Volunteer

Volunteer

Day of Caring

FIND YOUR PASSIONFIND YOUR PLACE.

Days of Caring is a community-wide effort that brings together volunteers and local businesses to provide short term, project-focused volunteer service with non-profit and public organizations. The annual event gives volunteers an opportunity to assist community organizations in achieving their goals, learn more about solutions to community issues, and experience the intrinsic rewards of contributing to the well-being of our region.

2022 DAY OF CARING OPPORTUNITIES

4PA is hosting a BIG CLEAN on August 27th and is looking for volunteers to help! Their volunteer program is designed to accommodate different abilities and preferences on where to chip in. Click the link and follow the simple steps below and you’ll be on your way to making a real difference 4PA!
https://www.4pa.org/volunteer 

This is a clean up taking place on 9/11 with local AmeriCorps Members. The park is at the Francis Street entrance to the Discovery Trail. Clean up beginning at 9am and working through 2pm with a brunchy snack around 11.  9/11 Memorial Vigil on Sunday.  We light candles at 9:11am and keep them burning throughout the day until 9:11pm.  The AmeriCorps team is very small this year so help with that would be greatly appreciated. Just show up and be ready to help out!

Clean up days have been happening regularly. Please contact ....

PA Fine Arts Center is planning a clean up day in Webster Woods date/time TBD

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America has designated the National Day of Service as "God's Work Our Hands". The congregation will be divided up between 11 projects/educational activities on our church grounds just south of the PA library. Most of the projects support the Care for Creation mission. Learning/teaching/demonstrating responsible use of our Earth's resources. Building a garden box and learning about fall gardening, converting fluorescent to LED fixtures, cleaning gutters, reducing our lawn area by preparing a summer solarized area for fall pollinator planting, changing out post lamps so our neighbors aren't blinded by our irresponsible light pollution, or washing windows. We particularly need people who can carry, move or work off a ladder. All projects have knowledgeable leaders but in a few cases they don't work on ladders anymore. In all cases it is nice to have 2 people to carry them to gutters or lamp posts or in classrooms and hold them steady. We will be working a couple hours total, not all projects will take that long. As the month goes on we will also be installing new light filtering shades in the preschool and if there is a volunteer in your data base with that experience, oh goodness, we could use them.

Please contact Kathe Smith to get involved: 360-457-1493

The park is in need of weeding and trash pick up. Clean up day and time is TBD...

Adopt-a-Trail Program! Our trail is divided into manageable sections which are maintained by volunteers. These teams are the ones who keep our trail looking so wonderful; mowing, leaf blowing, sign painting, invasive weed pulling, picking up litter, etc. You can also volunteer to attend or lead a work party, help at the annual fundraiser or join a committee! We couldn’t have built a single mile of the amazing Olympic Discovery Trail without our wonderful volunteers. Consider being one of them!

For more info and to volunteer go to: https://olympicdiscoverytrail.org/get-involved/volunteer/ 

According to research, volunteers live longer, healthier, happier lives.  We all have skills and interests we can bring to our community through volunteerism.  We can gain new skills, new contacts and new friends through volunteering. The United Way encourages all community members to volunteer.  Here are a few suggestions..

Volunteer with a friend, as a family, as staff team, as a board or on your own!
Volunteer to read at an elementary school or at a child care center
Volunteer to build homes with Habitat for Humanity
Volunteer at a Senior Center or our hospitals
Volunteer as a Girl Scout, Campfire or Boy Scout leader
Volunteer to serve on a nonprofit board

YOUTH UNITED

United Way of Clallam County in partnership with the Port Angeles School District, Sequim School District, Crescent School District, Key Club, and other nonprofits an opportunity for high school students to letter in service. More details can be found here.

GIVE AN HOUR. GIVE A DAY. GIVE YOUR BEST.

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*If you have a volunteer opportunity  you would like added to our list please contact info@unitedwayclallam.org 

American Red Cross
Contact Person: Amanda Hakin at amanda.hakin@redcross.org or (360) 227-9554

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula*
Contact Person: Janet Gray at (360) 683-8095 or Ashley Woolsey at (360) 417-2831

Chamber of Commerce*
info@portangeles.org or (360) 452-2364

Clallam Mosaic*
Please contact Tresa Stuber, Community Access Coordinator at (360) 460-2060

Feiro Marine Life Center
Contact Person: Tamara Galvan at tamara@feiromarinelifecenter.org or (360) 417-6254

First Step Family Support Center
Contact Person: Elisia Fernandez or Nita Lynn at (360) 457-8355

Friday School Food Bank Project*
Contact Person: Jennifer Sperline at (360) 565-3703

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Clallam County is offering Retail Internships at both Habitat Store locations (Port Angeles & Sequim).  Interested students should send an email to info@habitaclallam.org – Our Affiliate has also hosted an Internship program – giving High School students the opportunity to help with special events, daily operations and learn how a nonprofit works and what Habitat does to serve our community.

In addition, we are building new homes in Port Angeles – students 16 & 17 years old can volunteer on the build site WITH a parent permission form signed and submitted to Habitat – we worked with the PAHS Key Club and they did landscape for one of our newly built homes.  We cannot have students younger than 16 on the build site.

In Sequim we engage youth for our Rally in the Alley (RITA) neighborhood clean-ups – Troop #90 has participated in every RITA – there have been more than 10 over the years.  In addition, Sequim HS Interact Club also participates – with RITA there is no age restriction for RITA these events are scheduled in partnership with the City of Sequim – we typically host 3 or 4 per calendar year on a Saturday morning 9:30 – 11:30 am.

If interested please send an email to:  info@habitaclallam.org

Kiwanis Kids Fest*
March
(360) 452-5437

KONP Home Show*
February
(360) 452-1450

North Olympic Library System
Contact Person: Mary Givins, Youth Services Librarian at MGivins@nols.org or (360) 417-8500 x7734

Olympic Medical Center Foundation
Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby – August 23rd
Festival of Trees – November 27th
(360) 417-7144

Olympic Peninsula Humane Society*
Contact Person: Justine Parr at (360) 457-820 Ext. 0

Olympic Peninsula Trails Coalition
We couldn’t have built a single mile of the amazing Olympic Discovery Trail without our wonderful volunteers. Consider being one of them!

Olympic Peninsula YMCA*
Play Care Program Aide, Wellness Center Monitor, Janitorial Aide, Live Y-Ers Aide, Ofiice Administrative Aide, Membership Services Representative, Youth Program Aide, Youth Sports Program Aide, Building Futures, Summer Meals & Literacy at (360) 452-9244

Port Angeles Food Bank*
Contact Person: Robin Trent, Administrative Specialist at (360) 452-8568

Port Angeles Visitors Center*
(360) 452-2363

Project Homeless Connect*
February/March
Contact Person: Cora Krueger (360) 452-9011

Relay for Life*

Sequim Chamber of Commerce Volunteer Page

Senior Center*
Contact Person: Aubry Bright, Senior Center Manager at abright@cityofpa.us or (360) 457-7004

Serenity House Family Services*
serenity@serenityhouseclallam.org at (360) 452-7224

Special Olympics Washington*
Contact Person: Alex Rider, Senior Manager of Volunteers at arider@sowa.org (425) 281-1769

Volunteer Chore Services
Volunteer drivers, yard care help, volunteers who want to be a phone buddy to reach out weekly to those community members who are stuck at home and alone, household repair projects, ramp building and more.
Contact Person: Teri Wensits, VS Program Coordinator at (360) 417-5640

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County
Contact Person: Astrid Raffinpeyloz 
Volunteer Services Manager 
Community Outreach Committee Co-Chair
Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County
360-775-7806 (cell) 
360-452-1511 (office)
vsm@vhocc.org

Clallam County Fair*
August
(360) 417-2551

United Way of Clallam County*
Day of Caring and Day of Action - (360) 457-3011

Olympic Peninsula Visitors Bureau*
Contact Person: Allegra Pomeroy at info@olympicpeninsula.org or (360) 452-8552