Become a volunteer

ThinkFirst Oregon has several opportunities to volunteer. Sign up or request more information about becoming a volunteer.

You can also contact the ThinkFirst office:
503 494-7801

Ways to volunteer

Event volunteer

Event Volunteering requires a minimal commitment of three to five hours. This position is ideal for busy teens, college students, adults, and senior citizens, who want to interact with the public in a positive way,but are limited by time. Volunteers may play safety games or activities with youth, teach community members about preventing brain and spinal cord injury, and properly fit bike helmets to participant’s heads.

English and Spanish-speaking volunteers are needed!

For upcoming events needing volunteers, please contact Kayt Zundel at .

School presenter

School presenting requires four hours of training and a six month to one year commitment. This position is ideal for college students, adults, and senior citizens. Position requirements include public speaking skills, comfort with presenting to small or large groups of kids and teens, and the desire to teach methods of injury prevention. Volunteers may cover safety topics such as brain and spinal cord anatomy, helmets, seat belts, violence prevention, or recreational activity safety.

Program intern

Program interns require a commitment of 40–120 hours. This is ideal for high school or college students. Position requirements vary but communication skills, both verbal and written, are essential. Additionally, interns must be self-motivated and able to work on projects with limited supervision. Volunteers may participate in a variety of projects including grant writing, curriculum design, document creation, and other special projects.

Fall prevention coach for seniors

Fall prevention coaches require eight hours of training and a commitment to an additional sixteen hours to teach a fall prevention class. Position requirements include communication and group facilitation skills, the ability to present in front of small and large groups, and the desire to work with senior citizens to help reduce the rate of falls. Coaches must be self-motivated, reliable, and able to work with a diverse population.