Volunteer

The time you give to individuals and non-profits can make a huge impact in our community.

Whether you have one hour or one day, we have a variety of ways for you to volunteer. Volunteer opportunities span United Way of Payne County's areas of focus and impact: health, education, financial stability, and life-enhancing. What are you passionate about? How do you want to make a difference? No matter the amount of time, your volunteerism is supporting your neighbors and improving Payne County. 

Last year, more than 1,000 volunteers donated over 5,000 hours in opportunities through United Way. Help us make those numbers even higher this year. Payne County needs you and the time you're able to give. Become a United Way volunteer!

Stillwater Opportunities

Humane Society of Stillwater
405-377-1701 | 1710 S. Main, Stillwater, OK | www.hspets.org
Walk dogs, socialize with cats and assist with cleaning areas and pens.

Tiny Paws Kitten Rescue
405-612-0071 | 4000 W. 15th, Stillwater, OK | www.tinypawsok.org
Clean cages & rooms, socialize or foster kittens, or transport kittens from various places across Oklahoma.

Turning Point Therapeutic Horsemanship
405-269-2225 | 385 S Country Club Rd, Stillwater, OK | www.turningpointriding.org
Facilitate children’s emotional growth through horsemanship and equine-assisted activities.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Stillwater
405-624-9922 | 406 E. Hall of Fame, Stillwater, OK | www.bigoklahoma.org/stillwater
Become a one-on-one mentor to a child. BBBS typically asks that their mentors commit to a year of service.

NOTE: Big Brothers Big Sisters does not offer hours for court-ordered community service.

CASA for Kids, Inc.
405-624-2242 | 315 W. 6th, Stillwater, OK | www.casaforkids.com
Advocate for abused or neglected children in court.

NOTE: CASA for KIds does not offer hours for court-ordered community service.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma
918-749-2551 | 315 W 12th Ave, Stillwater, OK 74074 | https://mygs.girlscouts.org/volunteer
Become a troop leader or assist with a program to help girls grow confident and strong!

NOTE: Girl Scouts does not accept volunteers under 18 years old or offer hours for court-ordered community service.

Stillwater Literacy Council
405-372-2144 | 1107 South Duck, Room 102, Stillwater, OK | www.stillwaterliteracycouncil.org/
The Stillwater Literacy Council is in need of volunteer tutors. Our tutors help English as a Second Language students and Basic Literacy students. We ask tutors to give their time and compassion for helping others in speaking English or reading improvement. Please contact Arlene Devers, Executive Director at stillwaterliteracycouncil@gmail.com for more information.

NOTE: Stillwater Literacy Council does not offer hours for court-ordered community service, individuals under 18 or groups.

The Salvation Army of Stillwater: Family Store
405-372-1555 | 1001 S Main St., Stillwater, OK | www.facebook.com/SalArmyStillwater
Assist with taking donations, sorting clothing and assisting customers.

Elite Repeat
405-377-4462 | 711 South Main Street, Stillwater, OK | www.eliterepeat.org
Process donations, assist customers and work the cash registers.

Thrifty Butterfly
405-533-1112 | 302 N. Main St., Stillwater, OK | www.wingsofhopeok.com/thrifty-butterfly/
The Thrifty Butterfly is an upscale resale store that helps fund the local nonprofit Wings of Hope Family Crisis Services. The Thrifty Butterfly focuses on providing top quality fashion, jewelry, and handbags while supporting victims services.

Volunteer by sorting and processing donations, assist with customers. 

Stillwater Mobile Meals
405-742-5765 | 1323 W. 6th, Stillwater, OK | www.stillwater-mobilemeals.org
Pack and deliver lunches to the elderly, convalescing and homebound residents of Stillwater Monday through Friday.

Our Daily Bread
405-533-2555 | 701 E 12th, Stillwater, OK | www.ourdailybreadstillwater.org
Welcome, serve, and connect with guests as they shop, as well as sort through donations, restock shelves, or help in the community garden.

The Salvation Army of Stillwater
405-372-1554 | 1101 S. Lowry, Stillwater, OK | www.facebook.com/SalArmyStillwater
Help process donations, assist with the food pantry, or assist with the Shield on Wheels program.

Mission of Hope
405-332-5521 | 1804 S Perkins, Stillwater, OK | www.stillwatermoh.org
Cook meals for clients and the shelter, assist with cleaning and organizing or help organize their annual fundraiser.

NOTE: Mission of Hope does not offer volunteer hours for individuals under the age of 18.

Payne County Youth Services
405-377-3380 | 2224 W. 12th, Stillwater, OK | www.pcys.org
Visit with children, help with homework or yard work at the shelter.

NOTE: Payne County Youth Services does not offer hours for court-ordered community service.

Wings of Hope Family Crisis Services
405-372-9922 | 3800 N. Washington, Stillwater, OK | www.wingsofhopeok.com
Provide office work or cleaning for the shelter, on-site childcare for clients, or help sort donations at the retail shop.

American Red Cross - Northern Oklahoma Chapter
405-372-1833 | 408 South Main, Stillwater, OK 74074 | www.redcross.org
Organize blood drives, assist with local and national disaster response teams, help fundraise or with training.

First United Methodist Church
405-372-5854 | 400 W 7th, Stillwater, OK | www.fumcstw.org
Assist with preparation and/or serving of weekly community dinners.

Lake McMurtry Natural Resource & Recreation Area
405-747-8085 | 29180 Chisholm Curve, Stillwater, OK | www.lakemcmurtry.org
Assist with special events, office work, trail maintenance and cleanup days.

Requirements for SMC and Karman Legacy Hospice Volunteer Programs:
Must be 14 years old, 2-step TB test, COVID-19 vaccinations, background check, required training.
Students are required to volunteer 4 hours a week. SMC does not offer volunteer opportunities for court-ordered community service.

Stillwater Medical Volunteer Program
1311 S Western Rd, Stillwater, OK | www.stillwater-medical.org
Volunteers provide services throughout the hospital, including:
• Access Desk • Baby Caps • Cimarron Medical • Emergency Department • Foundation • Gift Shop • Home Health • Registration Waiting Area/Reception/Host • Surgery Center West • Patient Services

Contact Lisa Eckels for more info: 405.742.5680

Karman Legacy Hospice Volunteer Program
1311 S Western Rd, Stillwater, OK | www.stillwater-medical.org
Hospice Volunteers serve in many ways:
• Keep the patient company • Listen to concerns • Be a support person • Read aloud • Help staff with office work and other behind-the-scenes tasks

Contact Valerie Bloodgood for more info: 405-377-8012

Stillwater Habitat for Humanity
405-372-8100 | 505 E 18th, Stillwater, OK | www.stillwaterhabitat.org
All skill levels are needed for help with construction, help process donations for the resale shop, recycling or office work.

The Salvation Army of Stillwater
405-372-1554 | 1101 S. Lowry, Stillwater, OK | www.facebook.com/SalArmyStillwater
Help process donations, assist with the food pantry, process angel tree donations and volunteer bell ringers during the holidays.

Wings of Hope Family Crisis Services
405-372-9922 | 3800 N. Washington, Stillwater, OK | www.wingsofhopeok.com
Provide office work or cleaning for the shelter, onsite childcare for clients, or help sort donations at the retail shop.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma
918-749-2551 | 315 W 12th Ave, Stillwater, OK 74074 | https://mygs.girlscouts.org/volunteer
Become a troop leader or assist with a program to help girls grow confident and strong!

NOTE: Girl Scouts does not accept volunteers under 18 years old or offer hours for court-ordered community service.

Cushing Opportunities

Cushing Pride
918-399-6900 | 100 Judy Adams Blvd 74023, Cushing, OK | www.facebook.com/CushingPride
Join the community in helping beautify the streets of Cushing and/or assist with recycling every other Sunday. Sign up for recycling directly at: https://signup.com/go/OPBLbVU. This is a great opportunity for community service.