Are you interested in scientific outreach work with middle and high school students in the Portland metro area? On Track OHSU has a series of upcoming volunteer opportunities which range from going out to visit community schools to meetings students at OHSU for tours or discussions about different STEM fields. Volunteer time is flexible -- you can participate as much or as little as you would like. Learn more about the program here, find the current volunteer schedule here, or contact the program with any questions.
CURE Program at OHSU
Are you looking for mentorship experience in STEM? The CURE Program is a research mentorship training program supported by the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the OHSU Center for Diversity and Inclusion. It is designed to offer research experiences to Portland area students that excel academically and come from socially and economically disadvantaged background. The goals of this program are to give hands-on research experience, science exposure and to increase participation of underserved and minority students in biomedical research and other health-related fields. To learn more, visit their website.
Intel NW Science Expo
Did you participate in science fairs as a child? Intel sponsors science fairs throughout the Portland Metro Area and they are always looking for judges to help determine the winners! This is a fun way to get involved and to see the amazing things that young scientists are doing early in their careers. This year, the Expo is on April 12 at the Stott Center at PSU! To learn more, visit their website. You can register to become a judge here.
Have you found yourself wanting to support budding your researchers early in their career? Do you remember what it was like during college when you were trying to figure out what being a scientist might mean? BUILD EXITO is an undergraduate research-training program that seeks to identify students early in their college career and supports them on their pathway to becoming scientific researchers. Learn more about how the program accomplishes this here. There are numerous ways to get involved at BUILD EXITO; check out all the opportunities here to find one that's right for you!
If you are a woman in science, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you! Girls Inc. seeks to empower today's girls to become strong, smart, and bold. They are seeking STEM professionals to aid in that cause! Learn more about the different ways you can get involved and how you can impact young girls' lives by volunteering with Girls Inc!
Have you ever noticed all the helpful people available at OMSI-hosted events? Do you want to be one of those helpful people? There are always multiple volunteer positions available at OMSI, which offer flexibility and options to specifically find something that would interest you. Give back to OMSI by checking out the current openings.
Impact NW: AKA Science
Do you love working with children? AKA Science believes that all children are naturally scientists! This is a fun, hands-on science program for elementary and middle school kids that uses inquiry-based activities to get them excited about STEM! If you're interested in working with AKA Science, read more about volunteer opportunities and commitments.
Are you passionate about helping underserved populations? The Bridges Collaborative Care Clinic is an interprofessional, student-led clinic that engages vulnerable populations by providing low-barrier, participant-centered care and services in the Portland Metro area. All are welcome to get involved!
Transgender Health Program
The Transgender Health Program at OHSU is dedicated to supporting access to high quality, affirming and welcoming health care for trans women, trans men, gender nonconforming, and non-binary individuals. Opportunities with the Transgender Health Program can include: community engagement, patient support, assisting with information and referral, workforce education, policy development, or program development. Current OHSU students are exempt from the minimum volunteer hours requirement listed. If supporting this program calls to you, read more about becoming a volunteer!
Children's Cancer Association
The Children's Cancer Association seeks to provide joy wherever possible to children and their families during their cancer treatments. As a part of that mission, they offer a Chemo Pal program so children can spend time with new, fun, trusted adult friends during treatment and a MyMusicRx program so children can learn and play some musical instruments. If you'd like to support this organization, there are a variety of opportunities beyond those programs. Fill out an application, which lists them all, here!
Do you know about an opportunity that you would like to see listed here? Is there something that you are a part of that you think might benefit from an OHSU-graduate student presence? Is there something that you are passionate about and think other students might be passionate about too? Tell us about it!