About Klamath and Lake Villages
The Klamath Village of Klamath County and The Outback Strong Village of Lake County Volunteer Programs are a branch of the Klamath and Lake Counties Council on Aging. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the immediate needs of senior citizens and adults with disabilities living in Klamath and Lake Counties. Our agency is overseen and supported by the State of Oregon.
Our mission is to establish and maintain a volunteer coalition to coordinate volunteer services.
The Klamath Village and the Outback Strong Village seek to enable consumers to safely live healthy and meaningful lives in their own homes and communities for as long as it is possible.
The Klamath and Lake Villages is dedicated to helping older adults “age in place”. We facilitate services which will help people remain living in their own homes and communities for as long as it is possible, if that is their desire.
The Klamath Village and the Outback Strong Village volunteer programs were launched in April of 2019 after a year of planning, consulting, and collaborating with many agencies and organizations across our state.
The Villages rely on volunteers to provide services to our older adults and adults with disabilities. Services may include assistance with transportation needs, housekeeping tasks, yardwork, meal preparation, grocery shopping, support during medical appointments, pick-up prescriptions or medical equipment as needed, technology assistance and training, snow removal, dog walking, handyman projects and minor home repairs. Volunteers are also of help in addressing isolation and loneliness by offering friendly visitations, either by phone or in person. A volunteer may offer to read aloud, play cards/games, or simply go for a walk.
All volunteers must pass a background check prior to beginning their service, sign a confidentiality statement, and report their volunteer hours for each month. Volunteers will be provided with training and a volunteer handbook. Volunteers designate what days of the week and for what duration of time they are able to help out each week. Volunteers also decide what type of assistance they are able to provide and what service area they are able to help out in.
We would love to speak with you about becoming a Village Volunteer in Action. Please call us and ask to speak with our Volunteer Coordinator. (541) 205-5400