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Viva Village Volunteering

"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

A Village is a place to offer your unique talents, wisdom, and experience.

Volunteerism is a cornerstone of our Village, drawing upon the capacity of people in our community to support one another. 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.

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Staying active—physically, mentally, and socially
  • Connecting with others and being part of community
  • Putting your talents, skills, and capacities to good use
  • Paying it forward—knowing that someday each of us may need support too!
For more information about volunteering for Viva Village, please contact Kathy Brown at:

All volunteers are required to complete an application, meet with Viva Village representatives, and pass background and reference checks. Volunteers also receive training.
Transportation is one of the most requested services. Volunteers who wish to provide rides for Viva Village members have additional training. 
Viva Village and Villages NW have developed a comprehensive training program for our volunteer drivers. An additional application is required.

Join us today!

If you are interested in providing transportation for Viva Village members, also download and complete this form:

Download and mail completed forms to:

Viva Village
4905 SW Griffith Drive, Suite 104
Beaverton, OR 97005 

Viva Village Volunteer Handbook

                                          Current Viva Village volunteers:
                                    Enter your monthly volunteer hours here

                                                        Volunteer Hours

Many Ways to Volunteer

Helping Members

In-Home Assistance:
  • Make simple repairs
  • Change light bulbs and hang pictures
  • Organize files and paperwork
  • Provide occasional light yard work
  • Clean out closets
Transportation for:
  • Medical appointments
  • Grocery shopping and errands with the member
  • Social events
  • Visits to a friend
  • Airport
Personal Support such as:
  • Make a phone call
  • Visit to chat, play games, or walk together
  • Be a medical visit companion
  • Run errands for the member
Technology Support in the home:
  • Assist with computers
  • Help with tablets and phones
  • Assist with TV systems and digital cameras
  • Set clocks and thermostats

Behind-the-scenes Village Support

Village Action Teams 

  • Membership
  • Volunteer
  • Events and program development
  • Technology and website
  • Outreach and publicity
  • Resource development

Village Office Staff

  • Greet visitors to the office
  • Answer phones
  • Coordinate member requests
  • Enter data
  • Help with office tasks