We’re People of Action

Connect Central Oregon (CCO) is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering community involvement and supporting future leaders in our community.
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Our Mission

Empowering Our Community, Nurturing Leaders
Growing our community and its future leaders by harnessing the power of volunteerism, mentoring, innovation, and partnerships.

The Story Behind Connect Central Oregon

Who We Are
Since 2004, Volunteer Connect, Volunteer Central Oregon, and Connect Central Oregon have led hundreds of projects and programs, delivering thousands of hours of volunteer service across the region. In 2022, they merged to serve as one organization led by experienced community leaders. This merger unites our efforts and enhances synergy, allowing us to elevate our impact and advance our mission to new heights.
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What Tools Are In The CCO Toolbox?

We Support Our Community Partners With

Physical Equipment
Software and Activity Licenses
Trained Volunteers and Staff
Strategic Connections
Media Archives
Fiscal Sponsorship
Grants and Scholarships

MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Committed to Sparking Social Change Through Community Connection

Meet the Team

Sparking Social Change Through Community Connection

Our Values Drive Our Mission

CCO’S Guiding Principles for Impact

Innovation:

Encouraging creative problem-solving and the adoption of forward-thinking strategies to address community challenges and enhance community impact.

Empowerment: 

Fostering strength and confidence within the community and among future leaders to enable them to take action and make impactful decisions.

Community Engagement: 

Commitment to fostering active involvement and collective action to benefit the Central Oregon community.

Inclusivity:

Ensuring that everyone, regardless of background or ability, has the opportunity to contribute, benefit, and lead community initiatives.

Leadership Development: 

Nurturing the next generation of leaders through guidance and support.

Sustainability:

Commitment to promoting practices and solutions that ensure long-term well-being and resilience of the community and environment.

Collaboration: 

Building strong partnerships for greater reach and effectiveness.

Respect:

Valuing every individual's contributions and perspectives, fostering an environment of mutual appreciation and understanding.

Resilience:

Embodying the strength to overcome challenges in the face of adversity, ensuring the community's needs are met with unwavering support and innovation.

Support Our Mission

Become a Partner in Change

At Connect Central Oregon, we deeply value the generosity and support of changemakers like you. With your help, we can expand our impact and create lasting change in our community.

Commitment to Transparency

Your trust is invaluable, and we strive to uphold it through transparent practices. We are committed to being open and honest about how we operate, how we spend our resources, and how we work with our partners.

Accountability and Impact

We hold ourselves accountable to our donors and the communities we serve. We continuously seek opportunities to maximize the impact of every donation, ensuring your investment yields tangible results.

Join Us in Shaping a Stronger, More Connected Central Oregon

Your support can make a real difference