Welcome to Volunteer Caregivers
Volunteer Caregivers, located in Albany, Oregon, is a community based coalition of volunteers who provide a variety of free services to low income seniors living within the boundaries of the Greater Albany Public School district. We also provide transportation to medical appointments for those who live in Lebanon and nearby parts of Linn County. Our goal is to help these seniors, age 55 and over, remain safely and comfortably in their homes and maintain their independence and dignity.
Volunteer Caregivers does not discriminate in the operation of its programs on the basis of race, color, or national origin. If you have questions or wish to file a complaint about our non-discrimination policy, please call our office at 541-928-2173.
On this website, you will learn who we are, what we do, and how you can help. Upcoming events are listed in the box on the right.
Volunteer Caregivers was founded in 1983 by the Albany Ministerial Association, a coalition of churches in the Albany area, who saw a growing need among the senior population for assistance with various aspects of daily living. While we have a more informal relationship with the local churches these days, the spirit of service of many of our volunteers still stems from a spiritual or moral belief in the importance of helping those in need of assistance.
Volunteer Caregivers receives ongoing support from the United Way of Linn County, the Linn County Special Transportation Fund, the City of Albany, and the City of Millersburg. We also apply for grants from various foundations and are supported by donations from individuals, churches, civic groups, and businesses. All donations are tax-deductible. To make a donation on-line using your credit card, please click on the Make a Donation tab above.
Volunteer Caregivers is governed by an unpaid Board of Directors who meet monthly to monitor financial and program performance, develop long and short term plans, and review committee activities. In addition to their service on the Board and Board committees, most Board members contribute additional time by helping with various fundraising projects and by serving as part of the group of volunteers who provide our services to the local senior community.
Our program is administered by a paid part-time Executive Director who is responsible for running the day-to-day operation and maintaining agency and community contacts. The Executive Director is assisted by paid and volunteer office staff who also work part-time to coordinate the volunteers who provide our services to the local senior community.
During 2014 and 2015 our program has been supported by the following groups:
- United Way of Linn County
- Linn County Special Transportation Fund
- Albany Fire Department
- City of Millersburg
- Samaritan Health
- Pacific Power Foundation
- Meyer Memorial Trust
- Spirit Mountain Community Fund
- Soroptimist International of Albany
- Albany Rotary Club
- East Albany Lions Club
- Faith Lutheran Church
- Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
- Saint Mary’s Catholic Church
And last, but not least, the development of this website in 2013 was funded by the Teamsters Union Local 324 and Raynel Whitney.
Thank you all for your support. It is truly appreciated.