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Direct Service to Members





Members Plus are entitled to direct services that help them continue to stay in their homes and participate in their communities.
 


Our direct service volunteers perform tasks like a good neighbor, helping someone who needs a bit of help with everyday tasks in order to remain living in her/his home such as changing a smoke alarm battery or raking a few leaves. Volunteer to assist members with tasks such as:


* Trips to medical appts, shopping or social events (we do not provide transportation for individuals who depend solely on a wheelchair or mobility scooter. Walkers are OK.)
* Light household chores
* Light yardwork
* Technology assistance
* Daily or weekly phone check-in
* Prescription pickup

* Companionship visits
* Picture hanging

Interested in providing direct service to members? Contact the Volunteer Chair to discuss your interests by sending an email to vwwvolunteer@gmail.com or calling 503-207-8729.


"Community and care are inexorably linked. Care can never fully be rendered only by expert providers in formal settings, but by a growing recognition that care is a democratic act that is about what we “give”, what we “receive,” and what we can “create” together." from the “The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation from Loved One to Caregiver.”