Updated April 4, 2020

Multnomah County and the City of Portland have launched the Joint Volunteer Information Center to coordinate a regional response to COVID-19. Organizations and individuals across the area have asked how they can help, offering their time and goods to help slow the spread of this virus. 

Please check this page frequently as needs for donations and volunteers will change rapidly.

Sign up to volunteer

Interested in volunteering to help Multnomah County and the City of Portland respond to this outbreak? Complete our online volunteer interest form or call 503-406-3696 to express interest and someone will contact you as opportunities to volunteer are identified. 

Currently our greatest need is for volunteers to help in our shelters.


Donate personal protective equipment

Multnomah County and the City of Portland are seeking specific protective gear, which should be unused and in good condition:

  • Procedural masks            

  • Surgical masks            

  • N95 respirators and N95 filters            

  • Other respirators (P100's, PAPR's, and PAPR supplies or parts)            

  • Face shields            

  • Splash shields            

  • Gowns            

  • Hand sanitizer            

  • Disinfecting wipes

Donate other goods and services

The Joint response is also seeking donations of:

  •  Home-made face covers or home-made cloth face coverings

  • Toilet paper

  • Facial tissue

  • Thermometers

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered disinfectant

No longer accepting 

  • Medical and first-aid supplies not listed above

  • Pet food


Donation drop sites

Portland Fire & Rescue

Fire Marshal Office, 1300 SE Gideon St., Portland

Noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Multnomah Building 

501 SE Hawthorne, Portland (loading dock on 6th St.)

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Other goods or services? 

Multnomah County and the City of Portland are working to match offers of service with community needs. Please fill out this form so we know how you want to help. The donation and volunteer coordination team will contact you if we identify a community need that matches your offer. 


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 503-406-3696