Volunteer

Volunteer

 

FIND YOUR PASSIONFIND YOUR PLACE.

Looking for a way to give back to your community? Many volunteer opportunities are available through the United Way of Clallam County and the agencies, nonprofits and community groups we partner with.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE VOLUNTEER ROLES AVAILABLE?

Volunteers are needed for event assistance, tasks in our office and as committee members. There are also other volunteer opportunities throughout the year, such as the “Days of Caring” when volunteers work with the United Way’s partner agencies, nonprofit organizations, and community groups to complete large-scale projects. The United Way of Clallam County and its partner agencies offer many other ongoing and meaningful volunteer opportunities. Make sure to check out all of the ongoing opportunities below and if you are interested in helping us directly, contact us at info@unitedwayclallam.org.

HELPING OTHERS, HELPS YOU TOO

Gaining a sense of purpose and self-confidence is just the beginning of the benefits that come from volunteering. It can be easy to get caught up in the stress of work, school, and home in this fast-paced world. Volunteering helps bring balance into our busy lives by allowing time to be more focused on others. It’s also a great way to gain new skills, meet like-minded people and form new relationships. All of our volunteer opportunities offer an excellent chance for youth and adults of all ages to give back to our community and improve quality of life for our neighbors in Clallam County.

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

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.

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

Peninsula Trails Coalition for the Olympic Discovery Trail
The 135-mile multi-use Olympic Discovery Trail 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, signs, maps, and kiosk information updates, invasive weed pulling, picking up litter, etc. You can also volunteer to attend or lead additional trail work parties, help at an 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/

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

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

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

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