WA logo
Call Toll-Free

Volunteerism and Civic Engagement

Volunteers improve the lives of millions of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens by helping children learn to read, caring for seniors, rebuilding communities struck by disasters, helping veterans readjust to civilian life, and more. Persons of all ages and abilities can help make a difference in their own communities or even on a national or global level.

Volunteering can help you:

  • Meet new people.
  • Improve your health.
  • Learn or develop skills.
  • Teach your skills to others.
  • Build self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Make important networking contacts.
  • Enhance your résumé
  • Gain work experience.
  • Feel needed and valued
  • Express gratitude for help you may have received in the past from an organization
  • Communicate to others that you are ambitious, enthusiastic and care about the community
  • Make a difference in someone’s life
  • Improve the likelihood that a child will volunteer as an adult
  • You may be able to volunteer from home, by phone or from your computer.

  • Find resources that can help you think about volunteer and civic engagement opportunities.

Connect with Your Local CLC.

Washington’s Community Living Connections staff are available to help you explore your options to meet your current needs or create a plan for the future.

Connect now

Long-term services
In your home
Support for Family Caregivers
In your community
In other Settings
Alzheimer’s and Dementia
More options
Search by keyword
Search by need
Assess your needs
Quick Links
About Community Living Connections (CLC)
CLC Resource Directory Information
Why plan
First steps
Funding your care
Legal Assistance
Independent housing
Healthy living
Call Toll-Free 855-567-0252
by RTZ Systems