Elders in Action - Receptionist



Time Commitment

A few hours per week


1411 SW Morrison Street Suite 290
United States


Elders in Actions is looking for a Volunteer Receptionist

Volunteer Eligibility: 


Position Duties/Responsibilities:

1.    Serve as the welcoming and caring receptionist for clients and other visitors to the EIA office, greeting guests, causal visitors, and clients in need of service in a professional manner;

2.    Answer Elders in Action’s main phone line, voicemail and transfers calls;

3.    Address questions about the agency and agency programs;

4.    Share talents, experience and wisdom in assisting staff members with various projects;

5.    Assist with fundraising activities such as special mailings and events;

6.    Provide admin support for workshops and meetings such as preparing manuals and materials, organizing the meeting space and taking attendance;

7.    Complete and submit a monthly volunteer hour report;

8.    Maintain volunteer, client, staff and agency confidentiality;

9.    Additional responsibilities may be assigned based on the interests/talents of the individual.


Location of Volunteer Work: Elders in Action office (1411 SW Morrison St Ste 290, Portland, OR 97205)


Time/Schedule Requirements: Monday to Friday, office hours, flexible schedule .


Needed Skills/Qualification:

1.    Strong interpersonal skills

2.    Willingness to work with a diverse population

3.    Strong listening skills and empathy towards older adults

4.    Good organizational skills

5.    Computer savvy/comfortable with Microsoft Office applications and familiar with use/troubleshooting of typical office equipment.

6.    Problem-solving skills and ability to work independently in an office environment

7.    Dependable



Training/Support Provided: Elders in Action staff provide initial training and monthly continuing education meetings and all coordination of assigning and information on clients.    



·       Develop knowledge of older adult resources and services in Portland Metro area;

·       Volunteer in a professional setting;

·       Public transportation passes

·       Have one-on-one interactions with older adults that result in increased independence and confidence of clients.


  • Training Provided
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

How To Apply


Please email us describing why you are interested in working with Elders in Action.

Laura Berrutti

Volunteer Manager