CAPECO offers a wide range of Volunteer Opportunities within our four county service area. Some of our options are:
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
RSVP of Eastern Oregon began in April of 1974 and is an opportunity for those age 55 and older to volunteer at Educational Settings such as school/college/university, Governmental Agencies such as County or State offices, and Non-Profits. Volunteers give as much or as little of their time as their schedule allows. RSVP has 100 Volunteer Sites located throughout Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam and Wheeler Counties. Through our application process we try to match your interests and skills with agencies and organizations that would match to you. RSVP is also an opportunity for you to explore new opportunities and perhaps begin a whole new experience. In 2011, RSVP Volunteers donated over 67,000 hours of service back to the community. RSVP, it's your invitation to volunteer.
Umatilla Money Management was started in 2006 as a service to those who are unable to manage their funds without assistance. Volunteers work with all ages of individuals who need assistance with their financial matters. Services include assisting with balancing of bank statements, help to reconcile monthly bills, debt management and monthly budgeting. We are also recognized as an Organizational Payee for Social Security, Veterans Benefits, Tribal Assistance and Private Pensions. Volunteers are bonded and receive training before working with clients.
Transportation volunteers transport seniors and disabled individuals to medical appointments and social activities within the community. Volunteers receive reimbursement for mileage and are trained in passenger assistance and safety. Transportation services are offered Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5:00pm. Trips are both local and out of town, such as Walla Walla, Tri Cities and Portland on occasion. We also host and lead AARP's Driver Safety Training and are always seeking volunteer instructors to work within the community.
Meals on Wheels Drivers
CAPECO operates seven congregate meal sites within Umatilla and Morrow Counties. Volunteers are needed to transport meals to those individuals who are homebound. Most meal sites operate one to two days per week and we do have one center that operates four days per week. Volunteers are provided with mileage reimbursement and supplemental automobile coverage while performing their volunteer service.
To find out more about Volunteer Opportunities, please contact the RSVP Volunteer Service Office directly at: 541-278-5669 or toll free at: 1-800-752-1139 extension 111.