Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to volunteer around the community? Come join us at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center. You can stop by our building (address below!) or give us a call to talk about volunteering.

Mid-Columbia Senior Center

Come by at … 1112 W 9th in The Dalles

Call us at … 541-296-4788

But that’s not the only volunteer opportunity we have at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center! Maybe you’d like to help us out with Meals on Wheels. If so, contact us below (or, again, stop by the Center!):

Meals on Wheels

Call us at … 541-296-8333


If you’re interested in helping seniors navigate their Medicare benefits, another option is SHIBA. We have a locally-run office that is always taking volunteer counselors.

We go through training, so even if you don’t know much about Medicare, you can still join us at the MCSC SHIBA (serving in Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman, Wasco, and Wheeler Counties):

SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance)

Call us at … 541-288-8341

Other Community Volunteer Opportunities

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

414 Washington Street, Suite 2A, The Dalles, 541-386-3468, www.gorgecasa.org

Circles of Care

Contact Rita Rathkey and Scott McKay for more information:

EMAIL: COCadmin@ageplus.org
CALL: (541) 397-0724
WEBPAGE: https://ageplus.org/circles-of-care/

Big Brothers Big Sisters

318 West 2nd Street, The Dalles, 541-296-8118 x216, www.nextdoorinc.org/big-brothers-big-sisters

Habitat for Humanity (The Dalles Area)

PO Box 378, 505 Court Street, The Dalles, 541-296-8817

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

1001 W. 6th StreetThe Dalles, 541-296-4486, www.facebook.com/TheDallesHFHReStore

HAVEN from Domestic Violence

PO Box 576, 420 E 3rd Street # 200, The Dalles, 541-296-1662, www.haventhedalles.org

Heart of Hospice

508 Washington Street, The Dalles, 541-296-2289, www.heartofhospice.org

Home At Last Animal Shelter

200 River Road, The Dalles, 541-296-5189, www.http://homeatlasths.org/

Ombudsmen Volunteers

Advocates who visit the residents of long-term care facilities, advocating from the resident point of view to identify complaints and concerns.

800-522-2602, www.oregon.gov/LTCO/VolunteerOp.shtml

Providence Hospice of the Gorge

751 Myrtle Street, The Dalles, 541-296-3228, www.providence.org/hospice

SMART (Start Making A Reader Today)

101 SW Market Street, Portland, OR 97201, 971-634-1614, www.getsmartoregon.org
Local contact Mike Wacker, 541-298-2432

Veterans Home

700 Veterans Drive, The Dalles, 541-296-7190, www.oregon.gov/odva/vetshome

Cultural and Civic Organizations

The Dalles Art Center
220 E 4th Street, The Dalles, 541-296-4759, www.thedallesartcenter.org

Civic Auditorium Historic Preservation Committee
PO Box 1102,The Dalles, 541-298-8533, www.thedallescivic.org

Old St. Peter’s Landmark
PO Box 882, Third and Lincoln, The Dalles, 541-296-5686, www.oldstpeterslandmark.org

The Dalles Riverfront Trail
3722 W 8th, The Dalles, 541-296-6335

The Shaniko Preservation Guild
PO Box 123, Shaniko, 541-489-3434

Wasco County Historical Society
300 W 13th Street, The Dalles, 541-296-1867, www.wascochs.org


Dufur School/Community Library
802 NE 5th Street, Dufur, 541-467-2509 or 541-467-2588

The Dalles-Wasco County Library
722 Court Street, The Dalles; 541-296-2815, http://www.wasco.plinkit.org

Mosier Valley Library
Glenna at 541-478-3495 or Joan at 541-478-3409

Southern Wasco County Library
City of Maupin, PO Box 328, Maupin, 503-395-2208


Dufur Historical Society & Living History Museum
PO Box 462, 010 Main Street, Dufur, 541-467-2205, www.dufurthreshingbee.org

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum
5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, 541-296-8600, www.gorgediscovery.org

Fort Dalles Museum & Anderson Homestead
PO Box 591, 500 W. 15th Street, The Dalles, 541-296-4547, www.fortdallesmuseum.org

Hood River History Museum
PO Box 781, 300 E. Port Marina Drive, Hood River, 541-386-6772, www.co.hood-river.or.us/museum

Hutson Museum
PO Box 501, 4967 Baseline Drive, Mount Hood-Parkdale, 541-352-7729

Maryhill Museum of Art
35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, Washington 98620, 509 773-3733, www.maryhillmuseum.org

Original Wasco County Courthouse
PO Box 839, 410 W 2nd Place, The Dalles, 541-296-4798, www.historicthedalles.org/wcoc/original_wasco_co_courthouse.htm

Sherman County Museum
PO Box 173, Moro, 541-442-5711, www.shermanmuseum.org

Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM)
1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, 541-308-1600, www.waaamuseum.org


The Dalles Wahtonka High School
220 East 10th Street The Dalles, 541-506-3400

The Dalles Middle School
1100 East 12th Street, The Dalles, 541-506-3380

Dry Hollow Middle School
1314 East 19th Street, The Dalles, 541-506-3370

Chenowith Elementary School
922 Chenowith Loop, The Dalles, 541-506-3350

Colonel Wright Elementary School
610 West 14th Street, The Dalles, 541-506-3360

Dufur High School and Dufur Elementary School
802 NE 5th Street, Dufur, 541-467-2509

South Wasco County High School
PO Box 347, Maupin, 541-395-2225

Maupin Elementary School
PO Box 346, 308 Deschutes Avenue, Maupin, 541-395-2665

Performing Arts Groups

Cascade Singers
308 E 10th Street, The Dalles, 541-296-3692, www.cascadesingers.org

Columbia Center for the Arts
PO Box 1543, Hood River, 541-387-8877, www.columbiaarts.org

Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association
2175 Mason Road, Hood River, 541-386-4826, www.cgoaonline.org

The Masqueraders / The Theatre Company of The Dalles
PO Box 577, The Dalles, 541-370-2513, www.thetheatrecompany.org

The Town and Country Players
PO Box 62, Maupin, 541-328-6357