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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. In 2018, 28,302 hours were provided by 2,884 volunteers dedicated 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!

Our mission: 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.

How Share is Facing COVID-19

Volunteer Health & Safety Guidelines

  • Volunteers are required to  be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 effective October 8th, 2021. Please bring your vaccination card to show on site staff your first time volunteering for Share.
  • Please do not volunteer if you are ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Volunteers and staff are required to wear a mask at all times when on site.
  • Maintain 6′ of distance between you and others when possible.
  • Utilize hand washing and hand sanitation stations throughout your shift.
  • Wear gloves when preparing food.

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@sharesharevancouver.org with any questions or concerns.

Click here to view Share’s full policies on COVID-19.

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: Read the Following Information

Please take some time to review our Volunteer Service Opportunities & Volunteer Manual to learn more about volunteering with us:
Volunteer Service Opportunities
Share Volunteer Manual (Updated March 2018)

Step 2: Create or Update Your Volunteer Profile

Share has started to use a new, online volunteer management system.

Returning Volunteers

If you have volunteered with us in the past, your email address has been added to the new system and all you need to do is confirm your email address, create a password, and confirm your profile 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.

Hot Meals Program

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

Ages 18+, good for groups of 4-5

Backpack Program

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

Ages 12+, 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.

Group Request

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

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 (360) 952-8228.

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

Your Generosity Helps Our Neighbors

Please consider an online donation today.

Donate Resources

Donations of physical goods are always welcome. Some of the items we currently need include: non-perishable food, new hygiene & personal care items and new cleaning supplies. Contact Molly at 360-605-9752 to schedule a donation drop-off.

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