Contact: Debbie Moberg-Williams, Director; 328 West Poplar, Walla Walla, WA 99362; 509-524-2685;

Mission: As part 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 guidance to youth or others.

Skills Learned: Volunteers will share interests with others, increase public relations and leadership skills, make useful contacts, help their community, and develop organizational, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.

Training: 4-H leaders participate in training appropriate to the areas in which they volunteer.

Volunteer Types: Individuals or groups who can come on a regular basis, occasionally when convenient, or once to help with a big project. Volunteers who can earn credit (service-learning) are welcome.

Contact: Linda Solis, Humane Education Coordinator; 7 East George Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362, (509) 525-2452,

Mission: Prevent cruelty and promote kindness to companion animals in our community. We are committed to stopping the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets by ending overpopulation and homelessness.

Volunteer Opportunities: Everything from animal care to office guru! Dog and cat walking, care, and socialization, photography, creative writing, office assistance, and help with farmers markets (May-Oct) and class talks.

Required Skills: We look for volunteers who want to make a difference. Whether you are a college student missing your pets, a volunteer seeking work experience, or an advocate who wants to speak for those without voices, we can use your time and talents.

Skills Learned: Volunteers will experience the difference that one person can make. They will learn about teamwork, community involvement, and how to care for those who are homeless.

Training: New volunteers need to attend one new volunteer orientation.

Volunteer Types: Individuals or groups who can come on a regular basis, help with a project on occasion, or help once with a big project.