Enrich a life. Become a Sidekick for Daniel!


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Salem, Oregon AreaSalem, OR 97302


What is Shangri-La?
Shangri-La is a non-profit human services organization serving adults with disabilities and disadvantages so they may recognize and achieve their potential. We aim to create communities where all people are accepted for their abilities and celebrated for their achievements.

What does a Sidekick do?
The Sidekick volunteer’s focus is on relationship volunteering with people with intellectual or developmental disabilities or mental illness for 1-3 hours per week. Volunteer should engage persons-served in conversation and encourage their participation in activities, scheduled or informal, through positive role modeling and friendliness.

Currently we are looking for volunteers interested in:

  • video games
  • electronics
  • bikes
  • movies
  • computers

Sidekick activities with persons-served could include*:

- Participating in leisure activities

(e.g. watching movies, playing games, completing arts and crafts)

- Participating in recreational activities

(e.g. going on walks, playing sports, mindfulness activities)

- Attending community outings with residents

* All activities must be approved by the house manager or staff.

Regular staff will provide supports for any personal needs of the individuals served.

Ideal volunteer is friendly, out-going, and caring. Some Sidekick placements require that a volunteer is at least 18 years of age.


  • People Skills
  • Mentoring
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.
  • Daniel prefers a male sidekick.

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