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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 Opportunities

Interested in Empowering Women and Children?

Looking for a  volunteer opportunity that can help change lives?

The Strength Programs provide volunteers with  hands on learning and  real-life work experience overseeing city-wide programs. Volunteers assist  with the administration and operations of programs, camps, workshops, new volunteer training and other events. We provide candidates with work experience opportunities, internships, capstone projects and in the past have partnered with numerous organizations such as WorkSource, Portland Community College and Portland State University. 

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

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.

Learn more about being a volunteer instructor here.

Applications now accepted for winter-spring training on the BoyStrength, GirlStrength & WomenStrength websites. This six-week training program runs from June- July.  Deadline for Application: May 1, 2015. 

Applications being accepted now: Download the Volunteer Instructor Application

Submit Application to: WomenStrength.pb@portlandoregon.gov or GirlStrength.pb@portlandoregon.gov or BoyStrength@portlandoregon.gov

Assist with Curriclum Development, Research, and Grant Writing

Are you a writer and do you want to use or develop your skills to help reduce violence  in our communities? 

We need volunteers who like to work in a team and can assist with grant writing and research. We provide candidates with work experience opportunities, internships, capstone projects and in the past have partnered with numerous organizations such as WorkSource, Portland Community College and Portland State University.

For more information about ways you can help the Strength Programs, please contact:  

GirlStrength

(503) 823-0239 // GirlStrength.pb@portlandoregon.gov // http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/GirlStrength

WomenStrength

(503) 823-0260 // WomenStrength.pb@portlandoregon.gov // http://portlandoregon.gov/police/WomenStrength

BoyStrength

(503) 823-7467 // BoyStrength@portlandoregon.gov // http://portlandoregon.gov/police/BoyStrength