Volunteer

Hollywood Senior Center couldn’t operate without the help of wonderful volunteers who donate their time and talent to serve our community. Whatever your age, interests, or skills, you can find a rewarding volunteer or an internship opportunity with us.

Please note that the majority of our volunteer opportunities are remote at this time.

For more information on volunteer or internship opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Program Manager at julieann.barowski@hollywoodseniorcenter.org or call 503-288-8303 ext. 109.

Want to Volunteer?

To apply to any of the current volunteer opportunities, click the button to submit an online application. Please note that all applicants will be interviewed and most volunteer positions require a criminal convictions background screening.

Current HSC Volunteers:

Log into the Volgistics Online Portal

Special Volunteer Opportunities

Holiday Greetings for Seniors

Volunteer from home to create holiday greetings for seniors! Bring cheer and comfort to seniors in our community through holiday letters, cards, or drawings. These holiday greetings will be delivered to seniors for Thanksgiving and the winter holiday season. Gestures like a handwritten note show compassion and kindness and remind seniors that they are not alone during this time of extreme social distancing. Write a short letter to say Happy Holidays or get creative and make a piece of art or write a poem – it’s up to you! Please note that because cards will be distributed to diverse individuals from varied backgrounds we do ask that holiday greetings are non-denominational.

How to Get Involved: All ages are welcome to participate, and no volunteer application is required. Holiday greetings can be mailed to Hollywood Senior Center or dropped off (weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 1820 NE 40th Ave, Portland, OR 97212.

      • Please send/deliver Thanksgiving greetings by Friday, November 20
      • Please send/deliver Holiday Season greetings by Friday, December 18 

If you are a student and need documentation of your volunteer service, please email the Volunteer Program Manager with forms/details at julieann.barowski@hollywoodseniorcenter.org. We generally credit 15 minutes per card or letter.

Volunteer Opportunities

Commitment: 2 hours per week on a weekly or every other week schedule

Help support social connection for seniors in our community. We are currently looking for tech-savvy individuals to provide support to seniors looking to use technology to stay connected and participate in online programming. We are looking for volunteers to provide 1:1 support and assist participants over the phone. Currently Remote.

Commitment: 1-4 hours per week on a weekly or every other week schedule

Help ensure a great experience for our online class participants by acting as the Zoom host to admit participants, monitor the chat, and provide support as needed while the instructor or facilitator leads the class. Currently Remote.

Commitment: weekly or episodic

Support life-long learning and reduce social isolation. Volunteers to lead a variety of programs and classes that address the social, physical, intellectual, and emotional needs of the senior community. Programming is currently offered via Zoom through our HSC at Home Virtual Programming. Ability to use Zoom required. Currently Remote.

Commitment: 1-2 hours a week or as needed/on-call

Socialization, peace of mind, and a friendly voice are all part of the experience for those participating in our Telephone Pal program. Volunteers provide friendly check-in calls to older adults in the community and follow-up with appropriate staff regarding specific needs. Currently Remote.

Commitment: 1-2 hours a week or as needed/on-call

Help address food insecurity in our community. Volunteers to make weekly food and supply deliveries to seniors in the community. Deliveries are picked up at the Hollywood Senior Center.

Commitment: flexible

Hollywood Senior Center needs help preparing the building to reopen to the public. We are looking for yard work in the front and back of the building and organizing within the building.

Commitment: flexible

Assist with administrative tasks at the Hollywood Senior Center including data entry, copying, mailing, scheduling, and phone calls.

Internship Opportunities

Commitment: starting as soon as possible through December 31; up to 10 hours per week on a flexible schedule

The Social Media and Marketing Intern will help Hollywood Senior Center run a successful Season of Sharing fundraising campaign with a focus on developing and coordinating social media efforts. View the full position description here.

Board of Directors Opportunities

Commitment: 2-3 hours a month for a two-year term

The Hollywood Senior Center is seeking new members to join the Board of Directors. It is seeking members who can bring financial acumen, organizational skills, creative thinking, and an understanding of the Center’s role in the community. In addition, professional non-profit and financial management experience is a plus.

For more information, please contact our Volunteer Program Manager at julieann.barowski@hollywoodseniorcenter.org or call 503-288-8303 ext. 109.