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

 

WHO WE ARE

We are a private charitable non-profit, responsible for providing services to meet the needs of seniors and adults with disabilities 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 seniors and adults with disabilities 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 seniors through the Meals on Wheels 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 and greeters.   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 seniors.  To volunteer, 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 CentralOregon 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, please contact Susan Rotella at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (541) 678-5483 ext. 108.

ADVISORY COUNCIL

In an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors, the Advisory Council assesses the service needs of seniors and disabled through contact with other providers and partners. They facilitate accurate exchange of information between the community and Board, serving as an important link to the seniors served by our programs.  Each Council member serves a three year term, attending meetings every other month throughout the year.  If interested, please contact Susan Rotella at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (541) 678-5483 ext, 108.

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, contact Jean McPherson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (541) 678-5483 ext. 107.

OUTREACH

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 services and resources. If interested, contact our Outreach Coordinator, Claudia Torres, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (541) 678-5483, ext. 130.

 

 

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