All across the community people are inspired to share their passion, expertise and resources by taking action to strengthen our community by improving lives.
VolunteerSpokane.org is an easy-to-use web-based platform that matches the right donors, advocates, and volunteers with the right opportunities in our neighborhoods. Use VolunteerSpokane.org to find ways to give your unused materials and household items to agencies in need of donations, advocate for causes that require your passionate voice, and volunteer your time in ways that make a real difference!
For the past 50 years, AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) has proven to be one of the most effective tools for building community and addressing poverty.
In September 2014 Spokane County United Way became the intermediary sponsor organization for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Through this federal grant, SCUW hosts a VISTA leader that supports nine local capacity building projects and their members who are placed locally to fight poverty with passion through volunteer engagement, resource developing, community organization and program development.
Using AmeriCorps VISTAs is a great opportunity to increase capacity both within SCUW and the community to reach goals we share with CNCS. The missions of both organizations are closely aligned and committed to improving lives, strengthening communities and encouraging civic engagement through service and volunteering. Our two organizations share common focus areas that are centered on education, economic opportunity and healthy futures.
AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers - TELL YOUR STORY!
To help celebrate 50 year anniversary, we want to share their stories and document their impact as catalysts for change.
If you or someone you know volunteered for national service locally or in another community, e-mail Gretchen Chomas or reach her by calling 509-838-6581 x 101.