Volunteering at FSC

“Volunteering can be an exciting, growing, enjoyable experience. It is truly gratifying to serve a cause, practice one's ideals, work with people, solve problems, see benefits, and know one had a hand in them.” – Harriet Naylor

If you are interested in volunteering at our main office or our family shelter, Pear Blossom Place, we would love to hear from you! There are lots of fun ways you can make a difference in your community, including:

  1. Volunteer at our Resource Station and help make sure families have access to the supplies they need
  2. Plan and host an activity for the kiddos, parents, or both, at our family shelter (cookie baking, storytime, crafts, etc.)
  3. Organize a group to tackle a big project...we have lots to choose from!
  4. We have a number of special events throughout the year. You can help with "day of" activities or get in on the planning process.
  5. Host a drive in the community for much needed resources. We are happy to help!

We are always open to other creative ways to engage and utilize volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this Volunteer Interest Form or contact Keyla at keylacb@fscss.org.

Brenda Grall has been volunteering for over a year and has found her experience working at the shelter beyond gratifying. “You can't expect change unless you're willing to put the time in” Brenda says. “It can be as big or as little as your heart wants it to be. Make a difference. Put your bias aside”, she says. Volunteering has helped her feel more connected to the realities our neighbors face right here in our community. In her work, she has met a great group of volunteers who share the same mindset. “We're each a speck of sand—we all add our own story and magic to the two hours we spend here.” – Brenda Grall

Enrichment Activities:

Do you have a special skill, talent, area of interest, training you offer, or an idea of how you would like to support families? We would love to hear about it! The Family Support Center of South Sound is always looking for new workshops to offer to families at our shelter Pear Blossom Place; this may include arts and crafts, resume building workshop, or architectural drawing 101. If you have an idea of a workshop or activity you would like help lead, please contact Keyla today.

Volunteer Recruitment Post