Get involved and make a difference! Volunteers are a vital part of healthy and growing communities, and you can donate your time, services, and talents or contribute money to meaningful causes.
Many services in your community such as food and blood banks, parks and nature trails, and emergency relief services stay in operation mainly through volunteer efforts.
Volunteer With State Agencies
Over a dozen state agencies offer volunteer positions that range from administrative work done at a desk to hands-on efforts in the field. Volunteers have assisted with tasks such as search and rescue, transcribing documents for the state archives, serving as a tour guide at the State Capitol, and more. You are bound to find an opportunity that’s perfect for you.
Search for volunteer opportunities by county
Find ways you can help during the COVID-19 pandemic
Help with the Historical Records Project at the Washington State Archives
Volunteer as a State Capitol tour guide
Adopt-a-Highway with your group or organization to help keep our roadsides clean
Get involved at a veterans home to serve those who served our country
Help build safe communities by assisting incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals
You can ensure that the parks, trails, and natural habitats you love are well-maintained for all to enjoy by pitching in outdoors. There are opportunities to be a host at a state park or campground, join in on trail maintenance work parties and beach cleanups, and participate in group efforts with your school or business. You can even earn a free Discover Pass once you’ve completed a required number of volunteer hours!
Learn more about the Washington State Parks volunteer program
Volunteer to help protect DNR-managed lands
Assist in activities that benefit fish, wildlife, and natural habitats
Find out how you can earn a free Discover Pass through volunteering
Join Washington Conservation Corps to help restore habitats, build trails, and respond to disasters
Volunteer During Disasters
Medical, public health, and emergency response professionals are especially needed during states of emergency and disasters. Put your skills to work where they’re most needed and register as an emergency volunteer. See the registration guide for tips and guidance on how to sign up.
Register to help during states of emergency and disasters
Registration guide for helping during states of emergency and disasters
Sign up with the Medical Reserve Corps
Join the Disaster Reservist Program
Volunteer At A Food Bank
Everyone deserves access to fresh and healthy foods and you can help those in need by volunteering to organize and distribute food.
Google Map of food sites that need volunteers that’s updated daily
Find The Right Volunteer Opportunity For You
The right volunteer opportunity not only enables you to do your part for your community, it can also help you build connections and learn new skills. The resources below can match you with an organization that suits your unique interests and talents.
Volunteer Centers of Washington
Perhaps you’re short on time or charitable giving is not in your budget right now, blood banks are always in need of donors. Donating blood is a relatively quick and easy way to contribute to your community and an hour of your time could save three lives.
Learn more about blood donation
Find a donation location and schedule an appointment to donate
Find a mobile blood drive near you
Read the eligibility requirements to donate blood
American Red Cross Northwest Region
Donate To a Charity
Charitable giving is an easy and meaningful way to contribute to causes that align with your values and hold personal significance for you. Learn more about how different organizations use your donation dollars and make an informed giving decision.
Research efficiency, transparency, and governance analyses of different charities
Search for a nonprofit and read community-sourced reviews
Find a charity by cause category
Search, retrieve, and print charities programs records