Volunteer Opportunities

For more information call the Volunteer Center at 360-741-2622. When calling, refer to the number at the end of the job description. An expanded list of volunteer opportunities is available at

Bilingual ART: Teach an art class for Spanish-speaking seniors. (256309)

Play with kittens: Help cats in need of new homes adapt to their environment by playing with them and grooming them. (283628)

advocate for the disabled: Help with a newsletter, facilitate meetings, and raise funds for a group that advocates for those with disabilities. (96893)

HOSPITAL greeter: Distribute information, answer phones, use the computer, as you work with the public. (36477)

companion for seniors: Serve coffee and provide company for seniors in an adult day care program. (47819)

distribute medical equipment: Donate your time to a medical equipment bank, providing customer service. (285438)

TEACH Sewing: Instruct kids in a sewing class. Teach basic skills and help them make projects. (47311)

SENIOR SINGERS: Lead a group of singers at a retirement home. Must love oldies and old standards. (36782)

GARDEN scrapbooking: Construct scrapbooks for a gardening organization. Compile history and local event information in books. (36675)


The Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties is looking for hot line volunteers. Hot line volunteers offer free, anonymous, and confidential crisis intervention over the phone 24 hours a day. Volunteers receive training. To schedule an interview and join the next training starting July 10, call Maia Bruce at 360-586-2888.

Olympia Volunteers in Parks is seeking volunteers to work at the Yashiro Japanese Garden from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. Bring a rake and gloves. Everyone is welcome, but volunteers younger than 18 must have written parental permission; those younger than 14 must be accompanied by an adult. For details, call Todd Smith at 360-753-8365.

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is looking for volunteers to solicit donations for its new and used building supply store. For more information, call Alex at 360-753-1575 or send an e-mail to