Frequently Asked Questions

Apply to Volunteer

Q: I just want to volunteer one-time or with a group, is that possible?

A: You bet! We have many one-time and group volunteer opportunities. The projects change throughout the year, depending on the need, so please call or email us (contact info below) for the most current needs.

Q: I love what you do, but I'm not sure about working directly with clients. Are there other ways I can be involved?

A: Absolutely. We often have a need for people to help with clerical work, donations, event planning and so forth. Other ways people have helped is by hosting a donation drive, a bake sale, car wash, or organizing another community project to benefit our programs.

Q: Can I walk-in to volunteer?

A: No. Due to the vulnerable populations we serve, we do not have any walk-in options available. 

Q: Why are there so many steps to volunteer?

A: As our programs serve people who are experiencing homelessness, struggling with substance abuse issues, and/or other mental health issues, they are considered a vulnerable population. We feel it is critical that we select both staff and volunteers whom we feel confident will be able to connect well with our clients, while also being sensitive to their needs.


A: Unfortunately, no. We are unable to sign off on court service hours. For a listing of agencies in the community that can, please call 2-1-1.

Q: I need a volunteer. Can you send a volunteer to help me?

A: While we have "volunteer" in our name, we are not a volunteer service providing organization. Volunteers of America of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho is devoted to ending homelessness by uplifting people and meeting needs. Through innovative, life changing services, we provide opportunities for people to rebuild their lives and fulfill their potential. If you need volunteers, we suggest reaching out to https://www.volunteerspokane.org.

For more information please contact
Phone: 509.710.8944