Everybody Can

Gimme Shelter
American Legion Hall Answers the Call

(First airdate: December 10, 2019) COAST (Community Outreach Association Shelter Team) partners with the American Legion Post #26 and OlyCAP to provide nightly shelter for adults in downtown Port Townsend. Mike Johnson of OlyCap and Skip Cadorette of COAST describe the needs and resources required to provide this critical service for our homeless neighbors. Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can explores how we can  help to support this essential resource.

Recovery Café
Building Community and Fostering Recovery

(First airdate: November 26, 2019) Brian Richardson, program manager for the Recovery Cafe, regales the excitement of this newly launched program supported by the Dove House. Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can discusses with Brian the opportunities to impact lives at the Recovery Cafe, from Cafe’ Companions to construction support and more.

Main Street Holiday Hustle
Calling all Elves!

(First airdate: November 12, 2019) You don’t have to be on Main Street to make an impact on Port Townsend’s historic business districts. Main Street Port Townsend focuses on and fosters both the Uptown and Downtown historic business districts. Join the holiday revelry with Mainstreet. Listen in to learn more about these opportunities with Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can.

Dog Training

(First airdate: October 29, 2019) Marta Krissovich of Autism Service Dogs of America shares with Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can the experiences Marta encounters as she facilitates and transforms adorable puppies into well-behaved service dogs and in the process, significantly changes the lives of children with autism. 

AARP Tax Aid Program

(First airdate: October 15, 2019) Yvonne Starkey of the AARP Tax-Aide Program dispels the misperceptions of becoming a volunteer tax aide volunteer. Filing a tax return can be daunting to many of us and these folks are here to help. This organization offers an extensive IRS course in December and January to those interested in becoming a certified a tax aide volunteer. Tune in to Everybody Can to learn more.

Seattle Angels in Jefferson County

(First airdate: October 1, 2019) The Jefferson County branch of The Seattle Angels’ mission is to walk alongside the children and their caretakers in the foster care system. On this episode of Everybody Can, Missy Nielsen talks with Jefferson County Branch leader Morgan Hanna and Beau Ohlgren about opportunities to support those in foster care as well as those working in foster care. Listen in to learn about the impact of Love Boxes and more.

Dying – Everybody Does It

(First airdate: September 17, 2019) Everybody Can‘s Missy Nielsen talks with Washington State Health Advocate Carrie Andrews. She spends much of her time helping to bring peace of mind to her clients, empowering and educating them as they navigate the tough subject of dying. Join us for this compelling conversation and learn how Carrie makes this tough topic approachable.

Artful Growth at PT School for the Arts

(First airdate: September 3, 2019) Teresa Verraes, PTSA-Social Entrepreneur and Executive Director of the PT School of the Arts updates Missy Neilsen of Everybody Can on all of the offerings and opportunities to engage your artistic self. Volunteer opportunities abound at this organization from downtown to Fort Worden. Listen in to learn more!

PT Film Festival

(First airdate: August 20, 2019) The Port Townsend Film Festival is celebrating its 20th Anniversary! Volunteer Coordinator Chuck Moses spotlights for Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can a few of the special opportunities to get involved with this signature Port Townsend multi-day event of over film, food and fun.

Pickin’ Produce with your Pals

(First airdate: August 6, 2019) Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can talks with the “Gleaners” from the Quimper Community Harvest Gleaning Crew about the bountiful produce that is collected and distributed to others in need. Gleaners harvest and distribute local fruits and vegetables to the community and schools. Seth Roland and Doug Van Allen discuss the process and opportunities to get involved, learn a bit about fruit handling and make some new friends.

Hammering Home the Need for Shelter

(First airdate: July 9, 2019) The basic need for shelter can, for some of us, be just beyond reach. Thanks to Habitat for Humanity the possibility of home ownership becomes envisioned. Listen along as Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can learns about the processes and programs that volunteer coordinator Tessie Taylor manages at the Jefferson County branch.

43rd Wooden Boat Festival and Sustainability

(First airdate: July 23, 2019) Everybody Can explores how nearly 600 volunteers raise the sails on the 43rd Annual Wooden Boat Festival. Community Engagement Coordinator Angela Hewitson and Gerry Kress, Food Court Captain at Wooden Boat Festival brings us up to speed on one of the largest Wooden Boat Festivals in the Northern hemisphere. Hear how Gerry’s passion for sustainable practices inspires his volunteerism and discover ways you can get involved in this landmark event.

Exploring the Olympics with the Sierra Club

(First airdate: June 25, 2019) Sierra Club Peninsula Chapter leaders Bill Volmut and Darlene Schanfald leads Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can on a “virtual hike” with NOG(North Olympic Group). Discussing this local chapter’s impact as a powerful voice for environmental issues on the Olympic Peninsula one understands why their membership is nearly 1,400 members strong in Clallam and Jefferson counties.

Camp Beausite – a Place of Beauty and Big Hearts

(First airdate: June 11, 2019) Camp Beausite Board President Dave Christensen is inspired each time he finds himself on the property that serves a broad range of differently abled folks. From summer camp to  equine assisted activities for Veterans, Camp Beausite is a place where everyone has the opportunity to be all that they can be. Join Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can to learn more about this 55 acre magical place where folks of all ages and abilities  have experiences of a lifetime.

Discovery Lab – Inspiration Bears Fruit

(First airdate: May 28, 2019) NW Discovery Lab Stem Executive Director Aric Mackey and Tanya Barnett, 4H Coordinator for the WSU Extension describe to Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can how a seedling of an idea can blossom into a non-profit focused on STEM education resources. Learn more about the annual  4H Fundraiser that supports the wide ranging opportunities for our youth in Jefferson and Clallam Counties.

Teens Making a Difference

(First airdate: May 14, 2019) Kiwanis Teen Leader Award Recipients Sophia Breithaupt and Tyler Nelson highlight the challenges and rewards of volunteering with full schedules as students and employees while carving out time to volunteer. Sophia shares with Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can how her community service is informed by her participation in Rainbow Girls, while Tyler finds time to teach archery and work at the Jefferson International Airport Museum as an outgrowth of his passion for these interests.

The Power of a Promise

(First airdate: April 30, 2019) Marie Youssefirad of the Fariborz Youssefirad Memorial Health Scholarship, shares with host Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can, the heartbreak that shaped the direction of her efforts to bring diabetes education to youth. After the loss of her husband, Fariborz, Marie began to fundraise through a custom license program to raise funds for scholarships and diabetes education in our schools. Listen in and get inspired!

Blue Heron Middle School

(First airdate: March 19, 2019) Preparing kids for Emergencies. Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can unpacks the needs and activities of the Blue Heron Middle School Parent Teacher Association with Frank De Palma and Debbie Sonandre.  Find out how you can help education in our community and no child is needed to step up!

Skillmation – Impacting Lives One Student at a Time

(First airdate: April 2, 2019) Ben Bauermeister and Martha Trolin of Skillmation share with Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can the growth and opportunities of mentorship for not only the students in the classroom but also for those who come alongside in a mentorship role.

Behind the Microphone, Part 2
Boards and More!

(First airdate: March 19, 2019) From kitchen tables to log cabins in the frigid Arctic, learn how non-profit community radio leaders Robert Ambrose and Colin Foden led radio stations from startup to our very own “Radio Reimagined” campaign today.

AARP Tax Aid

(First airdate: March 5, 2019) Ready to Assist. Filing a tax return can be daunting to many of us. Learn about the AARP free tax preparation assistance program as Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can delves into the topic with volunteer tax preparer Yvonne Starkey.


Key City Theater – Unmasking the Opportunities!

(First airdate: February 19, 2019) Everybody Can host Missy Nielsen speaks with Denise Winter of Key City Public Theatre about her 13 years as the artistic director. In that time, KCPT has served nearly 15,000 patrons per year and produced over 200 performances, events and workshops. Learn how you can contribute your time and talent to this landmark performance company.

Behind the Microphone with Kate Ingram

(First airdate: February 5, 2019) KPTZ’s own Kate Ingram reveals to Everybody Can host Missy Nielsen the many working parts behind the microphone at KPTZ. From the history of KPTZ to the many scores of dedicated volunteers, find out how this local public station keeps our community informed on local and global issues.

Olympic Pet Pals

(First airdate: January 22, 2019) Therapy Services Dogs that Bring Smiles. Everybody Can talks to Pam Kolacy and Carla Ellis of the Olympic Mountain Pet Pals – an organization dedicated to therapy outreach to seniors and students, as well as providing low cost spay and neutering services for our companion animals in Jefferson County. Learn how you can join this effort to reduce euthanasia in our shelters and bring smiles to those in our community who are unable to have a furry companion.

Marine Science Center, 2018

(Reprise – first airdate: March 20, 2018) This reprise of Everybody Can dives in with Diane Quinn, program director for the Port Townsend Marine Science Center along with Jo Ferrero to provide our listeners with the inside story about volunteering at this well-loved landmark located at Ft. Worden. From tides to shorelines, docents to citizen scientists – the opportunities abound for community connections.

Holiday Meals
Serving Up Hope and Conversation

(First airdate: December 25, 2018) The Tri Area Annual Christmas dinner takes dedicated volunteers year over year to provide warmth, food and conversation not only for those less fortunate but also those desiring a community meal with others. Join the conversation and learn how Rita Hubbard and volunteers effortlessly manage this heartwarming holiday meal.

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