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Volunteer opportunities — May 9

May 9, 2017 GMT

County organizations and nonprofits may add their openings by contacting RSVP and Volunteer Center of Kittitas County via email at or by calling 962-4311.

n Downtown Ellensburg Planter Day is scheduled for May 18. Volunteers are asked to help plant the 65 containers beginning at 1 p.m. at Ellensburg Floral. Volunteers should bring their own gloves. For further information contact Faith at 509-962-6246 or email

n RSVP and Volunteer Center announces training and certification class for those wishing to assist with the Stay Active and Independent for Life (S.A.I.L.) strength and balance exercise classes for older adults. Training held in Spokane on June 9, $50 registration fee. Contact Carol at 509-962-4311 or

n The Western Art Association is looking for volunteers to assist during the 45th National Fine Art Show and Auction, May 19-21, 2017. If you’re interested in assisting with this exciting event, contact Roylene at 509-929-1782 or email


n Olmstead State Park invites volunteers to help work in the garden area at 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays. No Discover Pass is required to volunteer. For information contact Annette at 509-899-0967.

n The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is now recruiting for quality volunteers who want to help speak up for those who can’t speak for themselves, empower seniors living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult homes to ensure better quality of life and care. Call 509-453-0480 for further information and to start the application process. Training will be provided soon.

n Kittitas Valley Healthcare invites volunteers to serve in one of the following areas: espresso, Mondays from 7:30 a.m. to noon; gift shop, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon; patient assistance program helping patients in acquiring prescriptions, flexible hours. Help also needed in patient care, filling kitchens for patient nourishments and supplies on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; surgery outpatient desk on Tuesdays from 6:30-11:30 a.m. and bereavement volunteers to serve on call one week a month. Contact Karen at 509-962-7322 or send a cover letter and resume to

n Youth Services is seeking volunteer mentors to work with youth once a week for one to two hours a week out in the community or during the school lunch time. Mentors must be 18 and older, complete screening, application and training process. For job description and information contact Crystal at 509 962-2737 or They also welcome volunteers who would like to help with or create projects for the mentoring program. This might include holiday crafts, game days, and fund raising.


n Kittitas County Historical Museum invites volunteers to help Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers may greet visitors, assist with special events, cataloging or entering information into data base. Contact 509-925-3778 or visit to learn more.

n Kittitas County Early Learning invites volunteers 18 years and older and especially retired adults to help with their once a month event for children 0-5 years old. Volunteers will help assist at various tables set up for reading, music, crafts, healthy snacks and more. The event is held in Ellensburg and Kittitas during the late afternoon. For further information contact Lowell at 509-312-0521.

n FISH Food Bank has numerous volunteer openings. Available positions include: receptionist, host or hostess, grocery guide, warehouse assistant, Saturday dinner cooking and serving team, kitchen assistant, and more. Numerous shifts are available Monday-Friday. Help is also needed receiving, sorting and stocking food on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Frequency of service could be once a week, once or twice a month or once a quarter. Volunteer individually, with a friend, family or small group. Contact Jennie at 509-925-5990 or

n The Meals on Wheels Program invites volunteers with cars to serve as drivers, Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to noon. Volunteers may select what days they wish to help in the Ellensburg area. For an application contact Sheri at 509-607-1084 or

n Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to help Tuesday-Saturday for two to seven-hour time frame at their ReStore. Volunteers will help with organizing donations, cleaning store displays, assisting customers and may help maintain the book, music, tools or hardware department. Volunteers can also help with repair and construction projects on Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at various locations. Contact Samantha at 509-962-5058 or