Volunteer Opportunities - February

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Volunteer Opportunities
For more information: 360-735-3683

American Cancer Society is in need of assistance at their Discovery Shop on Main Street. Volunteers may help with sorting and pricing donations as they come into the store and assisting customers with their purchases.

Catholic Community Services and Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) are partnering to provide seniors who live in VHA downtown housing buildings with scheduled rides for grocery shopping to food banks and the Luepke Senior Center’s lunch programs. Volunteer drivers are needed to drive the 14-passenger van for a fixed route of weekly trips. A CDL license is not required.

Clark County Habitat Store for Humanity seeks store assistants who enjoy working with the public. Volunteers will assist the customers, ring up sales, answer phones, and help maintain a neat and tidy store.

Clark County Historical Museum has volunteer opportunities available in operations, collections, preservation, education, history, special events and as library archive assistants.

Clark Public Utilities/Stream Team Program educates nearly 4,000 Clark County 4th and 5th graders about the water cycle and environmental science. Tour leaders are needed to provide a hands-on activity to the students. Volunteers are also needed to help bring salmon back to the Salmon Creek Watershed; participate in restoration events including planting, potting, monitoring and general maintenance. Activities are held throughout the year and are appropriate for individuals and/or families.

Daybreak Youth Services successfully treats teens for drug and alcohol abuse. Daybreak has a need for volunteer help in all of their programs; development, education, recreation, student internship and special events.

Innovative Services NW volunteers provide additional support to the early learning classrooms while learning more about the childcare field. Many assigned tasks will involve cleaning and housekeeping as well as providing care for children under supervision of other staff. Position will require active movement working with children.

Silver Buckle Ranch is looking for volunteers to help in the following programs: Acts of Random Kindness (ARK), Mentoring, Juvenile Justice, Girl/Boy Scouts, Youth Group and Riding Lessons.

Vancouver School District’s Lunch Buddy Program pairs a caring adult with an elementary student who needs a positive role model in his/her life.
The program has expanded to 19 schools in the Vancouver School District and volunteers, especially male buddies, are desperately needed.

Volunteer Connections asks “Do you like to help people?” You could be one of the very special volunteers at the Clark County Court House and Public Service Center who do just that! Our volunteers at the information desks are very busy as they direct many visitors to the special department, court room or service they need. “Where’s Court Room A? Where do I pay my taxes? Where do we get a marriage license?” These are all very important reasons for coming in and you can be the person who makes sure they get to the right place.

City of Vancouver

The City of Vancouver offers volunteer opportunities for individuals, families and larger groups, both single and day or long-term engagements. Play with kids, spruce up parks, plan adventures for 50 or better adults or get involved in a wider variety of projects. To learn more about City of Vancouver volunteer opportunities below, visit www.cityofvancouver.us, email hailey.heath@cityofvancouver.us call Volunteer Coordinator Hailey Heath at 360-487-8316.

Hiking guide/driver: The Vancouver Parks and Recreation 50+ Forever Young Hikers program is looking for physically fit volunteer hiking guides and drivers. Volunteers must be 50+, able to pass a background check and willing to take first aid/cpr. If you are interested in being involved in the hiking program, have the time to research potential new hikes, evaluate trails and are comfortable driving a 15-passenger van, please give us a call.  For more information contact Becky at 360-487-7084 or email becky.anderson@cityofvancouver.us

Front Desk Assistant: Currently seeking qualified candidates age 19 and older for the volunteer position of Front Desk Assistant and Fitness Attendant. This position serves as one of the first points of contact for customers who visit the Firstenburg Community Center in east Vancouver. Current positions open for Thursday evenings 5:30-7 p.m.

To learn more visit www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec/page/front desk-assistant-firstenburg or contact Angela Brosius at 360-487-7003 or email at angela.brosius@cityofvancouver.us

Clark County

For information: Clark County Environmental Services at 360-397-2121 ext. 4352 or visit Volunteerclark.com.

With the start of a new year, Clark County residents have a new online tool to help them find volunteer opportunities to serve their community.

Volunteerclark.com helps connect county residents with community needs. The website, sponsored by Clark County Environmental Services, is an easy way for volunteers to find environmental projects or other events that best match their interests and abilities.

Upcoming events are listed on the home page. Simply click on Volunteer for an Event to see a complete list of projects and events. Volunteers also can search by location, date, sponsor’s name or keyword.

“This website is handy for county residents who want to devote their time, talents and energy toward improving our community,” said Don Benton, Environmental Services director. “The county is pleased to provide an easy method for residents to find volunteer opportunities on a short- or long-term basis.”