Warm up the Winter 
by Volunteering!

This season offers a variety of ways for individuals and families to get involved in the community. Check out these opportunities and get out there to spread a little holiday cheer!


12 Days of Deliveries – Deliver like Santa…without the suit!

Have you always wanted to be Santa but don’t like the red suit and are allergic to reindeer? Well House 2 Home has an opportunity for you! We are gearing up for our 4th annual 12 Days of Deliveries where we deliver furniture and household items every day for 12 days in a row. This year’s delivery extravaganza is Dec. 9-21. We are calling for all hands on the decked halls to make this the biggest 12 Days event ever. Last year we delivered over 90 items total to 19 households in the month of December. Can we reach our goal of 100? I bet we can with your help. We are looking for volunteers with big hearts and big vehicles to help deliver donated furniture and household items to people transitioning from homelessness. These are families and individuals who have received housing but are lacking furniture. Have a big heart but not the vehicle? We would still love to have you help.

Toys for Tots

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is dedicated to helping children in our local community during the holiday season who are less fortunate. The campaign relies solely on local volunteers in order to succeed.We seek volunteers in several areas, including:

  • Assisting in the transportation and storage of toys
  • Assisting in our local warehouse with toy inventory, selection and distribution
  • A variety of support functions

If you can help, please email Sharon Reese.

Shifts available:

Toy counting, sorting and staging: 4-6 volunteers needed each day

  • Wed Dec 7, 4-6 PM
  • Thu Dec 8, 1-5 PM
  • Wed Dec 14, 4-6 PM
  • Thu Dec 15, 2-6 PM
  • Fri Dec 16, 5-9 PM

Toy Distribution Days: 15-20 volunteers needed each day doing a variety of tasks

  • Fri Dec 9, 8-5
  • Sat Dec 10, 8-5
  • Fri Dec 16, 8-5
  • Sat Dec 17, 8-5

Adopt-A-Family Elves Needed a Lydia Place!

As people in the community “adopt” Lydia Place clients for the holidays and provide gifts for their children, several shifts of volunteer “elves” are needed to receive, sort and catalogue the gifts so they can be distributed to the right families. This is a fantastic opportunity to help support those in need this holiday season and to help facilitate the community’s generosity toward these families! Shifts are 9-1 and 1-5, from Dec 5-16 (M-F only).

Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army

Greet people coming and going during the busy shopping season and raise funds for a good cause! One hour of bell ringing raises enough money to provide a family in need with two bags of groceries. Families can volunteer together and you don’t need to ask for money – the bells do! Two hour shifts are available M-Sat 10-6pm from 11/18 -12/24 in Blaine, Lynden, Everson, Ferndale – all over Whatcom County.