Our Youth Helping America!
Did you know 55% of Youth Volunteer? Did you know youth contribute more than 1.3 billion hours per year? If family members volunteer, youth will too!Learn More »
Holiday Volunteer Opportunities
Looking to Volunteer this Holiday Season? The Volunteer Center has your connection! Contact us or click on the Learn More button.Learn More »
Make a Difference Day was a great success!
Over 500 hours contributed from The Volunteer Center's Partner Agencies!Learn More »
Volunteers with Heart
Congratulations to Stephane Defouse, our latest Volunteer with Heart!Learn More »
1 in 4 Americans Volunteer
Volunteering continues to be a vital component of the fabric of our nation, enriching both our communities and those who serve.Learn More »
Have Questions About Volunteering?
Volunteer info sessions available every week. Schedule yours today.Learn More »
Volunteering Strengthens Employment Prospects
Volunteers have higher odds of finding a job after being out of work than non-volunteers.Learn More »
Got a truck?
Volunteer for House 2 Home.Learn More »
Vision & Mission
Vision: Everyone in Whatcom County can contribute to and gain from volunteerism to meet community needs and build community vibrancy.
Mission: The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County mobilizes volunteers to meet community needs, builds capacities of organizations to effectively engage volunteers, and inspires support for community service.
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Why go to the Volunteer Center?
The Volunteer Center and Growing Veterans on MLK Day
- Looking for a Holiday Volunteer Opportunity? Check out what we have going on with our Volunteer Chore Program!
Opportunity: Adopt a Senior this Holiday Season from Volunteer Chore Program
Many of the seniors, living alone, in our community have little to no support during the Holiday Season. Help one of these amazing seniors spruce up their home or prepare a hot meal to make their Holiday Season shine, knowing their neighbors care about them. There are many tasks that you can help w…
- Many thanks to the Crossing Guide for providing The Volunteer Center a booth at this coming Monday's Senior Day at Silver Reef Casino. http://silverreefcasino.com/entertainment/northwest-senior-day/
A big shout out to Marisa Papetti, publisher of the Crossing Guide.https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingGuide
NORTHWEST SENIOR DAY - Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa
24 NOV 2014 Join us in the Event Center as The Crossing Guide Magazine presents a day of live music, entertainment & interactive demonstrations on popular activities for active seniors, including container gardening, painting & senior fitness. Featuring [...]
- Help for the Holidays - Prepare and Serve a Meal
The Salvation Army needs 10 volunteers to help with the Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday, November 26th. They can also use help with bell ringing and will need several volunteers to help in
their Giving Tree program during Christmas time. Contact Mjr. Beverley Lloyd at Beverley.Lloyd@usw.salvationarmy.org or call 733-1410 Ext 217
- Help for the Holidays
The RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) and Chore Program at the Volunteer Center needs volunteers with their own vehicles and insurance to transport food from the Bellingham Food Bank to nearby seniors and adults with disabilities who cannot pick up the food themselves. Contact Abby Lund -email@example.com or 746-2366
- Shop Local Bellingham! :)
Mark your calendars! Shop Small Saturday is November 29th, all day in Downtown Bellingham! What is Shop Small Saturday, you may ask? It's the day when shoppers, rather than going to the big box stores to do their holiday shopping, shop locally and support small businesses. How you spend your dollars is important--keep it within our community and support your neighbors! Come downtown anytime for the ultimate holiday experience. We'll have buskers and carolers around the streets, and retailers will have red ribbon and bows adorning their doors and windows. Happy (Local) Shopping!
Washington State volunteer centers and connector organizations have engaged in an extensive process assessing the future of volunteering and service in our state, creating the Washington Serves plan. Join our campaign to support volunteerism. Just sign on in support of the plan and help galvanize Washington State to invest in volunteering and service.