Perhaps you are retired or searching for a way to give back as a family! Maybe it's hours that your teen needs for school or they are bored in the house and they're in the house bored. Volunteering your time to help those in need is never a bad idea but sometimes it can seem overwhelming.

Where Do I Even Start?

Honestly, no matter where you are located in the United States, dialing 211 is a great way to get started. Follow the prompts and when or if you get a chance to speak to someone in person, let them know you are searching for locations currently in need of volunteers.

Yakima Valley Spots to Volunteer

  • Yakima Area Arboretum is always in need of volunteers, under 16 and they will need supervision
  • Salvation Army Food Bank
  • Freedom Pantry for Veterans
  • Northwest Harvest Food Bank
  • Union Gospel Mission
  • Yakima Humane Society - Currently in need of dog walkers and more
  • Keep Yakima Clean - Join the private Facebook group
  • Hobs located in Zillah, WA
  • Pegasus Project allows ages 14+ to volunteer
  • American Cancer Society - The Discovery Shop
  • Sunnyside Food Bank
  • Selah Food Bank
  • The Season's Performance Hall
  • The Union Gospel Thrift Store
  • Summitview Thrift
  • Lincoln Thrift
  • The Yakima Greenway
  • School Districts Afterschool Activities
  • Camp Hope
  • Love Inc.
  • St. Vincent De Paul's Food Bank
  • Catholic Charities
  • Camp Prime Time

If you know of more spots please don't hesitate to reach out @sarahjthedj on Facebook or Instagram and I will continue to update the list. Giving back not only makes you feel fantastic but it opens doors and hearts in ways you never thought possible!

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