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Volunteer Connection

The Volunteer Connection (VC) improves the quality and delivery of social services in our community through volunteer opportunities, advocacy, education, empowerment and partnerships with public, private, faith-based and non-profit agencies. The Volunteer Connection strives to strengthen the community by increasing and fostering opportunities for individuals and families to be self-reliant and live healthier, safer, and more socially connected lives.

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Local volunteers play an important role in providing social services to Clackamas County residents.  Since 1986, the Volunteer Connection has been a vital link between volunteer placement and volunteer engagement in Clackamas County. On an annual basis, Volunteer Connection connects hundreds of individuals to volunteer service by working in partnership with over 200 community organizations. Volunteer opportunities are available at local Senior Centers, Food Pantries, youth and family oriented programs, homelessness reduction programs, and many other critical community support programs.

Local Volunteers enjoy multiple benefits and opportunities at Volunteer Connection. Learn about their work and Volunteer Connection resources by watching the Volunteer Connection Orientation video.

People volunteer for a variety of reasons; skill development, to get involved, to give back, to expand horizons, to meet new people, and to make a difference. The Volunteer Connection can help you find the right place to volunteer, whatever your interest. Download our volunteer application if you would like to join us in helping our community.

To learn about the latest happenings at Volunteer Connection, see our recent newsletter.

Call us today at 503-650-5796 or visit our online volunteer matching database to find your next volunteer opportunity.

Miles 4 Mileage 5K Walk/Run to raise funds for volunteer programs in Clackamas County

Lace up those running and walking shoes! Join Social Services of Clackamas County (SSCC) for the 4th annual Miles 4 Mileage 5K Run/Walk, which will take place Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City.

The charity event raises money to support the work of local volunteers transporting clients to essential, life-sustaining appointments through the Transportation Reaching People (TRP) and RSVP programs. In Clackamas County, the TRP program serves as a lifeline for many seniors and people with disabilities that have no transportation access, relying on over 100 volunteer drivers who serve more than 20,700 hours each year. Volunteers drive over 250,000 miles each year in their own vehicles to take Clackamas County residents to critical medical appointments, essential and life sustaining services and to social programs.

Date:Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time:8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., onsite registration and pre-registration starts at 8:30 a.m.
Location:Clackamas Community College
Randall Hall
19600 Molalla Ave.
Oregon City, OR 97045 - map
Registration:Call 503-650-5796 or email volunteer@clackamas.us.
Register online at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/miles-4-mileage-m4m-tickets-11931524511?aff=rss.
Registration fee:$20 + $3 admin fee if registered by 09/23/14.
Onsite registration fee $30. Team and other discounts are available. Please make checks payable to SSCC/M4M.

SSCC supports volunteers who, without assistance paying for transportation, would find it difficult to continue their activities. SSCC is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-run organization with a mission to help people in need and to support the work of local volunteers.

If you would like to make a donation, please visit https://sites.google.com/a/ssofcc.mygbiz.com/ssofcc/donate.

Miles 4 Mileage is sponsored by Clackamas Community College, Clackamas County, OnPoint, Community Credit Union, Social Services of Clackamas County, and Volunteer Connection. All funds raised go toward volunteer mileage reimbursement, outreach, recognition, services, and to support the work of SSCC. The SSCC Tax Identification Number is 94-3032590.

Programs provided by Volunteer Connection

Family Caregiver Support Program

The Family Caregiver Support Program helps non-paid family caregivers get relief from the demands of caregiving by providing emotional support, stipends, educational classes, information and access to other programs and services. Call 503-650-5724 for more information.

Senior Companion Program

Volunteers provide companionship and assistance to seniors and adults with disabilities, supporting independence through shared activities, transportation, and friendship. Call 503-655-8875 for more information.

Transportation Assistance Programs

Volunteers provide rides to people with disabilities and older adults to medical appointments and essential errands. Call 503-655-8208 for more information.

Travel Training
Volunteers and staff train low income residents, and individuals with disabilities, on how to safely use  public transportation. Call 503-655-8604 for more information. 

Money Management Program

Trained volunteers assist older adults and individuals with disabilities who need help with budgeting, balancing checkbooks, and bill paying. Training is provided. Clients must be referred by a case manager. Call 503-655-8873 for more information.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

RSVP develops, facilitates and supports meaningful volunteer service opportunities that make an impact on community needs. RSVP volunteers, who are 55 years of age and better, contribute their experience, compassion, skills and talents to community organizations to enhance the quality of life in our community. RSVP focus areas include: Healthy Futures, Education and school readiness for children, Economic Opportunity and Veterans & Military families. Call 503-650-5796 for more information.

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA)

SHIBA staff and volunteers provide information on Medicare enrollment and billing, supplemental health insurance, prescription discount cards and resources for reduced-cost medications. Call 503-655-8269 for more information.

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2051 Kaen Road
Oregon City, OR 97045
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(503) 655-8640
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