Current Events

Event-Specific Opportunities

  • Freedom From Hunger
  • Holiday Meal is a free holiday meal offered to the community annually, usually on December 24; volunteers are needed to help prepare, serve, deliver and clean up after the meal.

Volunteering in Philomath

Social Services

Families & Children

  • 4-H Program- Youth development program that focuses on teaching youth leadership, citizenship and life skills through experiential learning methods.

  • Food & Shelter

  • Benton County Habitat For Humanity

  • Philomath Community Services

  • Health & Caregiving

    see also Mental Health below

  • Benton County Red Cross always has a need for volunteer instructors and emergency workers.

  • Benton County Hospice provides in-home care for terminal patients; volunteer positions include patient care, bereavement services, office staff, board volunteers, committee members and thrift store workers

  • Human Rights

  • ACLU - The local Benton County Chapter of the National American Civil Liberties Union.

  • Amnesty International - The Benton County Community Chapter of Amnesty International

  • Mental Health

  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

  • Progress Ranch provides residential treatment services for emotionally disturbed boys between 6 and 10 years old

  • ARC Thrift Shop helps fund mental health agencies.

  • Suicide Prevention of Benton County provides education and crisis services to Benton County residents

  • Other Social Services

  • Community Mediation Services - helping members of our community resolve conflicts since 1990.

  • Civic

    Volunteering On Campus (OSU)

    Campus Clubs

    Volunteering Outside of Philomath

    • Food Bank solicits, receives, inventories and distributes donated foods and grocery products to local charitable feeding organizations
    • Peace Corps - Help various countries by immersing yourself in a community through language, culture and interpersonal connection.