Become a Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at OHSU Hospital & Clinics. Please review the application process outlined below. This process helps us comply with regulations and ensures your volunteer experience is rewarding and meaningful, while ensuring the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff.

Make an Informed Choice to Volunteer

As a volunteer, you will be asked to:

  • Meet the minimum commitment of six months of service; although some assignments require a longer commitment time (Volunteers are assigned to a regular weekly schedule, serving 3-4 hours per week/shift depending on the assignment). 
  • Participate in an interview, training and the placement process
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Obtain TB skin tests and immunizations as needed
  • Adhere to clinical dress code guidelines, including no artificial fingernails and no natural nails longer than 1/4 inch
  • Provide a $12 non-refundable rental fee for a volunteer uniform
  • Complete required assignment specific trainings

Learn about our current volunteer opportunities with OHSU Healthcare

Applying to Volunteer

Once you have completed your online application, we will contact you when a volunteer opening is available at the times and in the areas you have specified. If there are no immediate openings, your application will be kept on file for three months.

If you have not heard from us within a few weeks, please contact us and let us know that you would like us to continue to look for an opportunity that suits you.

If you have a change in availability, there is no need to resubmit your application. Please contact us to update your application at 503.418.5376, or email us at

Volunteer Benefits

In addition to gaining valuable experience in a unique academic hospital setting, at OHSU Healthcare we provide: free Tri-Met bus tickets or parking for your volunteer shift, free trips on the Portland Aerial Tram, free access to the OHSU shuttle, discount on a Tri-Met annual pass, access to resources at the OHSU Library and food barcode after 100 hours of volunteer service.