Clackamas County: Donate time to help others in community
The Clackamas County Volunteer Connection will present volunteer opportunities with a "stop-and-shop style" volunteer fair from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in Room 369 of the county's Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City.
Join the county's volunteer coordinator Wendy Hays for coffee and refreshments while learning ways to get involved. There will be a preview of each program and current volunteer needs.
Some of the volunteer opportunities include:
? Senior Health Insurance Benefits Program and Senior Medicare Patrol
Help people with Medicare questions make informed decisions about their health care. Assist in other areas such as fraud.
? Money management support coach
Help seniors and people with disabilities manage their finances and protect them against financial abuse and fraud.
? Transportation driver
Help seniors and people with disabilities by driving them to nonemergency medical appointments, shopping and more. Volunteer mileage reimbursement provided.
? Retired Senior Volunteer Program
Volunteers give their time to make communities safe, vibrant and compassionate. Agencies represented (in addition to the above programs) include OFB Clackamas County Food Pantries and Food Basket programs, Father's Heart Street Ministries, Gleaners of Clackamas County, and other food bank agencies. Other agency referrals can be made as well.
? Senior Companion Program
Seniors over 55 can help other seniors at risk of isolation, help seniors remain independent, and provide much-needed support and companionship. Make the difference in the life of someone in need of a friend and socialization.
To register, go to bit.ly/2FjknlJ or call 503-650-5796. Those unable to attend can call and set up a one-on-one time to meet with Hays.