Intern or volunteer with us!

Interested in volunteering or joining an internship with us? Great! We'd love to have you! Below you will find a list of opportunities.


DVRC is seeking Volunteer Receptionists to greet and check in visitors or clients who visit or call the office, so a warm, friendly demeanor is essential.  The Receptionist may provide light clerical services for the Hillsboro DVRC reception office.  Prior office experience is preferred; bilingual is helpful. Must be able to pass a background check.  Hours are 8:30am-11:30am or 12:30pm-4:00pm.  We prefer candidates to be available for a full morning or afternoon shift.  If you would like to join DVRC and support our mission, please send your resume to:


Stay tuned! More to come soon!



Counseling Services












Interested in interning with the Domestic Violence Resource Center? DVRC is proud to offer valuable clinical counseling internship experiences to graduate students completing master's level programs in counseling, art therapy, psychology, and social work. Because DVRC is a non-profit agency offering one-of-a-kind services (including the only confidential shelter) at no cost for survivors of domestic violence in Washington County, we experience an urgent and growing volume of client needs. Our counseling interns are crucial to helping us provide these services and meet those needs.

As a counseling intern, you will be responsible for providing an extensive range of clinical counseling services, including: 

  • co-facilitating 24-week psychoeducational groups for adult and adolescent survivors of DV
  • providing individual counseling to clients (adults and children) as appropriate
  • conducting client intakes and screening
  • providing DV awareness and educational presentations and trainings to community organizations, including local high schools
  • providing outside resource and service referrals to clients as needed

DVRC opens its search for counseling interns each February, with internships to begin the following academic year (September). All interns are required to complete a 40-hour domestic violence training prior to the start of their internship.


Gayle Sheller, Clinical Director, at 503.640.5353, ext. 305, or email at

Please note: Counseling Internships for the 2017-2018 academic year have been filled. 


Monika's House




Be a positive influence for kids at shelter, and give parents the opportunity to attend and support education groups. Our Kid's Club volunteers are crucial to our program at Monika's House. Requirement: 6 month commitment. Currently looking for Tuesday and Thursday night volunteers. For more information click here.


Hayley Hayes, Children's Residential Advocate at