Volunteers are the heart of our organization.

Through the caring and compassionate spirit of our volunteers, Share provides assistance to more than 10,000 people in Clark County each year. Annually, 2,600+ dedicated volunteers donate 26,650+ hours of time to supporting Share’s mission. We could not do all of what we do without our Volunteer Team – this team is a part of who we are and what we do.

Share was founded in 1979 by a group of volunteers whose compassion inspired them to take action to create this organization and help those in need in Clark County. Over the years, Share’s programs have expanded to meet the needs of a growing community. As our services have increased, so has our need for assistance from volunteers like you!

Share believes every person counts. Together we pursue a stronger community by building relationships, advocating for equitable access to housing and food stability while empowering every individual to grow and thrive.

Join Share’s Volunteer Team

Volunteers assist at Share in a variety of ways: preparing and serving meals at the hot meals program at Share House, filling backpacks of food for distribution throughout the school year, organizing the warehouse, data entry, helping with our holiday cheer program, volunteering at our fundraising events, preparing meals for our family shelter guests, hosting children’s activities, putting together Easter baskets and backpacks with school supplies, and much, much more.

Follow these steps to get started as a volunteer with Share:

Step 1: Learn More About Share

Please take some time to review our Volunteer Service Opportunities & Volunteer Manual to learn more about volunteering with us:

Share Volunteer Manual (Updated January 2022)

Share Volunteer Opportunities (Updated February 2023)

Step 2: Log In or Create Your Volunteer Profile

Share’s online volunteer management system makes volunteering easy!
Log in to your volunteer account to sign up for upcoming events or create a new profile to get started:

Returning Volunteers

Welcome back! Please log in to your account to sign up for volunteer shifts or to view your account information.

First-time Volunteers

If this is your first time volunteering with us, please create a volunteer profile and complete your volunteer application.

Step 3: Choose Volunteer Activities for Individuals or Groups

View and sign up for our current volunteer opportunities.

All Volunteer Opportunities

See and register for all of our current volunteer opportunities.

Group Request

Some of our activities are appropriate for groups of people. To get started with your group, please register below.

Hot Meals Program

Prepare food, serve meals and wash
dishes for our daily Hot Meals program.

Ages 18+, good for groups of 3-5

Backpack Program

Sort and pack food bags for students and families who receive the bags through our local schools.

Ages 8+, good for groups of 5-10

Summer Meals Program

Our program strives to provide fresh, healthy meals that include fruits and vegetables so that the children in our community do not face hunger during the summer months.

Ages 12+, good for groups of 5-10

Volunteer Calendar

See and register for all of our current volunteer opportunities on a calendar by date.

Volunteer FAQs

Below is a list of frequently asked questions. If you have any questions
that are not answered below, please call Molly Evjen, Director of Volunteers
& Community Resources, at mevjen@sharevancouver.org or (360) 952-8228.

Thank you for visiting!
We hope that you will become a lifelong friend of Share.

Click on the ‘Create New Volunteer Profile’ button above. You will create a profile, fill out our volunteer application and background check information, plus you can learn about the variety of volunteer opportunities available through our various programs.

We love all volunteers big or small, but volunteers must be at least 16 years old to join us on their own. An adult must accompany any children under the age of 16.

Yes! We have volunteer opportunities for everyone. Please let a Share staff member know if you need special accommodations.

Yes. Please log in to your volunteer profile to cancel your registration.

Yes! We have volunteer opportunities available on each day of the week, specifically with our daily Hot Meals program. We also have seasonal events, such as our Holiday Cheer Program or annual fundraising events, which have volunteer opportunities in the early evenings and/or on the weekends.

Yes. Please bring any paperwork that you need signed by Share staff to the site during your shift. You can also print a verified summary of your service hours including dates and total time through your volunteer profile.

  • If you are ill, please stay home until you are healthy. You may cancel your shift or volunteer activity on your volunteer account or by contacting Molly Evjen at mevjen@sharevancouver.org
  • Utilize hand washing and hand sanitation stations throughout your shift
  • Wear gloves when preparing food
  • Mask wearing is optional for all staff, volunteers, and clients
  • Maintain 6′ of space between yourself and others when possible
  • Please assess for yourself whether or not it is safe for you to volunteer on site at this time. We understand if you are not able to return to volunteering just yet. Those that are able to help are welcome and truly appreciated. Share’s programs thrive because of your support – thank you!

Contact Molly Evjen at mevjen@sharevancouver.org with any questions or concerns.


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Donate Resources

Donations of physical goods are always welcome. High-need items include non-perishable food, new hygiene & personal care items and new cleaning supplies.

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