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 email@example.com.
LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM needs volunteers with a few hours a week to spare, a concern for vulnerable adults, and dependable transportation. Trained volunteer ombudsmen listen to the concerns and questions of residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities or adult family homes. After receiving 4 1/2 days of free training, volunteers work a minimum of four hours per week. To learn more and 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.
THE SOUTH SOUND ESTUARIUM MARINE LIFE DISCOVERY CENTER needs volunteers to help staff the center at 608 Washington St. NE in three-hour shifts of 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 seeks 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 at 360-786-5414 for details.
THE THURSTON COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICE TEAM needs volunteers who want to help their neighbors and 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, visit www.wa7oly.net, send an email to the Emergency Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 360-529-1738 and leave a message.
NORTHWEST LIONS EYEGLASS RECYCLING CENTER (www.lionsnwlerc.org) in Lacey needs members of the community to volunteer at its facility. The all-volunteer nonprofit supplies used eyeglasses to those who do medical missions for the needy throughout the world. Volunteers do everything from inspecting and washing glasses to determining prescriptions and preparing them for shipment. Some volunteers also 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 Northwestlerc@gmail.com.
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 through Sundays. Call Spencer Orman, 360-753-8752, or email email@example.com for more information. Learn more at olympiawa.gov/
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.”