Tessa Delbridge, Constituent Services Coordinator, 509.625.6716
Monday, March 29, 2021 at 10:20 a.m.
This April, we mark the eighth year of Spokane Gives – the annual volunteer initiative which connects people to non-profit organizations needing to complete service projects. Originally a week-long event, Spokane Gives has grown into a month of incredible volunteerism city-wide, with people contributing almost 450,000 hours of service and making an over $10 million community volunteer impact.
With the weather warming up and more opportunities to get outside, we are encouraging everyone to pick your passion and give back to our community. Now is a great time to reconnect with a favorite organization that had to limit volunteering last year or an opportunity to forge a new partnership with an agency aligned with your passion – the best part of Spokane Gives, though, is that there’s no limit to what an act of service can be. Help clean up the Centennial Trail during the Unveil the Trail event, join the City’s Parks & Rec Department picking up trash in a neighborhood park, or sign up to serve a meal at a shelter – there’s plenty of projects for everyone.
We know, too, that the COVID-19 pandemic has financially impacted many of our area’s non-profits. This year, thanks to generous donations from community partners STCU and Premera, Spokane Gives is now able to offer $300 mini-grants to non-profits to help cover costs of service projects. It’s truly a community effort!
Whether you’re looking to volunteer or need to recruit for a project at your organization, it all starts by visiting VolunteerSpokane.org!