Holiday and Special Event Opportunities

Looking for short-term opportunities?  Most of these opportunities are done-in-a-day, require only a few hours of time, or will last only a few days or weeks.  Some of these are on-going occuring once or a couple of times a year, some will happen just this one time, but all need your help to be successful!  For most events contact or call 360-735-3690.

CLARK COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS PARKS DIVISION:  Park and Trail Maintenance volunteer opportunities are now recruiting.  Below is a list of upcoming dates.  Volunteers should be in good physical condition and able to navigate uneven terrain, bend, crouch, kneel, grab and pull.  Groups are usually welcome, though some dates have limits as to the number who can participate.  If you wish to participate with a group please contact us to insure there will be room.  Usually tools, snacks and water will be provided.  Often parking passes are provided.  Always dress for the weather and wear closed toed shoes.  Be prepared to get dirty and have fun!  Youth are usually welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult (for youth under age 16).  Contact Dora Hernandez directly 360-397-2285 ex 1679 or to sign up.

All cleanups/maintenance events are 9:00 a.m. till Noon unless otherwise noted.

Frenchman's Bar Cleanup July 28; August 25     Frenchman's Bar is located at:  8800 NW Lower River Road

V.I.N.E. Vancouver Ivy Near Elimination Squad Park Weed Warriors meet a few more times this summer.  Plan to pull ivy, a lot of ivy!  Wear gloves, closed toed shoes, come prepared for a work out!  

          Leroy Haagen Park on NE 9th Street  August 9  9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.   Tenny Creek Park 3105 NE 91st St  Aug 23  9:00 a.m.-11:00  

CLARK COUNTY VETERAN'S ASSISTANCE CENTER:  Two events are coming up one in August, one in September.  Both need lots of volunteers!  For complete details you may contact Corinne at the Vet's Center, 360-693-7030 or  Be sure to tell her you saw the information here!

AUGUST 25:  WARRIORS AND WHEELS CAR SHOW FUNDRAISER:  If you love cars and want to support our veterans, then help out!  Lots of things to do, 6 AM-Noon shift or Noon till 4:00 pm shift.  

SEPTEMBER 14 &15:  ANNUAL STAND DOWN :  This important event helps connect veterans with the services they need.  On September 14 help with set up, on September 15 help where needed, helping greet and direct people to what they need, serve as a runner, help with tear down.  The event is at the Vancouver VA  in the Gym Building.  

CLARK COUNTY CONNECTS a one morning whirlwind of "getting things done!"  Saturday September 8 from 8:00 a.m. till Noon join hundreds of your friends and neighbors to take care of a multitude of special projects all over town!  Everyone can be involved, perfect for families, groups, individuals, and corporations to show your volunteer spirit!  Visit the website: to look at the list of projects, or propose a project for a nonprofit.  Sign up on the website, or contact Marcia at 360-735-3693 with questions.

SENIOR WELLNESS CONNECTIONS EXPO Presented by Vancouver Clinic and Volunteer Connections:  SEPTEMBER 15 at ilani Resort and Casino.  The annual Expo returns and lots of volunteers are needed as we move into our new location the Cowlitz Ballroom at beautiful ilani in Ridgefield.  Volunteers are needed now through the event!  Contact Kitty Hibbs at 360-735-3690 or  (Sorry you must be at least 21 to help the day of the event at the Casino).  

Now through August 31:  Help with event prep!  We especially need people who are good at getting items donated for raffle prizes!  Flexible times, you can do it from home!  Also needed people to help distribute flyers

September 6 or 7:  Help Stuff "swag bags" for the first 500 attendees

September 15:  6:00 a.m.-9:00  Assist with set up, help vendors move into ballroom; help set up registration and raffle tables; help things stay organized   9:00-Noon:  Help with registration table; serve as a greeter directing people to Ballroom; sell raffle tickets; coordinate volunteers; conduct short surveys with guests;   Noon-3:00  help at registration table, serve as a greeter directing people to ballroom; sell raffle tickets, coordinate volunteers; conduct short surveys with guests.   3:00-6:00 P.M.  help at registration table, help sell raffle tickets (unitl 3:45); conduct short surveys with guests;  help with event take down, assist vendors in packing up their tables, assist in picking up litter, boxing up Expo supplies.






Our Mission is to connect the wisdom, experience, and talents of volunteers with opportunities to enrich the quality of life for themselves and their communities.