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Ways to Get Involved

If you would like to support the creation of an aging-in-place Village that can make all our lives more meaningful and fun as we grow older, here are some immediate ways you can help create the Village Without Walls in west central Washington County.
Village 101 Presentations
The first step to learning more about the local Village movement is to attend a free Village 101 presentation. This presentation orients you to the Village movement  and how villages in the Portland metropolitan area are organized and moving forward. The presentation includes:
  • The Village movement and how successful Villages have developed throughout the United States
  • Services and programs delivered by Villages
  • Types of memberships and possible costs of memberships
  • The model of Villages in the Portland Metro area

help read formsVolunteer Opportunities

Willing hands and caring hearts make a Village successful.

To Start…
  • Help with an event as a volunteer greeter or registrar
  • Bring refreshments to an information session about Village Without Walls
  • Hand out flyers at a Farmer’s Market
  • Talk to neighborhood businesses, associations you belong to and people you know about Village Without Walls and the aging-in-place idea
  • Coordinate Village 101 presentations: Reserve sites, book speakers, and promote the presentations
  • Host an info session in your home for friends and neighbors
The Next Steps…
  • Brainstorm fundraising events & campaigns
  • Create excitement through publicity and communications – help develop and implement a plan for publicizing info sessions and events; update our website. staff a table and answer questions from the public
  • One-to-one and public speaking about Village Without Walls
  • Use your skills to create the Village’s business plan or governance (bylaws)
  • Research and create a directory of potential partners and collaborators
  • Develop and maintain databases and records to organize members/volunteers, partners and resources
  • Create and conduct survey(s)
  • Envision and develop educational, health-related, social and cultural programs and activities for the Village
Learn More About Our Volunteer Opportunities