Student Volunteer Opportunities
As part of the High School & Beyond program, Oak Harbor High students are required to volunteer five hours of community service each year. To earn credit for volunteer hours worked, a student must turn in a completed and signed Community Service form to his/her Advisor.
Student Volunteer Opportunities are available with the following:Admiralty Head LighthouseFort Casey, Coupeville WAContact: Sharon Sharpe 360.678.1186Date/Time: ongoingDo you have a love of lighthouses? Would you like to share information about this wonderful lighthouse with the public? Would you like to help in the preservation of this historical building?
913 East Whidbey Ave
Oak Harbor, WA. 98277Contact: Samantha Lau, 360.279.0644Date/Time: OngoingOne-to-one mentoring with an elementary school student. See flyer for details.City of Oak Harbor865 SE Barrington DriveOak Harbor, WA 98277Contact: Kindle Sullivan, 360.914.7994Date/Time: OngoingStencil storm drains around the city, help at Farmer's Markets.Compass Health - WISe Program32650 WA-20, Suite E108 (next to Starbucks)Oak Harbor, WA 98277Contact: Laurie Alvarez, 360.682.4122Date/Time: OngoingWork one on one with a variety of special needs students aged 11 to 16. Personal support opportunity to mentor, guide, and tutor. Looking for compassionate students wishing to develop a caring relationship with students in need. Examples of activities: take an autistic child to the park, play basketball with a student with a learning disability, teach a gifted student how to play guitar, do arts and crafts for fun.171 SW Sixth Ave.Oak Harbor, WA 98277Contact: Karen 360.279.2555Date/Time: ongoing/9am-5pm dailySocialize with residents (play games, talk, read to, etc.) and/or assist Activities Director with various group activities.Imagine Food Forest GardenGarden across from the baseball field on BayshoreContact: Christine Pace 360.720.6053, Text or CallDate/Time: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.Work in garden watering, weeding, trimming, composting, hauling with a wheelbarrow.
Mimi Forbes2659 Airline Way, Oak HarborContact Mimi Forbes, 360.279.9586Date/Time: ongoingMs. Forbes suffered a heart attack and needs help with some projects in her home. Move items from from garage to a barn on her property; organize kitchen items into plastic bins.Olympic View Elementary Parent-Teacher OrganizationOVE Library/GymContact: Sue Guinn at firstname.lastname@example.org, 360.632.7488Date/Time: Second Tuesday of each month from 3:30 - 5 p.m.Child care needed for PTO members who bring their children to the meeting.
Pacific Rim Institute
180 Parker Rd.
Coupeville, WA. 98239Contact: Robert 360.678.5586Date/Time: OngoingCollecting, cleaning, and/or planting native seeds and plants.Summer Hill Assisted LivingContact: Jade Khatib email@example.comDate/Time: variousCreative arts projects, sing-a-long, board gaming, special events
Toddler Learning Center950 SE Regatta Dr #101
Oak Harbor, WA
Contact: Jaemee Witmer, 360.679.1039Date/Time: variousPut together registration packets with Lead Family Resources CoordinatorVP1 Family Readiness GroupVictory Terrace Community CenterContact: FRG President, Janice Case at firstname.lastname@example.orgDate/Time: variousOpportunities to provide child care during group events.
WAIF Animal Shelter
Ellery Cramer Family Animal Shelter
60 Rhododendron Park Road
360.678.8900 ext. 1100
Contact: Tisa Seely, 360.678.8911
Students must be at least 16 years old to work with animals. Fill out and submit a volunteer application.
Students must first attend a new volunteer shelter orientation at the main facility in Coupeville, and compete a one-on-one training with an animal care technician before becoming certified. Then students may work with animals. Dogs are at Ellery Cramer Family Animal Shelter in Coupeville. Cats are at the Cat Adoption Center in Oak Harbor.
WAIF Thrift Store and Cat Adoption Center
465 NE Midway Blvd
Oak Harbor, WA
360.678.8900 ext. 1400
Contact: Tisa Seely, 360.678.8911
Fill out and submit a volunteer application.
Volunteers will assist in receiving donations from public, pricing donations, floor merchandising, and stocking the pet food bank.Whidbey Health Medical Center101 N Main StreetCoupeville, WA 98239Contact: Heather Zustiak, 360.678.7656 ext. 3246Date/Time: ongoing, Juniors and Seniors onlyVisit the website and fill out a volunteer application.Front desk reception, gift shop, clerical, and some of the clinics.Wind and Tide Books790 SE Pioneer WayOak Harbor, WA 98277Contact: Karen Mueller, 360.675.1342Date/Time: ongoing/various during store hoursOpportunities to administer all social media, update postings, add photos, expand reach and be creative.
Time-Specific Volunteer Opportunities
Contact: Connie Mollerstuen, 360.929.2483
Three opportunities are available to all students:
1. March 17, 2020: Walk with us in the St. Patrick's Day Parade: Commitment: 2 hours, 1-hour of Rehearsal and 1-hour parade line up and walk. We need people to hold signs/banner and wear fun and crazy head pieces to attract attention to our group. We will be reciting our group chant and the In Motion Studio dancers will be participating with us so we will have great music, if you feel in the mood to dance. Interested students should contact Mrs. Mollerstuen by February 15.
2. April 18, 2020: World Creativity Day Play-shop: Commitment: 1pm – 4pm (3hrs.) Help to assist facilitators and students age 8-16 with community-based art project and explore fun ways to be creative. OR Join us for this play-shop. We need students to participate in this pilot project and assist us with creative feedback for improvement.
3. May 2, 2020: World Love Day Play-shop: Commitment 1pm – 4pm (3hrs.) Help to assist facilitators and students age 8-16 with play-shop that focuses on everything we love. Friends, family, pizza, music, social media, crafts...OR join us for this play-shop. We need students to participate in this pilot project and assist us with creative feedback for improvement.In need of Student Volunteers?Community partners seeking to obtain high school volunteers may contact Nancy Diamond, Oak Harbor High School web editor.