Monday, October 18, 2021
Oct. 18, 2021

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The Columbian

CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocate, seeks volunteers to advocate for the best interest of children who have come into the state’s care as a result of abuse, neglect or abandonment. Volunteers are empowered to represent a child’s voice in court after extensive training that prepares them for the role. For community members ready to learn more about volunteer opportunities, join this one-hour information session. Schedules and registration links are available at

Columbia Springs invites volunteers to participate in Stress Relief and Stewardship from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 14, meeting at the Columbia Springs parking lot. Volunteers will help clear out blackberry bushes and ivy to release stress through exercise and time in nature. Bring gloves, loppers, sunscreen, and clothes that can get dirty. To reserve a spot or request equipment, email Shift lengths start at one hour.

DOGPAW of Southwest Washington seeks volunteers to help clean up a local dog park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at Dakota Dog Park, 1515 N.E. 164th Ave., Vancouver. Volunteers should bring gloves, face masks, water, shovels and rakes (if available) to use for filling holes and picking up waste and litter. New volunteers can sign up at