About Volunteer Opportunities & Thrift Stores
There are around 200 nonprofit organizations that exist in Tri-Cities region that provide community services and programs that are in need of volunteers and donations. These organizations offer community services such as counseling, disaster relief, domestic violence, food/clothing/shelter/housing, individual & family services, legal, medical/health services, sexual assault, transportation, etc.
In addition, there are several thrift stores in the Tri-Cities where the proceeds from sales are used to support community services. These thrift stores rely on donations of sellable goods and volunteers to help run the stores.
Prior to closing in 2010, the Volunteer Center of Benton and Franklin Counties coordinated the volunter/donation needs over 200 organizations and had over 5,000 volunteers. Today, some of these organizations are seeking help through online volunteer solutions such as VolunteerMatch.org and JustServe.org.
Contact the Webmaster if you are a nonprofit organization in Benton or Franklin County that would like a listing on this page or to have your listing updated.
- Adopt Shelter Animal Pets
- Alzheimer's Association
- American Cancer Society
- American Red Cross Biomedical Services
- American Red Cross Humanitarian Services
- Benton-Franklin Humane Society
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties
- CASA/Guardian Ad Litem Program
- Catholic Family Child Services
- Chaplaincy Health Care
- Children's Developmental Center
- Children's Reading Foundation of Mid-Columbia
- Columbia Industries
- Communities in Schools of Benton-Franklin
- Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties
- Edith Bishel Center for the Blind
- Educational Services District 123
- Elijah Family Homes
- Family Learning Center
- Fields of Grace
- Girls on the Run
- Grace Clinic
- Ignite Youth Mentoring
- Junior Achievement
- Kadlec Regional Medical Center
- Kiwanis Club of the Horse Heaven Hills
- Lourdes Health Network
- Pet Over Population Prevention
- Prevent Homeless Pets
- Project Linus Tri-Cities
- Rascal Rodeo
- Rebuilding Mid-Columbia
- Regional Service Corps-AmeriCorps
- Repeat Boutique
- Responding to Autism
- Retired Senior Volunteer Program
- Richland Rod and Gun Club
- Royal Family Kids
- Safe Harbor Crises Nursery
- SCRAP Tri-Cities
- Second Harvest
- Senior Life Resources Northwest
- Skills Development Mission
- Society of St. Vincent de Paul
- Support, Advocacy & Resource Center
- The ARC of Tri-Cities
- Therapeutic Innovation & Recovery
- Therapeutic Riding of Tri-Cities
- Tri-Cities Animal Shelter & Control Services
- Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation
- Tri-Cities Food Bank
- Tri-Cities Pregnancy Network
- Tri-Cities Soccer Association
- Tri-City Union Gospel Mission
- Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity
- Trios Health
- United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties
- Walk to Defeat ALS®
- Washington State STEM Education Foundation
- Wheelhouse Community Bike Shop
- Women Helping Women Fund Tri-Cities
- World Relief Tri-Cities
- YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities
- Youth Suicide Prevention Program of Benton/Franklin County
Organizations Seeking Volunteers
4People - email:email@example.com
4People is an online health and human services database that provides county specific information and referral services statewide. There are nearly 3600 services listed for the state with nearly 900 in Benton County and over 800 in Franklin County.
Volunteer Opportunity: The directors of 4People have retired and so will the database if no one steps forward to take on the task of operation and maintenance. The domain 4people.org is registered with godaddy.com and hosting can be transferred as required. If interested in continuing this community service, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adopt Shelter Animal Pets - (509) 416-6637
Adopt Shelter Animal Pets (ASAP) in West Richland is an all volunteer organization, and was formed by a small group of people who wanted to make a positive change in the lives of lost and abandoned animals in our community.
Volunteer Opportunity: There is ample opportunity to volunteer! From our volunteer Board of Directors, to one time outreach events, ASAP can benefit from your involvement: Leadership, Animal Care Coordinator, Outreach Event Volunteer, Fundraising, Temporary Kennel Care, and Newsletter Editor.
Alzheimer's Association - 640 Jadwin Ave. , Suite I in Richland - (509) 713-3390
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. We also sponsor the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's in the Tri-Cities.
Volunteer Opportunity: Join our team as the Office Reception Volunteer! Our Office Reception Volunteer is pivotal to the day to day functions of our office and is a welcoming presence who will greet office visitors and field incoming phone calls. The volunteer will help keep our office running by creating an organized work environment through maintaining an inventory of office supplies and technical equipment. They will assist with daily operations and support many of our exciting chapter events. Contact Ester Allen at (206) 529-3882 or email: email@example.com.
American Cancer Society - 7325 W Deschutes Ave., Ste A. in Kennewick - (509) 783-5108
For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. The American Cancer Society office in Kennewick helps to achieve the organization's mission by working with community volunteers in the Columbia Basin as well as Eastern Oregon to raise much needed donations through fundraising events such as Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Volunteer Opportunity: The American Cancer Society is powered by volunteers - of all ages and from all walks of life. Your unique talents will make a real difference, and you can choose from volunteer positions that match your interests, offer flexible scheduling, and allow you to learn new skills.
American Red Cross Biomedical Services - 447 Wellsian Way in Richland - (509) 943-7812
American Red Cross Biomedical Services plays a critical role in our nation’s health care system. It is the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the United States, collecting and processing approximately 40 percent of the blood supply and distributing it to about 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide. It feels great to donate blood. You get free juice and delicious Keebler® cookies. You can also host a blood drive.
Volunteer Opportunity: Courier, Blood Drive Ambassador, Community Outreach, Language Interpreter (Spanish), Office Assistant, Team Volunteering, Whole Blood, Double Red Cell or Platelet Donor.
American Red Cross Humanitarian Services - 7202 W Deschutes Ave. in Kennewick - (509) 783-6195
Ninety percent of the Red Cross Humanitarian Services is provided by volunteers. Our vital work is only possible because of people like you. Whether helping one displaced family or thousands, providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran, or teaching others how to respond in emergencies, it's through the efforts of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things. Join American Red Cross Humanitarian Services today!
Volunteer Opportunity: Disaster Relief, Disaster Preparedness Education, Home Fire Preparedness Campaign (free smoke alarm installation service), Service to the Armed Forces Emergency Communication, International Services, Community Outreach, Volunteer Management/Support.
Benton-Franklin Humane Society - 1736 E 7th Ave. in Kennewick - (509) 374-4235
The Benton-Franklin Humane Society (BFHS) is dedicated to preventing cruelty to animals and the creation of a more responsible and humane community. We provide adoption services for abandoned, abused, and unwanted animals and promote the education of children and adults concerning the treatment and care of all animals.
Volunteer Opportunity: Pet socialization, Fundraisers, Outreach Efforts, Foster Home Placement Volunteer, Office Help. Other opportunities to serve include humane education, pet photography, grounds-keeping, and more.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties - 801 N 18th Ave. in Pasco - (509) 543-9980
Today the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties operates 12 club sites in the Mid-Columbia area. The Club provides over 1,200 hours of programming per week among these twelve sites and employs over 80 professional staff. Our mission is to empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Volunteer Opportunity: There are a variety of different programs and opportunities for interacting in Club activities from one time visits to engaging on a much deeper level by being paired with a youth for one of our mentoring programs. If you would like to be a part of this amazing experience please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (509) 543-9980 ext. 23.
CASA/Guardian Ad Litem Program - Sheila Davidson, Program Coordinator - (509) 736-2761
The CASA/Guardian Ad Litem Program serves as an independent advocate for abused/neglected children involved in a dependency action in the courts.
Volunteer Opportunity: As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive. It is the CASA vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one. Volunteers are recruited, trained and supported by staff. Must be over 21 to volunteer.
Catholic Family Child Services - 2139 Van Giesen St. in Richland - (509) 946-4645
Also at 2110 West Henry St. in Pasco - (509) 545-6145
Catholic Family Child Services (CFCS) has been inspiring hope and enriching lives. Whether supporting families through specialized mental health services or assisting seniors so they can remain living independently, CFCS is an essential resource for scores of people each year. We offer the following range of services in the Tri-Cities: Pathyways to Parenting: Adoption, Counseling, Foster Care, Family Team Decision Making, Kinship Navigator, Maternity & Pregnancy Counseling, Family Education & Support, Child Care Resource & Referral, Foster Teen Programs, and Elder Services.
Volunteer Opportunity: There are a variety of volunteer opportunities both for individuals and for groups, for ongoing service and for one-time commitments working with children, seniors and families.
Chaplaincy Health Care - 2108 W. Entiat in Kennewick - (509) 783-7416
Chaplaincy Health Care is a nonprofit organization and assists all individuals in need throughout our service area in the Mid-Columbia region. Our services consist of five core areas: Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Grief Care, Behavioral Health services, and contract chaplain services. We are supported by individuals, businesses, foundations, local service clubs and communities of faith.
Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteer work can be an extremely rewarding experience, especially when you choose to share your time and talents with patients, families and staff at Chaplaincy Health Care. Whether you choose to work one-on-one with patients and families in their homes, support the Hospice House or help grieving children and teens through their healing process, you can play an integral role in helping us serve others with impeccable physical, emotional and spiritual care.
Children's Developmental Center - 1549 SE Georgia Ave. SE in Richland - (509) 735-1062
The Children's Developmental Center provides services to young children, birth to three years old with disabilities and challenges and their families in Benton and Franklin Counties and some outlying areas. Additionally, we offer some services to children up to 10 years old within the Autism Spectrum and an Incontinence Program for those 5 to 16 years.
Volunteer Opportunity: Corporate sponsorships and volunteers are always welcome for our fundraisers. We need volunteers to help with our annual fundraising events: Golf Tournament, Cuisine de Vin, and Wine Fête. We also welcome volunteers to assist occasionally with miscellaneous office duties.
Children's Reading Foundation of Mid-Columbia - 201 S. Garfield St. in Kennewick - (509) 222-7323
The The Children's Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia began in 1996 to make sure children learn to read, and read well. Some of our programs include "READY! for Kindergarten" and "Team READ" to partner volunteers with struggling readers to give our kids the support they need to succeed in school.
Volunteer Opportunity: Give books - give a donation - give time whether you have new or gently used children's books to donate, or would like to give a monetary gift to help us expand and deepen our literacy programs. We are looking for volunteers to tutor 1st-3rd graders in reading.
Columbia Industries - 900 S. Dayton St. in Kennewick - (509) 582-4142
Columbia Industries helps people with disabilities and other barriers to employment achieve their highest employment potential. This allows them to achieve self-sufficiency and contribute to the productivity of our community.
Volunteer Opportunity: Non-profit organizations like Columbia Industries welcome volunteers who share our passion. Positions available include Groundskeeper, Outside Sales, Shop CI Back Room, and Shop CI Sales Floor.
Communities in Schools of Benton-Franklin - 415-C Wright Ave. in Richland - (509) 967-6077
Communities in Schools of Benton-Franklin is part of the nation's leading dropout prevention organization, working in public schools to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Volunteer Opportunity: Mentor: just one hour a week provides a positive influence, encouragement, and hope for young people trying to overcome challenges, Tutor: students can make great strides with extra academic support in reading and math, General Volunteer: we always need volunteers to help with events, special programs, and other needs.
Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties - 3311 W. Clearwater Ave., Suite C-140 in Kennewick - (509) 735-1295
The mission of Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties (DVS) is to advocate for and empower domestic violence victims by providing free, safe and confidential shelter and support services. DVS is available 24-hours a day to assist anyone who has questions or concerns about domestic violence.
Volunteer Opportunity: Community Events - help at DVS booth for community events like the Women’s Expo and Family Expo, Fundraising Events – help at annual events like our golf tournament and the Ladies Afternoon Soiree , Organizing and Projects – help us fill food boxes, collecting and sorting of donations, yard work and household projects like painting and cleaning, and Working with Survivors – work with women and children at the shelter, help answer the crisis line, or provide support at court.
Edith Bishel Center for the Blind - 628 North Arthur St. in Kennewick - (509) 735-0699
The Edith Bishel Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is dedicated to serving the blind and visually impaired in southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon including Benton and Franklin Counties. In 2014, our center assisted 2944 community members.
Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers are always needed for a wide variety of activities, from graphic design and grant writing, to selling fundraiser tickets and preparing cookie dough!
Educational Services District 123 - 3918 W. Court St. in Pasco - 1-888-547-8441
A community learning center offers academic support and enrichment opportunities to students and their families during non-school hours (before or after school) and during the summer. The 21st Century Extended Day Programs, offered through Educational Services District 123 (ESD 123), assist students in meeting state and local academic achievement standards in reading and mathematics, as well as providing opportunities for academic enrichment.
Volunteer Opportunity: We are looking for volunteers from retired professionals to those professionals still working to give students an insight to different career opportunities. We are also looking for adults to become mentors and positive role models to students. Contact Margarita Alaman at (509) 544-5723.
Elijah Family Homes - 660 George Washington Way, Suite G in Richland - (509) 943-6610
There are many families throughout the Tri-Cities whose income is below the poverty level, who live long-term with children in homelessness or transient/temporary housing, because they have been denied access to public housing. Elijah Family Homes fosters hope, dignity, and self- sufficiency, through stable housing and supportive services for families in recovery. Please help us help those in need.
Volunteer Opportunity: Elijah Family Homes welcomes help with Mentoring, Accounting/Bookkeeping, Fund Raising, Finance/Budgeting, Landscaping, Child Care, Marketing, Home Repairs/Cleaning, Office Work, Computer work/IT, Property Maintenance, and Serving on the Board.
Family Learning Center - 505 S. Olympia Street (Apt B5) in Kennewick - (509) 551-2800
The Family Learning Center helps refugees thrive in their new homeland through adult ESL and school work support.
Volunteer Opportunity: The Family Learning Center needs assistance with limited English speaking students with their homework after school in a multi-cultural environment. To learn more about this opportunity, contact Theresa Roosendaal at email@example.com or 509-551-2800.
Fields of Grace - 1153 Gage Blvd. in Richland - (509) 528-4067
Volunteer Opportunity: Want to become a Fields of Grace volunteer? It's easy. We now offer "on-site" training at our gleaning events! All ages are welcome, but persons under 18 years of age must have a parent signature on their form to participate.
Girls on the Run - 1177 Jadwin Avenue, Suite 101 in Richland - (509) 713-7014
Girls on the Run leads girls in lessons and games involving running while elevating mental, social, physical, and emotional health.
Volunteer Opportunity: Interest in girl empowerment; Woman 21 years old minimum (head coach); woman 18 years old minimum (assistant); 1 day of training; First Aid/CPR certification.
Grace Clinic - 800 W. Canal Drive in Kennewick - (509) 735-2300
Grace Clinic provides free medical and related services to uninsured people in the Tri-Cites through a holistic approach. We seek to meet the needs of the whole person by providing services such as medical care, medications, urgent dental care, mental health counseling, and spiritual care.
Volunteer Opportunity: Licensed providers who are interested in joining our outstanding community of volunteer physicians, nurses, counselors and pharmacists. Volunteers are needed in many areas that require no medical experience.
Ignite Youth Mentoring - 1177 Jadwin Ave. Suite 102 in Richland - (509) 948-3143
To bring hope of a better future, Ignite Youth Mentoring has built a strong program that recruits fun and positive adults, placing them with kids who need helpful and encouraging role models, in a one-to-one mentoring friendship. Mentors meet with their “mentees” twice a month, walking through life together, growing through both ups and downs. They enjoy activities of their choice, on their own schedule, and have fun experiencing new adventures and opportunities to show kids a new world.
Volunteer Opportunity: Do you believe that YOU can change the world? We at Ignite Youth Mentoring know that mentors can…one kid at a time! We are looking for adults who would like to spend just a few hours a month with a young person who is in need of a positive adult role model.
Junior Achievement - 6855 W. Clearwater Ave. A101-108 in Kennewick - (509) 783-7222
Junior Achievement offers programs that are designed to teach young people in grades K - 12 about business and economics, financial literacy, and career development, and our goal as an organization is to better serve this community by inspiring students - our future work force - to improve the quality of their lives.
Volunteer Opportunity: There are many ways you can help kids through Junior Achievement: Serve as a Classroom Volunteer, Become a Sponsor, Participate as an Event Volunteer, Volunteer as a Student Intern and earn university credits, Provide in-kind goods or services.
Kadlec Regional Medical Center - 888 Swift Blvd. in Richland - (509) 946-4611
When Kadlec Regional Medical Center opened its doors in 1944, the hospital was established to care for the Hanford area workers and their families. Since then, we have grown to a regional medical center providing care for the people throughout the Mid-Columbia.
Volunteer Opportunity: Anyone over the age of 15 can volunteer at Kadlec. You can become a member of the Auxiliary or work under the direction of the volunteer coordinator and unit managers in specific areas, including Education and Rehabilitation. All volunteers undergo orientation and take a TB test before they begin their service. Volunteers are needed for the following programs: Auxiliary, Junior Volunteer Program, Pet Partner Program, and Kadlec Music Program. Call Meg Fallows, volunteer coordinator at (509) 946-4611, Ext. 4666 for more information.
Kiwanis Club of the Horse Heaven Hills - PO Box 6798, Kennewick, WA 99336
The Kiwanis Club of the Horse Heaven Hills is involved in several youth and community outreach programs including fundraisers. They operate the J&S Dreamland Express during the summer months and the proceeds fund various programs within our schools, communities, and scholarships. The club meets on Mondays at Clover Island Inn in Kennewick from noon to 1 p.m.
Volunteer Opportunity: If you would like to become an Engineer or Conductor, we have an opportunity for you! Please contact John Lawson at 509-420-0570 to find out the many ways you can help volunteer on the train. You may also visit our website to find other ways you can help, including by being a member of our service organization.
Lourdes Health Network - 520 N. 4th Ave. in Pasco - (509) 546-2301
Lourdes Health Network consists of several facilities throughout the Mid-Columbia area. With Lourdes Medical Center serving acute hospital needs, Lourdes Counseling Center caring for those with mental health needs, Lourdes Occupational Health Center taking care of our local business and their employees, and a network of physician clinics caring for Mid-Columbia families, Lourdes strives to meet the healthcare needs of those we serve.
Volunteer Opportunity: Answering phones and assisting staff and visitors on nursing units, greeting visitors in waiting rooms and at information desks, staffing Lourdes Gift Shop, fulfilling clerical duties in many different departments, and escorting patients. In addition, helping with special events such as Lourdes Classic, school tours, fairs and community events. All volunteers are asked to commit a minimum of four hours of service a week for one year.
Make-A-Wish - (800) 304-9474
Every 37 minutes Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.
Volunteer Opportunity: We rely on more than 700 volunteers throughout Alaska and Washington to help grant the wishes of children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish is in need of bilingual volunteers in the Yakima and Tri-Cities areas.
Pet Over Population Prevention - 524 B Railroad St. in Richland - (509) 943-4722 (message only phone)
Pet Over Population Prevention (POPP) is an all-volunteer, No-Kill pet organization dedicated to promoting responsible pet ownership, thus preventing the needless death and suffering of companion animals. POPP provides spay/neuter assistance and operates a very successful foster/adoption program. We are often participating in dog or cat adoption events around the Tri-Cities. Our office is only open on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Volunteer Opportunity: Our volunteer base is the core that allows us to help so many pets on an on-going basis. There are many ways you can assist POPP and you can find us at an adoption event to discuss opportunities.
Prevent Homeless Pets - 812 Della Ave. in Benton City - (509) 497-1133
Prevent Homeless Pets is a 501c3 nonprofit organization providing low cost spay and neuter services for cats and dogs. We are currently serving the Central Washington and Eastern Oregon area.
Our mission is to collaborate with individuals and humane rescue groups in order to save the lives of homeless dogs and cats by promoting and facilitating access to affordable, high volume/high quality spay and neuter surgeries in a professional clinic environment.
Volunteer Opportunity: Thank for your interest in supporting Prevent Homeless Pets. We welcome volunteers of all interests, skills, and abilities to come join us as we work to decrease the pet overpopulation in our community and surrounding areas.
Project Linus Tri-Cities - see contacts
Project Linus Tri-Cities is a group of volunteers who make blankets that are distributed through local agencies and organizations. It is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth, and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers".
It is also our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities for the benefit of children. We keep in touch through our newsletter and get together for "workparties" several times each month.
Volunteer Opportunity: If you are interested, there are many ways to help. Blankets of many sizes and types (see our blanket guidelines), quilted or tied quilts, knitted or crocheted afghans, and, fleece blankets are accepted. We also accept donated supplies such as kid friendly print cotton fabric, fleece yardage, and acrylic yarn. And, of course, cash donations are always appreciated. If you have any questions please feel free to contact anyone on our Contacts page.
Rascal Rodeo - (509) 528-5947
Rascal Rodeo is committed to producing Exceptional Rodeos that share the adrenaline rush & sense of accomplishment of the western way of life with special needs athletes who fight battles in a different arena. Our events take place in several locations in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
Volunteer Opportunity: Do you have a heart? Then you can be a volunteer. Come and buddy up with a participant and show them love while having what might be the best time you've ever had! You can help with registration, trailering horses, and helping the riders.
Rebuilding Mid-Columbia - Crystal Carter - (509) 420-4854
Rebuilding Mid-Columbia, formed in April 2016, is a non-profit organization that offers no cost housing repair to low income homeowners.
Volunteer Opportunity: Rebuilding Mid-Columbia is need of construction crews and individuals to assist with marketing and event planning. Send email to Crystal Carter for more information.
Regional Service Corps-AmeriCorps - 321 W. Lewis in Pasco - (509) 546-0180
The Regional Service Corps - AmeriCorps has grown to serve more than a dozen schools and even more community organizations with an average force of 30 Corps Members per year. Hundreds of people from all walks of life have brightened the lives of others while improving themselves through our unique Leadership Enhancement Program that's widely recognized as a best practice in the National Service field.
Volunteer Opportunity: Project Literacy is a reading tutor program for our local elementary schools. The goal is to bring volunteers into the schools to assist emergent readers. Volunteers spend as little as 30 minutes a week reading to or being read to by a student.
Repeat Boutique - 22 W. Kennewick Ave. - (509) 619-0600
Repeat Boutique offers high quality, gently used furniture, housewares, decor, clothing and accessories. As a non-profit store, each purchase from Repeat Boutique will support Chaplaincy Hospice Care and the services provided to patients and families both in home and at the Hospice House.
Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers are needed to staff the store in a variety of positions including, sales, cashier, receiving and recovery. Training will be provided. Come volunteer at this exciting endeavor and support a great organization.
Responding to Autism - 4206 W 24th Ave. B-101 in Kenewick - (509) 396-9230
Responding to Autism is dedicated to providing the best practices for treatment of families, children, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. With over 15 years of experience in the field, specializing in autism interventions and parent and professional training, we bring an understanding of the many obstacles encountered, support needed, and joy that can come from teaching or having a child with special needs.
Volunteer Opportunity: Assisting autistic children - contact Christine Lindgren at (509) 396-9230.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program - 2139 Van Giesen St. in Richland - (509) 946-4645
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), coordinated by the Catholic Family Child Services in the Tri-Cities, provides opportunities for people 55 and over to make a difference in their community through volunteer service. RSVP is a part of Senior Corps, a program administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Volunteer Opportunity: Seniors volunteer for a number of services including Meals on Wheels, Tri-Cities Food Bank, Fine Arts Reading Radio, and Project Literacy. A project of Benton Franklin RSVP is S.H.A.K.E. (Seniors Helping All Kids' Education). Each year S.H.A.K.E. helps by providing 1000s of school supplies to students in need which are distributed to 79 public schools throughout Benton and Franklin Counties.
Richland Rod & Gun Club - P.O. Box 337 in Richland
The Richland Rod & Gun Club is an organized group of hunters, fishermen, and conservationists who share a common interest in the outdoors. If you enjoy the outdoors and have a passion for preserving our natural resources, the Club probably has a volunteer opportunity for you. The Club meets monthly at 7 p.m. on the first non holiday Tuesday of each month at the Richland Public Library.
Volunteer Opportunity: Each year the Club participates in a number of work projects and events that improve wildlife habitat, educate young hunters/fisherman, and raise funds for Club projects. You can post a message on our Facebook page.
Royal Family Kids
Royal Family KIDS is designed to help heal the emotional scars of abuse left in the children who social services have stepped in to protect. Royal Family KIDS Camp in Pasco is a five day summer resident camp for children ages 6-11 who have been or are in the Foster Care system. Our goal is to provide a safe, fun week of positive memories for the Campers.
Volunteer Opportunty: You can be vital part by sponsoring a Camper through the Starfish Club ($35 per month), helping at one of our fundraisers, or volunteering in one of the many projects before and during Camp that need to be done in order for Camp to take place.
Safe Harbor Crises Nursery - 1111 N. Grant Place in Kennewick - (509) 783-5734
Safe Harbor Support Center is committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect by providing a safe and nurturing environment for children and teens when there are no other alternatives. Safe Harbor Support Center also provides outreach, support and training to assist families in establishing a safe and stable environment.
Volunteer Opportunity: Safe Harbor Support Center is always in need of volunteers. Opportunities include meal planning and cooking, assisting in child care, gardening, general maintenance and repairs, clerical work, holding food and clothing drives, christmas gift drives and support, plus more. You can also help out at their Sails Outlet thrift store located at 408 N Fruitland St. in Kennewick.
SCRAP Tri-Cities - 323 W 1st Ave. in Kennewick - (509) 585-2683
The mission of SCRAP Tri-Cities is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community. We are a part of the SCRAP USA network which has creative reuse centers across the country.
Volunteer Opportunity: SCRAP Tri-Cities needs volunteers to help sort and organize the SCRAP store, assemble To Go Kits and Collage Packs that we sell in the store, volunteer at SCRAP events, and teach workshops. Most volunteers are scheduled for one 3-hour shift in the store each week.
Second Harvest - 5825 Burlington Loop in Pasco - (509) 545-0787
Second Harvest has been leading the hunger-relief network in the region since 1971. Second Harvest distributes over 2 million pounds of free food each month to help people in need in 26 counties in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Partnerships with more than 250 neighborhood food banks and meal centers make it possible to feed 55,000 people each week. You can find food assistance at a nearby food bank.
Volunteer Opportunity: You can be part of the solution to hunger! Join other volunteers at Second Harvest's Pasco distribution facility (5825 Burlington Loop) to help sort and pack produce and nonperishable food items for area food banks and meal sites. They also need delivery drivers and office support. You may also contribute food and cash donations.
Senior Life Resources Northwest - 8656 W. Gage Blvd., Suite 301 in Kennewick - (509) 735-1911
Senior Life Resources Northwest has been helping individuals stay in their homes by providing professional personal care to support independent living at home, offering home-delivered meals and well-checks for homebound clients and dining center meals for mobile clients through their Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels program.
Volunteer Opportunity: Senior Life Resources has volunteer positions open for drivers, kitchen support staff, and administrative duties in support of their Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels program.
Skills Development Mission - 21 S. Cascade St. in Kennewick - (509) 308-6748
The Skills Development Mission, Inc. (SDM) is a multiethnic organization whose mission is to reach, teach, and empower under-privileged, under-represented, and under-skilled, providing them the resources they need to succeed. In addition, SDM is a center where people learn tolerance because of the diverse ethnic, religious, and multi-cultural participants. Our programs include: Adult Literacy/Writing Assistance, After-school Programs & Tutoring, Character and Tolerance Building, CNA Training, Computer Skills, ESL, GED Preparation, Literacy, and Minority Science Research Mentoring.
Volunteer Opportunity: Individual opportunities are available in the following areas: Reading Program, Cleaning and Center Maintenance, Homework Help, Math & Science Tutoring, Bible Study, and Computer Skills.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul - 215 S 6th Ave. in Pasco - (509) 544-9315
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides assistance including food, clothing, and emergency support to more than 4000 families in need and relies on 60 to 70 volunteers each week to provide our wide range of services and programs.
Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteer projects include assisting with the food bank and the clothing/household room, and supporting community services such as supervising Benton/Franklin County Juvenile Justice mandated community service hours and supervising high school students during their senior community service project.
Support, Advocacy & Resource Center (SARC) - 830 North Columbia Center Blvd., Suite H in Kennewick - (509) 374-5391
The Support, Advocacy & Resource Center (SARC) offers services to all community members in Benton and Franklin counties. We provide 24-hour client services for victims of sexual violence, in addition to offering preventive education and awareness. SARC also seeks to identify gaps in services and works with the community to find solutions.
Volunteer Opportunity: SARC has two types of volunteer advocates 1) Crisis Line Advocates, and 2) Hospital Advocates. Crisis Line Advocates man our 24-hour crisis line from their homes. They provide crisis intervention, support and advocacy. Hospital advocates respond to rape calls at local hospitals. All advocates must complete 34 hours of state certified training and maintain 12 hours of on-going training on an annual basis. The 34 hour advocate training is offered by SARC twice per year.
The ARC of Tri-Cities - 1455 SE Fowler St. in Richland - (509) 783-1131
The Arc of Tri-Cities helps create opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to participate in society to their greatest potential. The Arc of Tri-Cities annually serves more than 2,000 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Volunteer Opportunity: The following are a few areas where we are recruiting volunteers: Special Events - need volunteers to participate on planning committees and to help with set-up and registration at the events, Day Program - need volunteers to help with respite and vocational services to adults with severe to moderate disabilities, Summer Camps - The Arc of Tri-Cities runs a variety of local summer camps for kids ages 2-21 with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Therapeutic Innovation & Recovery - 2625 Brunea Pl #D in Kennewick - (509) 222-1030
Therapeutic Innovation & Recovery operates a day center to provide a safe place for the homeless and at risk homeless to hang out and utilize our resources for their benefit. The center utilizes a model of recovery by offering those in need a opportunity to gain referral infomation, counseling, hygiene products and other needs. The services are free and participants do not have to be part of a program to use our services.
Volunteer Opportunity: Helping is easy. You can come down and offer your time for general support and clerical duties or drop off donations even if it's a small one - donations of all sizes are helpful. We also ask people to help by simply getting our name out there and making sure all those who are in need get the help they need.
Therapeutic Riding of Tri-Cities - 6208 Argent Rd. in Pasco - (509) 430-2215
Therapeutic Riding of Tri-Cities (TROT) aspires to provide within our community, a center which promotes the physical, psychological and social well-being of persons with disabilities through their interaction with a therapeutic team consisting of a horse or dog, an instructor and/or therapist and volunteers.
Volunteer Opportunity: There are many ways you can join and help TROT: Riding lesson volunteer, Stable Maintenance, Horse Care and Training, Fundraising, Help providing general office assistance, answering phone calls, mailings, computer or social media marketing and manning booths at community functions are always needed.
Tri-Cities Animal Shelter & Control Services - 1312 S. 18th Ave. in Pasco - (509) 545-3740
The Tri-Cites Animal Shelter & Control Services is managed by a non profit organization (A2Z Animal Sheltering Services). We enforce the three cities' municipal codes and are allowed to keep the animals and put them up for adoption following their required 72 hour hold. Our funding is for the enforcement side of things not the adoption side. We graciously accept donations to help with the medical/spay & neuter and adoption of the wonderful homeless pets we receive on a daily basis.
Volunteer Opportunity: You can help cats, dogs, puppies and kittens feel like they are more at home and that people DO CARE! Here is a few ways you can help our shelter animals - Bring a leash (and a picture ID) and take a dog or puppy outside to play or for a walk, Pet the adult cats, Sit in the male or female kitten room and enjoy the little guys & gals, and/or Organize a fundraiser at your school, work, neighborhood or church.
Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation - 7350 W. Deschutes Ave., Bldg A in Kennewick - (509) 737-3413
The Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation supports the needs of the Tri-Cities Cancer Center which supports the needs of cancer patients and families of the Tri-Cities community. Donations made to the Foundation stay in our community and provide resources for patient-focused support services.
Volunteer Opportunity: Each year volunteers at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center provide nearly 5000 hours of service. There are a number of different volunteer opportunities including: Patient Greeter, Resource Center Attendant, Ralph R. Peterson Resource Library Aid, Office Assistant, Special Events, The Guild, and The Men's Club.
Tri-Cities Food Bank - 420 W. Deschutes Ave. in Kennewick - (509) 582-0411
The Tri-Cities Food Bank provides emergency food to the needy residents of Richland, West Richland, Kennewick, Finley, and Benton City. In 2014 we served more than 159,000 family members. On average more than 15 tons of food are distributed weekly and about 40% of the people served by the Tri-Cities Food Bank are children.
Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers are needed in a number of capacities, including forklift operators and pickup truck drivers (critical need), the pantry/food assembly area, and up front with customers each day the food bank is open. Are you an electrician, plumber, carpenter, auto mechanic? We could use your help with our equipment and facilties when a vital resource breaks down!
Tri-Cities Pregnancy Network - 5040 W Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick - (509) 491-1101 and 817 N 14th St. in Pasco - (509) 544-7820
Tri-Cities Pregnancy Network (TCPN) offers compassionate and competent care to those who are pregnant and parenting. By offering medically accurate information in a caring, non-judgmental setting, clients are able to make well-informed decisions about pregnancy and sexual health. Our two locations offer free services including: pregnancy tests with ultrasound confirmation, options counseling, and prenatal/parenting education. Because we value life, we do not perform or refer for abortions.
Volunteer Opportunity: We have a growing base of Spanish-speaking clients. Please call us to find out how you can use your bilingual abilities to serve others. TCPN is seeking volunteers in all areas: Front Desk/Reception, Data Entry, Boutique Support, Peer Counselor, and Special Projects & Events.
Tri-Cities Soccer Association - 6160 Burden Bvld. in Pasco - (509) 544-0276
The Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Association (T-CYSA) was organized to provide equal opportunities for boys and girls age 4 through 19 to learn and play the great game of soccer. We organize local games, coordinate league play, host regional tournaments, and field teams that participate in tournaments throughout the region.
Volunteer Opportunity: T-CYSA is looking for coaches! If you have coaching experience and/or want to give back to our youth please sign up to coach. You pick the practice days and times and we provide the rosters and schedule. There is a constant need for volunteers to be referees. It is true that referees do get paid AND you can get your volunteer hours completed while you get paid!
Tri-City Union Gospel Mission - 112 N. 2nd Ave. in Pasco - (509) 547-2112
Tri-City Union Gospel Mission serves homeless and impoverished people in southeast Washington and northeast Oregon communities. They offer 24 hour emergency shelter, meals, food boxes, clothing & furniture, and addiction recovery support services.
Volunteer Opportunity: Food Pantry Help (organizing & rotating food), Women's Clothing Room (sorting, sizing,organizing), Serving Meals (lunch or dinner), Community Food Box Assembly (Wednesday evenings), Fixing things around the mission (building repairs, painting, etc.), Clerical needs in the office, Janitorial services, and more. They also have a long list of immediate needs.
Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity - 303 Wellsian Way in Richland - (509) 943-5555
Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity is founded on the conviction that every person should have a simple, decent, affordable, home in which to live in dignity and safety. The Habitat for Humanity builds and repairs homes in partnership with volunteers. The Habitat Store is a unique thrift store that supports the work of Habitat for Humanity. Proceeds help us build and repair homes for qualified families in our community.
Volunteer Opportunity: Habitat for Humanity relies on volunteers with a range of experience and talents to help build and repair homes, to help run the Habitat store, and to provide office support.
Trios Health - 900 S. Auburn St. in Kennewick - (509) 221-7000
Trios Health, formerly Kennewick General Hospital, is a multi-faceted public healthcare system that primarily serves the Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland) and surrounding communities.
Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers are needed for the following service areas: Information desk, Surgical waiting room assistant, Sunshine cart (reading materials, Gift shop, Escort, Fundraising, Auxiliary, Service projects, and Clerical support. Volunteers are asked to give a minimum of four hours per week for at least six months. Volunteers will be rewarded with some special benefits: Free meal with every 4-hour shift, Free use of a uniform jacket, Free annual tuberculosis tests and flu shots, Quality training and educational opportunities, and Recognition activities.
United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties - 401 N. Young St. in Kennewick - (509) 783-4102
United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties improves lives in our community through Community Solutions which is the name given to the way our work is prioritized. Based upon community collaboration, it was determined that the most pressing needs in Benton and Franklin Counties fall into four main areas: education, health, safety, and self-sufficiency. The work of United Way is directed by the needs within each of these areas.
Volunteer Opportunity: The Young Leaders Society works closely with the United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties and its partner agencies to identify volunteer projects and fundraising opportunities. Membership involves contributing annually to the United Way campaign at any giving level and committing to participate in at least one member volunteer project per year.
Walk to Defeat ALS® - Program Manager Amara Bates - (509) 863-4321
More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS® is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about. The Walk to Defeat ALS® is The ALS Association’s biggest annual event, which raises funds that allow our local chapters to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year.
Washington State STEM Education Foundation - (509) 420-9316
The Washington State STEM Education Foundation, a non-profit organization located in the Tri-Cities, is a national model for generating passionate support for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in public education.
Volunteer Opportunity: Please join the talented and dedicated STEM professionals who volunteer to help young people experience STEM in action and prepare for high-demand, high paying STEM careers. If you share our vision for a brighter future through STEM education, please contact us at 509-420-9316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wheelhouse Community Bike Shop - 218 West Kennewick Ave. in Kennewick, (509) 820-3047
Wheelhouse Community Bike Shop is a co-op that offers bicycle related services, products, and facilities to the community. The co-op's goals are to expand bicycle usage and knowledge by providing public access to educational materials, workspace, and tools/parts through a member owned and supported central location, and invite the community to Learn, Repair, and Ride.
Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers are needed to provide general help around the shop, greeting people during open shop, teaching classes, leading bike rides, utilizing your graphic design skills, art projects, and everything in between. Let us match your skills with our needs to make every moment you spend volunteering meaningful. Wheelhouse hosts a Volunteer Night on the third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m.
Women Helping Women Fund Tri-Cities - 713 Jadwin Ave., Room 11, in Richland, (509) 713-6553
The mission of Women Helping Women Fund Tri-Cities (WHWF-TC) is to empower women and children to create healthy families and a vibrant community. Throughout Benton and Franklin counties, WHWF-TC will: raise awareness of the unmet needs of women and children, raise money that supports community programs that make a positive difference for women and children, and foster the growth of women philanthropists.
World Relief Tri-Cities - 2600 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Suite 206 in Richland - (509) 734-5477
For over 20 years, World Relief Tri-Cities and many churches, volunteers and organizations have been serving new refugees. We help new refugees with their basic needs upon arrival in the United States. We help refugees and other immigrants with employment and related services so that they can move toward self-sufficiency as quickly as possible. We guide refugees through the long process of reuniting with family members left behind and help refugees and other immigrants apply for U.S. Citizenship.
Volunteer Opportunity: Mentors get connected with the new refugee family as soon as possible after arrival. Each relationship is different, but the cornerstone is that you make a commitment to try to spend at least two hours a week with the refugee for 12 weeks. You may find yourself spending more time and helping with some of the following: English practice (World Relief has books you can use), Shopping – food, thrift stores for clothing and household needs, Helping World Relief with the numerous appointments during the first few weeks, Showing them how to use the bus, Looking for work with them, Helping them understand bills and letters, Sharing your life with them and learning about theirs – food, culture, history, and Accessing medical services as needed.
YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities - 1234 Columbia Park Trail in Richland - (509) 374-1908
The YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities strengthens communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y nurtures the development of children and teens, equips and encourages people to improve their health and well-being and mobilizes volunteers and community partners to address critical social needs.
Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers play an active role on the Board of Trustees, in committees and fundraising, as coaches, at family events and as program support. Volunteers are needed for youth sports, day camp, child care, office duties, and maintenance.
Youth Suicide Prevention Program of Benton/Franklin County - Kristi Haynes, Program Coordinator - (509) 528-1108
Youth Suicide Prevention Program (YSPP) is a prevention education program that is focused on reducing suicidal behaviors among youth. We work towards that goal by raising public awareness, facilitating training and supporting communities in taking action. We do not provide counseling for depressed and/or suicidal youth or telephone crisis intervention.
Volunteer Opportunity: attend health fairs and distribute materials, package key chains and posters for school campaigns, and support fundraising events. We can provide unpaid internship placements in public health, marketing, and communications.
Atomic City Thrift - 1420 Jadwin Ave. in Richland - (509) 946-1221
Atomic City Thrift is a locally owned and community focused second hand store that has partnered with local organizations Safe Harbor Crisis Nursery and Mirror Ministries in order to be an active partner in building a strong community and touching lives locally in the Tri-City area.
Goodwill Industries of the Columbia - Several locations in the Tri-Cities
Goodwill Industries of the Columbia has provided education, training, and employment services, all geared to help individuals overcome disabilities and other social disadvantages and to obtain independence and self-sufficiency through the power of work. Your donations of merchandise and patronage at our stores help us to provide our services. There are three thrift stores operating in the Tri-Cities and several donation collection sites:
- Pasco: 3521 West Court Street - (509) 547-7717
- Kennewick: 2905 W Kennewick Ave - (509) 783-2449
- Richland: 201 Wellsian Way - (509) 946-4575
New Beginnings Thrift Store - 1016 Lee Blvd. in Richland - (509) 946-7231
New Beginnings Thrift Store was started in 2007 to help support the Tri-cities Pregnancy Network. We are also a proud supporter of Domestic Violence Services.
Repeat Boutique - 22 W. Kennewick Ave. - (509) 619-0600
Repeat Boutique offers high quality, gently used furniture, housewares, decor, clothing and accessories. As a non-profit store, each purchase from Repeat Boutique will support Chaplaincy Hospice Care and the services provided to patients and families both in home and at the Hospice House.
Sails Outlet - 408 N Fruitland St. - (509) 586-8599
The Sails Outlet for Safe Harbor Support Center is an upscale thrift store that was established to offset the operating expenses of Safe Harbor Crisis Nursery. The store is run by a group of about 30 hardworking volunteers.
SCRAP Tri-Cities - 323 W 1st Ave. in Kennewick - (509) 585-2683
SCRAP Tri-Cities is a donation-based creative reuse store and donation center that collects clean and reusable art, craft, and office supplies. We have ever-changing and diverse items for creative projects, both traditional and one-of-kind. Our mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.
Seattle Children's Kennewick Bargain Boutique - 2810 W Kennewick Ave. in Kennewick - (509) 783-0225
Seattle Children's operates a clinic in Richland. Your donations of merchandise and patronage at Seattle Children's Kennewick Bargain Boutique can help ensure that the best medical care will always be available to the children of our region.
Shop & Drop - 3180 W Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick - (509) 396-7398
Shop & Drop has a little bit of everything. If you buy or donate items you are helping someone to be remembered because part of proceeds help purchase gravestones for people who cannot afford one.
St. Vincent Center - 120 N Morain St. in Kennewick - (509) 783-7020
St. Vincent Centers provides assistance to thousands of families each year through its three thrift stores, emergency services programs and food bank. The assistance provided offers crisis relief to those facing hardship by providing clothing, household items, food and shelter. Donated items are sold in our thrift store to help fund assistance programs or given to families experiencing need at no charge.
Teen Challenge Resale & Donation Center - 1120 W Sylvester St. in Pasco - (509) 547-2341
The Teen Challenge Resale & Donation Center is one of several thrift stores operated by the Pacific Northwest Adult and Teen Challenge non-profit organization as part of our commitment to providing recovery services to men and women who struggle with life-controlling problems. Our stores not only provide an essential source of income for our centers, but also an important training component for our students.
The Habitat Store - 313 Wellsian Way in Richland - (509) 943-1330
The Habitat Store is a unique thrift store that supports the work of Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity. We receive donations of new and used (in good condition) items from individuals, businesses and other community members to be sold to the general public. Proceeds help us build and repair homes for qualified families in our community, keep waste from landfills, and supports reduce-reuse-recycle.Go to Top