Welcome to Senior and Disability Services. We have a variety of volunteer positions and internships working with older adults, adults with disabilities, and our programs. Because volunteers come with many different interests and skills, please review the volunteer descriptions below and contact the “contact person” for position you are interested in working in directly. We look forward to working with you!

Volunteer Opportunities

Senior Meals Program

The Senior Meals Program depends on volunteers to help serve meals in the 11 Café 60 Dining Rooms and to deliver Meals on Wheels to our homebound older neighbors. Visit the Senior Meals Volunteer Program page for more information.

Elder Help Volunteer

Helping Seniors to Live Independently
Description: The SDS Elder Help Volunteer Program recruits, trains, and provides ongoing support to volunteers who assist seniors who live in their own homes. Volunteers assist the senior in:
  • Simple household tasks
  • Social companionship with friendly visits
  • Transportation for shopping, errands, and appointments
Volunteers are requested to spend 2-3 hours per week with the senior, and to plan on volunteering for at least 6 months. After an initial screening process and training, the volunteer is matched with a senior that they feel comfortable with helping to insure a good experience for each person. Volunteers come from throughout Lane County including:
  • Cottage Grove
  • Creswell
  • Eugene
  • Florence
  • Junction City
  • Oakridge
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Springfield
  • Veneta
Contact Information: Please call Clarence Townsend at 541-517-6396, email Clarence, or visit the website. There is also an SDS message line for the Elder Help Volunteer Program at 541-682-3793 if you prefer to just leave a message.

All seniors who get assistance through the Elder Help Volunteer program are part of the Senior Connections program so if you are a senior wanting an Elder Help volunteer please contact the Senior Connections program at 541-682-4038. Thank you for your interest.

S&DS and ADRC Councils Membership


Senior and Disability Services has several Councils made of community representatives. If you are interested in providing input and recommendations on S&DS work, learning more about S&DS or just want to be more involved, contact us at 541-682-4137 to learn more about membership opportunities. S&DS periodically recruits community members for the following Councils:

Oregon Money Management Program Volunteer

The Oregon Money Management Program offers support to people ages 18 and over with limited income and assets who need help with money management tasks such as organizing financial papers, budgeting, paying bills, banking, filling out forms, and debt management. Services are provided by volunteers that have been specially trained and certified.

In Lane County, Money Management Program services are offered through Senior & Disability Services, a division of Lane Council of Governments, in partnership with the State of Oregon Department of Human Services.

Program Overview Video

To view a promotional video that provides an overview of the Oregon Money Management Program, please visit https://vimeo.com/127092936.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are the lifeblood of this program. Individuals interested in becoming an Oregon Money Management Program volunteer should watch the promotional video. If after watching the video, you would like to start the volunteer application process or have additional questions about becoming a program volunteer, please submit an email request to sdsmmp@lcog.org, or call the local Oregon Money Management Program Coordinator, at 541-682-4177.