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

Volunteer Opportunities

Provide one-on-one support over the phone to seniors looking to use technology to stay connected and participate in online programming and classes at Hollywood Senior Center. 

DUTIES & ACTIVITIES: 

    • Provide technical support to individuals over the phone to help them with tech issues
    • Assist individuals in navigating the HSC online calendar and registering for classes
    • Provide tutorial and assistance for successful use of Zoom
    • Answer or return calls directly to or from participants
    • Troubleshoot issues with participants and walk them through solutions

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS: 

    • Excitement for supporting the mission and work of Hollywood Senior Center
    • Tech Savvy and highly skilled at using Zoom
    • Make connections with local seniors
    • Gain experience in technical support
    • Excellent customer service skills and ability to clearly communicate information over the phone
    • Must be at least 16 years of age

BENEFITS: 

    • Enjoy the rewarding experience of helping seniors stay connected with their community.
    • Provide important volunteer service from the comfort of your own home.
    • Become a member of the Hollywood Senior Center team and help achieve our mission of enriching the lives of seniors in our community.

Commitment: As needed/on call

Location:  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: Approximately 4 hours per week on a flexible schedule

The Social Media Volunteer helps create content and dynamic posts for Hollywood Senior Center’s Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms.

DUTIES & ACTIVITIES:

    • With coordination from the Center and Activity Manager and Volunteer Program Manager create content and posting for HSC social media accounts.
    • Follow and update a weekly posting plan to advertise HSC programming and happenings.
    • Cultivate ideas in order to increase Hollywood Senior Center’s social media presence.
    • Engage with Hollywood Senior Center’s online community
    • Attend weekly meetings (in person or via Zoom) with staff and as needed
    • Evaluate and adapt HSC’s social media strategy as needed

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

    • Excitement for supporting the mission and work of Hollywood Senior Center
    • Experience with multiple social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram
    • Excellent written communication skills
    • Technical ability to create and edit images for posts
    • Familiarity with Portland area and local organizations and businesses
    • Knowledge of best practices in social media
    • Photography and/or videography skills are a plus
    • Time management skills and ability to meet deadlines

Commitment: 1-3 hours a week or as needed/on-call

Volunteer drivers help with one or more of a variety of needs to help provide food, supplies, or transportation to seniors and others across Portland. 

DUTIES & ACTIVITIES: 

    • Transport food deliveries, program supplies, medical equipment, or other items as needed to buildings or individuals residences in Portland using personal vehicle for one of these needs:
    • Neighborhood Gleaners produce deliveries. Weekly or biweekly on Saturdays 2:30pm to approximately 4:30pm. Pick up at Hollywood Senior Center.
    • Weekday donut runs. Weekly on a regular day Mon-Sun, 2:15 – 3:15pm. Pick up from Fills Donuts downtown and deliver to one designated building. Also includes placing donuts into individual bags or containers at the delivery location.
    • Weekday food or supplies deliveries, on-call. Be a back-up for weekday food deliveries and be on call for medical equipment or other supplies deliveries as needed.
    • Get trained as a Ride Connection driver and volunteer to transport seniors to various locations on weekends or evenings for field trips or other small group programs using Ride Connection vans or buses. 
    • We will connect you with Ride Connection for free training to become qualified to drive Ride Connection vehicles specifically for HSC small group weekend or evening trips. Requires 5 years of driving experience.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS: 

    • Excitement for supporting the mission and work of Hollywood Senior Center
    • Oregon Driver’s License and safe driving record
    • Pass a criminal conviction background check

 

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.

Help ensure a great experience for participants of our online programming by providing support to Zoom class instructors and participants during virtual classes and activities. 

DUTIES & ACTIVITIES: 

    • Open Zoom room for virtual presenters and act as Zoom host during the class/activity
    • Assist presenter with technical support as needed
    • Monitor Zoom waiting room and allow participants to join
    • Monitor chat during classes and respond as needed
    • Monitor and address any issues with participants’ audio or video sharing
    • Track and report class attendance numbers

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS: 

    • Excitement for supporting the mission and work of Hollywood Senior Center
    • Tech Savvy and highly skilled at using Zoom as a host
    • Excellent customer service skills and ability to clearly communicate information
    • Must be at least 16 years of age 

TIME COMMITMENT:  Minimum 1.5 hours per week on a regular schedule. Must have availability between 9am and 5pm on at least one weekday

LOCATION:  Currently Remote

REPORTS TO:  Volunteer Program Manager & Center Activity and Event Manager

BENEFITS: 

    • Enjoy the rewarding experience of helping seniors stay connected with their community.
    • Provide important volunteer service from the comfort of your own home.
    • Assist with classes and activities you enjoy.
    • Become a member of the Hollywood Senior Center team and help achieve our mission of enriching the lives of seniors in our community.

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.