Center for Leadership and Community Engagement

Upcoming Events

  • Event Date From Wednesday, July 01st at 8:00 am to Wednesday, September 23rd 4:00 pm
    The Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to help build homes for families in need in the Cle Elum area. You don’t need any experience to volunteer and make a big difference! Builds are typically on Saturdays from 8am to 4pm, but half days are okay.

    Participants should bring closed toe shoes, clothes that can get dirty, a water bottle, sunscreen/sunglasses, and a lunch. The builds will be on July 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; and September 12, 19, 26.

    Transportation is not provided.
    Build Address: 440 Highline Loop, Cle Elum

    Be sure to call the Habitat office at (509)-962-5058 to confirm availability.

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  • Event Date From Wednesday, July 01st at 9:00 am to Wednesday, September 23rd 6:00 pm
    Help stock shelves, clean, operate the cash register, price items, etc. 2-4 hours per week commitment is greatly appreciated. Training provided. Proceeds from the Habitat Store keep our nonprofit running so we can help more families have a decent place to live.

    Location: 212 S. Railroad Ellensburg
    Transportation not provided.
    Available hours: Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 9am - 3pm; Wed 9am-6pm

    Contact: Carla 509-962-5058 or

    If interested in volunteering for this position, please stop by the CLCE office to create your account and learn how to log your volunteer hours.

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  • Event Date From Wednesday, July 01st at 9:00 am to Wednesday, September 30th 5:00 pm
    Join Team Humane and save lives of homeless animals in Yakima County. Volunteers are critical to the daily operations of our animal shelter - without you we could not help as many animals as we do. Volunteer duties range from working directly with animals, assisting with customer service, helping to setup adoption events and much more! If you are unable to have a pet yourself, this is a great opportunity to get that cat or fix you've been dying to have!

    Be part of something great and help some wonderful animals get adopted. Contact Bethany the Volunteer & Foster Coordinator to find out how to get involved at

    Yakima Humane Society located at 2405 W. Birchfield, Yakima WA 98901

    Events up and coming throughout summer:

    *Animal Socialization: Dog Team
    Dates: Ongoing
    Days: Monday - Saturday
    Time: 9am – 11am, 1pm – 3pm, 3pm – 5pm
    # of Volunteers: Unlimited

    *Animal Socialization: Cats Team
    Dates: Ongoing
    Days: Monday - Saturday
    Time: 1pm – 3pm, 3pm – 5pm
    # of Volunteers: Unlimited

    *Offsite Adoption Ambassadors
    Dates: July 11th, July 25th
    Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm
    # of Volunteers: 2 per shift
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  • Event Date From Monday, July 13th at 9:30 am to Wednesday, September 30th 3:30 pm
    The Trellis Center’s mission is to support adults with autism as they pursue self-employment opportunities. We believe that self-employment offers our participants autonomy, sense of ownership and pride in their work that they would not have through typical employment opportunities.

    Our volunteers provide support to each of our participants in order to promote independence as they run their business.

    We ask that volunteers be able to make a commitment to volunteer on a weekly basis.

    Must have own transportation.

    Location: 170 Bare Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926

    For more information:
    Phone: (509)-968-4040

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  • Event Date From Tuesday, August 04th at 2:30 pm to Thursday, August 06th 5:30 pm
    Interested in the arts? The Ellensburg Film Festival (EFF) needs volunteers with filming experience for the Teen Film Workshop. The EFF, in partnership with the Ellensburg Public Library, puts on a six-hour course for the Summer Reading Program. Volunteers will assist teens with the scripting, development, and editing of short films that will be featured in the annual film festival. The EFF encourages volunteers to take this opportunity to make a difference in younger audiences by engaging in the arts.

    For more information please contact:
    Ralla Vickers
    EFF Co-Coordinator
    (509) 859-2661
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  • Event Date Monday, August 31st from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Build your experience in teaching, public speaking, and mentoring while helping community members gain employment search skills!
    WorkSource Kittitas County is looking for volunteers and interns to mentor individuals and/or lead small workshops covering a range of employment skill building. Topics include resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, applications, employment search strategies, basic computer skills, and others. WorkSource provides curriculum, visuals and workbooks to accompany the workshops.

    Volunteers select one or several topics based on interest, and commit to at least two hours every other week for a two month period. Schedules are flexible and can be adjusted as needed to accommodate school. We are looking for volunteers with skills in writing, editing, education and public speaking, who can bring enthusiasm and support to community members working to find employment. Experience as a job seeker is a plus.

    Opportunities start immediately! To learn more, contact Chelsey Loeffers at WorkSource, at 509-925-5311 or, or visit our office at 309 E Mountain View Ave in Ellensburg.

    WorkSource is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to persons with disabilities. TTY 1-877-833-6388
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  • Event Date Saturday, September 26th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Hospice Friends is hosting a silent auction art exhibit fundraiser involving local artists. Artists will be asked to donate an art piece that celebrates the theme: Angels and Spirituality. The goal of this event is to support and promote Hospice Friends and the artists in our county and enhance community partnerships. This is an opportunity for artists to dedicate their artwork in memory of those who have passed before them and perhaps touched their lives in a meaningful way.

    Volunteers will help with set up of the art exhibit.

    Transportation is not provided.
    The event will take place at the Old Masonic Hall, 120 Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn, WA.

    For more information please contact:
    Tish Siegel at (509) 260-0425 or and Andre Dickerson at (509) 962-7379 or
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