Community Conversations

Help us strengthen volunteerism and engagement in Oregon!

July 13 - August 13, 2015 at a location near you!

Oregon Volunteers is hosting community conversations across the state to get your input for our new Oregon State Service Plan and prepare a report for the Oregon Legislature on how to best strengthen volunteerism and engagement.


Local and state government, nonprofit, business, and faith-based organization leadership and volunteers; interested community residents; and national service participants should join us to have a conversation with representatives of the Oregon Volunteers Commission for Voluntary Action and Service.


17 discussions will be happening across the state about volunteering and engagement as community building strategies.


Baker City, Bend, Burns, Coos Bay, Eugene, Gresham, Hermiston, Hillsboro, McMinnville, Medford, Newport, Ontario, Portland, Roseburg, Salem, The Dalles


  • To hear from Oregon community members about what is working well and what issues need to be addressed in order to strengthen local volunteer engagement capacity
  • To identify priority community needs that could be reduced or eliminated through service and engagement
  • To understand the role that local residents would like to see government play in supporting volunteerism and engagement in their communities


Results of the conversations will be used to create the 2016-2018 Oregon State Service Plan, as well as to prepare a report for the Oregon Legislature on how best to strengthen volunteerism and engagement across the state.

Schedule & Registration Information

Find a location near you to join the conversation and click on the link to register!

Commmunity Date Time Location Link to Register
Baker City Wednesday, July 29 2:00-4:00 PM Community Connection of NE Oregon Senior Center Click here to register
Bend Monday, July 27 1:30-3:30 PM The Environmental Center Click here to register
Burns Tuesday, July 28 9:00-11:00 AM Harney County Senior and Community Services Center Click here to register
Coos Bay Tuesday, July 21 9:30-11:30 AM Oregon Coast Community Action Click here to register
Eugene/Springfield Tuesday, July 14 10:00 AM-12:00 PM United Way of Lane County Click here to register
Gresham Monday, July 13 3:00-5:00 PM Gresham Library Click here to register
Hermiston Thursday, July 30 9:00-11:00 AM Good Shepherd Health Care System Click here to register
Hillsboro Wednesday, July 22 2:00-4:00 PM Hillsboro Library Click here to register
McMinnville Wednesday, July 22 9:30-11:30 AM McMinnville Community Center Click here to register
Medford Monday, July 20 9:30-11:30 AM Community Volunteer Network Click here to register
Newport Wednesday, August 12 9:30-11:30 AM Newport Library Click here to register
Ontario Tuesday, July 28 2:30-4:30 PM Four Rivers Cultural Center Click here to register
East Portland Thursday, July 23 1:00-3:00 PM East Portland Community Center Click here to register
Southwest Portland Thursday, August 6 9:30-11:30 AM Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington Click here to register
Roseburg Monday, July 20 2:30-4:30 PM Douglas County Library Click here to register
Salem Thursday, August 6 2:00-4:00 PM Department of Human Services Click here to register
The Dalles Thursday, July 30 2:30-4:30 PM Mid-Columbia Medical Center Click here to register