Short Term 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.  There are also volunteer opportunities that can accomplished from home listed here.  Some of these are on-going, occurring once or a couple of times a year, some will happen just this one time, but all need your help to be successful!  These events change frequently, be sure to check this page often.  Contact information is listed below.  To SIGN UP receive our quarterly E-Newsletter, CLICK HERE.

Holiday- Special Event-Short term-Stay at Home Volunteer Opportunities

CLARK NEIGHBORS FOOD PROJECT or RIDGEFIELD NEIGHBORS FOOD PROJECT is looking for people who will be neighborhood coordinators to help expand "Project Green Bag".  This is a "at home" volunteer opportunity.  Coordinators sign up their neighbors as participants in this unique way to support neighborhood food banks.  Coordinators share information about the project with their neighbors, pass out the green canvas bags the neighbor will fill with food donations over the course of a month, and then email or call their neighbors to remind them of the collection day.  The coordinator then makes sure the filled bags are picked up, a new empty bag is left, and the collected bags are taken to the designated neighborhood collection point for distribution.  Some limited data entry skill is needed, along with the ability to send out reminders of pick up times by email or phone, and the ability to lift/carry up to 25 pounds helpful.  A vehicle or the ability to arrange for  transport of the filled bags is helpful.  Pick up days are usually every two months on a Saturday.  To sign up for this event contact Volunteer Connections at 360-735-3693.  

 

 

nCONNECT is seeking people for advisory committees to gain input fromt the public on various career related topics for SW Washington Schools.  The events are scheduled in April and May with meeting generally held multiple dates in the evenings.  People with expertise in the following catagories are especially needed:  Business; Agriculture; Medical; Human Resources; and Digital Technologies.  Contact Volunteer Connections at 360-735-3693.  

 

CLARK COUNTY PARKS AND LOWER COLUMBIA ESTUARY PARTNERSHIP is seeking volunteers to help with the Curtin Springs Wildlife Habitat Planting on Saturday March 9 from 9:00 a.m. till noon.  You'll help plant trees to benefit the local habitat around Curtin Springs turning it into a wildlife oasis in the middle of the city at 8007 NE 72nd Ave.  All ages and abilities welcome, pre-registration required, groups welcome.  Tools, snacks, hot cocoa, coffee, and gloves provided.  Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.  Must wear long pants and closed toed shoes. 

CLARK COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS PARKS DIVISION: Help remove invasive ivy from Lacamas Park Saturday March 23 from 9:00 a.m. till noon.  Training, tools, snacks, water provided.  A great workout that helps our native environment!  Contact Dora at 360-397-2285 ex 1679 or email at dora.hernandez@clark.wa.gov.

CLARK COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS PARKS DIVISION:  SOLVE IT FOR EARTH DAY Saturday April 20 from 9:00 a.m. till noon volunteers will collect litter from throughout Frenchman's Bar Park (8800 Lower River Road) along the banks of the Columbia and at Blurock Landing.  You will play a vital role in preventing trash from entering the Pacific Ocean.  Parking passes provided.  Contact Dora at 360-397-2285 ex 1679 or email at dora.hernandez@clark.wa.gov.  Other Frenchman's Bar Clean up days are scheduled for;  Saturday May 25, Saturday June 22 and Saturday July 27.

CLARK COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS VOLUNTEER PROGRAM is looking for volunteers to help with the 8th ANNUAL BIG PADDLE FESTIVAL Friday May 31 9:00 a.m. till one p.m. and Saturday  June 1 at the Port of Ridgefield Public Boat Launch 5 West Mill Street.  Friday you'll help set up the event, then Saturday help paddlers register 7:00 a.m. till 10:30 a.m. and with event deconstruction from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  Contact Dora at 360-397-2285 ex 1679 or email at dora.hernandez@clark.wa.gov.

 

 

 

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