Eastern Oregon Opportunities

Heart 'n Home Hospice & Palliative Care

Locations in Bend, La Pine, La Grande, Baker City, and western Idaho. Direct patient care and other opportunities. Application. Training.

St. Charles Health System

Locations in Bend, Redmond, Prineville, & Madras. Application & background check required.

St. Anthony Hospital

Pendleton location. Jobs in many different areas of the hospital.

Good Shepherd Medical Center

Hermiston location. Jobs in many different areas of the facility.

Harney District Hospital

Burns location. Jobs in many different areas of the facility. 541-573-5184

Multiple Location Opportunities (in Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and across the U.S.)

Providence Hospitals & Medical Centers

Locations in Portland, Medford, Hood River, Seaside, Newberg, and Milwaukie. View volunteering details by location.

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line in Oregon serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text. 

Learn more at Learn how to volunteer at

Special Olympics Oregon

Provides athletic opportunities for persons with mental disabilities. On-going and special events volunteers needed. Training may be required.

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

Clinics serving low-income families and seasonal farm workers. Locations in Salem, Woodburn, Portland, Hermiston, and eastern Washington.

SCREEN Program

Increase awareness of breast and cervical cancer screening. Public outreach in Linn, Benton, Lincoln & Lane counties. Application. Training.

Oregon Long-Term Care Ombudsmen

Serve as an advocate for seniors and assure the quality of their long-term care. Training mandatory. 2-year commitment requested. Must be 21.

Veteran's Affairs Student Volunteer Program

Wide variety of assignments available at VA medical facilities across the U.S. Orientation and training required.

American Red Cross

Variety of health-related opportunities in local communities throughout the U.S. Commitments vary. Search by zip code and interests.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Get matched with a youth in your community and serve as a mentor through regular outings. 1-year minimum commitment. Application.

Volunteer Match

Search for opportunities that match your interests. Anywhere in the U.S.

Volunteers of America

Human service programs, including housing and healthcare, in 46 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Volunteer with one of 35 local offices.

International & Full-time Opportunities

Child Family Health International

CFHI partners with OSU to offer health-related IE3 Global Internships in Ecuador, India, Argentina, South Africa, and more. and

Oregon Camp Adventure

Serve as a youth camp counselor in one of 20 countries world-wide. Summer-long commitment. Local training spring term. Minimum 2.5 GPA.

Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest

Full-time volunteer opportunities in low-income communities in the Pacific Northwest. Must be 21 & have college degree. Religiously-affiliated.

International Medical Volunteers Association

Lists of international aid organizations looking for volunteers for health-related experiences. Advice for students looking to volunteer abroad.

Unite for Sight

Volunteer abroad in with non-profit group improving eye care in rural communities. Commitment 1-week to 1-year. Application. Travel and fees.

Cross Cultural Solutions

International volunteering trips in Africa, Asia, and Central/South America. 1 to 12-week commitment. Application. Travel and fees.

Peace Corps

Extended volunteer assignments in countries around the world. Public and community health projects available. Most volunteers serve 27 months.


Full-time opportunities throughout the U.S. ranging in length from 10-week summer to 1-year. Serve critical needs in low-income communities.

Teach for America

Teach for two years in high-need urban and rural communities throughout the U.S. College degree with 2.5 GPA required. Extensive training.