Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Dec. 8, 2021

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Columbian

Volunteer Connections/RSVP promotes volunteer opportunities. To see all the available opportunities, visit or call 360-735-3683.

Clark College Mature Learning is looking for Media Support to assist instructors in utilizing the “Smart Room” podium and sound amplification systems. Volunteers may help create PowerPoint presentations and perform routine classroom assistance.

Columbia River Mental Health Services provides behavioral health and recovery services that transform the lives of children, adults and families in the communities of Southwest Washington. Volunteer mentors are needed to meet with a child each week in need of guidance through life’s challenges. Clerical assistants and urinalysis techs (must be a male volunteer tech) are also needed.

Confluence Project volunteers help with various duties including gardening and painting at the Vancouver Land Bridge, gardening at Sandy River Delta, tabling at various events, or helping in the office with mailings or special projects such as graphic designs. Opportunities for weekend and evening volunteering are often available.

Furry Friends is looking for grant writers. Previous grant writing experience is not needed. Duties include becoming familiar with Furry Friends’ programs, goals and financial needs, researching potential funding sources, composing and sending their proposals in, and following up and tracking the progress. Grant writers may work on several projects at once.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center community volunteers provide Ray Hickey Hospice House patients and their families with donations of quilts and pillowcases. Quilters and sewers are needed to sew Comfort Quilts measuring approximately 60 by 90 inches. Quilts can be any color, pattern or design. Lap quilts are also accepted for in-home respite patients. All quilts must be unused. Every veteran at Hospice Southwest receives a patriotic pillowcase and certificate upon admission as a show of gratitude for their service to our country.

Other opportunities:

Dog Owners Group for Park Access Washington resumes its monthly park cleanup program at 10 a.m. March 7 at Ike Dog Park, 5167 N.E. 15th Ave., rain or shine. The organization invites members and other users of the organization’s off-leash dog parks to help clean up one of its parks on the first Saturday of each month. Bring work gloves and yard tools. Future cleanups are set for April 4 at Lucky Dog Park, May 2 at Dakota Dog Park and June 6 at Kane Dog Park. For more information contact, or visit