Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
We rely on our volunteers to make our program successful and we welcome your participation in a very important and rewarding service.
As a Safety Center volunteer you will have the opportunity to:
- Counsel parents and families about safety and injury prevention
- Provide educational material to families and answer questions
- Assist parents in the purchase of safety supplies to meet their needs
- Demonstrate the proper use of various safety devices to parents and families
- Participate in the design of safety displays and brochures.
- Volunteers receive free parking, Tri-Met tickets, or can ride the OHSU shuttle from PSU for scheduled shifts
- OHSU employee/volunteer discounts on various services, products, travel, sporting and cultural event tickets, etc.
If you are interested in volunteering, please review the Volunteer Position Description and Requirements.
Volunteer Description and Requirements
As a volunteer you will work under the supervision of the program coordinators and have direct contact with patients and families. You will have meaningful opportunities to participate in projects that will enhance your professional development, including situations of critical importance within an outpatient clinical setting. Through this exposure and on-site training, you will gain a working knowledge of the safety and injury prevention needs of the Safety Center's priority population (0-12 years).
Requirements: You must be at least 18 years of age and be able to:
- Communicate effectively with families, children and medical staff
- Exhibit a strong work ethic and good organizational skills
- Work independently and as part of a team
- Learn safety and injury prevention statistics, regulations, and tips (Experience in this field is not a prerequisite; training will be provided.)
Commitment: You must be able to commit to:
- Completing all required steps to becoming a volunteer through OHSU Healthcare Volunteer Services, including completing an application, interview, background check, 2-step skin tuberculosis test, any necessary immunizations, and required online trainings
- Working one four-hour shift per week for a minimum of six months (or two four-hour shifts per week for a minimum of three months) between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- Attending quarterly evening training's and meetings