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.

Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Washington is looking for program assistants to tutor, coach, mentor and help with special events and interests.

Clark County Historical Museum seeks program assistants to help with operations, collections and preservation, education and history, library archives or special events.

o The Clark County commissioners seek to fill two vacancies on the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission. The three-year terms begin in July. The five-member commission typically meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. Applicants must have interest, experience or knowledge in history, historic preservation, architecture or disciplines such as planning, cultural anthropology, archaeology, cultural geography, American studies or historic rehabilitation or restoration.

To apply, submit a letter of interest and resume to Jennifer Clark, Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000 or by April 11.

o The Southwest Washington Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman Program seeks new volunteers. An ombudsman listens to concerns and questions and works with residents, families and staff, and local and state agencies to resolve problems or answer questions. Training will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 15 and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 21 and 22 at the Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities, 201 73rd St., Suite 201, Vancouver.

For more information or to register, call 360-694-9007. Additional information is at or The time commitment is about four hours weekly.

o Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge seeks volunteers to assist in environmental and cultural education during student visits to the refuge and Cathlapotle Plankhouse. There will be training for volunteers, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5 at the Carty Unit, 28908 N.W. Main Ave., Ridgefield. Participants will learn how to engage students in the plankhouse through hands-on activities. The training will include presentations by archaeologists and tribal members. Snacks will be provided. For more information or to register, contact Sarah Hill at or call 360-887-4106 or visit