Oregon Poison Center

The Oregon Poison Center is a 24-hour health care information and treatment resource serving the state of Oregon, the territories of Alaska and Guam. The Oregon Poison Center is also responsible for providing public outreach and education to health care professionals. As such, the center sends free brochures, Mr. Yuk stickers and other educational items to families and businesses as requested. We are looking for volunteers who can: Retrieve messages from our materials request voicemail Package the requested items for mailing Enter the materials distributed information in our proprietary database (training provided) Work with educators and staff at local health fairs distributing materials (infrequent, but helps enormously!) 

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


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

Walk-in hours:

  • Tuesdays, 1pm-3pm
  • Or make an appointment by e-mailing , subject: Appointment Request


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.


Being one of the top research institutes in the country is a fact we are very Molly Stillwellproud of at OHSU, and a fact that caught the eye of Molly Stillwell, the research volunteer who became an OHSU employee. Starting as a research volunteer in 2014 Molly had a goal of gaining experience in the field of psychological research. While still a student, Molly quickly adapted to learn how to create and manage databases, review abstracts, and facilitate the completion of documents for publication in brain trauma research. Molly states that the flexibility in her volunteer role allowed for a greater experience. Read more about Molly's experience.

Or learn about how to become a volunteer like Molly by visiting our guide to registering as a volunteer.