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Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Volunteer and internship opportunities at the Juvenile Department.

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

  • STEP Mentoring: Support a youth involved in the Juvenile system 
  • Graduate Counseling Intern: Work as a therapist to juvenile justice involved youth, families, and victims. (You must be enrolled in a graduate program for social work, counseling, or art therapy). Positions are available at the department and at Harkins House.  
  • Undergraduate Intern: Pair with a juvenile counselor to learn the work or assist with milieu management at Harkins House.
  • Therapy Animal Teams for Project Hope: Bring your dog to comfort youth and victims (You and your dog must be certified) 
Grey and orange custom logo for the STEP Mentoring program


  • Pass a background check (criminal & driving) & be fingerprinted 

  • Be 20 or older 

  • Follow all policies, procedures & laws 

  • Have reliable transportation (including a driver’s license & insurance if driving) 

  • Complete training 

  • Good communication skills 


custom red and black logo for the therapy dog program
  • Multiple traffic accidents or tickets in the past 2 years or a traffic crime in the past 5 years 

  • No misdemeanor convictions in the last 5 years 

  • No felony convictions in the last 10 years 

  • No arrests or convictions of child abuse, sexual abuse, or domestic violence

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Juvenile Location & Hours

222 N First Avenue
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

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