Enrich the Lives of Seniors with Gardening at our Elder Day Centers - Marie Smith -


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


Marie Smith Center4616 N Albina StreetPortlandPortland, OR 97217


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 pleasant, 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
  • Open communication

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

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

Volunteers of America Oregon’s Adult Day Services are a structured, comprehensive program designed to meet the needs of functionally and/or cognitively-impaired adults. We provide individually-planned service, supervision, social and related support services, and health monitoring in a protective setting during any part of a day, but less than 24-hour care.


  • Elder care
  • Pottery
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

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

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