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Volunteer Connection is United Way of Thurston County's newest resource to increase volunteerism in our community. Volunteer Connection is an online hub where individuals can seek volunteer opportunities and organizations can post volunteer needs. Our goal is that everyone who wants to get involved can easily find the best way to do so.
With Volunteer Connection, you can search for volunteer opportunities by organization, focus area, and zip-code, so you can make an impact in your area, on the issues that matter most to you. Or, if you have goods that you wish to donate in-kind to a good cause, Volunteer Connection also allows you to see what supplies are needed by local organizations. Get started now >>
If you’re over 55, the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) can connect you with meaningful volunteer opportunities that match your skills, experience, and schedule. Whatever your interests, you will make a difference in our community.
When you volunteer, you’re not only helping others, you’re also helping yourself; research shows that people who volunteer live longer, happier lives. Volunteering also helps people develop new skills and meet new friends. Find out more >>
- Supplemental insurance
- Mileage reimbursement
- Newsletter recognition
RSVP is a program of Senior Corps, part of the Corporation for National and Community Service. The local chapter of RSVP is sponsored and administrated by United Way of Thurston County, and serves Thurston, Mason, and Lewis Counties.
Day of Caring
Join United Way on September 27th for the biggest volunteer event in Thurston County! Day of Caring is an inspiring example of what can be accomplished when people come together to work for the benefit of all. Every year, volunteer teams from local companies, organizations, and governments dedicate their time to hands-on projects that help make our community a better place.
In 2012, Day of Caring brought out more than 600 individuals on 39 teams, working on a wide variety of projects, such as planting community gardens, renovating shelters, and distributing books to low-income children. Many of these projects would not take place without these volunteers. Day of Caring is also a chance for people working on projects to meet and build relationships with their colleagues and fellow community members.
Teams can begin registering online in July.
South Sound Volunteer Coordinators
South Sound Volunteer Coordinators (SSVC), a networking and discussion group for volunteer coordinators to develop and share best practices, is organized by United Way of Thurston County in collaboration with members of local non-profit and government agencies.
SSVC holds monthly meetings which focus on facilitated discussions of topics related to volunteer recruitment, management, and retention.
For information about meetings or to join SSVC's online forum, please contact Isaac Wagnitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Isaac Wagnitz, Volunteer Programs Coordinator VISTA
360-943-2773 ext. 22