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    Kids Closet Clothing Bank

    Volunteers are needed for set-up and pack-up for the upcoming Kids Closet Clothing Giveaway.

    Volunteer Times:

     Friday, March 1st, from 2:30 - 5pm

    Saturday, March 2nd, from 2:30 - 4pm


    Volunteers should report to the gym at Michael T. Simmons Elementary at shift start times.

    BONUS: if you see something you like, it's yours!

    Questions? Contact Alisa Grimm at 360-789-9080.



    Volunteer with Walk N Roll

    Bike Shop Volunteer

    At the Walk N Roll Bike Shop, volunteers learn and practice bicycle mechanic skills while refurbishing donated bikes.

    These bikes are then used to support Walk N Roll’s bicycle education programs. All skill levels are welcome, and no bike mechanic experience is necessary.

    After applying, new volunteers attend a shop orientation on the first Saturday of the month 1 to 3 p.m.

    Regular volunteer hours are Wednesday 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Volunteers are also needed to assist with Bicycle Education Classes and Special Events like Bike Rodeos.

    Bicycle Education resources are available at this web address.

    plant sale

    The March Teens in Thurston event will be a Native Plant Festival & Sale! 

    The event will take place on Saturday, March 2nd, 9am - 4pm. 

    Here’s a description of the event:

    The Thurston Conservation District Native Plant Festival & Sale is a free and exciting event! Community members can purchase native plants at the walk-up sale, shop local vendors, check out community organizations, eat delicious food, and listen to live music.

    Help us find these plants a new home while meeting fellow botany enthusiasts, local vendors, and community organizations. As a TnT volunteer, you will be helping with native plant packaging to prepare orders for customers. There will also be an opportunity to work at the South Sound GREEN education booth if that is something that interests you. LUNCH will be provided!!

    For this event, please sign up using this form by Thursday, February 29th. You will see that the form gives you several options for day and time slots, as well as the option to attend a volunteer training session on Wednesday, February 21st from 6:30 to 7:30 pm via zoom. This is highly recommended for those who have not participated in Plant Sale before!

    Address: Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Rd. SE, Lacey WA, 98503, google maps link.

    As a reminder, lunch will be provided for all volunteers!

    Volunteer Olympia has multiple opportunities for volunteering in our surrounding area.



    Annual Volunteer Opportunities

    Annual Native Plant Festival & Sale (March)

    South Sound Regional Envirothon (April)

    Orca Recovery Day (Fall)

    Water Quality Monitoring  (February & October, dates TBD)

    Nearshore Education (Spring, weekdays, dates TBD)

    Work parties on private property (Regularly throughout the year)

    Follow this link  to Thurston Conservation District for Current Opportunities, Information About Annual Volunteer Events, and How to Stay in Touch!


    Thurston County Food Bank

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    American Red Cross Home

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    Upcoming Events at the Northwest Washington American Red Cross.


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    Soldier's Angels: Register now to become an Angel volunteer and show your support for the Military-connected community! 


    Center for Natural Lands Management hosts volunteer events and workshops on many of their preserves and at their Native Seed Farm and Nursery.

    Puget Sound Estuarium - Downtown Olympia

    The Estuarium is looking for teen volunteers to assist the Lead Interpreter at their Marine Discovery Center during weekend open hours. Teen volunteers can show off rotating exhibit specimens, point out hidden animals in the aquariums, or run a themed craft or activity for visitors. Teen volunteers may be able to take on independent projects as well. Volunteer orientation and training are available.

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    Nisqually Reach Nature Center

    Are you interested in inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards?

    Volunteers help guide camp participants through indoor and outdoor camp activities at Nisqually Reach Nature Center. 

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    Must be 17 or older to work individually; volunteers who are 16 or younger can work as long as a parent/guardian is on site.