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Student Employment

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to add work like experience to your resume and get your foot in the door at a potential employer.

Students may not volunteer additional hours to any department that has hired them for pay. Students may not volunteer for another on-campus department if their volunteer duties are similar to those for which they are paid. Employers may not suggest or require that any student perform volunteer work, and may not reward or penalize any student for volunteering or not volunteering. For example, an employer may not require, suggest, or accept on-campus volunteer work from a student as a condition to participating in any school activity or as a pre-requisite to being accepted for enrollment in a class.

Students may volunteer to work on-campus if they do so of their own free will (i.e. do not feel coerced to do so), and their volunteer activities are not similar to duties they perform for pay anywhere else on-campus. Students who are enrolled in a class for which they receive academic credit may also volunteer to perform community service activities as part of a classroom project or assignment, or to receive extra credit for a class. Such volunteer work can be an important way for a student to gain practical experience to enhance their classroom learning experience.

Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce

Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN)

  • Openings on their Board of Directors
  • Call Jill of Diedra at (509) 962-1654

Junior Achievement

  • Recruiting volunteers to help tutor in the schools
  • Contact Gloria at (509) 853-1241 for more information

Ellensburg Clothing Center

  • Tuesdays and Saturdays 9am-noon at the store
  • Mondays and Fridays 9am-noon sorting and restocking
  • Please call Estelle at (509) 962-2998 for more information

Kittitas County Friends of Animals

  • Looking for volunteers to foster cats, kittens, and dogs
  • Also looking for a relief driver to take animals to no-kill shelters in Seattle once a month
  • Contact Joan at (509) 859-3150 if you are interested

Ellensburg Animal Shelter

  • (509) 962-7246

Kittitas Valley Health Care

  • Various positions: Reception desk, Espresso Cafe, Gift Shop, etc.
  • Contact Karen at (509) 962-7322 for more information

Adult Activity Center

  • (509) 962-7242


  • (509) 962-7276

Memorial Pool

  • (509) 962-7211

Youth Center

  • (509) 925-8604

Stormwater Utility

  • Contact Jon Morrow at (509) 925-8619

RSVP and Volunteer Center of Kittitas County

  • Contact Carol at (509) 963-4311


  • Contact Chelsey at (509) 925-5311

The Valley Voices

  • (509) 963-4311

John Ford Clymer Museum and Gallery

  • Contact Joy at (509) 925-5990

The Meals on Wheels

  • Contact Teri at (509) 933-3333

Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

  • Contact Lisa at  (509) 453-0480

Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity

  • (509) 925-7378


Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance

  • Building and maintaining bike trails.
  • Contact Andrea at (509) 607-2068



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