• Volunteer Connections provides opportunities through the Human Services Council.
For information on the following and other opportunities, call 360-735-3683.
The Regional Cancer Center at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is looking for infusion assistant volunteers to assist the nursing staff by stocking supplies, running errands, changing bed linens, sanitizing chairs, and delivering snacks, beverages and warm blankets to patients receiving IV treatments.
Fort Vancouver National Trust seeks volunteers to greet visitors at the Marshall House and give tours of the building, answer phones, and assist with paperwork.
Shared Hope International volunteers help to educate others about domestic minor sex trafficking, and are placed in work based on the volunteer's interests, skills and availability. Help is needed with updating the computer database, with fundraising, mailings, housekeeping and preparing for local events.
• YWCA Clark County will offer training for Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers beginning July 1. CASA volunteers act as advocates for foster children, ensuring that the children's needs are recognized and best interests are considered both in the courtroom and in the community. CASA volunteers are asked to meet with the child regularly and are authorized to interview people in the child's life such as social workers, attorneys, teachers and family members. They attend court hearings and report their findings to the judge. There are more than 200 children in foster care in Clark County without a CASA to advocate on their behalf.
• The Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge seeks volunteers to remove invasive weeds from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through Sept. 10, with no work July 5. All ages are welcome, but volunteers younger than 18 must have a parent's or guardian's signature. Tools, snacks and drinks will be provided. Participants will meet at the River 'S' Unit visitor kiosk.
To volunteer, a service agreement form must be completed at the event or online at www.fws.gov/ridgefieldrefuges/ridgefield/getinvolved.html
For more information or to register, contact Lynn Cornelius, 360-887-3883 or Lynn_Cornelius@fws.gov.
• Mount St. Helens Institute and the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument seek volunteers for the Eighth Annual Weed Rodeo to remove Scotch broom seedlings and other weeds near Coldwater Lake on Saturday. Registration begins at 9:45 a.m. at the Coldwater Lake boat launch. At 6:30 p.m., there will be a free musical performance by the Seattle band Science! at the Johnston Ridge Observatory Amphitheater. Overnight camping is available to volunteers at the Science & Learning Center at Coldwater. Campers must register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday, volunteers may join a guided hike with monument scientist Peter Frenzen.
To reach the Coldwater Lake boat launch from Interstate 5, take Exit 49 and drive 43 miles east on state Highway 504. Follow the signs to Johnston Ridge. As the road descends to the valley floor, watch for the left turn to Coldwater Lake. Veer left to the boat launch area.