The Homeless Network of Yakima County has multiple partners and members who are actively looking for volunteers - click on the links below for more information.

 American Red Cross

Program: Disaster Response
Type of Volunteer: Varied
Description:  Help people affected by disasters ranging from home fires to hurricanes  by providing food, shelter, essential relief supplies and comfort and hope.
Days and Times: Varied
Training: Yes
Contact: 509-316-1845

Comprehensive Healthcare

Program: Aspen Victim Advocacy Services

Type of Volunteer:  They have the need for crime victim advocates who will provide advocacy over the phone and in person. In addition there are opportunities to represent Aspen Victim Advocacy Services at community events.

Description: Volunteer Advocates support victims of crime through direct contact on the phone and in the medical and legal settings. Volunteer Advocates provide responsive and effective advocacy to survivors of sexual assault and other crimes such as identity theft, arson, gang violence, robbery, child and vulnerable adult abuse, assaults, and homicide.

Requirements: Background check mandatory. Completion of a 30-Hour Core Advocacy Training will be required.

Days and Times: Varies but evenings and weekends are needed

Training: Yes - will be provided.

Contact: Contact Debbie Brockman, Program Manager. (509) 576-4326

OIC of Washington

Program: OIC Food Bank

Type of Volunteer: Food Bank Worker

Description:  Help OIC of Washington work with food bank staff to provide assistance in distribution of food. Responsibilities include preparing the food bank so that visitors can be served efficiently during the distribution hours.

Days and Times: Help needed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and/or Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Requirements: Volunteers will need to fill out an agency volunteer application and have a criminal background check. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of once a week for three months.

Training: Yes

Contact: Call Sirena at 509-574-1933.

People For People

Program: Meals on Wheels

Type of Volunteer: Driver

Description: People for People Meals-On-Wheels needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound seniors.  Training provided.  Call Sirena at 509-574-1933.

Days and Times: Volunteers needed Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m..

Requirements: Current driver’s license and insurance; copy of Washington State Patrol driving record; food handler’s card (agency will pay); ability to lift 25 pounds. Volunteers must have a background check and drug test.

Training: Yes

Contact: Call Sirena at 509-574-1933.

Program: Meals on Wheels

Type of Volunteer: Packaging Food

Description: Volunteers would assist in packing meals for the home-delivery program and help prepare food at the Henry Beauchamp Community Center.

Days and Times:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and/or Friday from 7-10 a.m..

Requirements: Contact for more information

Training: Yes
Contact: Call Sirena at 509-574-1933.

Rod's House

Description: If you are interested in working directly with youth, Rod's House needs volunteers to help with afternoon drop-in hours by serving meals, supervising the pantry/clothing room, and spending time with youth.  They also need volunteers to help with facility maintenance, fundraising, housekeeping, organizing, sorting donations, and other projects that keep Rod's House running smoothly.  

Notes: Volunteers who come into contact with Youth and Young Adults will need to complete a Washington State Patrol Background Check and attend an orientation.


Yakima County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Program: Court Appointed Special Advocates
Type of Volunteer: Advocate for children in the foster care system
Description: CASA volunteers advocate within the dependency court system for the best interests of children removed from their caregivers' homes due to allegations of abuse and/or neglect.
Days and Times:  A case requires about 10 - 15 hours per month. Most hours will be on the volunteer's schedule. We ask that a CASA volunteer remain as the child's advocate until the court case is completed, approximately 18 months.
Requirements: Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older and pass criminal and CPS background checks.
Training: Yes - A volunteer will be required to complete 30 hours of initial training and receive ongoing support from a supervisor.
Contact: Call 509-574-1141 or email:  

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