Off Campus Volunteer Opportunities
CCASL Program Volunteer Opportunities:
Apply to be a mentor here
Apply for Student Engagement Programs here
Sign up for Zag Volunteer Corps here
Current Off-Campus Volunteer Opportunities:
|September 27||The Lands Council||
The Lands Council is partnering with the Spokane River Forum in the annual Upriver Scrub along the Spokane River. They are looking for up to 5 volunteers to join the Lands Council team to help restore the Spokane River by planting native plants along the river bank on September 27th from 9:30 am-1:00 pm. The Lands Council preserves and revitalizes Inland Northwest forests, water, and wildlife through advocacy, education, effective action, and community engagement. There are also a few internship/committed volunteer positions. Please call Chelsea Updegrove at 509-209-2407 if you are interested.
|Every Wednesday||St. Aloysius Grade School||
St. Aloysuis Grade School is looking for a Gonzaga volunteer student to help with its Chess Club. The club meets Wednesdays from 12:00-12:30. The volunteer must be able to pass Diocesan screening. Please contact the school Principal, Kerrie Rowland at 509-489-7825 if you are interested. You can also visit the school website at www.stalsschool.org.
|Ongoing||Catholic Charities Volunteer Chore Services||
Catholic Charities Volunteer Chore Services is looking for individual volunteers or pairs of volunteers to give ongoing help to low-income seniors or adults with disabilities with chores such as housework or yard work (lawn mowing). Help is needed usually twice a month, but scheduling is flexible. Since the work is done at individual apartments or homes the volunteer can work out dates and times with the individual being helped. For more information please contact Cyndie Lapke at (509) 459-6172 or email@example.com.
Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) is the regional animal protection service, but more than that they offer most services relating to the health and well-being of pets in our community. Their current needs include administrative volunteers to assist with mailing licenses, outreach volunteers to attend community events as SCRAPS representatives, and adoption counselors to help match people with pets. For questions or more information contact Karen Lynch, the Volunteer Coordinator at 509-477-2769 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Ongoing||St. Aloysius Parish||
St. Aloysius Parish is the Jesuit Catholic church in Spokane, adjacent to Gonzaga’s campus. They are looking for team members for faith formation programs with children, youth, and adults. People with creative talents (music, dance, drama) and recreational experience are especially welcome. Most activities take place on Gonzaga’s campus. This is a great opportunity to learn ministry skills and grow in faith. Program times vary depending on days. If you would like more information please contact Mary Fairbanks at email@example.com or 509-313-5896.
|Ongoing||The East Central Community Center (ECCC)||
The East Central Community Center (ECCC) works to provide affordable academic/athletic programs and opportunities that build character, integrity, respect and nurture community spirit for economically disadvantaged youth age’s 5-17-years-old in the greater Spokane area. They are looking for 6 student volunteers to help mentor, coach, teach music and academics to youth. Volunteers are needed any time Monday-Thursday 4:00-7:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00-2:00 pm. Interested students should contact Kevin Trim at 509-808-2135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tincan is a Spokane company that uses information technology and interactive media for education and community development. They accomplish this broad mission by creating online content of value to our community; developing innovative training and education opportunities; and collaborating with local partners to provide access to digital technologies for those who might otherwise not be able to benefit from online information. Tincan is looking for 1-3 students to volunteer Monday-Thursday anytime during the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Volunteers will be working on social media and marketing and assisting clients at the centers workshops. It would be helpful if volunteers could come at the same time each week to help the same clients. For more information on how you can get involved with Tincan please contact Elisha Durrant at 509.744.0972 or email@example.com
|Ongoing||The Salvation Army||The Salvation Army is looking for student volunteers to help with their afterschool program. Volunteer hours available are on Monday-Thursday from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Fridays from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm during spring semester and Sundays from 9:00 am-12:30 pm year round. The after school program Monday-Wednesday focuses on academics, sports, and arts. On Thursday’s they also have guitar, beginning basketball skills, timbrels, and beginning band. They are in need of teachers and volunteers for all of these classes. On Sundays they have church programs, including Sunday School, where volunteers are also needed. If you are interested in volunteering with The Salvation Army please contact Dan Curley at 509-329-2721 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ongoing||The American Diabetes Association of Spokane and North Idaho||
The American Diabetes Association of Spokane and North Idaho is looking for student volunteers to help distribute flyers and brochures throughout the community as well as help with marketing for their Tour de Cure and Step Out events. Diabetes is a devastating disease that affects nearly 26 million Americans including 25,000 people in Spokane County. A quarter of those affected by diabetes, or 6250 in Spokane County, are not aware that they have the disease. The American Diabetes Association seeks to change the future of diabetes and take the opportunity of American Diabetes Month to help identify the undiagnosed and those at risk for type 2 diabetes, by educating people about diabetes risk factors and warning signs. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information please contact Ted Duncan at (509) 624-7478 or email@example.com. Or visit the American Diabetes Association website at www.diabetes.org.
|Ongoing||New Vision Lutheran Church||
New Vision Lutheran Church is a local church whose mission is to carry good news, grace, mercy and forgiving love to those without a church home, the alienated, and refugees while committing out time, talents and resources to generating a multicultural, multilingual fellowship dedicated to serving God’s most vulnerable. They are looking for students to help as tutors. They are currently operating as a tutoring/homework help night for Burmese refugees each Tuesday night during the school year from 6:45-8:45. Volunteers would be asked to attend and help students in Elementary and High School with all subjects and also help with reading and conversational needs. For more information please contact Ruth Wagely at 509.496.6813 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Ongoing||Tenants Union of Washington||
Tenants Union of Washington State is an organization in Spokane who’s mission is to create housing justice through empowerment, outreach, leadership development, organizing and advocacy. The TU embraces the values of equality, hope, tenant leadership, dignity, direct action, civic courage, racial and economic justice and self-determination in our work. The TU is in need of one to three student-intern organizers to establish and maintain the TU, as well as provide support to on-going campaigns to preserve the Section 8 project based housing for very low-income individuals and families. Students who are interested should contact Terri Anderson at (509)464-7620 or email@example.com
|Ongoing||The Arc of Spokane||
The Arc of Spokane is an organization that works to promote independence and choice and enhance the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc is in need of up to 15 volunteers any time between Monday - Friday 8:30 to 4:00 pm who are caring, patient individuals who would like to engage with The Arc’s members. They are in need of students to volunteer in many different areas. Including computer literacy volunteers to assist members in their Center for Digital Literacy. Volunteers to assist in different recreational activities, either in the community center or out in the community. Volunteer drivers to assist in community engagement outings one or two days a week, with current drivers license and car insurance. This is a truly rewarding opportunity and the members that come to The Arc truly enjoy the interaction that comes from the staff and volunteers. Students who are interested should contact Cinda Martin at (509) 789-8788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hub Sports Center
Hub Sports Center is looking for two to four volunteers Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-6 PM. Hub Sports center works to thread together the faith, business, sports, education, and government communities to promote a safe environment, life skills, and secure future. To bring together ordinary people with diverse backgrounds empowered by God, working to provide a positive impact on youth and the community. They are looking for volunteers to work with their afterschool program for middle school students where we have study time, PE time and enrichments. Volunteers would be under the direction of the program manager. They will help with homework, play games and keep the program running smoothly. Students who are interested should contact Phil Camplin at (509) 927-0602 or email@example.com.
|Ongoing||Spokane Public Schools||
Spokane Public Schools is seeking to increase participation in extracurricular activities relating to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The goal is to increase interest in long-term education and employment opportunities in STEM fields, especially for groups who are underrepresented in STEM disciplines. The Spokane Public Schools are looking for volunteers to help with mentoring students ranging from Kindergarten to High School in afterschool activities including robotics teams, programming club, and science club. The time commitment for this volunteer opportunity will likely be one to two hours per week but varies depending on school placement. If you are interested in helping please contact Caleb Ellefson at (509) 521-1086 or CalebE@spokaneschools.org.
|Ongoing||Susan G. Komen||Susan G. Komen of Eastern Washington is looking for spirited, outgoing men of all ages for our new all male drill team “The Pink Pacers”. Volunteers for the pacers must be available 1-2 hours per week and be willing to put themselves out in the public in a wacky, fun display for a great cause: saving lives! The pink pacers will perform at local parades, community events and fundraisers, with the goal of creating awareness for Komen's mission of a world without breast cancer. Volunteers must also be willing to wear pink! We also are in need of a choreographer (male or female) to create basic dance routines for the group. For more information please contact Shannon Pool at (509) 315-4715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Ongoing||Liberty Park Child Development Center
||Liberty Park Child Development Center is looking for Champion Mentors to work in their after school progam. Volunteers will work with school-age children from Grant Elementary School. They will mentor children in their areas of interest, assist with homework and provide trustworthy adult relationships that focus on a Christian approach to challenging life circumstances. If interested, please contact Spencer at (509) 534-0957 or email@example.com.|
|Ongoing||BE GREAT of East Central Spokane||
Volunteers needed Monday through Friday 2:30-7 pm to help out with program areas. Volunteers can find out more at the orientation meetings held every first and third Wednesday of the month. Interested students should contact Gabrielle Ward at 509-536-8152 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
|Ongoing||Marian Beaumier / Mental Health for All||
Volunteers are needed to participate in the organization's program, "Community Friends," that matches people in the Spokane community with persons isolated because of symptoms of mental illness. This includes meeting with individuals 3-4 times per month for social contact. A computer literate volunteer is also needed to assist individuals with re-booting computers, loading software, and trouble-shooting. Students who are interest should contact Marian Beaumier at 509-483-0428 or email@example.com .
Volunteers may work in the retail or processing/production areas of the facility. Individuals will handle a variety of donated goods, pricing, taggin and/or on the sales floor stocking. Also, may assist in cleaning out dressing rooms and restocking clothing racks and other items. Volunteers are needed Sundays through Saturdays 9 AM to 9 PM. Interested students should contact Diana Smith at 509-838-4246 5442 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Volunteers are needed to help identify needs of families taking part in a 3-6 month residential drug and alcohol treatment program designed for mothers and their children. This includes, but is not limited to, meeting with mothers to determine aftercare planning needs and connecting them with housing, mental health care, transportation and material support; creating a database of resources; and developing a comprehensive resource guide. Interested students should contact Mary DuCHene at 509-624-1244, ex. 227 or email@example.com .
|Ongoing||Pine Ridge Alzheimer's Special Care Center||
Learn and understand the importance of knowing about past experiences and life stories of the residents, volunteer in enrichment programming or work on Meaningful Moments. For more information contact Colleen Messling at 509-590-6336 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Achievement educates students K-12th grade in financial literacy. They need volunteers any time from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm on Monday-Friday teach Junior Achievement curriculum in the classroom. These 45-minute lessons can be done solo, or in teams. There are 5 lessons, taking approx. 45 minutes. Training is required for volunteers but only takes half hour but can be done at Gonzaga! Volunteers must also pass a background check. For more information please contact the Junior Achievement office at 509-624-7114.
|Ongoing||KYRS Thin Air Community Radio||
There is an ongoing need for volunteers at KYRS. Positions range from assisting with local news production to event set up and administrative/office support. Please help us continue our efforts to bring Spokane an alternative perspective to mainstream media and radio. Contact us at email@example.com or 509-209-2428 if you have any talents or skills that may benefit KYRS in fulfilling its mission.
The SPEAR program is a day camp for kids ages 4-18 years old. Each day, they do different fun activities with the kids such as picnics in the park, swimming, face painting, and much more. They meet with the kids on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays from 9:00 am-PM. They are looking for volunteers who want to have fun and make a positive impact on these kids. It really is an incredible opportunity, and if you are interested, please contact Sheryl Kruger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-768-3717. They are located on the corner of Magnolia and Pacific (so very close to Gonzaga's campus).