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+.

Computer lab

Join the team of people helping students in the Tech 50+ lab. Contact Alvin Scott in the computer lab, by email [email protected] or call the Center.

Home help

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

  • Fix-it brigade
  • Friendly home callers make scheduled phone calls and/or home visits to homebound adults 50 years old or older.
  • Respite care for adults with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.

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 to share or an idea for a new class, contact us and let us know.

Special events

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

​"Keep on Trucking" Food Truck Event ‐ Friday, September 7

Location: Center 50+

End of summer celebration with food, auction, crafts, etc. 

Time:  Set-up 2-4pm, event 4-9pm, tear down 9:30 pm. 

Oregon Trail Live ‐ Saturday, September 8

Location: Willamette Heritage Center

Greeters and outside activities.

Time: 10:30 am ‐ 2:30 pm

Rotary Club's 2018 Multi-Sport Riverfest ‐ Sunday, September 23

Location: Multiple

Water station and other duties.

Spirit of Oregon Run - Sunday, October 7

Location:  State Capitol

T-shirt distribution, course monitors.

Time:  6:15 – 10:00 am

Fall Gala Prep - Saturday, October 13

Location:  Willamette Heritage Center

Table setting and decorations

Time:  1:00-3:00pm

Deepwood Wine & Jazz Festival - Saturday, October 23

Location:  Deepwood

Time:  1:00 – 4:00pm

Deepwood Halloween - Saturday, October 27

Location:  Deepwood

Children's activities

Time:  1:00 – 4:00pm

Magic at the Mill - December 19-23

Location:  Willamette Heritage Center

Numerous activities

Time:  5:00 – 8:00pm

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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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