County organizations and nonprofits may add their openings by contacting RSVP and Volunteer Center of Kittitas County via email at or by calling 962-4311.

n Thorp Mill, the 100-plus year-old historic site and museum is open to the public. The Thorp Mill Society has openings for board members to help plan and participate in activities, fund-raising events and help write grants for educational outreach, interpretive displays and facilities. Also needed are volunteers to help with maintenance of structure and grounds. For more information contact or call 509-964-9640.

n Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting for volunteers to serve in the Citizen Patrol. Volunteers serve as the eyes and ears for the Sheriff and assist in a wide variety of duties while serving. Applicants will be interviewed, screened and go through background checks and training prior to service. Applications and information may be obtained by calling the Kittitas County Sheriff Office at 509-962-7525.

n The Spirit Therapeutic Riding Barn’s mission is to provide equine-assisted activities to individuals with physical, emotional and learning disabilities. There are several opportunities to help with training provided and no horse experience is necessary. Contact 509-607-3465 for further information.

n Kittitas Valley Healthcare invites volunteers to serve in the following area: One four-hour shift a week in the gift shop, which is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Contact KVH at 509-962-7322 and/or send cover letter and resume to

n Central Washington Disability and Resources invites volunteers to help Wednesdays and Thursdays for their game and park activities from 1-3 p.m. at 200 E. Fourth Ave. in Ellensburg. Contact Dan at 509-962-9620 or email at

n The Meals on Wheels Program invites volunteers with cars to serve as drivers, Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to noon. Volunteers may select what days they wish to help in the Ellensburg area. Volunteers will be reimbursed for gas mileage. For an application call 509-933-3333.

n Ellensburg Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers for afternoon two hour shifts Monday through Friday. Volunteers must be 18 years and older, and commit to a minimum of six months with at least two hours per week. For more information and/or to apply contact the shelter at 1007 S. Industrial Way.

n The Clymer Museum welcomes volunteers to serve as a clerk/cashier for the gift shop and answering the phone three to five hours a week. Other positions include learning about the paintings and giving brief tours or serving as a host for the museum and answering the phone. For further information contact Mia and Jim at 509-962-6416.

n Youth Services is seeking volunteer mentors to work with youth once a week for one to two hours a week out in the community or during the school lunch time. Mentors must be 18 and older, complete screening, application and training process. For job description and information contact Crystal at 509 962-2737 or They also welcome volunteers who would like to help with or create projects for the mentoring program. This might include holiday crafts, game days and fund raising.

n Kittitas County Historical Museum invites volunteers to help Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Volunteers may staff the front desk, greet visitors, help catalog and enter information into the museum database. Shifts are for two hours per day, and no previous museum experience is necessary. Contact 509-925-3778 or visit to learn more.

n Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to help Tuesday-Saturday for 2-7 hour time frame at their ReStore. Volunteers will help with organizing donations, cleaning store displays, assisting customers and may help maintain the book, music, tools or hardware department. Volunteers can also help with repair and construction projects. Contact


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