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Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Volunteer Instructor Training


Help us build a safer and stronger city: Become a self-defense instructor! Be a volunteer!

WomenStrength, BoyStrength and GirlStrength are looking for confident, caring and dedicated individuals to volunteer their time to teach classes on topics related to violence prevention and empowerment self-defense.  

No experience necessary!

We encourage men and women of all ages and backgrounds to apply.

Applications now accepted for winter-spring training on the BoyStrength, GirlStrength & WomenStrength websites.

This six-week training program runs from February through April.

Deadline for Application: Thursday, February 5, 2015


2015 Winter-Spring Training begins February 2015 

Download a 2015 Volunteer Instructor Application

Submit Application to: or or

For more ways to get involved and volunteer check out other volunteer opportunities.




Telephone: 503-823-0262




Telephone: 503-823-0239




Telephone: 503-823-7467