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Paige Hamilton was recently recognized with the 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award after dedicating more than 900 hours last year to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service.
There are people in need in every community, and Veronica Haymore is an expert at finding them.
When Stephen Scott got his “COVID vacation notice” – aka furloughed from his job – last month, he decided to make volunteering at Second Harvest food bank his new full-time gig.
Eleanor Weisblat found herself with extra time on her hands after Gonzaga University closed most of its campus last month due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Weisblat has been volunteering at the drive-up clinic at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center while also taking online courses toward her graduation.
Every day, there are cancer patients in the Spokane area who need a ride to doctor appointments, radiation treatment or chemotherapy sessions. Cancer Can’t, one of the local organizations dedicated to providing those rides, is looking for volunteer drivers so they can increase the number of cancer patients they help. Director of Outreach Emily Grankowski said she partners with Catholic Charities, which has a ride program of its own.
Volunteers are needed to spend a morning cleaning up the yards of low-income seniors and disabled adults next month as part of the Catholic Charities Volunteer Chore Services program.
A group from the Liberty Lake Rotary Club will journey to a remote village in Honduras to bring clean water and sanitation to the residents next month, a trip that organizer Chris Choate believes will save lives.
The goal of Somebody Needs You is to match donors with the specific requests of needy Spokane residents.
Star estimates she’s taken photos of thousands of dogs (along with a few cats and rabbits) up for adoption at the Humane Society.
Christmas Bureau volunteer Joe Guerrinha takes more than a week off work every December to work at the Bureau, but insists that he’s only doing what hundreds of other people are doing, and isn’t worthy of any special recognition.
Normally, volunteers fill the Christmas Bureau schedule months in advance, but the calendar is proving to be a bit of a challenge this year and volunteers are still needed for the bureau’s final day, which falls on the Friday before Christmas.
The Steinkes’ commitment to their cause is impressive and reaches heights unparalleled by the average person. They treat environmental activism like a small business, one that requires weekend shifts, odd hours, lots of overtime, homework and a zealot’s unwavering conviction.
Hundreds of Lincoln Elementary School students clapped and cheered for Jackie Dayley, known to many as “Grandpa.” Lincoln Elementary held an assembly honoring “Grandpa Jack,” who is wrapping up about 16 years of volunteering at the school through the College of Southern Idaho Office on Aging’s foster grandparent program. He also volunteered at the Twin Falls School District’s migrant summer school.
A $125,000 grant will mean nearly $1 million in comprehensive dental care to Washington state residents in need, boosting services provided by volunteer dentists and labs.
Lead volunteers Paula Lyon and Polly Melendez for Coeur Closet want to help high school students who can’t afford trendy or professional clothes receive stylish outfits, especially for Senior Presentation Day held in May. The two moms, serving in honor of sons who died, have bonded through shared experiences and their drive to expand the closet.
More than 80 Spokane-area employees from the Larry H. Miller Group of auto dealerships dug in last Thursday for their annual day of service in what is a company tradition.
Volunteers process 866 tax returns during tax season The United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site processed more than 1 million in tax refunds for low- and middle-income Spokanites during the recently concluded tax season.
Two West Virginia firefighters were killed and three others were injured when a volunteer fire department’s truck flipped while responding to a call about a highway accident that also had three fatalities, authorities said Saturday night.
Fred Preston was working as a roofer in 1991 when then Volunteers of America director Ken Trent recruited him to provide a strong back to help set up the Christmas Bureau.
Moscow-area residents with legal questions will be able to find many of their answers for free starting later this month when the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Street Law Clinic expands to Moscow starting Aug. 28.