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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?


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

Download the Volunteer Instructor Application

Applications being accepted now


Learn more about becoming an instructor

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

 

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. 


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? 

Help us expand and develop a new program for boys.  We need volunteers who like to work in a team and can assist with grant writing and research, and the overall operations of a boys program. 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.

Contact BoyStrength: BoyStrength@portlandoregon.gov

 

For more information and please contact:  

 

GirlStrength

(503) 823-0239

GirlStrength.pb@portlandoregon.gov           

http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/GirlStrength

OR 

WomenStrength

(503) 823-0260

WomenStrength.pb@portlandoregon.gov

http://portlandoregon.gov/police/WomenStrength