We have been serving with the Chiloquin community since 2013. Based on the 2010 census, 734 people live in Chiloquin. Over 33% of the families in Chiloquin live below the poverty line. Read about the change in Chiloquin since 2013 from the perspective of a community liaison.
Members from the Klamath Tribes primarily live in the small town of Chiloquin, 30 miles north of the city of Klamath Falls. The Klamath Tribes include Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin. Our services are open to the entire community.
Online Summer 2020 & 2021
In order to protect the safety of our partner communities, staff, and volunteers, we have paused in-person volunteer programs. Registration for our 4 week online program is open. We will virtually connect with our community partners in Chiloquin again this summer.
2021 Online Summer Dates
- Week 1: Jue 28 – July 2
- Week 2: July 5 – July 9
- Week 3: June 12 – July 16
- Week 4: July 19 – July 23
Learn About Chiloquin
To learn more about the Chiloquin community, download the detailed SSP Chiloquin Study Guide and Understanding Reservations Guide. We suggest that you download the study guide, share with your group and discuss the materials during a planning meeting.
Follow local news: Klamath Falls Herald and News
- July 30, 2015: Looking through the lens of hope: Volunteers help build, touch up Chiloquin
- July 11, 2014: Youth volunteers working under the Sierra Service Project
- August 9, 2013: Sierra Service Project helps the community of Chiloquin
Service Work in Chiloquin
For the most part, we repair homes in the communities we serve. The type of work includes roofing, building ramps and porches, painting and other general home repairs. No construction experience is needed, and you’ll be amazed at all of the work that your youth teams complete!
Occasionally, our teams work on churches, community buildings, and schools in the communities that host us. In addition, we will sometimes participate in other types of community service activities like community gardens when there is a need and the work is appropriate for youth work teams.
Most projects take longer to complete than your week at SSP so you may see the beginning, middle or end of a project.
In 2019, volunteers completed 13 projects for homeowners and community organizations:
- 1 deck
- 1 painting project
- 1 shed
- 2 fences
- 2 ramps
- 6 stair projects
Directions to Chiloquin
To get to Chiloquin, consult Google maps or a similar mapping service to find the best route for your group.
Chiloquin, OR 97624
From Highway 97:
From the South, take OR-422 W/Chiloquin Boulevard. Turn right on W Chocktoot St.
From the North, take exit 247 toward Chiloquin. Turn left on OR-422 W/Chiloquin Boulevard. Continue onto W Chocktoot St.
The average high during the summer is 85°F and low is 40°F. The elevation in Chiloquin is 4,200 feet.
During Adventure Wednesday, everyone serves together at Collier Memorial State Park. Teams clear brush to prevent forest fires which is a major concern to the area. In the afternoon, we relax by the river and enjoy a BBQ dinner.
Thursday evening program is off site. Weather permitting, everyone drives to an overlook above Upper Klamath Lake with a great view of the sunset behind Mt. McLoughlin. This is a special time of personal reflection.
Stories from Chiloquin
By Zasu Scott Youth Volunteer from Loomis First United Methodist Church I reached a turning point the summer before my sophomore year of high school in 2015. It was my fourth time spending a week repairing homes with Sierra Service Project, and it was undeniable that each experience had been transformational for me. My experience […] Continue Reading
Every summer, Chiloquin, Oregon witnesses miracles. Houses have paint for the first time in years. Fences, down and leaning for decades, are standing straight and tall. Elderly and disabled people can get wheelchairs out of their houses because SSP has constructed a ramp. The little miracles have piled up for five years now, and with those miracles, hope has come to the community. Continue Reading