About Us

The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County is a program of the Opportunity Council. To learn more, visit www.oppco.org

Our Mission is to mobilize volunteers to meet community needs, build the capacity of organizations to effectively engage volunteers, and inspire support for community service

Our Vision is that everyone in Whatcom County can contribute to and gain from volunteerism to meet community needs and build community vibrancy!

The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County transforms people and neighborhoods by providing a means for volunteers, nonprofits, schools, government and health care organizations to come together to solve community challenges.

  • The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County connects volunteers with opportunities to serve with hundreds of non-profit partners in Bellingham and Whatcom County.
  • We focus on developing networks of volunteers to support families, people with disabilities, and neighbors who are experiencing or on the brink of experiencing homelessness.
  • We train agencies in working effectively with volunteers.
  • We are integral to the Whatcom County safety net of services because we help nonprofits expand their capacity to recruit and manage volunteers successfully so that agencies can focus on providing vital services.