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.