Volunteer at COI

Volunteers and interns play a key role in our ability to serve others in our community. Without them, we would not be where we are today and our capacity to serve would be nowhere near as great.

Below are descriptions of available volunteer positions. We are always looking for more volunteers, and thank you for taking the time to fill out an application.

If you know what area you want to learn more about, jump to it here:
Medical/Dental Clinic
Mari’s Place Childcare
Social Service Assistant
Behavioral Health/Counseling
One-time/Group Service
Supply Drives
Court-Ordered



Medical/Dental Clinic Staff and Assistants

Medical and Dental Clinics are 100% volunteer staffed!

Volunteer opportunities include:
  • Healthcare professionals who can donate their skills and services to our medical clinics in Corvallis and/or Lebanon.
    • Doctors
    • Nurse Practitioners (FNP)
    • Physician Assistants (PA)
    • Nurses
    • Physical Therapists
    • Licensed Massage Therapists (LMT)
    • Pharmacists
    • Dentists
    • Dental Hygienists
    • Dental Assistants
  • Clinic coordinators and assistants to help with administrative work.
  • Translators who are fluent in Spanish and English to work with medical clinic patients.
Volunteers with availability on Monday and Friday mornings are especially needed.

All volunteers must be able to handle confidential information professionally and responsibly and be at least 18 years of age.


Mari’s Place Childcare Center Assistants

(Minimum 10 week commitment required)

Individuals to assist with snack time, clean up and nap time, and reading to and playing with children; volunteers will always be in the presence and under the direction of a classroom teacher.

Must be able to provide a 2-4 hour block of time for a minimum of one day a week between 7:30am and 5:30pm, Monday through Friday. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Social Service Assistants/Community Service Assistants

(Minimum 10 week commitment required)

Sorry, we are not currently accepting volunteers for SSA or CSA positions.

Individuals to act as agency receptionist, answering phones, greeting visitors, assisting with medical clinic clients, providing information and referral, supervising the shelter, assisting with food pantry, and ensuring client compliance with rules and policies.

Must participate in a volunteer orientation before beginning volunteer service.

Must be able to handle emotional and high-pressure situations, including dealing with unstable or disgruntled clients, calming down people who call or come in needing help in emergency situations and be able to refer them to proper resources.

Must pass a criminal history background check.

Must be able to handle confidential information professionally and responsibly.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

University credit for unpaid internships available.

Behavioral Health/Counseling Internships

Graduate students enrolled in counseling or social work programs have the opportunity to complete their practicum and/or internship hours at Community Outreach. Opportunities for direct experience in mental health counseling are available. Students will work under a clinical supervisor with the opportunity to serve individuals, families and groups. Interns will learn treatment planning, note taking, individual and group counseling skills, professional ethics, and application of their chosen theory.

For social work students, opportunities for case management internships exist.

For more information about the internship program and application process, please call COI's main line (541-758-3000), and ask to speak with Ryushin Hart, Behavioral Health Director.

One-Time Volunteer Opportunities or Group Service Projects

Don’t have time to volunteer on a regular basis but still want to help? Looking for a group service project for your club or organization? Occasionally throughout the year we need extra help for special events, projects, supply drives, building maintenance, yard work, and fundraisers.

Supply Drives

Individuals and organizations can also donate items or hold supply drives and deliver the proceeds to Community Outreach. Please see our wish list for ideas of needed items. Donations can be delivered to Community Outreach Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Court-Ordered Community Service

Community Outreach is able to fulfill a court-ordered community service requirement dependent upon an individual’s crime. These positions are limited in number and are restricted in schedule and type of work available.

COI is a DHS contracted agency and volunteers may be asked to complete a background check. We cannot accept volunteers who have been convicted of violent or sexual offenses.
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