Support and visit Seniors in Multnomah County



Start Date


End Date


Times of day

Weekday Afternoons

Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


United States


Metropolitan Family Service is seeking volunteers who are interested in supporting and visiting with clients of the Public Guardian Program

The Public Guardian Program obtains and implements court-appointed guardianship and/or conservatorship for people who have limited mental capacity, are unable to care for themselves or were previously at high risk due to abuse or self-neglect. Volunteers support this program by carrying out tasks to support clients in their daily lives or through visits and community engagement. Volunteer activities may include: in-home visits for socialization and to enhance client well-being; accompanying clients to routine medical appointments; shopping for and with clients; assisting with transitions to new living environments; and providing other support and quality of life enhancements.

There is an average of four to eight hours per week expectation and we ask volunteers to commit to one year of service. Almost all volunteer hours are served on weekdays. 

Volunteer activities vary based on the client served and tasks are delegated by Public Guardian staff. Volunteers will spend some of their time in the Public Guardian office located downtown, and out in the community visiting clients where they reside. Volunteers are expected to track availability and tasks through online systems such as Google calendar and shared spreadsheets.

For more information contact Lauren Fontanarosa 



  • Training Provided

How To Apply

Please email with any questions or inquires.

We will train all volunteers so no previous experience is necessary.  Volunteers should be personable, listen well, understand limitations experienced by some clients, and be motivated to support vulnerable adults with diminished capacity. Volunteers must also have a clear sense of boundaries in working with clients. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and successfully complete a criminal background check and program application. Volunteers who provide transportation to clients will be required to submit to a driver history check and complete additional driver safety training.  

Volunteers must be willing to travel to different parts of Portland either with their car, public transportation or through use of County cars.