You Can Help



o Volunteer Connections provides opportunities through the Human Services Council.

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

Columbia River Mental Health is looking for volunteer gardeners to oversee the community garden, assist people purchasing garden plots and during the growing season.

Free Clinic of Southwest Washington needs Spanish interpreters Monday through Friday to help patients with registration and to communicate with health care providers. Help is also needed with general registration, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is looking for volunteers 18 and older to greet and escort patients at the Kearney Breast Center. Help with phones, mailings and clerical tasks is also needed.

Trauma Intervention Program, an organization dedicated to ensuring those who are emotionally traumatized in emergency situations receive the assistance they need. Crisis responders are needed for a variety of program needs. Extensive training is provided twice annually.

Volunteer Chore Services is looking for drivers to provide transportation for seniors and adults with disabilities to doctor appointments, grocery shopping and other essential errands.

Volunteers are sought to locate and eradicate noxious weeds at Mount St. Helens and Gifford Pinchot National Forest. There will be a free training workshop, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Gifford Pinchot National Forest headquarters, 10600 N.E. 51st Circle, Vancouver. RSVP to Julie Combs at or call 615-812-5295.

Volunteers who attend the training are asked to commit to at least two surveys during the 2014 field season.

o Clark County Food Bank is seeking volunteers for various positions. Call 360-693-0939 or email for details.

Receptionist and clerical help: Shifts are between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Fresh Alliance truck driving or riding/helping: Shifts are scheduled Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.; no CDL license required.

Fresh Alliance sorting: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on a continual basis to help sort grocery produce for distribution; training is required and conducted on-site.

Group food repack: Group repack sessions are from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, and during other pre-arranged times.

o The Fort Vancouver National Trust is seeking 300 volunteers for Independence Day at Fort Vancouver on July 4. Individuals, service organizations, corporate groups and all others are encouraged to volunteer to sell and collect tickets, work at information booths, serve water at a water wagon, be a parking lot attendant or work in the adult beverage pavilion. Volunteers receive free admission, a parking pass, volunteer T-shirt and reusable water bottle. Download the application at For questions, contact Natalie Crippen at 360-992-1808 or email