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Please join us to our MONTHLY New Volunteer Information Session

4th Thursday of Every Month @ 10 am – 11:30 am


MARCH – 28TH – Thursday – 10:00 am-11:30 am 

APRIL – 25TH – Thursday – 10:00 am-11:30 am

MAY – 23rd – Thursday -10:00 am-11:30 am 


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 Upcoming Training & Activities



Mental Health First Aid Training – RSVP Required 


Approximately 20% of older adults experience some mental health challenge, and they often go unrecognized and untreated. This training is intended for the general public to recognize the signs of mental health issues and help connect people with resources. We encourage you to take both sessions and be awarded a certificate.

(If you can only attend the first session that will be okay but only people who attended the first session can attend the second one.)

Monday, March 18th
Wednesday, March 25th, 2019

 9:00 am – 1:00 Pm

Two sessions of an 8 hour training

 Location: United Way – 619 SW 11th Ave #300, Portland, OR 97205

Space is limited – Please RSVP to


Advocacy Training

Join us an get un update on this bills that are currently being considered in Salem. learn how to use OLIS (Oregon Legislative Information System) to track bills that are of interest to you. 

WHEN:    Wednesday, March 27th 10am-12:00pm
WHERE:  Elders in Action – 1411 SW Morrison St., Suite 290 Portland, OR 97205

Contact Laura to register:


Civics 101 

Last year’s Civics 101 series was an enormous success and this year’s will explore new jurisdictions. This year, EIA is also partnering with AARP Oregon. 

Do you want to be more involved with your city, county and state government and community? CIVICS 101 is for you!

  • Session #1 Inside the City of Beaverton – Tuesday, March 19th, 1-3pm
  • Session #2 Inside the City of Portland – Tuesday, March 26th, 1-3pm
  • Session #3 Inside Washington County – Tuesday, April 2nd, 1-3pm
  • Session #4 Metro Regional Government – Monday, April 8th, 1-3pm
  • Session #5 Advocacy Forum, Tuesday, April 16h, 1-3pm

We invite you to participate in our 5-session training series to learn about the structure and operation of various levels of government, engage with elected officials and advocate for the causes you believe in.

In this series we will: 

  • Learn the basic elements of our local political system
  • Have personal conversations with elected officials
  • Visit city, county and regional government offices
  • Become advocates for issues of concern to older adults

For more information and registration contact: (503) 595-7530 or 


Other Current Volunteer Opportunities:


NEW!! Friendly Visitor Volunteers 

Provide companionship and emotional support 1-2 hours weekly.  Share activities, hobbies, or just spend time with a client. Friendly Visitors may also assist with some simple errands such as shopping, errand running, cooking, or light cleaning. Background screening required.
If you are interested in assisting seniors and adults with physical disabilities, and you have good listening skills, patience, ability to accept people as they are, caring and friendliness, reliability, and sense of humor, tolerant, this rewarding volunteer opportunity is right for you!
To know more about it, please contact Laura:
*This volunteer opportunity is in partnership with Friendly House