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Thursday, November 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

‘If you relax, they can feel you relax’: In retirement, public lands manager cuddles, cares for babies

After a decades-long career working for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Stephanie Snook has changed gears, but not pace, and volunteers cuddling babies in the NICU at Kootenai Health …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 25, 2018

Sather Gowdy founded a nonprofit, Heal Spokane, despite busy schedule as Gonzaga law student

Gowdy didn’t think volunteering project would catch on. But in the past year, he’s won accolades for his work and spoken at dozens of local schools. He still tries to …


Gonzaga law student on a mission to ‘heal Spokane’ through acts of kindness, service

One day, an elderly neighbor asked Sather Gowdy to help her with some groceries. To his surprise, the work was therapeutic, a way to center himself while helping someone else. …


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017

Two Americans volunteering with Syrian Kurds die battling Islamic State

A former Occupy Wall Street protester and volunteer medic who had taken up the cause of the Middle East’s Kurds was one of two American volunteers killed while fighting against …


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017

Inspired by windstorm, Spokane teen reaches out to homeless

When a windstorm hit Spokane with 70 mph winds that left most residences without power, a fifth-grader directed his thoughts toward those with no home at all.


High school seniors volunteer, discover career goals

It might have been following in family footsteps, or possibly too many binge-watching sessions of “Grey’s Anatomy,” or maybe it was as simple as opening the first door into the …


For retirees, Red Cross offers chance to help out and stay active

Chuck and Janet Boehme are regular American Red Cross volunteers, so on Oct. 9 the active retirees agreed to drive one of its specially-equipped feeding vehicles from Kennewick to a …


Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival: Students, Greeks an army of volunteers

Every year it takes about 400 volunteers to put on the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, but even with all of those hands, organizing one of the world’s largest and oldest …


Spokane Valley Heritage Museum volunteer gets talk flowing

Don Gorman began volunteering for the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum before it existed and he never quit. The way Gorman tells the story, he met Chuck King at a picnic …


Serving Spokane: Volunteer finds purpose, family at Discovery Shop

You may call it many things, but don’t call it a thrift store. At least not while Phoebie Hensley is within earshot.


Lake City Center volunteer Shirley Braswell always humorous, upbeat

Shirley Braswell can’t let anyone pass without a friendly jibe. Her quick wit makes her a favorite at the Lake City Center in Coeur d’Alene, which serves lunches and provides …


3 WA schools best source of Peace Corps volunteers

SEATTLE — The Peace Corps says the University of Washington, Western Washington University and Gonzaga University are among the best places in the nation for recruiting volunteers.


Local trail angel: Holly Weiler walks the talk

Holly Weiler, 34, has a trail addiction. If she’s not hiking, running, pedaling or skiing trails, she’s building or maintaining them. Her enthusiasm extends to collecting pulaskis and other trail …


Riverside Park names top volunteer

Timothy Woods jokingly admits that his career as a volunteer for Riverside State Park began for purely selfish reasons: to keep the Centennial Trail free of pinecones and pine needles …


Program in need of special advocates

Susan Cairy is the volunteer program coordinator for the Spokane County Juvenile Court, and she’s looking for a few good people who would like to become Court Appointed Special Advocates. …


Perspective, friendships follow Hospice service work

Warm greetings met Broderick Hirai, 20, as he walked down the halls of a North Side nursing home last week. Nurses smiled. Residents reached for his hand. When he entered …


Volunteers still drive neighborhood patrols

It’s a chilly Friday afternoon in northeast Spokane. Kim Bailey and Sandy Smith have been watching the weather forecast carefully for a couple of days, hoping it wouldn’t start snowing …


Study shows Idaho ranks high for volunteerism

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Betty Anderl and Peggy Sharp are joined at the hip. When Anderl was asked to work at the Soup Kitchen, she volunteered Sharp to come along. …


College students buttress work with Lakeland clients

About 40 college students volunteer at Lakeland Village in Medical Lake through a program called College In-Resident Volunteers. The program allows students to volunteer in exchange for housing on Lakeland’s …


Volunteers

Alexandria’s House - Volunteers are needed to tutor moms or take care of babies at Alexandria’s House, a transitional living program for pregnant and parenting teenage mothers, sponsored by Volunteers …


Volunteer opportunities

Alexandria’s House - Volunteers are needed to tutor moms or take care of babies at Alexandria’s House, a transitional living program for pregnant and parenting teenage mothers, sponsored by Volunteers …


Religion Notebook: Churches present variety of bazaars

Churches are hosting holiday bazaars this weekend: • Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 1926 W. Chelan Ave., will present its annual fall bazaar Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Field reports: Volunteers spiff up Spokane River, Dishman Hills

OUTSTANDING – Volunteers celebrated National Public Lands Day in a big way last weekend with hard-working turnouts for two major annual events: • Dishman Hills Service Day – About 60 …


Spotlight: As if on Q, de Lancie to assist Interplayers

John de Lancie, who played the meddlesome Q on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” is coming to Spokane in November to lend a hand to Interplayers Professional Theatre. De Lancie …


Day of service will help schools

What started as a summer of service projects in Spokane Valley has spread to the city of Spokane. The Greater Spokane Association of Evangelicals, together with Mayor David Condon’s office, …


Church events: Weekend offers music, retreat, sales, more

First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd., will host a free evening of music Sunday at 6 p.m. The church’s 35-voice choir will perform, along with Ken …


Religion Notebook: Orthodox church marks Holy Week

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St., will celebrate Holy Week according to the orthodox calendar, with special services and observances. Holy Thursday will begin with the Vesperal …


Homeless teen still finds time to volunteer

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. - Kaitlyn Toomey views herself like any other teenager, except for one thing: She doesn’t have a home.


Religion Notebook: Service will have Celtic theme

St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St., will present a Celtic Communion service at 7 p.m. today. The service will include sung chants, Celtic prayers and music centered on …


Volunteers gather 30,000 pounds of produce for food bank

An apple a day can help keep hunger at bay. And thousands of pounds of apples can feed a lot of hungry people. More than 200 volunteers descended on Green …