To build and sustain an intergenerational organization that provides older Beaverton-area residents with trained volunteers and affordable paid services to help them age in place and thrive as members of a safe, caring community.
A community in which older adults remain safely and confidently in their own homes as they age.
Inclusion, volunteerism, communication, privacy, collaboration, transparency, lasting community.
The decision-making and coordinating body for Viva Village is its Viva Village Governing Council, whose members are elected by the Village. When significant decisions are made by the Governing Council, they are shared with the Viva Village community for commentary and feedback. The Governing Council then pulls together the skills and expertise of volunteers who make
up the various Action Teams to accomplish the hard work of creating and maintaining the Village. A Governing Council representative serves on each Action Team, providing ongoing direction and two-way communication and support.
Viva Village is a member of the Portland area Villages NW Hub and Spoke Nonprofit Network. Villages NW provides administrative, development, human resource, and financial services to local Villages, as well as nonprofit status. Member Villages collaborate to address issues of common concerns. For more information on Villages NW, see villagesnw.org.
Volunteers are the heart of the Viva Village community. Over 70 inter-generational volunteers have given their time, experience and expertise in many areas to develop Viva Village. With the launch, there continues to be a broad range of opportunities for both member- and community volunteers. Only with these volunteers will the Village be successful! More information is available on the Volunteering page.