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.


Starting out as a volunteer in the in the Intercultural Psychiatry Program as a volunteer in 2010, Kasey Luy seized the opportunity to experience not only what a career in the field would look and feel like, but gained skills and built relationships that bolstered her resume. When two positions in the program became available this past October, many applicants applied, but Kasey's direct experience helped her to become amongst the top most qualified candidates, and ultimately one of final candidates selected. Read more about Kasey's experience.

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