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Volunteer opportunities in Jackson County: March 8

Call the Community Volunteer Network at 541-857-7780 or email bkirkland@retirement.org for more information and to sign up.

Register for peer counseling training beginning March 28.

Age Wise Age Well is seeking compassionate volunteers to provide peer counseling to older adults that are experiencing issues related to aging such as grief, loss, anxiety, isolation, adjusting to new illness, and many others. No experience needed, volunteer counselors are trained to meet with clients one on one and provide emotional support and guidance to seniors referred to the program. This opportunity is only for volunteers 55 and older.

Do you have one hour a week to help a local senior in need? Volunteer drivers are needed. The Call-A-Ride medical transportation program is in need of volunteer drivers to transport local homebound seniors to their medical appointments in Jackson County. Drivers use their own vehicles and mileage reimbursement is provided. COVID Safety policies are in place. This opportunity is only for volunteers 55 and older.

Do you enjoy gardening and working outside? Serving the community? Well, here is the gig for you. Kid Time Children’s Museum is recruiting volunteers to help out with various projects around the campus. Kid Time is a nonprofit children’s museum and learning center in downtown Medford. Currently, help is needed to spread wood chips, weed the rose beds, and care for the historic rose garden along Main Street. Hours are flexible and supplies can be provided.

ACCESS, the Community Action Agency of Jackson County, is in urgent need of volunteers to help support their mission to provide food, warmth, and shelter to vulnerable populations. The following volunteer roles are currently the most needed: Food Pantry volunteer: Shifts run 2 to 4 hours consisting of helping people shop, loading boxes, sorting food, etc.; RePack volunteer: Shifts are 2 hours consisting of sorting and preparing food items for distribution to regional pantries; delivery driver: Driver shifts are usually 4 hours and volunteers would use ACCESS vehicles to transport food to and from grocery stores, the ACCESS food warehouse and local distribution sites.