Updated July 10, 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? 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 at our Emergency Operations Center, and at various emergency and physical distancing shelters.

We have opportunities 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 503-406-3696. Someone will contact you when there's an opening.


Donate personal protective equipment

We are currently 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)
  • 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
  • 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

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 above
  • Pet food

Donation drop sites

Portland Fire & Rescue

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

Multnomah Building 

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

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. We 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