We’re gearing up for another shelter season and would love to have you join our team of volunteers!
When: Wednesday, October 26th, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Hood River Valley Christian Church – 975 Indian Creek Rd, Hood River, OR 97031
Who: Anyone who is interested in volunteering at the shelter this winter or just wants to find out more – and DID NOT go through training last season.
- If you are unable to make this training session but are interested in volunteering, please email us and let us know what evenings work best for you. We plan to schedule more trainings before we open mid-November.
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