Please welcome these new agencies who have joined the volunteer center in 2017!
Take a look at these wonderful Whatcom County entities who are newly recruiting volunteers with the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County. If you are interested in learning more about the organization, please feel free to reach out to the contact listed on the organization page!
The Foundry: Bellingham Makerspace
The Foundry is a volunteer run non-profit with a big heart for connecting the Bellingham community and beyond. The Foundry provides access to sophisticated tools, technology, workspace and classes. This creative space encourages collaboration, drives innovation, and supports entrepreneurs and students. Learn more
Bellingham Police Department
Join the Bellingham Neighbors Together program – a citizen volunteer group associated with and directed by the Bellingham Police Department. Citizen patrols help to recognize and report suspicious activity. Patrollers also seek to educate community members on safety issues. Patrols work in coordination with Bellingham Police officers. Learn more
GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) K-12 students. Our mission is to help educators and administrators create campuses that are supportive of all students, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. GLSEN helps create and support Gay-Straight Alliance school programs on local campuses, supports administrators and teachers in their mission to assist LGBTQ+ students, plans activities and events to foster a sense of community for LGBTQ+ youth. Learn more
Girl Scouts of Western Washington
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing. Learn more
Whatcom Artist Studio Tour
We are volunteers and artists who support the arts in Whatcom county. Diverse artists open their studios each year to let people experience a glimpse into their creative process. Many artists provide demonstrations throughout the event. It also is a time when people can purchase the artists wares. This is a free and juried event. We believe that the arts are an important aspect of keeping out community vibrant and healthy. We solicit sponsors and supporters in order to print an amazingly great catalog with maps to all the studios. We do not charge for the catalog. Signs are well placed throughout the county to help locate the studios. This year we hope to have a food truck somewhere centrally located so folks can stop for lunch. Studios are open from 10am to 5pm. Learn more
Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival
Our mission is to encourage learning and action concerning global issues through independent film and community discourse in the Bellingham and Whatcom county region. The BHRFF is an annual film festival that screens independent films concerning global issues. All films are selected by a volunteer committee. The festival is free to all. Films are followed by discussions facilitated by the film director or a community resource affiliated with the film topic. We have a volunteer Festival Committee which meets year round with an emphasis on the months leading up to the annual Film Festival in February. Learn more
We grow food, skills and a resilient community through outdoor and indoor education and demonstration. We are a small board of directors including garden committee, learning center committee and community volunteers. Learn more