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 staff our weekly evening 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. Our Monday and Thursday evening clinics are staffed by volunteers, including:
    Clinicians (MDs, DOs, NPs)
    Nurses (RNs and LPNs)
    Medical Assistants
    Patient Advocates
    Front Desk/Intake

We also occasionally have a variety of special projects for volunteers, including gardening, office help, running errands, etc.

Right now we are especially looking for volunteers to help us out with our garden project in a variety of ways (from one-time workdays to weekly maintenance), whether you’re a master gardener or a beginner wanting to get your hands dirty. See below for how to apply to be a volunteer.

2. How often can I volunteer?

Our volunteer commitment varies depending on the position. Most of our evening clinic volunteers serve once a month. A typical Thursday evening shift is 3-3.5 hours; the clinic is open from 5:30pm-8:30pm, with clean-up completed by 9:00. 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 (MDs, DOs and NPs) and people to help out in our garden. At this time we are not in need of nurses, patient advocates or front desk/intake volunteers. However, please continue to check back if you are interested in volunteering as our needs fluctuate.

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
Garden 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.