Volunteer with Us

National Volunteer Week, April 17th -23rd, is an opportunity to recognize the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world.

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Volunteer with Us

In conversation with Diane Pietrzak, Our February Volunteer of the Month!

As a volunteer for the Council on Aging (CoA), Diane wears multiple hats. She distributes our bi-annual resource guide, Directions, updates its listings, and serves as a Caring Connection caller. Recently, we sat down with Diane to find out why she chose to volunteer for the CoA. Why did you decide to volunteer for the…

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In conversation with Diane Pietrzak, Our February Volunteer of the Month!

In conversation with Jean Stevens and Gloria DiSanto, our January volunteers of the month!

Congratulations to Jean Stevens and Gloria DiSanto for their volunteer service as Chairpersons on the Advisory Council. The Council on Aging’s Advisory Council is a voluntary group that provides information, guidance, advice, and support to the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and agency staff to plan, develop, review, coordinate, and administer services to older persons…

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In conversation with Jean Stevens and Gloria DiSanto, our January volunteers of the month!

In Conversation With Bob Hancock, Our October Volunteer of the Month!

Here’s a hearty congratulation to our Volunteer of the Month, Bob Hancock! His hard work is an asset to the Council on Aging (CoA) of Central Oregon. Bob has been driving for the CoA for almost a decade and is willing to go that extra mile to do whatever it takes to help. Bob, what…

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In Conversation With Bob Hancock, Our October Volunteer of the Month!

In conversation with Natalie Morganti, our September Volunteer of the month!

We’d like to extend a hearty congratulations to our volunteer of the month Natalie Morganti.  Natalie prepares and packages food for our Grab-N-Go program. She also volunteers for Pet Pals, where she fulfills orders and makes deliveries. Natalie, why did you decide on volunteering at the Council on Aging? I’ve volunteered with Meals on Wheels…

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In conversation with Natalie Morganti, our September Volunteer of the month!

In conversation with Sierra Ritchie, our August volunteer of the month!

Here’s to our Volunteer of the Month, Sierra Ritchie! Her creativity and hard work are an asset to the Council on Aging. Sierra is a member of the local Girl Scouts and earned her volunteer badge by donating over 50 hours to the Council on Aging! Sierra, why did you decide on volunteering at the…

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In conversation with Sierra Ritchie, our August volunteer of the month!

In conversation with Morgan Dewalt, our July volunteer of the month!

Congratulations to Morgan Dewalt for her volunteer service as our Medicare counselor’s receptionist. Our Medicare counselors are part of the Oregon Senior Health Benefits Assistance Program (SHIBA) and are highly trained volunteers that help seniors navigate the complexities of Medicare, including enrolling at 65, annual open enrollment updates and fraud issues. Morgan, why did you…

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In conversation with Morgan Dewalt, our July volunteer of the month!

In Conversation With PacificSource, Our May Volunteers Of The Month!

This month’s volunteer(s) of the month award goes out to all of the dedicated volunteers from PacificSource. PacificSource employees have been volunteering for Meals on Wheels for about 20 years now! We sat down with them to have a quick chat about their work. Q: Why do employees continue to volunteer for the Council on…

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In Conversation With PacificSource, Our May Volunteers Of The Month!

In conversation with Tom Filcich, our volunteer of the month!

Q: Tom, why did you decide to volunteer for the Council on Aging? A: Well, I’ve been here for probably over 10 years. I decided to volunteer for the Council on Aging because I was a senior citizen, and I wanted to help. As a volunteer, I am learning more about myself and the Council…

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In conversation with Tom Filcich, our volunteer of the month!