Teens

4-H Youth Development Program

Boy Scouts

Community Center for Youth

Girl Scouts

Triple Point

Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)

Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)


4-H Youth Development Program

Contact: Debbie Moberg-Williams, Director, 328 West Poplar, Walla Walla, WA 99362, 509-524-2685, dmoberg@wsu.edu

Mission: As a component of WSU Extension, the 4-H Youth Development Program teaches life skills that lead young people to become self-directing, positive, contributing members of our society.

Volunteer Opportunities: Become a 4-H leader to work with youth in school or special activities, or volunteer as a resource person.

Required Skills: Volunteers should be respectful and cooperative, have a positive attitude, and be willing to provide leadership and guidance to youth or others. Specific skills or talents that will enhance the quality of our programs are useful.

Skills Learned: Volunteers will have the opportunity for training and access to educational information. Volunteers will share interests with others, increase public relations skills, make useful contacts, and provide a benefit to their community. Volunteers will increase leadership ability, organizational, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.

Training: 4-H leaders participate in the appropriate training for the areas in which they volunteer. Various types of 4-H training are offered throughout the year.

Volunteer Types:

  • Individuals who can come on a regular basis
  • Individuals who can help with a project occasionally when it fits his/her schedule
  • Individuals who can come help out once with a big project
  • Individuals who can earn credit (service-learning) by working with your organization
  • Groups of volunteers who can come on a regular basis
  • Groups of volunteers who can help out once with a big project

Boy Scouts

Contact: David S. Rudie, 19 E. Poplar, PO Box 2608, Walla Walla, Wa. 99362, 509.525.7578, david.rudie@scouting.org

Mission: The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Volunteer Opportunities: work with youth, work with adults, plan &/or run district program events

Required Skills: willingness to work with youth & adults of different ages, back grounds, religions

Skills Learned: leadership, responsibility, hopefully the values of the Scout Oath and Law

Training: pending unit or district- fill out an application, training base on postion or event working- through on-line courses, class, one on one

Volunteer Types:

  • Individuals who can come on a regular basis
  • Individuals who can help with a project occasionally when it fits his/her schedule
  • Individuals who can come help out once with a big project
  • Individuals who can earn credit (service-learning) by working with your organization
  • Groups of volunteers who can come on a regular basis
  • Groups of volunteers who can help out once with a big project

Community Center for Youth

Contact: Kerstin Fenton, Teen Director kfenton@wwymca.org

Mission: CCY provides Walla Walla Valley teens with their own safe place to hang and develop new interests in the arts, sports and scholarship while developing respectful relationships with other students, adults and the community at large.

Volunteer Opportunities: CCY has immediate openings for volunteers at the evening teen center, located at St. Patrick's Church. The teen center is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-9pm and Fridays from 6-10pm. CCY is seeking volunteers to help with workshops, events, outreach to middle and high school students, and fundraising. Anyone with a passion for "hanging out with and mentoring youth" is welcome, as are those who have experience in fundraising. We are very interested in volunteers who would like to share their skills and talents with the teens. We are especially in need of photographers, videographers, people with experience in repair (CCY has a Bike Repair Shop), drama and music students, guitarists, writers, artists, those who would enjoy playing sports such as basketball and indoor soccer with teens, psychology and sociology majors, etc....

Required Skills: Ability to interact with teens in such a way that they are inspired to engage in a goal - any goal. If you have a passion for working with teens, you probably have this ability.

Skills Learned: That entirely depends on how much they invest in the organization, most especially in their unique project and contribution to the organization. Time management? Planning and evaluation skills? People skills? Problem solving? Every person's experience will be unique in this highly interactive setting.

Training: A background check and one-hour orientation is required for those wishing to interact directly with CCY teens.

Volunteer Types:

  • Individuals who can come on a regular basis
  • Individuals who can earn credit (service-learning) by working with your organization
  • Groups of volunteers who can come on a regular basis

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and North Idaho 

Contact: Sulema Pacheco-Granfield, Program & Membership Development Coordinator, (509) 747-8091, ext. 406, spacheco-granfield@gsewni.org

Mission: To help girls become strong leaders for the future.

Volunteer Opportunities: We can use young ladies to help with troop leadership or to be troop leaders, or to help with events or camps.

Required Skills: Very positive attitudes, the ability to communicate and work with children. Reliability. Be there when you say you will.

Skills Learned:

Training: On a case by case basis as it fits in with the volunteer's schedule.

Volunteer Types:

  • Individuals who can come on a regular basis
  • Individuals who can help with a project occasionally when it fits his/her schedule
  • Individuals who can earn credit (service-learning) by working with your organization

Triple Point

Contact: Heather Rodriguez, LICSW, TriplePoint Program Coordinator, Children's Home Society of WA, 1612 Penny Lane, Walla Walla, WA 99362, Phone: (509) 529-2130 XT. 117, HeatherR@chs-wa.org

Mission: Volunteer Oportunities: Triple Point is looking for youth group assistants to help out at Triple Point gatherings. Volunteer opportunities include: supervising LGBTQ and straight ally youth at meetings/events, serving as a community role model and providing support and resources to youth,setting up/cleaning up at meetings/events, attending monthly TriplePoint Advisory Council meetings, arranging/helping to coordinate community education/opportunities for youth, representing TriplePoint in the community: marketing, health fairs, flyers, community education opportunities as appropriate. Estimated Range of volunteer hours per month: 5-12.

Required Skills: Bring your own special gifts/talents to service for youth in the group,

Skills Learned:

Training: participate in trainings as available.

Volunteer Types:

  • Individuals who can come on a regular basis
  • Individuals who can help with a project occasionally when it fits his/her schedule

Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)

Contact: Susan Anfinson,340 S Park St, Walla Walla, WA 99362,509 525-8863, susana@wwymca.org

Mission: The Walla Walla YMCA is dedicated to the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and committed to building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.

Volunteer Opportunities: Board Members, coaching youth sports, Peach Basket Classic tournament, fun runs, family events, Community Halloween party, Healthy Kids Day, babysitting

Required Skills: Display values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility

Skills Learned: They will learn teamwork, a sense of community, organizational skills, how to relate to all ages of people, and fulfillment coming from giving to others.

Training: They will meet with the director in charge of the event or program they are volunteering for to receive the necessary training.

Volunteer Types:

  • Individuals who can come on a regular basis
  • Individuals who can help with a project occasionally when it fits his/her schedule
  • Individuals who can come help out once with a big project
  • Individuals who can earn credit (service-learning) by working with your organization
  • Groups of volunteers who can help out once with a big project

Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)

Contact: Anne-Marie Zell Schwerin, 213 S. First, Walla Walla, WA 99362, 509-525-2570, aschwerin@ywcaww.org

Mission: To eliminate racism and empower women

Volunteer Opportunities: Reading to children; helping with kids' activities while moms are in support group meetings; sorting donations of clothing and housewares; cleaning toys; misc. maintenance projects like painting, repairing a playhouse; doing the weekly grocery shopping for childcare programs; misc. office work; serving as extra hands for childcare fieldtrips; making special presentations to girls in Mariposa program

Required Skills: Positive attitude; flexibility; Spanish language skills are a plus; confidentiality; ability to pass background check; must enjoy workingwith children

Skills Learned: Organization; problem solving; working with groups; learning about community organizations and the culture of a nonprofit organization

Training: There is no regular schedule at this point. Orientation and training will occur prior to volunteering starts.

Volunteer Types:

    • Individuals who can come on a regular basis
    • Individuals who can help with a project occasionally when it fits his/her schedule
    • Individuals who can come help out once with a big project
    • Groups of volunteers who can come on a regular basis
    • Groups of volunteers who can help out once with a big project