Volunteers & Interns

Volunteers are how CHAP has been able to deliver over 95,000 FREE healing art experiences over the past 17 years. Whether you can give us 2-4 hours one time as part of a group or a few hours a week for months, you’ll enjoy projects that support our work of bringing the healing power of art to children facing medical challenges.

Volunteers age 13+ who are fully vaccinated are currently welcome at the studio!

Masks are required when children are present.

Contact Faye at faye@chappdx.org or call 503-243-5294 to schedule a shift.


Without the support of our amazing and dedicated volunteers, we couldn’t reach as many children and families as we do! Whether you are labeling envelopes, helping with an event, or assembling care packages for children in area hospitals, all of our volunteer jobs impact the children and families we serve. You must be at least 11 years old and fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to volunteer at Children’s Healing Art Project (and you’ll need to bring an adult until you turn 13).

It’s a little bit of a process to get started volunteering, but it’s a fun and rewarding experience once you begin. All of our volunteers start out in our studio before moving on to supporting Art Clubs, Open Studios, Inclusive Summer Art Workshops, or in-hospital programs. New volunteers may have the opportunity to help with children after they have attended volunteer orientation and have received some experience in our studio.

Studio hours are Tuesday – Thursday from 10am-5pm, with the exception of other scheduled events.


Please read the Volunteer Handbook for a better understanding of the full scope of volunteer opportunities at CHAP.


The Volunteer Application Process:

Please fill out the online application that best describes you. A background check is required for US citizens over the age of 18 years old. Minors and non-US citizens are required to provide a letter of reference. You can submit this on the online application. Word or PDF format preferred.

Volunteer Application for adults 18 years and older

Volunteer Application for International Students + non-US citizens 

Volunteer Application for Minors


After your application has been processed, you will be invited to a volunteer orientation with our Program Manager. After which, you are ready to schedule your first volunteer shift.


To learn more about CHAP’s volunteer opportunities contact us at info@chappdx.org or call us at 503-243-5294.




In-service groups come to CHAP in a variety of ways. We welcome student groups, corporate teams, and scout troops for either a single 2-4 hour session or at a regularly scheduled time.

To learn more about CHAP’s in-service opportunities, contact Faye at faye@chappdx.org, or call us at 503-243-5294.


Children’s Healing Arts Project provides unique opportunities to meet your internship requirements. Summer and Fall intern projects range from coordinating our outreach efforts and assisting in the development of new programs, to enhancing our social media presence and preparing materials for our signature event, CHAPlandia!. You’ll have a personalized experience as you learn about the nonprofit field from behind the scenes. We’ll make sure you complete your required hours.

To learn more about CHAP’s internship opportunities, contact Faye at faye@chappdx.org, or call us at 503-243-5294.

Volunteer Photo Gallery