Volunteer Opportunity: Foster Grandparents

Picture1Foster Grandparent volunteers are needed to assist children with exceptional needs in an academic setting.  Foster Grandparents assist students in the classroom or in after school programs.  Foster Grandparents are 55 years of age or older, can volunteer a minimum of 15 hours a week, have limited income, and may receive meal reimbursements and an hourly stipend of $2.65 an hour.  For more information, contact the Foster Grandparent Program at (541) 812-0849.  Volunteers are needed in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Drivers in Lincoln County

The NESS Club is seeking volunteers to drive homebound seniors to and from non-emergency medical appointments within Lincoln County.  Volunteers must have a valid Oregon driver’s license and proof of car insurance.  If you would like to make a difference in your community, contact RSVP today at (541) 574-2684.  Volunteers are needed throughout the County, however the highest need for volunteers is in South County.

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Volunteer Opportunity: SMART

SMART-Program-OverviewStart Making a Reader Today (SMART) pairs volunteers with children attending pre-K through third grade.  The third grade reading level is widely recognized as a key indicator of a child’s future educational success.  Research proves that shared book reading is a strong predictor of early literacy skills.  If you have an hour a week to spare, you can join in the fun and help inspire a child’s next chapter!  Volunteers needed in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (541) 812-0849.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Samaritan Transitions Program (Linn County)

Samaritan TransitionsSamaritan Transitions is a volunteer-based program to support people (and their families) with serious, life limiting illnesses.  This program helps clients to remain independent and offers information, care giver support, and referrals to other community resources.  Transitions volunteers provide a variety of services including companionship and emotional support, shopping or running errands, simple meal preparation, and respite for care givers.  The time commitment is up to four hours per week.  If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering, please contact RSVP at (541) 812-0849 or email rsvp@ocwcog.org.  Volunteers are currently needed in Linn County.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Money Management Program

Stock PhotoThe Money Management program offers support to people ages 60 and over, with limited incomes and assets, who need help with money management tasks.  Services are provided by trained volunteers who help individuals manage personal finances by budgeting, organizing financial paperwork, balancing checkbooks, paying bills, and banking.  This gives the clients peace of mind, independence, and protection against fraud and financial exploitation.

Program staff matches volunteers to clients based on the preferences of each.  Volunteers spend 2-4 hours per month helping their client.  Volunteers and clients agree on the dates, times, and frequency of their meetings.  Volunteers receive training and continued support.  Volunteers are needed in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties.  For more information on volunteering, call (541) 812-0849.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Linn County VISIT Coordinator

visiting-loved-onesThe VISIT program enhances the lives of long-term care facility residents through weekly visitation from a VISIT volunteer.  Through these interactions, residents feelings of isolation and loneliness are reduced.  Volunteers receive training, and meet quarterly for support and new information.  A volunteer coordinator is needed in Linn County to set up trainings, find new volunteers, and coordinate visitation with local long-term care facilities.  For more information, or if you are interested in becoming the VISIT coordinator for Linn County, call (541) 812-0849.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteer Caregivers in Albany

Building a rampVolunteer Caregivers is a volunteer-run program serving low-income seniors in the greater Albany area.  Volunteers provide a variety of services aimed at keeping seniors 55 and over safely in their own homes while maintaining their independence and dignity.  Volunteers are needed to transport seniors to and from their medical appointments.  Volunteers can drive a vehicle provided by Volunteer Caregivers, or they can drive their own vehicle.  Volunteers are also needed to do minor home modifications for seniors, such as installing a grab bar or building a wheelchair ramp.  If you are interested in volunteering for Volunteer Caregivers, please contact RSVP at (541) 812-0849 or rsvp@ocwcog.org.

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