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Volunteer opportunities abound in local area

There are numerous volunteer opportunities for Wahkiakum County residents looking for something to do, or looking for ways to make new friends.

We at The Eagle will curate a list of opportunities and contacts to be printed periodically. If you are looking for volunteers for your organization, please send an email to with some basic information about the organization and what volunteers would be doing, along with contact information.

The Wahkiakum Washington State University Extension Office has volunteer opportunities available in 4-H, the Master Gardener program, as well as the Marine Resources Committee.

4-H needs club leaders, judges for a robotics competition or fair exhibits, guest activity leaders for special subjects of interest like public speaking or photography. 4-H leaders are need for lots of subjects, including but not limited to traditional agriculture, arts, sewing, and technology.

Training has already begun for the Master Gardener program, but the extension office can introduce people to local gardening opportunities and resources to prepare for the next training, later this year.

The Marine Resources Committee is looking for members who are interested in marine resource issues in our region. They will review grant proposals for local marine resource projects, plan community events and education around marine resource topics, and help advise state and local policy on marine resource issues.

To ask about any of these positions, call the Wahkikum WSU Extension Office at 360–795-3278.

Other volunteer opportunities to consider:

l Wahkiakum Community Network;

l Southwest Washington Agency on Aging;

l Diking Districts;

l Weed Board;

l Fire Departments and EMS;

l Wahkiakum County Fair Board;

l Law & Justice Council;

l Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue;

l Food banks;

l Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group;

l Road litter clean up;

l Kiwanis Club of Cathlamet;

l Lions Club;

l Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce for local events like Bald Eagle Days or their crab feed, and

l Wahkiakum Historical Society Museum.


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