Environmental Services

American Lung Association®

Our goals include reducing tobacco use, preventing and controlling air pollution and providing education and funding research to make life more comfortable for people with asthma or other lung disease. There are environmental health volunteer opportunities throughout the year, assisting with health fairs and community events. For more information visit www.alaw.org/ or contact Cindy Thompson at 509-325-6516

Friends of the Centennial Trail

As a non-profit organization we assist in the maintenance and development of the Spokane River Centennial Trail, it's adjacent park lands, and regional trails. Our current projects include development of a conceptual plan to create a safer crossing at Mission Ave and Perry Street. On April 14 our "Unveil the Trail," we gather volunteers to prepare the Trail for the upcoming season. During the Spring, Summer and Fall season certain volunteer activities are available, such as weeding along parts of the trail and other items that need attention, that would be coordinated by calling our office and/or adding your name to our volunteer opportunity list. For more information contact Kaye Turner at 509-624-7188 or friends@spokanecentennialtrail.org

Habitat for Humanity Store

We sell donated new and used building materials to the public with all proceeds going to the Spokane affiliate to build houses for deserving families. Volunteer in the warehouse, as a cashier, office assistant, stocker, or general laborer. For more information visit www.habitat-spokane.org or contact Store Director, Jeff Howard at 509-535-9507.

Inland Northwest Land Trust

The Inland Northwest Land Trust works with willing private landowners to preserve and protect the natural lands, waters, and working farms and forests of the Inland Northwest. Opportunities include event and outing aid (mostly weekend events and outings) and PR and marketing volunteer (Join event committees and help plan and publicize events). From time to time we need people with skills or interest in birds/ornithology, botany, biology, and photography. For more information visit http://inlandnwlandtrust.org/ or contact Carol Olivier or Brooke Nicholson at 509-328-2939 or outreach@inlandnwlandtrust.org

P.e.a.c.h. Community Farm

Come meet the baby goats, plant some seeds, and work in the beautiful vegetable gardens. By volunteering on our nonprofit organic farm you are helping us bring nutritious produce to low-income Spokane. Sign up at www.peachlocal.com or email bryan@peachlocal.com or call 509-216-9273

S.N.A.P. Living Green

Living Green with Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs (SNAP) is a program that teaches how to lighten our impact on the planet, conserve energy and save money. Serve in the office, at outreach events, or Community Education. For more information contact Argyle Baukol at 509-744-3370 ext.242 or at baukol@snapwa.org 

SpokAnimal C.A.R.E.

Our shelter staff are dedicated to helping people better understand their pets and encourage all families to attend obedience classes following the adoption of their new dog. Donations of time, supplies, great ideas and money shared with us by our members, volunteers and friends make it possible for us to continue our daily work to help the animals in our shelter and in the community. For more information visit http://www.spokanimal.org/ call 509-534-8133 or visit our office at 710 N. Napa, Spokane, WA 99202.

St. Margaret's Shelter Garden

St. Margaret's Shelter Garden grows produce and flowers for use at the shelter and sale at the South Perry St. Farmer's Market from June through September. Our goal with the garden is to provide an opportunity for low-income people to earn income and/or access to fresh, organic produce. Help planting, transplanting, weeding, mulching April through October and weekly harvesting/selling at the market June through September is needed. For more information contact Jody Nelson at jnelson@ccspokane.org or Nadine Van Stone at nvanstone@ccspokane.org

West Valley Outdoor Learning Center

By giving teachers and students an opportunity to have experiences in an outdoor setting, it instills an appreciation for fish, wildlife, and our natural resources. All activities are tied to the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements. The Outdoor Learning Center needs help with building, composting, environmental education, working with raptors, and planting. For more information visit http://www.wvolc.org/ call 509-340-1028 or visit our office at 8706 E. Upriver Drive, Spokane, WA 99212.