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 Karen Randall by email, [email protected], or call the Center.

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:

  • Third 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.

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.

Classes

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.

Upcoming in-house Center 50+ events 

Holiday Luncheon – Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Location: Center 50+

Time: 8:30 – 11:30 am – Set up

Time: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm – Serve & clean-up.

Cup of Joe setup – Friday, January 24, 2020

Location: Center 50+

Set up 20 tables with place settings and décor for Saturday event.

Time: 3:00 pm - ?

Cup of Joe Breakfast – Saturday, January 25, 2020

Location: Center 50+

In lunch room. Serve and clean up

Time: 8:00 – 11:00 am

Upcoming ACT Events

Please check again soon for ACT Events.  Currently there are no volunteer opportunities to list here.

What's happening
Feb. 25
Salem Reads: Priced Out Documentary Film7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Grand Theatre
191 High St NE
Salem
OR 97301

Salem Progressive Film Series presents a film exploring the complexities of gentrification. Priced Out (2017) is a heartbreaking documentary of the history of housing discrimination in Portland and the personal impact it has on residents. There will be a moderated discussion following the film.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Feb. 26
Salem Reads: Bias and Kids - How Do Our Prejudices Affect Our Children?6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.Bush Elementary School Gymnasium
410 14th ST SE
Salem
OR

Verónika Nuñez and Kyrié Kellett lead a bilingual Spanish conversation. As parents, family members, teachers, neighbors and voters – how do our biases influence how we interact with the children in our lives and communities? We will reflect on how our biases – conscious and unconscious – shape everything from our subtle interactions with the kids we care for to the way we make political decisions that influence children in our society.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Feb. 27
Salem Reads: Open Mic Night - Tell Your Truth, Part 27:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Taproot Lounge & Café
356 State ST
Salem
OR 97301

Take inspiration from Piecing Me Together and tell your truth. Come share a poem, song, story, skit, jam, joke, or just come to listen and appreciate. Everyone is invited to be a part of this open mic partnership between Taproot Lounge and Salem Reads, celebrating the book’s themes of identity, strength, taking action, and artistic expression.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Center 50+
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.
Sunday CLOSED
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
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