Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers have a 27 percent higher likelihood of finding a job after being out of work than non-volunteers

Volunteer Work Day

Yoke’s Whats for Lunch Food Drive

KYRS Marmot Fest 2014

Volunteer Summer Camp Counselors Needed!

Kids Xtreme Fun Run Volunteer

General Administrative Assistant

Volunteer Work Day

Spend an afternoon with us in the field at Vinegar Flats Community Farm.  Wear boots and be prepared to get a little dirty!  Saturday, July 12, 1 – 3 pm.  Families welcome!

Visit http://vinegarflatsgarden.catholiccharitiesspokane.org/VinegarFlats/Farm_Logistics.html for a map.

Fill out an online application here: http://bit.ly/1eXx8TW

RSVP on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/796048527080475/?ref=5

Contact: Katie Snyder at (509) 202-5195

Agency: Catholic Charities: Food for All (Vinegar Flats Community Farms)

Yoke’s Whats for Lunch Food Drive

Second Harvest is in need of volunteers to help us with our annual Yoke’s What’s For Lunch Food Drive on Friday, July 11th! Second Harvest personnel will need volunteers to help with handing out fliers and accepting monetary and food donations. (Light lifting may be required.)

Kids and young adults are welcome to participate!

Please dress comfortably and wear closed-toed shoes.

This event is held at all Spokane area Yoke’s Fresh Markets. Including Argonne, Airway Heights, Indian Trail, Mead and North Foothills Drive. Shifts are from 8-10:30am, 10am-12:30pm, 12-2:30pm, 2-4:30pm and 4-7pm.

P lease visit our event calendar to sign up for a shift:http://inland.volunteerhub.com/Events/Index#201407

Contact Info: (509) 252-6267 or email volunteer@2-harvest.org.

Agency: 2nd Harvest

KYRS Marmot Fest 2014

The 2014 KYRS Music Fest will be a one-day music festival at Glover Field along the banks of the Spokane River in the Peaceful Valley neighborhood of Spokane Washington on 7/12/2014 from 12 pm to 11 pm. This will be a family-friendly, low-impact, solar-powered event featuring a full day of live music, food vendors, a beer garden, bike corral and community village of non-profits. Music will highlight local and regional emerging artists and a major headliner. Festival website is: http://marmotfest.com

34 volunteers are needed for vairious activities the day of the event. 4 volunteers are needed the day prior and after for setup and take down. Volunteers will receive free entry/reentry to the festival.

KYRS is a nonprofit community radio station located in Spokane, WA. Broadcasting at 88.1 & 92.3 FM. Station website: http://kyrs.org

Agency: KYRS-Thin Air Community Radio

Volunteer Summer Camp Counselors Needed!

If you’re 18 or older, you’re invited to apply and join the MDA team as a summer camp counselor. At camp, volunteer counselors work one-on-one with campers, providing around-the-clock care and the close supervision a child with muscular dystrophy requires. Counselors are required to meet the daily needs of each child and become a youngster’s friend for a week. We especially are in need of male camp volunteers; however, female camp volunteers also are needed.

It’s a tall order to be an MDA camp counselor – someone who is paired with one camper 24 hours a day for the camp week, and whose goal it is to make camp a safe and fun experience for the campers. We are looking for people who can fulfill many specific responsibilities and duties in addition to meeting their camper’s emotional and physical needs. Pre-camp training will be provided to all volunteer counselors.

How to become a volunteer counselor

  • Complete a volunteer application through your local MDA office
  • Provide three references with phone numbers
  • Consent to a criminal background check
  • Interview with MDA staff

“I began the week nervous about what was ahead of me, and by the end of the week I did not want to leave. From the first day, I told myself that I would do whatever it took to ensure he had a good time and enjoyed his week at camp” — Mark, camp volunteer

Contact Info: Patty Cornelius at (509)325-3747 or pcornelius@mdausa.org if you’re interested in volunteering at MDA summer camp the week of July 12-19, 2014.

Agency: Muscular Dystrophy Association

Kids Xtreme Fun Run Volunteer

Kids Xtreme Fun Run Volunteer : Run, jump and slide your way to victory as you participate in our 500 yard obstacle course. Complete with tires, mud pit, giant slip-n-slide and many other fun and exciting obstacles, our Kids Xtreme Fun Run is sure to be a day to remember! Volunteers are needed to help make this event possible! July 13th, 2014 @ 9:30 am (North YMCA). Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpokaneYMCAVolunteers

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

Agency: YMCA

Location: 10727 N Newport Hwy

Buses: 24, 25, 28

General Administrative Assistant

General Administrative Assistant : Work on administrative activities and projects under the direction of the Program Director or Supervisor. Tasks, activities, and primary duties are identified during assigned area orientation. Duties will support the department and will not place the volunteer in a position of responsibility.

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

Agency: YMCA

Location: 1126 N Monroe

Buses: 24

“Invest In A Child, Be A Mentor”

Every young person needs a mentor – a dependable adult who will care, will listen, and will advise. Ask any successful person if they had a mentor and their answer will inevitably be “yes”.
The Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (JRA) has a long established mentoring program. We are grateful for the contributions JRA mentors make in helping young people entangled with the justice system progress to confident, competent, responsible citizenship.


  • Convey this very important message to young people: “You are worth my time and effort”
  • Encourage young people to recognize and use their unique talents
  • Coach young people to make positive choices for their future
  • Assist young people in restoring their place in the community


    JRA asks mentors to:

    • Make a commitment to mentor a youth for 12 months
    • Communicate weekly and meet in person at least once monthly with matched youth
    • Attend mentor program seminars, training, and other events as scheduled

Contact Info: Arturo Caballero at (509) 363-5039 or email cabala@dshs.wa.gov

Agency: DSHS/JRA Region One Mentor Program

Location: 1626 W. Boone Ave.

Buses: 21, 22, 23, 24, 27