Why Volunteer

By volunteering with Upper Valley MEND you will play a direct part in addressing some of the most important needs in the Upper Wenatchee Valley, and leave a lasting impact in your community.  You will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet a diverse range of people with similar values
  • Discover a new skill or develop a new talent
  • Explore career and personal interests
  • Have fun!

Click HERE to download our volunteer application.

Volunteer with the Community Cupboard:

  • Sort donations and assist staff with food bank operations.
  • Make "grocery rescue runs" on a scheduled basis, picking up donations from local bakeries and grocery stores.
  • Help stock our food shelves.
  • Put on a food drive or help raise money to support the Cupboard and its services!

Contact: Bob Mark 548-0408 or bob@uvmend.org

** The Community Cupboard is always in need of non-expired food items (you can check our Needed Items page for more information).

Volunteer with Community Harvest Gleaning Program (spring/summer/fall only): 

  • Attend gleaning events, where you'll harvest excess fruit and vegetables from orchards, farms and backyard gardens around Chelan and Douglas counties.
  • Deliver gleaned produce to other food banks in Chelan and Douglas counties.
  • Donate produce from your own garden, farm or orchard to Community Cupboard food bank.
  • Volunteer to host a glean.

Contact: Jordyn Egbert 548-0408 or gleaning@uvmend.org

Volunteer with SHARE Community Land Trust:

  • Serve on an Advisory Committee to help support the SHARE neighborhoods.
  • Provide homebuyer education to new and prospective SHARE homeowners.

Contact: Kaylin Bettinger at 548-0408 or Kaylin@uvmend.org

Volunteer with Cornerstone Community:

  • Support Cornerstone residents through offering enrichment activities. 
  • Provide job opportunities for residents to enable them to learn new skills and use their existing skills.
  • Help maintain the landscaping efforts on the Cornerstone property.

Contact:  Carl Florea 888-3311 or carl@uvmend.org

Volunteer with Jubilee Global Gifts or Das Thrift Haus:

  • At Das Thrift Haus, volunteers assist with all aspects of operations, including sorting, pricing, working with customers and organizing the store.
  • At Jubilee, volunteers can be trained to work in the store, supporting all aspects of store operations.
  • Of course, an important way to support Jubilee and Das Thrift Haus is to shop there!  At Jubille, you'll be supporting the artisans in developing countries who created the crafts, the programs and services of Upper Valley MEND, and the person for whom the gift was purchased, and at Das Thrift Haus you will be supporting the Community Cupboard food bank.

Contact:  Mary Rossing at Mary@uvmend.org

Jubilee Global Gifts: 548-3508

Das Thrift Hau: 888-9990

Volunteer with the Upper Valley Free Clinic:

  • The clinic is always seeking nurses, medical assistants and medical providers (either currently working or retired) to assist with their services.
  • Act as an interpreter for Spanish-speaking patients.

Contact:  Terri Weiss at Terri@uvmend.org



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