Current Volunteer Opportunities

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Thank you for considering volunteering with us. We invite you to read about available positions to see if you may be a match for our team. New opportunities come up frequently – check back soon for additional positions. Please note that most of our volunteer opportunities occur Monday-Friday. 

Positions in Outside In’s Clinic Services

Laboratory Assistant
Openings now
Assist the functioning of clinic lab by performing in-house laboratory tests ordered by healthcare providers, storing and preparing patient specimens sent for outside testing, accurately and thoroughly maintain laboratory log of tests performed, maintaining laboratory equipment and run control tests, and ensuring proper labeling, storage, and authorization of all specimens.

Needle Exchange Assistant
Downtown & Clackamas Service Center locations
Openings now
Provide respectful, non-judgmental space to people who inject drugs, facilitate needle exchange, and supply harm reduction (HIV/Hepatitis C prevention and safer injection) education and supplies to clients, as well as engaging clients in harm reduction and health discussions and remaining up-to-date with information about issues and interventions used in harm reduction, HIV & Hepatitis C prevention, and alcohol and drug treatment.

Tattoo Removal Assistant
Support tattoo removal program operations through assisting medical providers to administer tattoo removal treatment by clinical and administrative support, including rooming the patient and preparing them for treatment, ensuring the patients’ comfort and privacy, answering frequently asked questions about aftercare and policies, and maintaining a tidy and stocked treatment area and waiting lobby.

Information and Referrals Specialist
Openings now
Represent Outside In and be the first point of contact for persons who come our way seeking assistance by providing agency reception at our front desk and serving as a central point of information about Outside In’s services and offer referrals to other agencies.

Patient Outreach Assistant
Assist Clinic Care Team Panel Managers in targeted outreach by evaluating clients who due for routine screenings and in need of follow-up appointments, contacting the selected patients to facilitate scheduling, categorizing and prioritizing patient panels, and maintaining accurate and up-to-date electronic health records.

OHP Enrollment Assistant
Assist team in ensuring healthcare access of uninsured clients eligible for Oregon Health Plan (OHP) by using government databases to submit and update OHP applications, updating agency tracking sheet of application statuses, notifying clients of application status and upcoming renewal date, and remaining up-to-date on OHP information and processes.

Positions in Outside In’s Youth Services

Café Services Assistant
Openings now
Join our culinary crew and support Outside In’s talented chefs prepare healthy, hot farm-to-table meals for homeless youth. As a café volunteer, you have the unique opportunity to connect with at-risk youth, to cultivate a safe and healthy environment for them, and even learn and improve your kitchen skills.

Dog Daycare Assistant
Openings now
Support Outside In’s Virginia Woof Dog Daycare operations by assisting with dog activities for the daycare, tending to the welfare of the dogs, and maintaining a clean, safe, and fun facility. Occasionally, volunteers have the opportunity to provide professional role modeling for youth in training.

Learning Lab Tutor
Provide one-on-one GED, high school, and early college-level tutoring for houseless or low-income students ages 16-24 at our Education & Employment Resource Center. 

Medical Professional Volunteer Opportunities

Openings now
Our Main Clinic and Mobile Medical Van are both in need of certified Phlebotomists to assist Providers and MAs with blood draws.  BLS/CPR certification required (if you are not BLS certified, Outside In can help you complete the required training).

Tattoo Removal Provider
Provide laser tattoo removal services to low-income clients, with priority given to gang, hate, drug, criminal, and domestic-violence related tattoos. Accepting those with active DO, MD, ND, or NP licenses.

Physical Therapist
Provide physical therapy treatment to low-income, homeless, and/or uninsured clients.

Provide foot care and treatment to low-income, homeless, and/or uninsured clients.

Primary Care Providers & Medical Assistants – Evening Clinic
Coming Soon
Outside In is launching a new program to provide primary care medical services on Thursday nights in downtown Portland. We are in need of Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Medical Assistants, and other healthcare professionals to help us offer this much-needed service. The Clinic will operate out of our mobile medical van every Thursday from 7pm – 11pm, and we are asking volunteers to participate once a month. Join our team of dedicated volunteers and Outside In staff!


Success Stories


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.


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


As a patient at OI, 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.


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


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