Finding a place to volunteer at is not a difficult task, especially in Puyallup. The number of options available makes it possible for everyone to find something that they are interested in. Running a quick search online or contacting United Way Pierce County will help find something to cater to each person’s skills, however, some of the most popular places to volunteer at are:
Puyallup Food Bank: This food bank has been in operation for over 30 years and has more than 100 volunteers working to keep it running. Different volunteer opportunities available are jobs as monitors, receptionists, servers, baggers and drivers.
Nicodemus Wildlife Project: Since 1999, this program has been involving kids, teens and college-age youth from all over the world in environmental cleanup and conversation projects. Go to wildernessproject.org to apply to be an ‘apprentice ecologist.’
City of Puyallup: There are opportunities all over the city to volunteer in offices, with kids at the recreation center or even with the Puyallup police department.
Good Samaritan Hospital: Some volunteers are responsible for the non-medical tasks and extra patient service that Good Sam is known for. Volunteers also staff the gift shop and can work as mail and flower deliverers.
Helping Hand House: The helping hand house assists homeless families that are on their way to improving their quality of life and becoming stable. They need volunteers for events, adopt-a-family programs, yard care and their make a home program.
These are just a small number of the countless options for volunteering around the community. Just remember that helping people never goes out of style and making a difference in the lives of others is worth a few hours every week.
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