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"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

Volunteerism is a cornerstone of the Village model, drawing upon the 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 being 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 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 do 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!

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 

Ways to Volunteer (examples)

Helping Members

In-Home Assistance:
  • Making simple repairs
  • Changing light bulbs and hanging pictures
  • Organizing files and paperwork
  • Providing occasional light yard work
  • Cleaning out closets
Transportation for:
  • Medical appointments
  • Grocery shopping and errands with the member
  • Social events
  • Visiting a friend
  • Airport
Personal Support such as:
  • Make a phone call
  • Visit to chat, play games, or walk together
  • Health Care buddy
  • Running 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