American Red Cross, 1054 Exchange St., needs a volunteer to assist with scheduling, recording payment, preparing materials, filing course records for classes and support coordination of volunteers for disaster services and blood drives. Basic Microsoft Office knowledge is needed as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. Basic accounting experience is preferred, and a high school diploma is required. For information, contact Julie Flues at 325-4721.

Astoria Riverfront Trolley Association, 111 W. Marine Drive, needs volunteer trolley conductors/motormen to operate the trolley and narrate points of interest along the riverfront route for three-hour shifts available Friday through Sunday. Applicants must have a valid drivers license and be at least 16 years old. Passing simple tests is required before being authorized to drive the trolley. For information, call the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce at 325-6311.

Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce, 111 W. Marine Drive, needs volunteers at the chamber and for events. The Visitor Center needs knowledgeable and outgoing volunteers to work at the front desk, handle the phones and greet visitors. Other duties during the 3-hour shift include responding to mail requests, restocking brochures and selling merchandise.

For information, contact Barb Roberts at 325-6311 or e-mail

Caring Adults Developing Youth (CADY) Mentoring Program, 450 Marine Drive, Suite 140, needs mentors for youths ages 10 to 17 who are at risk of school failure. Mentors must be at least 21 years old, reside in Clatsop County and pass a thorough criminal background check. The time commitment is one year of approximately eight hours per month. Reimbursement is available for mentor activity-related expenses. For information, contact Laura Parker at 325-9511 or

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 to 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

Clatsop County Public Works, 1101 Olney Ave., needs volunteers to Adopt-A-Road, removing litter from a chosen county road segment two times (minimum) per year for two years. Safety equipment and supplies will be provided. Volunteers younger than 15 years old must receive a safety orientation from Public Works. For information, contact Al Peinhardt at 325-8631 or

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

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 to 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

Svensen Congregate Mealsite, located at the Wickiup Grange Hall, 92683 Svensen Market Road, is looking for volunteers. Meals are served Wednesdays only, and volunteers work between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. For information call 458-6800 or 458-5298.

For information about local senior dining centers, or the Meals on Wheels program, contact NorthWest Senior and Disability Services at 738-5191.

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 Street; children's art workshop locations vary. Soup lunch provided. Sponsored by Arise and Shine Ministries, call 325-2226 or email for information and to register. Background check required.

Warrenton Senior Lunch Program needs volunteers to help with Meals-on-Wheels Mondays or Thursdays at the Warrenton Community Center, located at 170 S.W. Third St. For information, contact Barb Balensifer at 861-1341.

Help is also needed in the dining room or kitchen Mondays or Thursdays. For information, call Judy Sivley at 861-2681. Even donating a couple of hours one day a month, or as a relief person, would be a help. Volunteers receive a free hot meal.

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