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WOU Volunteer ListServ

Join WOU’s volunteer listserv to learn about upcoming one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities, alternative break announcements, and ways to engage with local community partners.

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Schedule an Appointment

Interested in discussing specific opportunities and ways to connect with volunteer organizations, Make an Appointment on WolfLink with our staff.


Volunteer Project Request Form

Have a group volunteer project coming up?  SLCD can connect you with local community partners in need of help. Submit a request form to our office so we can better assist you.

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Volunteer Search Engines

WOU’s online job search platform (volunteer, intern, part-time, and full-time). Organizations are looking to hire WOU students.

Membership of local area organizations committed to strong volunteer engagement and support

Connect with volunteer opportunities that makes a meaningful, rewarding change in the Greater Portland area.



Local Volunteer Opportunities


Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

  • AVID Tutors

Albany General Hospital Network

  • Hospice Volunteer

American Cancer Society

  • Various Volunteer Opportunities

American Medical Response

  • Volunteer

American Red Cross Willamette Chapter

  • Youth Program Volunteers

Autism Society of Oregon

  • Volunteer

Avalon Healthcare

  • Various Volunteer Opportunities

Boys and Girls Club

  • Various Volunteer Opportunities

Boys and Girls Club – T3 Training Teens for Tomorrow

  • T3 College Coach

Cascade AIDS Project

  • Volunteer or Intern


  • Causa Volunteer

Children’s Relief Nursery a Program with LifeWorks NW

  • Volunteer Classroom Assistant at Children’s Relief Nursery

Colonia Libertad

  • Child Recreation Volunteer

Community Action Drug Prevention Network

  • Youth Program Volunteer

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)


Dallas Retirement Village

  • Volunteer

Diabetes Support Services Inc

  • Volunteer Coordinator

Doernbecher’s Children Hospital

  • Various Volunteer Opportunities

Easter Seals Children’s Therapy Center

  • Volunteer

Event Medical Services

  • Medical Service Volunteer

Farmworker Housing Development Corporation

  • FHDC Volunteer

Friends of Salem Saturday Market

  • Friends of Salem Saturday Market Volunteer


Garten Services

  • Garten Volunteer

Gentle House

  • Historic Garden Volunteers

Habitat for Humanity

  • Receptionist
  • General Volunteer

Hallman Elementary School

  • Hallman Elementary Volunteers

Highland Elementary

  • Highland Elementary Tutors

HOME Youth Resource Center Outreach

  • Outreach Worker Assistant

Hospice Care NW

  • Volunteer

Incite Incorporated

  • Salem Landscaping Project


Joys of Living Assistance Dogs

  • Puppy Socializing

Judson Middle School

  • Mentor/Tutor Volunteer

Juliette’s House

  • Volunteer

Keizer Library

  • Library desk staff

Lamb Elementary School

  • Art Teacher Volunteer

Language in Motion

  • Language in Motion Volunteer


Maine Conservation Corps

  • Maine Conservation Corps Leader

Make a Wish Foundation Oregon Chapter

  • Volunteer

Mano a Mano Family Center

  • ESL Tutoring Program Volunteer
  • Youth Program Volunteers
  • After School Program Volunteer

Marion County District Attorney’s Office

  • Sexual Assault Response Advocates

Marion County Health Department

  • Various Volunteer Opportunities

Marion County Volunteer Services

  • Volunteer and Internship

McKay Area Coalition for Student Success

  • Assistant/Tutor

Medical Team International

  • Various Volunteer Opportunities

Mercy Corps

  • Various Volunteer Opportunities

Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Center

  • Various Volunteer Opportunities

Morrison Child and Family Services

  • Morrison Child and Family Services

New Solutions

  • Volunteer Mentor Program

Northwest Human Services

  • HOST Mentors and Tutors

Northwest Outdoor Science School

  • Volunteer Student Leader

Northwest Senior and Disability Services

  • ANWSDS Assistant

Old Aurora Colony Museum

  • Identity and Culture; Child Care and Development, mentoring, other

One Fair World

  • Sales Associate Volunteer

Oregon Council on Developmental Disability

  • OCDD Involvement

Oregon Department of Human Services

  • DHS Volunteer

Oregon Foundation of Reproductive Health

  • Various Volunteer Opportunities

Oregon Garden

  • Horticulture Department Volunteer

Oregon Health Sciences University

  • Various Volunteer Opportunities

Oregon Parent Training and Information Center

  • ORPTI Volunteer

Oregon School for the Deaf

  • Various Volunteer Opportunities

Oregon State Capitol

  • Oregon State Capitol Volunteer

Oregon State Library

  • Oregon State Library Volunteer


Partnerships in Community Living

  • PCL Volunteer

PCUN Oregon’s Farmworker Union

  • PCUN Volunteer

Planned Parenthood – Columbia Willamette

  • Community Outreach Volunteer
  • Health Center Support Volunteer

Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette

  • Teen Council Intern – PPCW Salem/Woodburn

Project Able

  • Various Volunteer Opportunities

Richmond Elementary School

  • After School Math Club Tutors

Salem Dream Center

  • Youth Program Volunteer

Salem Free Clinic

  • Salem Free Clinic Volunteer

Salem Friends of Felines

  • PetSmart Cat Care (Lancaster Drive)
  • Morning Cat Care at the Shelter
  • Salem Friends of Felines Volunteer

Salem Harvest

  • Site Scout
  • Harvest Leader

Salem Hospital

  • Various Volunteer Opportunities

Salem Public Library

  • Salem Public Library Volunteer

Salem’s Riverfront Carousel

  • Herd of Volunteers

Salem-Keizer Education Foundation

  • Various volunteer opportunities

Salem-Keizer Family Literacy Program – Even Start Baker School

  • Assistant/Tutor


  • Postage Pal
  • Quality Assurance Internship

Sierra Club – Beyond Coal Campaign

  • Various Opportunities

Signature Hospice

  • Companion Volunteer

Special Olympics Oregon

  • Special Olympics Volunteer

St. Francis Shelter

  • Volunteer Case Managers


Talented & Gifted Services, Salem-Keizer School District

  • Saturday Enrichment Classroom Volunteer

Trauma Intervention Program

  • Various Volunteer Opportunities

Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center

  • multiple volunteer types including answering helpline, transporting animals, feeding animals, maintaining garden where animals’ food is grown, etc.
  • Wildlife Volunteer


Willamette Family Medical Center

  • Reading for Pediatric Patients

Willamette Humane Society

  • Willamette Humane Society Volunteer

Willamette Valley Hospice

  • Various Volunteer Opportunities

Willson House Child Development Center

  • Teaching Aid Volunteers

YWCA Salem Outreach Shelter

  • Shelter Volunteer


International Volunteer Opportunities

Organizations Based in Oregon

  • Casa Verde (http://casaverdeconnects.com)
    • Casa Verde is a Portland based organization that facilitates experiential service-learning programs that focus on global citizenship, sustainable living and community development in El Limon, Nicaragua.
  • Friends of Pimpollo (http://friendsofpimpollo.org)
    • Friends of Pimpollo is a Salem based organization that serves schools and students in Mexico to allow everyone the ability to receive a proper education.
  • Habitat for Humanity (http://www.habitat.org/)
    • Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing organization founded on the conviction that everyone should have a decent, safe, affordable place to live. Habitat for humanity provides short term or long term volunteer opportunities in a variety of locations ranging from Oregon to China.
  • Medical Teams International (http://www.medicalteams.org)
    • Medical Teams International is a Portland based organization that responds to disaster, conflict, and poverty at home and abroad.
  • MercyCorps (https://www.mercycorps.org)
    • MercyCorps is a Portland based organization that serves more than 40 countries when natural disaster strikes, economies collapse, or conflict erupts.
  • Ncompass (http://www.worldncompass.org)
    • Ncompass is a Beaverton based non-profit that works on impacting and building up today’s youth around the world. Ncompass serves a vast variety of children in Haiti.

Organizations Based Abroad

  • AMOS (http://www.amoshealth.org)
    • AMOS is a health care organization based in Nicaragua that provides healthcare services and community health education to the communities and citizens of Nicaragua.
  • Aston Educational Group (http://www.astonrecruiting.com)
    • The Aston Educational Group companies focus on providing premium quality training in English language and career skills to individuals and organizations in Asia.
  • Elephant Nature Park (http://www.elephantnaturepark.org)
    • Elephant Nature Park is a project based in Northern Thailand that provides a sanctuary and rescue center for elephants and other rescued species.
  • Students Helping Honduras (http://shhkids.org)
    • Students Helping Honduras is an organization that focuses on improving the lives of the citizens of Honduras. Students Helping Honduras builds schools, homes, and assists the citizens with any needs that the citizens may ask for.




Kathryn Plummer, Assistant Director (503) 838-8432 | or e-mail: volunteers@wou.edu  | Location: Werner University Center 119