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. Each year, nearly 500 volunteers support CAP in a number of ways, including special events, HIV testing, reception, social media, and internships.

Thank you for considering CAP for your volunteer service! Our goal is to offer volunteer and internship experiences that are fulfilling, meaningful, and most important, help the people we serve. We hope you’ll join our dynamic team and help us reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS in our community.

Getting Started:

The first step is to attend a Volunteer Orientation, which are typically held twice a month at CAP’s Davis St. office, 520 NW Davis St., Suite 215. Orientation is an excellent way to learn more about CAP’s history, policies, and current volunteer and internship opportunities.

Everyone is welcome to join us for a Volunteer Orientation; no RSVP is necessary.

View the calendar to see upcoming orientation dates.

Current Open Volunteer Positions:

CAP holds a variety of annual fundraising events; a great way for groups of volunteers to participate. Event volunteers may be asked to attend an event-specific training, but they are not required to attend a general Volunteer Orientation.

Our biggest events of the year are Art Auction and AIDS Walk Portland, when as many as 200 volunteers come together to show their support! CAP also participates in Portland Pride, Bat ‘n Rouge, World AIDS Day, and many other community events.

AIDS Walk Portland

Service Center Support

Community Advisory Board


Want to sign up or learn more about one of the volunteer positions listed here? Contact us by phone at 503-278-3813 or by email at

Current Open Internships:

CAP offers a variety of unpaid internship opportunities throughout the year that are designed to match an applicant’s goals and skill-set with CAP’s programming. Most internships at CAP may be used toward academic requirements, although you do not need be a student to apply.

In general, internships at CAP require a commitment of 10 to 20 hours per week for a period of 6 to 12 months. The majority of shifts occur during standard business hours, but occasional evening or weekend hours may also be required.

*Currently No Openings

Want to apply for one of the internships listed here? Send your current resume and a brief email to You are also welcome to contact us via phone at 503-278-3813.

Interested in a volunteer or internship opportunity that is not currently listed? Please check back often for updates; our opportunities change quite frequently.