SAGE in Central Oregon

Thank you for your interest in SAGE's work in Central Oregon.

SAGE is a nonprofit organization that believes in generational equity – the principle that each generation should improve the quality of life for the next. Our mission is to inspire people over 50 to give forward with their time, money, and voice so that younger and future generations can thrive.

We offer a speaker series, workshops, discussion groups, and we train fellows to lead community benefit projects for nonprofit partners. We also sponsor teams that focus on healthy democracy, climate education, intergenerational mentoring, and promoting electric vehicles. Learn more about SAGE.
 
We’re excited to offer two of our more focused, placed-based initiatives in Deschutes County, Central Oregon:
 
  • One-to-one adviceDuring our one-to-one meeting, you tell us what you care about and how you want to make a difference. We match your goals and interests with an organization or opportunity that’s right for you. We are proud to promote many nonprofits that are active in Central Oregon. We can also share more about SAGE's work and how you can get involved. Contact us to meet with a Community Connector.
  • Group events. SAGE offers many community events in the form of discussion groups and workshops to complement our one-to-one support. We also regularly partner with individuals and organizations to offer private and customized events. Learn more about attending or hosting a SAGE event.
Watch this site for exciting new events in Central Oregon. Contact us to find out and join our team!

Looking for more ideas? View Volunteer Central Oregon for more opportunities.

Everything we do has an impact.

Contact a SAGE Connector and learn how to get involved.

Central Oregon Partners

Citizens4Community
Citizens4Community
Citizens4Community (C4C) is a non-partisan organization in Sisters, Oregon that works with community members to promote healthy civic discourse and to help build collaborative skills and local networks. We host and support programs and projects that enhance teamwork and foster a more prosperous, empowered Sisters Country—one increasingly ready to address opportunities and challenges as they arise. Email: [email protected]. Learn More
Classroom Law Project
Classroom Law Project
The Classroom Law Project brings vital and engaging civics and law-related education programs into Oregon schools, teaching students at all grade levels the values and skills essential to participating in and strengthening democracy. There are many opportunities for members of the legal, judicial, and business community to volunteer to prepare youth to become active, engaged and informed participants in their communities. Email: [email protected] or call (503) 224-4424. For opportunities in Central Oregon, email Amy Sabbadini, [email protected]. Learn More
Community Conversations Bend
Community Conversations Bend
Community Conversations Bend offers events in Central Oregon for community members of all backgrounds to share stories and discuss issues that matter. There's an open feeling of trust and a bubbling up of ideas that break down the silos that are dividing our communities across the country. Contact: https://www.communityconversationsbend.org/upcoming-suppers.html.
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Kids Center
Kids Center
KIDS Center is dedicated to the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of child abuse. Volunteers help the organization provide critical services to an ever-growing number of children and families affected by child abuse in Central Oregon. There are many different volunteer opportunities, from helping out at the front desk to supporting an event. Call 541-383-5958 or email [email protected]Learn More
Latino Community Association (Central Oregon)
Latino Community Association (Central Oregon)
Latino Community Association (LCA) is an essential connecting point for our immigrant community in Central Oregon. We help families find employment, file their taxes, work through legal issues, improve their English, achieve citizenship, and connect to new opportunities and resources. We give our clients the time to be heard and understood.  Volunteers support across all of our services and programs, bringing people together across cultures to build a more cohesive community. Call (541) 382-4366 or email [email protected].
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NeighborImpact
NeighborImpact
NeighborImpact represents and serves economically disadvantaged residents of Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Their mission is to support people and strengthen communities. There are many ways to get involved. Call 541-548-2380 or email [email protected]. Learn More
REACH
REACH
REACH accompanies individuals in vulnerable situations toward greater housing stability and independence in Central Oregon. REACH provides a safe and trusted way to assist people with access to critical resources and referrals to local agencies. Call 425-765-1782 or email [email protected]. Learn More
Think Wild
Think Wild
Think Wild is a wildlife hospital and conservation center for Central Oregon that specializes in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, education and outreach, and conservation services. You can get involved in a variety of roles at the wildlife hospital, habitat restoration and native planting, construction and maintenance, education and outreach, at-home projects, and much more. Call 541-933-5437 or email [email protected]. Learn More
350 Deschutes
350 Deschutes
350 Deschutes engages in climate advocacy, climate education, and developing climate policy that serves all people, including a just transition for affected workers to transition to a clean low-carbon economy. Based in Central Oregon, their work affects the whole state and beyond. Call (206) 498-5887 or email [email protected]. Learn More

Volunteer with SAGE

We love volunteers, student projects, and pro bono help! We welcome volunteers for a few hours or long-term commitments.

Volunteer with SAGE Partners

SAGE partners with many nonprofits that offer direct service and advocacy roles to strengthen education, restore our environment, promote economic opportunity, and boost civic leadership.