You can help



• Volunteer Connections provides opportunities through the Human Services Council.

For information on the following and other opportunities, call 360-735-3683.

Council for the Homeless is looking for reception and office help.

Inter-Faith Treasure House is looking for food distributors with a pickup or van to pick up donations of food during two-hour shifts. Volunteers must be able to lift about 35 pounds. It is also looking for volunteers to sort donated items for the thrift store during four-hour shifts Monday through Friday.

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge seeks volunteers to provide information to the public about the natural and cultural resources of the refuge.

• The city of Vancouver seeks to fill a vacancy on the Parking Advisory Committee, a seven-member group that advises the city council and city staff on parking policy and program implementation. Members must be either city residents or property owners, business owners, or an officer or partner in a business in the downtown area. The committee meets one Wednesday per month at 7:30 a.m. For applications or information, contact Alexis Bafus at City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA, 98668; call 360-487-8607; email or fax 360-487-8625. To apply online, go to The application deadline is July 18.

• The Fort Vancouver National Trust is looking for 150 volunteers to help at the Columbia River Concours d'Elegance on Aug. 3. Assistance is needed with tickets at the gates and with traffic control. Shifts are a few hours long in addition to a short training session on July 26. Volunteers will receive free admission and a parking pass. For information, contact Natalie Crippen at 360-992-1808 or Applications and information are at

• The city of Vancouver seeks volunteers for the 2014 Concert & Movie Series. Help is needed with set-up, staffing and clean-up at summer concerts on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday evenings at Esther Short Park, and at movies on Friday evenings at various Vancouver parks. To volunteer, visit or call 360-487-8611.