Opportunities from: The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County

Volunteer: Hospitality Desk Volunteer

You will be the first face members and guests see when they walk in the door!...You must be friendly and outgoing, have basic knowledge of computers or willing to learn and have the goal to be a bright spot in someone's day.

Days Needed:

Every Tuesday - 9:00am-12:00pm

Subs for all shifts.

Agency: Whatcom Council on Aging
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 98225
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Front Desk Volunteers

We are in need of Front Desk volunteers at BSAC. Some duties will be to answer phone calls, take messages, schedule appointments, and provide information regarding the BSAC and programs/activities. You will also receive payments for membership, trips/tours, and other program fees. Experience with clerical duties is needed.

 Subs needed

Morning shifts-9:00am-12:30pm

Afternoon shifts-12:30pm-4:00pm

Agency: Whatcom Council on Aging
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 98225
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Coffee Bar Volunteer

Coffee Bar: The social hub of the BSAC Senior Center, this will be YOUR area! Between chatting with folks, you will make sure there is coffee, donuts and fruit available as well as keeping the area neat, tidy and stocked. The entire shift is a social hour so you must be outgoing and friendly!

Days Needed:

Every Wednesday - 8:00am-12:00pm

Every Thursday - 12:00pm-4:00pm

Subs for every shift.

Agency: Whatcom Council on Aging
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 98225
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Do you have an hour of time to help a senior in Maple Falls, Glacier or Everson?

We have seniors in Maple Falls, Glacier and Everson with house cleaning and transportation needs. They can no longer do these things on their own and having a volunteer to help an hour or two a week would mean they could stay living in their own homes. Volunteers often make fast friendships with their clients as they help them to remain independent.

Agency: Volunteer Chore Program
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 04/30/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 98264
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Help seniors become emergency and disaster prepared!

We are seeking Chore volunteers to help seniors prepare for an emergency or disaster. You will be helping us to distribute:

Disaster kits

White boards for keeping important health and emergency contact information available

for first responders

Information about preparing for a disaster

We are looking for volunteers to participate in a training organized by the Volunteer Mobilization Center who specializes in disaster preparedness. You will then visit the homes of seniors to distribute information, kits and whiteboards.

If you are interested, please let us know which of the following training dates works for you (choose at least one, but you are welcome to repeat the training):

Wednesday, March 1st, 2:30 to 4:30pm

St. Luke's Community Health Education Center Conference Room C
3333 Squalicum Ave
Bellingham, WA

Monday, March 6th, 9:30am to 11:30pm

Opportunity Council Admin Conference Room 1419 Cornwall Ave Bellingham, WA

To volunteer, or for more information contact Donna Hennessy: donnah@whatcomvolunteer.org or 360-734-5121 ext 178

Agency: Volunteer Chore Program
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 03/06/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 98225
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Inventory Volunteers Needed!

Lydia Place needs your help! We are doing our annual inventory of our community thrift store, Wise Buys, and we need detail-oriented people to track our store goods.

Inventory will take place Monday, Mar 6 from 10 AM- 5PM. Come for a few hours or stay for the entire shift! 

Lydia Place is a local leader in the fight to end homelessness. We believe that every family deserves a home. www.lydiaplace.org

Agency: Lydia Place
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 03/06/2017
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 98225
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Be a Volunteer Driver and help seniors & adults with disabilities

Volunteer Chore Program is looking for volunteers to help with essential transportation for seniors and adults with disabilities. We are looking for volunteers that can help during the work week to help our clients get to critical appointments and grocery shopping. Volunteers choose when they can help and can sign up for appointments that work with their schedule. 

Must have a valid drivers license and a car with current auto insurance, we will reimburse for miles driven.

It's a great way to meet new people and also provide assistance for someone who has no other support. 

 

Agency: Volunteer Chore Program
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 04/01/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 98225
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Do you have an hour of time to help a senior in Ferndale, Blaine or Lynden?

We have seniors in Ferndale, Blaine and Lynden with house cleaning and transportation needs. They can no longer do these things on their own and having a volunteer to help an hour or two a week would mean they could stay living in their own homes. Volunteers often make fast friendships with their clients as they help them to remain independent.

Agency: Volunteer Chore Program
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 03/31/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 98264
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Doing Laundry and housework never felt so rewarding!

Help elderly and adults with disabilities stay living in their own homes! Volunteer Chore Program has clients in your neighborhood that could use your help with light housework and laundry, so that they can keep their home in good shape and safe. 

Our clients have no friends or family that can help and that's where volunteers really make a difference. Whether you volunteer for one hour every week, or just once a month, we can match you with someone that could really benefit from your time. 

Click   below to get connected to this volunteer opportunity. This will send notification of your interest in learning more and provides your contact information for this agency's volunteer coordinator.

Agency: Volunteer Chore Program
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 03/15/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 98225
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Dog Bather

Shasta, our elderly house dog, is looking for someone once a month to take her to a local groomers for bathing (must be a Wednesday or Friday between 11am – 6pm). She is a friendly medium-sized dog, approximately 40 lbs. Requirements for the position include loving dogs, bathing dogs and completing a volunteer application and background check.

Agency: Sean Humphrey House
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 08/31/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 98225
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Buddy Walk Planning Committee Seeks Volunteer Members

Do you love the Buddy Walk? Do you want to help ensure the success of your Buddy Walk and make this event even more amazing? If so, Down syndrome Outreach’s Buddy Walk Planning Committee is the place to get involved! We will discuss the details of this event and use one another’s talents and efforts to create an even more awesome and memorable Buddy Walk than ever before. This incredible event wouldn’t be possible without the help of amazing volunteers! This year we are expecting some changes with our growth, and with that comes a need for more community partnering and involvement.  If you can’t attend the meetings, but would still like to get involved, contact Jessika at (360) 715-0170, ext. 304, or jessikah@arcwhatcom.org.

Meeting dates:

April 20th , 5:00 – 6:00pm

May 18th, 5:00-6:00pm

June 15th, 5:00-6:00pm

July 20th, 5:00-6:00pm

August 17th 5:00-6:30pm

September 21st 5:00-6:30pm

If you cannot make all of the meetings, that is O.K.!  You are always welcome for any of the meetings to see how you can get involved.

 

 

 

Agency: The Arc of Whatcom County
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 09/21/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 98225
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Ski to Sea: Race Day Volunteers

Ski to Sea is Whatcom's largest multi-sport race! We are looking for volunteers to be at all 8 of the destinations for the racers. 

This includes: Mountain Legs, Running, Cycle, Canoe, Cyclo-Cross, Kayak, and Finish Line! 

You will get a FREE T-Shirt and FREE Lunch! You will also be invited to the volunteer appreciation BBQ!

Come out and join the fun! We cannot have a successful race day without our volunteers!  

Please sign up online at: skitosea.com/volunteer

Agency: Whatcom Events
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 05/28/2017
Agency Requirement: >14 years old
Zip Code: 98225
Allow Groups: Yes