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.

Walk for Hope and Fun Run – Saturday, June 1  

Location:  Minto Brown Island Park

Union Gospel Mission event held at Minto Brown Island Park - duties include cheering squad and water distribution. 

Time:  To be announced

Father's Day Breakfast & Tie Dye Shirt Class – Saturday, June 1

Location:  Center 50+

Volunteers for Breakfast: kitchen, set-up, serving, and clean-up. 

Then the fun event of making a tie dye shirt for the Dance Party Friday, June 14th. Volunteers will assist others while making their own.

Time:  7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Alzheimer's Breakfast - Friday, June 7th 

Location: Center 50+

Serve coffee and water, clear place settings, and clean up. No prep.

Time: 7:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Field Day - Tuesday, June 11th

Location: Washington Elementary School, 3165 Lansing AV NE, Salem

Assist teachers as extra eyes and ears during events.

Time: Shifts 8:30 a.m. -  10:30 a.m. or noon - 2:00 p.m.

Happy Together Tie Dye Dance Party – Friday, June 14

Location:  Center 50+

Volunteers: kitchen duties, serving, clean-up (wear your tie-dye shirt from class on June 1st.)

Time:  4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Marion County Dog Shelter Booth – Thursday, July 11 – Friday, July 14

Location:  Marion County Fair

Kids crafts, dog tug toys, etc. Table located in air conditiones Columbia Hall.

Time:  Shifts noon - 2:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Elsinore Theater – Late Summer / Early Fall

Several volunteer opportunities available. 

Stephen Munshaw, Director of Operations at the Elsinore, will be coming to Center 50+ for a Life Long Learning Class in late summer/early fall to talk about the amazing theater and volunteer opportunities, also to schedule a group tour of the theater.

Elsinore Theater volunteer opportunities include:  ushers, concessions, ticket taking, etc. 

Please sign up on the interest clip board in the Center 50+ Volunteer Coordinator Cubicle.

Rotary Multi-Sport RiverFest 2019 — Sunday, September 15

Location:  Riverfront Park - Salem

Duties are course monitors.

Time:  To be announced 

Bridgeway Run for Recovery - Saturday, September 21st

Location: Riverfront Park

Center 50+ volunteer hand out t-shirts, water bottles and support by cheering.

Time: To be announced 

The Spirit of Oregon Run – Sunday, October 6th

Location:  State Capitol

Duties include checking in runners & cheering

Time:  To be announced

What's happening
Jul. 24
Literary Discussion Group1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Join other readers to discuss contemporary and classic literature. Free and open to the public.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Scrabble Club5:45 p.m.8:30 p.m.Conference Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Weekly games are played by National Scrabble Association Tournament rules.

Phone: 503-364-7724

Learn more

Jul. 25
Writers Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library

WYTT members write novels, short stories, memoirs, poetry, etc. The group offers participants a chance to read and listen.

Phone: 503-371-1366

Learn more

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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.
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
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