Volunteering at Community Outreach

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

IMPORTANT

We are currently experiencing difficulties with our online applications.
Please email to Chelsey Thurman at cthurman@communityoutreachinc.org or by phone at 541-758-3000.
Applications can be downloaded HERE--> ( volunteer form ) and dropped off at our main office or mailed to:

Community Outreach, Inc.
865 NW Reiman Avenue
Corvallis, Oregon 97330

Thank you!
 
Medical/Dental Clinic Staff and Assistants - Medical and Dental Clinics are 100% volunteer staffed! 

  • Doctors, dentists, nurses, and physician assistants who can donate their skills and services to our medical clinics in Corvallis and/or Lebanon.
  • Individuals to act as clinic coordinators and assistants to help with administrative work.
  • Individuals who are fluent in Spanish and English to translate for medical clinic patients.
  • Volunteers with availability on Monday and Friday mornings are especially needed.
  • Must be able to handle confidential information professionally and responsibly.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

To volunteer in the medical/dental clinics, contact Lisa Quick at lquick@communityoutreachinc.org or by phone at 541-758-3000.
 
Mari’s Place Childcare Center Assistants (10+ week commitment preferred)                        

  • 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 pass a criminal history background check.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

To volunteer at Mari's Place, please  contact Bonnie Vander Stelt at bvanderstelt@communityoutreachinc.org or by phone at 541-758-3000.
 
 
Student Intern/Shelter Assistants (Minimum 10 week commitment required)

  • 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 one-time Volunteer Training and Orientation Event 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.

To volunteer in the shelter or as an intern, please contact Chelsey Thurman at cthurman@communityoutreachinc.org or by phone at 541-758-3000.

 
Student Internships
On-the-job training positions as unpaid interns are often available for school credit in conjunction with your department at a college or university.
 

Social Services Internships

Social Services Interns work closely with our Social Services Coordinator and our Social Services Assistants to provide crisis intervention, information, and referrals, assist with client intake, supervise the shelter, assist with the food pantry, teach Transitional Classes pertaining to life skills and self-sufficiency, and assist with front desk duties. Social Services Internships provide valuable hands-on experience working with clients struggling with chronic poverty, mental illness, alcohol or drug addiction, and victims of domestic abuse, as well as opportunities to see how a non-profit social services agency provides services and resources to tackle social problems in their community.  Each academic term, there are six Social Services Internships positions available. Undergraduate and graduate students may apply.
 
Student Internships/Counseling

Graduate students enrolled in mental health or addictions counseling programs have the opportunity to complete their practicum and/or internship hours at Community Outreach. Opportunities for direct experience in mental health and substance abuse counseling are available. Students will work under a Treatment Program Coordinator (Licensed Professional Counselor) 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. Graduate interns are required to videotape a certain percentage of their caseload to aid in supervision. There are also opportunities for internships hours for individuals earning their Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC) certification. Currently, we have capacity for two Counseling Interns per academic term.
 
Deadlines for Internship Applications:

Fall Term Internship…………. September 1

Winter Term Internship..…. November 15

Spring Term Internship….... March 1

Summer Term Internship.… May 15

To apply for an internship position, please contact Development Associate, Chelsey Thurman by email at cthurman@communityoutreachinc.org, or by phone at 541-758-3000.
 
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.
  • You can sign up to be on our volunteer e-mail list and be notified when we need help with an upcoming event or project.
  • Upcoming one-time volunteer events and projects are also listed on the following websites:

To be added to our volunteer email list, please contact Development Associate, Chelsey Thurman by email at cthurman@communityoutreachinc.org, or by phone at 541-758-3000.

 
Supply Drives

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

For more information about volunteering for special events, group service projects, or holding supply drives please contact Development Associate, Chelsey Thurman by email at cthurman@communityoutreachinc.org, or by phone at 541-758-3000.   

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.Contact Development Associate, Chelsey Thurman by email at cthurman@communityoutreachinc.org, or by phone at 541-758-3000 for more information or to set up a preliminary interview.
Community Outreach, Inc. reserves the right to perform criminal background checks.