THE FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER needs volunteers to help at Pear Blossom Place, its new 24-hour family shelter in Olympia. There are a variety of shifts and needs to fill, including evenings and weekends. Training is provided and children are welcome to volunteer alongside their parents. For more information, contact Katherine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEARTSTRIDES is a non-profit program off of Littlerock Road in Tumwater that offers therapeutic riding and horsemanship opportunities to all ages and abilities. It needs volunteers to serve as side walkers, note-takers, and to assist with fundraising efforts. Contact volunteer coordinator Jodie at 360-561-5328 or email@example.com, or check the website at www.heartstridestherapeuticridingandhorsemanship.yolasite.com for additional information.
THE YWCA OF OLYMPIA needs volunteers to work four-hour shifts in the office and 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 360-352-0593 to volunteer or donate.
THE BIGELOW HOUSE MUSEUM needs 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 360-753-1215.
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THE CRISIS CLINIC OF THURSTON AND MASON COUNTIES needs volunteers for its Crisis Line and Youth Help Line. After receiving 60 hours of training, volunteers offer free, anonymous, confidential, and nonjudgmental crisis intervention over the phone; the help lines are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For details about the training, call Nanci at 360-586-2888 ext. 103, or or go to crisis-clinic.org. The Crisis Clinic also needs volunteers for its working board.
SEA MAR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER needs volunteers to help with administrative duties, maintain its community garden, make educational displays, and community outreach. Stop by the clinic at 3030 Limited Lane, Olympia, call 360-704-7574 or go to seamarchc.org to learn more.
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 either 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.
THURSTON COUNTY needs citizen 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.
THE THURSTON COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICE TEAM needs volunteers who want to help their neighbors and the community during disasters. Interested but no ham license? Volunteers can earn their technician license as part of training. For more information, visit www.wa7oly.net, send an email to the Emergency Coordinator at email@example.com, or call 360-529-1738 and leave a message.