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Volunteer Newsletter: July 13th


Skagit Project Homeless Connect

Friday August 24, 2018 | Skagit Valley College 

Project Homeless Connect is a one day event that connects individuals and families that at experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless to social and health services in our community. 

This year, the event is taking place on Friday, August 24 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Skagit Valley College. Volunteers are needed to help a variety of different hospitality roles!

Positions include: Set Up (Thursday), Tear Down, Guest Guides, Greeters, Intake Volunteers, Information Booth Volunteers, Interpreters (Spanish, Mixteco, Triqui, Russian, & Ukrainian), Bussers, Table Hosts, and Food Prep (Thurs & Fri). 

Project Homeless Connect is also looking for volunteer dentists, dental assistants, and dental hygienists to assist in with their 2 day Dental Clinic. 

Note: Volunteers must attend an orientation- either in-person or online. 

For more information contact Isabela at isabelao@communityactionskagit.org. To view and respond to this need directly click HERE.



Camp Korey

Ongoing | Mount Vernon

Camp Korey honors the courage, strength and determination of children and their families living with living with life-altering medical conditions by providing them with a transformational experience in a fun, safe camp environment with specialized medical support. They provide camp programs at no cost to the kids and their 

families. Every program is adapted for campers of all different abilities. Volunteers are needed to help out with the following: 

  • Facilities Help
  • Kitchen 

For questions about any of the opportunities listed above please contact Paige at pmackintosh@campkorey.org. To view and respond to these needs directly click HERE.



Community Action of Skagit County

Ongoing | Skagit County

Community Action’s mission is to foster and advocate  for self-sufficiency among low-income people in Skagit County. Their vision is that everyone in Skagit County has the opportunity to be safe, healthy, and successful. Offering over 20 core programs to low-income community members, Community Action’s real product is simple: Hope.Volunteers are needed to help out in a couple of different roles: 

Since there are multiple Volunteer Coordinators at the agency, please click the links above to view and respond to those needs directly. 



Friendship House

Ongoing | Mount Vernon  

Since its creation in 1986, the Friendship House has played a pivotal role in the Skagit community. Friendship House provides shelter and food to more than 1,500 people each year. They also operate a café that serves 3 FREE hot meals a day. Friendship house has a variety of programs that benefit the community which depend on volunteers. Their current volunteer needs include:

  • Dishwasher

·         Kitchen Server

  • Love and Laundry Support Volunteer

For more information about these opportunities contact Kadeem at kadeem@skagitfriendshiphouse.org. To view and respond to these needs directly click HERE.



Helping Hands Food Bank

Ongoing| Sedro-Woolley

Helping Hands Food Bank has been serving residents of Skagit County since its creation in 2000. Last year they distributed 2.2 million pounds of food to over 14,000 individuals. Helping Hands Food Bank is currently seeking volunteers for the following positions: 

·         Event Support

·         Line Volunteer

·         Loading Volunteer

  • Warehouse Assistant 
  • Volunteer Driver
  • Volunteer Interpreter
  • Volunteer Participant Navigator

For more information about these opportunities please contact Erik at  erik@helpinghandsfoodbank.org. To view and respond to these needs directly click HERE.



Meals on Wheels

Ongoing | Skagit County

The Meals on Wheels Program provides hot and nutritious lunches to senior citizens, age 60 and older, who have difficulty leaving their home unassisted and who are unable to prepare their own meals.They’re currently in need of volunteers to fill position at multiple locations around Skagit County. These volunteer opportunities include:

  • Truck/Van Drivers
  • Dishwasher (Sedro-Woolley Senior Center)
  • Kitchen and Dining Room Assistant

Note: Volunteers are required to pass a background check as well as obtain a valid Food Handler’s Permit (reimbursement available) before volunteering.

For more information contact Renee at reneec@co.skagit.wa.us. To view and respond to this need directly click HERE.



Mount Vernon Downtown Association 

Ongoing | Mount Vernon

The Mount Vernon Downtown Association (MVDA) works toward increasing prosperity in Mount Vernon, preserving the historic fabric which makes the traditional heart of our community unique, and restoring and engendering a sense of community pride. Their work includes reducing street-level vacancies, restorations to 9 historic buildings, adding a wonderful riverfront park, and the opening of 20 new businesses over the past two years. They need volunteers to:

  • Distribute posters and flyers for special events to areas outside of downtown Mount Vernon

For more information contact Cathy at 360-336-3801 or dep.mvda@gmail.com. To view and respond to this need directly click HERE



Pacific Northwest Cattle Dog Rescue

Ongoing | Mount Vernon 

Pacific Northwest Cattle Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization based in Skagit County. Their mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home cattle dogs and cattle dog mixes from animal control groups, shelters and owner surrenders. As a foster-based rescue organization, they rely on the generosity and dedication of their volunteer network. All their dogs live in foster homes where they are part of the family until they find their forever home. They are in need of:

  • Foster homes for rescued cattle dogs

For more information contact Marie at info@pnwcdr.org. To view and respond to this need directly click HERE.



Skagit DVSAS

Ongoing | Mount Vernon 

Skagit DVSAS provides confidential assistance for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, rape, child sexual abuse, stalking, elder abuse, sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Services include crisis intervention, emergency shelter, advocacy-based counseling, legal, medical and social services advocacy, support groups, children’s advocacy and community education and prevention. All services are confidential and free. Skagit DVSAS is currently seeking volunteers for the following positions:

  • Office support
  • Direct Service Advocate
  • Advocacy Center Volunteer
  • Volunteer Crisis Hotline Volunteer

For more information contact Tabitha at volunteer_coord@skagitdvsas.org. To view and respond to these needs directly click HERE.



Interested in having your volunteer opportunities featured in the Newsletter?

It’s easy! Follow these simple steps.

  1. Go to www.skagitvolunteercenter.org and create a profile for your organization
  2. Create and post your volunteer opportunity under your organizations profile 
  3. Update your volunteer opportunities regularly to maximize your chances of landing in the newsletter!

The newsletter is produced by Skagit Volunteer Center Staff and volunteers and is sent out semi-monthly (twice a month) to over 3,000 Skagit residents. Newsletters are traditionally published on the 1st and 3rd week of each month. 

Note: Because this newsletter is not produced by a computer and is lovingly handwritten we cannot guarantee that all opportunities posted will be feature in the newsletter immediately following your post date!


What can the Skagit Volunteer Center do for you? Each year we connect hundreds of volunteers to over 150+ partner organizations in our community! If you would like more information about volunteering in Skagit County or becoming a partner organization, contact Susan Rowe, susanr@communityactionskagit.org, or call at (360)-588-5731. For more volunteer opportunities or to sign up please visit www.skagitvolunteercenter.org. The Skagit Volunteer Center is a free community-building service provided by Community Action of Skagit County.

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