Volunteer Opportunities

Community Outreach Volunteers

Foster Grandparents

Senior Lunch Program Server

Women’s & Children’s Free Restaurant Volunteers

Various Positions at Youth Odyssey Center

Food Bank Assistant

Various Positions at SNAP

Community Outreach Volunteers 

Volunteers serve as Outdoor Learning Center ambassadors at various community events and festivals. Representing the Outdoor Learning Center and answering questions are the key functions of this position.

When: Flexible

Where: Inland Northwest Nature Connection

8706 E Upriver Dr, Spokane ,WA 99212

Contact Info: 509-340-1028

Foster Grandparents

Greet children with a smile. Occupy children in activities and engage them to improve social skills. May assist in cleaning toys and equipment commonly used during the day’s activities. Notify the classroom teacher of situations that could potentially cause harm or create an adverse situation in the classroom. Great for ages 55+.

When: Flexible

Where: YMCA

930 North Monroe

2421 N Discovery Place

10727 N Newport Hwy 

Contact Info: 509-777-9622

Senior Lunch Program Server

 Come be a part of a fun Senior Lunch Program. We need caring and compassionate volunteers to help serve lunch, visit with Senior citizens, and help clean-up after the meal. We also need volunteers to help with the social activities. We have four Senior Lunch Programs; Opportunity Presbyterian Church at 202 N. Pines Rd. in the Spokane Valley; Spokane Valley Senior Center at Center Place, 2426 N. Discovery Rd. in the Spokane Valley; Edgecliff Neighborhood Center at 6903 E. 4th Ave; and Liberty Lake City Hall at 22710 E. Country Vista Dr.

*Must be at least 16 years old*

When: Flexible

Where: Greater Spokane Meals on Wheels

Contact Info509-924-6976

 Various Positions at Odyssey Youth Center

Odyssey is recruiting now for Board Members. We need energetic, passionate, and effective youth advocates to serve on our Board of Directors. 

Volunteers make Odyssey possible. From all walks of life, orientations and backgrounds, each volunteer is invited to bring their unique contribution to the Odyssey family. During center hours volunteer facilitators serve as mentors and positive role models for our youth. Facilitators provide supervision, a meal and activities in partnership with staff and community educators.

Note: To volunteer as a facilitator during youth drop-in hours you must be 24 years of age or older and pass a criminal background check. If you are a volunteer under 24, contact us to see if there are opportunities for you to get involved.

Are you a Service-Learning Student? Many students from area schools volunteer with Odyssey as part of their course work. Please contact us to work out the details.

When: Our greatest need is for volunteers during youth drop-in hours. Shifts are 2-3 hours long, from 3:00-6 p.m., and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 3:00-6 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. on Fridays. If you have less time or don’t want to volunteer in the center, please consider hosting a fund raiser or helping us at special events.

Where: Odyessy Youth Center

1121 S Perry St, Spokane, WA 99202

Contact Info: Sevan Bussell, Health & Wellness Program Coordinator at 509-325-36370

Food Bank Assistant

The Salvation Army’s Food Bank provides food to over 1,500 Spokane families each month. Volunteers will assist by sorting food, helping clients shop and processing donations.

When: Volunteers are needed daily (Monday through Friday) for shifts of a few hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm and/or on Wednesdays between 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Where: The Salvation Army

22 E Indiana, Spokane WA

Contact Info: Dan Curley at (509) 329-2721 or email dan.curley@usw.salvationarmy.org.

Various Positions at SNAP

Here are just a few of the great opportunities where you can help:

Community Educators – We need people who can teach and would be interested in leading SNAP conservation education classes.

Financial Services – We need someone who can spend 4 hours a week or more answering emails and phone calls, filing, and other computer-related duties as it relates to financial services. We’ll provide the training – you bring your people skills!

SNAP Ambassador – SNAP is often asked to speak to groups of all sizes, or to be represented at community events. We’re looking for extraordinary people, who like public speaking or one-on-one with people, that we can call on to be our ambassador in the community. SNAP Ambassadors will go through several hours of specialized training and represent our mission and values to the community-at-large.

Carpentry/Maintenance – We have several opportunities for someone with carpentry skills for small building and repair projects, and also need people who can help clean or empty apartments for rental.

Groundskeeping – Do you have a green thumb? Do you enjoy working outside? Several SNAP properties require year-round maintenance, from raking to weeding to hosing of parking lots.

Volunteers must be 18 or older; those under 18 may volunteer with adult supervision.

Where: SNAP

When: Varies

Contact Info: Call the SNAP Volunteer Specialist at 509-456-7111 ext. 211 or via email at volunteer@snapwa.org.