Volunteer With Oregon Family Support Network
“I wanted to help those families in my community that are struggling to find the resources they need to help their families – to be a silent voice for those in need, if you will.” -Jenn Olson
Are you looking for opportunities to make a difference in your community? Join the OFSN team!
You can help us expand our capability to support more families throughout Oregon. Volunteers enrich community families receiving OFSN supports by answering the Reach Out Oregon warmline or by supporting OFSN family events and activities.
OFSN seeks passionate individuals with good communication skills, organization, and enthusiasm in working with others. As a volunteer, you benefit from supporting families in your own home environment!
Contact Mercedes Thorington for information about the Statewide Volunteer Program.
Community Engagement Volunteers | Reach Out Oregon
OFSN launched Reach Out Oregon to expand support to families throughout Oregon. Trained listeners use their personal lived experience in navigating systems of care to help people like themselves. Volunteers also receive training to learn how to use family-driven, trauma-informed, and strengths-based skills in order to offer high quality listening support.
OFSN values those who have direct lived experience raising a child with significant mental and behavioral health challenges and gives hiring preference to individuals who have this direct lived experience.
OFSN is a 501(c)3 Family-Run Organization, and a Chapter of the National Federation of Families on Children’s Mental Health. OFSN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.
Student Internships | OFSN & Reach Out Oregon
OFSN embraces and partners with students interested in career related internships by working with higher education. Intern Volunteers will learn about OFSN’s unique family-driven, trauma-informed, strengths-based approach through their time and experiences with OFSN.