Greetings, and thank you for your interest in volunteering for Columbia River Mental Health Services. We look forward to working with you! Our mission and vision is: “We provide behavioral health services that promote healthy people, healthy families and a healthy community. Lives Change here!” volunteers help make this possible.

Building partnerships with community members like you is part of our mission. It is one of the most significant ways in which to accomplish our goals.

Volunteers help by providing a wide range of crucial services. Here are a few of the ways individuals and groups can help. These opportunities are either on-going or on an as needed basis.

  • Become a mentor for a child who needs a caring, responsible adult friend. Help the child and family program sort, organize, and inventory children’s therapy rooms.
  • Serve as a clerk and data entry person in the billing department.
  • Assist with Clerical support and reminder calls
  • Do you enjoy entertaining? Elahan Place would like for you to volunteer as an entertainer, sing, play an instrument, and be a comedian.
  • Work with staff at fundraising and community education events as a special events volunteer.
  • Do you like to clean up sites or plant a garden? Help our grounds and maintenance department. “Clean up days” for groups of volunteers consist of litter picks, and warehouse organizing. Student volunteers from middle school and high school can also participate in this opportunity. It often fulfills community service project requirements and project reports.
  • Do you enjoy planning for and helping set up special events? Our development department often needs volunteers for intense but brief periods.

Whether you are interested in volunteering on a regular basis or for a special need we will match your unique skills, interests, and available time with the volunteer position that best suits you.

Information on volunteering:

  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years or older (unless otherwise stated, such as student help on clean up days).
  • Commitment length of time varies by opportunities.
  • Volunteer application and background check is required, except for short terms service assignments where a signed confidentiality form is used instead. The application can be downloaded here (PDF 1MB)
  • Volunteer websites for more information on our many opportunities
  • www.volunteerclarkcounty.org & www.volunteermatch.org

You may mail, fax, drop off, or email as attachments to the following:

Nanette White
Volunteer Coordinator Columbia River Mental Health Services
6926 NE Fourth Plain Blvd Vancouver WA 98661
Fax to: 360-993-3047
Email to: nanettew@crmhs.org


We also have a mentoring program called Great Life Mentoring. Great Life Mentoring helps vulnerable children–and the adults who mentor them–live happier, healthier lives. For more information on Great Life Mentoring CLICK HERE!