Volunteer!

Volunteers Janet Stein, Joe Thaler, Marie Stoops and Lori SiegalCurrent volunteers: Login to VicNet here.

At North by Northeast, we rely on volunteers to help staff our weekly clinics. Many of our new patients have been looking for help for a long time and walk through our door expecting to find more obstacles to getting what they need. Seeing people leave with relief and a smile on their face makes it all worthwhile. While none of us alone can fix the problems with our health care system, we can make a real difference in people’s lives.

Frequently Asked Questions About Volunteering at North by Northeast

1.What do your volunteers do?

NxNE has several positions for clinic volunteers, depending on your skills and interest, as well as our current needs, including:
- Clinicians (MDs, DOs, NPs)
- Nurses (RNs and LPNs)
- Medical Assistants
- Front Desk/Intake
- Office help
- Gardening
- Special projects

2. How often can I volunteer?

Our volunteer commitment varies depending on the position. Most of our clinic volunteers serve once a month. A typical evening shift is 3 - 3.5 hours, from 5:30 - 9:00 pm. Daytime clinic shift times vary but are generally 3 - 3.5 hours in length. Special projects are on an ongoing or one-time basis depending on our need.

3. What volunteer positions are you looking to fill now?

We are currently accepting volunteer applications for:
- Clinicians for our evening clinics (MDs, DOs and NPs)
- Nurses for our daytime clinics (RNs, LPNs and MAs)
- Volunteers to help out in our garden
- Office volunteers

Please feel free to contact our Clinic & Volunteer Coordinator, Sharetta Butcher at 503-287-4932 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), if you have a special interest or skill you might like to use as a volunteer; sometimes we don’t even know what we need until a generous individual approaches us with a desire to help!

4. How do I apply?

To apply for a specific volunteer position, download and print one of our volunteer applications below. Applications can be emailed, faxed, or mailed to the clinic (see contact numbers below).

Clinician Volunteer Application Packet
RN/LPN Volunteer Application Packet
Medical Assistant Volunteer Application Packet
Garden Volunteer Application
Office Volunteer Application

For licensed personnel:

The application packets for licensed professional volunteers (MD’s, RN’s, LPN’s, and NP’s) as well as certified medical assistants contain applications for both North by Northeast and Multnomah County Health Department (MCHD). Approved MCHD volunteers are protected by the provisions of the Oregon Tort Claims Act, the same indemnification coverage provided to County employees.

Applications are in Adobe PDF format and require the Adobe Reader for viewing.

Contact Sharetta Butcher at 503-287-4932 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.