New Volunteer Opportunities: Aging Services & Community Health

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Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking interested residents to serve on county Advisory Boards and Commissions (ABCs). These ABCs offer residents the opportunity to become very involved in specific activities and the goals of Clackamas County. 

Individuals interested in this opportunity can apply online or via a paper form that can be obtained from the Public & Government Affairs Department by calling 503-655-8751 or in person at the Public Services Building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.    

New ABC openings from the past week include:

Aging Services Advisory Council

This council has three openings each of which carries a three-year term. The ASAC is committed to ensuring that council membership reflects the diversity of Clackamas County residents.  The council actively seeks members from all regions of the county, all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations and cultures. The lived experience of council members is valued, including but not limited to experience living with a low income, being housing insecure, transit dependent, socially isolated, living with a disability, and being a caregiver. Members are encouraged to bring their lived experience to the council discussions while considering the best way forward for all Clackamas County seniors.

The council advises county agencies on matters that impact seniors and disabled persons. Council members participate in the evaluation of various aging related programs in the county, including senior centers, caregiving services, health issues, and volunteering opportunities. It meets the third Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., except July and August.

The application deadline is Oct. 22. For more information please contact Amy Kelsey at akelsey@clackamas.us, or 503-650-5643.

Clackamas Community Health Council

The council currently has openings for 10 additional members. The council oversees operations, budgets, and quality measures at the Health Centers clinics throughout the county. Per federal requirements, the Council must be composed of a majority of patient members, therefore current patients (or their guardians) will be given priority to join the Council to maintain compliance. The Council conducts business through public meetings that are held from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm on the third Wednesday of each month in the County’s Development Services Building in Oregon City.
Note: Due to COVID-19, meetings are held in a virtual format until further notice.

Council members are not required to have expertise in healthcare, but should be interested in improving the quality of care and patient experience in the Health Centers. Council members should be comfortable working with a diverse group of people and willing to reach consensus on various topics and make recommendations to Health Centers Leadership and the Board of County Commissioners. Individuals who represent all geographic areas and demographics are highly valued by the Council.

Application deadline is Oct. 31. For more information, contact Samantha Hatfield at shatfield@clackamas.us.

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Department Staff
Katie Wilson
Public & Government Affairs
503-655-8552