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We are seeking volunteers in the following areas of service:

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Tai Chi Instructor

This is a golden opportunity! Not only is volunteering good for you, but this role is ESPECIALLY healthy for you! We will provide all of the training you need to become a Tai Chi Instructor. This is a training that can be put to use outside of our program!

We are seeking one community Instructor per community in Nyssa, Vale, and Ontario.


  • (1) 12 week session per year – 2 days a week, 1 hour sessions
  • Two day training

Mileage reimbursement available.

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Lead Meal Site Volunteer

This special volunteer will coordinate a team of meal site volunteers.
1-2 times a week, 4-6 hour day

Duties of meal site volunteer team:

  • Meal transportation to meal site
  • Coordination with seniors

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Meal Site Volunteer

Our meal site teams set up and clean up on meal site days. Not only is this an important activity, contributing to the nutrition and socialization of our local seniors, but as a meal site volunteer you will make meaningful and lasting friendships with other volunteers and the seniors in our community.

Give us a call to get started volunteering! (541) 889-7651

Your help is needed!

Malheur Council on Aging & Community Services relies on a number of unpaid volunteers. Volunteers are the glue that holds our community service organization together. The Senior Services Manager works one-on-one with the volunteer to develop a volunteer position that is rewarding for both the volunteer and the agency. Becoming a volunteer provides an opportunity for you to make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills.

Click here to email our Senior Services Manager and start volunteering today.

Why Volunteer? The four benefits as stated in, “The Benefits of Volunteering by Joanna Saisan, MSW, Melinda Smith, MA, Amara Rose and Gina Kemp, M.A.:

Volunteering connects you to others. You will meet new and interesting people.

Volunteering is good for your mind and body.

Volunteering can advance your career, as you gain valuable life experiences and skill.

Volunteering brings fun and fulfillment to your life.

The following are examples of some of the regular Volunteer Positions:

Home Delivery of Meals

These meals are delivered by volunteers through coordination by the local churches. Volunteers deliver nutritious meals to elders who are unable to leave their homes due to illness, disability or frailty.

Senior Advisory Council

The Older Americans Act requires the establishment of an advisory council to advise and advocate for the senior program. Our agency holds meetings every two months.

Office Supportive Services

To assist staff with routine office tasks. Duties include answering the telephone, directing calls and visitors, typing and/or copying.

Volunteer Kitchen Aid

Helps prepare, and serve Senior Meals. Volunteers assist MCOA&CS cook to provide congregate and home delivered meals for the senior community in Malheur County.

Become A Volunteer

From July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010 we served 8,631 congregate meals and 21, 113 home delivered meals in the cities of Vale, Nyssa, Ontario and the surrounding area. If you love helping others and desire to serve your community, become a volunteer for MCOA&CS.