RSVP volunteer opportunities
Below are current volunteer opportunities, programs and activities available through the Retired &?Senior Volunteer Program in Woodburn.
The Marion County RSVP has been sponsored by the city of Woodburn since 1973. RSVP now has more than 50 placement sites throughout the county.
National Food Day
When: Oct. 24
Where: AWARE Food Bank (Woodburn), St. Vincent de Paul - St Lukes (Woodburn), Gervais Sacred Heart Food Bank, Mount Angel Community Center and Benedictine Sisters – Mission Benedict (Mount Angel), Silverton Area Community Aid.
What: With several local residents affected by a reduction in SNAP/food stamps, most will be visiting local food banks for additional groceries, especially closer to the end of the month, so food banks will need additional donations to help support their mission of serving the community. This will also mean that there are additional opportunities to serve as a volunteer. Contact a local food bank to become a new volunteer or for additional volunteer hours.
Contact: RSVP for times and locations at 503-982-5388.
Dial A Ride Program
What:?Are you interested in becoming a Dial A Ride driver? The City of Woodburn could use your help in transporting individuals to medical appointments as far north as Portland and south to Salem. There is a mileage reimbursement program for individuals who are part of this program.
Contact: Call 503-982-5388.
Woodburn Visitors Center
When: Mon-Sun 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 2-5 p.m., and during the summer a 5-8 p.m. shift. Particular need on Sundays.
Where: Woodburn Premium Outlets
What: Opportunities to speak with visitors, tell them about local attractions and businesses.
Woodburn Historical Museum
When:?Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where:?455 N. Front St.
What:?Tours, window displays, light cleaning and cataloging.
Woodburn Art Center
What: Feeling artistic, want to teach a class, interested in fundraising, education, publicity or gallery shows? If yes, you could volunteer at the art center
Where:?2551 North Boones Ferry Road
When: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 3 p.m.
Contact: Colleen at 503-982-6450.
Salvation Army-Kroc Center Red Kettle Campaign: Give the Gift of Time
What:?Assistance is needed in Woodburn at different locations to support our Woodburn community. By donating a two-hour shift at one of the locations you can support local social service efforts by raising money as a bell ringer and all the donations stay in Woodburn.
Contact: Caroline at 503-798-4783
Providence Benedictine Center
What:?Bingo buddies, chapel, board games, wheelchair assistance, movie night, organist (Sunday), comfort companions.
Contact: Cindy at 503-845-2744
Habitat for Humanity
What: Stocking shelves, dusting, cleaning, loading small items. There is also a need for bilingual assistance for the application process.
Annual Silverton Area Community Aid Food Drive
Where: Silverton City Hall basement
What:?Regular/on-going volunteer opportunities at their food pantry. They are always in need for individuals to dedicate one day a week from 9 a.m. to noon to help organize shelves, prepare boxes, cleaning, delivery and pickup, filing and organizing with office duties.
Contact: Teresa at 503-873-3446.