Become a Member

Do you want to make a difference in your community and meet other dynamic and diverse individuals? Then we invite you to join Assistance League of Bend.

  • Member-based, 100% volunteer, nonprofit organization
  • Open to those who have the time and passion to volunteer (no minimum hours requirement)
  • Choose to be involved with philanthropic programs and fundraising events that interest you and that would benefit from your special skills and talents

In fiscal year 2019-2020, Assistance League of Bend members and community volunteers donated approximately 17,281 hours making a positive impact on our community.

Membership Levels and Requirements:


  • Encouraged to attend monthly luncheon/business meetings
  • Serve on one standing committee each year
  • Participate in philanthropic programs and events
  • Dues are $75 per year

Associates Committee

  • For interested volunteers unable to participate as voting members due to time constraints and daytime commitments
  • No requirement but may serve on a standing committee
  • Informal meeting times vary, often early morning or evenings
  • Participate in philanthropic programs and events
  • Dues are $75 per year


  • Open to individuals who have been a member for at least two years
  • May participate in philanthropic programs and events
  • No requirement but may serve on a standing committee or attend monthly luncheon/business meetings
  • Dues are $100 per year

Prospective Member Process 

Prospective members are introduced to the organization through an orientation and mentoring process that includes a tour of the Chapter House and one additional training session. Orientation is offered in August, October, February and May.
To learn more about becoming a Member, contact our Membership Chairman at

Community Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer to help with our philanthropic programs or fundraising events but membership does not suit your needs, we invite you to become a community volunteer.  Please send an email to  and let us know how you would like to be involved with Assistance League of Bend.

Community members who volunteer at any public Assistance League of Bend event (i.e. Operation School Bell, Cinderella’s Closet, These Kids Are Cookin’, Senior Caring, Hats, Hats, Hats and Kitchen Kaleidoscope) are required to submit an application for a background check and will be responsible for the cost. It will be valid for 3 years.

This is a change in policy because our insurance company is requiring it of all members and nonmembers. The background check is easy to initiate.  Click on the link for BACKGROUND CHECK and follow the steps to complete your application.  The cost is $13.95.  You will receive an email in a couple of days from Background Investigation Bureau (BIB) notifying you that your application has been approved.