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The Village Movement
About Viva Village
"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
Ross Miller, a Viva Village 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 of being a volunteer 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!
For more information on how you can become a Viva Village volunteer, please contact
Kathy Brown at:
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.
Transportation is one of the most requested services. Volunteers who wish to provide rides for Viva Village members receive additional training.
Viva Village and Villages NW have partnered with Portland-area Ride Connection to provide comprehensive instruction for our volunteer drivers. An additional application is required.
Join us today!
Viva Village Volunteer Application
If you are interested in providing transportation for Viva Village members, also download and complete this form:
Ride Connection Driver Application
Download and mail completed forms to:
4905 SW Griffith Drive, Suite 104
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
Grocery shopping and errands
Visiting a friend
Personal Support such as:
Make a phone call
Visit to chat
Check on the member’s well-being
Technology Support in the home:
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
Coordinate member requests
Help with office tasks
Village Action Teams
Events and program development