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Volunteers

Thank you for interest in being a volunteer for the state Oral Health Program. Currently, we only have opportunities to volunteer for the Oregon School-based Dental Sealant Program as a dental assistant.

All volunteers will be required to pass a background and child protective services abuse check before they can work at a school.

A person is eligible to be a volunteer if he or she can meet all three of these requirements:

  1. Live in Oregon and have an Oregon driver’s license or state ID; and
  2. Not have lived outside of Oregon for 60 or more consecutive days in the last 5 years; and
  3. Not have a disclosed criminal history or an abuse investigation resulting in a founded or substantiated outcome.

If you have any questions about the volunteer process, please contact the state Oral Health Program at (971) 673-0348, or by email at oral.health@state.or.us.


Step 1:  Registration

form

If you meet the requirements and are interested in volunteering, please click here to fill out the Volunteer Interest Form and click on the submit button. 

If you are not able to submit the form online, please save the form to your computer, and either print out and mail a hard copy or send the form by email to:

OHA Oral Health Program

800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 825
Portland, OR 97232
E-mail: oral.health@state.or.us

You will be notified by the state Oral Health Program that your volunteer interest form has been received. You will then be directed to complete Step 2 of the process, which is a background and child protective services abuse check.

Step 2:  Background & Child Protective Services Abuse Check

As part of the process of applying to be a volunteer, we will require that you authorize us to perform a criminal records and abuse check. Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in a person not being allowed to volunteer for the Oregon Health Authority. These background checks will be performed at no cost to you.

Please click here to download the Background Check Request Form. You will need to complete the entire form except for section 1. A contracted dental hygienist with the Oregon School-based Dental Sealant Program will contact you to schedule a time when he or she can meet you in-person to check photo identification and complete section 1 of the background check form.

At the in-person meeting, you will need to bring with you the filled out “Background Check Request Form” and one form of photo identification from this approved list:

  • Driver’s License
  • State ID Card
  • Passport

The contracted dental hygienist will ensure the background check form is complete and submit it to the state Oral Health Program. It may take up to three weeks to process.

Once the background and child protective services abuse check has been approved, the state Oral Health Program will notify you and the contracted dental hygienist that you may begin work at a school.

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