Many retirees ask questions on the FACEBOOK GROUP for PGE RETIREES and get some answers from fellow retirees, and offers of help too. If you are a FACEBOOK user, you can use the Facebook search function specifically for Groups (not the search function to find individual people). Perhaps the LINK below will get you there faster.
You must request to JOIN this private GROUP, and PGE Volunteers will review your request and admit you into the Group. The Group is private among retirees, their families, and even a few future retirees still employed at PGE.
PGE employees and retirees have a long history of supporting our community. Many of us have been wanting to do volunteer work in retirement but are cautious about venturing out during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are many things that we can do without joining others we don’t know in a public setting. Here are just a few examples:
Making treats or toys for dogs or cats
Creating cards for low-income seniors or veterans
Assembling care kits for residents of homeless shelters (hygiene or cooling)
Sewing book bags for kids
Instructions for these and other projects are available from PGE Retirees here: Volunteer Opportunities. Some of these require purchasing materials and some assembly. Not every project is suitable for everyone, and we each have our favorite charities we like to support.
Making things not your cup of tea? Joining a non-profit board of directors might be just your niche and so many of them need experienced leaders. Many have been meeting online. Here are a few opportunities currently listed in myCommunity. You will need to log in to your account to see them, if you don’t have and account you can create one.
Or if Board membership is not your thing, there are other opportunities at organizations like Meals on Wheels and many, many others.
What activities do you like? Drop a line to PGE.Retirees@gmail.com so we can share your ideas with other like-minded people.