Sue Ellen Heflin, Whatcom Volunteer Center Executive Director 2004-2012Learn More »
Save the Date!
Project Homeless Connect, Friday, July 25, Bellingham High SchoolLearn More »
Who will be our next Volunteer with Heart?
Do you know a volunteer who deserves a great big thank you?Nominate them for a Volunteers with Heart Award!Learn More »
Volunteer orientations available every week. Schedule yours today.Learn More »
Volunteers with Heart
Congratulations to Kasey Potzler, 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 »
Volunteering Strengthens Employment Prospects
Volunteers have higher odds of finding a job after being out of work than non-volunteers.Learn More »
Make a difference in your community: Volunteer!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.
How to Get Connected in American Sign Language
Why go to the Volunteer Center?
The Volunteer Center and Growing Veterans on MLK Day
- If enjoying this view while digging in the dirt for this great organization is not enough, Growing Veterans is also offering all-you-can-eat raspberries while you weed! One of the many great summer volunteer opportunities on our website!
- Got plans for July 4th? Canned craft beer festival is happening at Elizabeth Station.
Click this link for details:
The Northwest's first canned craft beer festival
Craft beer and recycling are two things the Northwest does right. This Friday, both of those will come together for the “Yes, We CAN” Canned Craft Beer Festival, a 100% recyclable festival promoting sustainable practices.
- Hey, millennials....do you look for jobs with companies that promote volunteering?
Volunteer Opportunities Help Employers Attract Talent, Report Says
More than half of millennials in a new survey said their companies’ giving and volunteering activities helped them make the decision to accept a job.
- For those of you volunteering to work with children, this is a great video to watch - it is well worth the time!
Rabbi Milstein Speaks at the University of Pennsylvania
Rabbi Milstein deliveries a moving speech at the University of Pennsylvania entitled, Can You Hear the Cries of Silent Children? on May 12, 2014.
- Northwest Youth Services does amazing things!
Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean we’re slowing down! This week we’re getting two new 2-bedroom apartments ready for future youth in Skagit County. We’ve gotten the big stuff and now we’re ready for the smaller stuff. Top 10: microwaves, toasters, twin bedding, bath towels & washcloths, shower curtains & rings, food storage containers, dish towels, dish soap, laundry detergent, air fresheners and lots more.
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.