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Repair Cafe volunteers fix tools, knives, clothing, electronics, and more!
Repair Cafe volunteers fix tools, knives, clothing, electronics, and more!
Repair Café offers free fixes in Clark County (Photo) - 01/04/18

2017 marked the first ever Repair Cafes hosted in Clark County. These events brought together 40 highly skilled volunteers who shared their expertise and knowledge to help diagnose and fix a variety of common household items, all for free! Volunteers fixed bicycles, small appliances, electronics, clothes, tools, knives, jewelry, and more. The events were extremely popular, serving over 400 community members and fixing over 220 items at about an 80% success rate.

The first Repair Café of 2018 will be hosted on Thursday, February 8 from 6-8pm at the east Vancouver Habitat for Humanity Store (10811 SE 2nd St, Vancouver, WA 98664). More information on what participants can bring and expect at the event is available online at repairclarkcounty.org, or by calling 360-882-0936 x224.

If you like to fix, fidget, or tinker, then Repair Cafes are a perfect volunteer opportunity for you! A volunteer training for new volunteers will be held on Thursday, February 1, from 530-7pm, also at the east Vancouver Habitat for Humanity Store.

This brief training will cover many topics including safety, the purpose of Repair Cafés, various volunteer roles, and liability. Light refreshments will be provided. Anyone interested in volunteering with Repair Cafe must attend a volunteer training.
To sign up for the training, or for questions, contact the Repair Cafe Coordinator at repair@columbiasprings.org or 360-882-0936 x224.

Funding for Clark County Repair Cafes is provided by the Washington State Department of Ecology's Public Participation Grant.

What's your 2018 New Year's Resolution? Join a Team of Environmental Stewards at Columbia Springs! - 01/03/18

VANCOUVER, WA (December 21, 2017) -- In February of 2018, Columbia Springs will begin training new volunteers for two different volunteer positions -- the Volunteer Lead and the Volunteer Docent. Volunteer Lead training will be held at Columbia Springs on Saturday, February 3rd & Saturday February 10th, 2018 from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm. Volunteer Docent training sessions will meet each Saturday, February 3 -- March 31 (excluding March 24), 2018 from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm at Columbia Springs.

Volunteer Leads are trained to do exactly what their title says, Lead! Volunteer Leads can lead volunteer crews during habitat restoration projects, host activities at our events, conduct outreach to their community, and assist with elementary field trips. This volunteer position is great for individuals looking to dig into the work at Columbia Springs and gain experience in a variety of programs.

You can also join Columbia Springs as a Volunteer Docent. A Docent is defined as someone who acts as an educational guide. At Columbia Springs, Volunteers Docents are trained so that they can host activities, guide tours, and put together environmentally focused educational demonstrations at Columbia Springs' 100-acre natural area. If you are looking to gain experience as an environmental educator, tour guide, or interpretive naturalist then this program is a great opportunity for you!

Both programs offer many rewards to those participating including exclusive events, training and professional development opportunities, and of course, fun! Columbia Springs volunteer Paige says, "It's kind of impossible not to enjoy it; prepare yourself for the sheer wonderfulness that is volunteering at Columbia Springs!"

For full program descriptions and applications, go to columbiasprings.org/volunteer. Contact our Volunteer Manager at 360-882-0936 ext. 222 or email volunteering@columbiasprings.org with questions.

Columbia Springs is a nonprofit organization located at 12208 SE Evergreen Hwy in Vancouver, offering our community a unique setting where educational experiences foster greater awareness of the natural world and inspire stewardship.

Attached Media Files: 2018 Volunteer Training Flyer
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Forest Therapy workshop offers relaxation, connection to nature (Photo) - 01/02/18

What will you notice when you relax your mind and connect with nature? Find out at a guided Forest Therapy workshop at Columbia Springs! Experience a series of slow, mindful activities designed to open and engage the senses and connect you with nature in a way that invites healing interactions.

This relaxing experience is hosted entirely outdoors, rain or shine. We will engage in about a half mile of slow walking, and non-vigorous activity.

Registration is limited to 15 people per workshop, so sign up soon! Activities on both dates will be the same.

When: Saturday, February 3, 1-4pm OR Saturday, March 3, 1-4pm
Where: Columbia Springs (12208 SE Evergreen Hwy / Vancouver, WA 98683)
Cost: $30/person

Pre-registration is required for workshops. To learn more and register, visit columbiasprings.org/events. For questions, email volunteering@columbiasprings.org or call 360-882-0936 x222.

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