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) and for events falling on a Saturday or Sunday. 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
2016 SET Participation
Organization Event
AARP Tax Aid Spanish Translation AARP Tax Aid (assisting low and mid-income individuals)
Bellingham Community Meal Bellingham Community Meal patrons
AARP Tax Aid Spanish Translation AARP Tax Aid (assisting low and mid-income individuals)
WCEL Fundraising Dinner/Auction Whatcom Center for Early Learning
Fun with the Fuzz Behind the Badge
Barn clean-up Whatcom Humane Society
Shred Day WECU Members
Tree Planting Whatcom Land Trust
Dirty Dan Harris Festival Historic Fairhaven Association
Trivia Bee Whatcom Literacy Council
Fundraising Auction Bellingham Festival of Music
Bowling Junior Achievement
Build Star Park in Ferndale City of Ferndale
Ferndale Flicks in the Park City of Ferndale
Lynden Raspberry Festival City of Lynden
WECU Shred Day / Lynden WECU Members
Whatcom Old Settlers Picnic City of Ferndale
Miles for Memories Alzheimer Society of WA
Dog Days of Summer 5k Fun Run Whatcom Humane Society
Ferndale Street Festival Ferndale Community
L.E.F.T. 5k Ferndale Police Assoc (which supports local non-profits)
Dog Trail Maintenance Whatcom Humane Society
Buddy Walk ARC of Whatcom County
Garage Sale WeSNiP
WECU Shred Day WECU Members
Trick-or-Treat Event Downtown Bellingham Partnership
Galbraith Trail Maintenance WMBC Galbraith Trail
Jingle Bell Run Arthritis Foundation