Research & Academic Volunteer Services connects potential volunteers to various opportunities, orients them to the complex OHSU environment, and guides them through the volunteer registration process. This program also links Research, Academic, and Central Services departments to interested volunteers.
Hours of Operation
- Tuesdays, 1pm-3pm*
- Or make an appointment by e-mailing RAVolunteer@ohsu.edu, subject: Appointment Request
- *closed Tuesday, August 12th
Locations can vary - contact us! We will either set up an appointment & location, or notify you of where our weekly "Walk-in Hours" session is being hosted.
Saul Goldfarb, a four year CCAAP volunteer, is now a seasoned volunteer, but it wasn't too long ago that he wasn't so sure he self-identified as a clinical researcher. Visiting patients/research subjects bedsides and clarifying data with the nursing staff is an intimidating thought. But after only a few weeks of working he "…became more comfortable and self-reliant," former supervisor Elizabeth Beauregard shared. Now that he is one of CCAAP's veteran volunteers, Saul interacts regularly with clinical staff, helping to clarify extremely valuable data for Pulmonary and Critical Care's many investigators.
In recognition of his significant development as a successful volunteer, Saul was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Volunteer Award for Demonstrated Growth, and is planning to take his medical exam this Spring. In preparing to apply for medical school, Saul is grateful for his volunteer experience – both for helping him confirm his interest in medicine, and to bolster his medical school applications.
To learn about how to become a volunteer like Saul, see our guide to registering as a volunteer.