Volunteer opportunities for Sept. 9

OlympianSeptember 9, 2013 

Volunteer Opportunities

The American Red Cross Mount Rainier Chapter needs volunteers to support military service members and military families with emergency communications and casework services. Call 360-352-8575.

Friend to Friend needs volunteers to visit with residents in nursing, assisted-living and retirement homes throughout Thurston County. Call 888-383-7818. The South Sound Estuarium marine life discovery center needs volunteers to staff the center at 608 Washington St. NE, Olympia. Volunteers can sign up for three-hour shifts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. For more information, contact Lisa Anderson at andersolis@cwu.edu.

Sound Learning Become a tutor or classroom volunteer and help adults gain the skills they need to maintain a living wage job and support their families. Opportunities to tutor adults in reading, writing, math, GED preparation, and English for Speakers of Other Languages are always available. Trainings will provide the tools to create lesson plans. For more information, email Tracy Moore at tmoore@soundlearning.co, or call 360-426-9733.

thurston county needs volunteers to serve on advisory boards, committees, and commissions. These groups meet on a regular basis and make recommendations on issues to the Board of County Commissioners. Call Danielle Westbrook, 360-786-5414, for details.

City of Olympia Safe & Sober Driving needs volunteers who have been injured or have had a loved one injured or killed by a drunken driver to share their stories with the DUI Victim Impact Panel. Call 360-753-8284.

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 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 to tell the story of early Washington and of pioneers Daniel and Ann Elizabeth Bigelow. Volunteers lead tours, coordinate events, manage membership records, or care for the house and gardens. Visit www.bigelowhouse.org, email: bigelowhousemuseum@gmail.com or call 360-753-1215.

Northwest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center Needs volunteers for processing used eyeglasses to be used in missions, locally and around the world. Duties in processing may include sorting and washing. Lensometer technicians are also needed to read lenses prescriptions for labeling and bagging. Three-hour shifts are available at various times. Call 360-923-2075, and leave a message.

Sea Mar community health center Make a difference in the health of your community, and volunteer to serve vulnerable members of the population. Sea Mar Community Health Center’s Olympia Clinic is seeking volunteers. to help with administrative duties, maintaining our community garden, making displays to help educate patients about their health, and community outreach. Please stop by our clinic at 3030 Limited Lane, Olympia WA, call 360-704-7574 or go online to seamarchc.org to learn more.

Senior Services for South Sound Senior Services for South Sound, a non-profit organization serving the over 55 populations of Thurston and Mason counties, has need for volunteers in the following areas: Meals on Wheels Drivers in both the Lacey and Olympia areas, Customer Service in our Trips & Tours Department, Activities Assistants in our Lacey and Olympia STARS (adult respite care) Room, and substitute volunteers for the Olympia Center Coffee Shoppe and the Olympia Center Reception Office. Volunteer positions are one day a week, for 2-4 hours. If you enjoy big band music and dancing, we have the perfect opportunity for you. We need one or two volunteers to host the Olympia Senior Center Wednesday, 2-4 pm, Big Band Dance. Position includes free admission to the dance; duties run 1:30 - 4:30 pm and allow plenty of time to take advantage of the music and fun! For more information on our volunteer opportunities, please contact Joyce, 360-586-6181, Ext. 103, or you can complete a volunteer application on-line at www.southsoundseniors.org.

Olympia farmers market needs volunteers to help the public with recycling and composting at its waste centers. No handling or lifting is expected. Individuals, groups and organizations are welcome. Training is provided. Volunteers are needed anytime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. Call Spencer Orman, 360-753-8752, or email sorman@ci.olympia.wa.us for additional information. Learn more at olympiawa.gov/employment-and-volunteering.aspx.

the ywca of olympia needs volunteers to fill the following openings: office volunteers for four-hour shifts; and volunteers to stock the shelves of The Other Bank on Tuesdays. In addition, the YWCA always accepts donations of hygiene items such as shampoo and dish soap. Call Bree Lafreniere at 360-352-0593 to volunteer or donate.

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