More volunteer opportunities part 1

Rod’s House — Group offers outreach to homeless youth in the Yakima area. A list of current needs and volunteer information is posted at

American Red Cross — Volunteer drivers are needed to transport blood boxes from the Red Cross to hospitals in Walla Walla and Wenatchee. Apply at or call Lynne at 509-316-1845 for more details.

Salvation Army — Various volunteer opportunities are available. Contact Lisa Sargent at 509-823-1819 or for more information.

Virginia Mason Memorial hospital — Opportunities are available to volunteer at the hospital, Children’s Village, North Star Lodge, Ohana and Cottage in The Meadow. For more information or to fill out an application, visit www.yakima

Disabled American Veterans — Van drivers are needed to transport veterans to Seattle and Walla Walla medical centers. For information, call Deborah Wilson at 509-902-1112.

More volunteer opportunities part 2

Catholic Charities — Volunteer opportunities are available throughout Central Washington. Call Becki Lambert at 509-965-7100, ext 1196, or email:

On The Corner — This is a free afternoon program operated out of Central Lutheran Church, open to kids from kindergarten to eighth grade. For information, go to, email Denise Svendsen at, or call 509-575-6490.

Respite Adult Day Center — Play, interact and encourage people with disabilities to make new friends and participate in activities. For information, call Charlotte at 509-965-7100.

Nonprofit Cat Café — Community SEEDS, a nonprofit focused on social enterprise for disability, is developing programs in horticulture, culinary arts and pet services. For information, call Linda at 509-314-9446, email, or visit

Yakima County Search and Rescue Dog Team — The all-volunteer team dedicates several hours per week to training with search dogs. Get information at (click on “Interested in Joining”).

American Red Cross — Local disaster volunteer responders are needed to assist people who have been displaced by a house fire, flood, wildfire or other disaster situation. For information, call Lynne Calmus at 509-316-1845.

More volunteer opportunities part 3

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop — Call Kay Mahon, 509-575-1236, for information.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program — Yakima County Juvenile Court needs volunteers to be advocates for children in the foster care system. Call Keith Gilbertson, 509-574-2071, for information.

Aspen Victim Advocacy Services — This group needs adults who can provide support on the phone and at the hospital for those who have experienced sexual violence. For information, call Kim Foley at 509-576-4326, or visit Aspen Victim Advocacy Services on Facebook.

Volunteer (CHORE) Services — Individuals are needed to provide basic chore assistance to low-income elders and adults with disabilities. Drivers are especially needed. Call LouAnn at 509-965-7105 for more information. Mileage is reimbursed and there is no minimum time commitment.

Yakima Humane Society — Volunteer hours range from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Call 509-457-6854, ext. 107, or email for more information.

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