Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for a way to make a difference? Do you enjoy helping others, or improving your skills? Below are just some volunteer opportunities available.

Chiloquin Fire & Rescue

Volunteer Opportunities: Firefighter, EMS, Apparatus Operator, Driver, Support, Fire Prevention, Fire Investigation, Facilities Maintenance, Vehicle Maintenance. 541-783-3860

Two Rivers Art Gallery

The gallery, which is a community project and has no paid employees, is seeking people to “gallery sit”. This involves talking to people who stop by to browse and shop. Contact the Gallery @541-783-3326.

Klamath Humane Society

Volunteers needed at the Humane Society. We are getting started on our disaster program and need volunteers in the Chiloquin area. We also are looking for people who can write grants. Foster homes for dogs and cats are always needed. For more information, contact the shelter at 882-1119 or e-mail staff [at] klamathhumanesociety.com.

Start Making A Reader Today (SMART)

A statewide program working with children K-3 during school hours. Each volunteer works one-on-one with a child for 1⁄2 hour, helping them read (or reading to the youngest). We always need volunteers, whether scheduled every week or merely as a substitute reader when the regular reader is unable to attend. Call the number below for an application or fill out an on-line application at www.getsmartoregon.org. It will be the most rewarding hour you ever volunteer! Contact the SMART office at 273-2424 or the Chiloquin Elementary School at 783-2338 or call Junie Stacey at 541-281-9787

Chiloquin Branch Library

The library has many ways to get involved and many fun ways to contribute to
your local community. Some opportunities:

1. Evening volunteer: The library is open until 6pm on Tuesdays, Weds and Thursdays. We would really appreciate a volunteer who could help us out with closing tasks for the last hour or so on these days (especially Tuesdays).
2. Story time: If you would like to read two or three stories to a small group or preschoolers, and lead them in a simple craft or activity, the library staff can use your help.
3. Summer Reading Program: There are many opportunities during the summer to help out with this very worthwhile program.
4. Honor collections: These are racks of paperback books, magazines and audiovisual materials that patrons may check out without a library card. By offering these collections, more people in the community can be reached and a greater diversity of materials can be made available without incurring the costs of cataloging and processing items for the general collections. The staff would like to have some help in keeping these racks orderly, attractive and relevant. Check with the librarian for information on how to “adopt a rack”.
5. Help with sorting donations.
6. Go through Books for Sale section and tidy it once a month or so.

Stop in at the library and see what they need or give them a call at 541-783-3315.

Neighborhood Watch

Agency Lake President – Lorelle Piazza 541-783-3033, Secretary - Christy Dugger 707-499-1660

Chiloquin Visions in Progress (CVIP)

CVIP operates the Chiloquin Community Center, the Chiloquin Learns After School program and is the contact point for the Chiloquin Area Community Resource Committees and their projects. We have a volunteer list in the office where you can sign up to be available for many different “jobs” and projects. Call 783-7780 between 10 AM and 2 PM weekdays for further information. If you would like to get further involved, attend a Board meeting, held on the 3rd Wed of the month at 6PM in the Community Center conference room. CVIP now accepts credit/debit cards for room rental payments.