Do you have a desire to learn, serve and provide valuable services to the community in which we live?

DCHS’ unpaid volunteer and internship programs offer exposure to the complexities, daily operational and service needs of the various programs and diversity of clients served.  Entry level positions offer opportunities to develop or strengthen each person’s abilities in areas such as:

  • customer service
  • computers
  • problem solving and gaining an understanding of customer needs and barriers
  • developing insight into the opportunities and challenges of public service systems


Volunteer and internship opportunities are offered in the following areas:

Aging, Disability and Veterans Services Division

Developmental Disabilities Services Division

Domestic and Sexual Violence Coordination Office

SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) Service System


DCHS Volunteer and Internship Application


Gary Miguel, Intern/Volunteer Coordinator
Department of County Human Services
421 SW Oak Street, Portland, Oregon 97204
PH: (503) 988-7454
Fax: (503) 988-6938

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