Below are links to numerous community organizations that utilize the time and skills of volunteers. We encourage you to contact the organizations that interest you.
Vancouver Watersheds Alliance- www.vancouverwatersheds.org/
Boys and Girls Club of SW Washington- www.mybgc.org
Clark County Food Bank- www.clarkcountyfoodbank.org
Free Clinic of Southwest Washington- www.freeclinics.org
4Results Mentoring- www.4resultsmentoring.org
Hoops on the River - www.hoopsontheriver.org/volunteer.html
nConnect - www.nconnectnw.org/get-involved
The City of Vancouver does not necessarily endorse or support these organizations.
In 2003, Council for the Homeless and Share partnered with the Greater Vancouver Interfaith Association to create the Winter Hospitality Overflow (WHO), a program committed to providing safe shelter during the winter months to families and individuals experiencing homelessness. The WHO offers a shelter for women, families and couples and a location for men. Each evening throughout the winter these 74 beds are available for people in need, in addition to a hot shower, meal and a caring group of community volunteers.
Overnight Shelter Volunteer are needed throughout the winter. This a wonderful opportunity to meet other volunteers and hear inspiring stories from guests.
Duties may include: greeting guests, serving/preparing food, safety checks, collecting bedding, wake up calls, and general hospitality. Learn more at their website www.whoprogram.org/volunteer/
Meals on Wheels People has been serving the social and nutritional needs of seniors in the greater metro area since 1970. We depend on 500 volunteers daily to help serve and deliver meals, pack Meals on Wheels coolers, coordinate activities and work in our neighborhood dining centers. We have eight locations in Clark County, including the Luepke Center and Firstenburg Center in Vancouver.
Meals on Wheels People currently have openings for Meals on Wheels drivers, meal packers, kitchen and dining room volunteers, an activities coordinator and administrative volunteers. We welcome civic, corporate and ecumenical groups, schools and teens. Interested? Check out their website at www.mealsonwheelspeople.org