Summer Volunteer Opportunities in Walla Walla

With Summer 2015 upon us there are a variety of new opportunities for volunteering in Walla Walla! Here are a collection of the ones we’ve been hearing about – Stay tuned for new additions! You can see the most recent addtions here on the SEC Blog.

Elevate My Recovery – Housing in Crisis Situations
Learn more about the organization and the many volunteer opportunities at

pandaCamp Amanda is a weekend camp for children ages 7 – 14 who have experienced the death of a significant person in their lives. Campers will learn about the stages of grief, and coping skills for the process. Campers interact with other children who have experienced similar losses, and are able to share their thoughts during bereavement lessons while spending time in activities such as swimming, fishing, crafts and games.

Camp is held the last full weekend in July. There is no cost. Transportation to and from camp is not provided.

There are three jobs they are looking for help with this summer:
1) students willing to pass out brochures to various businesses and doctors’ offices in the area
2) students interested in lifeguarding at the camp this summer
3) students interested in being counselors at the camp July 24, 25, 26

Any  interested students please email Josie Furbeshaw ( or Mary Wollmuth (

Children’s Resilience Inititative (CRI)
CRI works to spread awareness about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE), the impacts of toxic stress on the developing brain, and how resilience can help buffer those long-term health effects. A Whitman student will help with a variety of tasks, from developing materials for parent, classroom and community providers, to managing aspects of the work CRI is involved with, at the local and state level. A student would get a good inside look at a small grassroots community-driven project that has gained national attention for its work.

Please contact Teri Barila at 509/301-2488 or at this email (

Walla Walla Habitat for Humanity is ready for volunteers to help “step up” on their 506 Edith home. Workers can call Luke directly at 509-520-5000 to check the need for that week. They hope to see you all and your groups out on the site soon! You can also call Ted Cummings with questions about this opportunity at 509-386-5276.

Kirkman House Museum
Could use some help with paint removal and application.  The position will require someone who likes detail work, has patience, and will be committed to see the project through.  When it is hot, work will be done in the morning and evening with afternoons off. So hot days will typically be 8am to 10:30am and 7pm until dark.  When it’s not hot work can be done anytime during the day.  There may be other opportunities to learn other tasks. Contact Rick Tuttle – Board Member at 509.529.4373 or 509.386.8447 to learn more.