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Organization Information

Name: Shangri-La
Website: http://www.shangrilaoregon.org/Home/Volunteer/
Address: 4080 Reed Road SE #150
City: Salem
State: Oregon
Zip Code: 97302
Description: Founded as a utopia for life-long learning, fulfillment and happiness, Shangri-La has not strayed far from its roots since its creation in 1963.

As a 501(c)(3) non profit organization and equal opportunity employer, Shangri-La provides human services at nearly 100 locations throughout the mid-Willamette Valley and central Oregon coast. Our programs serve over 4,000 people annually.

Contact Information

First Name: Paige
Last Name: Gorry
Phone: 503-581-1732, x348
Email: paige.gorry@shangrila-or.org

Opportunity Information

Name: Postage Pal
Issue Area(s):
  • Other
Course(s):  
Start Date: 02/20/2017
End Date: 01/01/2018
Description: What is Shangri-La?
Shangri-La is a non-profit human services organization serving adults with disabilities and disadvantages so they may recognize and achieve their potential. We aim to create communities where all people are accepted for their abilities and celebrated for their achievements.

What does a Postage Pal do?
The Postage Pal acts as a pen pal to an individual with I/D disabilities to provide enriching, engaging and person-centered communication. On a weekly basis, volunteer will: exchange handwritten or typed letters with a person-served and/or explore creative mail opportunities such as sending postcards, coloring pages, pictures, or more. 

Ideal volunteer is friendly, outgoing, and caring.