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“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.”

~ Author Unknown

At the SRWC, we value your gifts of both time and money. Your efforts to raise funds through SRWC fundraising events and your generous contributions to the Community Grants program make it possible for us to support many very important agencies and services in south Deschutes County. If you’re interested in getting involved, here are a few great opportunities!

Event  Current Volunteer Needs  Who to Contact

The Sunriver Art Fair

August 2022

Assistant Art Fair or Co Director
Be part of the core team. Depending on your expertise may include liaison positions within the sponsorship team or communications. Building relationships and helping with Art Fair operations.

Assistant Artist Liaison
Be part of the Artist Liaison team. This group works with recruiting and jurying Artists and makes sure the Artists have the tools they need to be successful. A passion for wonderful art and bringing it to our community is all that's needed.

Sponsorship Liaison
Work with existing sponsors to build relationships, oversee sponsorship marketing with the Communications Team. Network with local businesses and develop new relationships. Mostly March through Summer position.

Logistics Assistant

Spring and Summer position. Pitch in where needed and learn the ropes of setting up the operational portion of the Art Fair in the Village at Sunriver.

Publicity Team

This is mostly an at-home position. Update online listings and distributing marketing materials locally.

Social Media Team

Work closely with the Communications Team, Sponsorship Liaison, and Artist Liaison Team to provide social media marketing, some year round, mostly late spring and summer.

Day of Event Volunteers

It takes over 100 volunteers each doing a small but important job to make this event successful. Please go to for more information about the Art Fair, and we would appreciate if you joined the fun by volunteering!

 Kathy Vogel, Sunriver Art Fair Director

We know that many of you also are interested in being involved in the community in a more hands-on way. Therefore, we have asked our recipient agencies provide us information on their volunteer needs. We will keep this updated as we receive information from current grantees.

Agency   Description  Who to contact
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon Seeking Mentors that can commit to 1.5 hours per week, Wednesdays; 11:30 am- 1:00pm at La Pine Senior Center.  Activities include one-to-one mentoring, outside activities, games, field trips, cooking classes, art and more!  or call 541-312-6047

Care and Share Community Outreach

Volunteers needed to help with distribution of food boxes on the 4th Friday of each month. Volunteers work one or two hours one or two days per month.

Madeline Bednarek

CASA of Central Oregon
(Court Appointed Special Advocates)

A CASA volunteer is a trained community member appointed by a judge to represent the best interest of a child in the court system. Volunteers spend an average of 10-15 hours per month advocating for their child.

Council on Aging of Central Oregon
Meals on Wheels

Volunteers are needed to deliver meals and friendly greetings to home-bound older adults plus meal preppers and meal packers. Volunteers are scheduled once per week in the morning.

Marianne McClure

La Pine Community Kitchen There is an ongoing need for volunteers to help unload trucks and to help pack food boxes; the Kitchen is also looking for kitchen volunteers to serve as relief chefs.

Sharri Dempsey

SMART Reading
(Start Making A Reader Today)

Volunteers are needed to read virtually with kindergarten classes for 1 hour per week at La Pine, Rosland or Three Rivers schools.

Jennifer Zardinejad

As an all-volunteer organization, the SRWC relies on its members to provide leadership for all of our social events, clubs, and activities.  As an activity chair you will use your organizational and communication skills to bring members together in social gatherings and group activities offered by the SRWC.  We are currently looking for co-chairs for the following social events, clubs, and activities.

Club /Activity Current Volunteer Needs Who to Contact
Dinner Club  Dinner Club is a group of couples and individuals who share a passion for food – both cooking and eating! They meet in small groups at member’s homes once every 6-8 weeks for a special themed, shared menu.  Co-Chairs are needed to create the schedule, organize the groupings and communicate with interested participants.  Kris Besson, Vice President of Member Services
Winter Fun The focus of this group is to find fun winter outdoor activities like snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, or ice skating, to encourage women to get out and enjoy the cool fresh air and each other.  Co-Chairs are needed to work with members interested in offering winter activities, create a schedule and communicate with interested participants. 

Kris Besson, Vice President of Member Services 

The Sunriver Women's Club (SRWC) is a  501C (3) nonprofit community service organization that welcomes members from Sunriver and the surrounding communities. 

The essence of the SRWC is to be a caring partner to our neighbors, nonprofits in south Deschutes County, local businesses and visitors.

The majority of our members are from Sunriver, La Pine and Bend-everyone is welcome.  Members participate in social and philanthropic activities.  The membership year runs from October 1 through September 30, but you may join in any month. Click on JOIN US to start your membership process.

Sunriver Women's Club
18160 Cottonwood Road, PMB 865, Sunriver, OR  97707

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