As always, the Hands On Portland Community Project Calendar has MANY opportunities, but not all opportunities meet the Concordia University Service Learning guidelines requiring direct work with individuals and directness in addressing community needs. Any re-posted opportunities to this blog meet the Concordia Guidelines.
Volunteers of America Oregon
Volunteers of America Oregon is an organization that is committed to changing lives by promoting self-determination, building strong communities, standing for social just and empowering people by providing tools, education, and opportunities.
The following volunteer opportunity will allow you to assist elders with their daily activities. Many seniors and adults with disabilities prefer to stay in their own homes, but still need new company every now and then. The volunteer will be able to visit a specific elder at their home and socialize, and break their isolation by sharing laughter, movement, and conversation. Not only will you be changing the life of the elder, but you will also be helping their caregivers by letting them re-energize.
This opportunity is sponsored by Volunteers of America Oregon, as mentioned above. Volunteers of America Oregon’s Adult Day Services are a structured, comprehensive program designed to meet the needs of functionally and/or cognitively-impaired adults.
This organization provides individually-planned service, supervision, social and related support services, as well as health monitoring in a protective setting during any part of a day.
The volunteer must be at least 16 years of age, and requires no training. The organization provides orientation and coaching. This opportunity is available Mondays – Fridays between 10am and 3pm., and located in Portland. Commitment can me 1-2 hours a week for one activity, or 3-4 hours a week to do several activities.
To sign up for this opportunity, go to the Hands on Portland website, and scroll down to the bottom of the webpage.
**Concordia University’s Service Opportunity Blog often reposts opportunities from our community partners that have limited volunteer capacity. Always check directly with the community partner or referring agency to register, as Concordia’s Office of Service Leadership does NOT guarantee availability at community partner opportunities**