Image promoting volunteering

​​​Volunteering in Oregon: ​Help Your Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic  

Every Oregonian can safely help their community during these difficult times. Oregon Volunteers is pleased to share ways you can make a difference. ​

Volunteers are needed! 

See below for resources to connect to the volunteer needs in your community. Many of these can be done virtually. In-person volunteer opportunities still have to abide by EO 20-12 and ensure safety and social distancing. It's for your safety! See resources to the right for more information.

Also read the list of opportunities shared by the Oregon Governor’s Office here on more ways you can help with the response to the coronavirus and COVID-19 in Oregon.

Stay Home as Much as Possible, and Follow Public Health Guidelines from the Oregon Health Authority  

Remember that staying home, and keeping six feet between you and other people when you do need to go out, is the best way to show your support for your fellow Oregonians. Staying at home will save lives. Please review all public health guidelines, which are available in multiple languages on the OHA website.​ See resources to the right for more information.

Register with Statewide and Local Volunteer and Donation Databases  

Volunteering opportunities are available in communities all across Oregon. Volunteer databases provide a way for volunteers to search opportunities and offer to donate resources. Community organizations and agencies use these databases to ask for volunteer assistance and donations. Connect to a need by registering with one of the databases below.

Statewide Volunteer Opportunity Resources:

​Connect with the Local Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) in Your Areas to See How You Can Help  

Reach out to Nonprofits in Your Areas Seeking Donations and Volunteers  

These resources below are a start to find out about donation and volunteer needs of your local nonprofits.

Volunteer or Donate to a Food Bank  

Donate Blood  

​The American Red Cross is in need of blood donations and has instituted safety protocols for COVID-19. Find a Chapter in your area here.

​​Additional Resources       

​​Oregon Volunteers logo

Other Resources:

Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 website:

For the latest public health information regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Oregon, please visit the Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 website.​

Governor's Office COVID-19 website:

For the latest information and resources for Oregonians on COVID-19 in Oregon, see Governor Brown's website.​

Employment Department COVID-19 website:

Fo​r information about employment resources, please visit the Oregon Employment Departments COVID-19 resource page.

Higher Education Coordinating Commission COVID COVID-19 website:

For information and guidance for Colleges, Universities, and Postsecondary Education Partners visit COVID-19 Resources for Oregon Higher Education Partners.

Oregon Office of Emergency Management COVID-19 website:

Tools and Resources for Oregonians on COVID-19. 

Information on the State of Oregon's COVID-19 Response.​