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Ongoing Opportunities to Serve

Citizens for Safe Schools

Ongoing Projects

Mentoring for youth ages 4th- 8th grade. Mentors sign up for one hour per week out in the community (Matched one to one with a student).

Contact Name: Kelley Minty Morris
Phone Number: 541-882-3198
Email: kmorris@citizensforsafeschools.org
Best way to contact: Phone
Website: www.citizensforsafeschools.org

Mission of Agency: Citizens for Safe Schools believes Character Counts and Mentoring Matters. We also believe the brain is wired for relationship, and all healing occurs in the context of relationship. Mentoring is our chosen strategy for helping kids do better in school and reducing their risk of committing crimes or abusing drugs.

Population Served: Children

Volunteer Requirements: Application, Orientation, Background Check, Reference Check—must complete training course.

Department of Human Services

Ongoing Projects

Clothing closet, transports, tutoring, office work, season outreach, assist agency in meeting program goals by providing various services.

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Contact Name: Jill Sipes
Phone Number: 541-850-3618
Email: jill.sipes@state.or.us
Best way to contact: Email
Website: www.oregon.gov/DHS

Mission of Agency: Helping Oregonians be independent, healthy and safe!

Population Served: Children, Elderly, Homeless, Low income, Veterans

Volunteer Requirements: Background check, application and references

Klamath Animal Shelter

Ongoing Projects

Offering their services at the shelter to help in the care of the pets waiting for their forever homes and also helping out at Adoption events help at Petco, Big R, and other places.

Contact Name: Linda Reifel
Phone Number: 541-884-7387
Email: Pre9157826@aol.com
Best way to contact: Email
Facebook Page: Klamath Animal Shelter

Mission of Agency: The Klamath Animal takes in all animals in need including, dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, birds, horses, goats, etc. Every effort is made to find new homes for animals in need. We maintain a high standard of care for animals in our care. We are in need of volunteers to help keep cat rooms clean, walk dogs, train dogs, clean dog rooms, and customer service to help pets get adopted.

Population Served: Animals, Children, Elderly

Volunteer Requirements: Background check, minimum of 18 years of age, love of animals!

Klamath County Fire District #4

Ongoing Projects

Members are expected to respond to a percentage of all calls each month. (A "call" is when someone dials 911 and requests assistance, then a fire engine or ambulance is sent to their location) Members would be trained to go on 911 calls and help community members with their emergency. Check our website or join us at our weekly Tuesday night training at 6:30pm. Training are open to the public.

Contact Name: Carl Agrifoglio
Phone Number: 541-884-1670
Email: contactus@firedistrict4.com
Best way to contact:Email
Website: www.firedistrict4.com

Mission of Agency: This volunteer association’s mission shall be to save lives and property from damage and destruction by fire, providing medical care, and to promote fire prevention.

Population Served: Children, Elderly, Homeless, Infirm/Hospitalized, Low income, Outdoors, Veterans, Other (Anyone that calls 911!)

Volunteer Requirements: Must be 18 or older, pass criminal background check, pass drug screening, fill out application and be voted into the association.

Klamath Falls City Parks

Ongoing Projects

Grant writing, develop marketing plan (Ella Redkey Pool), trail maintenance, noxious weed removal, produce/update maps/brochures, brochure design, landscape maintenance (weeds, rake, trim roses, etc.)

Contact Name: Ken Hay or John Bellon
Phone Number: 541-883-5351
Email: cityparks@ci.klamath-falls.or.us
Best way to contact:Email
Website: http://ci.klamath-falls.or.us

Mission of Agency: Provide Parks and Recreation opportunities in the Klamath Falls Urban Growth area.

Population Served: Animals, Children, Elderly, Low income, Outdoors, Veterans, Families

Volunteer Requirements: Volunteer form w/ emergency contact information

Klamath Family Head Start

Ongoing Projects

Classroom volunteers, working with children is primarily the type of volunteers we are looking for.

Contact Name: Melinda Gomez
Phone Number: 541-882-5988
Email: megomez@kfhs4kids.org
Best way to contact:Email
Website: www.kfhs4kids.org

Mission of Agency: To provide services to all enrolled families that will assist in making their lives better.

Population Served: Children

Volunteer Requirements: Background check through childcare division-cost is $3

OSU Extension Service Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center

Ongoing Projects

Assist in planning and organizing nutrition education classes and demonstrations. Assemble supplies for sessions Promote nutrition and physical activity in schools and community Co-facilitate sessions to fidelity Cooperate with and assist local OSU Extension Staff Keep appropriate records.

Contact Name(s): Patty Case
Phone Number: 541-883-7131
Email Address: patty.case@oregonstate.edu
Address: 6923 Washburn Way Klamath Falls, OR 97603
Best way to contact: Email
Website: oregonstate.edu/dept/kbrec

Mission of Agency: To provide OSU Extension Service educational programs on healthy eating and physical activity to limited resource families and general public utilizing research-based information, curriculum, and tools.

Population Served: Children, Elderly, Low Income Populations

Volunteer Requirements: Complete background check, maintain up-to-date Food handlers Card, effectively communicate with agency partners and class participants by telephone, personal contact, group contact, and/or writing, basic knowledge and skill about healthy eating, enjoy working with people, demonstrate a commitment to diversity and to ensuring equal opportunity for those wishing to benefit from OSU Extension Programs and services.

 

Relay For Life of Klamath County

Ongoing Projects

We have opportunities open on our Planning Committee (we would love to have a youth involvement chair) and other positions, as well. We have various events throughout the year where we can use volunteers to help with sign up. We have team captain and participant positions open as well. If cancer has ever touched your life in any way and you are interested in helping in the FIGHT TO FIND A CURE, we will find a position that you are interested in!

Contact Name: Becky Collins
Phone Number: 541-281-4050
Email: klamathrelay@gmail.com
Best way to contact:Email
Facebook Page: Relay For Life of Klamath County

Mission of Agency: What Is Relay For Life? Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement. Celebrate during a Relay event, participants and survivors celebrate what they've overcome. Remember We remember people lost to the disease, and honor people who have fought or are fighting cancer. Fight Back the event inspires Relay participants to take action against a disease that has taken too much.

Population Served: Children, Elderly, Homeless, Low income, Veterans

Volunteer Requirements: None!

Shasta View Retirement Community

Ongoing Projects

Helping with games, reading to someone, preparing for projects, help in day trips, decorating the community, helping at special events, making hats for the needy, exercise classes, leading meditation, bean bag toss, Bunko, daily news chronicle, research on computer, bingo, party setup and planning, baking, school children hour, computer tutoring, ring toss game, movie night, qi gong, blanket club, hat club, red hat luncheon, shopping, restaurant hoppers, Wii hour, lots of different things for you all to do!

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Contact Name: Maryann Keiffer
Phone Number: 541-850-0266 
Email: shastaviewhouse-mpc@alcco.com
Best way to contact: Email
Website: www.enlivant.com

Mission of Agency: To enhance our residents' quality of life by creating a home-like setting that fosters independence, dignity and choice. We continually strive to improve and are committed to our vision: to be the assisted living provider of choice in the communities we serve by delivering quality care and services in a warm, friendly and engaging home-like setting.

Population Served: Elderly 

Volunteer Requirements: Interest sheet, application, patience and love of the elderly!

SMART Reading Program

Ongoing Projects

Once weekly reading/mentoring sessions throughout the school year (as early as mid- October and through mid- May). Assistance with periodic fundraising events (Snowflake Festival in December, Volunteer Appreciation event in April…)

Contact Name(s): Alisa Gailey/ Holly Stork
Phone Number: 541-273-2424 
Best way to contact: Phone
Website: www.getSMARToregon.org

Mission of Agency: SMART engages community volunteers to read one-on-one with PreK through third-grade children who need reading support. Participating children also receive new books each month to keep and read with their families. Our vision is an Oregon where every child can read and is empowered to succeed.

Population Served: Children

Volunteer Requirements: Background check, have patience and enjoy reading and being around youth.

YMCA

Ongoing Projects

Contact Christi to volunteer at YMCA events for children and family. Contact Marty or Steve for outdoor clean up, brush removal/hauling, some mowing, raking, working a compost pile, yard work on a large scale. volunteers should be prepared to spend hours in the sun, dealing with tree trimmings, weed pulling, brush removal, etc.

Contact Name(s): Christi Hart
Phone Number: 541-884-4149 extension 106
Contact Name(s): Marty Kennelly/ Steve Meng
Phone Number: 541-891-2647 
Address: 1221 S. Alameda Ave., Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Best way to contact: Phone
Website: www.kfallsymca.org

Mission of Agency: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy mind, body, and spirit and promote youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Population Served: Children, Elderly, Low Income Families, Veterans, and Outdoors/ Nature/ Beautification Projects

Volunteer Requirements: Positive Attitude, Experience with Children, Good health, Don't be afraid to get dirty.