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Community Connector

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View Community-based Learning opportunities by selecting the organization below. You may return to view opportunities by organization, faculty, type and location.

Department of Human Services

Visit the organization web site: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/volunteer/

What We Do

Volunteers are an integral part of the Department of Human Services.  There is a broad range of volunteer opportunities that help serve DHS clients and staff. Volunteers are recruited and placed in jobs that help to meet community and DHS customer needs. Volunteers provide personalized ways to help DHS clients, staff, offices, and communities in a wide variety of ways.   Every effort is made to place DHS volunteers to opportunities that best meets their abilities and interests. As a volunteer you do not replace paid staff but donate your time and skills to supplement staff services.

Opportunities for service with us

Please check the website to see what positions we are currently recruiting for by clicking on “Opportunities” in “Multnomah County.”  If you live in a county other than Multnomah, please click on that county to see what availabilities are there.  FYI, your application will be routed to the county in which you live.  The below positions are not necessarily available at this time but are examples of what volunteers can do at DHS.

·         Transporting clients

·         Locating resources

·         Support and training for clients

·         Family advocacy

·         Tutoring and interpreting

·         Supporting the independence of people who are elderly or disabled

·         Activities for clients

·         Child care, education and recreation for children

·         Office assistance

·         Mentoring

·         Seasonal programs


Volunteers are required to fill out an online application, a background check and attend an orientation.  Additionally, volunteers are asked to make a minimum 3 month commitment.  There may be a minimum number of hours per week depending on the volunteer position.

Preferred way to contact:
Jordana Leeb
1415 SE 122nd ave
Portland, Oregon 97233 Directions
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