We connect member centers to share funding, ideas and experience.

Find A Volunteer Center

Find A Volunteer Center

You want to volunteer, but where? Your organization needs help, how? Volunteer centers match people to programs and events, typically with online databases. The centers also help train in volunteer management and other aspects of non-profit administration.

Select a County:

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Click a County to find a center near you.

Learn about Youth Volunteering

Learn about Youth Volunteering

If you are a young person wondering where and how to volunteer, or if you belong to an organization – school or nonprofit – that wants to work more effectively with youth volunteers, the Volunteer Centers of Washington are a great place to get started. 

Access Training

Access Training

VCW and its member centers inspire, equip, and mobilize nonprofits to effectively manage volunteer programs, resulting in increased volunteer recruitment, retention and impact.  Our partner organizations also allow easy access to various training opportunities around the state and online.

Get Current

Access a series of three one-hour webinars on volunteer management, produced as a partnership by VCW, Washington Nonprofits, and 501Commons. Includes:

Engaging Volunteers: Includes the importance of an organizational needs assessment before designing job descriptions and targeted recruitment.  Pre-session materials here: http://www.volunteerwashington.org/assets/files/Engaging_Volunteers.docx

Using Skilled Volunteers: Describes special tools and approaches for recruiting, screening, and matching volunteers into skills-based volunteer opportunities.

Recognizing Volunteers:  Recognize volunteers in the way they want to be recognized, using McClelland’s Social Motivator categories, even on a limited budget.  Pre-session materials here:http://www.volunteerwashington.org/assets/files/Motivations.docx

VCW,  501Commons and Serve Washington have just been awarded a fifth year of joint funding from the Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF).   Our proposal promotes educational achievement through increased and more effective volunteering, with special focus on teen volunteering. Members can access the proposal via the member center link above.

 

Washington Serves Plan

Whether you volunteer or manage volunteers, you benefit from state-wide support.  The Washington Serves Plan dispels myths about volunteering (it’s not free!) and presents a compelling vision for volunteerism.  Co-written by the Volunteer Centers of Washington and 501Commons, the plan addresses volunteer issues, identifies strategies for investment in volunteer infrastructure, and presents a comprehensive course of action towards a more sustainable volunteerism in Washington.