Trusted volunteers are all important to helping North Star Village membersstay in their own homes or apartments as they age. A weekly ride to the grocery store, help with gardening or other chores, or a daily wellness phone call can make the difference between being able to stay in your own home or having to move.

Becoming a Volunteer

Volunteers are crucial to our members' well-being, which is why we take the volunteer application process and training   so seriously.

All volunteers are required to complete an application, meet with a North Star Village representative, and pass background and reference checks. Volunteers will receive the necessary training.

Transportation is one of the most requested services. If you want to provide rides for North Star Village members, additional training will be provided.

North Star Village and Villages NW have partnered with Portland-area Ride Connection to provide comprehensive instruction for our volunteer drivers. An additional application is required.

For more information and to volunteer, contact 503 793-8518 or infonorthstar@comcast.net.


Aging by the Numbers

Of the 44 million Americans who act as family caregivers for someone over age 50, more than 7 million live at least an hour away from their loved one. — The Village Movement: Redefining Aging in Place



Call for Volunteers

North Star Village offers many opportunities for you to make a difference.  The amount of time you give is up to you. Check below for the best match with your skills and interests.

Current volunteer Priorities

We are currently in need of committed people to fill these positions and help North Star to serve its members. Look over the list below; then, contact 503 793-8518 or infonorthstar@comcast.net for more information and to volunteer.


In-Home Assistance includes:

  • Making simple repairs

  • Changing light bulbs and hanging pictures

  • Organizing files and paperwork

  • Providing occasional light yard work

  • Cleaning out closets

Transportation includes driving to and/or from:

  • Medical appointments

  • Grocery shopping and errands

  • Social events

  • Visiting a friend

  • Airport

Personal Support includes:

  • Making a phone call

  • Visiting to chat

  • Checking on the member’s well-being

  • Reading together

Technology Support in the home includes:

  • Assisting with computers

  • Helping with tablets and phones

  • Assisting with TV recorders and digital cameras

  • Setting clocks and thermostats


Organizational Volunteer OPPORTUNITIES

Village Office Staff

  • Answering phones

  • Coordinating member requests

  • Entering data

  • Helping with office tasks

Village Action Teams Focusing on:

  • Resource development

  • Marketing/community outreach

  • Technology

  • Events and program development

  • Membership

  • Volunteer

  • Administration

Thank you for your interest in North Star Village. Please contact 503 793-8518 or infonorthstar@comcast.net for more information and to volunteer.