Numerous organizations exist in East Jefferson County that thrive because local people commit their talents and time to these causes. This is one of the primary reasons Port Townsend and the surrounding area are so rich with cultural, environmental, recreational, social and family programs and events. The opportunities for you to find something to devote energy toward are endless. We encourage you to contact one of these groups and volunteer!
Fort Worden Conservancy (formerly Friends of Fort Worden)
Watershed Stewardship Resource Center
Jumping Mouse Children's Center
Would you like to volunteer to help a dynamic and growing child therapy organization? Jumping Mouse Children's Center is looking for volunteers who would like to assist with the bulk mailing of our Newsletter three times a year for approximately 3-4 hours. We provide treats, have a great time, and would love to include you! For more information: Call our Office Specialist, Candy Carter, at 360-379-5109.
Songwriting Works Seeks Volunteers
Jefferson County Fair Association
JCFA is an all volunteer organization. We appreciate any and all help we can get. If you only have a couple hours or if you would like to donate more time we can use your help. We put on 3 event plus the Fair each year. We can use help putting on our different events throughout the year to helping maintain our aging grounds and building. The Fair and Fairgrounds is funded , maintained and operated year round by the JCFA and its dedicated volunteers. Help support the Jefferson County Fair.
Guardian ad Litem
Make a difference in the life of a child. The Jefferson Country Guardian ad Litem program requires volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected kids. We provide a comprehensive FREE Training and plenty of support. Are you ready to stand up for a child who needs you? Inquire today about the power you have to change a child's life. Contact Paula Martin, Program Coordinator at (360) 385-9190 or visit our website: http://www.JeffersonCountyGAL.org.
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Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County
AFS Exchange Student Program
AFS (American Field Service) foreign exchange students at Port Townsend High School can go unfilled because there are no local families to host them. If you or anyone you know would be interested in hosting a foreign high school student for next school year, please contact local AFS volunteer administrator Michael Aubin at 360-385-4180.
Rotary Club of Port Townsend
Encourage community action through membership in local Rotary Club of Port Townsend. Rotary is a group of ordinary people around the world working together to clean the environment, end polio, improve our local and international communities, and accomplish extraordinary things. Working or retired, are you passionate about life?
Port Townsend Film Festival
Nearly three hundred volunteers are the heartbeat of the Port Townsend Film Festival. The film festival is looking for volunteers with a variety of skills & commitment levels. Based on the number of hours that they work, perks for volunteers include a Volunteer Pass good for space available seating at any of the theaters throughout the festival or volunteers receive movie vouchers. Go to Volunteering and complete the online form. Both new and returning volunteers need to complete a form each year.
Needs volunteers to drive primarily elderly, disabled, low or limited income people to medical or other appointments. We also provide chore and social support services as well as lending medical equipment. Contact ECHHO at 360-379-3246.
American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Jefferson County
San Juan Villa
The Jefferson Trails Coalition
Needs enthusiastic volunteers for trail development projects on the Larry Scott Trail (a section of the Olympic Discovery Trail, a non-motorized recreation corridor across the Olympic Peninsula from Port Townsend through Port Angeles to the Pacific Ocean). Join us in this spectacular project. For more information, call Jeff Selby (360-385-0995) or Linda Carson (360-385-0437). Work parties scheduled every other Thursday from 3:00 to 8:00PM, starting in July. All are welcome. Come any time between those hours. Snacks will be provided. Bring hand tools and your own drinks.
Big Brothers Big Sisters - Puget Sound
Mentors to Jefferson County Youth. By sharing simple everyday activities, mentors have tremendous impact on the life of a child. Be a part of something big. Become a Big Brother or Big Sister today! For more information, 2021 E Sims Way, Port Townsend 360-379-4984
OlyCAP Thrift Shoppe
Jefferson Search and Rescue
Jefferson County Tax-Aide
Port Townsend Main Street Program
Port Townsend Visitor Information Center
Port Townsend's Farmers' Market
Fort Worden State Park
Sound Experience, an environmental education organization, providing programs for youth and adults aboard the historic schooner Adventuress, seeks volunteers to work as deckhands, cooks, maintenance workers and educators. For more information: Applications are also available for live aboard Volunteer Internships during the March through October sailing season. Contact: Bob Porto, 360-379-0438.
Jefferson County Parks & Recreation
Jefferson County Historical Society and Museum
4-H Jefferson Co.
Building youth leadership through hands-on learning and community service. 4-H activities include Technology (video, digital photography,web design, and robotics), Sports (archery, riflery, ultimate), as well as more traditional 4-H activities (gardening, sewing, horses, dogs, cats, cows, rabbits, etc.) All clubs are FREE! Everyone is welcome to join 4-H. For more information: Pamela Roberts, Jefferson Co. 4-H Coordinator
Jefferson Healthcare looks for responsible, dependable volunteers willing to commit to four hours per week, however there are other options, such as short-term projects. For more information: 360-385-2200, ext. 2013
Port Townsend Marine Science Center
Northwest Maritime Center/Wooden Boat Foundation
Interested in helping to preserve the history and romance of wooden boats? The Northwest Maritime Center/Wooden Boat Foundation is seeking volunteer crew for miscellaneous projects or festival help during the Wooden Boat Festival (the weekend after Labor Day). For more information: Stop by the Maritime Heritage and Resource Building at 431 Water Street (2nd floor of the administrative offices from 9am-5pm, Mon-Sat) and fill out a Volunteer Application, or visit www.woodenboat.org/volunteers
North Olympic Salmon Coalition
Northwind Arts Alliance
The Northwind Arts Alliance is in need of volunteers to sit the gallery, help with gallery walk, coffee talks, and opening receptions, hanging shows, workshops, putting up posters and sundry other duties. For more information: Please call Karen Putterman at 360-379-2620 to offer your services.