Welcome the Milwaukie Community Center's Volunteer Central. We have many and varied opportunities to volunteer at the Milwaukie Community Center. Below is just an overview of some of them. It is our desire to help you find the opportunity that gives you the most fulfillment in your quest to give back to our community.
If you see something you like or have an idea of what you would like to do, just click the link to the right to complete an application and get your journey started.
If you represent a group or organization that wishes to volunteer together. Complete this Group or Organization Application.
Nutrition Program has provided Meals on Wheels to community members in North Clackamas County for the last 40 years. Over 60,000 meals are served each year to homebound older adults and people with disabilities. Nutritious meals are made fresh daily and are delivered by dedicated volunteers – rain or shine – around lunchtime Monday through Friday (except on holidays). Meals on Wheels isn’t just about nutrition; this program is also about connecting with the most vulnerable members of our community.
Daily, a team of volunteers, in multiple positions, assists our staff with preparing, plating, and packaging of meals for delivery, as well as cleaning prep and serving areas and washing dishes. There are morning and afternoon shifts available.
Week days we serve lunch in our dining room. Volunteers set and bus tables, and serve both buffet style and sit down meals. Our dining room front desk attendant checks in and takes payment from our patrons while Pete's Café serves beverages and snack as well as soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs for patrons seeking options other than the meal being served that day. The bread table is a favorite, where we make bread and pastries available for purchase.
Volunteers help with reception, data entry, tax preparation (seasonal), as well as financial and legal consulting. The opportunities are extensive and varied.
We have multiple boards and committees that help direct and/or advise our community center and foundation leadership in ways that we may impact our community best. Members of these groups are volunteers from community and usually meet on a monthly basis.
Volunteers assist our staff with light maintenance, janitorial and room setups during our open hours. Flexible scheduling available.
The Milwaukie Community Center sponsors multiple events annually as fund raisers and community outreach. These events require more volunteers than what we have available regularly, which creates excellent opportunities for groups and organizations to volunteer together and to those that can't volunteer on a regular basis.
The Milwaukie Community Center provides entertainment for our lunch patrons and also for special events. Entertainment includes performances by musicians, musical groups, and drama / theater groups. We always looking for performing artists that want to share their passion.
Entertainment Techs help with scheduling and sound setup as well as providing background music when no performances are scheduled.
We have a firewood program for people with wood heat in need of fuel. Arborists, private land owners, and the park maintenance donate wood, that is split with a hydraulic splitter and stacked for later distribution. Some volunteers offer wood delivery to those without the means to pick up.
We have a recycling program that supports the Milwaukie Community Center Foundation and Meals on Wheels. Volunteers help sort, bag and deliver to Bottle Drop locations.
The Milwaukie Community Center has venue for local artisans to show and sell their creations on consignment. Volunteers run the operations of this venue and are always in need of others that have passion for local artisans and gift shop operations. The need increases from October through December, because of holiday shopping.
To be a link to resources for older adults and their families – and a place for the community to gather, grow and contribute.