Evergreen Public Schools and Vancouver Public Schools Lunch Buddy Programs are looking for volunteers to make a difference in a child's life by just "being there". Lunch buddies commit to one lunch hour a week to visit with their buddy. Some lunches you might just eat together, some you might read a book, play a game, do a puzzle, or just talk. A lunch buddy is a nonjudgemental, positive influence in the life of a child who has been identified as needing additional support. Training is provided with on-going support from school personnel. This extremely rewarding experience is available to anyone 21 and over who can and must commit to a weekly schedule during the remainder of the school year. Criminal background and National Sex Offender background checks are required, along with orientation and training.
Food Banks throughout the area also need people to help in a variety of ways. Some food banks find it difficult to be open as many days as our needed to fulfill the need. Volunteers will help keep the doors open for the hungry on a more consistent basis. Food banks in need of extra help include Fish of Vancouver and Fish of Orchards, The Salvation Army, and North County Food Bank.
Clark County Habitat Store is recruiting for Sales Floor Assistance, Cashiers, and Backroom Assistants. Shifts available all 7 days of the week.
Rock Solid Community Teen Center is looking for group mentors busy Brush Prairie Teen Center. Must enjoy working with teens. Shifts available Wed, Thurs, Fri. 3-5 PM.Furry Friends is recruiting for a Halfway House Assistant. Must love cats! Must be dependable, and willing to take care of all the kitty's needs. M, Tu, W, are morning shifts. Friday are 5-7 PM. Minumum age 18.
Hospice: We partner with many Hospice programs with a wide variety of volunteer opportunities from respite care, transportation, friendly visitors, to quilters. Peace Health Hospice has a critical need for evening volunteers to be front desk receptionists or to help plate or prepare simple meals for the Hospice residents. These opportunities are seven days a week from either 4-8 PM or 5-8 PM. Contact 360-735-3693 for details.
Human Services Council/Volunteer Connections is looking for a few volunteers who would like to rotate reception duty at our front lobby desk. Looking for someone or several volunteers who will share duties at the desk ideally from around 9 in the morning till around 3 in the afternoon. Can be two three hour shifts. A variety of simple office tasks will keep you busy from assisting with mailings, light typing or data base work, answering the phones and welcoming walk ins, assessing who they need to talk with, and connecting them with that person. Volunteer Connections is looking for office helpers to help with some database entry (high degree of accuracy and comfort in learning and using a database required), filing, making follow up phone calls etc. If you want to do it all, great, if just a part of it that's great too! Volunteer Connections has a need Monday-Friday anytime between 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
These are just a few of the many ways to serve the community. Many more opportunities available. If you don't see them on this website, please call or email us.
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