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Ongoing Opportunities to Serve

Ongoing Projects:

Citizens for Safe Schools

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

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


Citizen Review Board

The Citizen Review Board (CRB) in Klamath is in need of volunteer board members. Board members participate in reviews of children in foster care one weekday per month, as well as reviewing case materials prior to reviews. We typically prefer volunteers to commit to at least two years of service if possible.

Contact Name(s): Tina Qualls
Phone Number: (541) 776-7171 xtn. 199
Email Address: tina.qualls@ojd.state.or.us
Address: 1163 State Street, Salem Or 97301
Best way to contact: Email
Website: http://courts.oregon.gov/

Mission of Agency: We provide a citizen voice on the safety, stability, and supervision of children in foster care through impartial case review and advocacy.
Our Vision:Citizens will shape public policy and actively promote conditions to ensure that every child lives in a safe, secure, healthy, and permanent home, preserving families whenever possible.
   The Citizen Review Board (CRB) in Klamath is in need of volunteer board members. Board members participate in reviews of children in foster care one weekday per month, as well as reviewing case materials prior to reviews. The CRB creates a system of checks and balances in which the community has both input and impact on how the Department of Human Services serves the children and families of Oregon. If you would like to volunteer please visit our website for more information and to complete an application at the website listed above. Thank you!

Population Served: Children, DHS Child Welfare

Volunteer Requirements: Background check, age requirement, application, etc.
   Background Check, Reference Check, Application, 16 hours of training, and CRB observation


Junior Achievement of Klamath County

Teaching in-classroom Junior Achievement programs on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy to students in grades K-12. This requires a 4-7 session volunteer commitment by one or two people per program.
Leading small groups of students through the real-life simulation of JA Finance Park. This is a 6-7 hour, one day volunteer opportunity.
Set up and tear down of JA Finance Park. This is a 3-4 hour, one day volunteer opportunity.

Contact Name(s): Anne Hiller Clark
Phone Number: (541) 884-1190
Email Address: ahillerclark@ja-pdx.org
Address: 205 Riverside Dr., Suite F, Klamath Falls, OR 07601
Best way to contact: Email
Website: jaorswwa.org / www.facebook.com/JAORSWWA

Mission of Agency: To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy.

Population Served: Children

Volunteer Requirements: Application and brief training


Klamath Animal Shelter

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

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

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

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


Mazama High School ASPIRE Program

Adult volunteers meet with assigned students to assist them with a variety of activities such as academic preparation, scholarship search and application, career exploration, college choice and college application. Our coordinator will provide training to volunteers. We are also looking for volunteers to help students during our College Application week in November.

Contact Name(s): Jenny Goslin
Phone Number: (541) 851-8834
Email Address: goslinj@kcsd.k12.or.us
Address: 3009 Summers Lane, Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Best way to contact: Email
Website: www.kcsd.k12.or.us/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=56

Mission of Agency: The ASPIRE program provides one-on-one advising to help students continue their educations beyond high school.

Population Served: Children

Volunteer Requirements: Background check, a desire to work with teenage students, sensitivity to challenges faced by teenage students, ability to maintain patient, non-judgmental attitude


Oregon Tech Library

Organization collections including historical photographs of campus, digitizing yearbooks, making displays, and other interesting projects related to the history of Oregon Tech.

Contact Name(s): Alla Powers
Phone Number: (541) 884-1784
Email Address: alla.powers@oit.edu
Address: 3201 Campus Drive, LRC
Best way to contact: Email
Website: www.oit.edu/libraries/about/collections/archives

Mission of Agency: Preservation of campus history

Population Served: Students, faculty, staff

Volunteer Requirements: Application


OSU Extension Service Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center

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.


PublicHealth.org

“Volunteerism begins at the local level, and most of the good work done by those wanting to help others is coordinated by local organizations or local offices of national organizations. If you have a particular field in mind, it’s easy to find the contact information for local coordinators online.” Please visit the website to see a list of these opportunities.

Phone Number: (281) 846-3085 Email Address: contact@publichealth.org
Address:
PublicHealth.org is based in Houston, TX and connects volunteers to organizations all around the world.
Best way to contact:
See our website for short and long term local, national, and international volunteering opportunities.
Website:
www.publichealth.org/volunteering 


Mission of Agency:
PublicHealth.org is dedicated to connecting patients, students and professionals to the latest and most useful healthcare information and resources available. Our team works hard to offer you:
• A comprehensive look into the expanding field of public health
• The latest in health policy updates and recommendations
• Information on launching a career in public health

Population Served: Animals, Children, Elderly, Homeless, Infirm/Hospitalized, Low income, outdoors/Nature/Beautification, Veterans, Other - please describe- use our resources to find the area(s) that interests you!

Volunteer Requirements: Varies by organization

“Your time is your most valuable asset, so it is important that your volunteer position is a good fit. As you investigate opportunities, do not limit yourself to a single organization or a specific type of work. Although an opportunity may look great on paper, the reality can be quite different. Keep a few things in mind when looking for the right community service program:

  • Know what is expected.
  • Understand the time commitment.
  • Visit different organizations.
  • Introduce yourself to the staff and fellow volunteers.
  • Ask questions to ensure the experience fits your goals, skills, and available time.
  • Make sure you can enjoy yourself”

Relay For Life of Klamath County

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!


Ross Ragland Theater

Join our volunteer team and assist at performances, special events, backstage, ticket booth, and office work

Contact Name(s): Bonnie Sims
Phone Number: (541) 884-0651
Email Address: volunteers@rrtheater.org
Address: 218 N. 7th Street Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Best way to contact: Email
Website: www.rrtheater.org

Mission of Agency: Provide high-quality performing arts and educational experiences that enhance community in the Klamath Basin.

Population Served: Children, Arts & Culture

Volunteer Requirements: Background check, must be at least 18 years old, application process


Shasta View Retirement Community

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

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 Pre-K 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

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.