Sweat Equity Team

Our Commitment

WECU® has a strong commitment to the needs of our community. We strive to support education, health, and community concerns. WECU's Sweat Equity Team endeavors to bring fun, rewarding and interesting volunteer opportunities to our WECU® staff. We can only consider requests for individual volunteer commitments of 2-3 hours with the possibility of 2 shifts. We encourage requestors to contact us at least 3 months in advance of the event.

Sweat Equity Guidelines

  1. All organizations requesting WECU® SET volunteers must complete the SET Form.
  2. WECU® will only consider requests from tax exempt organizations recognized under IRS 501(c)(3) guidelines or by the Secretary of State (WA) as a non-profit organization, and:
    • Local organizations operating in Whatcom County
    • Requests that conform to our 2013 mission of addressing health, education, and community concerns
    • Events and projects that are identified as a strong need in our community
  3. WECU® will not consider requests for:
    • Sectarian, individual or religious purposes
    • Propagandizing, influencing elections or legislation
    • Organizations or events which could create controversy or friction among WECU® members
2015 SET Participation
Organization Event
AARP Tax Aid AARP Tax Aid (Spanish-speaking assistance)
Alzheimer Society of WA Miles for Memories
Animals as Natural Therapy (ANT) Gala Auction fundraiser
Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run/Walk
Behind the Badge Foundation Fun with the Fuzz
Bellingham Community Meal Program Bellingham Community Meal
Ferndale Chamber of Commerce Ferndale Flicks in the Park
Ferndale Chamber of Commerce Ferndale Street Festival-Mel's Hot Dog Stand
Ferndale PD and Blaine Sector Border Patrol L.E.F.T. 5K
Historic Fairhaven Association Dirty Dan Harris Festival
Lynden Chamber of Commerce Lynden Raspberry Festival
Opportunity Council Maple Alley Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
Opportunity Council School Supply Drive Support
Rebound of Whatcom County Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon
Sean Humphrey House Cinco de Mayo fundraiser
The Arc of Whatcom County Buddy Walk
WECU WECU® Shred Day
WeSNiP Garage Sale assistance
Whatcom County Old Settlers Association Old Settlers Picnic
Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center Bocce Ball Tournament
Whatcom Humane Society Work party
Whatcom Literacy Council Trivia Bee
WMBC Family Fun Center Trail clearing/maintenance
Work Opportunities Run, Walk and Roll