Volunteer opportunities for July 7

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office needs retired individuals to assist with administrative duties, such as answering phones, fingerprinting, permit issuance, and public awareness programs. Assignments out on the road are available after six months of office duty. A 12-hour training program will be provided. Volunteers donate a four-hour shift per week at the North Precinct in Belfair. Interested parties may obtain a volunteer application from Chief Civil Deputy Jan Shepherd at 360-275-4255 or 360-427-9670, ext. 316, or Interested parties can also stop by the North Precinct at 23293 NE State Route 3 in Belfair to pick up an application and talk to a volunteer. A background check is required for this position.

VOLUNTEER CONNECTION is a website that matches volunteers with volunteer positions. More than 100 Thurston County nonprofit agencies post their needs and events on the site. Fill out a mini profile and click on positions you find interesting. Some of the most recent posts are: videographer for Kokua; organizational intern for SideWalk; Opening Doors and Super Hero Volunteers for Homes First; note taker for grant-making panel at the United Way of Thurston County; donation organizing and shelter hosts for the Family Support Center; fundraising and development assistant for Rebuilding Together; Housework Angels for Volunteer Chore Services; STARS respite volunteers for Senior Services for South Sound. Check out Volunteer Connection at For more information, call Sara Kukkonen at 360-943-2773, ext. 22.

Loving Hearts needs hands is a crocheting and knitting group making items for charities that support babies, cancer patients, and men and women in shelters. It needs more people willing to knit and crochet. The group meets 12:30-2:30 p.m. the third and fourth Mondays of each month at Yards of Yarn, 1800 Olympic Highway S, Shelton. For more information, or to donate yarn, call Hilda at 360-432-8295.