Sign up to volunteer

Interested in volunteering to help? We have temporary assignments at:

  • Emergency Operations Center 
  • Emergency and physical distancing shelters.

We are currently in need of volunteers who are available on-site for at least two 8-hour shifts a week on an ongoing basis. We have openings in the following areas:

  • Administrative
  • Logistics
  • Data management
  • Driver
  • Personnel management
  • Call center
  • Shelter staff
  • Others

As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and connect with staff and volunteers while serving our communities. You will learn about our county’s public health response and general emergency operations while supporting these essential functions.

Complete our online volunteer interest form or call 503-988-8939. Someone will contact you when there's an opening.

Donate personal protective equipment

Thank you for your interest in making a donation. We are accepting a variety of personal protective equipment at our two donation sites. Please review what we are accepting at each location and the hours we are open. 

We are no longer accepting 

  • Face shields        
  • Splash shields
  • Incomplete masks or face shields (our team doesn’t have capacity to assemble masks from donated materials)
  • Medical and first-aid supplies not listed below
  • Pet food

To protect the health and safety of people collecting and dropping of donations please:

  • Don’t drop off donations if you are sick
  • Wear a face covering when you drop off donations
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer after handling donated items

Donating Homemade face coverings? 

Please do not package face coverings individually, but do group them by sizes. This helps with laundering and sorting. 

Donation Drop-off Locations

Portland Fire & Rescue

Fire Marshal Office
1300 SE Gideon St., Portland
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

  • Home-made face covers or home-made cloth face coverings
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered disinfectant
  • Tents
  • Sleeping bags
  • Warm blankets
  • Tarps
  • Ponchos
  • Hand warmers
  • Hygiene kits
  • Backpacks
  • Socks
  • Bottled water
  • Emergen-C
  • Snack bars
  • Ice packs

Multnomah Building 

501 SE Hawthorne, Portland (use the loading dock on 6th St.)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday

We are currently seeking specific protective gear, which should be unused and in good condition:

  • Home-made face covers or home-made cloth face coverings, especially child-sized masks»
  • Procedural masks
  • Surgical masks
  • N95 respirators and N95 filters
  • Other respirators (P100's, PAPR's, and PAPR supplies or parts)
  • Gowns
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfecting wipes

Help with distribution of PPE and Hand Sanitizer

We are looking to connect with organizations who can help distribute PPE and hand sanitizer to those most in need. If you are part of an organization or community group that would like to help, please contact our Community Resource team at 503-988-8940 or email We are especially seeking to connect with partners serving BIPOC and immigrant/refugee communities.

      Other goods or services to donate? 

      Multnomah County is always working to meet community needs. If you are a supplier who has goods and services to offer for our  COVID-19 Response please go to our Supplier Portal and complete supplier registration.

      Request a donation

      If you are a government, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization or medical provider seeking a donation: request a donation through the Multnomah County Emergency Operations Center.

      If you are an individual requesting help or supplies: Contact 2-1-1 info to learn about available community resources. 

      Questions about donations? Call 503-988-8939.