Clatsop Animal Assistance, Inc. is looking for a volunteer fundraiser/promotional event assistant for two to 16 hours per month to show cats and/or dogs available for adoption, talk to the public and to transport animals. A love and respect for animals and a desire to make a difference in their lives is needed. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. For information call Rae Marie Zimmerling at 738-9343.

Clatsop County Animal Shelter is seeking Animal Care Volunteers for one three-hour shift per week to make the animals' stay at the shelter more comfortable. Duties include tidying their living space, exercising dogs, cuddling cats and encouraging adoptions by showing animals to prospective adopters. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, and 14-15 year-olds must co-volunteer with an adult. To pick up an application, stop by the shelter at 1315 S.E. 19th St. in Warrenton. For information, call Lori Huntley at 861-0737.

Clatsop County Health and Human Services seeks volunteer public health preparedness staff support for a flexible four to eight hours monthly at 820 Exchange St., Suite 100. Excel software experience is needed to update spreadsheets and cross-reference phone/fax lists. Any candidate must be at least 21 years old and be able to pass a criminal history background check. For information, contact Brandi Helligso at 325-1000 or bhelligso@co.clatsop.or.us

Clatsop County Sheriff's Office at 355 Seventh St. is in need of a volunteer cadet for a minimum of 16 hours per month. Duties include ride-alongs with deputies and attending special functions. Monthly training will be provided. Candidates must be between 16 and 21 years old, have a valid drivers license and possess good moral character. For information, contact Jim O'Connor, deputy Sheriff, at 325-8635 or joconnor@co.clatsop.or.us

Clatsop County Women's Resource Center, at 1010 Duane St., No. 207, needs volunteers, and will be offering its next volunteer training to those individuals interested in assisting women, individuals and families in Clatsop County. Training sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Feb. 3, and will continue on Saturdays through the month of February.

Some of the topics taught include the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence, peer counseling and community resource information. There is a variety of volunteer opportunities for those who successfully complete the training. For information on volunteering, or to register for the course, call 325-3426.

Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) seeks volunteers to train as interpreters and stewards of Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach. Volunteers point out sea life clinging to the rock, birds flying and nesting above the rock, and talk about stewardship of this beautiful marine garden. Beach programs operate on the beach from late February to late October nearly every day of the week at low tides. On- the-beach training will start immediately, with opportunities to attend various seminars offered throughout the year. To volunteer, call Elaine Keling, Volunteer Coordinator at 717-8788.

Loaves and Fishes, at 565 12th St., needs a volunteer Meals on Wheels deliverer (as part of a two member team) one day a week from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., to deliver meals to 40-50 senior citizens. Use of a reliable vehicle is desirable but not required. Volunteers receive a free hot meal.

A volunteer is needed to set tables, serve seniors and assist in cleanup after the meal (as part of a four to six member team) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. one day a week. Volunteers receive a free hot meal.

A volunteer for one day a week washing dishes (as part of a two member team) is needed from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Volunteers receive a free hot meal. For information, contact Donna Albus at 325-9693 before 10 a.m. or from 1 to 2 p.m.

Lower Columbia Hospice, 2111 Exchange St., seeks hospice volunteers for two or more hours per week to provide clerical and fundraising support and compassionate care to hospice patients and families. The skills needed are: emotional maturity, sensitivity, listening skills and a successful resolution of losses in one's own life. Training is required. For information, contact Margaret Blake at 338-6230.

Seaside Chamber of Commerce is looking for an event volunteer who is able to work with the public as support staff for various Seaside events. The time commitment would vary depending on the event. For details on event dates, times and duties, contact the chamber of commerce at 738-6391.

Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) needs volunteers to read to students for one hour a week at the local elementary schools. Anyone interested in helping can call Michele Morgan at 325-5639 or go to www.GetSmartOregon.org

The World We Live In Art Continuum, "Children creating a world of difference!" seeks adult volunteers to help organize art supplies, prepare artwork for exhibit, develop new children's art projects, and assist children in monthly art workshops held in the Lower Columbia River region, nationally; and internationally. Volunteer workshops and children's art workshops are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. Volunteer workshops meet at 1457 Exchange St.; children's art workshop locations vary. Soup lunch provided. Sponsored by Arise and Shine Ministries; call 325-2226 or email jcwaterside@nwseasons.org for information and to register. Background check required.

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