great places to volunteer?

  1. Hi Everyone!

    I am currently doing pre-req's at Pierce College. Has anyone or does anyone know any great places to volunteer in the Tacoma/Federal Way area?

    Thanks!
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   paradisemakai
    I'm not in that area, but wanted to tell you that I volunteered in my local ER when I was doing pre-reqs, and it was the highlight of my week. Watch out the retired pink ladies don't stick you in the gift shop :chuckle
  4. by   mamamoosie
    Lol. thanks Paradisemakai for that info!
  5. by   funkymom
    I'm up in Seattle at Children's and we use volunteers for playing with kids, holding babies, working in the playroom, transporting patients, work the greeter desk, transport from the ER. Look into Good Sam, Tacoma general, Mary Bridge, I'm sure they all need volunteers. Becoming a CNA is also good for your application and later on for job experience. Usually you need to start work in long term care but then later get a job elsewhere. Good luck!
  6. by   iamablonde1970
    Assisted livings are a great place to volunteer because they are usually understaffed and the elderly population are so sweet and appreciate a good conversation, or a game of checkers, and you can truly make a DIFFERENCE in thier lives.
  7. by   just_cause
    mamamoosie - I volunteer through providence... I believe capitol also has a volunteer program... The VA at American Lake would be a great place to volunteer!

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