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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers have been the lifeblood of the Jacksonville Community Center (JCC) since its inception nearly 20 years ago. Volunteers did all this:

  • Incorporated JCC and obtained its tax-exempt status
  • Raised over $750,000 to build and equip the Community Center
  • Worked on the demolition to prepare for construction
  • Remodeled the cottage
  • Designed and installed the Center’s landscaping and walkways
  • Marketed and booked our earliest rentals.

JCC now has a part-time Director, and a part-time Administrative Assistant, but volunteers continue to be the heart and inspiration of the Community Center. We are in need of helpful volunteers in the following areas:

Facilities and Ground Maintenance: Are you interested in pulling a few weeds or trimming some plants? Do you have landscaping experience or know something about maintaining a facility? JCC could use your help in maintaining our grounds and helping with the non-janitorial upkeep of our Community Center.

Finance and Budget: Do you have a background in finance or experience with budgets? JCC is looking for persons to join our existing Finance and Budget Committee.

Fund Raising: Have you written grant proposals, direct mail appeals or don’t mind asking people for money for a good cause? JCC is looking to reestablish its Funding Committee and could use a few experienced people.

Legal: Are you an attorney in Oregon who is willing to provide pro-bono help to a deserving nonprofit here in the valley? JCC may require the use of an attorney perhaps 2-4 times a year to review a contract or other document or to provide legal advice on important operating procedures. The attorney would work directly with the JCC Director or the President.

Marketing: Do you have experience with social media or websites? Can you write a good news article or human interest piece or design a flyer? Do you have skills taking and editing photos? Can you help develop a marketing plan? JCC needs persons with marketing and publicity experience to promote Community Center activities and market JCC to potential renters.

Program: Do you have experience in developing and implementing programs for people young or old and everyone in between? Do you have ideas for programs that JCC should offer the community? The mission of the Jacksonville Community Center is to provide programs and activities for the community. If you have the experience and want to help JCC achieve its mission, join our Program Committee.

Welcome and Hospitality: Do you enjoy meeting and talking with people? JCC needs people who are interested in volunteering to staff our office or meet and greet people who are interested in renting the Community Center. We also need people who can help occasionally to open or close the Center for a large event.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Jacksonville Community Center,  please call Center Director Leah Howell at 541-702-2585 or email Leah at leahh@jacksonvillecommunitycenter.org

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Have you booked a space for your holiday party?

Have you booked a space for your holiday party? ...

See you at the After the Tree Lighting party tonight at the JCC!

See you at the After the Tree Lighting party tonight at the JCC! ...

We can't wait to see you at the holiday party tomorrow. Bring the family, meet new friends, and enjoy some light snacks! There are even door prizes this year and storytime with Mrs. Claus for the kids!

We can't wait to see you at the holiday party tomorrow. Bring the family, meet new friends, and enjoy some light snacks! There are even door prizes this year and storytime with Mrs. Claus for the kids! ...

Lori's support of the JCC extends back to when the Center was nothing but a plot of earth.  It may have been hard to imagine the vision back then, but Lori got involved, and has not wavered since! Rolling up her sleeves during construction, then, as a board member, engaging the community in the
vision and mission, leading the development of new programs, and now faithfully volunteering to lead one of our most popular weekly classes, (Beginners Yoga on Fridays), Lori has actively shown she's committed to the JCC's growth.  We are fortunate to have her leadership, enthusiasm, and ongoing support.  Thank you Lori Grable, your contributions over many years have made a big difference!
https://mailchi.mp/jacksonvillecommunitycenter/nov-volunteer-highlight

Lori's support of the JCC extends back to when the Center was nothing but a plot of earth. It may have been hard to imagine the vision back then, but Lori got involved, and has not wavered since! Rolling up her sleeves during construction, then, as a board member, engaging the community in the
vision and mission, leading the development of new programs, and now faithfully volunteering to lead one of our most popular weekly classes, (Beginners Yoga on Fridays), Lori has actively shown she's committed to the JCC's growth. We are fortunate to have her leadership, enthusiasm, and ongoing support. Thank you Lori Grable, your contributions over many years have made a big difference!
https://mailchi.mp/jacksonvillecommunitycenter/nov-volunteer-highlight
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New Rogue Valley Voices Post! https://mailchi.mp/jacksonvillecommunitycenter/rogue-valley-voices-post-112022

New Rogue Valley Voices Post! https://mailchi.mp/jacksonvillecommunitycenter/rogue-valley-voices-post-112022 ...

Join us for the FREE After the Tree Lighting Holiday party on Saturday, November 26th! Click the link to check out next week's schedule featuring the new, wellness program, Zumba Gold.
 https://mailchi.mp/jacksonvillecommunitycenter/after-the-treat-lighting-holiday-party

Join us for the FREE After the Tree Lighting Holiday party on Saturday, November 26th! Click the link to check out next week's schedule featuring the new, wellness program, Zumba Gold.
https://mailchi.mp/jacksonvillecommunitycenter/after-the-treat-lighting-holiday-party
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Host your holiday party or next event at the JCC

Host your holiday party or next event at the JCC ...

We owe a big THANK YOU to the Boosters Foundation for sending over volunteers Robert and Betsey Zimmerman to transform our outdoor space!  After much digging, measuring, cutting, and constructing, a beautiful wooden fence emerged along the back side of the JCC property.  It greatly enhances our spaces inside and out.
Views from the Great Room are vastly improved, and outside on the patio there is increased privacy for guests.  Steve Casaleggio and a crew of stainers followed up with a warm, light brown stain- and we could not be happier! Thank you Robert and Betsey, and all others who rolled up their sleeves- We appreciate you! https://mailchi.mp/jacksonvillecommunitycenter/october-volunteer-highlight-5242268

We owe a big THANK YOU to the Boosters Foundation for sending over volunteers Robert and Betsey Zimmerman to transform our outdoor space! After much digging, measuring, cutting, and constructing, a beautiful wooden fence emerged along the back side of the JCC property. It greatly enhances our spaces inside and out.
Views from the Great Room are vastly improved, and outside on the patio there is increased privacy for guests. Steve Casaleggio and a crew of stainers followed up with a warm, light brown stain- and we could not be happier! Thank you Robert and Betsey, and all others who rolled up their sleeves- We appreciate you! https://mailchi.mp/jacksonvillecommunitycenter/october-volunteer-highlight-5242268
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Did you see this month's Rogue Valley Voices Post? We heard from NOWIA Únete, Center for Farm Worker Advocacy. https://jacksonvillecommunitycenter.org/2022/09/honoring-the-hands-that-feed-us/

Did you see this month's Rogue Valley Voices Post? We heard from NOWIA Únete, Center for Farm Worker Advocacy. https://jacksonvillecommunitycenter.org/2022/09/honoring-the-hands-that-feed-us/ ...

Steps away from Jacksonville's historic district, the JCC is the perfect venue for your next retreat! The 1,200 square feet Great Room features a divider to provide break-out spaces. Inquire today for availability!

Steps away from Jacksonville's historic district, the JCC is the perfect venue for your next retreat! The 1,200 square feet Great Room features a divider to provide break-out spaces. Inquire today for availability! ...

November's program announcement and check out a message from our director! https://mailchi.mp/jacksonvillecommunitycenter/november-program-announcement

November's program announcement and check out a message from our director! https://mailchi.mp/jacksonvillecommunitycenter/november-program-announcement ...