Volunteer Opportunities

Yoke’s Season of Giving Food Drive

Date and Time: Shifts are from 8-10:30am, 10am-12:30pm, 12-2:30pm, 2-4:30pm and 4-7pm.
Location: This event is held at all Spokane area Yoke’s Fresh Markets.  Including Argonne, Airway Heights, Indian Trail, Mead and North Foothills Drive. 
Description: Second Harvest is in need of volunteers to help us with our annual Yoke’s Season of Giving Food Drive on Friday, December 12th!  Second Harvest personnel will need volunteers to help with handing out fliers and accepting monetary and food donations. (Light lifting may be required.)
Event Contact: Debbie Clemens
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Warming Center Monitor

Date and Time: Ongoing
Agency: The Salvation Army222 E. Indiana Ave
Description: Open the Warming Center at 32°F or below. The Warming Center (WC) will operate from November 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015. The City of Spokane is suggesting that three populations to be served in a single location this year. The Salvation Army located at 222 E. Indiana Avenue in Spokane has offered its facility. Single men, single women and families with children will be served. We propose to expand the WC activations to include nights when the temperature falls below 32°. The center will open its doors at 8 pm and provide a warm, safe environment through the night until 7 am.

Warming Center Monitors This role is designed to provide assistance in monitoring the Warming Center (WC) facility and guests. Duties include assisting in the client intake process, enforcing WC rules and procedures, supervising the distribution of blankets and other shelter resources, and maintaining the order and cleanliness of the WC. When the Lead Staff goes on a break the WC Monitor is in charge. Monitoring volunteers will be assigned a specific location in the center where they can observe client movements and respond to the needs of individuals. A high priority for the WC is to ensure the safety of all. Any behavior concerns must be brought to the lead staff’s attention immediately.
Event Contact: Ryan Rodriguez at (509) 329-2721
Bus routes: 25, 27

Help with Free Tax Prep

Date and Time: Volunteers need is ongoing until 4/15/15`
Agency: Spokane County United Way; 920 N. Washington, Suite 100
Description: Be A Volunteer Tax Prepare – Learn valuable skills, build your resume and help low income workers on the path to financial stability by volunteering at a free tax preparation location.  Volunteers are needed to prepare tax returns, be greeters and help provide administrative support.  We need volunteers who are willing to commit four hours a week during tax season which runs February to April.  Interested?  Send an e-mail to freetaxprep@unitedwayspokane.org  or visit https://volunteers.aarp.org.
Event Contact: Janice Marich at (509) 838-6581
Bus routes: 27, 39

UGM Thrift Stores

Date and Time: Ongoing
Agency: UGM Thrift Store, 301 W Boone
Description: We have two locations. One in the Valley and one off Washington and Boone. Proceeds from donations and purchases at both Classy Rack stores support Union Gospel Mission Ministries? That includes Tshimakain Creek Camp for disadvantaged kids, Union Gospel Mission shelter for homeless men, the Crisis Shelter for Women & Children, and Anna Ogden Hall residential rehabilitation facility for women and children.
Event Contact: Greg Barclay at (509) 535-8510
Bus routes: 1, 27, 39