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 »
Volunteers with Heart Winner!
Congratulations to Stephanie Dethlefs for all of your outstanding work and dedication at Whatcom Young Writers!Learn More »
Have Questions About Volunteering?
Volunteer info sessions available every week. Schedule yours today.Learn More »
Got a truck?
Volunteer for House 2 Home. Help make a difference in the lives of people who were recently homeless.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
- Just another reason to love living here in Washington, we're number 9 out of 50 states for volunteerism! See some
Overall, in Washington in 2013:
---34.6% of residents volunteer, ranking them 9th among the 50 states and Washington, DC.
---1.82 million volunteers
---228.8 million hours of service
---$5.1 billion of service contributed
---43.7 volunteer hours per capita
---64.9% of residents engage in "informal volunteering" (for example, doing favors for neighbors)
See more at: http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/WA#sthash.aywcSa6k.dpuf
Washington Profile - Volunteering and Civic Life in America
This site is home to the most comprehensive look at volunteering and civic life in the 50 states and 51 cities across the country.
- HOLIDAY HELP NEEDED FOR Meals on Wheels
Kitchen volunteer: duties could include dishwashing, serving meals and helping bag bread for clients. Contact Ian at email@example.com or call 733-4030 ext 1027
Category: Meals on Wheels - Senior Nutrition Program
On Saturday, November 15th, stop by the Barkley, Ferndale, Meridian or Sehome Haggen Store and help us Stuff the Trunk of a new Dewey Griffin Subaru with emergency food supplies for Meals on Wheels. Click HERE for more information.
- TIME Magazine names "The Ebola Volunteers" as person of the year for 2014. Read about the awesome efforts that these volunteers carried out so the rest of us can rest comfortably. Yes, indeed, all volunteers ROCK!
Person of the Year: The Ebola Fighters
The ones who answered the call
- Congratulations! to the top 50 Civic organizations as recognized by the Points of Light Foundation. The Civic 50 is an initiative to identify the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation.
Do you recognize any companies on this list with an office here in Whatcom County? Yes indeed, there are some that made the list. Check it out at the link below.
The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, in partnership with Bloomberg LP, honors the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year as determined by an annual survey.
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.