Volunteer Opportunities

  • Volunteers have a 27 percent higher likelihood of finding a job after being out of work than non-volunteers
  • Volunteers without a high school diploma have a 51 percent higher likelihood of finding employment
  • Volunteers living in rural areas have a 55 percent higher likelihood of finding employment

    Hoopfest Volunteer

    Relay for Life

    General Office Work

    Chess Mentor


    Family Library Assistant

    CHASE Strides For SNAP 5k Fun Run Volunteer

    Hoopfest Volunteer

    Hoopfest is the largest 3-on-3 street basketball tournament in the country.  That means over 7,000 teams, 250,000 players and fans, 456 courts spanning 42 downtown city blocks, and it all takes place in just one weekend!

    With the effort and enthusiasm of thousands of volunteers, Hoopfest strives to create a dynamic downtown festival, transcending basketball through the celebration of athleticism, fair play and community involvement.

    Spokane Hoopfest Association gives back to our community.  Since 1990, Hoopfest has provided charitable support through distribution of profits to Special Olympics and basketball-related activities.   They have donated more than $1.5 million to local sports programs, and have built or renovated nearly 30 outdoor courts in neighborhoods across Spokane.

    Hoopfest brings in between $34-38 million every year, according to an independent study.  Hoopfest brings players and fans who stay in our hotels, eat at our restaurants, and shop in our stores.

    Hoopfest needs Volunteers!  It takes over 3,000 volunteers, including 650 court monitors, to make Hoopfest run smoothly and we need you!

    Contact: Spokane Hoopfest Association at (509) 624-2414

    Agency: Spokane Hoopfest Association

    Relay for Life

    Join Spokane Valley’s Relay for Life – an overnight community fundraising walk for cancer.

    This event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to

    • unite as a community to honor cancer survivors,
    • raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our cancer risk,
    • and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease.

    Contact Info: Kelli Hornbaker at (509) 242-8286or email kelli.hornbaker@cancer.org

    Agency: Relay for Life

    Location: University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Ave, Spokane Valley

    Buses: 32, 97

    General Office Work

    The ADA of Spokane and Eastern Washington has positions available for hardworking dedicated Volunteers.

    General office work, data entry computer work, mail merge printings, flyer creation, mass mailings.

    Choose from a variety of hours and days of the week to fit your already busy schedule.

    Thank you for considering volunteering with the American Diabetes Association.

    Contact Info: Ted Duncan at 509-624-7478

    Agency: American Diabetes Association

    Location: 315 W Misson Ave

    Buses: 27, 39

    Chess Mentor

    Introduce the game of chess to teens by explaining strategies and instructing players on how to make chess a productive way to increase thought, patience, and concentration. Help setup and facilitate games and tournaments. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpokaneYMCAVolunteers

     Contact Info: Nilas-Anthony (Tony) Manley at (509) 777-9622

    Agency: YMCA

    Location: 1126 N Monroe

    Buses: 22, 24. 23, 26, 27, 28


    West Central Mission is in need of several dishwashers to assist with our meal ministry. Dishwashers are needed on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-9pm and on Saturday mornings from 9am-11:30am. Please sign up and we’ll be in contact to schedule you. Thank you!

     Contact Info: Kris Christensen at 509-326-6471 or email kris@westcentralmission.org

    Agency: West Central Episcopal Mission

    Location: 1832 W Dean Ave

    Buses: 21, 22, 23

    Family Library Assistant

    Help keep our family lending library organized and inviting by reshelving returned books, labelling new books, or by helping to keep the library a welcoming, comfortable spot for all who use it.  Must complete a TB skin test and background check in order to volunteer.

    Contact: Bridget Carstens at (509)232-1111 ext. 111 or email bcarstens@ccspokane.org

    Agency: St. Anne’s Children and Family Center

    Location: 25 W 5th Ave

    Buses: 2, 45, 94