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Volunteer Opportunities with Community Action of Skagit County



For more information contact Tracy.

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Volunteer with Community Action Programs!

Ongoing | Skagit County

Community Action of Skagit County is dedicated to helping people help themselves, and each other.

Annually Community Action works along side roughly 30,000 Skagitonians each year to find pathways to stability and equip people with tools for success (like helping people complete their GED). Community Action is looking for volunteers to help support different programs:

·     Adopt a Senior

·     English Language Aquisition Instructor

·     GED Instructor

·     Donation Drive- Critical Needs (East County)

·     Human Resources Intern

·     Lawn Adoption Specialist

·     Street Outreach Volunteer

·     WIC Program Aide


Spirit of Hope Fundraiser

Date: Thursday October 10, 2019

Time: 5-7:30 PM

Location: Swinomish Casino & Resort, 1288 Casino Drive, Anacortes WA

Cost: $40 ticket includes one drink and dinner. Click here for more information or to purchase a ticket!


Community Action of Skagit County will celebrate it’s 40 anniversary on October 10, 2019 with the annual Spirit of Hope Fundraiser. The 5 pm dinner event features an inspiring keynote presenter and this year we are honored to welcome Dick Durrance. Dick Durrance is a National Geographic photographer as well as a combat photographer in Vietnam. His worldly message of human compassion and care are discovered in his presentation "In the Spirit of Hope."

When you see and hear Dick’s amazing photography and his story telling capabilities you understand that his message of worldly connectedness resonates with the work of Community Action.


The annual Spirit of Hope fundraiser focuses on the mission of Community Action by celebrating the successes of our clients and staff while inspiring our community to give to an effective and purposeful organization that is making a difference in their community. We know at Community Action our work with clients is about helping them build hope in their lives along with a vision. The funds raised from this important event go directly to the 18 programs and services we provide our clients.


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For more information contact Karen.

360 708-0532

Skagit River Salmon Festival

September 7| Edgewater Park

Want to have some SPAWNtaneous fun? The Skagit River Salmon Festival is coming to Mount Vernon. Volunteers are a key part of this great community event. Join in the fun and be one of 80 volunteers to make this event possible. The time commitment is small but the rewards are great. All volunteers receive a Festival t-shirt or cap. Volunteers are needed for the following positions:

·     Beer Garden Assistant (AM & PM Shifts)

·     Beer Garden Ticket Seller (AM & PM Shifts)

·     Entrance Hand Stamper (PM Shift)

·     Entrance Ticket Seller (AM & PM Shifts)

·     Entrance Welcomer (AM & PM Shifts)

·     First Aid Attendant (AM & PM Shifts)

·     Information Booth (AM & PM Shifts)

·     Set Up

·     Tear Down


Ongoing Opportunities with our Partners




For more information contact April.


Multiple Positions Available

Ongoing| Burlington

American Legion assist veterans with a plethora of needs including (but not limited to) housing, food, hygiene items, free meals, honor guard, help with VA claims, tax benefits (check for qualifications), employment resources, and any other support the veteran might need. Currently they are wording with various groups to address the housing need in Skagit county. They need volunteers to help out with a couple of projects:

·     Grantwriter

·     Real Estate Attorney




For more information contact Sophia.

360 982-2399

Multiple Positions Available

Ongoing| Skagit County

Children of the Valley provides a positive, caring and supportive environment for children of low-income families that offers a variety of cultural enrichment activities as well as academic support. They need volunteer to help out with the following:

·     Drop off Van Driver

·     Enrichment Activity Helper

·     Field Trip Van Driver- Fridays, when needed

·     Homework & Reading Tutor

·     Scouts Helper

·     Snack Prep (Monday- Thursday)

·     Snack Prep (Friday-1st Snack)

·     Snack Prep (Friday 2nd Snack)




For more information contact Emily.

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Multiple Positions Available

Ongoing| Skagit County

Friendship House provides shelter and food for more than 1,500 people each year. Most of these people are residents of the Skagit Valley; they are truly our neighbors. Friendship House needs volunteers to help out in the following roles:

·     Attendant for Free and Public Laundry Services

·     Build Community Connections at the Farmers Market

·     Deliver Lunches

·     Dishwasher

·     Kitchen Server

·     Landscaping Handyperson

·     Sort and Deliver Clothing for Children




For more information contact Erik.


Multiple Positions Available

Ongoing| Skagit County

Helping Hands is the largest food bank in Skagit County with a client base of over 16,000 clients from all over the county. They distribute food 4 days a week to a average of 1,000 families every week but have other food programs as well. Helping Hands needs volunteers to help out in the following roles:

·     Delivery Team

·     Produce Sorter

·     Volunteer Driver

·     Volunteer Interpreter

·     Volunteer Loader

·     Volunteer Participant Navigator

·     Volunteer Warehouse Assistant





For more information contact Karla.
Outreach Volunteer

Ongoing| Skagit County

Skagit Animals in Need (SAIN) is looking for an organized and outgoing person to help educate our community about their mission, provide education supported by their mission and to help recruit potential volunteers and foster homes.


This volunteer will work closely with the Fundraising and Events Committee so monthly attendance to the one hour meeting is required.


Click here for more details




For more information contact Leslie.


Statewide Crisis Hotline Advocate

Ongoing| Remotely

Victim Support Services is looking for Volunteers to help out with their Crisis Hotline. Volunteer advocates are the first people to speak with individuals that have been hurt or harmed by crime. They provide hope and a safe space for victims' voices to be heard. These services are free and confidential.


Volunteers will provide crisis intervention, emotional support, resources, referrals, and more to victims of crime on the 24/7 Washington State Crime Victim Support Services Hotline via phone and/or text.


All hotline shifts are done remotely, from the comfort of your own home. Training to become a certificated victim advocate in Washington State is provided, with the opportunity to become a nationally credentialed advocate


Click here for more details


What can the Skagit Volunteer Center do for you?

The Skagit Volunteer Center is a free community-building service provided by Community Action of Skagit County. 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 the Skagit Volunteer Center at, or call at 360-588-5731. For more volunteer opportunities or to sign up please visit


Interested in having your volunteer opportunities featured in the Newsletter?

The newsletter is produced by Skagit Volunteer Center Staff and volunteers and is sent out twice a month (ish) to over 3,000 Skagit residents. Newsletters are traditionally published on the 1st and 3rd week of each month. If you would like to have a volunteer opportunity featured in this newsletter, update your volunteer listing OR contact the Skagit Volunteer Center by Tuesday September 10 by Noon- We will do our best to include all new postings. | 360 588-5731
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