The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.
To help document how our club and individual members live the volunteer spirit, we ask that you record your time spent on activities in the GFWC designated community service areas. A few ideas are listed here to help you identify ways your time and talents contribute to our community.
Your volunteer hours may include time spent in the activity, time spent educating yourself and others, and time spent in preparing or purchasing items to donate. Hours may be turned in at meetings or by responding to e--mails requesting your report.
To see the complete GFWC action sheet for each area, click the headings.
Oregon City Womans Club
Complete training through CWS to become a community advocate for survivors of domestic violence.
Donate - whether it is a monetary gift or a needed item from the wish list, your gift is the ultimate community action, allowing CWS to advocate and support survivors of domestic/sexual violence.
Visit local galleries, exhibits, music festivals, and dramatic events.
Volunteer as a docent at local historical landmarks, museums, galleries, or other venues.
Support local theater and music programs by attending performances by Clackamas Repertory Theatre, Willamette Falls Symphony, school drama productions and concerts, etc.
Donate tickets for others to attend cultural events.
Recycle at home - up to ½ hour of volunteer time per month
Volunteer for local projects such as the city Earth Day clean-up, invasive species removal in local parks, and community gardens. Check for information on activities on the city website or SOLVE Oregon.
Participate in a neighborhood clean-up or roadside clean-up - contact your neighborhood association for more information.
Plant and tend native species in your yard.
Participate in a book club.
Volunteer at the library
Read to children at a local school or Sunday School
Join Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) as a volunteer. Several schools in Oregon City and Jennings Lodge participate in this program.
Donate supplies to a local school - contact the school office for needs.
Donate food to Backpack Buddies or Pioneer Pantry.
Donate food items to Helping Other People Eat (H. O. P. E.)
Donate pet food to Friends Involved in Dog Outreach (F. I. D. O.)
Volunteer your time at a food bank or feeding program.
PUBLIC ISSUES AND LEGISLATION:
Encourage active involvement in the legislation and regulation of issues that affect the world around you.
Advocate for legislation that supports active and veteran military personnel and their families
Support military personnel and veterans returning to community living
Download a Family Disaster Plan from Clackamas Fire District #1 and complete it with your family and share copies with neighbors.
Participate in international cultural exchanges.
Donate to programs to provide vaccines or clean water to communities around the world.
Educate yourself and share information with your friends and family about ways to support international human rights.
Promote OCWC, as well as the state and local organizations, to the public.
Represent OCWC at meetings of other local organizations, such as the Chamber of Commerce.