Are you looking for an organization to volunteer at where you can help the homeless, hungry and needy people of Tacoma, WA? Here is a list of places looking for volunteers to get you started. Please visit each organization’s website at the links provided to find out more about the organization and to see the full list of volunteer opportunities.
Tacoma Rescue Mission
The Tacoma Rescue Mission is one of the largest organizations serving the homeless in the Tacoma area. They have several locations throughout the city and many, many volunteer opportunities. Whatever your talents and skills may be, there is a place for your at the Tacoma Rescue Mission. You may find yourself serving food, providing childcare, teaching a class at the family shelter, tutoring kids or using your musical talent to play at a special holiday event.
To get started volunteering at the Tacoma Rescue Mission you’ll need to fill out a Volunteer Form where you’ll give your basic information, let them know what areas interest you most and give permission for them to run a background check on your if needed. You can find the volunteer opportunities and the volunteer form online at http://www.rescue-mission.org/volunteer.
Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank
Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank serves the needy families in East and South Tacoma. They provide over 40,000 pounds of food to 1000 people on a weekly basis. Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank is looking for volunteers who can help with sorting food donations, handing out food three times a week and making deliveries to seniors. You can find out more about Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank online at http://www.themadf.org/Eloise-s-Cooking-Pot-Food-Bank.html. If you’re interested in volunteering, fill out the contact form located on their website and someone will contact you with more information.
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington
Catholic Community Services is an organization that provides shelter and other services to the homeless of Tacoma, WA. There are many volunteer opportunities available through Catholic Community Services. They always need people to help in the offices with filing and answering phones, drivers, foster grandparents and volunteers to assist the elderly and disabled adults with basic tasks and chores. To see a full list of all the volunteer opportunities available with Catholic Community Services, go to http://www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=volunteer_postings.
Remember that even if you don’t have money that you can donate to an organization the helps needy people, you can always give the precious gift of your time.