Central Oregon Volunteer Search



THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION seeks volunteers to facilitate “Memories in the Making,” a watercolor-painting program for people with early stage dementia. Volunteers also needed to co-facilitate support groups in Bend and Sisters, and serve as community educators, support group facilitators and legislative advocates. Contact: 800-272-3900 or alz.org/oregon.

ASPEN RIDGE ALZHEIMER’S ASSISTED LIVING AND RETIREMENT COMMUNITY needs volunteers to spend time with residents and assist with simple activities. Contact: 541-385-8500, Tuesday through Saturday.

BEND SENIOR CENTER: Volunteers assist with activities and events and provide support to recreation and fitness programs. Contact: Kim, 541-706-6127. For information on volunteering with the Meals on Wheels program, contact: 541-678-5483.

BEND TRANSITIONAL CARE needs volunteers for its activities department to visit with patients and take part in activities with them such as reading, card games and puzzles. Contact: Annie, 541-382-0479 or abdelarosa@avamere.com.

CASCADE VIEW NURSING AND ALZHEIMER’S CARE CENTER needs volunteers for its Heart-to-Heart program, working one-on-one with confused residents, visiting and doing simple activities. Training and ongoing support provided. Contact: 541-382-7161.

COUNCIL ON AGING OF CENTRAL OREGON AND MEALS ON WHEELS is seeking volunteers for a variety of positions. Contact: councilonaging.org or 541-678-5483.

COUNTRY SIDE LIVING AND THELMA’S PLACE are seeking volunteers and musicians to spend time with residents. Contact: Natalie 541-548-3049 or nstewart@countrysideliving.com.

LA PINE SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER needs Meals on Wheels drivers, medical appointment escorts and dishwashers. Contact: Karen Ward, 541-536-6237.

NORTHWEST HOUSING ALTERNATIVES is seeking a yoga instructor to provide a free weekly yoga class to seniors at the Quimby Street Apartments in Bend. Contact: Megan Dorwin, 503-654-1007 ext. 109 or dorwin@nwhousing.org.

OREGON LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM seeks volunteers to advocate for elderly and disabled residents whose home is in nursing and care facilities, to ensure their rights and quality of care. Call 800-522-2602 or oltco.org.

PILOT BUTTE REHABILITATION CENTER needs volunteers for morning, afternoon and weekend visits. Contact: 541-382-5531.

PRINEVILLE SOROPTIMIST SENIOR CENTER needs volunteers to deliver meals. Contact: Melody, 541-447-6844.

REDMOND SENIOR CENTER is seeking volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers to deliver meals to seniors in their own homes. Adopt a route as an individual or group. Training provided. Contact: Sharon, 541-548-6325.

TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE is looking for volunteers to spend time with residents in various activities. They also need volunteers who would like to play the piano or other musical instruments. Contact: 541-383-1414.

Children, Youth and Education Services

ACTION THROUGH ADVOCACY is looking for caring compassionate people to help at-risk foster children through in-home help and relief care for the families who care for them as well as tutoring to help these children catch up to their current grade level. Volunteer positions require only two to six hours per week. Contact: 541-385-4741 or ActionThroughAdvocacy.com.

ADULT BASIC SKILLS DEPARTMENT (COCC) needs volunteers to assist in multi-level classes in reading, writing, math and English. Contact: Margie Gregory, mgregory@cocc.edu or 541-318-3788.

AFS-USA works toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools and communities through a global volunteer partnership. As an AFS Volunteer or Host Family, you’ll learn about a new culture, and more deeply appreciate your own. Contact: afsusa.org or Caitlin Krutsinger, 503-419-5914.

AFTER SCHOOL BUDDIES needs female volunteers ages 15 and older to mentor girls in fourth to fifth grades and sixth to eighth grades in weekly after school programs in Bend. Leadership development and community service make this an ideal opportunity for high school, college or adult women looking for a way to impact young girls to build healthy relationships, self-confidence, improve study skills and much more. Contact: Charlene Schulz, afterschoolbuddies@gmail.com or 541-390-3046.

ALYCE HATCH CENTER is seeking individuals who would be interested in volunteering for the board of directors. Contact: Andy Kizans, 541-383-1980.

ASSE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM is seeking host families for foreign high school students studying in the United States. Also seeking American students wishing to study abroad. Scholarships and school credit are available. Contact: asse.com or Wendy Larson, 541-480-0959.

BEND PARK & RECREATION DISTRICT needs volunteers year round to help with youth sports, special and adaptive recreation, youth recreation and enrichment, outdoor programs, caring for parks and trails and assisting at events. Age requirements for volunteers vary by program. Contact: Kim Johnson, 541-706-6127 or kim@bendparksandrec.org.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CENTRAL OREGON is looking for volunteers ages 18 and older to mentor children throughout Central Oregon. To be that special person who can open doors and widen new horizons through making “Little Moments” into “Big Magic,” contact 541-312-6047 (Bend), 541-447-3851, ext. 333 (Prineville) or 541-325-5603 (Madras).

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA is looking for adults to help with events, committees, marketing, fundraising and unit service. Training is provided. Contact: Paul Abbott, paulabbott@scouting.org or 541-382-4647.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF BEND is actively seeking volunteers who are passionate, committed, reliable, positive role models for the youth in Bend. We currently operate two Clubs in Bend serving 1,100 youth annually. Contact: bgcbend.org 541-617-2877 ext. 10.

CAMP FIRE CENTRAL OREGON is seeking volunteer youth from sixth grade and up for monthly teen service days. Contact: info@campfireco.org or 541-382-4682.

CASA (COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE) needs volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system. One child, one voice … you can be that voice. Contact: casaofcentraloregon.org or 541-389-1618.

CENTRAL OREGON SHRINERS RUN FOR A CHILD is looking for volunteers to assist with the operation of a 5K and 10K Run, including run guides, set-up and tear down, as well as marketing, contact sponsors and administrative duties. Contact: Terry at shrinersrunforachild@gmail.com or 431-205-4484.

CHESS FOR SUCCESS seeks volunteers to assist in classroom chess clubs throughout the Bend and Redmond area. Chess experience is not necessary. Volunteers will help take attendance and assist the coach with lessons. Chess clubs meet twice a week for an hour in the morning or early afternoon after school. Contact: chessforsuccess.org or 503-295-1230.

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, located in Sisters, matches volunteers (singles, couples and families) with children. Become a mentor today. Contact: Kelly Davis Martin, kelly@acircleoffriendsoregon.com or 541-588-6445.

CROOK COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT — ALCOHOL REWARD AND REMINDER PROGRAM is looking for volunteers aged 17-20 to help raise awareness among alcohol retailers of the importance of checking ID carefully to help reduce underage drinking and its consequences. This program focuses on giving rewards rather than punishment. Volunteers will receive a $20 gift card, gas reimbursement and lunch, and participation looks good on your resume. Contact: Heather Stuart, hstuart@h.co.crook.or.us or 541-323-2451.

DESCHUTES COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE — CENTRAL OREGON PARTNERSHIPS FOR YOUTH needs adult volunteers to mentor children of incarcerated parents. Training class provided. Contact: deschutes.org/copy, COPY@deschutes.org or 541-388-6651.

DESERT SKY MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL seeks volunteers to join its board of directors for the inaugural 2017-18 school year. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape Central Oregon’s first tuition-free Montessori elementary school. Contact: info@dsmontessori.org.

GIRL SCOUTS need caring adult volunteers to lead groups and activities. Training provided. Contact: 541-389-8146.

GIRLS ON THE RUN OF DESCHUTES COUNTY is a nonprofit prevention-based after-school program for 3rd to 5th grade girls that combines running with life skills. Seeking volunteers for coaching, fundraising, marketing and other tasks. Contact: deschutescountygotr.org or eusselman@bgcbend.org.

HEALTHY BEGINNINGS has ongoing volunteer recruitment. Contact: myhb.org or 541-383-6357.

HEART TO HEART, a program serving families with children up to eight years old, is seeking parents or grandparents with a great listening skills and good advice. Volunteers can work short shifts and help from home. Contact: heart2heart@hdesd.org.

IEP PARTNERS needs volunteers to support parents through the special-education process. Contact: Carmelle Campbell at the Oregon Parent Training and Information Center, 888-505-2673.

J BAR J LEARNING CENTER needs volunteers to support teachers in a high school alternative education classroom. Will occasionally help with reading, writing and math support. Mandatory background check. Contact: Rick Buening rbuening@jbarj.org or 541-389-1409.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT empowers young people to own their economic success by delivering volunteer-led, in-class programs to students in grades K-12 which provide them knowledge and skills in work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Contact: jaorswwa.org or Liz Lotochinski, 541-678-2256, llotochinski@ja-pdx.org.

JUNIPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL needs volunteers to tutor or substitute tutor third graders one-on-one for math and reading on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. We pair tutors with teacher-referred students to work in a fun environment for the school year. Substitutes cover for tutor absences. Contact Christine at: 762cmw@gmail.com.

JUNIPER SWIM & FITNESS CENTER needs volunteers to help with swimming, fitness, adaptive recreation and child care programs. Age requirements vary by program. Contact: Kim, 541-706-6127.

KIDS CENTER, an organization dedicated to the prevention, evaluation and treatment of child abuse, has many different volunteer opportunities, from helping out at the front desk to supporting an event. Contact: Carrie Burleigh, cburleigh@kidscenter.org or 541-306-6068.

LA PINE HIGH SCHOOL needs adult mentors to work with teens on college and scholarship applications. Contact: Jeff Bockert, jeff.bockert@bend.k12.or.us or 541-355-8501.

MEADOWLARK INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM, a 36-year old residential treatment facility for teenage girls in Bend, is seeking adult volunteers to interact with the girls and assist with projects. Contact: Teal Buehler, 541-617-9576.

MOUNTAINSTAR FAMILY RELIEF NURSERY, a local nonprofit serving vulnerable children and families to prevent child abuse and neglect, is seeking volunteers in Madras, Prineville and Bend. Various volunteer opportunities available including therapeutic classroom, special projects and more. Contact: volunteer@mtstar.org or 541-322-6820.

NEIGHBORIMPACT seeks Boomer Buddy volunteers to build relationships through positive guidance. Help support Head Start families living in poverty by spending time reading and playing with our preschool children. Visit neighborimpact.org for more information. Contact: Kathy Pawelski, kathypa@neighborimpact.org or call 541-548-2380 ex. 103.

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION SERVICE needs adult and teenage volunteers to serve as 4-H project leaders. Youths in kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to become 4-H members. Contact: 541-548-6088, 541-447-6228 or 541-475-3808.

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEER PROGRAM: Applications for the OSU Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Central Oregon are now available. Training provided. Contact: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes or 541-548-6088.

READ TOGETHER needs volunteers ages 55 and older to help Head Start students and kindergartners learn pre-reading skills. The greatest need is in Terrebonne and La Pine. Training and insurance provided. Contact: 541-388-7746.

REDMOND HIGH SCHOOL needs volunteer tutors for math and English. Contact: 541-923-4807.

REDMOND LEARNING CENTER is seeking volunteers to interact, socialize and mentor children (ages 3 to 7) a few hours in the afternoon. Activities include reading books, putting together puzzles, doing crafts, building blocks and pushing swings. Must be able to pass a criminal background check. Contact: Zach Sartin, 541-923-4854.

REDMOND YOUNG LIFE is in need of adult volunteers. Contact: Gary Olds, 541-923-8530.

SCHOOL-TO-CAREER PARTNERSHIP: Business community members needed for high school classroom enrichment, work readiness training, job shadows, field experience and site tours. Contact: Kent Child, 541-355-4158.

SMART (START MAKING A READER TODAY): Change the world in one hour a week by reading with an elementary school child. Training provided. Contact: getsmartoregon.org or 541-797-7726.

TRILLIUM FAMILY SERVICES has a much-needed volunteer opportunity for individuals who like variety, flexible schedules and want to make a difference for children. Contact: 503-205-0194.

VIMA LUPWA HOMES, a Bend-based nonprofit providing a family home for 10 orphaned/at risk children in Zambia, seeks volunteers to assist with organizational functions, events, etc. Contact: lupwahomes.org or 541-420-9634.

VOLUNTEER CENTRAL OREGON connects volunteers of all ages with hundreds of volunteer opportunities throughout Central Oregon, with an emphasis on volunteering for and by children and youth. Contact: VolunteerCentralOregon.org or call Better Together at 541-693-5678.

YOUTH CHOIR OF CENTRAL OREGON needs volunteers to help with the choir’s activities, concerts and in the office. Contact: 541-385-0470.

Animals and Environment

BEND SPAY & NEUTER PROJECT helps animals in your community. Volunteer opportunities include trapping feral cats, helping at the clinic and fundraising. Contact: 541-617-1010.

BRIGHTSIDE ANIMAL CENTER in Redmond is looking for help at their thrift store, and at the shelter training dogs, socializing cats, fostering kittens and puppies, helping with events and more. Contact: 541-923-0882 or volunteer@brightsideanimals.org.

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT Volunteer opportunities are available in recreation, range, wildlife, cultural and other areas. Get involved, take part in caring for your public lands! Contact: Jim Mueller, 541-416-6884.

CENTRAL OREGON NORDIC CLUB TRAIL AND SHELTER MAINTENANCE needs volunteers to stock shelters with wood, move wood periodically from wood sheds to the shelters, build and maintain shelters, clear and mark ski and snowshoe trails, and occasionally help the forest service with signage, bridges and debris management. Contact: conordicclub@gmail.com or conordicclub.org.

CHIMPS, INC., a nonprofit organization, needs caring and reliable volunteers to assist with the daily cleaning, care and meal preparation of adult chimpanzees. Volunteers must be 18 or older. Contact: chimps-inc.org or 541-410-4122.

DESCHUTES LAND TRUST needs volunteers for land stewardship and restoration projects, office assistance and more. Contact: deschuteslandtrust.org or 541-330-0017.

DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST needs volunteers for wilderness, visitor center and campground hosts, recreation, archaeology and other projects. Contact: Jean Nelson-Dean, 541-383-5576.

DISCOVER YOUR FOREST needs volunteers year round to help with interpretive programs in the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grasslands. Assist with visitor services, youth conservation education programs, wilderness stewardship, roving trails, delivering patio talks, caring for trails and grasslands, maintaining native gardens, program outreach, events and much more. Contact: Stacey Cochran, 541-383-5530, stacey.cochran@discovernw.org or discoveryourforest.org/volunteer.

EAST CASCADES AUDUBON SOCIETY seeks volunteers for a variety of projects and programs, leading field trips, editing newsletters and fundraising. Contact: ecaudubon.org or Jan Rising at 541-241-2190.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER mission is to embed sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon. The organization occasionally needs volunteers for annual events like the Earth Day Fair and for programs like youth education. It also hosts ‘Happy Hour in the Garden’ — a volunteer gardening event every Tuesday, from 4 to 6 p.m. May through August. Contact: envirocenter.org or 541-385-6908.

EQUINE OUTREACH HORSE RESCUE OF BEND, an all-volunteer run organization caring for horses, needs volunteers of all levels to assist with office duties, ranch chores, maintenance, gentling of animals and medical services. Contact: equineoutreach.com, or Joan@equineoutreach.com or 541-419-4842.

FENCES FOR FIDO is searching for volunteers. No fence building experience is necessary. Contact: La Donna at 503-314-7105 or fencesforfido.org.

FRIENDS OF THE CENTRAL CASCADES WILDERNESS needs volunteers for wilderness stewardship activities, restoration projects, campsite cleanups and trail sign installations. Sign up at centralcascades.org, info@centralcascades.org or 541-390-2400.

HIGH DESERT WILDLIFE is seeking volunteers for animal care, construction, maintenance, administrative support, fundraising and transport of injured animals. Contact: highdesertwildlife.com or volunteerhdwrr@gmail.com.

HUMANE SOCIETY OF CENTRAL OREGON has a variety of volunteer opportunities. These opportunities vary seasonally so please visit the website, hsco.org/volunteer for a complete list of volunteer needs. Contact: Jen, jennifer@hsco.org or 541-382-3537.

HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE OCHOCOS needs volunteers to walk dogs and promote adoptions. Contact: 541-447-7178.

JUNIPER GROUP SIERRA CLUB needs volunteers for monthly environmental education nights, newsletter editors and people to help with hands-on restoration and forest monitoring. Contact: 541-389-9115.

MUSTANGS TO THE RESCUE is an all-breed equine rescue and rehabilitation organization in Sisters looking for volunteers. Any necessary training is provided. Contact: mustangstotherescue.org or 541-330-8943.

NATIVE BIRD CARE OF SISTERS needs volunteers to help rescue wild birds. This is a small, established avian rehabilitation facility needing help transporting birds, cleaning and disinfecting enclosures, flight cage maintenance and more. Contact: Elise at 541.728.8208 or nativebirdcare.org.

PACIFIC CREST TRAIL ANGELS: Meet hikers from all over the world. Seeking volunteers for the 2019 summer season. Volunteers need to be available “on-call” during June, July, August and September or parts thereof. Must be equipped with a four-passenger vehicle with cargo/trunk space for four large, long-distance hiker packs. Contact: Brian Douglass, bdouglass2014@centurylink.net or 541-213-8510.

PRINEVILLE BLM needs volunteer campground hosts. Contact: blm.gov/or/districts/prineville/recreation/host.php or 541-416-6700.

STEWARDSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE BAGGING needs volunteers for their “Ban the Bag” campaign. Contact: Lexa McAllister, lmcallister@cocc.edu or 541-914-6676.

SUNRIVER NATURE CENTER & OBSERVATORY needs volunteers to work as program guides, gardeners, at special events and in the Second Tern thrift shop. Contact: 541-593-4442.


AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY needs volunteers for the Cancer Resource Centers located in the Bend Memorial Clinic and the St. Charles Cancer Centers, located in Bend and Redmond. Our mission is to provide patients and families experiencing cancer with information, emotional support and resources to promote the highest possible quality of life. Training provided. Contact: Charlie Johnson, 541-434-3114.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S RELAY FOR LIFE is looking for volunteers to help with event planning, recruiting participants and teams, finding new sponsors and getting involved in the event leadership committee. Contact: Lauren Olander, lauren.olander@cancer.org or 541-728-4378.

AMERICAN RED CROSS needs volunteers to work at local blood drives. Shifts are about four hours Mondays through Fridays and during special events. Contact: Mary Tyler, 541-749-4111.

THE BLOOM PROJECT needs volunteers for pick-up, delivery, arranging flowers and vase donations for Hospice patients. Contact: Liz Taylor, l.taylor@thebloomproject.org or 541-480-6312.

HEART ‘N HOME HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE is looking for volunteers who would like to affirm their life as well as others. These individuals will learn essential caregiving skills that are applicable in several areas of life. Contact gohospice.com or 541-508-4036.

HOSPICE OF REDMOND-SISTERS is seeking new volunteers to visit with hospice patients and transition clients, work with bereavement, on special projects and the Festival of Trees. Training provided. Contact: hospiceofredmond.org or Volunteer Coordinator at 541-548-7483.

MOUNTAIN VIEW HOSPITAL seeks volunteers to greet and assist visitors or help with clerical projects. Contact: JoDee Tittle, 541-475-3882, ext. 5097.

MOUNTAIN VIEW HOSPITAL HOSPICE seeks volunteers to take an active role in providing care and support for patients, families and hospice functions. Special training provided. Contact: 541-460-4030 or Tori Schultz at tschultz@mvhd.org or 541-475-3882, ext. 5327.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS — CENTRAL OREGON is looking for folks to assist with meetings, take free trainings to teach classes or facilitate support groups. Contact: Eileen White, namicentraloregon@gmail.com.

PARTNERS IN CARE volunteers fill a variety of roles and contribute greatly to hospice patients and families. Comprehensive training provided. Contact: partnersbend.org or Jason Medina, jasonm@partnersbend.org or 541-382-5882.

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE needs caring volunteers for the house. Can be weekly, monthly or less. Contact: Teresa Braun, 541-318-4950.

ST. CHARLES IN BEND AND ST. CHARLES IN REDMOND have opportunities available for volunteers to escort guests and deliver items throughout the hospital. Flexible hours and schedules. Contact: 541-706-6354.

ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM MEDICAL CLERKSHIP PROGRAM is looking for retired physicians to serve as volunteer preceptors to teach undergraduate medical students on clinical rotations in Central Oregon. Teaching materials will be provided. Contact: Clerkship Manager, ssjordan@stcharleshealthcare.org or 541-706-6780.

VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE: Active or retired physicians or mid-level providers needed for patient care in clinic for working poor. Non-medical computer savvy volunteers also needed. Contact: Kristi, 541-585-9008.

Arts, Music, Culture and Heritage

ART COMMITTEE OF THE REDMOND FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY is looking for volunteers. Members help organize art shows and receptions at the library. Contact: Linda Barker, 541-312-1064.

ARTS CENTRAL STATION is looking for volunteers in the classroom, for schedule distribution, general building maintenance and office assistance. Contact: 541-617-1317.

CASCADES THEATRICAL COMPANY seeks volunteers in all areas: onstage, backstage, box office, ushers and promotions. Contact: 541-389-0803.

DESCHUTES HISTORICAL MUSEUM needs volunteers in the following areas: hosts and hostesses, maintenance, seamstresses, photo darkroom helpers and catalogers, researchers and computer operators. Training is available. Contact: 541-389-1813, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

DESCHUTES PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM needs volunteers to perform a variety of duties, including shelving and customer service at public internet computers. Contact: 541-312-1039.

FRIENDS OF THE BEND LIBRARIES needs volunteers to help with the Friends of the Bend Libraries Friendshop. Contact: fobl.org or Meredith Shadrach at 541-617-7047.

HIGH DESERT CHAMBER MUSIC needs volunteer assistance at concerts and events, office hours and administrative work, poster hangings and more. Contact: highdesertchambermusic.com or Isabelle Senger at info@highdesertchambermusic.com or 541-306-3988.

LA PINE PUBLIC LIBRARY needs volunteers! Our volunteers shelve plus a lot more. One hour a week makes a big difference. Contact: Cindylu, 541-317-1097.

LATINO COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION needs volunteers for educational, cultural and celebration events. Come interact with the Latino community every Monday. Contact: Brad, volunteer@latca.org or 541-382-4366.

REDMOND FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY needs volunteers who are willing to do various projects and interact with the public for three to four hours a week. Contact: 541-312-1060.

REDMOND INTERCULTURAL EXCHANGE (R.I.C.E.) needs volunteers for the Steering Committee, as well as assistance with Children’s Spanish Group, Latinas Group, facilitating language groups, grant writing, graphic design, promotion and fundraising. Contact: Barb, bonitodia@msn.com or 541-447-0732.

TOWER THEATRE FOUNDATION is looking for volunteers to be ushers, help with concession sales, office help, special events and fundraising. Training provided. Contact: 541-317-0700.

Human Services

ABILITREE needs volunteers for various programs, including mailroom operations, computer training and life skills instruction to support adults with developmental disabilities. Weekdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact: volunteer@abilitree.org or 541-388-8103, ext. 217.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL needs volunteers to write letters on behalf of victims of human-rights violations. Contact: Philip Randall, 541-388-1793.

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF BEND, which provides new clothing to children in dire need, seeks volunteers for community-based programs. Contact: 541-389-2075.

BEND’S COMMUNITY CENTER is in need of volunteers between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays for their Senior Lunch Program, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sundays for their Feed the Hungry program, and on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month for their Bingo program. Contact: volunteer@bendscommunitycenter.org.

BEND FOOD PROJECT, an ongoing food donation drive supplying local food pantries with a year-round supply of food, needs neighborhood coordinators who will help organize a small group of their neighbors to be food donors and then collect and transport the donated food to a drop-off point every two months. Contact: bendfoodproject.com or Sue and Larry Marceaux, 541-383-3112.

BETHLEHEM INN, a shelter serving men, women and families, needs help with meals and other projects. Contact: bethleheminn.org or 541-322-8768.

BRIDGING GAPS is looking for volunteers to answer referral calls. We are a faith-based nonprofit referral agency that connects people in need with partners on our list. Contact: bendbridginggaps@gmail.com or 541-314-4277.

CASCADES EAST RIDE CENTER, a program of the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, is in need of volunteer drivers to provide transportation to eligible individuals who have no other means of transportation, or are unable to use existing transportation, to and from approved services. Contact: Erik Maiorano, emaiorano@coic.org.

CENTER FOR COMPASSIONATE LIVING offers workshops, classes and practice groups on compassionate communication. Creative volunteer projects include marketing, event planning and office help. Contact: compassionatecenter.org or Beth Hansen, 541-923-6677.

CENTRAL OREGON VETERANS OUTREACH needs volunteers to help veterans with filing disability claims, to distributing food, clothing, fuel and more to homeless veterans, scheduling transportation to the Portland VA Medical Center and related assistance. Contact: covo.org@gmail.com or 541-383-2793.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES/VOLUNTEER SERVICES needs Volunteer Drivers to transport clients to scheduled appointments in Central Oregon and statewide. Mileage reimbursements available. Contact: Therese Helton, Therese.M.Helton@state.or.us or 541-480-8365 for an application.

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS (DAV) needs volunteer drivers for its daily shuttle service from Bend to the VA Medical Center in Portland. The van operates from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, and drivers must have a valid Oregon driver’s license and good driving record. Contact: Don Lang, 541-647-1002.

FAMILY KITCHEN needs volunteers to provide hot meals to the homeless and those in need. Contact: Cindy Tidball, cindyt@bendcable.com or 541-610-6511.

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER needs volunteers for office support, library support, telephone information and referral for parent and family services. Training is provided. Contact: 541-389-5468.

THE GIVING PLATE, a nonprofit food pantry, is seeking volunteers for a wide variety of opportunities for both individuals and groups. Contact Debi-Kelsi, djraney@ymail.com or 541-797-6883.

HEALING REINS THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER seeks willing and able volunteers to assist adults and children in weekly therapeutic riding lessons. Come get your workout outdoors while helping “heal with horses”. No experience necessary, all training included. Contact: Linda Rhine, lindar@healingreins.org or 541-382-9410.

HUMAN DIGNITY COALITION needs volunteers to work on social justice issues including equal rights for people with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and racial and immigrant rights. Contact: 541-385-3320.

HUNGER PREVENTION COALITION is seeking board members who are interested and have experience in areas of community development, advertising, design, PR and accounting. Contact: Robin, 541-408-1978.

LA PINE COMMUNITY KITCHEN is looking for volunteers to help with preparing and serving hot lunches Monday through Friday. Hours and days are flexible. A food service card is helpful but not necessary. Contact: 541-536-1312.

NEIGHBORIMPACT invites volunteers to help the disadvantaged in their community through food collection, Head Start and special events. Contact: chrisq@neighborimpact.org or 541-548-2380, ext. 106.

PEACE BRIDGES, INC., BEND is looking for a few volunteers to help out with local seasonal projects, such as assisting with a twice-monthly cleanup at Pacific Park, and possibly fundraising projects. Contact: abridgetopeace.org or John C. Schwechten at 541-383-2646.

PFLAG CENTRAL OREGON is looking for volunteers to move equality forward. Our trifold mission is to support, educate and advocate on behalf of our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender loved ones. Contact: pflagcentraloregon.org or 541-317-2334.

SAVING GRACE needs volunteers for general office assistance and to work with survivors of domestic violence and rape. Training provided. Contact: 541-382-9227 or 541-504-2550.

SCORE is seeking mentors to help small businesses start, grow and succeed with “been there ... done that” experience. Put your knowledge to work! Contact: scorecentraloregon.org or Robert Cone at 541-316-0662.

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF BEND, and organization that grants local educational awards and assists with volunteer time and financial contributions to help meet the needs of Bethlehem Inn, Grandma’s House, Nancy’s House, Saving Grace, Deschutes Department of Human Services and more, is in need of volunteers. Contact: sibend.org, president@sibend.org or 503-519-5051.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIAL SERVICES needs volunteers to do interviews, work as receptionist and fill food boxes. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact: 541-389-6643.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIAL SERVICES OF BEND needs volunteers to help with receptionist, interviews and in our food pantry. Open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact: 541-389-6643.

Habitat for Humanity and thrift Stores

BEND AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY needs construction site volunteers. No experience necessary. Attend an orientation held at 3:30 p.m. each Tuesday. Contact: bjackson@bendhabitat.org or bendhabitat.org.

BRIGHTSIDE ANIMAL CENTER in Redmond is looking for help at their thrift store, and at the shelter training dogs, socializing cats, fostering kittens and puppies, helping with events and more. Contact: 541-923-0882 or volunteer@brightsideanimals.org.

BEND HABITAT RESTORE needs volunteers to sort and stock donations and help in sales, customer service, pricing, collections and pickups, as well as other retail opportunities. Contact: Brenda Jackson, 541-312-6709.

HUMANE SOCIETY OF CENTRAL OREGON THRIFT STORE seeks volunteers to assist with receiving donations, assisting customers, processing and much more, all while helping raise needed funds to help homeless animals in Central Oregon. Contact: Jen, jennifer@hsco.org or 541-382-3537.

NEAT REPEAT THRIFT SHOP needs volunteers to stock, sort and sell merchandise at its store in Prineville. Contact: Peg, 541-447-6429.

NEWBERRY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY needs volunteers in the Sunriver Office, La Pine ReStore and on the construction sites in La Pine. Contact: 541-593-5005.

OPPORTUNITY FOUNDATION THRIFT STORE OF BEND needs volunteers to work in the store. Contact: 541-389-0129.

OPPORTUNITY FOUNDATION THRIFT STORE OF REDMOND needs volunteers to work as front-desk cashiers. Contact: 541-548-5288.

REDMOND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY needs volunteers for thrift store and new home project in Terrebonne. Contact: Scott or Warren, 541-548-1406.

REDMOND HABITAT RESTORE needs volunteers for a few hours on a regular basis to sort, price and otherwise make presentable an array of donated items. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Contact: Roy, 541-548-1406.

SISTERS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY needs volunteers at the Thrift Store and also at the Restore. Flexible and fun. Contact: Josie at 541-588-0477.

SISTERS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY has volunteer opportunities for various committees and assisting with home construction. Contact: 541-549-1193.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL — LA PINE needs volunteers to work in the thrift store. Contact: 541-536-1956.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL — PRINEVILLE needs volunteers to work in the food bank and thrift store. Contact: 541-280-7109.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL — REDMOND needs volunteers to work in the thrift store. Contact: 541-923-5264.

Government, City and Community

THE CITIZEN REVIEW BOARD Oregon’s foster care review program, needs volunteers to serve on a local board to review the cases of children and families involved with the foster care system. Boards usually meet one day a month. For information visit courts.oregon.gov/crb. Contact: crb.volunteer.resources@ojd.state.or.us or 800-551-8510, ext. 64535.

CITY OF BEND is seeking volunteers in the following areas: Concierge and Ambassador Programs; Clerical, Technical and Professional Services; Special Events; Environmental Stewardship; Citizen Representation in Government; Emergency Volunteers; Bend Police Volunteers; Bend Fire Department Volunteers. Contact: VolunteerNow@ci.bend.or.us or 541-388-5579.

DESCHUTES CIRCUIT COURT is seeking volunteers to mediate small claims and landlord/tenant cases. Prior basic mediation training required. Ongoing training and support provided. Contact: Colleen Kruse, colleen.r.kruse@ojd.state.or.us or 541-388-5325.

DESCHUTES COUNTY VICTIMS’ ASSISTANCE PROGRAM needs volunteers to help advocate for victims of crime through the court system. Training and ongoing education provided. Contact: Diane Stecher, 541-317-3186 or 541-388-6525.

JEFFERSON COUNTY CRIME VICTIMS’ ASSISTANCE PROGRAM needs volunteers for its crisis on-call service, grant writing and research, and victim notification and assistance. Contact: Tina Farrester, 541-475-4452, ext. 4108.

JEFFERSON COUNTY VOLUNTEER SERVICES: Interested in volunteering in Jefferson County or Warm Springs for community programs? Contact: Therese Helton, 541-475-6131, ext. 208.

LA PINE RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT is seeking volunteers to provide firefighting and first-responder services to the community. Training provided. Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, 541-536-2935.

ORCHARD DISTRICT NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION is seeking volunteers. The group is dedicated to connecting our neighbors to the community. Contact: orcharddistrictneighborhood.com.

SCORE is seeking mentors to help small businesses start, grow and succeed with “been there … done that” experience. Put your knowledge to work! Contact: scorecentraloregon.org or Robert Cone at 541-316-0662.

SUNRIVER AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE needs volunteers to help visitors and tourists from outside the Sunriver area. Contact: 541-593-8149.

VISIT BEND is seeking volunteers to help greet guests in the Bend Visitor Center in downtown Bend. Benefits include free familiarization trips with local tour and recreation companies, dining around Bend and more. Contact: Jason Lusk, 541-382-8048 or jason@visitbend.com.


CENTRAL OREGON LOCAVORE, a nonprofit organization supporting local food and farmers for the health of the community and environment, needs volunteers in the marketplace and to manage educational and outreach programs. Contact: Niki, 541–633–0674 or info@centraloregonlocavore.org.

HIGH DESERT SPECIAL OLYMPICS needs volunteers for local year-round programs to assist with coaching, fundraising events, accounting and administration. Contact: 541-749-6517.

OREGON ADAPTIVE SPORTS needs volunteers to help with for year-round programs ranging from adaptive skiing, golf, kayaking, cycling, and fundraising events. Contact: oregonadaptivesports.org, info@oregonadaptivesports.org or 541-306-4774.

SACRED ART OF LIVING CENTER, which offers spiritual education programs and retreats, has volunteer project opportunities, which include preparing for programs, retreats, office help and research. Contact: 541-383-4179.

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