To limit exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have temporarily suspended volunteer participation.

Come Together

At Outside In, your time and talent truly make a difference.

Our volunteers help support people who need health care, and youth experiencing homelessness who need basic resources like meals and hygiene supplies. Volunteers also provide a variety of administrative supports.


  • Our age requirement is 21 or over 
  • Our clients are best served by consistent and reliable volunteers.
  • Outside In is currently recruiting people willing to make a 100 hour commitment.
  • Volunteers must pass a background check.
  • Note: the majority of our volunteer positions occur Monday through Friday

 Important Notice:

We are asking all current volunteers to suspend their volunteering and stay home to limit the spread of COVID-19 per official recommendations. Thank you for all your support — we will keep you updated and notify you as soon as we have deemed it safe to return your volunteer positions.

New applicants: please note that we will not be bringing on new volunteers for the time being. If you have recently applied or interviewed to volunteer, we apologize for the wait time and appreciate your patience as we take measures to ensure the safety of all our clients, staff, and volunteer team.


If you are interested in joining our team, please apply here. If we have a position that fits your skills, interests, and availability, we will contact you to schedule an interview. We encourage anyone interested in volunteering to attend our organization presentation, Presenting Outside In.

Click here to read about one of our amazing volunteer’s experience at Outside In.

Medical Volunteers

If you are a licensed medical provider interested in volunteering, please apply here. Medical professionals that volunteer with Outside In will need to provide additional information to become indemnified through the Multnomah County Health Department. A minimum of basic CPR must be maintained for the duration of volunteering.

Please email our Volunteer Manager, Caroline Jackson, with any questions.

Get Involved

Volunteer Application
Medical Professional Volunteer Application
Current Volunteer Opportunities
If you are interested in serving on our Board of Directors, please contact loris@outsidein.org.

Success Stories


Through Outside In’s guidance and support, I was in my own apartment completely self-sufficient within a week.


If you met me today, you might never imagine I spent countless nights sleeping under the Burnside Bridge.


As a patient at Outside In, the dignity, compassion, and respect that I was shown by staff truly had a lasting impact on me and directly resulted in me wanting to get involved in helping my community.


Outside In made me want to be around excellence. Outside In shaped me. It taught me how to be kind to people less fortunate.


When I came out as trans and reached out to the community for help, everyone had something good to say about Outside In.


Through these connections I was able to get into school and graduate as a Certified Medical Assistant