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Volunteer opportunities

By Amelia Fisher, Columbian news assistant
Published: January 4, 2020, 6:02am

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

Clark County Food Bank is in great need of drivers and riders. Volunteers will drive or ride in a 20-foot box truck (no commercial drivers license required) to area grocery stores. Teams of two are sent out weekdays in the early morning to pick up grocery donations. There is a significant amount of lifting, and volunteers must get in and out of the truck multiple times each shift. The shift is approximately two hours, and volunteers are asked to commit to one day a week. If you need a more flexible schedule, trained on-call volunteers are also needed. Interested volunteers should be able to lift 40 to 50 pounds, be able to fill out donation slips, and provide excellent customer service while representing Clark County Food Bank.

Columbia Springs invites you to participate in their MLK Stewardship Saturday work party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 20. Work may involve planting trees, removing invasive species, trail maintenance and more. Bring your own water bottle, wear closed-toe shoes, and dress in appropriate outdoor work clothing. Columbia Springs will provide training and guidance, snacks, tools, and gloves.

North County Community Food Bank seeks volunteers to stock food bank pantry shelves for daily client service, sort and inspect food item donations, prepare client food orders and monthly commodities for distribution, unload daily deliveries, take in donations, maintain cleanliness of the food bank and other tasks as needed. Volunteer drivers are also needed to assist with picking up fresh produce, cooler, meats and bakery items from local Battle Ground grocery stores. Drivers usually begin their day at 7:30 a.m. and are asked to serve a four- to five-hour shift per week.

Touchmark at Fairway Village is looking for volunteers to visit one-on-one with residents living in memory care at least one hour a week. Aside from one-on-one visits, which may consist of activities such as playing rummy and chatting, volunteers are welcome to share any talents, gifts, or interests such as musical performances or lead a group craft.

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Columbian news assistant