• Thank you for your interest in joining the Council on Aging of Central Oregon volunteer team! We value you!

WHO WE ARE

We are a private charitable non-profit, responsible for providing services to meet the needs of older adults in the Central Oregon tri-county area and are the local designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA). Our commitment to promote dignity, well-being, security and independence for Central Oregon’s aging adults is evident in the many services we offer. We encourage a maximum of self-help and independence through services and programs that encompass nutrition, health and wellness, transportation, in-home services, advocacy, and legal assistance.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM 

These programs offer nutritious meals in both a group setting at the Senior Centers, and to homebound older adults through the Meals on Wheels (MoW) program. The Senior Center mealsite programs (congregate meals) vary in hours and days of operation, depending on the Center in each community.  Volunteers are needed in many areas at the congregate mealsites, such as meal prep, greeters, servers, and clean up.   Volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers deliver mid-day meals to approximately 400 seniors per day in the tri-county area and are the “eyes and ears” for our staff to check on the wellness and safety our homebound older adults.  If interested in becoming a MoW Driver or volunteering at one of our meal sites, please contact Denise Goss at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (541) 797-9107.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Council on Aging of Central Oregon is governed by a Board of Directors responsible for overseeing the agency through its Executive Director. Each Board member serves a specific term, and meetings are held monthly. Individual committee meetings are scheduled as needed.  If interested becoming a member or for more information about the Board of Directors, please contact Susan Rotella at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (541) 678-5483.

ADVISORY COUNCIL

In an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors, the Advisory Council assesses the service needs of older adults through contact with other providers and partners. They facilitate accurate exchange of information between the community and Board of Directors, serving as an important link those served by our programs.  Each Council member serves a three year term, attending meetings every other month throughout the year.  If interested in becoming a member or for more information about the Advisory Council, please contact Susan Rotella at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (541) 678-5483 

MEDICARE COUNSELOR

Senior Health Insurance Benefit Assistance (SHIBA) volunteer counselors receive training to provide free information and assistance on Medicare benefits and limitations, evaluation of Medicare supplemental insurance and long term care policies, assistance with billing problems, and referrals for legal assistance. SHIBA counselors serve at a location near them throughout the tri-county area.  If interested in becoming a SHIBA Counselor, contact Jane Roger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (541) 678-5483 ext. 110.

The Outreach Volunteer will engage in varying outreach activities and community education. Possibilities include tabling at events, participating in activities, assisting with special events, and educating the community about Council on Aging of Centeral Oregon many services and resources. If interested in volunteering in an outreach capacity, please contact Elizabeth Viles at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (541) 678-5483. 

 

 

The Council on Aging of Central Oregon is grateful for the support of partners such as:

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