Do you have a skills and or talents that you can share? Don't know where to start? There are a bunch of programs out there to match your skills and talents to specific volunteer work!
Volunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.org/bymsa/m860/c/opp1.html
Whatcom Volunteer Center: http://www.whatcomvolunteer.org/
City of Bellingham Parks Volunteer: http://www.cob.org/parks/volunteer/
"Small service is true service"-------William Wordsworth
"Helping out is not some special skill. It is not the domain of rare individuals. It is not confined to a single part or time of our lives. We simply heed the call of that natural caring impulse and follow where it leads" -------------------Ram Dass and Paul Gorman