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The Columbian

Volunteer Connections provides opportunities through the Human Services Council. For information on the following, call 360-735-3690.

Angels of God seeks volunteers to help prepare and serve meals at Memorial Lutheran Church and at Living Hope Chapel during a variety of shifts. A food-handler’s permit is required for this position. Volunteers are also needed to help in the pantry, where a permit is not required.

FISH of Vancouver is looking for volunteers to staff the food box window, warehouse workers, and closers, to do preparations for the following day. Many shifts are available at the food pantry in downtown Vancouver.

Girls Inc. inspires girls, ages 6 to 18, to be strong, smart and bold through gender-specific programs and research-based curricula. Volunteers, working in teams, are needed, typically 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Training is required and volunteers are asked to commit to an 8- to 10-week term.

Shared Hope International is looking for volunteers with handwriting or phone skills to help with end-of-the-year thank-you cards and appeals to donors, now through Dec. 21. There will be a special calling party, with snacks and hot chocolate, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 12.

Friends of Trees, in partnership with Clark County, invites volunteers to help plant trees, 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 8 in Northeast Hazel Dell and Sherwood neighborhoods. No experience is required. There will be breakfast snacks provided, and a potluck lunch. Dress for the weather. Meet at The Gathering Place, 2500 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver.

For information or to register, which is encouraged, go to friendsoftrees.org/event-calendar; email volunteer@friendsoftrees.org or call 503-595-0213. Youth 17 or younger will need a waiver to participate.

North Clark County Food Bank encourages the north county community to “adopt” children, families, or a senior in need, and provide small Christmas gifts. There are many ways to help.

Individuals and groups are invited to help pack holiday food boxes, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 11 and 12 at the Battle Ground Community Center. Food box and toy distribution will be 7 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 15.

Funds are accepted to help support this annual program. Checks can be make payable to NCCFB, P.O. Box 2106, Battle Ground, WA 98604. For information, contact Liz Cerveny at 360-687-5007, or email executive.director@nccfoodbank.org.

Waste Connections invites the community to help build bikes for Clark County youth at “The Scott Campbell Christmas Promise Annual Bike Build” event, in memory of Scott Campbell, who was a community leader and Waste Connections employee. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at SE, Inc., 18110 S.E. 34th St., Vancouver, Building 4, west entrance. Breakfast will be provided in the morning, while supplies last, and hot dogs, chips and soda will be provided for lunch. Volunteers will assemble and test around 700 bikes.

Tax-deductible donations are accepted at www.cfsww.org/donate. Select J. Scott Campbell Foundation from the menu. Checks may be sent to: Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, 610 Esther St., Suite 201, Vancouver, WA 98660. Specify that it’s for the J. Scott Campbell Foundation.

Windermere Real Estate brokers are collecting new and gently used adult-sized coats and twin-sized blankets, through Dec. 19, for its Share the Warmth campaign. Local donations will benefit the Share House and the YWCA SafeChoice Program.

Donations can be left at Windermere offices, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Information is at www.wreevents.com/share-the-warmth.