Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services (DAVS) provides numerous meaningful opportunities to get involved with programs that help older adults and veterans make informed choices in their lives. DAVS appreciates every volunteer! To learn more, please contact 503-846-3060. If you are interested in volunteering, please following this link to the DAVS volunteer sign-up and login.
DAVS Advisory Council (AVSAC)
The Washington County Aging and Veteran Services Advisory Council (AVSAC). Please visit the council's page for more information about membership, meetings and responsibilities.
Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA)
SHIBA volunteers help Medicare beneficiaries make good health insurance decisions by providing confidential, unbiased health insurance assistance. They identify gaps in insurance laws and regulations and communicate those problems to policy makers. Counselors work in the office or field settings, and are needed in both Washington and Columbia counties
As a trained Project REACH volunteer, you will meet with an individual to assess their situation, then help and support them until they get the services needed. A REACH volunteer can help find the services needed, make telephone calls or research resources for information, complete forms and applications for services or resources, problem-solve and navigate application processes and follow-up with the individual to make sure they get the services they need.
Veteran Case Aid Assistant Volunteer
Veteran case aid assistants provide high level administrative support to our veteran service coordinators in daily upkeep of claim files and appeals. Some of the duties include maintaining files; index and record keeping systems which require sorting, filing, retrieving and distributing records or other documents; research case topics/issues for veteran service coordinators in relation to claims via computer and telephone; assist in special mailings; basic data entry into office databases; operate computer hardware and software including Word and Excel; and organize files and prepare them for Laserfiche.
Benefits Enrollment Center
Volunteers help clients by defining their eligibility for key public benefits. They also help facilitate the application process by assisting clients in completing and submitting benefit applications to partner agencies on the client's behalf.