We help people ages 14 and over, along with groups from corporate to neighborhood to friends, find ways to serve the communities of Clark County as a volunteer!
Volunteer Connections partners with nonprofits and organizations who have many needs from working in the office, to working with clients, to answering phones, to walking dogs, to beautifying a park! The opportunities are endless!
If you have time to give to your community, Volunteer Connections will match your skills, talents and time availability with the right volunteer position at one of 250 private and public Non-Profit Organizations. We will sit down and walk you through the volunteer decisions of what, where, and how much time you give. Make a difference in your community and keep your skills active, learn new ones, and make new friends.
Ready to volunteer or want to schedule an in-person interview with us to help match you with an opportunity that will inspire, engage, and fulfill you? Give us a call at 360-735-3690 or email to schedule at interview: SEND EMAIL. To SIGN UP receive our quarterly E-Newsletter, CLICK HERE.
Human Services Council Volunteer Center History
The Volunteer Center (originally called Volunteer Bureau) began at the agency in the early 1970s and was accredited by the National Volunteer Center. Early funding came from United Way; United Way of the Columbia Willamette has continued to provide funds over the last two decades. The Volunteer Center has led community efforts in mentoring (initiating the Mentoring Roundtable) and partnered with Clark County as well as local schools to build service learning opportunities, including Summer of Service projects in the 1990s.
One of our largest, and longest running programs is the Pen Pal program, pairing adults writing letters to 5th grade students in area schools on a monthly basis. This program has been an intergenerational success story for over 20 years, benefiting hundreds of students and the adults who share their time writing a simple letter!
We have been fortunate in the past to receive grants and awards for our programs through our membership in the Points of Light Foundation, Hands on Network, and the Volunteer Centers of Washington. Additional support for staffing and events comes from the community in the form of donations and sponsorships.
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