Contact

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

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

David S. Rudie; 19 E. Poplar, PO Box 2608, Walla Walla, WA 99362; 509.525.7578; david.rudie@scouting.org

Mission

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 and adults; plan and run district program events.

Required Skills

Willingness to work with people of many backgrounds.

Skills Learned

Leadership, responsibility, and the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Training

Training depends on the position and can include on-line courses, class, and individual tutorials.

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

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 lead troops or to help with events/camps.

Required Skills

Positive attitude, communication, skills with children, and reliability.

Training

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

Volunteer Types

Individuals who can come regularly or help with a project on occasion. Volunteers who can earn credit (service-learning) are welcome.

Contact

Katherine Boehm, Director of Clinic Operations; 534 S. 3rd Avenue Suite 16, Walla Walla, WA 99362; 509-525-0704; katherine@thehealthcenterww.org

Mission

To advance the success of students by addressing their physical, emotional, and social needs. Serving Lincoln High School, Pioneer Middle School, Blue Ridge Elementary, and HeadStart/ECEAP Preschool.

Volunteer Opportunities

Depending on skills and interest, one can volunteer at any of our sites as anything from a yoga instructor or jump rope expert to a webpage manager, administrative assistant, or grant researcher.

Required Skills

Patience, flexibility, empathy, and a willingness to help those in need. 

Skills Learned

Greater understanding of Walla Walla's underserved community and the gaps in our primary and mental health care systems. .

Training

On a rolling basis.

Volunteer Types

Individuals who are interested in learning and service who can come regularly (anywhere from once a week to once a month) or help occasionally with a big project.

Contact

Heather Rodriguez, LICSW, TriplePoint Program Coordinator; Children's Home Society of WA, 1612 Penny Lane, Walla Walla, WA 99362; 509-529-2130 ext. 117; HeatherR@chs-wa.org

Mission

To support children in need and strengthen families through adoption, early learning, foster care, family support, child and family counseling, and advocacy.

Volunteer Opportunities

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, marketing, health fairs, flyers, and community education.

Required Skills

Bring your own special gifts/talents to service for youth in the group.

Training

On a case-by-case basis.

Volunteer Types

Individuals who can come on a regular basis or help with a project on occasion.

Contact

Susan Anfinson, Membership Accounts Manager; 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

Joining our board, coaching youth sports, babysitting, helping with the Peach Basket Classic tournament, community Halloween party, Healthy Kids Day, fun runs, and other family events.

Required Skills

Must value and display caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Skills Learned

Teamwork, a sense of community, organizational skills, how to relate to all ages of people, and the fulfillment derived from giving to others.

Training

The director in charge of an event or program trains volunteers.

Volunteer Types

Individuals who can come on a regular basis or on occasion; groups or individuals who can help out once with a big project. Volunteers who can earn credit (service learning) are welcome.

Contact

Anne-Marie Zell Schwerin, Executive Director; 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; cleaning toys; misc. maintenance projects; weekly grocery shopping for childcare programs; office work; helping on childcare fieldtrips; making 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 working with 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 or groups who can come on a regular basis, occasionally when convenient, or once to help with a big project.