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Volunteer Opportunities

Find a volunteer opportunity

To connect with a volunteer center in your community, please use the list below. If there is a volunteer center in your community that is not on this list, please contact us.

Asotin and Garfield Counties
Washington-Idaho Volunteer Center
1424 Main St
Lewiston, ID 83501
208-746-7787

Bellingham (serving Whatcom County)
The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County (a program of the Opportunity Council)
1419 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-734-3055

Bremerton (serving Kitsap County)
United Way of Kitsap County
645 4th St Suite 101
Bremerton, WA 98337
360-377-8505
http://www.volunteerkitsap.org/

Chehalis (serving Lewis County)
United Way of Lewis County
450 NW Pacific Ave
Chehalis, WA 98532
360-748-8100

Ellensburg (serving Kittitas County)
RSVP and Volunteer Center of Kittitas County
1206 N. Dolarway Rd Suite 219
Ellensburg, WA 98926
509-692-4311

Mount Vernon (serving Skagit County)
Skagit Volunteer Center (a program of Community Action of Skagit County)
2221 Riverside Dr
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
360-588-5731

Seattle (serving King County)
Seattle Works
240 2nd Ave S Suite 208
Seattle, WA 98104
206-324-0808

United Way of King County
720 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA
206-461-3700

Spokane (serving Spokane County)
United Way of Spokane County
920 N. Washington Suite 100
Spokane, WA 99201
509-838-6581

Tacoma (serving Pierce County)
United Way of Pierce County
1501 Pacific Ave Suite 400
Tacoma, WA 98402
253-272-4263

Walla Walla (serving Walla Walla and Columbia counties)
The Volunteer Center at United Way of the Blue Mountains
112 South First St
Walla Walla, WA 99362
509-529-1183

 

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.  You can also search for volunteer opportunities through All for Good. To find an AmeriCorps program near you, view the find an AmeriCorps program page.

Questions to ask yourself

It is good to ask yourself some important questions about your interests, needs, and limitations before you begin searching for volunteer opportunities:

  • Do you have a passion that can be pursued through volunteering?
  • How much time can you give? Once a week, a few times a month, or every so often?
  • What skills would you bring to a nonprofit or volunteer organization?
  • Are there new skills or knowledge you would like to acquire?
  • Where and how do you want to serve?

Examples of 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:

  • Tutoring children in reading and math.
  • Helping to build houses with families in need.
  • Participating in neighborhood watch programs.
  • Serving as a Community Emergency Response Team member
  • Mentoring a young person to help him or her achieve a personal goal.
  • Joining a community environmental clean-up or recycling project.
  • Delivering meals for elderly and ill residents in your neighborhood.
  • Helping local nonprofits by fundraising, recruiting other volunteers, serving on their boards, or contributing other skills you may have.