Special Request Opportunities

Occasionally OHSU departments will contact the Research & Academic Volunteer Services about specific events or projects they could use some volunteer assistance with. Here are some current opportunities specifically available to active/registered volunteers:


A Call for Assistance: POLST

OPR Color Logo V5_high_Res_160Attention Current Volunteers! Our friends from the Oregon Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Registry (POLST/OPR) urgently need your help! Very short-term assistance is needed for putting together confirmation packets for their Registrants. Do you have time to help in the next week or two (or more)? Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Hanna Nelson at nelsonha@ohsu.edu or 503-418-4083

Learn more about POLST via this awesome YouTube video

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Oregon Cord Blood Donation Program

cordblood2The Oregon Cord Blood Donation program is looking for some immediate assistance with  the assembly of cord blood collection kits, assembling donor registration packets, assist with donor registration and outreach, packaging and shipping of collected cord blood, and other related projects as they become available. Ideal candidates will be able to offer at least 2 hours per week and commit to helping for at least a month. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age; have completed at least one year of science courses; able to communicate effectively with families and medical staff; able to work independently and as part of a team; exhibit a strong work ethic and good organizational skills. If you are interested please contact the Program Coordinators at cord@ohsu.edu for more information.

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Please view all other current volunteer opportunities here.

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Social Media Curator


If you are a hardworking and inspired Communications, Digital Marketing, Marketing, English, or Journalism undergraduate student (or new graduate) in the Portland metropolitan area, with great writing skills and experience with social media, contact us today! The OHSU office of Research and Academics Human Resources, Research and Academics Volunteer Services program office, and the Office of International Affairs are seeking a shared Social Media Curator Intern. This intern will be responsible for authoring articles and blog posts, creating content for related websites, and other social media platform pages. The curations of materials are expected to promote relevant, meaningful, and valuable content in a manner that represents OHSU's goals and mission. The overarching goal is to diversify the current audience and engage new audiences through multi-sources of media.


Does this sound interesting to you? Click here to view our current list of volunteer opportunities for more information about eligibility, commitment requirements and how to apply!


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