- 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 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 Info: Chad Smith at (509) 624-2414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Agency: Spokane Hoopfest Association
Youth Investment Program: Volunteers for the Youth Investment Program are always needed, and they spend most of their time in the Valley YMCA Greenhouse on horticulture and nature projects, such as seeding, transplanting, and general plant maintenance. They also assist with the Spring and Fall Plant Sales. Their help is invaluable to our work with troubled teens in the Youth Investment Program. Volunteer times vary, and may include some weekends. No experience is necessary, except a love of working with plants and vulnerable youth.
Contact Info: Nilas-Anthony (Tony) Manley at (509) 777-9622
Location: 2421 N Discovery Place Spokane Valley,WA 99216
Buses: 32, 96, 97, 174
CASA volunteers are everyday citizens appointed by judges to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have been removed from their homes due to parental abuse or neglect. They stand up for these children, represent their best interests in courtrooms and other settings and help change their lives. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.
There are more than 1,000 CASA and guardian ad litem(GAL) programs changing the lives of children throughout the country. Becoming a volunteer advocate is one of many ways that you can help. Many CASA and guardian ad litem programs offer additional volunteer opportunities.
Learn more about what it means to be a CASA volunteer and get involved with a program near you.
Contact Info: Spokane County Juvenile Court CASA/GAL at (509) 477-4742
Location: 1208 W Mallon Avenue, Spokane WA 99201
Buses: 22, 24
This volunteer will be at our information booth greeting the public and directing visitors to adopable animals in the facility and animal resources.
Contact Info: Karen Lynch at (509) 477-2769
Location: 6815 E Trent Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99212
Evening male volunteers to help with the sleeping program, checking men in, handing out towels and pjs in the Sleeping Room. Thurs, Fri, Sat 6:30 – 8 pm
Contact Info: Brigid Krause, at (509) 358-4270 or email email@example.com
Location: 32 West Pacific, P.O. Box 2253, Spokane, WA 99210
Buses: 25, 29, 90
Ambassadors open doors for Transitions in the community, introducing new people to our mission and impact at our Open Door Events throughout the year. Perfect for the busiest among us who still want to make an impact!
Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509-328-6702 to discuss your ideas, interests and further opportunities.
Location: 3128 N Hemlock Spokane, WA 99205
Buses: 20, 22