Thirty years ago, volunteers founded CAP.

Today, we are one of the oldest and largest AIDS service organizations in the nation. We could not do our work without the support of our committed and vibrant volunteers. Our goal is to offer volunteer experiences that are fulfilling, meaningful and most important, help the people we serve. Thank you for considering CAP for your volunteer service. We hope you’ll join this dynamic team and help us reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS in our community.


The first step is attending a 90-minute Volunteer Orientation. These are held twice monthly at the CAP office, 520 NW Davis St., Suite 215. No RSVP is necessary, just drop in.

View the calendar to see upcoming orientation dates.

We are happy to accommodate those with impairments with advance notice. Everyone is welcome.

Current Open Volunteer Positions:

Finance Admin Support

Service Center Receptionist

Bridges to Work

Client Home Furnishings Delivery

Community Advisory Board


Interested in any of these positions? Email us at to learn more.

Volunteer roles not listed here are currently unavailable. You can be put on a notification list after attending Orientation. Check back for updates; our opportunities change frequently.


CAP offers intern opportunities that match the applicant’s skills and goals with our program needs. You need not be a student to apply, just motivated and able to fulfill the expectations of the internship.

Community Engagement Intern

Accounts Payable Intern

Health Programs Research and Communications Intern

Event Volunteering

Volunteers help with the set-up, production and tear down of two major annual fundraising events:

  • CAP Art Auction (held in the spring; 200+ volunteers)
  • AIDS Walk Portland (held in late-summer; 200+ volunteers)

Other important events include LGBT Pride Weekend, Bat ‘n Rouge and World AIDS Day, as well as conferences and community events. These can be ideal opportunities for volunteer groups. Event volunteers are not required to attend Orientation, but may be asked to attend an event-specific training.