About Volunteer Center of Lewis, Mason, and Thurston Counties
We are the VolunteerCenter for your community. As a member of the Volunteer Centers of WashingtonState and the Volunteer Center National Network, we contribute expertise in four core areas of strength.
We connect people with opportunities to serve.
- We manage a centralized system of recruitment and referral for hundreds of nonprofit and public agencies in Lewis, Thurston and Mason counties.
- We promote episodic and short-term volunteer opportunities.
- We promote volunteer opportunities of interest to special populations such as families, youth and seniors.
We build the community's capacity for effective, local volunteering.
- We provide volunteer management training and consultation and direct support to organizations that use volunteers.
- We convene and advise professional associations of volunteer leaders.
- We provide training and support for specialized groups of volunteers such as board members.
We promote volunteering.
- We raise awareness of volunteering through the media, volunteer fairs, speaker's bureaus and public service announcements
- We create opportunities for public acknowledgement of remarkable volunteers and volunteer teams through award programs and events.
- We educate policy makers and community leaders about the importance of volunteering.
We participate in strategic initiatives that mobilize volunteers to meet community needs.
- We are working with the Long Term Recovery Organizations in all three counties to tackle disaster recovery.
- We are working towards improved youth engagement through volunteerism.
- We are working to attract skilled Baby Boomers to volunteerism at a leadership level.
- We are working with local asset-building coalitions to help low-income families gain and maintain financial stability.
The inclusion of any organization or person in this database does not constitute a representation, warranty, or endorsement with respect to the competence, suitability, or reliability of such organization or person by Volunteer Center of Lewis, Mason, and Thurston Counties; nor does Volunteer Center of Lewis, Mason, and Thurston Counties sponsor or endorse any third-party web site.