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Enrich the Lives of Seniors with Gardening at our Elder Day Centers Lambert House

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Volunteers of America Oregon

  • 15 people are interested

Many seniors and adults with disabilities want to stay in the comfort of their homes, but need extra support for their bodies, minds, and hearts. Moreover, their caregivers need a break to re-energize.

Provide a beautiful and engaging, outdoor environment to enrich the lives of cognitively and physically impaired seniors and adults.

Work with the Activity Coordinator to schedule garden tasks

  • Work with Activity Coordinator to forecast plantings
  • Interact with participants during activities
  • Provide garden up keep, plantings and harvesting

Essential Qualifications:

  • Ability to provide basic garden tasks: planting, weeding, and harvesting.
  • Ability to assess garden need and communicate those with Activity Coordinator.
  • Specific skills in dividing plants, pruning and fertilizing.
  • Open communication.
  • Must be 16 years or older.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience and/or studies in horticultural.

Experience working with cognitively and physically impaired adults and senior citizens.

Variable weekday hours between 7:30am-4pm Commitment of 6-12 hours a month for 6 months or based on the needs of the garden.

Program orientation plus on-going feedback and coaching provided. Join a team of dedicated and fun staff in improving the lives others.

Locations: Lambert House, 2600 SE 170 th Ave., Portland OR 97236

Marie Smith Center, 4616 N. Albina St., Portland OR 97217

Adult Day Services: Community-based medical and social models of age. Our adult day centers offers daytime respite services for caregivers and provide a supportive, therapeutic, and empowering environment for seniors and adults with a variety of health-related needs.

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About Volunteers of America Oregon

Location:

3910 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214, US

Mission Statement

Our Vision Volunteers of America Oregon is a leader in creating vibrant, compassionate communities where every member is valued, every home is safe and every life is self-determined. Our Mission Volunteers of America Oregon changes lives by promoting self-determination, building strong communities and standing for social justice. Our Values High quality of service to our community. Ethical communications, Diversity, inclusiveness and equality, Partnership/collaborations and innovative solutions, Compassion and acceptance.

Description

Since 1896, Volunteers of America Oregon has worked to change lives by promoting self-determination and building strong communities. Today, through the dedication of over 300 staff members and more than 1000 volunteers, we help thousands of families in the greater Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington areas. We serve men, woman and children with a continuum of services, touching individuals from all walks of life, from the youngest to the oldest.

Environment
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Lambert House2600 SE 170th AvePortland, OR 97236

(45.50373,-122.48685)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Landscaping
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • 6-12 hours a month for a commitment of 6 months

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