The best way to find a volunteer opportunity in Washington is to visit VolunteerWashington, which links to volunteer centers in each county. Volunteer centers have many volunteer opportunities listed online.
Don’t forget about opportunities to serve with national service programs in your community to support and enhance their AmeriCorps program activities or to participate in episodic service projects for national volunteer campaigns such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Make a Difference Day, etc. To find an AmeriCorps program near you, view the find an AmeriCorps program page.
Whether you seek volunteer opportunities through VolunteerWashington or your neighborhood AmeriCorps program, it is good to ask yourself some important questions about your interests, needs, and limitations before you begin searching for volunteer opportunities:
It's also important to consider what kind of volunteering experience you want to have and what kind of environment you will feel most comfortable in. Examples of volunteer opportunities include: