Volunteer Opportunities

What is Volunteering?

Volunteering means giving your time and abilities to aid others without the want of financial compensation. Put simply, volunteering is a service to your community.

Why Volunteer?

The benefits of volunteering can last a lifetime—not only for those who you are helping, but for you as well. If you are on the fence about diving into a new volunteer experience or have doubts about whether or not volunteering is right for you, you might find yourself surprised at just how much you can gain from taking the plunge. Also, your volunteering will help others from burning out.

We currently need volunteers for all of our events. We are in need of bartenders, food servers, bussers, dishwashers.

Vancouver Elks Lodge events and charitable efforts are made possible by the many members who generously give their time. There are many opportunities to help, from setting up tables and serving food at lodge dinners to marching in local parades, being an actor in the haunted house to participate in different committees and even chairing a committee.

Below is a list of our Committees and Chairpersons. If a committee interests you, you can contact the chairperson or you can always email our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@elks823.com

Committee Chairpersons

Accident Prevention……..Mike Smothers
Americanism ………………..Diane Nelson
Auditing …………………………Patty Michaud
Banquets………………………..Charles Jackson
Board……………………………..Diane Nelson
Bucks …………………………….TBD
Budget……………………………Mike Smothers
By-Laws………………………….PER Keith Laurent
Children’s Therapy…………Annie Neil
Club Management………..Mark Bradwell
Community Projects…….Caroline Bradwell
Drug Awareness ………….Caroline Bradwell
Elktoberfest…………………..Traci Kezar
Emblem Club…………………Karyn Wilkinson
ENF ………………………………..PER Leonard Mills
Entertainment……………….Debbie Patten
Food Baskets ……………….Mike & Jenny Smothers
Fraternal………………………..Diane Nelson
Govt. Relations………………PER Keith Laurent
Grants ……………………………Jenny Smothers

Committee Chairpersons

Haunted House……………..Mark & Caroline Bradwell
Hoop Shoot …………………..Benito Tijerina
Investment…………………….Charles Jackson/Yvonne Cox
KPTV Toy/Paper Pickup………Jenny Smothers
Lodge Decorator…………………..Colleen Wyatt
Membership …………………………Exalted Ruler Ron Taylor
Member Health & Safety……..Annie Neil
PER……………………………….PER Keith Laurent
Public Relations …………TBD
Risk/Security……………….Mike Smothers
Ritual Coach ……………….PER Karen Nickell
Scholarships ……………….PER Debra Hoose
Snooze Editor ……………..TBD
Veterans ……………………….David Burns
Volunteer Coordinator…TBD
Welcome Home Kits……PER Leonard Mills
Yard Maintenance……….Tim Rogers
Youth Activities ……………Caroline Bradwell

Elks members at Oaks Park
School patrol summer picnic at Oaks Park
Each year the members serve and prepare a FREE meal to the local veterans
Each year the members serve and prepare a FREE meal to the local veterans
Childrens christmas party
Children come and receive gifts from Santa and enjoy an afternoon at the lodge

How to get your Food Handler’s Card:
https://www.foodworkercard.wa.gov/

How to get your WA State MAST Card (to serve alcohol):
https://lcb.wa.gov/mastrvp/mast-providers-list