March 21, 2012

Department of County Human Services (DCHS) understands and values students and individuals who have a desire to learn, serve and provide valuable services to the community in which we live. 

DCHS’ unpaid volunteer and internship programs offer exposure to the complexities, daily operational and service needs of the various programs and diversity of clients served.  Entry level positions offer opportunities to develop or strengthen each person’s abilities in areas such as:

  • customer service
  • computers
  • problem solving and gaining an understanding of customer needs and barriers
  • developing insight into the opportunities and challenges of public service systems


Volunteer and internship opportunities are offered in the following areas:

Aging and Disability Services Division

Developmental Disabilities Services Division

Domestic Violence Coordination Office

Mental Health and Addiction Services Division

SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) Service System


DCHS Volunteer and Internship Application


Dion Jordan, Intern/Volunteer Coordinator
Department of County Human Services
421 SW Oak Street, Portland, Oregon 97204
PH: (503) 988-4032
Fax: (503) 988-6938