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Volunteers and interns play an important role in creating and delivering White Bird’s services. For over five decades, we have trained thousands of community workers. Courses and experiential training are offered in various areas of human services. We ask that current and former clients respect a waiting period prior to volunteering. White Bird Clinic provides a large variety of volunteer and internship opportunities for community members.  Please call White Bird Clinic’s mail line at 541-342-8255 or email volunteer@whitebirdclinic.org if you have questions.

New Volunteer Training

Course Description:

All volunteers and interns new to the agency must complete New Volunteer Training.   This training is the entry point for all those interested in volunteering at White Bird and is a prerequisite for other trainings offered by the Clinic. The training includes: general history of White Bird, presentations from each of the programs that make up the Clinic, a communication workshop, how to access other community resources, developing skills that are helpful for human services providers, and integration into the collective.  This class, which occurs in the evenings for 8 consecutive weeks, will parallel on-the-job volunteer work in a participant’s respective area of interest.  For most volunteers, the training process will include desk shifts in White Bird’s Front Rooms Department.  Participants will be paired up with a trained desk worker to observe and assist as needed.

Training Opportunities

After completing NVT (New Volunteer Training) and getting desk trained, you have many options if you want to continue or deepen your training at White Bird.  All participation in these trainings is available in exchange for volunteer hours. Some classes & trainings require additional interviews.

  1. Basic Crisis Intervention
  2. Advanced Crisis Intervention
  3. Mental Health 1st Aid
  4. De-escalation Training
  5. Drug Treatment Internship
  6. CPR/BLS/1st Aid

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