Martin Luther King Day of Service

The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County works to connect volunteers to programs that need their help. Volunteering keeps our community going! Visit our website to learn more and get started on your volunteer journey.

Donations are appreciated and keep our program going, thank you!

Volunteer Opportunities on January 16, 2023

Habitat for Humanity

This is a service opportunity to help build affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers will work with our construction team to create more affordable housing in Whatcom County. Tasks will range depending on skill and ability. Our team will ensure that everyone gets tasks that they are comfortable taking on. Be sure to wear open toed shoes!


Habitat for Humanity Telegraph Townhomes - 4017 Todd Lane (park across the street at 1059 Telegraph Rd, Bellingham.  

Time Commitment

Flexible, but 2+ hours is preferred  


Most abilities can be accommodated, as long as there is advanced notification.

Sign Up

Sign up for Habitat for Humanity
Background check required, register by January 9, 2023.
Look for the Townhomes location on the Habitat for Humanity sign up page

Questions? Contact 

Western Students should also sign up for Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Opportunity with WIN.


City of Bellingham, Little Squalicum Estuary project

The City of Bellingham is looking for volunteers to help plant native plants at the Little Squalicum Estuary project. This helps contribute to the projects overall goal of restoring 4.85 total acres of coastal habitat, including a 2.4-acre estuary.

Learn more about the event at


Little Squalicum Estuary Project

Time Commitment

3 hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on January 14, 2023


Work will be outdoors, so wear appropriate shoes and clothes.

Sign up

Please register for the event on the City of Bellingham (COB) website. There is a liability waiver to sign when registering in order to participate.

In addition to signing up on the COB website, Western Students should also sign up for City of Bellingham Volunteer Opportunity on WIN.