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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!

GirlStrength and WomenStrength are  looking for confident, caring and dedicated women to volunteer their time to teach self-defense classes. No prior experience is necessary; we train you to be the trainer!  Many of our volunteers tell us that new volunteer training changed their lives! This unique opportunity occurs only two times a year:


Winter/Spring New Volunteer Training for WomenStrength and GirlStrength:  March 1-April 26, 2014 (2 weeks off for spring break)

Applications being accepted now

Deadline for Application: January 9, 2014

Learn more about becoming an instructor

Download a 2014 Application  

Submit Application to: or


Looking for a  volunteer opportunity that can help change lives?

GirlStrength and WomenStrength 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 the Operations of GirlStrength or WomenStrength

GirlStrength is looking for volunteer administrative assistants to work closely with the program director. Tasks include, but are not limited to, overseeing the organization and maintenance of teaching materials, data entry and filing, helping to organize and schedule publicity events at fairs and festivals, representing GirlStrength at events, soliciting donations, updating media representation, and working closely with the GirlStrength Director, to oversee the growth and development of the program 

Download 2014 Application

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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.

Download 2014 Application

Submit Application to: or


Project Manager

Do you love organizing parties and events?

If so, then this is the perfect project for you. We need a project manager to co-ordinate our  2014 New Volunteer Graduation. Each year this special ceremony honoring our new volunteer instructors is held at the Portland Justice Center.  The 2014 graduation ceremony  will take place on Wednesday, April 30th, 6-9 pm. 

The project manager works with a team of volunteers and staff to coordinate  food, donations and gifts.  This is a great opportunity to work with employees of the Portland Police Bureau and to network with other volunteers in our organization.

Download 2014 Application

Submit Application to: or


For more information and please contact:  



(503) 823-0239   



(503) 823-0260

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