Current Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Below is a list of current volunteer opportunities with Cascade AIDS Project, followed by a list of internships available.  These opportunities are frequently updated as the needs of our programs and events change.  Please explore and find a position that interests you and check back often for updates.  Any volunteer opportunities not listed below are not currently available.


Volunteer Opportunities


Axis Outreach / Brand Ambassador Volunteer

  • Work with CAP staff Adam Gregory Catanzarite
  • Promote Axis & Pivot programs, testing and events including larger community
  • Engage men & trans folks about HIV/STI transmission, testing, risk evaluation
  • Record encounters using CAP forms
  • Must be open- minded, active listener, able to discuss sexual behaviors and comfortable approaching men in bars, bathhouses with a friendly and non-judgmental style
  • Needed now until June 2014, 3 hours a week
  • Must be 21 years of age and older

Camp KC Counselor

  • Work with CAP staff Sara McCrimmon
  • Summer camp for kids (age 5 – 15) affected or infected by HIV
  • Supervise & support kids in your assigned cabin
  • Participate enthusiastically in cabin and camp-wide activities
  • Maintain safety of kids in your cabin
  • Keep professional work ethic, effective communication & positive role-modeling
  • One week commitment, Aug 23 – 29, 2014. Additional trainings prior to Camp.

Client Service Center Receptionist

  • Work with CAP staff Gloria Ramirez
  • Staff walk-in Supportive Services Center in Pivot, answer info & referral calls
  • Meet clients and orient them to Service Center, schedule new clients
  • Detail oriented, independent worker, good customer service and phone skills
  •  Tues & Wed. 9am-11:30 and Thurs. & Fri. 10am-2pm, one year commitment

Media Specialist for ARTAS Marketing

  • Work with CAP staff Adam Gregory Catanzarite
  • Engage with gay/bi men & trans folks about HIV and connecting to care via media, develop marketing plan
  • Create HD promotional videos for use on CAP website, design print, web quality images, logos and synopsis
  • Help create HD promotional videos for CAP/PIVOT website
  • Must be computer literate, able to navigate Adobe Design Standard CS6 or other design programs (iMovie)
  • Familiar with or willing to learn in the gay/bi, trans community and use mobile applications Grindr, Scruff, etc.
  • May-Aug. 2014, days/times are flexible, can work from home, 2-4 months

Navigation Services Volunteer

  • Work with CAP Staff > Adam Kutrumbus
  • Research services for clients, i.e. housing, mental health, substance abuse, shelter, healthy socialization
  • Consolidate and create user friendly format for this information to share with staff & clients
  • Accompany clients to necessary services: DMV, DHD, TriMet office, HIV Day Center, social events
  • Attend case review mtgs. Follow up with client paperwork and data-tracking as needed
  • Meet w/clients of CareLink team client service plan
  • Comfortable making phone calls, detail oriented, open minded and exp. working with diverse communities
  • Patient, persistent, Spanish speaking a plus
  • 8+ months, 5-15 hours/ one intern and two volunteers, can’t be a CAP client

F.L.A.S.H. Team

(Fast & Loose Awesome Super Helpers)

  • CAP Staff varies by project
  • The F.L.A.S.H. Team is a crew of “on-call” volunteers ready to help with one-time projects and events, sometimes last-minute
  • Examples of potential projects: mailings, phone calls, small events, tabling requests
  • Work in many different CAP programs and meet a diversity of staff and volunteers
  • Schedule flexibility preferred, but it’s okay to say no to any project due to availability or interest


(Internship opportunities below.)

Please contact us with any questions:

Judith Rizzio, Manager, Volunteer Resources
Marc Kochanski, Volunteer Coordinator


Internship Opportunities

Cascade AIDS Project is excited to offer intern opportunities that match your skills and educational goals with CAP’s program needs. Although we’re unable to create internships specifically for your schooling or work requirements, we feel the jobs offered allow interns to grow and achieve in their field of study and work. You need not be a student to apply, just motivated and able to fulfill the goals of the intern positions. Information for available internships is below. We look forward to hearing from you.

The following internships are currently open:


Business Outreach Intern

  • Work with CAP staff Peter Parisot
  • Recruit local businesses to form successful teams for AIDS Walk 2014
  • Goal: 1,000 businesses involved
  • Outreach primarily in-person, but also email and phone
  • Develop outreach document highlighting benefits of participating in AIDS Walk
  • Track progress and business data
  • 12 – 15 hours/week. January (or sooner) thru September 2014.

PDX Community Resource Intern

  • Work with CAP staff Adam Gregory Catanzarite
  • Update referral database, contact health and CBO’s, distribute ARTAS (Anti-Retroviral Adherence Strategy) materials
  • Assist staff in PIVOT, develop understanding of ARTAS w/outside agencies
  • Attention to details, strong writing & communication skills, must be willing to travel to meet with community partners
  • May 2014 – August 2014, 3 hours/3 days a week- 9 hours/week total


CAP has relationships established for internships with the following schools:


For more information about CAP’s Intern program please contact:
Judith Rizzio, Manager Volunteer Resources