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


CAP Outreach Volunteer

  • Work with CAP staff Cree Gordon, Outreach Coordinator
  • Perform outreach to gay, bi, MSM community at gay bars, clubs & groups
  • Encourage people to get tested for HIV/STIs, hand out safer sex kits, educate re: prevention & CAP services
  • Must be 21+, knowledge about HIV, sociable, comfortable discussing sexually explicit information
  • Effective communication/listening skills
  • 5-6 hours a week/Happy Hour, 5-7pm-Wed.& Fri. Night outreach, 9 pm to 12 am, at Scandals Outreach, Steam, Queens of the Night drag show

CHATpdx Database Creator

  • Work with CAP staff- Vanessa La Torre
  • Create a database using excel or access that captures qualitative and quantitative data reported on the OYE (Opciones y Educacion-Latino Sexual Health Coalition) workshop evaluation forms.
  • Design database so that information can be transferred into the SPSS (SPSS- it’s a software package for statistical analysis, created by IBM) for data analysis.
  • Experience using excel/access for data analysis. Experience using SPSS
  • Immediate need, flexible 2-4 weeks time commitment


CHATroom Receptionist

  • Work with CAP staff – Vanessa La Torre
  • Greet CHAT room visitors, ask what they need, direct them to resources
  • Maintain a clean, tidy & welcoming space, answer phones, do data entry
  • Experience and comfort working with youth 13-24 years old, able to relate
  • Patient, able to keep a calm demeanor when challenges arise
  • 9/08/14 to 2/23/15, one 5 hour shift a month -2nd Monday, 2:30-7:30 and 4th Monday, 2:30-7:30, one shift a month


Speakers Bureau Speakers

  • Speak once a month at schools, businesses, and other community groups
  • Raise awareness, knowledge, understanding and reduce stigma of HIV/AIDS by sharing your personal experience of being infected or affected by HIV/AIDS
  • High comfort level with public speaking, and a desire to share your story
  • Individuals who self-identify African-American, Latino, Transgender and Spanish speaking people ONLY, one year clean & sober required
  • Able to speak 1-2x a month, 1 year commitment


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:

There are no current internships available. Check back soon for new opportunities! 

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