RSVP

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, is a federally funded program under the Corporation for National and Community Service, locally sponsored by the Human Service Council and housed within Volunteer Connections.

Created by Congress in 1968 with the Older Americans Act, RSVP  was launched in 1971. It is designed to provide opportunities for retired and older people age 55 and up to participate more fully in their communities through significant service addressing critical community needs. The RSVP volunteers serve under several "work plans". Locally, our RSVP volunteers support work plans in the areas of Food Banks and Low-Cost Clinics. Volunteer positions are also available in over 100 nonprofits serving in various areas such as education, animal services, hospitals, museums, etc.  

CLICK HERE to view our recent Summer 2019 Volunteer Voice Newsletter.

CLICK HERE to view our Fall 2019 Volunteer Voice Newsletter

CLICK HERE to view our Winter 2019/20 Volunteer Voice Newsletter

PROGRAMMING UPDATE - MARCH 2020

On behalf of the Human Services Council’s (HSC) Board of Directors and staff we would like to express our sincere gratitude and thanks to all of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers and non-profits in Clark County who have partnered with HSC to support RSVP since 2005, and for helping community non-profits flourish by engaging volunteers over the age of 55 to accomplish their organizational missions.  Since 2005, RSVP volunteers have given thousands of hours of their time, talents and resources to support local non-profits at a value of over $1 million dollars each year.

Over the past six-months, HSC’s Board of Directors and Leadership Team have undergone extensive strategic planning efforts and through this process made the very difficult, but necessary decision to wrap up HSC’s sponsorship of RSVP effective March 31, 2020.  HSC is currently in the process of realigning its core mission to focus on community transportation to better serve seniors, people with disabilities, veterans and other at-risk populations in Southwest Washington to access essential transportation services, information and resources to live healthy and independent lives.

Some questions you may be asking….

Does RSVP have a new sponsor? Although to our knowledge no one has applied for the RSVP grant, we have many hopes for a local nonprofit to apply for the grant this coming summer and open RSVP’s program doors once again  in the spring of 2021. You can check the Washington State Association of RSVP Directors website: http://www.rsvpwa.org next spring to find out who the new Clark County RSVP sponsor is.

As a RSVP Member, do I still need to submit timesheets? Please still submit your January and February timesheets to us! When your membership to RSVP ends you will no longer need to submit your timesheets to us.

As a RSVP Member, what about my supplemental volunteer insurance? You will no longer be covered under the supplemental volunteer insurance with our program as of 3/31/2020.

Do I continue volunteering?  YES! It is our sincere hope that you will continue to enrich the community through volunteer service in Clark County at the nonprofit you’re currently connected with. If you’re looking for additional volunteer opportunities, look below for information on our partner nonprofits for a few months after the program closes. This Winter 2019-20 Edition of the Volunteer Voice Newsletter also lists all these nonprofits, contacts, and websites where you can utilize national search engines for volunteer opportunities.

Thank you! Your service has made a positive difference in our community and we hope you realize how many personal benefits come from serving others, and will continue to do so!  It has been a pleasure working with the RSVP program these many years. We will miss working with all of you fantastic volunteers and our nonprofit partners.

~ RSVP Program Staff Jeanne' & Marsha & the Human Services Council Board & Staff

Volunteer Opportunity Website Search Engines

There are many great websites that allow you to search for volunteer opportunities in our area. We have posted all our listings (200+) on these websites to help this process, but there are many more opportunities and nonprofits that may interest you as well!

What is JustServe?   JustServe.org is a website where the volunteer needs of organizations may be posted and volunteers may search for places to serve in the community, providing opportunities to help those in need and enhance the quality of life in the community.  

 

 

Bringing People Together—We believe everyone should have the chance to make a difference. That’s why we make it easy for good people and good causes to connect. We’ve connected millions of people with a great place to volunteer and helped tens of thousands of organizations better leverage volunteers to create real impact.

 

 

All for Good is a digital hub for volunteerism and community engagement, and a service of Points of Light. Volunteer opportunities from many sites around the web are pulled into All for Good by feeds to provide the most comprehensive database of volunteer opportunities around the world.

 

Idealist is a nonprofit organization based in New York. Working with others, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect, we want to help build a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives. We started in 1995, we love what we do, and we look forward to working with you.

 

Want to contact a nonprofit directly? Visit these organizations online or give them a call to find out about some of their current volunteer opportunities!


A CARING CLOSET

Phone: 360-258-0039   

Email:  info@acaringcloset.org     

Website: http://www.acaringcloset.org

A Caring Closet is a Clark County non-profit organization that provides gently used Durable Medical Equipment to those in need at no cost.


AARP TAX-AIDE

Phone: 360-947-9492     

Email: dorothydcd1@gmail.com     

Website: http://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-2004/about_aarp_taxaide.html

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation's largest volunteer-run tax-preparation service, offers free in-person tax preparation and assistance to individual taxpayers nationwide. Volunteers make a difference in their communities by helping taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on the tax credits and deductions they've earned.


AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Phone: 425-404-2199     Email: jerri.wood@cancer.org     Website: http://www.cancer.org/involved/volunteer.html

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.


AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD PROGRAM

Phone: 360-355-4499     

Email: mark.johnson2@redcross.org (general) / tamar.bolkvadze@redcross.org (blood program)

Website: http://www.redcross.org

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.?


ANGELS OF GOD

Phone: 360-936-5197

Email: diedforyou@comcast.net

Website: https://www.facebook.com/manyangelsofgod/

Angels of God is an organization that responds to the cry of the hungry in our community.


AREA AGENCY ON AGING/DISABILITIES SW WA (OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM)

Phone: 360-992-4076

Email: degernd@dshs.wa.gov

Website: http://www.helpingelders.org

To promote independence, choice, well-being, and dignity for persons aged 60 and over, adults with disabilities, and their families through a comprehensive, coordinated system of home and community-based services.


BATTLE GROUND HEALTH CARE

Phone: 360-687-8941

Email: tdiluzio@bghealthcare.org

Website: http://www.battlegroundhealthcare.org

Battle Ground HealthCare is a non-profit faith based organization that is dedicated to caring for our community. Our mission is to improve the medical and dental health of our community, reduce the costs of emergency room visits by managing patients with chronic care needs, and improve the overall quality of life for those around us.


BLOODWORKS NORTHWEST

Phone: 360-314-8811

Email: AudreyR@BloodWorksNW.org

Website: http://www.bloodworksnw.org

We’re an independent, non-profit organization harnessing donor gifts to provide a safe, lifesaving blood supply to more than 90 Northwest hospitals. Patients depend on us. Our physicians are specialists in transfusion medicine, and provide care for patients with bleeding disorders and other conditions. Our labs offer diverse testing services to support organ and tissue transplantation as well as patient care. Our research institute makes scientific breakthroughs to help people live longer and healthier lives – locally, and around the world.


BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF SW WA

Phone: 360-727-1627

Email: volunteer.cgj@mybgc.org

Website: http://www.mybgc.org

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington seeks to provide a positive environment, quality programs, and lifelong learning skills for all school age youth in Vancouver and its surrounding areas, with special concern for those coming from disadvantaged circumstances. Instead of walking the streets or being home alone, youth come to the Club where trained professionals provide: a safe environment for kids to have fun and be themselves; constructive programs that channel youthful energy into challenging pursuits; and supportive relationships that help build young people’s self-esteem.


CATHOLIC CHARITIES VOLUNTEER CHORE

Phone: 360-213-2403

Email: CarolynB@ccsww.org

Website: http://www.ccsww.org

CCS answer the Gospel call to loving and compassionate service with particular concern for the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death and the dignity of the human person. Our employees and volunteers come from many faith traditions to serve and support poor and vulnerable people through the provision of quality, integrated services and housing. Our focus is on those individuals, children, families, and communities struggling with poverty and the effects of intolerance and racism. We actively join with others to work for justice.


CDM SERVICES

Phone: 360-896-9695

Email: hjurczak@cdmltc.org

Website: http://www.cdmcaregiving.org

CDM Caregiving Services is Southwest Washington’s largest in-home care agency for the elderly, disabled, and those with dementia and traumatic brain injury. We are also proud to offer adult day services that offer meaningful therapies, activities, and socialization in the brand new McKibbin Center.


CITY OF VANCOUVER GOVERNMENT

Phone: 360-487-8316

Email: hailey.heath@cityofvancouver.us

Website: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/cmo/page/volunteer-programs

Volunteers are vital to the success of our community. Opportunities with the City of Vancouver can accommodate individuals, families, groups, businesses and people of all ages and abilities. 


CITY OF VANCOUVER FIRE DEPT. / CORPS

Phone: 360-487-7219

Email: mike.lackey@cityofvancouver.us

Website: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/fire/page/fire-corps

Fire Corps is a nationwide partner program of Citizen Corps. It is designed to provide citizen advocates with a mechanism to support their local Fire Department through a donation of their time and talents.


CITY OF VANCOUVER 50+ TRAVEL PROGRAM

Phone: 360-487-7084

Email: Kelly.lund@cityofvancouver.us

Website: http://www.vanparksrec.org

Since 1971 Parks & Recreation has provided people over the age of 50 affordable group travel. These day-long trips explore attractions, events, festivals, cultural activities and destinations near and far with varied levels of difficulty. Trips are planned in advance and escorted by trained volunteers. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the ride!


CITY OF VANCOUVER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Phone: 360-487-7467

Email: Jordan.macfarlane@cityofvancouver.us

Website: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/neighbors-watch-now-program

Citizens in the City of Vancouver that are interested in making their neighborhoods safer are encouraged to apply for the Vancouver Police Department's volunteer program called "Neighbors On Watch (NOW)."


CITY OF VANCOUVER WATER RESOURCE EDUCATION CENTER

Phone: 360-487-7111

Email: rita.davidson@cityofvancouver.us

Website: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/publicworks/page/water-resources-education-center

Whether exploring our Website or visiting our beautiful facility overlooking the Columbia River in Vancouver, you'll find a world of information designed to inspire us to become better stewards of our water resources. Teaching people of all ages how to wisely use this important, life-giving natural resource is what Vancouver's Water Resources Education Center is all about.


CLARK COLLEGE MATURE LEARNING & COOKING SCHOOL

Phone: 360-992-2163

Email: ebaden@clark.edu (Mature Learning) 

Email: rponzetti@clark.edu (Cooking School)

Website: http://www.clark.edu

Clark College Economic & Community Development (ECD) is Southwest Washington's premier provider of workforce training and non-credit learning, serving more than 10,000 people annually.


CLARK COLLEGE ESL TUTORING / PIC

Phone: 360-696-8417 ext. 106

Email: ynollette@clark.edu

Website: http://www.clark.edu

Clark College Economic & Community Development (ECD) is Southwest Washington's premier provider of workforce training and non-credit learning, serving more than 10,000 people annually.


CLARK COUNTY FAIR

Phone: 360-695-6752

Email: momcat46@juno.com

Website: http://www.clarkcofair.com


CLARK COUNTY FOOD BANK

Phone: 360-693-0939

Email: Michele.richardson@clarkcountyfoodbank.org

Website: http://www.clarkcountyfoodbank.org

Clark County Food Bank is a regional food bank that distributes 6.6 million pounds of food and 5.5 million meals a year. We partner with 43 partners at 130 distribution sites to serve the food insecure in our community. With 65,000 hungry individuals in Clark County, the need is great, but we are here to help.


CLARK COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS

Phone: 360-397-6118 ext.1627

Email: dora.hernandez@clark.wa.gov

Website: http://www.clark.wa.gov/volunteers

Volunteers play an integral role in our community by caring for and improving parks, trails, road sides and other public places. Not only do volunteers provide valuable support, but they also bring new ideas, energy and perspective.


CLARK COUNTY GOVERNMENT RESTORATIVE COMMUNITY SERVICES

Phone: 564-397-4030

Email: nick.potter@clark.wa.gov

Website: http://www.clark.wa.gov/juvenile-court/community-volunteers

The Court can provide only one part of the community's response to juvenile crime. Through partnership with individuals, organizations, agencies and services from throughout the community, the Juvenile Court can more effectively meet its objectives of: holding offenders accountable for their crimes, meaningfully addressing the harms done to victims and the community and effectively integrating young offenders into the community as positive, contributing citizens.


CLARK COUNTY GOVERNMENT SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Phone: 360-397-22110 ext.3380

Email: Kasey.frazier@clark.wa.gov

Website: http://www.clark.wa.gov/sheriff/get-involved

The Clark County Sheriff's Office protects and safeguards the community by upholding and enforcing the law, enhancing public safety through sound correctional practices, and serving the public through effective civil process.


CLARK COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Phone: 360-993-5679

Email: director@cchmuseum.org

Website: http://www.cchmuseum.org

The Clark County Historical Society and Museum is committed to responsible collections stewardship, innovative collaboration and inspiring exhibitions and programs that engage the community in an exploration of Clark County’s past, present and future.


CLARK COUNTY VETERANS ASSISTANCE CENTER

Phone: 360-693-7030

Email: volcoord@ccvac.net

Website: https://ccvac.net/

The Clark County Veterans Assistance Centers (CCVAC) mission is to provide a welcoming and safe environment with the goal of assisting Veterans and their families in obtaining benefits, services and resources to meet their basic needs. CCVAC strives to support the reintegration of male and female military Veterans into the community.


CLARK NEIGHBORS FOOD PROJECT

Phone: 503-789-2665

Email: ridgefieldfoodproject@gmail.com

This is a “home based” volunteer opportunity and a community based program with no set location. Volunteers meet every other month at various locations to do a food re-pack which is then delivered to their neighborhood food bank. Also called Green Bag Project.


CLARK PUBLIC UTILITIES ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (STREAM TEAM)

Phone: 360-992-8585

Email: mloy@clarkpud.com

Website: https://www.clarkpublicutilities.com/community-environment/environmental-stewardship-programs

Our StreamTeam program proactively addresses the problems facing the Salmon Creek watershed. Since the voluntary program began in 1992, more than 850,000 trees have been planted to restore approximately 120 acres of land along 12 miles of stream length. We’ve also installed 10 miles of livestock exclusion fencing and two miles of bank stabilization, and removed tons of garbage—literally!—with the help of dedicated volunteers.


CLEARWATER SPRINGS ASSISTED LIVING

Phone: 360-546-3344

Email: activities@clearwaterspringsseniorliving.com

Website: http://www.clearwaterspringsseniorliving.com

At Clearwater Springs, residents enjoy an active, engaging lifestyle that promotes wellness and independence. It is our goal to keep our residents linked to resources and opportunities that will fulfill their needs and interests in the Vancouver area.


COLUMBIA LITTLE LEAGUE

Phone: 360-931-7733

Email: columbiavp@columbiall.org

Website: http://www.columbiall.org/

Columbia Little League is a non-profit organization for baseball and softball players ages 5 to 16 years old.It is a 100% self sustaining organization which runs off of our player registration fees, fundraisers, sponsorship's, and our dedicated volunteers. Our mission is to help our players evolve into athletes who can compete at the best of their abilities, and learn life long skills like; how to respect their peers, how to be accountable for their actions, importance of sportsmanship, socialization and how to have fun!  


COLUMBIA RIVER MENTAL HEALTH

Phone: 360-993-3048

Email: CindyF@crmhs.org

Website: http://www.crmhs.org

Providing behavioral health and recovery services that transform the lives of children, adults, and families in the communities of SW Washington.


COLUMBIA SPRINGS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER

Phone: 360-882-0936 ext. 222

Email: volunteering@columbiasprings.org

Website: http://www.columbiasprings.org

Columbia Springs strives to offer a unique settings and educational experiences that foster a greater awareness of the natural world and inspire stewardship. We do this by directly connecting with almost 20,000 people annually.


CONFLUENCE

Phone: 360-693-0123

Email: lily@confluenceproject.org

Website: http://www.confluenceproject.org

Confluence connects you to the history, living cultures, and ecology of the Columbia River system through Indigenous voices. We are a community-supported nonprofit that works through six art landscapes, educational programs, and public gatherings in collaboration with northwest tribes, communities, and the celebrated artist Maya Lin.


COUNCIL FOR THE HOMELESS

Phone: 360-993-9561

Email: whoprogram@gmail.com

Website: http://www.councilforthehomeless.org

Council for the Homeless is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide community leadership, compelling advocacy, and practical solutions to prevent and end homelessness
in Clark County, Washington.


C-TRAN

Phone: 360-696-4494

Email: veronicam@c-tran.org

Website: http://www.c-tran.com

C-TRAN connects people to opportunities, supports economic vitality, and enhances quality of life for the community.


EVERGREEN  HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Phone: 360-737-1759

Email: Volunteer@ehfh.org

Website: http://www.evergreenhabitat.org

Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner. Habitat houses are sold to families at no profit, financed with affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are recycled into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.


EVERGREEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Phone: 360-604-4088

Email: shelley.bowers@evergreenps.org

Website: http://www.evergreenps.org

One of the largest school districts in Washington state, Evergreen Public Schools emphasizes personalized learning, collaborative instruction, and graduation attainment for all students.


EVERGREEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS ART DISCOVERY PROGRAM

Email: karin.rivera@evergreenps.org

Website: http://artdiscovery.info

The Art Discovery Program provides Evergreen elementary (K-5) students with an opportunity to explore great art in the classroom, by using fine art reproductions.  The goal of the program is to expose students to different types of art and art techniques and to teach them Basic Elements and Principles of Art. Looking at and talking about art encourages thinking skills: observing, remembering, comparing, questioning and making choices. Learning about art helps students to form and verbalize their own ideas, which cultivates creative thinking as well as language ability. Great art has always enriched people’s lives. Volunteers, as well as the students, have great experiences during Art Discovery time!


FAMILY PROMISE OF CLARK COUNTY

Phone: 360-210-5165

Email: lwinnett@familypromiseofclarkco.org

Website: http://www.familypromiseofclarkco.org

Our main focus is to help our future guest families get back into permanent, sustainable housing and employment as quickly as possible. While in our program, guests will receive food, shelter, and comprehensive support services. 


FISH OF ORCHARDS INC.

Phone: 360-256-2440

Email: president@fishoforchards.org

Website: http://www.fishoforchards.org

F.I.S.H. of Orchards, Inc. is an Emergency Food and Clothing Bank located in East Clark County, Washington that serves the needs of over 5000 individuals each month. Our team of 50 plus all-volunteers serve an average family monthly with about 72 pounds of food.


FISH OF VANCOUVER

Phone: 360-695-4903

Email: dorim@fishvancouver.org or wendyb@fishvancouver.org

Website: http://fishvancouver.org

FISH of Vancouver provides emergency, nutritionally-balanced food without charge to anyone declaring their need. It is our intent to provide a 3-5 day supply of food, called a “full meal deal,” once a month.


FORT VANCOUVER REGIONAL LIBRARY

Phone: 360-906-5075

Email: sbraga@fvrl.org or volunteer@fvrl.org

Website: http://www.fvrl.org

Fort Vancouver Regional Library is the fifth-largest library district in Washington State. The district is served through 15 library locations and two bookmobiles.


FOUNDATION FOR VANCOUVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Phone: 360-313-4725

Email: carla.feltz@vansd.org

Website: http://www.foundationforvps.org

Each school year brings greater challenges, requiring more innovative approaches toward how we help our students in school and in life. The Foundation is passionate in our pursuit for all children to grow up with the fundamental encouragement to become anything they want to be. For over 30 years, with your financial support, we continue to remove barriers so our students come to school healthy, happy and ready to learn. The Lunch Buddy Program is coordinated through the Foundation.


FREE CLINIC OF SW WASHINGTON

Phone: 360-313-1390

Email: catherine@freeclinics.org

Website: http://freeclinics.org

The Free Clinic was founded in 1990 to address the health care needs of uninsured and under-served residents of Southwest Washington–needs that still strain our community today. Volunteers are the primary source of health care services.


FRIENDS OF THE CARPENTER

Phone: 360-750-4752

Email: Linnea@friendsofthecarpenter.org

Website: http://www.friendsofthecarpenter.org

We are a non-profit, faith-based day facility that provides safety, structure and purpose for vulnerable members of our community. We make wood devotional items at our shelter, but our main product is relationships.  We are changing lives with love – helping those who have encountered many difficulties in life see themselves as people of worth and take that next step in bringing their lives back on track.         


FURRY FRIENDS

Phone: 360-993-1097

Email: information@furryfriendswa.org

Website: http://www.furryfriendswa.org

We strive to help cats in the Vancouver-Portland metro and surrounding area receive the medical services and companionship they need. We are operated entirely by volunteers. Our Mission is to rescue abused, abandoned or otherwise homeless cats and house them in a safe, healthy and socialized environment until we find new “forever homes” for them.


GIFTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY

Phone: 360-695-6443

Email: shop@divineconsignfurniture.org

Website: http://www.divineconsignfurniture.org

Divine Consign is a non-profit upscale furniture consignment store. We sell gently used, donated or consigned furniture, artwork and accessories to fund projects for nonprofit organizations in SW Washington. Started in 1997 and staffed by volunteers, we award grants for the arts, education and human services to Clark County non-profits.


GIRLS INC OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Phone: 503-230-0054

Email: allie@girlsincpnw.org

Website: http://www.girlsincpnw.org

Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We make an impact in the communities we serve by equipping girls with the skills and confidence to access a bright and economically-independent future. By focusing on the whole girl from ages 6-18, we provide life-changing after school programs and experiences that help girls grow up to be healthy, educated, and independent. Our trained volunteer leaders, research-based curricula, and pro-girl environment provide girls with the tools, confidence, and support to realize their own power.


EVERGREEN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY STORE

Phone: 360-213-1313

Email: phil@pdxrestore.org

Website: http://www.ehfh.org/restore

The Clark County Habitat for Humanity Store (10811 SE 2nd St.) is a discount home-improvement outlet that sells donated building material, appliances, furniture and other products.


HOPE (DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP)

Phone: 360-907-5566

Email: iggypay@me.com

Website: http://www.hopedementiasupport.org

Their mission is to provide support, education, and advocacy to individuals caring for people with all types of dementia.


HUMAN SERVICES COUNCIL – VOLUNTEERS IN MOTION PROGRAM

Phone: 360-735-3680

Email: jeanannee@hsc-wa.org

Website: https://www.hsc-wa.org/services/volunteers-in-motion

The Human Services Council, in partnership with C-Tran, offers a program in Clark County aimed at reducing the number of people who lack access to safe and affordable transportation. Volunteers in Motion is designed to recruit and engage volunteer drivers to assist seniors, people with disabilities and other at-risk people to access basic services as a way to remain in their homes and live independently.


HULDA KLAGER LILAC GARDENS SOCIETY

Phone: 360-225-7381

Email: lrobe58516@aol.com

Website: http://www.lilacgardens.com

Each year, thousands of visitors step back in time to discover the 1880’s Victorian Farmhouse and country gardens that comprise the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens. To showcase the site, the Gardens and historic buildings have been lovingly maintained by the Hulda Klager Lilac Society, a nonprofit volunteer organization. The Society fully funds the care and upkeep of the historical site from the proceeds of Lilac Days, dues and donations. With the help of our volunteers and members, the Society continues to carry on the work of growing and showing the beautiful lilacs including those hybridized by Hulda Klager many decades ago.


HUMANE SOCIETY FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON

Phone: 360-213-2610

Email: volunteer@southwesthumane.org

Website: http://southwesthumane.org

The Humane Society for Southwest Washington is dedicated to completing families through animal adoptions, matchmaking, and lost and found services. We're more than the largest Adoption Center-Shelter in Southwest Washington, we also own and operate ReTails Thrift Store - the premiere Clark County thrifting experience! We believe in second chances - not only for pets, but for gently used home goods, clothing, books and much more! Shop and donate with ReTails Thrift Store - every purchase and donation supports the dogs and cats.


INTER-FAITH TREASURE HOUSE

Phone: 360-834-4181

Email: ifth91c@aol.com

Website: http://www.ifth-cw.org

For over 49 years, Inter-Faith Treasure House has provided food and assistance to Camas and Washougal residents in need. It functions almost entirely with the help of volunteers and donations.


INTERSERVICE WALK & KNOCK

Phone: 360-901-2163

Email: rlwritt@comcast.net

Website: http://www.walkandknock.org

Walk & Knock solicits charitable donations of food, supplies and money, which in turn are given to the Clark County Food Bank for providing food to those in need across our community. The event is held the first Saturday of December.


KAISER PERMANENTE CCS & HOSPICE

Phone: 503-499-5285

Email: wendy.c.haile@kp.org

Website: http://wa.kaiserpermanente.org/html/public/services/hospice

Kaiser Permanente's Hospice Program is for patients who are receiving end-of-life care from a friend or relative, usually at home. The Hospice Program offers physical, emotional, and spiritual care for patients who are in advanced stages of incurable illness. Hospice also helps patients' families cope with the illness.


KXRW VANCOUVER 99.9 FM

Phone: 360-601-6601

Email: susan.galaviz@KXRWvancouver.org

Website: http://www.kxrwvancouver.org

KXRW is an independent, volunteer-based, values-driven, community-supported organization that supports radio station KXRW-LP on 99.9FM.  We are dedicated to delivering quality programming with an emphasis on local voices.  We are committed to sharing knowledge and information to build a stronger community, based on inclusion, diversity and social justice in Southwest Washington and beyond.


LIFELINE CONNECTIONS

Phone: 360-397-8246 ext. 7566

Email: employment@lifelineconnections.org

Website: http://lifelineconnections.org

Lifeline Connections helps struggling adults find hope and healing. We treat substance use and mental illness with deep compassion and steadfast care. More than 3,000 people every year find the help they need at Lifeline Connections.


LUTHERAN COMMUNITY SERVICES NORTHWEST

Phone: 360-787-4727

Email: shallwerner@lcsnw.org

Website: http://www.lcsnw.org/offices/vancouver

When unimaginable crises threaten people’s lives and futures, Lutheran Community Services Northwest offers healing, help and hope. We help vulnerable children, families, refugees and others overcome life’s most difficult challenges to become contributing members of our communities.


MEALS ON WHEELS PEOPLE

Phone: 360-699-6325

Email: ilona.voronko@mowp.org

Website: http://www.mowp.org

We enrich the lives of seniors, and assist them in maintaining independence, by providing nutritious food, human connections and social support. We also use our expertise and capacity to serve other nutritionally at-risk populations.


METROPOLITAN PERFORMING ARTS

Phone: 360-975-1585

Email: exec.director@metropolitanperformingarts.org

Website: http://www.metropolitanperformingarts.org

We are dedicated to enriching our community by nurturing a lifelong passion and appreciation for live arts through education and performance opportunities. Our academy offers classes for both children and adults in acting, singing, dance, tech and more. Our community theater is committed to a quality community theater experience that involves and enlightens.


MOUNT ST. HELENS INSTITUTE

Phone: 360-449-7883

Email: krichardson@mshinstitute.org

Website: http://www.mshinstitute.org

The Mount St. Helens Institute, founded in 1996, connects people of all ages to Mount St. Helens and our natural world through educational programming designed to enrich visitors’ appreciation and understanding of the Pacific Northwest’s youngest and most active volcano.


NAMI SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON

Phone: 360-695-2823

Email: heidi.b@namiswwa.org

Website: http://www.namiswwa.org

NAMI SW WA advocates for access to services, treatment, and support for individuals and families struggling with mental health challenges; we offer our services at no charge. We are steadfast in our commitment to raising awareness and building our community of hope for all those in need through education, support, and advocacy. We provide unique mental health services that otherwise are unavailable or inaccessible to many individuals and families.


NATURESCAPING SW WASHINGTON

Phone: 360-737-1160

Email: volunteers@naturescaping.org

Website: http://www.naturescaping.org

Our statement of purpose is to educate and encourage citizens on the importance of developing, restoring, maintaining and conserving wildlife habitat and the native plants that comprise that habitat. The Wildlife Botanical Gardens serve as a showcase for plants attractive to birds and wildlife, and to demonstrate landscaping for creating wildlife habitat.


NORTH COUNTY COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

Phone: 360-687-5007

Email: executive.director@nccfoodbank.org

Website: http://www.nccfoodbank.org

North County Food Bank provides clients with hope and confidence. Since 1980, we've been uniting community members to build stronger families in the greater Battle Ground area. Children impacted by hunger and family struggle make up 40% of our client base, and another 22% are seniors effected by the limitations of social security and impacted by major medical concerns.


PEACEHEALTH HOSPICE SOUTHWEST

Phone: 360-696-5100 ext. 5069

Email: ahansen@peacehealth.org

Website: https://www.peacehealth.org/southwest/hospice

The PeaceHealth Hospice team is dedicated to easing the fears, anxieties, and discomforts that occur during the advanced stages of illness. They give people who are dying the opportunity to choose how they will live the rest of their lives. The hospice team, including the patient's physician, provides information, education, and fulfillment of each patient's choices, including those sometimes small but always special things that give each individual life its own unique luster.


PEACEHEALTH SW WA MEDICAL CENTER

Phone: 360-514-2035

Email: kmurray3@peacehealth.org

Website: https://www.peacehealth.org/southwest-medical-center

We carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way.


REACH CDC

Phone: 360-305-3485

Email: info@reachcdc.org

Website: http://www.reachcdc.org

Creating quality, affordable housing and opportunities for individuals, families and communities to thrive.


ROCK SOLID COMMUNITY TEEN CENTER

Phone: 360-885-2181

Email: marcy@rocksolid-teen.com

Website: http://www.rocksolid-teen.com

Dedicated to provide a safe place for the youth of our community and to foster relationships with one another and caring adults for the purpose of encouraging them to become ROCKSOLID persons.


SALVATION ARMY

Phone: 360-448-2146

Email: joe.lennington@usw.salvationarmy.org

Website: https://vancouver.salvationarmy.org

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Our message is based on the Bible, our ministry is motivated by the love of God, and our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ as we meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Every program we offer is rooted in our passion to serve God by serving the lost, the vulnerable, the needy, the poor, the hurting, the helpless, and the hopeless.


SHARE

Phone: 360-952-8228

Email: mevjen@sharevancouver.org

Website: https://www.sharevancouver.org/

Share’s mission is to lead the hungry and homeless to self-sufficiency by providing food, shelter, housing, education, advocacy and compassion through the strength of our community.


SHARED HOPE INTERNATIONAL

Phone: 360-693-8100

Email: kelly@sharedhope.org

Website: http://www.sharedhope.org

We strive to prevent the conditions that foster sex trafficking, restore victims of sex slavery, and bring justice to vulnerable women and children. We envision a world passionately opposed to sex trafficking and a community committed to restoring survivors to lives of purpose, value and choice – one life at a time


STATEWIDE HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS ADVISORS (SHIBA) - LOWER COLUMBIA CAP

Phone: 800-383-2101 ext. 304

Email: shibaamy@gmail.com

Website: http://www.insurance.wa.gov/shiba

Washington state's SHIBA provides free, unbiased and confidential help with Medicare and health care choices to people of all ages and backgrounds.


SILVER BUCKLE RANCH

Phone: 360-909-5543

Email: admin@silverbuckleranch.org

Website: http://www.silverbuckleranch.org

Our mission is to positively impact lives through equine-related activities.  Silver Buckle Ranch programs facilitate the learning and development of important life skills such as respect, responsibility, trust, citizenship, and compassion through horsemanship.


SMITH TOWER - MID COLUMBIA MANOR

Phone: 360-695-0091

Email: smithtowerrsc@gmail.com

Website: https://smithtowerapts.com

Our retirement community on 6th and Washington Street graces the downtown Vancouver, Washington skyline. Our ideal urban location gives residents the opportunity to easily utilize the nearby surrounding resources.


SPECIAL OLYMPICS WASHINGTON

Phone: 206-713-1632

Email: arider@sowa.org

Website: http://www.specialolympics.org

Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place—one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.


THE HISTORIC TRUST - MARSHALL HOUSE

Phone: 360-693-3103

Email: tim.meagher@thehistorictrust.org

Website: http://www.thehistorictrust.org

The Historic Trust inspires civic pride and economic vitality through education, preservation, and celebration of our community’s history.


TOUCHMARK AT FAIRWAY VILLAGE

Phone: 360-433-6323

Email: ashley.bjorum@touchmark.com

Website: http://www.touchmark.com/senior-living/wa/vancouver/fairway-village

Thoughtful services, comprehensive amenities, and an authentic approach to hospitality distinguish Touchmark at Fairway Village among retirement communities in Vancouver, Washington.


TRAUMA INTERVENTION PROGRAM (TIP)

Phone: 503-823-3937

Email: june@tipnw.org

Website: http://www.tipnw.org

TIP is a group of specially trained citizen volunteers who provide emotional aid and practical support and resources to victims of traumatic events and their families in the first few hours following a tragedy.


TREESONG NATURE AWARENESS & RETREAT CENTER

Phone: 360-837-8733

Email: treesongnatureawareness@gmail.com

Website: http://treesongnatureawareness.org

TreeSong is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering a deep connection to nature, community, and self while inspiring stewardship for the planet at-large. Our nature awareness and arts programs for children, adults, and families offer a fertile ground to grow one’s sense of self, community-mindedness and environmental responsibility.


VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET

Phone: 360-737-8298

Email: a.bryant@vancouverfarmersmarket.com

Website: http://www.vancouverfarmersmarket.com

Our mission is to create community by providing local farm products, original artisan creations, and quality prepared foods. We Value Community, Education, Sustainability, and Growth. The market is Southwest Washington's #1 visitor attraction and home to over 250 vendors. You'll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden.


VANCOUVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Phone: 360-313-4720

Email: carla.feltz@vansd.org

Website: http://www.vansd.org

In partnership with home and community, Vancouver Public Schools provides an innovative learning environment that engages and empowers each student to develop the knowledge and essential skills to become a competent, responsible and compassionate citizen.


VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Phone: 360-735-7278

Email: thevso@VancouverSymphony.org

Website: http://vancouversymphony.org

Our Mission: To enhance the quality of life in Southwest Washington by providing symphony music of the highest caliber in live performances and through music education in schools, concert halls and throughout the community.


VILLAGES CLARK COUNTY

Phone: 360-553-1520

Email: infovillagescc@gmail.com

Website: http://villagesclarkcounty.org

By providing a strong support network through volunteers and trusted business referrals, older residents can stay in the homes of their choosing and stay engaged in the neighborhoods they love, for as long as possible. VCC serves the neighborhoods from downtown Vancouver north to Salmon Creek. 


WEST COL. GORGE HUMANE SOCIETY

Phone: 360-600-6581

Email: cathiw@wcghs.org

Website: http://wcghs.org

The mission of West Columbia Gorge Humane Society is to end unnecessary euthanasia of all healthy or treatable companion animals in our community and find them permanent, loving homes.


WHIPPLE CREEK RESTORATION COMMITTEE

Phone: 360-607-3130

Email: wfivancouver@gmail.com

Website: http://whipplecreekparkrc.org

As a citizens advocacy group, the Whipple Creek Park Restoration Committee, in 2012, along with Clark County Parks, officially adopted Whipple Creek Regional Park, although volunteer maintenance hours, small grants, and materials have been contributed since 2010.


YWCA CLARK COUNTY

Phone: 360-906-9112

Email: hjobe@ywcaclarkcounty.org

Website: https://ywcaclarkcounty.org

We are a changing force in women’s rights and civil rights. We are bold, strong, determined and passionate about eliminating racism, empowering women and all people; so that we may live in world of peace, justice, freedom and dignity.

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.