Volunteer opportunities

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

Tell stories: Read books to small groups of children at a bookstore. Must feel comfortable reading in a pleasant atmosphere and in good company. (47871)

Fix it person: Help maintain an office building year round for a local charity. Talent with tools and building experience are a plus. (36327)

Clerical talent: Lend your secretarial skills to a state office. Filing, faxing, and answering phones. Computer skills are a must. (48057)

Help families: Be a positive role model to a family in need. Provide support and encouragement and a helping hand in a state program. (36662)

A good communicator: Solve disputes over the phone. Resolve conflicts and learn to listen. Good people skills are required. (47176)

A fun job: Welcome visitors to government offices. Provide information on assorted state programs to an appreciative public. (36781)

Grant writer wanted: Put your grant writing talent to good use donating your skills to a program that works with youth. (47280)

Maintain our parks: Join annual work parties in preserving our local parks. Landscaping, bulb planting, and grounds keeping, among other duties. (36821)


the Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties needs help staffing their hot lines. Hot line volunteers offer free, anonymous, confidential, and nonjudgmental crisis intervention over the phone 24 hours a day. Volunteers receive training. To schedule an interview and join the next training (starting September 11), call Jill Joanis at 360-586-2888 Ext. 103.