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Clackamas County Volunteer Connection

Clackamas County Volunteer Connection

Welcome to Clackamas County Volunteer Connection!

Clackamas County Volunteer Connection is a unique program that is run by the Social Services Division of Clackamas County. Since 1986, Clackamas County Volunteer Connection has been a vital link for volunteer engagement in the county. We lead the community in volunteer engagement activities and assist seniors, people with disabilities and residents lacking resources and in need of social services. Staff and volunteers work together to foster opportunities for residents to access services so residents can live healthier, more socially connected lives and continue to live independently.

Our volunteers are critical in delivering and providing supplementary services to Clackamas County residents. We provide two types of service:

  1. Volunteer engagement and referral opportunities and
  2. Services for Clackamas County citizens needing access to services

Program Services:

Family Caregiver Support Program
Money Management Program (MMP)
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA)
Senior Companion Program (SCP)
Transportation Reaching People Program (TRP)
503-650-5796

Clackamas County Volunteer Connection Program Services

Clackamas County Volunteer Connection provides limited volunteer services to residents with disabilities and seniors facing issues which may affect their ability to live independently or need access to necessary care.

There is high demand for services. There may be a waiting period depending on the program and the number of trained volunteers.

Money Management Program (MMP)

Shari Bandes, Coordinator: 503-655-8574 

MMP assists low-income seniors and people with disabilities who have difficulty budgeting, paying bills, and keeping track of their finances. These services are critical to providing independence for people who cannot manage their finances.

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA)

Jodine Sampson, Coordinator: 503-655-8427

Residents over the age of 65 and people with disabilities between the ages of 18-64 are eligible for the SHIBA program. SHIBA serves as a trusted resource for health care benefits assistance to individuals in need of Medicare guidance.

The goals of SHIBA:

The program supports individuals by phone, in person, online and through a variety of public events, presentations and application clinics.

Senior Companion Program (SCP)

Cari Vandecoevering, Coordinator: 503-655-8875

Senior Companions offer a little extra help and support to homebound seniors and adults with disabilities. There is no charge for services. Our program is here to help individuals live independently in familiar surroundings for as long as is safely possible. 

Clients need to qualify in the following ways:

Individuals meeting these criteria should call the coordinator to see if openings are available. Interested parties should ask for a “Request for Volunteer Assistance” form and return it to our program office. Qualifying individuals work together with a volunteer to develop a care plan and visiting schedule.

Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)
Jen Jungenberg, Coordinator: 503-650-5724

FCSP assists unpaid family caregivers in their efforts to meet the challenges of their caregiving role. Services include information and referral, case management, limited assistance with respite care, referrals to counseling, and delivery of evidence-based programming to support caregivers and people with chronic conditions.

Transportation Reaching People Program (TRP)
Kathy Henderson, Coordinator: 503-655-8208

TRP staff and volunteer drivers provide rides for seniors and people with disabilities to local medical appointments and essential errands. TRP serves as a lifeline for isolated seniors and adults with disabilities that are unable to find other transportation. This program helps participants to remain living independently. Residents are advised to call at least 3 weeks in advance due to high demand and the need for this service.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Wendy Hays, Coordinator: 503-650-5796

RSVP connects individuals’ age 55 plus looking to volunteer and contribute their experience and compassion. Our volunteers directly enhance the quality of life for many in our community. RSVP volunteers provide critical services which help citizens:

We are proud to partner with nearly 40 Clackamas County food banks and pantries to help alleviate long-term hunger. Call 503-650-5796.

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Social Services
2051 Kaen Road
Oregon City, OR 97045
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503-655-8640
fax: 503-650-5722

Monday through Thursday
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.