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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
LONG-TERM OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM needs volunteers with at least four hours a week to spare and dependable transportation to listen to the concerns and questions of residents in nursing homes, assisted living facilities or adult family homes. Volunteers receive four 1/2 days of free training. To receive an information packet, call Paul Tosch at 360-943-6018.
FRIEND TO FRIEND needs volunteers to visit with residents in nursing, assisted-living and retirement homes throughout Thurston County. Call 888-383-7818.
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SOUTH SOUND ESTUARIUM MARINE LIFE DISCOVERY CENTER needs volunteers to staff the center at 608 Washington St. NE Volunteers can sign up for three-hour shifts: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1-4 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays. For more information, contact Lisa Anderson at andersolis@cwu.EDU.
THURSTON COUNTY seeks citizens 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 LaBonita Bowmar, 360-754-3355, ext. 6308, for details.
THE THURSTON COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICE TEAM needs volunteers who want to help their neighbors and the community during disasters, and who enjoy or are interested in learning about ham radio. Volunteers can earn their technician license as part of training. For more information, go to wa7oly.net, send an email to the emergency coordinator at email@example.com or call 360-529-1738 and leave a message.
NORTHWEST LIONS EYEGLASS RECYCLING CENTER (lionsnwlerc.org) in Lacey needs volunteers to staff the nonprofit that supplies used eyeglasses to those who do medical missions for the needy throughout the world. Volunteers inspect and wash glasses, determine prescriptions, and prepare them for shipment. It also needs volunteers to serve in staff positions. Hours are flexible; teams work during the day and evenings. For more information or to tour the facility, contact Don Schmidt at 360-292-3511 or firstname.lastname@example.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 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. Call Spencer Orman at 360-753-8752, or email email@example.com for more information. Learn more at olympiawa.gov/employment-and-volunteering.aspx.
GIRL SCOUTS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON has many girls in Thurston County interested in Girl Scouts but it needs adult volunteers, particularly to work with Brownie Girl Scouts in grades 2-3. Call 253-798-5015, or go to the website and complete a volunteer application: girlscoutsww.org Click “Volunteer” then “Apply Today.”