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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, 12:13 a.m.

An appetite to help out: Hundreds help Christian nonprofit, Feed My Starving Children, pack meals for youth in communities abroad

A sea of hairnet-clad heads filled the sanctuary at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Spokane Valley on Friday night.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Bullied boy who designed homemade University of Tennessee T-shirt given free tuition

A fourth-grader who was bullied because of his handmade University of Tennessee T-shirt was just given a four-year scholarship to the college, the university said Thursday.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 2 p.m.

Spokane County looking for rural, expert volunteers to serve on committees

Spokane county is seeking volunteers from rural areas to fill several open seats on government committee that have been open for years.

God Squad helps Airway Heights neighbors remove junk

God Squad is a nondenominational Airway Heights volunteer group that helps neighbors – many who are disabled or low-income – clean up yard junk. Otherwise, they’d face city code violations …

Spokane Valley Farmers Market is in search of volunteers for 2019 season

The Spokane Valley Farmers Market will take place from 5-8 p.m. Fridays from June 7-Sept. 13. Volunteers can select the amount of time to volunteer and activities for participation, and …

Former Christmas Bureau volunteers honored with memorial tree

The longtime volunteers at the Christmas Bureau are a tightknit group, creating friendships out of their shared work helping the needy at Christmas. This year they came together to honor …

Christmas Bureau ready to throw open the doors

The Christmas Bureau opens its doors today. Volunteers have been stacking toys and sorting stuffed animals from the Spokane Chiefs’ Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday.

UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 11:08 a.m.

North Idaho trail volunteers needed

The Idaho Trails Association is looking for volunteers to work on two North Idaho trail projects this summer. The first project, Russell Ridge, runs July 22-28. The week-long project aims …

Christmas Bureau volunteer roster is full and ready to serve

People have been contacting Catholic Charities to express interest in volunteering at this year’s Christmas Bureau, which is scheduled to open on Dec. 8, but there are no longer any …

Hundreds of volunteers pack meals for Feed My Starving Children

Redeemer Lutheran Church hosted malnutrition fighters Feed My Starving Children on Sept. 29-30.

Yarn sought for making hats, scarves for needy

What’s the best time to being knitting hats and scarves for a cold winter? Of course it’s in the middle of the longest streak of 90-degree days anyone can remember. …

Humane Society makes a summer plea for help

It was a typical day Thursday at the Whitman County Humane Society in Pullman – dogs barked, rats paced, cats meowed. The only thing missing was a human volunteer.

Volunteers needed for Rosauers Open Golf Tournament benefitting Veanessa Behan Crisis Nursery

The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery needs another 60 volunteers for its 2017 Rosauers Open golf tournament fundraiser at Indian Canyon Golf Course. It’s the 30th tournament, said Vanessa Behan executive …

Ronald McDonald House is seeking volunteers

Spokane’s Ronald McDonald House is recruiting volunteers.

UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

38,748 turn out for Bloomsday 2017

Bloomsday 2017 welcomes runners with rain and sun.

UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 8:22 p.m.

Running for a shirt – this year’s teal Bloomsday finisher tee is popular

Volunteers cracked open boxes of Bloomsday T-shirts Sunday morning, revealing the most closely guarded secret in Spokane at the same moment runners were crossing the start line.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 3:26 p.m.

Spokane’s Ronald McDonald House seeks volunteers

Spokane’s Ronald McDonald House is recruiting volunteers to answer phones, help with housekeeping and assist guests and staff.

Volunteers wanted to represent children in Spokane courts

Spokane County’s legal advocacy program for children says it needs more volunteers.

During a tough season, Christmas Fund boosted volunteer

Anita Lamp, 75, has been a Christmas Bureau volunteer for 17 years. Even after her husband died last November, she showed up to help when the bureau opened in December.

County asks volunteers not to travel to fires looking to help

Spokane County Emergency Management is asking people not to travel to any of the fires burning in the area looking to volunteer.

Volunteers sought as race to develop a Zika vaccine heats up

Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science.

Volunteers’ football-first approach has Couch Slouch outraged

The good folks at the University of Tennessee – Motto: “Football Is First, Felonies Are Secondary” – made a two-pronged announcement last week that sent Couch Slouch into an offseason …

Editorial: Lend a hand or ask for help; we’re in this disaster together

The Inland Northwest was knocked flat by an unprecedented winds, but citizens are rallying to the cause.

Medical Reserve Corps seeks volunteers

Volunteers − both medical and nonmedical − needed for local Medical Reserve Corps

SCRAPS animals head by vanload to Seattle to relieve crowding

Of the 25 cats loaded into the van Sue Anderson drove last week to Seattle, there was one she wanted to make sure rode shotgun. A very pregnant white mother …

Serving Spokane Valley: Ross’ assistance reaches far, wide

When asked about the work they do for the Greater Valley Support Network, Diann and David Ross say the same thing: They don’t want to brag and they don’t want …

Serving Spokane Valley: Lands Council coaxes trees’ growth along Latah Creek

For now, the banks of Latah Creek near Valleyford are overgrown with weeds and invasive grasses. But environmentalists hope that in 50 years, a grove of towering aspen and cottonwood …

Volunteers take on new roles as funding lags for senior services

Volunteers are key to ensuring the region’s aging population, especially low-income seniors and people with disabilities, have the services they need, whether it’s a ride to the doctor, help deciphering …

Volunteers bring ministry to House of Charity

Howard Riebe and Jim Sipes spend every Wednesday morning visiting with the guests at the House of Charity shelter at Pacific Avenue and Browne Street in downtown Spokane. They are …

Spokane Regional roundup: Bashaara Graves, Vols outlast Boise State in first round

Tennessee’s close call in its NCAA tournament opener left Volunteers coach Holly Warlick wanting to double-check Boise State’s record. “I just told their coach, ‘I don’t know how you lost …