Volunteering

Woodland HeadStart

Head Start provide an intensive combination of education, health and nutrition screening and assistance, parent involvement and family support. Three- and four-year-olds attend high-quality pre-school classes, are screened and immunize for possible health problems that could hinder learning. Family needs are assessed so that families can be referred to community resources, and adults are provided with training to improve their parenting, leadership, and self-sufficiency skills.

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St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul, though Catholic in character, is open to all who wish to serve those who are suffering. The Longview/Kelso chapter was established in 1979 by Lee & Ida Faber who gave 30 years of dedicated service. In 2008 our chapter distributed 700,000 lbs of food to 48,000 people - all this done by dedicated volunteers and contributions of individuals and businesses.

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SCSEP - Senior Community Services Employment Program

At Goodwill®, we help seniors find work, develop new skills and talents, and build their financial security by taking advantage of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).*

SCSEP is an on-the-job training and employment program designed to help those aged 55 and older update their jobs skills, build work experience and confidence, and continue to have economic security and well-being.

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FISH of Cowlitz County

FISH of Cowlitz County is an all-volunteer nonprofit that gives temporary emergency help to people in need. FISH will help people immediately. Hungry families can get groceries the same day they ask for them and a person who needs medication can pick it up shortly after calling FISH.

FISH of Cowlitz County helps people in ways that might seem insignificant, but to a families in crisis a box of food, a prescription medication, a pair of work boots, or treatment of an infected tooth are lifelines through a difficult time.

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United Way of Cowlitz County

About United Way of Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties. In 1959 the first United Way fundraising campaign took place in Longview as the Cowlitz County United Fund. The goal of that campaign was $100,000 to be allocated to 12 charitable organizations. That first effort raised $107,069, surpassing its goal by 7%. In ten year’s time, the Cowlitz County United Fund grew by 100%. The United Way is considered a “full-service” United Way – it is a community problem-solving institution and manages resources to increase the capacity of people to care for one another.

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Cowlitz County Department of Emergency Management

The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office Department of Emergency Management coordinates and facilitates emergency management activities for the Cities of Longview, Kelso, Castle Rock, Woodland and Kalama and for all unincorporated areas of Cowlitz County.  In addition, DEM works directly with the Washington State Emergency Management Division (EMD) and the State Homeland Security Region IV which includes Cowlitz, Clark, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties. The department has a staff of three full-time paid personnel, which is augmented by a large cadre of trained, dedicated volunteers.  

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Castle Rock Police Department

On behalf of the City of Castle Rock Police Department it is our pleasure to serve you. The police department is continuously striving to provide you with the professional level of service you have come to expect. Through our website we hope to provide you with useful and convent resources including a sex-offender registry, downloadable documents, and resources, to name a few. We are striving to meet our communities ever changing needs and I hope you will find this resource a valuable one.

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American Red Cross Southwest Washington Region

Local Facts: In the past fiscal year, American Red Cross of Southwest Washington responded to 107 fires, 10 floods and three storm-related incidents; mobilized relief to 149 families affected by local disasters; collected 24,589 units of blood; trained more than 16,851 people in vital lifesaving and disaster preparedness skills; and provided outreach programs to 302 members of the Armed Forces and their families. There were 3,068 volunteers who gave of their time.

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