“Helping to create Viva Village is a privilege. What a great idea: to live our later years in the home and neighborhood we love . . . with a little help from our friends.”

Ross Miller, a Viva Village volunteer

Why Volunteer

Volunteerism is a cornerstone of the Village model, drawing upon the untapped capacity of people in our communities to support each other. Volunteers provide most of the services, resources, and community activities that will allow our Village to offer a safety net and the peace of mind that make a positive difference in the lives of our members.

Some of the benefits volunteers experience include:

  • Staying active – physically, mentally and socially
  • Connecting with others, and feeling part of community
  • Putting talents, skills and capacities to good use
  • Paying it forward – knowing that someday each of us may need support too!

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For more information on how you can become a Viva Village volunteer, please contact Kathy Brown at VivaVillageVolunteer@gmail.com.

All volunteers are required to complete an application, meet with a Viva Village representative and pass background and reference checks. Volunteers will receive the necessary training.

Join us today!

Download and mail completed forms to:

Viva Village
4905 SW Griffith Drive, Suite 108
Beaverton, OR  97005

Ways to Volunteer

As a Service Volunteer

       Examples of In-Home Assistance
    • Making simple repairs
    • Changing light bulbs and hanging pictures
    • Organizing files and paperwork
    • Providing occasional light yard work
    • Cleaning out closets
       Transport for
    • Medical appointments
    • Grocery shopping and errands
    • Social events
    • Visiting a friend
    • Airport
       Personal Support
    • Make a phone call
    • Visit to chat
    • Check on the member’s well-being
    • Read together
       Technology Support
    • Assist with computers
    • Help with tablets and phones
    • Assist with TV recorders and digital cameras
    • Set clocks and thermostats

 As a Village Support Volunteer

  Village Office Staff

    • Answer phones
    • Coordinate member requests
    • Enter data
    • Help with office tasks

  Village Action Teams — Sustain Viva Village

    • Resource development
    • Marketing/community outreach
    • Technology
    • Events and program development
    • Membership
    • Volunteer
    • Administration