How you can help.

You can choose to make a difference today and help families, children, veterans, aging seniors and our most vulnerable residents.

Make a financial contribution
Your donation will impact families in our community.

Make a Donation

How your gift makes a difference

“I cannot stop thanking you…  My home was starting crumble around me… is now a place I feel proud to own and feel SAFE.”
“Thanks so much for your willingness to work with me to find services for my son.”
For more information
call 360-734-5121, ext 333 or
email us at

Apply for an internship
Interns contribute to our agency while earning college credit.

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Current Internship Opportunities

Public Relations Intern

Volunteer your time
When you volunteer you support key programs and fundraising events.

Become a Volunteer

AmeriCorps & VISTA
National service volunteers help fight poverty in our community

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Current Service Opportunities

Whatcom Volunteer Center: Volunteer Program Specialist VISTA – Support our robust Volunteer Center through strategic partnerships helping seniors and people with disabilities, improving on-boarding and training, and building a new Medicaid transportation program.
Whatcom Intergenerational High School: Elder Volunteer Program VISTA – Build Elder Program through recruiting, training, and retaining community elders that will support cohorts of students in academic goals
Whatcom Intergenerational High School: Partnership Project VISTA – Build enrichment programming & internship opportunities for students through growing community partnerships and developing systems
Foothills Food Bank: Community Engagement VISTA – Help The Foothills Food Bank work to prevent hunger in East Whatcom County. Expand and develop our Volunteer Program so that community members have access to healthy and nutritious food.  Position located in Kendall.
Lopez Island Family Resource Center: Housing & Volunteer VISTA – Help establish volunteer programs and launch affordable housing projects on beautiful Lopez Island.

Spanish-speaking Opportunities

SeaMar Community Health Center:  Food Access VISTA – Support food access initiatives for the farmworker and Latino communities of Whatcom County
Villa Santa Fe: Family Support & Engagement VISTA – Support Whatcom County’s first Catholic Housing Services farmworker housing facility in building a community where everyone belongs and can grow
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to provide support. At no cost to you, Amazon will donate to the Opportunity Council every time you make Amazon purchases through
  1.  Go to
  2.  Select Opportunity Council as the agency you’d like to support
  3.  Bookmark on your internet browser and shop for your favorite items!
Fred Meyer Community Rewards program is an easy way Fred Meyer shoppers can support the Opportunity Council simply by linking their Rewards Card  to the agency. It costs nothing and you keep all your reward points.
  1.  Go to
  2.  Click on Community Rewards near the bottom of the page and follow the instructions to link your card.
Note: Please make sure your Fred Meyer Rewards Card is linked to the Opportunity Council as some Fred Meyer customers are dropped from the system if not regularly updated.