Volunteer opportunities for June 17

June 17, 2013 

Volunteer Opportunities

Thurston County is looking for volunteers to serve on advisory boards, committees, and commissions. These groups meet on a regular basis and make recommendations on important issues to the Board of County Commissioners. Current vacancies include the following: One non-farmer member, and one farmer member for the Agriculture Advisory Committee; Alternate members for Districts 2 and 3 for the Board of Equalization; A District 2 member for the EMS Council; Members for Districts 1 and 2, and two alternate members for the Historic Commission; RSN Mental Health Advisory Board; One upper and one lower Deschutes Basin representative, and a Black River Basin representative; Timberland Regional Library Board; Veterans’ Advisory Board; Two alternate positions for the Water Conservancy Board. Visit the Thurston County website at www.co.thurston.wa.us/bocc to obtain an application, or call Danielle Westbrook at 360-786-5414 for more information.

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THE CRISIS CLINIC OF THURSTON AND MASON COUNTIES needs volunteers for its Crisis Line and Youth Help Line. Volunteers, after receiving 60 hours of training, offer free, anonymous, confidential, and nonjudgmental crisis intervention over the phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For details about the training call Keylee at 360-586-2888 ext. 103, or log on to: crisis-clinic.org. The Crisis Clinic also needs volunteers for its working board.

The North Olympia Fire Department needs volunteers to create websites, maintain vehicles, promote life safety education or work with teen fire cadets. Contact Lt. Derek Hall at 360-705-0234 or hall@northolympiafire.com.

Rosie’s Place which serves homeless and high-risk youth and their families, has a variety of volunteer opportunities. Contact Megan Burr, mburr@communityyouthservices.org or 360-918-7859.

The Thurston County Amateur Radio Emergency Service team is looking for volunteers who want to help their neighbors and the community, during disasters, and who enjoy or are interested in learning about ham radio. Interested but no ham license? We’ll help you earn your Technician license as part of your training. If you would like more information or have questions please visit our website at www.wa7oly.net or send an email to the Emergency Coordinator at ke7ejj@arrl.net. Call 360-529-1738 and leave a message, for additional details.

The Bigelow House Museum is seeking volunteers. The museum tells the story of early Washington and of pioneers Daniel and Ann Elizabeth Bigelow. History lovers are encouraged to contact us if they are interested in helping lead tours, coordinate events, manage membership records, or care for the house and gardens. Maintaining and interpreting our history is a community effort! Visit www.bigelowhouse.org, email: bigelowhousemuseum@gmail.com or call 360-753-1215.

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