Volunteer with Seniors

A Home Away from Home

Neighborhood House’s Senior Center is a home away from home for area seniors, whether they’re looking for exercise classes, food assistance, health-related support, or just someone to talk to. Volunteers help by assisting staff, interacting with seniors, providing transportation, and pitching in to support special events throughout the year, such as the Senior Center Holiday Craft Bazaar.

If you're interested in helping local seniors, contact mczornij@nhpdx.org or 503-246-1663, x2117. Please note that DHS background check and fingerprinting are required, as well as a driving check if you will be transporting seniors.


Aging Services is actively recruiting for driving positions!

We need drivers who are willing to use their own vehicle to transport seniors and disabled persons to medical and personal appointments. Our pivotal volunteers escort Neighborhood House seniors on recreational trips and errands, and may assist them with shopping. Transportation aides drive seniors to and from medical and dental appointments, providing vital service to seniors who are not otherwise able to get to their appointments.


Program Support

Volunteers work with staff to provide support for Senior Center events and activities. The volunteer receptionist answers the telephone, welcomes the public, answers questions, and assists seniors in registering for trips and classes. Receptionists are needed on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 9:00am until noon.


Language Translation Services  

Call Marc to learn more: 503-246-1663, x2117


-Mandarin
-Farsi
-Russian