Volunteers play a key role at helping us achieve our mission at Northwest Youth Services. Please check out our current opportunities below or feel free to email if you have an idea you'd love to share! Additionally, you can show support by Donating a Meal or making a fleece blanket (instructions below!). 


Current opportunities:





  • In-Kind Delivery Driver Volunteer

    • Help support our youth by delivering needed donation items to our programs around Bellingham. This position seeks an independent individual with reliable transportation who would love some additional time to listen to podcasts while helping their community.

  • In-Kind Inventory Volunteer

    • Do you love organizing spaces? This position seeks an individual who can organize and beautify our donation space and input items into our online inventory management system. Items here are ever in-flux as they are delivered to programs and new items come in.  

  • Volunteer Artist - Virtual Opportunity!

    • Virtual opportunity! Are you creative and love art? We are looking for someone to help make our signs more beautiful in our youth and office spaces. There are no limits to the creativity you can express in this position with style or mediums. 

  • Life Skills Volunteer {FULL - Summer 2021}

    • New! Become a life skills volunteer at The Ground Floor! No matter what your passion or hobby, sharing it with youth could change their lives for the better. Share it one time or try a series of classes! See additional details in the link above.

  • Make Fleece Blankets

    • Looking for a creative and fun way to show a youth support and love? Try making a fleece no-sew blanket! Blankets are always an in-demand item. This is an easy and great at-home project to volunteer your time at any age. We recommend these simple instructions from JoAnn Fabrics: No Sew Fleece Blanket - DIY Fleece Throw but there are several YouTube and online instructions out there as well. 

If you are interested in any opportunity above, please fill out our volunteer application form

To learn more about what opportunities we anticipate in the future, please contact Christy at christyg@nwys.org or by phone at (360) 734-9862 ext. 235. 

Are you looking for employment opportunities? Visit our Jobs page to learn more. 

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