Volunteer with Center 50+

Center 50+ could not exist without volunteers. If you have a few hours a week and an interest in helping your community, review the Center 50+ Volunteer Handbook and contact the Center 50+ volunteer coordinator.  You can also complete the Center 50+ Volunteer Application and return it to Center 50+.

Friendship Brigade

The Friendship Brigade recruits, trains, and connects caring volunteers with isolated seniors living in local community care and nursing facilities. To become a visiting volunteer please complete the Friendship Brigade Application and section 2 of the DHS background Check Request (MSC 0301QED). Sign up for our next orientation/training today! Orientation/training schedule:

  • Second Monday 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Fourth Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

To learn more, contact program coordinator Heidi Miller by email.


Center 50+ Respite program staff and volunteers provide a caring, supportive, and safe environment for individuals living with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease and related dementia while caregivers receive a five-hour break from caregiving responsibilities. Assist with activities and encourage social connections.

Home help

You can help those who can't come directly to the center:

  • Fix-it brigade – Minor home repairs (ie: deadbolts, peepholes, etc.)
  • Friendly home callers make scheduled phone calls and/or home visits to homebound adults 50 years old or older.

Friends boutique

Volunteers help sell consignment and donated goods for our boutique. Some record keeping and organization is involved. You would also use a cash register and credit card machine.


If you have a particular skill, talent, or can teach Computer Basics for example, contact us and let us know.

Special events

Volunteers are needed to help with special events and other short-term projects.

Center 50+ Respite program has volunteer openings for one day a week (either Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday at 10:00am-3:30 or 4:00pm).

Volunteers for one-time events are always available. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information: [email protected] or 503-588-6303. (volunteer application required).

What's happening
Apr. 14
Center 50+ Spring Makeover Event11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Join us for a fun Zoom event and door prizes! Presentations by Medical Center Eye Clinic: Dry, Itchy, Water Eyes - choose BlephEx. Selecting the Perfect Pair of Glasses for a New Spring Look. Presentation by Bella Rose Medi Spa: Skin Rejuvenation. $5 registration fee supports Center 50+ through Friends of Center 50+.

Phone: 503-588-6303

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Apr. 16
Center 50+ class: Polymer Clay - Blending Clay Colors and Caning10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Learn to make a simple Skinner Blend using only 2 colors to create a Retro designed cane that can be used for all kinds of projects. We will make a small collage or pendant for our project.  Needed supplies are found on the registration page.

Cost: $ 14

Phone: 503-588-6303

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Apr. 20
Breathing Basics - Center 50+ Health & Wellness class10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.Virtual Meeting

Breathing would seem to be the easiest, most basic human function, but breathing correctly takes practice. In this 1-hour ZOOM meeting, Certified Yoga Instructor Kaye Floyd will guide you through several breathing exercises designed to help you breath more efficiently, improve your blood flow and clear your mind. Leave this ZOOM meeting feeling refreshed and breathing easy.

Cost: $ 5

Presenter: Kaye Floyd, Certified Yoga Instructor

Phone: 503-588-6321

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Center 50+
​Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19 infection, Center 50+ is closed effective Monday, March 16, 2020. Because Center 50+ serves a population considered to be at higher risk for contracting the virus, serves more than 250 people each day, and we cannot guarantee social distancing, Center 50+ will remain closed until the Oregon Health Authority deems it safe to reopen.

Congregate meals offered Monday through Friday at Center 50+ will continue through a drive-up option. Follow https://www.facebook.com/center50plus/ for virtual program offerings during this time. Call -503-588-6303.

Regular Hours suspended:
Monday 7:30 a.m–9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
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