Thurston County Field Sites

Catholic Community Services

Thurston County Family Center

Gabriel Ash, MSW
CCS Social Service Manager
Drexel House |The Community Kitchen
P: 360-753-3340 ext., 26 | F: 360-753-2295
To volunteer: Please contact Gabriel Ash or Kelly Hanson
Site Coordinator 253-448-3725

St. Mike's Tikes

1010 Eastside St. SE
(360) 586-1585

Child Care Center Volunteer

Location: St. Mike\'s Tikes
Address: 1010 Eastside St. SE, Olympia
Contact Name: Deborah Harris
Contact Phone: (360) 586-1585
Contact E-Mail:

Volunteer Chore Services Volunteer

Contact Name: Barbara Trendall, Coordinator
Contact Phone: cell 360-489-5269 or 1-855-827-6803
Contact E-Mail:
Volunteers assist elderly and disabled adults with household tasks, transportation to medical appointments, shopping, minor home repairs, wheelchair ramp construction and other essential errands. WA State Patrol background checks and signed confidentiality form required. Drivers must be 21 and over, have valid WA driver’s license, insurance, clean driving record and own vehicle. Time commitment varies: shopping and housework is usually twice a month, driving can be on-call or days and times you choose. We work with your schedule and preferences. Mileage reimbursement is available. Help someone in your neighborhood live safely and independently.

Foster Grandparent

Contact Name: Andy Daisley, Coordinator
Contact Phone: 800-372-3697 Contact E-Mail:
The Foster Grandparent Program provides low-income volunteers age 60 and over with the opportunity to help at-risk children with academic and personal success. Foster Grandparents serve 20 hours per week, and receive a stipend as well as transportation and meal coverage. Stations include schools, childcare centers and youth clubs. An application is required as well as a WA State Patrol background check.

After School Tutoring Program:

The Lutheran Church of The Good Shepherd 1601 North Street SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Contact: Jennifer Meyer, Director
Contact Phone: (360) 357-3554 ext. 108
This is a volunteer tutoring program for middle school children, grades 6 through 8.

Community Youth Services

Main Office
711 State Ave NE Olympia, WA 98506
(360) 981-7868.

Brighter Futures Youth Center*

520 Pear St SE
Olympia, WA 98501
*Rosie's Place, Young Adult Shelter, and GRAVITY High School


For any questions, please contact, Stephanie McClure our Volunteer Program Coordinator at or (360) 786-8754 x209. 

Sacred Heart Church

812 Bowker St SE
Lacey, WA 98509
(360) 491-0890

Tuwadug Family Services

561 North Tribal Center Rd
Skokomish Nation, WA 98584
(360) 426-7788 or Fax: (360) 877-6585

Nisqually Youth Center

1937 Lashi St SE
Olympia, WA
(360) 455-5213

Sidewalk Homeless Services

1139 5th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Aslan, Volunteer Coordinator (360) 789-8843

Bread and Roses

1320 8th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 754-4085
(Clothing donations at St Michael’s Church)

Yelm Community Services

624 Chrystal Springs Rd NW
Yelm, WA 98597
(360) 458-7000 Fax: (360) 458-4226
Food Bank:  (360) 458-4003
Thrift Shop: (360) 458-4230

United Way of Thurston County

Sarah Kukkonen, Volunteer Coordinator (360) 943-2773 ext. 22

Out of the Woods Family Shelter

2409 Division St NW
Olympia, WA 98502
(360) 570-0423

Center for Community-Based Learning and Action Mission

The Center for Community-Based Learning and Action (CCBLA) supports the partnership of academic programs, students, and faculty, with community organizations. We aim to meet mutually agreed upon community needs to strengthen and enhance student learning through critical engagement.
Contact: Director, Ellen Shortt Sanchez Location: Sem II E2123 Email: Ellen Shortt Sanchez Resource Room
Location: Sem II E2125 Phone: (360) 867-6137
Hours: Posted on door of Sem II E2125 quarterly or contact us for an appointment at (360) 867-6137

Gateway for Incarcerated Youth

Gateway connects incarcerated youth and the Evergreen Community to create change through education. Gateway raises public awareness on why it is important to not leave these youth behind.


  • Apply to be an Academic Mentor—math tutors especially needed.
  • Connect transitioning youth to vocational opportunities.
  • Host an event to raise awareness or funds.
  • Invite Gateways to speak to your group.
  • Evergreen faculty lead seminars at juvenile correctional facilities for credit at no cost to youth.
  • Students and volunteers serve as academic mentors and coaches.


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