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Volunteer Story Blog

Volunteer Story Blog

More than 1.5 million Washingtonians volunteered during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers and community helpers selflessly gave their time and talents to help strengthen their communities in 2020. Serve Washington recognized and celebrated these efforts by collecting and sharing stories of service during the following year’s Global Volunteer Month (celebrated in April).  Through this international emergency, the volunteer story project was born.

Volunteers perform service every day that helps strengthen communities and we want to continuously highlight it and we invite you to share your service experiences with us on our Volunteer Story Blog!

Story guidelines

Whether you volunteer formally, are a community helper, serve in a national service program or simply like to lend a helping hand in your neighborhood, we want you to tell us about your service experience to inspire others to serve! We accept written stories, photos, audio and videos.  Stories will be featured on our Volunteer Story Blog and social meida.

We'll review your story after submission. Please note, your story may be subject to editing for brevity and clarity.  We strive to ensure everyting we publish is factually accurate. If we need additional information, we'll contact you directly using the contact information you provide on the story submission form. We will never share your contact information with a third party. 

Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we cannot notify every author when their submission is posted. We try our best to review and publish submissions wihtin a couple of weeks of submission, so folow us on soical media and check the volunteer story blog often to view the most recent subissions. If you have a question about your story after it is published, please send us an email.

Submit your story!

Scan the QR code at the bottom of the page or click here to be taken to our story submission portal. 

Tell us about your volunteer experience. Tell us how and why you Serve Washington!

Special Campaign: AmeriCorps alums/AmeriCorps 30th anniversary

  • Share a favorite memory from your service year or
  • How did your service experience get you where you are today?