Volunteer at CCC

"The feeling you get when helping someone else is like no other. Having the opportunity to give back even just a tiny bit has been a great experience."

Please note: A new Volunteer Manager is currently transitioning into the role, so you may experience a delay in hearing back from us about any volunteer- or internship-related inquiries. Thank you for your patience!

The time, expertise, and presence that volunteers provide makes a true difference in the lives of our clients, as well as the effectiveness of our programs. Central City Concern is grateful for the generosity of our friends and supporters who volunteer their time to our clients and programs.

CCC has a variety of volunteer roles across our programs. You can find open opportunities on our Volunteer Opportunities page. If you have a volunteer idea that does not fit one of our current openings, please fill out the online interest form to discuss your idea the the Volunteer Manager.


All internships must be formally established via a contractual agreement between CCC and the school giving credit. Schools that have current contracts with CCC are:

  • Carrington College
  • Concorde Career College
  • Concordia University
  • D’Youville College
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Heald College
  • Lewis and Clark College
  • Linfield College
  • Mt. Hood Community College
  • National University of Natural Medicine
  • Oregon College of Oriental Medicine‎
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Oregon State University
  • Pacific University
  • Pacific NW University of Health Sciences
  • Portland Community College
  • Portland State University
  • Samuel Merritt University
  • Touro University
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Portland
  • Western University

Schools interested in establishing partnerships can email volunteer@ccconcern.org for more information.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

We currently do not have any group volunteer opportunities. If you are part of a group looking to engage in a volunteer project, please visit www.handsonportland.org/calendar for more ideas.

What do our volunteers say about cCC?

We are proud to provide engaging, meaningful, and impactful volunteer opportunities to community members passionate about making a difference. Take a look at our Volunteer Spotlights to find out what our volunteers say about their experiences and learn more about past and current volunteer projects.

"Volunteering with Central City Concern has given me the opportunity to talk to people I never would have talked to and be involved in a meaningful way."