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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Volunteers Needed for Douglas County Senior Services

2021 DC Fair Seniors Volunteer Poster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 7, 2021

             

***VOLUNTEERS NEEDED***

Douglas County Senior Services

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  The Douglas County Board of Commissioners are issuing an urgent call for volunteers to help our Douglas County Senior Services Department in preparing, dispersing and delivering meals to our most vulnerable and cherished population here in Douglas County, our seniors.   Our Douglas County Senior Services Department is desperately in need of volunteers for their senior Meals on Wheels, and senior dining site drive-thru meal pick-up programs.  

 

There has never been a more critical time to get involved, as more than 9 million seniors in America face the threat of hunger, and millions more live alone in isolation.  Locally, we have seen a significant rise in our local need for senior meals since the pandemic began over 17 months ago.  Whether you have only a few hours one day a week or can volunteer every day, your assistance is so very much needed!  Volunteers are needed to fill positions as: Greeters, Servers, Drivers, Kitchen Helpers, Dishwashers, Back-up Drivers, Cleaning Crew and Steam Table Helpers.  See the details below.  

 

            Volunteer to Deliver Meals

            Day(s):             Tuesdays & Thursdays - Volunteer One or Both Days

            Time:               2 hours per day - Typically from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, but varies by location

            Duties:             Deliver meals to homebound seniors

            Additional:       Mileage Reimbursement Offered

                                    Receive a free lunch every day you volunteer

                                    Drop off a warm meal and get more than you expect.

 

            Volunteer at our Dining Sites:

            Day(s):           Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays - Volunteer one or all days

            Time:               2-3 hours per day - Typically from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, but varies by location

            Duties:             Help set up, serve, clean up or do dishes for lunch

            Additional:       Receive a free lunch every day you volunteer

                                    

Everyone has something to give!  Volunteers are needed at all seven of our senior dining sites located in Glendale, Riddle, Winston, Glide, Sutherlin, Yoncalla and Reedsport.  For more information on what positions are needed at each location or to sign up and volunteer contact Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677.

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