Volunteer

Help advance our mission

Volunteers Make All The Difference

Volunteers are a treasured resource at PRO. Whether you have a lot of time, or occasional availability, volunteering is a gift to your peers and community. All PRO volunteers are carefully screened and matched with jobs to maximize interest, skills, and availability. Orientation and training is provided.

Listed here are just some of the ways you might choose to get involved and make a difference. If you have other ideas of how you might contribute, call us to discuss your best fit. Please note, some roles require special skills, training or a supplemental application.

Volunteers are needed throughout Oregon and SW Washington and some roles can be fulfilled without being onsite.W

  • Movement Class Instructor
  • Workshop Greeter
  • Helpline Mentor
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Public Policy Advocate: Congressional District Coordinator
  • Sole Support Regional Committees
  • Graphic Design
  • Newsletter Contributor
  • Health Fair Representative
  • Support Group Facilitator (special application required)
  • Support Group Co-Facilitator
  • Clerical & Administrative Support
  • Fundraising and Grant Writing
  • Data Entry

Current Volunteer Needs

Some volunteers have specific skill sets and very definitive ideas on how they want to engage, while others are open to the needs of the moment. We welcome all and will work with you to make sure that whatever role you commit to is both meaningful to you and advances our work in the Parkinson’s community. We have highlighted a couple of our current volunteer needs below, but this is by no means a comprehensive menu of opportunities!

Sole Support Planning Committees

Are you an enthusiastic marketer? Great at logistics? Skilled at generating support and enthusiasm? Bonus if you have connections with local media! We need you to join one of several planning committees to help us with our most successful walk season ever in 2020. You will work closely with our Event Coordinator, Dana Taylor Kilgus and other volunteers to lay the groundwork for a fun and high visibility event in four (or more) communities. Committee meetings are typically scheduled on the phone at mutually agreed upon times.

Now is the perfect time to raise your hand to get involved. Meeting frequency is light in the winter months, with increasing responsibility and activity as each walk nears event day. Volunteers needed for walks in Portland, Vancouver, Bend and Eugene. 

Auction Procurement

Celebrate Hope gala is our annual auction and dinner to raise the funds that sustain our programs and services. Held each Spring, the 2020 date is April 24th at the Multnomah Athletic Club. 

Volunteers are needed to join the planning committee, assist with logistics and especially to participate with asking for donations of items and services to ensure an exciting assortment of live and silent auction packages. Gala volunteers typically are engaged for a 6 month commitment.

Leadership Roles

As part of our strategic plan, PRO has created new opportunities for members of the community to get involved with PRO with an eye towards a future leadership role or possible board membership. At this time, two board committees are open for membership from qualified and interested community members looking to make an impact. Interested individuals should reach out to Holly Chaimov, Executive Director to learn more and schedule an interview.

Finance Committee: The finance committee is led by the board treasurer with a purpose providing oversight of the financial health and fiscal stewardship of PRO resources. The committee is currently recruiting non-board members, especially those with insurance or risk assessment experience.

Investment Committee: The investment committee recommends investment guidelines and supervises investment activity related to PRO’s investments and endowment funds.  

Want to Become a Volunteer?

Complete our volunteer Application

Within a few days of receiving your application you will be contacted by a member of the staff at PRO to discuss your interest and best possible match. Depending upon the position, we will schedule an interview and set up a time for orientation. Thank you for your interest.

Send completed volunteer applications to:
Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon
8880 SW Nimbus Avenue, Suite B
Beaverton, OR 97008

Want to Become a Volunteer?

Complete our volunteer application

Within a few days of receiving your application you will be contacted by a member of the staff at PRO to discuss your interest and best possible match. Depending upon the position, we will schedule an interview and set up a time for orientation. Thank you for your interest.

Send completed volunteer applications to:
Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon
8880 SW Nimbus Avenue, Suite B
Beaverton, OR 97008