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Services and Programs

North Star Village offers a variety of services to its members. These services are based on the needs of our members in the North Star Village service area.
The services provided by North Star Village can be grouped into the two categories described in more detail below.

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Practical Services
Practical Services

Our North Star Village volunteers have completed a background check and have been through our training.  Depending on their skills and interests, they can provide a variety of services, including:

Social visits
Talking, reading, playing games, baking cookies...

Telephone Calls
Weekly check-in, service follow-up conversatioins...

Household tasks
Occasional spot cleaning, small repairs, putting away groceries, emptying waste baskets...

Mail handling, decluttering, phone calls, appointments...

Technological support
Computers, phones, home electronics...

Yard and garden care
Raking, watering, pruning, yard debris collection...

Short term pet care
Walking, feeding, changing litter box...

Minor maintenance
Clearing walkways, changing light bulbs, taking trash to curb...

Running errands
Picking up prescriptions, grocery shopping...

Accompany to appointments and activities
Doctors, market, walks...

By volunteers trained as drivers to the grocery store, doctor's office, North Star Village and other activities...

Seasonal home tasks
getting out or storing winter/summer clothing, turning mattresses, setting up holiday decorations...

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please check out Volunteer Information on the Home Page.

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Social and Cultural Activities
Social and Cultural Activities
Social events
Come to informal lunches, coffee parties, dinners and special interest groups

Art and performances
Join us for concerts, plays, music, museum and garden visits

Literature and learning
Take part in book clubs, library programs, lectures, author presentations and more.

Venture out with day trippers to Portland area parks and attractions, the Oregon coast and more.

For upcoming events, please see our Event Calendar on our Home page.  Programs will grow and change all the time to accommodate members.  Some programs are discounted, others are free.