Share Volunteers at Work Sorting Donations

How To Help

Every year Share touches the lives of more than 10,000 people in Clark County. We could never accomplish this without the caring and compassionate support of our community. From Share’s very beginnings, volunteers have played an important role in its development. We need our volunteers not only to supplement our paid staff, but also to bring the creativity and vitality that is necessary for the continued growth of our organization.

While our clients will directly benefit from your time and talents, we hope that your association with Share will be a mutually satisfying experience as well. A staff member will provide training, guidance and answers to your questions.

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Become a Share Volunteer

Please fill out our Volunteer Application Form or contact our Volunteer Center at (360) 952-8228. You may also send us an email: volunteers@sharevancouver.org

Because many of our clients are children and vulnerable individuals, it is Share’s policy to secure conviction-only history information as part of the screening process for volunteers.

We only accept volunteer applications from January 1 – October 31, with the exception of people wanting to volunteer to help with the Holiday Cheer program. Volunteer applications must be renewed every two years.

Share Volunteer Application & Service Agreement (On-line)
Share Volunteer Application & Service Agreement (PDF)
Volunteer Service Opportunities
Opportunities for You to Help Share

If you are volunteering as part of a group, we encourage you to download, print and distribute the Share Volunteer Application & Service Agreement below to members of your group, as each person will need to have a completed application before volunteering.

Share Volunteer Application & Service Agreement (PDF))

Please note: If, as a volunteer, you will be handling, preparing or serving food for our Hot Meals program, the following videos (produced by Oregon Food Bank) must be viewed.

Food Safety, Part One: Food Safety Basics for All Sites
Food Safety, Part Two: Additional Procedures for Meal Sites

Volunteer Satisfaction Survey

We encourage anyone who has volunteered at Share to complete our online Volunteer Satisfaction Survey. Surveys are confidential and are used to strengthen our program and the volunteer experience. Take the survey online or download a PDF version of the satisfaction survey here. Completed surveys can be dropped off at the Volunteer Center, printed and faxed to (360) 448-2124 or scanned and e-mailed to volunteers@sharevancouver.org. Thank you. We respect the privacy of our volunteers. View Share’s Privacy Policy if you’d like to learn more.