OHSU ThinkFirst Oregon

OHSU ThinkFirst will be at the Clackamas County Fair this week on the following dates: Wednesday, August 19th and Saturday, August 22nd. Volunteers are needed to help facilitate activities, talk about brain and spinal cord anatomy and injury on Wednesday, as well as helping fit bike helmets. Listed below are some shifts, shifts can be flexible:

  • Event: Clackamas County Fair
  • Event time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Date: Wednesday (8/19) and Saturday (8/22
  • Location/Address: 694 NE 4th Avenue, Canby, OR

If you are interested in signing up to volunteer please use this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ThinkFirst_Clackamas_Fair_2015


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:


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.


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Olga Britantchouk, research intern with the Vascular Surgery Department, starts off her shift scrubbing in for surgery, conversing with the surgeon, and settles in to watch her first heart-transplant. Even after being witness to dozens of other surgeries, Olga gets engulfed by a rush each time she has the opportunity to watch OHSU surgeons in action. Olga remembers when she started volunteering, "I wanted to go into pharmacy and was just interested in shadowing surgery. But after my first day volunteering, I knew there was no going back. I had my heart set on becoming a surgeon."

If you, or someone you know, is interested in becoming a volunteer like Olga check out our guide to registering as a volunteer. Read more of Olga's story here.