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Volunteer opportunities for pre-health students

Volunteer opportunities for pre-health students

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.

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Last updated: July 2019

On-Campus Opportunities

Community Engagement & Leadership

This office maintains a list of ongoing and one-time opportunities volunteer and community engagement opportunities for OSU students. See list of opportunities on their website, call 541-737-3041, or email for more information.
Community Engagement & Leadership events
Community Engagement & Leadership opportunities

Student Health Services

Several options to serve as a peer health educator on campus.
Student Health Services volunteer opportunities

Cultural Ambassador Conversant Program

Meet with an OSU international student for informal conversation. Minimum 1-term commitment.
Cultural Ambassador Conversant Program volunteer opportunities


Physical activity program for youth with special needs. 1-term minimum commitment. Application. Learn more on their website or call 541-737-2176.
Volunteer with IMPACT

IMPACT for Life

Physical activity opportunities for adults with disabilities. 1-term minimum commitment. Application. Learn more on their website or call 541-737-2176.
Volunteer with IMPACT for Life

Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Program

A semiweekly program serving residents of the Mid-Willamette Valley. 1-term minimum commitment. Application.
Volunteer with the MS Exercise Program

Corvallis and Albany opportunities

Community Outreach

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

Samaritan Health Services: Volunteering

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

Samaritan Health Services: Opportunities for College Students

Job shadowing or internship possibilities. Application and approval is required.
College student opportunities for shadowing at Samaritan
See opportunities in Handshake

Albany InReach Services

Albany InReach Services is a volunteer-based clinic for low-income and uninsured adults who need medica or dental services. This opportunity will give you experience with helping patients navigate the healthcare system, connect with patients and provide quality service to underserved populations, and more.

Bilingual students encouraged to apply (but not a requirement). 6 month or more time committment required based on experience level.
Learn more about and volunteer with Albany InReach Services

ABC House (All Because of Children)

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

Evergreen Hospice House

An in-patient facility in Albany serving patients who are near end of life and their families. Training required.
Learn more about Evergreen Hospice
Apply to volunteer

Benton Hospice

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

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.
Learn more about volunteering at Old Mill Center

Chintimini Senior Center

Provides a variety of services to older adults in the Corvallis community. Many different volunteer opportunities.
Volunteer with Chintimini Senior Center

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.
Volunteer with Grace Center Adult Day Care

Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV)

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

The ARC of Benton County

Provides services and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Application. First aid/CPR training.
Volunteer with the ARC of Benton County

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 about Benton County Health Department
Sign up to volunteer

Home Life

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

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.
Volunteer with Valley AIDS Info Network (VAIN)

Jackson Street Youth Shelter

Supports Corvallis and Albany youth in crisis. Mentoring, tutoring, and special events opportunities. Application. Interview. Internships also.
Volunteer with Jackson Street Youth Shelter

Boys & Girls Club Corvallis

Work with local K-12 youth. Many opportunities. Application. Orientation.
Volunteer with Boys & Girls Club Corvallis

Corvallis School District

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

To volunteer as a tutor for Corvallis High School, please contact Chieko Weiler (
Volunteer with the Corvallis School District

Salem and mid-Valley opportunities

Salem Health

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

Willamette Valley Hospice

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

Marion County

Opportunities in several departments and programs including Health Department community health initiatives. Application.
Volunteer for Marion County

Salem Free Clinics

Bilingual community clinics. Religiously-affiliated (Christian). Training.
Volunteer with Salem Free Clinics

United Way of the Willamette Valley

United Way Days of Action are an opportunity to come together to harness the volunteer spirit, and improve the conditions in our community. During Days of Action, volunteer teams will provide greatly needed assistance by working on tasks like improvement projects or assembling hygiene kits.
Volunteer with the United Way of the Willamette Valley

McMinnville Free Clinic

A faith-based free clinic serving the underserved community. Variety of volunteer opportunities within a free clinic. Application.
Volunteer with McMinnville Free Clinic

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.
Volunteer with the Portland VA Medical Center

OHSU: Doernbecher Children's Hospital

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

OHSU: other volunteering

OHSU offers volunteering opportunities in the adult hospital and clinics, as well as in research/academic/central services.
Become an OHSU Health Care Volunteer

MS Association of America

Opportunities in many areas to work improve the lives of individuals and their families affected by Multiple Sclerosis.
Volunteer for MS Association of America

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.
Volunteer for the Coalition of Community Health Clinics

Outside In Clinic

Provides medical services to people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Application. Must be 21. 100-hour commitment.
Volunteer for Outside In Clinic

Trauma Intervention Program

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

Medical Teams International

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

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. Contact Ron Forbes at
Learn more about Event Medical Services

MIKE Program

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

Hands On Greater Portland

Browse volunteer opportunities throughout the Portland Metro Area.
Volunteer with Hands on Greater Portland

Project Access Now

Creates access to care and services for those in need
Volunteer with Project Access Now

Let's Get Healthy!

Let's Get Healthy is an education and research program from Oregon Health & Science University that travels around the state to help the public learn about their health. Volunteers are welcome to help at fairs.
Volunteer with Let's Get Healthy!

Legacy Hospice (in Portland metro area and McMinnville):

We offer a free comprehensive training program several times each year that includes information on understanding hospice, symptom management, communication, grief, and body mechanics. All volunteers are expected to make a one year commitment to volunteer service.
Volunteer with Legacy Hospice

Eugene and Springfield opportunities

Get Involved Eugene/Health

List several agencies in Eugene/Springfield area
Volunteer with Get Involved

White Bird Clinic

Offers free medical and dental clinics, counseling, and other services to homeless and low-income community members. 1-term commitment.
Volunteer at the White Bird Clinic

Volunteers in Medicine

Provides free medical clinics for low-income, uninsured adults. Application.
Volunteer with Volunteers in Medicine

Southern Oregon opportunities

Mercy Medical Center

Roseburg location. Jobs in many different areas of the hospital.
Volunteer Information for Mercy Medical Center

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).
Volunteer with the Roseburg VA

La Clinica

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

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.
Heart 'n Home Hospice Volunteering

St. Charles Health System

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

St. Anthony Hospital

Pendleton location. Jobs in many different areas of the hospital.
St. Anthony Hospital Volunteering

Good Shepherd Medical Center

Hermiston location. Jobs in many different areas of the facility. Call 541-667-3690 for volunteering information
Learn more about Good Shepherd

Harney District Hospital

Burns location. Jobs in many different areas of the facility. Call 541-573-8318 for volunteering information
Learn more about Harney District Hospital

Opportunities available in multiple locations
(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.
Volunteer with Providence Hospitals

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 about Crisis Text Line
Volunteer with the Text Line

Special Olympics Oregon

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

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

Clinics serving low-income families and seasonal farm workers. Locations in Salem, Woodburn, Portland, Hermiston, and eastern Washington.
Volunteer with Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

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.
Volunteer with Oregon Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Veteran's Affairs Student Volunteer Program

Wide variety of assignments available at VA medical facilities across the U.S. Orientation and training required.
Volunteer with Veteran's Affairs

American Red Cross

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

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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest (Portland Area) or
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon

Child Family Health International

Interns with Child and Family Health International (CFHI) in Tanzania complete rotations in a variety of clinical and community care facilities. This program offers the unique opportunity to interact with health professionals at the regional, district, and rural levels..

Learn more about international opportunities

Volunteer Match

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

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.
Volunteers of America opportunities

Oregon Youth Authority

OYA volunteers support positive youth development in close-custody facilities and in community settings throughout Oregon. Volunteers are valued by OYA for the significant work they do in supporting youths' pro-social, educational, emotional, and spiritual growth.

Volunteers must consent to a criminal history check and be age 21 or older, with certain exceptions for students in accredited internship programs.
Volunteer with the Oregon Youth Authority
International & Full-time Opportunities

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.
Be a camp counselor with Oregon Camp Adventure

Merry Heart Children's Camp

Merry Heart Children's Camp Provides a Safe Summer Camp Experience for youth with heart conditions.
Be a camp counselor for Merry Heart Children's Camp
Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest

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

International Medical Volunteers Association

Lists of international aid organizations looking for volunteers for health-related experiences. Advice for students looking to volunteer abroad.
International Medical Volunteers Association opportunities

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.
Volunteer for Unite for Sight

Peace Corps

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


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

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.
Learn about working for Teach for America

Legacy Health

Volunteers play a big role at Legacy Health: Greeting visitors, helping at events, visiting patients, working in the gardens, providing transport, assisting at our hospice and research sites and more. Find additional information about our volunteer benefits, requirements, how to apply and who to contact with questions.
Learn more about Legacy Health