December 2015 - Seattle Family Volunteer Opportunities

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December 2015 - Seattle  

 
Community Outreach Assistant
New Futures
 
Date/Time: Monday-Thursday evenings
 
Location: Windsor Heights Apartments, 32nd Avenue South, SeaTac
 
New Futures programs offer a wide range of educational support and family advocacy services at sites in White Center, Burien, and SeaTac. Volunteers are needed to assist New Futures staff during community events. Responsibilities may include serving food, helping with crafts/projects, translating, set-up and break down of event.
 
Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Flexible one to two hours a month; minimum three-month commitment requested.

Contact: Lucia Martinez, lmartininez@swyfs.org 
 
 
Donation Drive Volunteer
Lutheran Community Services Northwest
 
Date/Time: Flexible
 
Location: 4040 188th St., #200, Seattle

We all want to see our families stay warm this winter, and you can help ensure that happens! Families receiving services at the International Counseling and Center and Family Resource Center in SeaTac rely on generous donations ranging from hygiene products to furniture, blankets to food, and everything in between. Donations such as these go a long way in ensuring that our clients have proper and adequate supplies to lead a comfortable and stable life after experiencing homelessness, crisis or recent relocation. Lutheran Community Services is seeking volunteers or groups of volunteers to run donation drives.
 
Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Beth Farmer, Human Resources, 206.816.3252
http://lcsnw.org/
 
 
Holiday Warehouse Helpers
Treehouse
 
Date/Time: Now through January 8. Shifts are available Monday through Saturday from 9:30am - 12:30pm and 1 - 4pm. Some Tuesday and Thursday evening shifts are available from 4:30 - 7pm.

Location: 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle
 
Treehouse helps kids in foster care to secure the essential education, basic material needs, and social experiences that they deserve. Treehouse is committed to leveling the playing field for youth in foster care, so that each is included, may prosper in, and contribute to society. The Wearhouse is the Treehouse free store where youth in foster care and their caregivers can shop for clothing, books, toys, and other essentials. Wearhouse holiday helper volunteers help sort donations, tag and organize items, restock the retail space, assist customers, and create a welcoming environment full of holiday cheer.
 
Ages: Volunteers age six and older are welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Three-hour shifts
 
Contact: volunteer@treehouseforkids.org, 206.267.5117
www.treehouseforkids.org
 
 
Healthy HIP Packs Packing Parties
Hunger Intervention Program
 
Date/Time: Every 1st Thursday, 3:15-4:30 pm and every 3rd Wednesday, 5- 6:15pm
 
Location: Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 NE 123rd Street, Seattle
 
The Hunger Intervention Program provides Healthy HIP Packs to local elementary schools, where they are distributed to students who can benefit from extra food over the weekend. The HIP Packs provide healthy meals for these students who might otherwise experience hunger during the weekend when school meals are not available. Come out and join us at our packing parties to help assemble these HIP Packs and help with other volunteer projects.
 
Ages: All ages welcome! Younger kids may need help from parents to participate.
 
Time Commitment: About an hour
 
Contact: Email americorps@hungerintervention.org or call 206.457.2871 to confirm
www.hungerintervention.org
 
 
Holiday Giving Rooms
Hopelink
 
Date/Time: Monday, December 14, is the last day to donate gifts. Donations are accepted during regular business hours.
 
Location: Donations can be delivered to the Hopelink location nearest to you
 
Hopelink is a community action agency that has served homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities since 1971. During the winter months, people face added financial pressures such as higher home heating costs and additional food needs. As part of their support for families during this time, Hopelink hosts Holiday Giving Rooms at each of their service centers. Hopelink Giving Rooms make it possible for parents and grandparents who are struggling financially to be able to hand-select donated toys and other items they know their children will love. Hopelink estimates that nearly 6,000 children will be served through our Giving Rooms. You can help make the season brighter by donating new, unwrapped gifts to Hopelink. Click here for toy donation suggestions.
 
Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Jenny, jdreyfuss@hope-link.org
https://www.hope-link.org
 
 
Sort & Pack Food
Food Lifeline
 
Date/Time: Food Lifeline's volunteer needs are ongoing. Shifts are available the following times:  
  • Tuesday; 9am - noon, 1 - 4pm or 6 - 8pm
  • Wednesday; 1 - 4 pm or 6 - 8pm
  • Thursday; 9am - noon, 1 -4 pm or 6 - 8pm
  • Friday; 9am - noon or 1 - 3pm
  • Saturday; 9am - noon or 1 - 4pm
Please check our online volunteer calendar for availability
 
Location: Food Lifeline - 1702 NE 150th St, Shoreline
 
Food Lifeline is a Feeding America food bank serving Western Washington. Food Lifeline approaches hunger as a logistical problem that can be solved. By redirecting good food from local farmers, grocers and restaurants that might otherwise go to waste, Food Lifeline can provide more than 88,000 meals daily. Volunteers inspect, sort and repack these donations for distribution to our network of 275 hunger relief partners. Volunteers must wear close-toed shoes and we suggest dressing in layers as the warehouse is not climate controlled.
 
Ages: Volunteers must be at least six years or older. Volunteers 15 and under require adult supervision. Youth groups require one adult for every five kids.
 
Time Commitment: Shifts are typically two to three hours long
 
Contact: Volunteers can schedule online at www.foodlifeline.civicore.com. Or contact Heather or Ariel at 206.545.6600 for scheduling assistance.
www.foodlifeline.org


 
Tree Planting at Park Pointe
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
 
Date/Time: Saturday, December 12. Three shifts are available:
  • Morning team, 11am - 2pm
  • All day team, 11am - 5pm
  • Afternoon team, 2 - 5pm
Location: Park Point is a 102 acre natural area located between Issaquah High School and Tiger Mountain. Directions will be sent after registration.
 
The City of Issaquah decided to keep Park Pointe as an open space and is actively restoring 30 acres of wetlands. Over the past several years, volunteers, the city, and Washington Conservation Corp crews have been removing invasive plants from the wetlands, which is the home of a small tributary of Issaquah Creek, an important local salmon bearing waterway. Volunteers will aid in this restoration effort by planting native trees and shrubs to restore a healthy forest.
 
Ages: Volunteers should be at least six years old. An adult must accompany all volunteers under age 13.
 
Time Commitment: Three to six hours, depending on shift
 
Contact: info@mtsgreenway.org, 206.812.0122. Registration is available online
http://mtsgreenway.org/

 

Create a Family Mission Statement

Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: This is a great year-end project but you can do it anytime!
 
Location: Your home or other convenient location
 
As the New Year approaches, take time away from life's busy demands to create an artistic representation of your family's mission. Our conversation starters will guide you through a big-hearted discussion about your family's passions, priorities, and goals. Your New Year's resolutions will be more meaningful, and more doable, than ever! Check out the Doing Good Together project page for more ideas on creating your own family mission statement!
 
Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: One hour or more

Contact: www.doinggoodtogether.org
 
BIG-HEARTED FAMILIES™ BOOK CLUB 
Just in time for holiday gift giving:  Our new and improved Big-Hearted Families Book Club offers families a unique opportunity to turn reading time into family time. Every quarter we'll deliver recipients (kids ages 4-10) more than a carefully chosen book with a big-hearted theme. We also include customized conversation cards for parents and kindness activities for the entire family. It's a great way to help families connect while learning big-hearted lessons too. Order by December 16 for Christmas delivery. Find our book club and other kindness-themed gift options in our online DGT Store.

 

 

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 When calling to volunteer for any of the opportunities listed above, please let the coordinator know you found it through this listing. You are encouraged to ask any questions you may have of the sponsoring organization before committing to a project.
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November 2015 - Seattle Family Volunteer Opportunities

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November 2015 - Seattle

 
Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead
Phinney Neighborhood Association
 
Date/Time: Sunday, November 1, shifts from between 1 and 7pm; the festival begins at 4pm
 
Location: Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N
 
Dia de los Muertos is a Latin American holiday honoring the dead with food, drink, parties, and activities. It is a time to commemorate the dead and celebrate their lives with family and friends. Volunteers are needed to help set up, sell bread, paint faces and more!
 
Ages: Eight and older, depending on the task
 
Time Commitment: Two or more hours
 
Contact: LeAnne Chow, leannec@phinneycenter.org
www.phinneycenter.org
 
 
Green Seattle Day
Green Seattle Partnership
 
Date/Time: Saturday, November 7. Registration begins at 8:30am and the celebration begins at 9am
 
Location: Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S. After a brief welcome, buses will deliver volunteers to six restoration projects in Southeast Seattle - Genesee Park, Cheasty Greenspace, Maple Wood Playfield, the East Duwamish Greenbelt, Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetland, and Seward Park. Return by bus to Rainier Community Center to enjoy a delicious free lunch and hang out with your fellow volunteers.
 
Festivities include educational and family-oriented activities all day long. The Green Seattle Partnership is collaboration between the City of Seattle, Forterra, community groups and nonprofits, businesses, schools, and thousands of volunteers working together to restore and actively maintain the City's forested parklands. Join together with hundreds of volunteers on Green Seattle Day, planting thousands of plants in parks throughout The Emerald City. 
 
Ages: All community members are welcome!
 
Time Commitment: Three or more hours, depending on project
 
Contact: info@greenseattle.org, 206.905.6943. Advance registration is strongly encouraged. Some locations will fill up
www.greenseattle.org
 
 
Reading Buddies with Kinder Program
Matt Griffin YMCA
 
Date/Time: Tuesdays or Thursdays between 3 and 5pm
 
Location: Madrona Elementary School, 20301 32nd Ave S, Seattle
 
Reading Buddies is an after school program for Kindergarten students at Madrona Elementary School. You and your family can volunteer to be reading partners with kindergarten students and help them improve their developing skills. Come as many weeks as you like, our staff will help you get oriented and partnered with the right student! We hope you can visit us at least once a month. This is a great project for families. Children of any grade older than Kindergarten can share what they have learned and will improve their skills in the process!
 
Ages: Families with children in first grade or older are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Up to two hours
 
Contact: Scott Loranzo, Scott@skchs.org
www.seattleymca.org/locations/mattgriffin
 
 
Donation Drive
Amara
 
Date/Time: Flexible
 
Location: Please contact Katherine Joseph, katherine@amaraparenting.org, for drop-off information

The Amara Emergency Sanctuary is a temporary home for kids to stay in for up to three days immediately after they are removed from their homes by Child Protective Services or the police, and is the first emergency shelter of its kind in King County. An alternative to waiting in an office or police station, the Emergency Sanctuary is staffed with warm, welcoming staff and volunteers who are focused on caring for kids during this traumatic transition. These kids often don't know what is happening or why. Sometimes kids arrive at the Sanctuary with a few belongings in a trash bag. Often, they arrive empty-handed. You and your family can help out by holding a donation drive that will help make sure that children entering foster care through the Sanctuary have shoes, clothing, an opportunity to participate in engaging activities, and a new backpack to use for their belongings. You can organize a drive for Amara online or in-person. The choice is up to you!
 
Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Katherine Joseph, Volunteer Coordinator, katherine@amaraparenting.org
www.amaraparenting.org
 
 
Environmental Service Projects
EarthCorps
 
Date/Time: Saturdays, 10am-2pm (a few weekday events are also available)
 
Location: Seattle, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Tukwila, Tacoma, Federal Way, Shoreline and more. Check the EarthCorps calendar for weekly project locations.
 
Each year, EarthCorps leads more than 10,000 volunteers in environmental service projects in western Washington. While the exact tasks at hand vary, EarthCorps projects focus on improving the forests and parks in our local cities. Healthy and thriving forests are vital to our community because they absorb and naturally filter rain water, absorb toxins in the air, produce clean oxygen, provide living spaces for wildlife, and they create a place for people to connect with the outdoors. In order to help create healthy forests, we focus on removing aggressive weeds (like English Ivy or Himalayan Blackberry), maintaining areas where these weeds have been removed, and planting trees and shrubs during the rainy season. EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. EarthCorps will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you'll be doing. No prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new! 
 
Ages: Family members of all ages are welcome to volunteer. Only a select few sites are not appropriate for very young volunteers and will be specified as such on the event info page.
 
Time Commitment: Four hours
 
Contact: Volunteer coordinator: volunteer@earthcorps.org, 206.322.9296 ext. 217. Register for projects on the EarthCorps calendar
www.earthcorps.org
 
 
Community Roots: Habitat Restoration
Seward Park Audubon Center

Date/Time: Saturday, November 7 and Saturday, November 14, 10am - 2pm

Location: Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd S, Seattle. Enter Seward Park and follow signs past the Audubon Center (old building on the right-hand side), stay right at the fork, go up the hill, and park at the first upper parking lot near the swing set. Do not leave valuables in your car. Also accessible by Metro Bus #50 to Seward Park Ave S & S Juneau St. Follow signs to the first upper parking lot. We will meet by the restrooms past the swing set.
 
Climate change puts 50% of North American birds at risk. Mitigate local impacts by restoring our urban forest oasis for resident and migrating birds, while building community with friends, family and neighbors. We'll be pulling out invasive species and planting native plants like Oregon grape and salal. Tools, gloves, training, snacks and coffee provided. Bring the whole family! Please dress for rain or shine in warm, dry layers that you don't mind getting dirty. Closed-toed sturdy shoes/boots, long sleeves, and long pants are a must! Bring a full water bottle and a pack lunch or snacks. 

Ages: Everyone can participate. If you are an unaccompanied minor (under age 18) please bring completed waivers.

Time Commitment: Four hours

Contact: Mikhaila Gonzales, mgonzales@audubon.org, 206.652.2444 x107
Sewardpark.audubon.org

 
Sort & Pack Food
Food Lifeline
 
Date/Time: Food Lifeline's volunteer needs are ongoing. Shifts are available the following times: 
  • Tuesday; 9am - noon, 1 - 4pm or 6 - 8pm
  • Wednesday; 1 - 4 pm or 6 - 8pm
  • Thursday; 9am - noon, 1 -4 pm or 6 - 8pm
  • Friday; 9am - noon or 1 - 3pm
  • Saturday; 9am - noon or 1 - 4pm
Please check our online volunteer calendar for availability. Weekday volunteers are Food Lifeline's greatest need!
 
Location: Food Lifeline - 1702 NE 150th St, Shoreline
 
Food Lifeline is a Feeding America food bank serving Western Washington. Food Lifeline approaches hunger as a logistical problem that can be solved. By redirecting good food from local farmers, grocers and restaurants that might otherwise go to waste, Food Lifeline can provide more than 88,000 meals daily. Volunteers inspect, sort and repack these donations for distribution to our network of 275 hunger relief partners. Volunteers must wear close-toed shoes and we suggest dressing in layers as the warehouse is not climate controlled. 
 
Ages: Volunteers must be at least six years or older. Volunteers 15 and under require adult supervision. Youth groups require one adult for every five kids.
 
Time Commitment: Shifts are typically two to three hours long.
 
Contact: Volunteers can schedule online at www.foodlifeline.civicore.com. Or contact Heather or Ariel at 206.545.6600 for scheduling assistance.
www.foodlifeline.org

 
 
Repackage Rice and Beans- Help Stock the Food Pantry
Feeding America
 
Date/Time: Ongoing
 
Location: Find a food pantry in your local community
 
One in seven people in America are food insecure, living in households that lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. Rice and beans are nourishing, filling, and infinitely adaptable food staples. You and your family can help feed the hungry in your community by transforming inexpensive bulk-packaged goods into meal-sized portions. Check out Doing Good Together's project page for project instructions and reflection questions. 
 
Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Find your local food pantry on the Feeding America website
www.FeedingAmerica.org
 
 
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October 2015 - Seattle Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

October 2015 - Seattle

 

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Food Pick Up 
Kent Food Bank
 
Date/Time: Saturdays or Sundays
 
Location: East Hill - Kent
 
The Kent Food Bank provides emergency food and clothing for individuals and families within the Kent School District boundary. You and your family can volunteer to pick up donations from a local store and transport them to the Food Bank Annex on East Hill. We are looking for people willing to commit to one pick up per month. This is a great project for families. Children can help load and unload donations.   
 
Ages: Need at least one adult to drive and supervise, but volunteers of any age are welcome to assist.
 
Time Commitment: One to two hours
 
Contact: Email kentfoodbank@gmail.com for more information
www.kentwa.gov/content.aspx?id=16912
 
 
Help Local Children 
WestSide Baby
 
Date/Time: White Center: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am - 1pm; Saturdays, 10am - 1pm; First Tuesday and Third Thursday, 6 - 9pm. Central District: Mondays and Thursdays, 9am - 1pm; Wednesdays, 9am - 5pm; Second Saturday, 10am - 1pm.
 
Location: White Center: 10002 14th Ave SW, Seattle, or Central District: 2301 S Jackson St., Ste 202, Seattle  

WestSide Baby, in partnership with our community, provides essentials to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing and equipment. Although we function with a small staff, volunteers are the life blood of what we do, providing valuable support in a variety of ways from sorting donations and packaging items, to providing community outreach or organizing fundraising opportunities. New volunteers are always welcome, and we have roles suitable for older children, corporate groups, families and any interested, enthusiastic individuals.
 
Ages: Children age eight and older are welcome to participate. An adult must accompany volunteers between ages 8-13 and volunteers ages 14-17 must have a signed consent form.
 
Time Commitment: Flexible
 
Contact: Shana Allen, shana@westsidebaby.org or 206.686.6659 with questions. Application can be found online at www.westsidebaby.org/donate-now/volunteer/
www.westsidebaby.org
 
 
Sort & Pack Food  
Food Lifeline
 
Date/Time: Food Lifeline's volunteer needs are ongoing. Shifts are available the following times:  
  • Tuesday; 9am - noon, 1 - 4pm or 6 - 8pm
  • Wednesday; 1 - 4 pm or 6 - 8pm
  • Thursday; 9am - noon, 1 -4 pm or 6 - 8pm
  • Friday; 9am - noon or 1 - 3pm
  • Saturday; 9am - noon or 1 - 4pm
Please check our online volunteer calendar for availability. Weekday volunteers are Food Lifeline's greatest need!
 
Location: Food Lifeline - 1702 NE 150th St, Shoreline

Food Lifeline is a Feeding America food bank serving Western Washington. Food Lifeline approaches hunger as a logistical problem that can be solved. By redirecting good food from local farmers, grocers and restaurants that might otherwise go to waste, Food Lifeline can provide more than 88,000 meals daily. Volunteers inspect, sort and repack these donations for distribution to our network of 275 hunger relief partners. Volunteers must wear close-toed shoes and we suggest dressing in layers as the warehouse is not climate controlled. 
 
Ages: Volunteers must be at least six years or older. Volunteers 15 and under require adult supervision. Youth groups require one adult for every five kids.
 
Time Commitment: Shifts are typically two to three hours long. 
 
Contact: Volunteers can schedule online at www.foodlifeline.civicore.com. Or contact Heather or Ariel at 206.545.6600 for scheduling assistance.
www.foodlifeline.org
 
 
Sort and Repackage Bulk Food   
Northwest Harvest
 
Date/Time: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am - noon or 1 - 3pm; Wednesday evenings & every first and third Thursday evening, 5 - 7pm
 
Location: Kent Warehouse, 22220 68th Ave S, Kent
 
The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide more than two million meals every month. Volunteers will sort and repackage bulk food into family sized portions for distribution to food banks throughout the state. It is incredible to see how many meals you can package in just a few hours! 
 
Ages: Minimum age of nine (or 3rd grade). Adult chaperones are required for volunteers up to age 15. Sixteen and 17-year-olds are able to volunteer on their own with a parent permission form on file, however, adult chaperones are needed for groups of 16 and 17-year-olds and one adult is needed to be the primary contact. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance.
 
Time Commitment: Two hour shifts
 
Contact: Katie Taylor, Kent Volunteer Coordinator, 206.923.7472, KatieT@northwestharvest.org
www.northwestharvest.org

 
Sort and Repackage Bulk Food   
Northwest Harvest
 
Date/Time: Monday and Wednesday, 8:30am - 5:30pm; Thursday and Friday, 8:30am - 5pm.

Location: Cherry Street Food Bank, 711 Cherry Street, Seattle
 
The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide more than two million meals every month. Volunteers will sort and repackage bulk food into family sized portions for distribution to food banks throughout the state. It is incredible to see how many meals you can package in just a few hours! 
 
Ages: Minimum age of nine (or 3rd grade). Adult chaperones are required for volunteers up to age 15. Sixteen and 17-year-olds are able to volunteer on their own with a parent permission form on file, however, adult chaperones are needed for groups of 16 and 17-year-olds and one adult is needed to be the primary contact. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance.
 
Time Commitment: Two hour shifts
 
Contact: Katy Bourne, Volunteer Coordinator Cherry Street Food Bank, 206.923.7456, katyb@northwestharvest.org
www.northwestharvest.org

 
Serve Lunch at Hope Place 
Seattle's Union Gospel Mission
 
Date/Time: Monday-Saturday, 11:30am - 1:30pm (lunch is served at noon)
 
Location: 3802 S. Othello St, Seattle
 
You can help serve, rescue and transform a life, one meal at a time. Working side-by-side with the Mission's chefs and kitchen staff, you can help prepare and serve lunch for 100+ residents and guests, each and every day of the year. Find a day that works for you and your family! All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. 
 
Ages: Families with children ten and older are welcome to volunteer. Volunteers must be age 10 or older for the serving line; 13 or older to volunteer in the kitchen.
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Katie Ribera, kribera@ugm.org. All volunteers should register at www.ugm.volunteerhub.com/events/index
www.ugm.org

 
 
Bring & Serve a Group Dinner at EFS (Emergency Family Shelter)
Seattle's Union Gospel Mission
 
Date/Time: Monday-Friday, 5-8:30pm (dinner serving time is 6:30pm)
 
Location: 314 Bell Street, Seattle
 
Bring a complete and ready to serve meal for a group of 48 women and children (plus the number of people in your volunteer group) to the EFS. You can help serve, rescue and transform the lives of four-dozen women and children one meal at a time. Your meal preparations and cooking must be completed before coming to EFS. Warming ovens and basic kitchen equipment are available to finalize the serving of the meal. Please do not include pork in your meal.
 
Ages: Open to all ages. There is a maximum of 20 volunteers per night.
 
Time Commitment: Three to four hours (plus prep time)

Contact: All volunteers should register at www.ugm.volunteerhub.com/events/index.  Additional questions can be directed to volunteer@ugm.org or call 206.723.0767.
www.ugm.org  
 
 
Community Roots: Habitat Restoration 
Seward Park Audubon Center
 
Date/Time: Saturday, October 17, 10am - 2pm
 
Location: Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd S, Seattle. Enter Seward Park and follow signs past the Audubon Center (old building on the right-hand side), stay right at the fork, go up the hill, and park at the first upper parking lot near the swing set. Do not leave valuables in your car. Also accessible by Metro Bus #50 to Seward Park Ave S & S Juneau St. Follow signs to the first upper parking lot. We will meet by the restrooms past the swing set.
 
Climate change puts 50% of North American birds at risk. Mitigate local impacts by restoring our urban forest oasis for resident and migrating birds, while building community with friends, family and neighbors. We'll be pulling out invasive species and planting native plants like Oregon grape and salal. Tools, gloves, training, snacks and coffee provided. Bring the whole family! Please dress for rain or shine in warm, dry layers that you don't mind getting dirty. Closed-toed sturdy shoes/boots, long sleeves, and long pants are a must! Bring a full water bottle and a pack lunch or snacks. 
 
Ages: Everyone can participate. If you are an unaccompanied minor (under age 18) please bring completed waivers.
 
Time Commitment: Four hours
 
Contact: Mikhaila Gonzales, mgonzales@audubon.org, 206.652.2444 x107
Sewardpark.audubon.org

 
 
Environmental Service Projects
EarthCorps

 
Date/Time: Saturdays, 10am-2pm (a few weekday events are also available)
 
Location: Seattle, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Tukwila, Tacoma, Federal Way, Shoreline and more. Check the EarthCorps calendar for weekly project locations.
 
Each year, EarthCorps leads more than 10,000 volunteers in environmental service projects in western Washington. While the exact tasks at hand vary, EarthCorps projects focus on improving the forests and parks in our local cities. Healthy and thriving forests are vital to our community because they absorb and naturally filter rain water, absorb toxins in the air, produce clean oxygen, provide living spaces for wildlife, and they create a place for people to connect with the outdoors. In order to help create healthy forests, we focus on removing aggressive weeds (like English Ivy or Himalayan Blackberry), maintaining areas where these weeds have been removed, and planting trees and shrubs during the rainy season. EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. EarthCorps will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you'll be doing. No prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new! 
 
Ages: Family members of all ages are welcome to volunteer. Only a select few sites are not great for very young volunteers and are specified on the event info page.
 
Time Commitment: Four hours
 
Contact: volunteer@earthcorps.org, 206.322.9296 ext. 217. Register for volunteer projects on the EarthCorps calendar.
www.earthcorps.org 
 
 
Host families for International Students
Academic Year in America
 
Date/Time: Ongoing
 
Location: Your home and community
 
The local chapter of Academic Year in America is seeking families to host incoming international exchange students. This is a fantastic opportunity for families who wish to enrich their families' culture, to build memories and friendships, and to showcase their culture and values.
 
Ages: Families of all shapes and sizes are welcome.
 
Time Commitment: Families can choose to host a student for 6 weeks, for a semester, or for an academic year.
 
Contact: Jackie, jfedor@aifs.org, 203.399.5043
http://academicyear.org

 
Clean Up Your Neighborhood
Nicodemous Wilderness Project
 
Date/Time: Flexible
 
Location: Pick a location to clean up in your community
 
Fall winds are sending wayward wrappers flying out of open car doors and fluttering school papers out of our hands. In spring, everyone is in the mood for neighborhood clean up, but by October, the Earth Day influence seems to have worn off. Recommit to cleaning up during your fall walks. Clear out litter from a section of park, beach, vacant lot or your own neighborhood. Take all necessary precautions, including wearing sturdy gloves, being careful on riverbanks or near roads, having adults handle dangerous items and supervising children closely. You can pick your favorite walk and do a one-time sweep, or make clean up a regular family event. Take a few digital photos of what you've picked up. Then have your family send an essay about your experience along with your favorite photo, your names, age(s) and address to mail@wildernessproject.org. Your essay will be published on the Nicodemus Wilderness Project website, your children's names will appear in the Registry of Apprentice Ecologists, and you'll get an official certificate. Visit the DGT™ Clean Up Your Neighborhood project page for reflection ideas, book suggestions, and ways to take this project further.
 
Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: mail@wildernessproject.org
www.wildernessproject.org/
 
 
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September 2015 - Seattle Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

September 2015 - Seattle

 
Weed, Mulch and Prune
Meadowbrook Community CARE
 
Date/Time: Mornings and afternoons every day but Friday
 
Location: 10517 35th NE, Seattle
 
In the northeast community of Seattle, north of University of Washington and bordering Nathan Hale High School, this Seattle Parks location hosts a Community Garden and Orchard on this seven acre site. In partnership with other community groups, Meadowbrook Community CARE is excited to bring Urban Gardening to this local community. Tools and gloves are provided to volunteers along with a brief history and goals for this jewel of Seattle Parks. The Orchard site is hilly so volunteers should have good balance and wear sturdy shoes. The community garden is level but does require bending and managing various surfaces.
 
Ages: Families with children welcome
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Terry Vogel, Community Partnerships Director; 206.524.2448
www.mc-care.org

 

Help Local Children   

WestSide Baby

 

Date/Time: White Center: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am - 1pm; Saturdays, 10am - 1pm; First Tuesday and Third Thursday, 6 - 9pm
Central District: Mondays and Thursdays, 9am - 1pm; Wednesdays, 9am - 5pm      

 

Location: White Center: 10027 14th Ave SW, Seattle, or Central District: 2301 S Jackson St., Ste 202, Seattle   

 

WestSide Baby, in partnership with our community, provides essentials to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing and equipment. Although we function with a small staff, volunteers are the life blood of what we do, providing valuable support in a variety of ways from sorting donations and packaging items, to providing community outreach or organizing fundraising opportunities. New volunteers are always welcome, and we have roles suitable for older children, corporate groups, families and any interested, enthusiastic individuals.    

 

Ages: Children age eight and older are welcome to participate. An adult must accompany volunteers between ages 8-13 and volunteers ages 14-17 must have a signed consent form.  

 

Time Commitment: Flexible

 

Contact: Shana Allen, shana@westsidebaby.org or 206.686.6659 with questions. Application can be found online at www.westsidebaby.org/donate-now/volunteer/
www.westsidebaby.org 

 
Spread the Word
Phinney Neighborhood Association
 
Date/Time: Flexible
 
Location: Seattle's Phinney/Greenwood neighborhood
 
The Phinney Neighborhood Association's mission is to build, engage and support our diverse community through programs, services and activities that connect neighbors and foster civic engagement. Your family can help spread the word about upcoming classes, events and activities by putting up posters in Greenwood & Phinney businesses.
 
Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Between two hours per week and two hours per month
 
Contact: LeAnne Chow, leannec@phinneycenter.org
www.phinneycenter.org

 
 
Volunteer in the Forest
Nature Consortium
 
Date/Time: Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10am - 2pm
 
Location: Check website for specific locations
 
Nature Consortium's Urban Forest Restoration Program is committed to restoring Seattle's largest remaining forest, the West Duwamish Greenbelt. This important ecological resource spans nearly 500 acres on the eastern slopes of West Seattle and includes 182 acres of public parkland. Join Nature Consortium and help restore important habitat in Seattle's largest remaining forest, the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Located in West Seattle near the Duwamish River, the West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest contiguous forest in Seattle, stretching from West Seattle to Burien. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop, and we spend the remainder of the time performing various restoration activities, including planting native trees and shrubs, removing invasive species, mulching previously-planted areas, and more. Working out in the elements requires the right apparel. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are required, even in the summer. Bring a full water bottle. We will have water available for refills. Tools, gloves, and training will be provided. We also provide granola bars, but please feel free to bring a lunch as well.
 
Ages: Families with children age six and older are welcome to volunteer. A youth waiver form is REQUIRED for all youth under 18 before participating. Please bring a signed and completed form to Nature Consortium staff at the beginning of your first work party.
 
Time Commitment: Four hours
 
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, 206.923.0853. Volunteers should register online. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance. Events are subject to cancellation or location change. Directions will be sent to you via email on the day before the work party.
www.naturec.org
 
 

Bring & Serve a Group Dinner at EFS (Emergency Family Shelter)   

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

 

Date/Time: Monday-Friday, 5-8:30pm (dinner serving time is 6:30pm)

 

Location: 314 Bell Street, Seattle  

 

Bring a complete and ready to serve meal for a group of 48 women and children (plus the number of people in your volunteer group) to the EFS. You can help serve, rescue and transform the lives of four-dozen women and children one meal at a time. Your meal preparations and cooking must be completed before coming to EFS. Warming ovens and basic kitchen equipment are available to finalize the serving of the meal. Please do not include pork in your meal.  

 

Ages: Open to all ages. There is a maximum of 20 volunteers per night.

 

Time Commitment: Three to four hours (plus prep time)

 

Contact: All volunteers should register at  www.ugm.volunteerhub.com/events/index.  Additional questions can be directed to volunteer@ugm.org or call 206.723.0767.
www.ugm.org 

 

 
Hope Place - Fall Graduation for Women
Seattle's Union Gospel Mission
 
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 16th; variety of shifts are available between 1 and 10pm
  • Set-up: 2 - 6pm
  • Dinner Prep: 1 - 4pm
  • Childcare: 5:45 - 8:30pm
  • Clean-Up: 8:30 - 9:30pm
  • Reception Clean-Up: 9 - 10pm
Location: 3802 S Othello St, Seattle
 
When women successfully complete major milestones in their recovery program, we host a graduation ceremony and need volunteers to help with the day, from set-up to clean-up. This is a significant step in their lives! We are looking for volunteers to come set-up the venue, prepare and serve a meal, and create a lasting memory for these courageous women. 
 
Ages: Volunteers should be age ten or older for this opportunity.

Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: volunteer@ugm.org or call 206.723.0767. All volunteers should register at www.ugm.volunteerhub.com/events/index
www.ugm.org

 

Sort & Pack Food  

Food Lifeline

 

Date/Time: Food Lifeline's volunteer needs are ongoing. Shifts are available the following times:  

  • Tuesday; 9am - noon, 1 - 4pm or 6 - 8pm
  • Wednesday; 1 - 4 pm or 6 - 8pm
  • Thursday; 9am - noon, 1 -4 pm or 6 - 8pm
  • Friday; 9am - noon or 1 - 3pm
  • Saturday; 9am - noon or 1 - 4pm

Please check our online volunteer calendar for availability. Weekday volunteers are Food Lifeline's greatest need!

 

Location: Food Lifeline - 1702 NE 150th St, Shoreline  

 

Food Lifeline is a Feeding America food bank serving Western Washington. Food Lifeline approaches hunger as a logistical problem that can be solved. By redirecting good food from local farmers, grocers and restaurants that might otherwise go to waste, Food Lifeline can provide more than 88,000 meals daily. Volunteers inspect, sort and repack these donations for distribution to our network of 275 hunger relief partners. Volunteers must wear close-toed shoes and we suggest dressing in layers as the warehouse is not climate controlled.  

 

Ages: Volunteers must be at least six years or older. Volunteers 15 and under require adult supervision. Youth groups require one adult for every five kids. 

 

Time Commitment: Shifts are typically two to three hours long.    

 

Contact: Volunteers can schedule online at www.foodlifeline.civicore.com. Or contact Heather or Jennifer at 206.545.6600 for scheduling assistance.
www.foodlifeline.org 

 

 

Sort and Repackage Bulk Food   

Northwest Harvest

 

Date/Time: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am - noon or 1 - 3pm; Wednesday evening, 4 - 7pm

 

Location: Kent Warehouse, 22220 68th Ave S, Kent

 

The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide more than two million meals every month. Volunteers will sort and repackage bulk food into family sized portions for distribution to food banks throughout the state. It is incredible to see how many meals you can package in just a few hours!  

 

Ages: Minimum age of nine (or 3rd grade). Adult chaperones are required for volunteers up to age 15. Sixteen and 17-year-olds are able to volunteer on their own with a parent permission form on file, however, adult chaperones are needed for groups of 16 and 17-year-olds and one adult is needed to be the primary contact. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance.

 

Time Commitment: Two or three hour shifts 

 

Contact: Katie Taylor, Kent Volunteer Coordinator, 206.923.7472, KatieT@northwestharvest.org 

www.northwestharvest.org 

 

 

Sort, Package and Distribute Food  

Northwest Harvest

 

Date/Time: Monday and Wednesday, 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday and Friday, 8:30am - 5pm

 

Location: Cherry Street Food Bank, 711 Cherry Street, Seattle  

 

The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide more than two million meals every month. Volunteers will work directly with clients. Tasks include sorting, packaging and distributing food.  

 

Ages: Minimum age of 9 (or 3rd grade). Adult chaperones are required for volunteers up to age 15. Sixteen and 17 year olds are able to volunteer on their own with a parent permission form on file, however, adult chaperones are needed for groups of 16 and 17 year olds and one adult is needed to be the primary contact. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance.

 

Time Commitment: Flexible two to three hour shifts

 

Contact: Jeri Chonle, Volunteer Coordinator Cherry Street Food Bank, 206.923.7456, JeriC@northwestharvest.org
www.northwestharvest.org 

 

 
Food Pick Up  
Kent Food Bank
 
Date/Time: Saturdays or Sundays
 
Location: East Hill - Kent  
 
The Kent Food Bank provides emergency food and clothing for individuals and families within the Kent School District boundary. You and your family can volunteer to pick up donations from a local store and transport them to the Food Bank Annex on East Hill. We are looking for people willing to commit to one pick up per month. This is a great project for families. Children can help load and unload donations.    
 
Ages: Need at least one adult to drive and supervise, but volunteers of any age are welcome to assist.
 
Time Commitment: About an hour 
 
Contact: Email kentfoodbank@gmail.com for more information
www.kentwa.gov/content.aspx?id=16912
 
Sponsor a Family
Family-to-Family
 
Date/Time: Once a month
 
Location: Click here to see the communities where Family-to-Family sponsors families
 
Start a new school year with a new kindness commitment that will keep giving on your calendar month after month. Family-to-Family is a nonprofit national hunger and poverty relief organization dedicated to connecting, one-to-one, families with enough to share to impoverished American families with profoundly less. Family-to-Family programs create a bridge between communities with "more" and some of our country's poorest areas. Start the new school year with a new kindness commitment that will keep giving on your calendar month after month. You and your family can help an American family living in poverty with a monthly box of groceries. Your monthly donation or the box of food you ship will ensure that "your" family gets the food they need the last week of every month, when food stamps often run out.  After you sign up we'll send you details about the family you're helping. Visit the DGT™ Sponsor a Family project page for reflection ideas, book suggestions, and ways to take this project further.
 
Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies

Contact: Nancy Hennessee, nhennessee@family-to-family.org. Visit the Family-to-Family Sponsor A Family page for sign-up options.
www.family-to-family.org 
 
 
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August 2015 - Seattle Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

August 2015 - Seattle

 

Orchard Stencil Art Project  

City Fruit with the Friends of Piper's Orchard

 

Date/Time: Saturday, August 15, 10am - noon

 

Location: 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd, Seattle  

 

Help stencil apples at Piper's Orchard in Carkeek Park! Shin Yu Pei is an award-winning writer, photographer and editor based in the Pacific Northwest. She is working on a site specific public art project in Piper's Orchard in Carkeek Park and needs help placing stencils so that her poem can "grow." This is a great opportunity for families and children to volunteer together.  

 

Ages: Ages eight and older are welcome to volunteer

 

Time Commitment: Two hours 

 

Contact: Natalie, natalie@cityfruit.org
www.cityfruit.org

 

 

Help Local Children   

WestSide Baby

 

Date/Time: White Center: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am - 1pm; Saturdays, 10am - 1pm; First Tuesday and Third Thursday, 6 - 9pm
Central District: Mondays and Thursdays, 9am - 1pm; Wednesdays, 9am - 5pm      

 

Location: White Center: 10027 14th Ave SW, Seattle, or Central District: 2301 S Jackson St., Ste 202, Seattle   

 

WestSide Baby, in partnership with our community, provides essentials to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing and equipment. Although we function with a small staff, volunteers are the life blood of what we do, providing valuable support in a variety of ways from sorting donations and packaging items, to providing community outreach or organizing fundraising opportunities. New volunteers are always welcome, and we have roles suitable for older children, corporate groups, families and any interested, enthusiastic individuals.    

 

Ages: Children age eight and older are welcome to participate. An adult must accompany volunteers between ages 8-13 and volunteers ages 14-17 must have a signed consent form.  

 

Time Commitment: Flexible

 

Contact: Shana Allen, shana@westsidebaby.org or 206.686.6659 with questions. Application can be found online at www.westsidebaby.org/donate-now/volunteer/
www.westsidebaby.org 

 

School Supplies Sponsor  

Compass Housing Alliance

 

Date/Time:  Drop-off dates are August 5 in North Seattle, August 10 in Pioneer Square or by appointment. All supplies should be delivered by August 12.

 

Location: Compass Housing Alliance, 77 S Washington Street, Seattle. Please contact for specific drop-off locations.  

 

Compass on Dexter housing for families in South Lake Union provides 72 units of housing for formerly homeless and low-income men, women and children. On-site amenities include a children's center, outside play area, a shared community room and case management services. Now that these families have housing, they no longer qualify for programs they have relied on in the past to provide their children with school supplies. Your family can help out by sponsoring a child or two's school supplies for the 2015-2016 school year. 

 

School supplies needed per student:

  • Flash Drive (USB Storage Device)
  • 3-ring or 6-8 pocket binder with pencil pouch
  • 6 index dividers
  • Loose leaf paper lined notebook paper
  • 8 composition books (lined)
  • 2 composition books (quad ruled/ graph paper)
  • 3" x 3" post-its
  • Ballpoint pens (blue/black only)
  • #2 pencils
  • Erasers
  • Ruler with metric & standard markings
  • Glue stick/ glue
  • Colored pencils and highlighters
  • Scissors with blunt ends
  • Kleenex
  • Pocket Calculator/Basic Calculator
  • Protractor/Compass
  • Algebra TI-36x Pro Calculator

Ages: Everyone can participate 

 

Time Commitment: Varies

 

Contact: Anna Baker, Volunteer Specialist, 206.474.1071, abaker@compasshousingalliance.org
www.compasshousingalliance.org 

 

 

Make Food for Summer Meals for Kids Program  

Hunger Intervention Program

 

Date/Time: Now through August 28. Mondays, 9am - noon & 5 - 7pm; Wednesdays, 5 - 7pm; and Fridays, 10am - noon 

 

Location: Lake City Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall. 3841 NE 123rd Street, Seattle  

 

The Hunger Intervention Program is making free meals for kids and teens in need. You and your family can help prepare the meals in HIP's kitchen at Lake City Presbyterian Church. If you don't like to work with food you can help with the dishes! RSVP is helpful but not required.  

 

Ages: Ages eight and up are welcome to volunteer with their families 

 

Time Commitment: Two to three hours per shift  

 

Contact: Email americorps@hungerintervention.org or call 206.457.2871 to confirm.
www.hungerintervention.org

 

 

Jubilee Service Day  

Jubilee REACH

 

Date/Time: Saturday, August 22, 8am - noon or 1 - 5pm

 

Location: Elementary schools in Bellevue  

 

Jubilee Service Day is an annual event in August that brings together people in the eastside community to serve at local public schools and homes. Started in 2005 with one church serving at one school, this day has grown to involve over 2000 volunteers, 19 schools and at least 20 homes in August 2015. Volunteers come from all over the community, primarily from local churches, as well as organizations, businesses and people already partnering with Jubilee REACH. You and your family can be part of Jubilee Service Day. Teachers in Bellevue Elementary schools can use your help getting their classrooms ready for the new school year! Volunteers will help with curriculum assembly, classroom organizing, arranging bookshelves, general cleaning, hanging things on walls, closet/cupboard organizing, and more.   

 

Ages: Families are encouraged to participate together. Children 12 and under must volunteer with a parent. Please determine if your child is ready and able to assist in prepping a classroom.

 

Time Commitment: Shifts are four hours

 

Contact: Ken Carpenter, kenc@jubileereach.org. Registration is available online.
www.JubileeREACH.org 

 

 

Bring & Serve a Group Dinner at EFS (Emergency Family Shelter)   

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

 

Date/Time: Monday-Friday, 5-8:30pm (dinner serving time is 6:30pm)

 

Location: 314 Bell Street, Seattle  

 

Bring a complete and ready to serve meal for a group of 48 women and children (plus the number of people in your volunteer group) to the EFS. You can help serve, rescue and transform the lives of four-dozen women and children one meal at a time. Your meal preparations and cooking must be completed before coming to EFS. Warming ovens and basic kitchen equipment are available to finalize the serving of the meal. Please do not include pork in your meal.  

 

Ages: Open to all ages. There is a maximum of 20 volunteers per night.

 

Time Commitment: Three to four hours (plus prep time)

 

Contact: All volunteers should register at www.ugm.volunteerhub.com/events/index.  Additional questions can be directed to volunteer@ugm.org or call 206.723.0767.
www.ugm.org 

 

 

Juanita Bay Park Restoration  

City of Kirkland

 

Date/Time: Friday, August 21, 10am - noon

 

Location: Juanita Bay Park, 2201 Market Street, Kirkland. Once you RSVP we will let you know where the volunteers are meeting.  

 

Join the Green Kirkland Partnership to help with the restoration of Juanita Bay Park. Volunteers will spend the morning doing a mix of restoration activities which may include removing aggressive invasive species like ivy and blackberry, spreading mulch over cleared areas and planting native trees, shrubs and groundcovers. No experience is necessary. Please dress for the weather (layers are encouraged and rain gear is a must most times of year!), wear close-toed shoes and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Bring a filled water bottle and snacks to munch on. Tools and training will be provided.  

 

Ages: Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to participate. Volunteers age 14-17 attending the event without a parent or guardian must bring a waiver signed by a parent or guardian with them. An adult must accompany volunteers under 14.

 

Time Commitment: Two hours 

 

Contact: RSVP by emailing greenkirkland@kirklandwa.gov
www.kirklandwa.gov 

 

 

Sort & Pack Food  

Food Lifeline

 

Date/Time: Food Lifeline's volunteer needs are ongoing. Shifts are available the following times:  

  • Tuesday; 9am - noon, 1 - 4pm or 6 - 8pm
  • Wednesday; 1 - 4 pm or 6 - 8pm
  • Thursday; 9am - noon, 1 -4 pm or 6 - 8pm
  • Friday; 9am - noon or 1 - 3pm
  • Saturday; 9am - noon or 1 - 4pm

Please check our online volunteer calendar for availability. Weekday volunteers are Food Lifeline's greatest need!

 

Location: Food Lifeline - 1702 NE 150th St, Shoreline  

 

Food Lifeline is a Feeding America food bank serving Western Washington. Food Lifeline approaches hunger as a logistical problem that can be solved. By redirecting good food from local farmers, grocers and restaurants that might otherwise go to waste, Food Lifeline can provide more than 88,000 meals daily. Volunteers inspect, sort and repack these donations for distribution to our network of 275 hunger relief partners. Volunteers must wear close-toed shoes and we suggest dressing in layers as the warehouse is not climate controlled.  

 

Ages: Volunteers must be at least six years or older. Volunteers 15 and under require adult supervision. Youth groups require one adult for every five kids. 

 

Time Commitment: Shifts are typically two to three hours long.    

 

Contact: Volunteers can schedule online at www.foodlifeline.civicore.com. Or contact Heather or Jennifer at 206.545.6600 for scheduling assistance.
www.foodlifeline.org 

 

 

Sort and Repackage Bulk Food   

Northwest Harvest

 

Date/Time: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am - noon or 1 - 3pm; Wednesday evening, 4 - 7pm

 

Location: Kent Warehouse, 22220 68th Ave S, Kent

 

The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide more than two million meals every month. Volunteers will sort and repackage bulk food into family sized portions for distribution to food banks throughout the state. It is incredible to see how many meals you can package in just a few hours!  

 

Ages: Minimum age of nine (or 3rd grade). Adult chaperones are required for volunteers up to age 15. Sixteen and 17-year-olds are able to volunteer on their own with a parent permission form on file, however, adult chaperones are needed for groups of 16 and 17-year-olds and one adult is needed to be the primary contact. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance.

 

Time Commitment: Two or three hour shifts 

 

Contact: Katie Taylor, Kent Volunteer Coordinator, 206.923.7472, KatieT@northwestharvest.org 

www.northwestharvest.org 

 

 

Sort, Package and Distribute Food  

Northwest Harvest

 

Date/Time: Monday and Wednesday, 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday and Friday, 8:30am - 5pm

 

Location: Cherry Street Food Bank, 711 Cherry Street, Seattle  

 

The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide more than two million meals every month. Volunteers will work directly with clients. Tasks include sorting, packaging and distributing food.  

 

Ages: Minimum age of 9 (or 3rd grade). Adult chaperones are required for volunteers up to age 15. Sixteen and 17 year olds are able to volunteer on their own with a parent permission form on file, however, adult chaperones are needed for groups of 16 and 17 year olds and one adult is needed to be the primary contact. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance.

 

Time Commitment: Flexible two to three hour shifts

 

Contact: Jeri Chonle, Volunteer Coordinator Cherry Street Food Bank, 206.923.7456, JeriC@northwestharvest.org
www.northwestharvest.org 

 

 

Food Pick Up  

Kent Food Bank

 

Date/Time: Saturdays or Sundays

 

Location: East Hill - Kent  

 

The Kent Food Bank provides emergency food and clothing for individuals and families within the Kent School District boundary. You and your family can volunteer to pick up donations from a local store and transport them to the Food Bank Annex on East Hill. We are looking for people willing to commit to one pick up per month. This is a great project for families. Children can help load and unload donations.    

 

Ages: Need at least one adult to drive and supervise, but volunteers of any age are welcome to assist.

 

Time Commitment: About an hour 

 

Contact: Email kentfoodbank@gmail.com for more information
www.facebook.com/kentfoodbank  

 

 

Help Serve Food and Lead Activities at Summer Meal Sites for Kids this Summer (Lake City)  

Hunger Intervention Program  

 

Date/Time: Now through August 28. Meal times depend on site, but plan on around 11:45am - 1:45pm. Volunteers who can commit to once a week are appreciated but volunteers that are available more sporadically are also needed 

 

Location: Lake City Court Apartments, 12536 33rd Ave NE; Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE; Nathan Hale High School, 10750 30th Ave NE; Cedarvale Apartments, 11050 8th Ave NE; Jackson Park Community Building, 14374 30th Ave NE

 

Do you love food? Do you love having fun? Do something great with your summer! Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) is looking for volunteers to assist with their summer meals program weekdays around lunch time at their five meal sites in Lake City. Volunteers are needed to serve food and help lead activities. Activities will include games, arts & crafts, reading, and more.   

 

Ages: Ages 14 and up, or younger kids with parental supervision

 

Time Commitment: Two hours per shift plus a volunteer orientation 

 

Contact: Email americorps@hungerintervention.org or call 206.457.2871 to confirm.
www.hungerintervention.org

 

 

Sign a Petition  

Change.org

 

Date/Time: Anytime

 

Location: Your own location 

 

This is a great summer activity that will challenge your kids to think critically and take action about causes that matter to them. Take time as a family to learn about and support a cause that you and your children care about through online petitions. You can start a petition or sign a existing petition at Change.org. This way you can participate in initiatives that are up and running, or start a petition for a cause that's meaningful to you. Check out Doing Good Together's Sign a Petition page for ideas on how to get started!

 

Ages: Everyone can participate 

 

Time Commitment: Varies

 

Contact: www.Change.org 

 

 

Share Kindness Campaign  

Doing Good Together

 

Date/Time: Now through July 31 only 

 

It's a kindness campaign! It's a fundraiser! It's a fashion statement! Doing Good Together™ is holding a limited-time fundraising sale of these fun 2-sided "Share kindness" T-shirts. When you wear our colorful shirt, you'll be spreading a positive message, building awareness of DGT™ and helping our nonprofit raise funds to continue our big-hearted programming efforts. T-shirts must be ordered no later than July 31.  

 

Order your t-shirts at www.booster.com/doinggoodtogether. Youth and adult size shirts are available.  

 

 

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July 2015 - Seattle Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

July 2015 - Seattle

 

Help Serve Food and Lead Activities at Summer Meal Sites for Kids this Summer (Lake City)  

Hunger Intervention Program  

 

Date/Time: Now through August 28. Meal times depend on site, but plan on around 11:45am - 1:45pm. Volunteers who can commit to once a week are appreciated but volunteers that are available more sporadically are also needed 

 

Location: Lake City Court Apartments, 12536 33rd Ave NE; Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE; Nathan Hale High School, 10750 30th Ave NE; Cedarvale Apartments, 11050 8th Ave NE; Jackson Park Community Building, 14374 30th Ave NE

 

Do you love food? Do you love having fun? Do something great with your summer! Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) is looking for volunteers to assist with their summer meals program weekdays around lunch time at their five meal sites in Lake City. Volunteers are needed to serve food and help lead activities. Activities will include games, arts & crafts, reading, and more.   

 

Ages: Ages 14 and up, or younger kids with parental supervision

 

Time Commitment: Two hours per shift plus a volunteer orientation 

 

Contact: Email americorps@hungerintervention.org or call 206.457.2871 to confirm.
www.hungerintervention.org

 

 

Help Local Children   

WestSide Baby

 

Date/Time: White Center: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am - 1pm; Saturdays, 10am - 1pm; First Tuesday and Third Thursday, 6 - 9pm
Central District: Mondays and Thursdays, 9am - 1pm; Wednesdays, 9am - 5pm      

 

Location: White Center: 10027 14th Ave SW, Seattle, or Central District: 2301 S Jackson St., Ste 202, Seattle   

 

WestSide Baby, in partnership with our community, provides essentials to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing and equipment. Although we function with a small staff, volunteers are the life blood of what we do, providing valuable support in a variety of ways from sorting donations and packaging items, to providing community outreach or organizing fundraising opportunities. New volunteers are always welcome, and we have roles suitable for older children, corporate groups, families and any interested, enthusiastic individuals.    

 

Ages: Children age eight and older are welcome to participate. An adult must accompany volunteers between ages 8-13 and volunteers ages 14-17 must have a signed consent form.  

 

Time Commitment: Flexible

 

Contact: Shana Allen, shana@westsidebaby.org or 206.686.6659 with questions. Application can be found online at www.westsidebaby.org/donate-now/volunteer/
www.westsidebaby.org 

 

Help Homeless Youth  

YouthCare

 

Date/Time: Donations can be delivered Monday through Friday 9am - 5pm

 

Location: 2500 NE 54th St., Seattle  

 

It's hard for most of us to imagine carrying all of our belongings - from hygiene supplies to clothing and shoes - on our back. Homeless youth face this challenge on a daily basis. You and your family can help by donating backpacks and the supplies needed to fill them. Or you can help spread the word and raise awareness about the issue of youth homelessness by doing a drive for needed items, which is a great way to help youth get the items they need to get off the streets and prepare for life. This is also a great opportunity to start a conversation in your family and community about what it would feel like to be homeless (i.e. why are socks so important?) Your support makes a big difference!

 

Their most current and urgent needs are: 

  • New underwear (bikini-style for women, boxers for men; all sizes)
  • New socks
  • Backpacks
  • Travel-size toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, and deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Razors and shaving cream
  • Sleeping bags
  • Gift cards (grocery stores, Target, Fred Meyer, etc.) 

Ages: Everyone can participate 

 

Time Commitment: Flexible

 

Contact: Gabbi Sawrey, Drives and Group Projects Coordinator, 206.204.1412, gabbi.sawrey@youthcare.org

www.YouthCare.org 

 

 

Make Food for Summer Meals for Kids Program  

Hunger Intervention Program

 

Date/Time: Now through August 28. Mondays, 9am - noon & 5 - 7pm; Wednesdays, 5 - 7pm; and Fridays, 10am - noon 

 

Location: Lake City Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall. 3841 NE 123rd Street, Seattle  

 

The Hunger Intervention Program is making free meals for kids and teens in need. You and your family can help prepare the meals in HIP's kitchen at Lake City Presbyterian Church. If you don't like to work with food you can help with the dishes! RSVP is helpful but not required.  

 

Ages: Ages eight and up are welcome to volunteer with their families 

 

Time Commitment: Two to three hours per shift  

 

Contact: Email americorps@hungerintervention.org or call 206.457.2871 to confirm.
www.hungerintervention.org

 

 

Riverton - Making Sandwiches  

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

 

Date/Time: Everyday, 2-4pm

 

Location: 3020 S. 128th PL, Burien  

 

You can help serve, rescue and transform a life, one sandwich at a time. The Mission needs help preparing hundreds of sandwiches every single day of the year. These sandwiches are delivered to the Mission's Search & Rescue vans each evening, where adult volunteers serve the sandwiches to hundreds of people in homelessness throughout the night. The sandwich is often the first gesture of humanity a person in homelessness may have encountered in a very long time-don't ever underestimate the power of simple sandwich!  

 

Ages: Open to all ages

 

Time Commitment: Two hours 

 

Contact: All volunteers should register at www.ugm.volunteerhub.com/events/index. Additional questions can be directed to volunteer@ugm.org or call 206.723.0767.
www.ugm.org 

 

 

Bring & Serve a Group Dinner at EFS (Emergency Family Shelter)   

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

 

Date/Time: Monday-Friday, 5-8:30pm (dinner serving time is 6:30pm)

 

Location: 314 Bell Street, Seattle  

 

Bring a complete and ready to serve meal for a group of 48 women and children (plus the number of people in your volunteer group) to the EFS. You can help serve, rescue and transform the lives of four-dozen women and children one meal at a time. Your meal preparations and cooking must be completed before coming to EFS. Warming ovens and basic kitchen equipment are available to finalize the serving of the meal. Please do not include pork in your meal.  

 

Ages: Open to all ages. There is a maximum of 20 volunteers per night.

 

Time Commitment: Three to four hours (plus prep time)

 

Contact: All volunteers should register at www.ugm.volunteerhub.com/events/index.  Additional questions can be directed to volunteer@ugm.org or call 206.723.0767.
www.ugm.org 

 

 

Help Restore Watershed Park  

Green Kirkland Partnership

 

Date/Time: Sunday, July 26, 1 - 3pm

 

Location: Watershed Park, 4500 - 112th Ave. NE, Kirkland. Volunteers will meet at the 112th Ave entrance (wooden kiosk marks the meeting place)   

 

Join your neighbors to help with the restoration of Watershed Park. Volunteers will be doing a mix of restoration activities, which may include removing aggressive invasive species like ivy and blackberry; spreading mulch over cleared areas; and planting native trees, shrubs and ground covers. No experience is necessary!    

 

Ages: Volunteers must be at least five; a parent or guardian must accompany children under age 14. Volunteers 14-17 may volunteer without their parents if they bring a youth waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

 

Time Commitment: Two hours 

 

Contact: Katie Cava, kcava@kirklandwa.gov, 425.587.3306. Registration is available online.
www.kirklandwa.gov 

 

 

Building/Grounds Maintenance - SMART Home  

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission  

 

Date/Time: Mondays and Thursday, 9:30am - 1:30pm (hours can be flexible)   

 

Location: Ballard 

 

SMART Home is a partnership with Philadelphia Church in Ballard, providing single mothers with transitional housing and other resources and training to aid their success. They are looking for volunteers, families or groups that would like to serve our families by helping to maintain the building and surrounding area through yard work, light maintenance, painting, etc. Yard tools and basic maintenance tools should be provided/brought by volunteers.  

 

Ages: All volunteers must be age 13 or older. Volunteers under age 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

Time Commitment: Two to four hours

 

Contact: volunteer@ugm.org or call 206.723.0767. Volunteers should register online

www.ugm.org 

 

Sort & Pack Food  

Food Lifeline

 

Date/Time: Food Lifeline's volunteer needs are ongoing. Shifts are available the following times:  

  • Tuesday; 9am - noon, 1 - 4pm or 6 - 8pm
  • Wednesday; 1 - 4 pm or 6 - 8pm
  • Thursday; 9am - noon, 1 -4 pm or 6 - 8pm
  • Friday; 9am - noon or 1 - 3pm
  • Saturday; 9am - noon or 1 - 4pm

Please check our online volunteer calendar for availability. Weekday volunteers are Food Lifeline's greatest need!

 

Location: Food Lifeline - 1702 NE 150th St, Shoreline  

 

Food Lifeline is a Feeding America food bank serving Western Washington. Food Lifeline approaches hunger as a logistical problem that can be solved. By redirecting good food from local farmers, grocers and restaurants that might otherwise go to waste, Food Lifeline can provide more than 88,000 meals daily. Volunteers inspect, sort and repack these donations for distribution to our network of 275 hunger relief partners. Volunteers must wear close-toed shoes and we suggest dressing in layers as the warehouse is not climate controlled.  

 

Ages: Volunteers must be at least six years or older. Volunteers 15 and under require adult supervision. Youth groups require one adult for every five kids. 

 

Time Commitment: Shifts are typically two to three hours long.    

 

Contact: Volunteers can schedule online at www.foodlifeline.civicore.com. Or contact Heather or Jennifer at 206.545.6600 for scheduling assistance.
www.foodlifeline.org 

 

 

Sort and Repackage Bulk Food   

Northwest Harvest

 

Date/Time: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am - noon or 1 - 3pm; Wednesday evening, 4 - 7pm

 

Location: Kent Warehouse, 22220 68th Ave S, Kent

 

The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide more than two million meals every month. Volunteers will sort and repackage bulk food into family sized portions for distribution to food banks throughout the state. It is incredible to see how many meals you can package in just a few hours!  

 

Ages: Minimum age of nine (or 3rd grade). Adult chaperones are required for volunteers up to age 15. Sixteen and 17-year-olds are able to volunteer on their own with a parent permission form on file, however, adult chaperones are needed for groups of 16 and 17-year-olds and one adult is needed to be the primary contact. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance.

 

Time Commitment: Two or three hour shifts 

 

Contact: Katie Taylor, Kent Volunteer Coordinator, 206.923.7472, KatieT@northwestharvest.org 

www.northwestharvest.org 

 

 

Sort, Package and Distribute Food  

Northwest Harvest

 

Date/Time: Monday and Wednesday, 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday and Friday, 8:30am - 5pm

 

Location: Cherry Street Food Bank, 711 Cherry Street, Seattle  

 

The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide more than two million meals every month. Volunteers will work directly with clients. Tasks include sorting, packaging and distributing food.  

 

Ages: Minimum age of 9 (or 3rd grade). Adult chaperones are required for volunteers up to age 15. Sixteen and 17 year olds are able to volunteer on their own with a parent permission form on file, however, adult chaperones are needed for groups of 16 and 17 year olds and one adult is needed to be the primary contact. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance.

 

Time Commitment: Flexible two to three hour shifts

 

Contact: Jeri Chonle, Volunteer Coordinator Cherry Street Food Bank, 206.923.7456, JeriC@northwestharvest.org
www.northwestharvest.org 

 

 

Food Pick Up  

Kent Food Bank

 

Date/Time: Saturdays or Sundays

 

Location: East Hill - Kent  

 

The Kent Food Bank provides emergency food and clothing for individuals and families within the Kent School District boundary. You and your family can volunteer to pick up donations from a local store and transport them to the Food Bank Annex on East Hill. We are looking for people willing to commit to one pick up per month. This is a great project for families. Children can help load and unload donations.    

 

Ages: Need at least one adult to drive and supervise, but volunteers of any age are welcome to assist.

 

Time Commitment: About an hour 

 

Contact: Email kentfoodbank@gmail.com for more information
www.facebook.com/kentfoodbank  

 

 

Assemble CWS Kits  

Church World Service (CWS)

 

Date/Time: Kits are accepted year-round

 

 

Location: Ship all Kits prepaid to:  

Church World Service
Brethren Service Center Annex 

601 Main Street

P.O. Box 188
New Windsor, MD 21776-0188  

 

CWS Kits are small packages of supplies assembled by volunteers and shipped to people in need around the world. Assembling these kits is a great activity to add kindness to a summer barbeque or other summer family get-together. Church World Service (CWS) collects School Kits, Hygiene Kits, Baby Care Kits and Emergency Clean-up Buckets and distributes them worldwide to those in need. Click the above links for instructions for assembling and shipping the kits. You can make it a party and divide the cost among many families. Doing Good Together's Assemble Kits for CWS page offers suggestions for reflections, resources and ways for your family to take it further.  

 

Ages: Everyone can participate

 

Time Commitment: Varies

 

Contact: 1.800.297.1516, info@cwsglobal.org
www.cwsglobal.org 

 

 
 

 

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June 2015 - Seattle Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

June 2015 - Seattle

 

Help Serve Food and Lead Activities at Summer Meal Sites for Kids this Summer (Lake City)  

Hunger Intervention Program  

 

Date/Time: June 18 - August 28. Meal times depend on site, but plan on around 11:45am - 1:45pm. Volunteers who can commit to once a week are appreciated but volunteers that are available more sporadically are also needed 

 

Location: Lake City Court Apartments, 12536 33rd Ave NE; Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE; Nathan Hale High School, 10750 30th Ave NE; Cedarvale Apartments, 11050 8th Ave NE; 5th site TBD 

 

Do you love food? Do you love having fun? Do something great with your summer! Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) is looking for volunteers to assist with their summer meals program weekdays around lunch time at their five meal sites in Lake City. Volunteers are needed to serve food and help lead activities. Activities will include games, arts & crafts, reading, and more.   

 

Ages: Ages 14 and up, or younger kids with parental supervision

 

Time Commitment: Two hours per shift plus a volunteer orientation 

 

Contact: Email americorps@hungerintervention.org or call 206.457.2871 to confirm.
www.hungerintervention.org

 

 

Help Local Children   

WestSide Baby

 

Date/Time: White Center: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am - 1pm; Saturdays, 10am - 1pm; First Tuesday and Third Thursday, 6 - 9pm
Central District: Mondays and Thursdays, 9am - 1pm; Wednesdays, 9am - 5pm      

 

Location: White Center: 10027 14th Ave SW, Seattle, or Central District: 2301 S Jackson St., Ste 202, Seattle   

 

WestSide Baby, in partnership with our community, provides essentials to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing and equipment. Volunteers are an integral part of our organization and tasks can include sorting incoming donations of clothing and other items, packaging diapers, packaging toys, filling orders for children and other projects as needed.  

 

Ages: Children age eight and older are welcome to participate. An adult must accompany volunteers between ages 8-13 and volunteers ages 14-17 must have a signed consent form.  

 

Time Commitment: Flexible

 

Contact: Shana Allen, shana@westsidebaby.org or 206.686.6659 with questions. Application can be found online at www.westsidebaby.org/default/volunteer
www.westsidebaby.org 

 

Start a Community Garden (or help at an existing Community Garden)  

Seattle Area Community Gardens

 

Date/Time: Ongoing

 

Location: Varies 

 

Do you like to garden? Starting or joining a community garden is a great way to volunteer with your children and to introduce them to the idea of helping people in their community access healthy food. Click here for ideas on how to start a community garden. Many local food shelves would love to receive donations of fresh produce from your garden. You can find an interested local food shelf near you on the Ample Harvest website.   

 

Ages: All ages can participate, depending on the garden or farm   

 

Time Commitment: Varies

 

Contact: Search for an existing garden at the American Community Gardening Association's website or check out the following websites for information about local community gardening resources:

 

Help Support Nepal  

Multiple Organizations

 

Date/Time: Ongoing 

 

Location: At home 

 

The April 25th earthquake in Nepal was devastating. It's estimated that nearly two million children have been affected by it. It's natural to feel helpless because we are so far away. However, this is a great opportunity to build empathy and awareness of this natural disaster and the impact it has had on so many families. What the relief efforts need most is funding. Here are two sites that list dozens of organizations that need aid: 

You can use this as an opportunity for your family to discuss how to choose an organization to support and then how to raise the money to donate. Lemonade stands or bake sales are great ways for children to be involved in the process of fundraising!  

 

Ages: Everyone can participate 

 

Time Commitment: Varies

 

Contact: Choose a charity from the PRI or Charity Navigator lists 

 

 

Riverton - Making Sandwiches  

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

 

Date/Time: Everyday, 2-4pm

 

Location: 3020 S. 128th PL, Burien  

 

You can help serve, rescue and transform a life, one sandwich at a time. The Mission needs help preparing hundreds of sandwiches every single day of the year. These sandwiches are delivered to the Mission's Search & Rescue vans each evening, where adult volunteers then-throughout the night-serve the sandwiches to hundreds of people in homelessness. The sandwich is often the first gesture of humanity a person in homelessness may have encountered in a very long time-don't ever underestimate the power of simple sandwich!  

 

Ages: Open to all ages

 

Time Commitment: Two hours 

 

Contact: All volunteers should register at www.ugm.volunteerhub.com/events/index. Additional questions can be directed to volunteer@ugm.org or call 206.723.0767.
www.ugm.org 

 

 

Bring & Serve a Group Dinner at EFS (Emergency Family Shelter)   

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

 

Date/Time: Monday-Friday, 5-8:30pm (dinner serving time is 6:30pm)

 

Location: 314 Bell Street, Seattle  

 

Bring a complete and ready to serve meal for a group of 48 women and children (plus the number of people in your volunteer group) to the EFS. You can help serve, rescue and transform the lives of four-dozen women and children one meal at a time. Your meal preparations and cooking must be completed before coming to EFS. Warming ovens and basic kitchen equipment are available to finalize the serving of the meal. Please do not include pork in your meal.  

 

Ages: Open to all ages. There is a maximum of 20 volunteers per night.

 

Time Commitment: Three to four hours (plus prep time)

 

Contact: All volunteers should register at www.ugm.volunteerhub.com/events/index.  Additional questions can be directed to volunteer@ugm.org or call 206.723.0767.
www.ugm.org 

 

 

Building/Grounds Maintenance - SMART Home  

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission  

 

Date/Time: Mondays and Thursday, 9:30am - 1:30pm (hours can be flexible)   

 

Location: Ballard 

 

SMART Home is a partnership with Philadelphia Church in Ballard, providing single mothers with transitional housing and other resources and training to aid their success. They are looking for volunteers, families or groups that would like to serve our families by helping to maintain the building and surrounding area through yard work, light maintenance, painting, etc. Yard tools and basic maintenance tools should be provided/brought by volunteers.  

 

Ages: All volunteers must be age 13 or older. Volunteers under age 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

Time Commitment: Two to four hours

 

Contact: volunteer@ugm.org or call 206.723.0767. Volunteers should register online

www.ugm.org 

 

Sort & Pack Food  

Food Lifeline

 

Date/Time: Food Lifeline's volunteer needs are ongoing. Shifts are available the following times:  

  • Tuesday; 9am - noon, 1-4pm or 6-8pm
  • Wednesday; 1-4 pm or 6-8 pm
  • Thursday; 9am - noon, 1-4pm or 6-8 pm
  • Friday; 9am - noon or 1-3 pm
  • Saturday; 9am-noon or 1-4 pm

Saturday sessions are booked through June 2015 for large groups. Openings for individuals or small families may be available, please check our online volunteer calendar for availability. Weekday volunteers are Food Lifeline's greatest need!

 

Location: Food Lifeline - 1702 NE 150th St, Shoreline  

 

Food Lifeline is a Feeding America food bank serving Western Washington. Food Lifeline approaches hunger as a logistical problem that can be solved. By redirecting good food from local farmers, grocers and restaurants that might otherwise go to waste, Food Lifeline can provide more than 88,000 meals daily. Volunteers inspect, sort and repack these donations for distribution to our network of 275 hunger relief partners. Volunteers must wear close-toed shoes and we suggest dressing in layers as the warehouse is not climate controlled.  

 

Ages: Volunteers must be at least six years or older. Volunteers 15 and under require adult supervision. Youth groups require one adult for every five kids. 

 

Time Commitment: Shifts are typically two to three hours long.    

 

Contact: Volunteers can schedule online at www.foodlifeline.civicore.com. Or contact Heather or Jennifer at 206.545.6600 for scheduling assistance.
www.foodlifeline.org 

 

 

Sort and Repackage Bulk Food   

Northwest Harvest

 

Date/Time: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-noon or 1-3pm; Wednesday evening, 4-7pm

 

Location: Kent Warehouse, 22220 68th Ave S, Kent

 

The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide more than two million meals every month. Volunteers will sort and repackage bulk food into family sized portions for distribution to food banks throughout the state. It is incredible to see how many meals you can package in just a few hours!  

 

Ages: Minimum age of nine (or 3rd grade). Adult chaperones are required for volunteers up to age 15. Sixteen and 17-year-olds are able to volunteer on their own with a parent permission form on file, however, adult chaperones are needed for groups of 16 and 17-year-olds and one adult is needed to be the primary contact. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance.

 

Time Commitment: Two or three hour shifts 

 

Contact: Katie Taylor, Kent Volunteer Coordinator, 206.923.7472, KatieT@northwestharvest.org 

www.northwestharvest.org 

 

 

Sort, Package and Distribute Food  

Northwest Harvest

 

Date/Time: Monday and Wednesday, 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday and Friday, 8:30am - 5pm

 

Location: Cherry Street Food Bank, 711 Cherry Street, Seattle  

 

The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide more than two million meals every month. Volunteers will work directly with clients. Tasks include sorting, packaging and distributing food.  

 

Ages: Minimum age of 9 (or 3rd grade). Adult chaperones are required for volunteers up to age 15. Sixteen and 17 year olds are able to volunteer on their own with a parent permission form on file, however, adult chaperones are needed for groups of 16 and 17 year olds and one adult is needed to be the primary contact. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance.

 

Time Commitment: Flexible two to three hour shifts

 

Contact: Jeri Chonle, Volunteer Coordinator Cherry Street Food Bank, 206.923.7456, JeriC@northwestharvest.org
www.northwestharvest.org 

 

 

Food Pick Up  

Kent Food Bank

 

Date/Time: Saturdays or Sundays

 

Location: East Hill - Kent  

 

The Kent Food Bank provides emergency food and clothing for individuals and families within the Kent School District boundary. You and your family can volunteer to pick up donations from a local store and transport them to the Food Bank Annex on East Hill. We are looking for people willing to commit to one pick up per month. This is a great project for families. Children can help load and unload donations.    

 

Ages: Need at least one adult to drive and supervise, but volunteers of any age are welcome to assist.

 

Time Commitment: About an hour 

 

Contact: Email kentfoodbank@gmail.com for more information
www.facebook.com/kentfoodbank  

 

 

Make Food for Summer Meals for Kids Program  

Hunger Intervention Program

 

Date/Time: June 18-August 28. Mondays, 9am - noon & 5 - 7pm; Wednesdays, 5 - 7pm; and Fridays, 10am - noon 

 

Location: Lake City Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall. 3841 NE 123rd Street, Seattle  

 

The Hunger Intervention Program is making free meals for kids and teens in need. You and your family can help prepare the meals in HIP's kitchen at Lake City Presbyterian Church. If you don't like to work with food you can help with the dishes! RSVP is helpful but not required.  

 

Ages: Ages eight and up are welcome to volunteer with their families 

 

Time Commitment: Two to three hours per shift  

 

Contact: Email americorps@hungerintervention.org or call 206.457.2871 to confirm.
www.hungerintervention.org

 

 

Share a Story with Heart!

Doing Good Together

 

Date/Time: Ongoing

 

Location: Your home 

 

Writing stories together as a family is a great summer project that gets kids talking, writing, reading, imagining, and building those empathy muscles. Use our Doing Good Together Story Starters with Heart to enjoy a thought-provoking family time activity. Your homemade stories can be a great way to cheer up a sick or lonely friend. Make a gift of your creations!  You can also find lots of story starter ideas for kids of all ages on the Journal Buddies website.  

 

Ages: Everyone can participate 

 

Time Commitment: Varies

 

Contact: www.doinggoodtogether.org, journalbuddies.com

 

 

 

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May 2015 - Seattle Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

May 2015 - Seattle

 

Mothers and Children serving the homeless  

OPERATION: Sack Lunch

 

Date/Time: Sunday, May 10, 2-6:30pm

 

Location: 210 Alaskan Way S, Seattle  

 

Honor your parent on this day by volunteering as a family to prepare and serve hot meals to the homeless. OPERATION: Sack Lunch (OSL) is a 25-year old nonprofit that is committed to eradicating hunger in Seattle by preparing and serving hot, nutritionally dense meals to the homeless.  

 

Ages: We are able to accept participants of all ages but volunteers 13 and younger are not able to work inside the kitchen for health and safety reasons. Younger participants and their parent or guardian will volunteer in our adjacent cafeteria completing tasks that support our mission.

 

Time Commitment: Four and one-half hours

 

Contact: To schedule your family please email Camille@oslserves.org
www.oslserves.org

 

 

Help Local Children   

WestSide Baby

 

Date/Time: White Center: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am - 1pm; Saturdays, 10am - 1pm; First Tuesday and Third Thursday, 6 - 9pm
Central District: Mondays and Thursdays, 9am - 1pm; Wednesdays, 9am - 5pm      

 

Location: White Center: 10027 14th Ave SW, Seattle, or Central District: 2301 S Jackson St., Ste 202, Seattle   

 

WestSide Baby, in partnership with our community, provides essentials to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing and equipment. Volunteers are an integral part of our organization and tasks can include sorting incoming donations of clothing and other items, packaging diapers, packaging toys, filling orders for children and other projects as needed.  

 

Ages: Children age eight and older are welcome to participate. An adult must accompany volunteers between ages 8-13 and volunteers ages 14-17 must have a signed consent form.  

 

Time Commitment: Flexible

 

Contact: Shana Allen, shana@westsidebaby.org or 206.686.6659 with questions. Application can be found online at www.westsidebaby.org/default/volunteer
www.westsidebaby.org 

 

Food Sorting - Hope Place  

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

 

Date/Time: Every Friday, 10am - noon

 

Location: 3802 S Othello St. Seattle  

 

Hope Place is a shelter that provides homeless women and their children with housing, recovery programs, and other necessary resources. During their stay at Hope Place, they are given practical tools to help them stay safe and sober, are taught what abuse is and how to identify safe people, and discuss their past to identify how it has affected them. Volunteers are needed to help with our food orders. Every week we get deliveries of food donations, and we need your help to receive, process, label, and store the food we receive.  

 

Ages: All volunteers must be age 10 and up. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

Time Commitment: Two hours 

 

Contact: All volunteers should register at www.ugm.volunteerhub.com/events/index. Additional questions can be directed to volunteer@ugm.org or call 206.723.0767.
www.ugm.org

 

 

Library Helper - EFS  

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

 

Date/Time: Daily (including weekends) 7:30 - 8:30pm

 

Location: 314 Bell St, Seattle  

 

The Emergency Family Shelter (EFS) is a safe place for women and children to stay while they are seeking permanent housing. The EFS has a wonderful donated library of children's books just waiting for volunteers to read to the children staying at EFS. This is a great opportunity for individuals and for families with children to serve together. You can make a difference in the life of a child and have your heart transformed in the process!    

 

Ages: Volunteers of all ages are welcome; anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

Time Commitment: One hour 

 

Contact: All volunteers should register at www.ugm.volunteerhub.com/events/index. Additional questions can be directed to volunteer@ugm.org or call 206.723.0767.
www.ugm.org

 

 

Riverton - Making Sandwiches  

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

 

Date/Time: Everyday, 2-4pm

 

Location: 3020 S. 128th PL, Burien  

 

You can help serve, rescue and transform a life, one sandwich at a time. The Mission needs help preparing hundreds of sandwiches every single day of the year. These sandwiches are delivered to the Mission's Search & Rescue vans each evening, where adult volunteers then-throughout the night-serve the sandwiches to hundreds of people in homelessness. The sandwich is often the first gesture of humanity a person in homelessness may have encountered in a very long time-don't ever underestimate the power of simple sandwich!  

 

Ages: Open to all ages

 

Time Commitment: Two hours 

 

Contact: All volunteers should register at www.ugm.volunteerhub.com/events/index. Additional questions can be directed to volunteer@ugm.org or call 206.723.0767.
www.ugm.org 

 

 

Bring & Serve a Group Dinner at EFS (Emergency Family Shelter)   

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

 

Date/Time: Monday-Friday, 5-8:30pm (dinner serving time is 6:30pm)

 

Location: 314 Bell Street, Seattle  

 

Bring a complete and ready to serve meal for a group of 48 women and children (plus the number of people in your volunteer group) to the EFS. You can help serve, rescue and transform the lives of four-dozen women and children one meal at a time. Your meal preparations and cooking must be completed before coming to EFS. Warming ovens and basic kitchen equipment are available to finalize the serving of the meal. Please do not include pork in your meal.  

 

Ages: Open to all ages. There is a maximum of 20 volunteers per night.

 

Time Commitment: Three to four hours (plus prep time)

 

Contact: All volunteers should register at www.ugm.volunteerhub.com/events/index.  Additional questions can be directed to volunteer@ugm.org or call 206.723.0767.
www.ugm.org 

 

 

Serve Lunches or Dinners at Hope Place   

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

 

Date/Time: Lunch: Monday-Saturday, 11:30am - 1:30pm (lunch is served at noon)
Dinner: Monday-Sunday, 4:30 - 5:30pm (dinner is served at 5pm)

 

Location: 3802 S. Othello St, Seattle  

 

You can help serve, rescue and transform a life, one meal at a time. Working side-by-side with the Mission's chefs and kitchen staff, you can help prepare and serve meals for 100+ residents and guests, each and every day of the year. Find a day that works for you and your family!     

 

Ages: Families with children ten and older are welcome to volunteer  

 

Time Commitment: Two to four hours

 

Contact: All volunteers should register at www.ugm.volunteerhub.com/events/index.  Additional questions can be directed to volunteer@ugm.org or call 206.723.0767.
www.ugm.org 

 

 

Sort & Pack Food  

Food Lifeline

 

Date/Time: Food Lifeline's volunteer needs are ongoing. Shifts are available the following times:  

  • Tuesday; 9am - noon, 1-4pm or 6-8pm
  • Wednesday; 1-4 pm or 6-8 pm
  • Thursday; 9am - noon, 1-4pm or 6-8 pm
  • Friday; 9am - noon or 1-3 pm
  • Saturday; 9am-noon or 1-4 pm

Saturday sessions are booked through June 2015 for large groups. Openings for individuals or small families may be available, please check our online volunteer calendar for availability. Weekday volunteers are Food Lifeline's greatest need!

 

Location: Food Lifeline - 1702 NE 150th St, Shoreline  

 

Food Lifeline is a Feeding America food bank serving Western Washington. Food Lifeline approaches hunger as a logistical problem that can be solved. By redirecting good food from local farmers, grocers and restaurants that might otherwise go to waste, Food Lifeline can provide more than 88,000 meals daily. Volunteers inspect, sort and repack these donations for distribution to our network of 275 hunger relief partners. Volunteers must wear close-toed shoes and we suggest dressing in layers as the warehouse is not climate controlled.  

 

Ages: Volunteers must be at least six years or older. Volunteers 15 and under require adult supervision. Youth groups require one adult for every five kid

 

Time Commitment: Shifts are typically two to three hours long.    

 

Contact: Volunteers can schedule online at www.foodlifeline.civicore.com. Or contact Heather or Jennifer at 206.545.6600 for scheduling assistance.
www.foodlifeline.org 

 

 

Sort and Repackage Bulk Food   

Northwest Harvest

 

Date/Time: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-noon or 1-3pm; Wednesday evening, 4-7pm

 

Location: Kent Warehouse, 22220 68th Ave S, Kent

 

The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide more than two million meals every month. Volunteers will sort and repackage bulk food into family sized portions for distribution to food banks throughout the state. It is incredible to see how many meals you can package in just a few hours!  

 

Ages: Minimum age of nine (or 3rd grade). Adult chaperones are required for volunteers up to age 15. Sixteen and 17-year-olds are able to volunteer on their own with a parent permission form on file, however, adult chaperones are needed for groups of 16 and 17-year-olds and one adult is needed to be the primary contact. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance.

 

Time Commitment: Two or three hour shifts 

 

Contact: Katie Taylor, Kent Volunteer Coordinator, 206.923.7472, KatieT@northwestharvest.org 

 www.northwestharvest.org 

 

 

Sort, Package and Distribute Food  

Northwest Harvest

 

Date/Time: Monday and Wednesday, 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday and Friday, 8:30am - 5pm

 

Location: Cherry Street Food Bank, 711 Cherry Street, Seattle  

 

The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide more than two million meals every month. Volunteers will work directly with clients. Tasks include sorting, packaging and distributing food.  

 

Ages: Minimum age of 9 (or 3rd grade). Adult chaperones are required for volunteers up to age 15. Sixteen and 17 year olds are able to volunteer on their own with a parent permission form on file, however, adult chaperones are needed for groups of 16 and 17 year olds and one adult is needed to be the primary contact. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance.

 

Time Commitment: Flexible two to three hour shifts

 

Contact: Jeri Chonle, Volunteer Coordinator Cherry Street Food Bank, 206.923.7456, JeriC@northwestharvest.org
www.northwestharvest.org 

 

 

Food Pick Up  

Kent Food Bank

 

Date/Time: Saturdays or Sundays

 

Location: East Hill - Kent  

 

The Kent Food Bank provides emergency food and clothing for individuals and families within the Kent School District boundary. You and your family can volunteer to pick up donations from a local store and transport them to the Food Bank Annex on East Hill. We are looking for people willing to commit to one pick up per month. This is a great project for families. Children can help load and unload donations.    

 

Ages: Need at least one adult to drive and supervise, but volunteers of any age are welcome to assist.

 

Time Commitment: About an hour 

 

Contact: Email kentfoodbank@gmail.com for more information
www.facebook.com/kentfoodbank  

 

 

Healthy HIP Packs Packing Parties  

Hunger Intervention Program

 

Date/Time: Every 1st Thursday, 3:15-4:30 pm and every 3rd Wednesday, 5- 6:15pm

 

Location: Lake City Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall. 3841 NE 123rd Street, Seattle  

 

The Hunger Intervention Program provides Healthy HIP Packs to local elementary schools, where they are distributed to students who can benefit from extra food over the weekend. The HIP Packs provide healthy meals for these students who might otherwise experience hunger during the weekend when school meals are not available. Come out and join us at our packing parties to help assemble these HIP Packs and help with other volunteer projects. Everyone is welcome, and no training is needed beforehand. RSVP is helpful but not required. Hope to see you there!  

 

Ages: All ages welcome! Younger kids may need help from parents to participate.

 

Time Commitment: About an hour 

 

Contact: Email americorps@hungerintervention.org or call 206.457.2871 to confirm.
www.hungerintervention.org

 

 

Foster a Pet  

Your Local Animal Shelter Organizations

 

Date/Time: Ongoing

 

 

Fostering a pet is one of the most rewarding experiences your family can have. When you foster a pet you: 

  • Free up a spot so the shelter or rescue can take in another pet.
  • Give your foster pet the time he or she needs to be ready for adoption.
  • Help the shelter or rescue learn more about the pet so he or she can end up in the best home possible.
  • Socialize the pet to a home environment.

Visit the DGT™ project page for reflection ideas, book suggestions, and ways to take this project further.

   

Ages: Fostering a pet is a great family opportunity. Your local animal shelter organizations will let you know if they have any specific age requirements

 

Time Commitment: Varies

 

Contact: Check Petfinder's list of Animal Welfare groups by state to find a rescue group or shelter near you.

 

 

 

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Disclaimer: This list is provided as a service to families. Inclusion of organizations in this listing does not imply affiliation, endorsement or quality assurance on the part of Doing Good Together.™ Doing Good Together™ bears no responsibility whatsoever for the activities and actions of the listed organizations. 
                                                                            

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April 2015 - Seattle Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

 April 2015 - Seattle

 

Earth Day at Seward Park  

Seward Park Audubon Center

 

Date/Time: Saturday, April 25, 10am - 2pm

 

Location: Seward Park - 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S, Seattle  

 

Celebrate Earth Day by joining young conservation leaders in building habitat for a vibrant community of wildlife, birds and people! Overlooking Lake Washington, Seward Park is also home to the largest swath of old growth forest in Seattle and over 100 species of birds. During the event, our teen leaders will explain how your actions contribute to a healthy Puget Sound and a healthy planet. Cheer them on and learn from the best as they facilitate a fun and challenging day of work. Tools, gloves, training, snacks and coffee provided. Just bring your energy, laughter and family and friends.   

 

Ages: All ages are welcome 

 

Time Commitment: Flexible

 

Contact: Mikhaila Gonzales, mgonzales@audubon.org. Registration is available online 

www. sewardpark.audubon.org

 

Riverton - Making Sandwiches  

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

 

Date/Time: Shifts are available everyday, 2-4pm

 

Location: 3020 S. 128th Place, Burie  

 

You can help serve, rescue and transform a life, one sandwich at a time. The Mission needs help preparing hundreds of sandwiches every single day of the year. These sandwiches are delivered to the Mission's Search & Rescue vans each evening, where adult volunteers serve the sandwiches to hundreds of people in homelessness throughout the night. The sandwich is often the first gesture of humanity a person in homelessness may have encountered in a very long time-don't ever underestimate the power of simple sandwich!  

 

Ages: Open to all ages 

 

Time Commitment: Two hour shifts 

 

Contact: All volunteers should register at www.ugm.volunteerhub.com/events/index. Additional questions can be directed to volunteer@ugm.org or call 206.723.0767.
www.ugm.org 

 

Bring & Serve a Group Dinner at EFS (Emergency Family Shelter)   

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

 

Date/Time: Monday-Friday, 5 - 8:30pm (dinner serving time is 6:30pm)

 

Location: 314 Bell Street, Seattle  

 

Bring a complete and ready to serve meal for a group of 48 women and children (plus the number of people in your volunteer group) to the EFS. You can help serve, rescue and transform the lives of four-dozen women and children one meal at a time. Your meal preparations and cooking must be completed before coming to EFS. Warming ovens and basic kitchen equipment are available to finalize the serving of the meal. Please do not include pork products in your meal. 

 

Ages: Open to all ages. There is a maximum of 20 volunteers per night.

 

Time Commitment: Three to four hours (plus prep time)

 

Contact: All volunteers should register at www.ugm.volunteerhub.com/events/index.  Additional questions can be directed to volunteer@ugm.org or call 206.723.0767.
www.ugm.org 

 

Serve Lunches or Dinners at Hope Place

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

 

Date/Time: Lunch: Monday-Saturday, 11:30am - 1:30pm (lunch is served at noon)
Dinner: Monday-Sunday, 4:30 - 5:30pm (dinner is served at 5pm)

 

Location: You can help serve, rescue and transform a life, one meal at a time. Working side-by-side with the Mission's chefs and kitchen staff, you can help prepare and serve meals for 100+ residents and guests, each and every day of the year. Find a day that works for you and your family!  

 

Ages: Families with children ten and older are welcome to volunteer 

 

Time Commitment: Two to four hours

 

Contact: All volunteers should register at www.ugm.volunteerhub.com/events/index.  Additional questions can be directed to volunteer@ugm.org or call 206.723.0767.
www.ugm.org 
 

Sort & Pack Food  

Food Lifeline

 

Date/Time: Food Lifeline's volunteer needs are ongoing. Shifts are available the following times:

  • Tuesday, 9:30 - 11:30am, 1 - 4pm or 6 - 8pm
  • Wednesday, 1 - 4pm or 6 - 8pm
  • Thursday, 9:30 - 11:30am, 1 - 4pm or 6 - 8pm
  • Friday, 9:30 - 11:30am or 1 - 3pm
  • Saturday, 9am - noon or 1 - 4pm

Saturday sessions are booked through June 2015 for large groups. Openings for individuals or small families may be available, please check our online volunteer calendar for availability. Weekday volunteers are Food Lifeline's greatest need!

 

Location: Food Lifeline - 1702 NE 150th St, Shoreline  

 

Food Lifeline is a Feeding America food bank serving Western Washington. Food Lifeline approaches hunger as a logistical problem that can be solved. By redirecting good food from local farmers, grocers and restaurants that might otherwise go to waste, Food Lifeline can provide more than 88,000 meals daily. Volunteers inspect, sort and repack these donations for distribution to our network of 275 hunger relief partners. Volunteers must wear close-toed shoes and we suggest dressing in layers as the warehouse is not climate controlled.   

 

Ages: Volunteers must be at least six years or older. Volunteers 15 and under require adult supervision. Youth groups require one adult for every five kids.  

 

Time Commitment:  Shifts are typically two to three hours long.  

 

Contact: Volunteers can schedule online at www.foodlifeline.civicore.com. Contact Heather or Jennifer at 206.545.6600 for scheduling assistance.
www.foodlifeline.org 

 

Sort and Repackage Bulk Food  

Northwest Harvest

 

Date/Time: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am - noon or 1 - 3pm; Wednesday evening, 4 - 7pm

 

Location: Kent Warehouse, 22220 68th Ave S, Kent  

 

The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide more than two million meals every month. Volunteers will sort and repackage bulk food into family sized portions for distribution to food banks throughout the state. It is incredible to see how many meals you can package in just a few hours!  

 

Ages: Minimum age of nine (or 3rd grade). Adult chaperones are required for volunteers up to age 15. Sixteen and 17-year-olds are able to volunteer on their own with a parent permission form on file, however, adult chaperones are needed for groups of 16 and 17-year-olds and one adult is needed to be the primary contact. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance.

 

Time Commitment: Two or three hour shifts

 

Contact: Katie Taylor, Kent Volunteer Coordinator, 206.923.7472, KatieT@northwestharvest.org
www.northwestharvest.org 

 

Sort, Package and Distribute Food  

Northwest Harvest

 

Date/Time: Monday and Wednesday, 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday and Friday, 8:30am - 5pm

 

Location: Cherry Street Food Bank, 711 Cherry Street, Seattle  

 

The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide more than two million meals every month. Volunteers will work directly with clients. Tasks include sorting, packaging and distributing food.  

 

Ages: Minimum age of nine (or 3rd grade). Adult chaperones are required for volunteers up to age 15. Sixteen and 17-year-olds are able to volunteer on their own with a parent permission form on file, however, adult chaperones are needed for groups of 16 and 17-year-olds and one adult is needed to be the primary contact. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance.

 

Time Commitment: Flexible two to three hour shifts

 

Contact: Jeri Chonle, Volunteer Coordinator Cherry Street Food Bank, 206.923.7456, JeriC@northwestharvest.org
www.northwestharvest.org 
 

Food Pick Up  

Kent Food Bank

 

Date/Time: Saturdays or Sundays

 

Location: East Hill - Kent  

 

The Kent Food Bank provides emergency food and clothing for individuals and families within the Kent School District boundary. You and your family can volunteer to pick up donations from a local store and transport them to the Food Bank Annex on East Hill. We are looking for people willing to commit to one pick up per month. This is a great project for families. Children can help load and unload donations.     

 

Ages: Need at least one adult to drive and supervise, but volunteers of any age are welcome to assist.

 

Time Commitment: About an hour 

 

Contact: Email kentfoodbank@gmail.com for more information

www.facebook.com/kentfoodbank 

 

Healthy HIP Pack Packing Parties  

Hunger Intervention Program

 

Date/Time: Every 1st Thursday, 3:15 - 4:30pm and every 3rd Wednesday, 5 - 6:15pm

 

Location: Lake City Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall. 3841 NE 123rd Street, Seattle  

 

The Hunger Intervention Program provides Healthy HIP Packs to local elementary schools, where they are distributed to students who can benefit from extra food over the weekend. The HIP Packs provide healthy meals for these students who might otherwise experience hunger during the weekend when school meals are not available. Come out and join us at our packing parties to help assemble these HIP Packs and help with other volunteer projects. Everyone is welcome, and no training is needed beforehand. RSVP is helpful but not required. Hope to see you there!  

 

Ages: All ages welcome! Younger kids may need help from parents to participate

 

Time Commitment: About an hour 

 

Contact: Email americorps@hungerintervention.org or call 206.457.2871 to confirm.
www.hungerintervention.org

 

Help Local Children   

WestSide Baby

 

Date/Time: White Center: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am - 1pm; Saturdays, 10am - 1pm; First Tuesday and Third Thursday, 6 - 9pm
Central District: Mondays and Thursdays, 9am - 1pm; Wednesdays, 9am - 5pm      

 

Location: White Center: 10027 14th Ave SW, Seattle, or Central District: 2301 S Jackson St., Ste 202, Seattle   

WestSide Baby, in partnership with our community, provides essentials to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing and equipment. Volunteers are an integral part of our organization and tasks can include sorting incoming donations of clothing and other items, packaging diapers, packaging toys, filling orders for children and other projects as needed.  

 

Ages: Children age eight and older are welcome to participate. An adult must accompany volunteers between ages 8-13 and volunteers ages 14-17 must have a signed consent form.  

 

Time Commitment: Flexible

 

Contact: Shana Allen, shana@westsidebaby.org or 206-686-6659 with questions. Application can be found online at www.westsidebaby.org/default/volunteer
www.westsidebaby.org 

 

Plant a Row for the Hungry  

Ample Harvest or Garden Writers Association

 

Date/Time: During the growing season  

 

Location: Your garden, community garden, or wherever you have the opportunity  

 

Spring is in the air and gardeners everywhere can't wait to get started. Whether you plant a container garden on a windowsill or a deck, overthrow a patch of lawn in favor of a garden, or join a community effort, planning a row dedicated to the local food shelf can make a world of difference. Donating dedicated produce or extra produce from your garden helps food shelves provide more healthy food options and helps prevent food waste. Check out Doing Good Together's Plant a Row for the Hungry page for more information, reflection questions for your family, and additional resources. To find a food shelf near you that would like to receive your produce donation, visit Ample Harvest's find a food pantry page.   

 

Ages: Everyone can participate 

 

Time Commitment: Varies

 

Contact:  Ample Harvest, info@AmpleHarvest.org or Garden Writer's Association, Plant a Row for the Hungry, PAR Hotline 1.877.492.2727
www.ampleharvest.org, www.gardenwriters.org

 

 
 DGT Families Making a Difference

Are you and your family taking advantage of the opportunities in our monthly listings? We'd love to hear about your experiences. Email us your stories and photos and we'll share them with our readers!

In mid March a number of DGT families from the Boston area came together to help support the Cradles to Crayons Pajama Drive. The event was hosted by Kira Hower, our Boston Coordinator and facilitated by Caryn Oppenheim, youth services coordinator at Cradles to Crayons. The program included a short video about C2C, a reading of the children's book Pajamas of My Dreams, and a thoughtful discussion about what types of donations are important and why. The event ended with the kids and adults making "well wishes" cards to go inside backpacks for the kids. Participants donated over 100 pairs of pajamas and raised awareness about the needs of the C2C families.
 

 

 

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March 2015 - Seattle Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

March 2015 - Seattle

 

Riverton - Making Sandwiches  

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

 

Date/Time: Shifts are available everyday, 2-4pm

 

Location: 3020 S. 128th Place, Burie  

 

You can help serve, rescue and transform a life, one sandwich at a time. The Mission needs help preparing hundreds of sandwiches every single day of the year. These sandwiches are delivered to the Mission's Search & Rescue vans each evening, where adult volunteers serve the sandwiches to hundreds of people in homelessness throughout the night. The sandwich is often the first gesture of humanity a person in homelessness may have encountered in a very long time-don't ever underestimate the power of simple sandwich!  

 

Ages: Open to all ages 

 

Time Commitment: Two hour shifts 

 

Contact: All volunteers should register at www.ugm.volunteerhub.com/events/index. Additional questions can be directed to volunteer@ugm.org or call 206.723.0767.
www.ugm.org 

 

Bring & Serve a Group Dinner at EFS (Emergency Family Shelter)   

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

 

Date/Time: Monday-Friday, 5-8:30pm (dinner serving time is 6:30pm)

 

Location: 314 Bell Street, Seattle  

 

Bring a complete and ready to serve meal for a group of 48 women and children (plus the number of people in your volunteer group) to the EFS. You can help serve, rescue and transform the lives of four-dozen women and children one meal at a time. Your meal preparations and cooking must be completed before coming to EFS. Warming ovens and basic kitchen equipment are available to finalize the serving of the meal. Please do not include pork products in your meal. 

 

Ages: Open to all ages. There is a maximum of 20 volunteers per night.

 

Time Commitment: Three to four hours (plus prep time)

 

Contact: All volunteers should register at www.ugm.volunteerhub.com/events/index.  Additional questions can be directed to volunteer@ugm.org or call 206.723.0767.
www.ugm.org 

 

Serve Lunches or Dinners at Hope Place (Women's Shelter)  

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

 

Date/Time: Lunch: Monday-Saturday, 11:30am-1:30pm (lunch is served at noon)
Dinner: Monday-Sunday, 4:30-5:30pm (dinner is served at 5pm)

 

Location: You can help serve, rescue and transform a life, one meal at a time. Working side-by-side with the Mission's chefs and kitchen staff, you can help prepare and serve meals for 100+ residents and guests, each and every day of the year. Find a day that works for you and your family!  

 

Ages: Families with children ten and older are welcome to volunteer 

 

Time Commitment: Two to four hours

 

Contact: All volunteers should register at www.ugm.volunteerhub.com/events/index.  Additional questions can be directed to volunteer@ugm.org or call 206.723.0767.
www.ugm.org 
 

Sort & Pack Food  

Food Lifeline

 

Date/Time: Food Lifeline's volunteer needs are ongoing. Shifts are available the following times:

  • Tuesday, 9:30-11:30am, 1-4pm or 6-8pm
  • Wednesday, 1-4pm or 6-8pm
  • Thursday, 9:30-11:30am, 1-4pm or 6-8pm
  • Friday, 9:30-11:30am or 1-3pm
  • Saturday, 9am-noon or 1-4pm

Saturday sessions are booked through June 2015 for large groups. Openings for individuals or small families may be available, please check our online volunteer calendar for availability. Weekday volunteers are Food Lifeline's greatest need!

 

Location: Food Lifeline - 1702 NE 150th St, Shoreline  

 

Food Lifeline is a Feeding America food bank serving Western Washington. Food Lifeline approaches hunger as a logistical problem that can be solved. By redirecting good food from local farmers, grocers and restaurants that might otherwise go to waste, Food Lifeline can provide more than 88,000 meals daily. Volunteers inspect, sort and repack these donations for distribution to our network of 275 hunger relief partners. Volunteers must wear close-toed shoes and we suggest dressing in layers as the warehouse is not climate controlled.   

 

Ages: Volunteers must be at least six years or older. Volunteers 15 and under require adult supervision. Youth groups require one adult for every five kids.  

 

Time Commitment:  Shifts are typically two to three hours long.  

 

Contact: Volunteers can schedule online at www.foodlifeline.civicore.com. Contact Heather or Jennifer at 206.545.6600 for scheduling assistance.
www.foodlifeline.org 

 

Sort and Repackage Bulk Food  

Northwest Harvest

 

Date/Time: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-noon or 1-3pm; Wednesday evening, 4-7pm

 

Location: Kent Warehouse, 22220 68th Ave S Kent  

 

The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide more than two million meals every month. Volunteers will sort and repackage bulk food into family sized portions for distribution to food banks throughout the state. It is incredible to see how many meals you can package in just a few hours!  

 

Ages: Minimum age of nine (or 3rd grade). Adult chaperones are required for volunteers up to age 15. Sixteen and 17-year-olds are able to volunteer on their own with a parent permission form on file, however, adult chaperones are needed for groups of 16 and 17-year-olds and one adult is needed to be the primary contact. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance.

 

Time Commitment: Two or three hour shifts

 

Contact: Katie Taylor, Kent Volunteer Coordinator, 206.923.7472, KatieT@northwestharvest.org
www.northwestharvest.org 

 

Sort, Package and Distribute Food  

Northwest Harvest

 

Date/Time: Monday and Wednesday, 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday and Friday, 8:30am - 5pm

 

Location: Cherry Street Food Bank, 711 Cherry Street, Seattle  

 

The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide more than two million meals every month. Volunteers will work directly with clients. Tasks include sorting, packaging and distributing food.  

 

Ages: Minimum age of nine (or 3rd grade). Adult chaperones are required for volunteers up to age 15. Sixteen and 17-year-olds are able to volunteer on their own with a parent permission form on file, however, adult chaperones are needed for groups of 16 and 17-year-olds and one adult is needed to be the primary contact. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance.

 

Time Commitment: Flexible two to three hour shifts

 

Contact: Jeri Chonle, Volunteer Coordinator Cherry Street Food Bank, 206.923.7456, JeriC@northwestharvest.org
www.northwestharvest.org 
 

Food Pick Up  

Kent Food Bank

 

Date/Time: Saturdays or Sundays

 

Location: East Hill - Kent  

 

The Kent Food Bank provides emergency food and clothing for individuals and families within the Kent School District boundary. You and your family can volunteer to pick up donations from a local store and transport them to the Food Bank Annex on East Hill. We are looking for people willing to commit to one pick up per month. This is a great project for families. Children can help load and unload donations.     

 

Ages: Need at least one adult to drive and supervise, but volunteers of any age are welcome to assist.

 

Time Commitment: About an hour 

 

Contact: Email kentfoodbank@gmail.com for more information

www.facebook.com/kentfoodbank 

 

Healthy HIP Pack Packing Parties  

Hunger Intervention Program

 

Date/Time: Every 1st Thursday, 3:15-4:30pm and every 3rd Wednesday, 5- 6:15pm

 

Location: Lake City Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall. 3841 NE 123rd Street, Seattle  

 

The Hunger Intervention Program provides Healthy HIP Packs to local elementary schools, where they are distributed to students who can benefit from extra food over the weekend. The HIP Packs provide healthy meals for these students who might otherwise experience hunger during the weekend when school meals are not available. Come out and join us at our packing parties to help assemble these HIP Packs and help with other volunteer projects. Everyone is welcome, and no training is needed beforehand. RSVP is helpful but not required. Hope to see you there!  

 

Ages: All ages welcome! Younger kids may need help from parents to participate

 

Time Commitment: About an hour 

 

Contact: Email americorps@hungerintervention.org or call 206.457.2871 to confirm.
www.hungerintervention.org

 

Visiting the Elderly  

 

Date/Time: Flexible

 

Location: Various Seattle locations 

 

Many seniors in our community face loneliness every day. You and your family can share the kindness of a personal connection with an older adult. When your family visits a senior you help your children become comfortable with our aging population and bring cheer to those who are isolated and lonely. Regular visits with a senior can help enhance the lives of both the senior you visit and your family. Many programs provide training and ongoing support for volunteers; some will ask for a minimum time commitment, typically at least six months. Doing Good Together's Visit the Elderly project page offers lots of suggestions for visiting with seniors, reflection questions for your family and other resources. You can contact a local nursing home, care facility or a Seattle  organization that offers senior visiting programs like Full Life Elder Friends or Jewish Family Service.  

 

Ages: Organizations may have differing age requirements but most will welcome families with children.

 

Time Commitment: Varies

 

Contact: Full Life, Ginger Seybold, Director of Volunteer Programs, gingers@fulllifecare.org, 206.224.3790.  

Jewish Family Service, Director of Volunteer Services, volunteer@jfsseattle.org, 206.861.3155
You can also search for nursing homes in your area on the Washington State Nursing Home Finder 

 

 

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February 2015 - Seattle Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

February 2015 - Seattle

 

Sort and Repackage Bulk Food  

Northwest Harvest

 

Date/Time: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-noon or 1-3pm; Wednesday evening, 4-7pm

 

Location: Kent Warehouse, 22220 68th Ave S, Kent  

 

The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide more than two million meals every month. Volunteers will sort and repackage bulk food into family sized portions for distribution to food banks throughout the state. It is incredible to see how many meals you can package in just a few hours!  

 

Ages: Minimum age of 9 (or 3rd grade). Adult chaperones are required for volunteers up to age 15. Sixteen and 17-year-olds are able to volunteer on their own with a parent permission form on file, however, adult chaperones are needed for groups of 16 and 17-year-olds and one adult is needed to be the primary contact. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance.

 

Time Commitment: Two or three hour shifts

 

Contact: Katie Taylor, Kent Volunteer Coordinator, 206.923.7472, KatieT@northwestharvest.org

www.northwestharvest.org    

 

Sort, Package and Distribute Food  

Northwest Harvest

 

Date/Time: Monday and Wednesday, 8:30am - 5:30pm; Thursday and Friday, 8:30am - 5pm

 

Location: Cherry Street Food Bank, 711 Cherry Street, Seattle   

 

The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide more than two million meals every month. Volunteers will work directly with clients. Tasks include sorting, packaging and distributing food.  

 

Ages: Minimum age of 9 (or 3rd grade). Adult chaperones are required for volunteers up to age 15. Sixteen and 17-year-olds are able to volunteer on their own with a parent permission form on file, however, adult chaperones are needed for groups of 16 and 17-year-olds and one adult is needed to be the primary contact. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance.

 

Time Commitment: Flexible two to three hour shifts

 

Contact: Jeri Chonle, Volunteer Coordinator Cherry Street Food Bank, 206.923.7456, JeriC@northwestharvest.org
www.northwestharvest.org 

 

Food Pick Up  

Kent Food Bank

 

Date/Time: Saturdays or Sundays

 

Location: East Hill - Kent  

 

The Kent Food Bank provides emergency food and clothing for individuals and families within the Kent School District boundary. You and your family can volunteer to pick up donations from a local store and transport them to the Food Bank Annex on East Hill. We are looking for people willing to commit to one pick up per month. This is a great project for families. Children can help load and unload donations. 

 

Ages: Need at least one adult to drive and supervise, but volunteers of any age are welcome to assist.

 

Time Commitment: About an hour 

 

Contact: Email kentfoodbank@gmail.com for more information
www.facebook.com/kentfoodbank/timeline   

 

Healthy HIP Pack Packing Parties  

Hunger Intervention Program

 

Date/Time: Every 1st Thursday, 3:15-4:30pm and every 3rd Wednesday, 5- 6:15pm

 

Location: Lake City Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall. 3841 NE 123rd Street, Seattle  

 

The Hunger Intervention Program provides Healthy HIP Packs to local elementary schools, where they are distributed to students who can benefit from extra food over the weekend. The HIP Packs provide healthy meals for these students who might otherwise experience hunger during the weekend when school meals are not available. Come out and join us at our packing parties to help assemble these HIP Packs and help with other volunteer projects. Everyone is welcome, and no training is needed beforehand. RSVP is helpful but not required. Hope to see you there!  

 

Ages: All ages are welcome! Younger kids may need help from parents to participate

 

Time Commitment: About an hour 

 

Contact: Email americorps@hungerintervention.org or call 206.457.2871 to confirm.
www.hungerintervention.org

 

Help Local Children - Pack, Organize, Distribute Donations  

WestSide Baby

 

Date/Time: White Center: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am - 1pm; Saturdays, 10am - 1pm; First Tuesday and Third Thursday, 6 - 9pm

Central District: Mondays and Thursdays, 9am - 1pm; Wednesdays, 9am - 5pm   

 

Location: White Center: 10027 14th Ave SW, Seattle or Central District: 2301 S Jackson St., Ste 202, Seattle   

 

WestSide Baby, in partnership with our community, provides essentials to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing and equipment. Volunteers are an integral part of our organization and tasks can include sorting incoming donations of clothing and other items, packaging diapers, packaging toys, filling orders for children and other projects as needed.  

 

Ages: Eight and older. Children age 8-13 must be accompanied by an adult and teens 14-17 must have a signed consent prior to volunteering.

 

Time Commitment: Flexible

 

Contact: Shana Allen shana@westsidebaby.org 206-686-6659 with questions. Application can be found online at www.westsidebaby.org/default/volunteer
www.westsidebaby.org 

 

Feed the Homeless at the Seattle Outdoor Meal Site  

OPERATION: Sack Lunch

 

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 25, 9am- 2pm

 

Location: 210 Alaskan Way S, Seattle  

 

Sack Lunch is a twenty-five year old organization dedicated to feeding the homeless. We operate four kitchens around downtown Seattle and are dedicated meal providers and managers of Seattle's Outdoor Meal Site. We work with groups of volunteers to prepare, cook and serve meals to men and women in various stages of living in or transitioning out of homelessness. Volunteers will prepare a lunch meal for the male residents of the Compass Center as well as our clients at the Outdoor Meal Site.  

 

Ages: Volunteers need to be thirteen or older

 

Time Commitment: Up to five hours or as much as your schedule allows 

 

Contact: Camille Faulkner - Volunteer Coordinator at OPERATION: Sack Lunch Camille@oslserves.org, 206.922.2078

www.oslserves.org

 

Create Cat Toys and Blankets  

Animal Humane Society

 

Date/Time: Flexible

 

Location: 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue  

 

You and your children can make pet toys to entertain and help animals feel more at home while they're living in shelters. The animal lovers in your family will enjoy the activity of sharing love and toys with lonely pets. You can create cat blankets or toys for the Animal Humane Society or you can check out Doing Good Together's Create Pet Toys project page, which includes ideas for lots of different pet toy projects, and reflection questions and other resources.  

 

Ages: Everyone can participate 

 

Time Commitment: Varies

 

Contact: volunteers@seattlehumane.org, 425.649.7557
www.animalhumanesociety.org

 

 

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January 2015 - Seattle Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

January 2015 - Seattle

 

Sort and Repackage Bulk Food  

Northwest Harvest

 

Date/Time: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-noon or 1-3pm; Wednesday evening, 4-7pm

 

Location: Kent Warehouse, 22220 68th Ave S, Kent  

 

The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide more than two million meals every month. Volunteers will sort and repackage bulk food into family sized portions for distribution to food banks throughout the state. It is incredible to see how many meals you can package in just a few hours!  

 

Ages: Minimum age of 9 (or 3rd grade). Adult chaperones are required for volunteers up to age 15. Sixteen and 17 year olds are able to volunteer on their own with a parent permission form on file, however, adult chaperones are needed for groups of 16 and 17 year olds and one adult is needed to be the primary contact. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance.

 

Time Commitment: Two or three hour shifts

 

Contact: Katie Taylor, Kent Volunteer Coordinator, 206.923.7472, KatieT@northwestharvest.org
www.northwestharvest.org 

 

 

Sort, Package and Distribute Food   

Northwest Harvest

 

Date/Time: Monday and Wednesday, 8:30am - 5:30pm; Thursday and Friday, 8:30am - 5pm

 

Location: Cherry Street Food Bank, 711 Cherry Street, Seattle  

 

The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide more than two million meals every month. Volunteers will work directly with clients. Tasks include sorting, packaging and distributing food.  

 

Ages: Minimum age of 9 (or 3rd grade). Adult chaperones are required for volunteers up to age 15. Sixteen and 17 year olds are able to volunteer on their own with a parent permission form on file, however, adult chaperones are needed for groups of 16 and 17 year olds and one adult is needed to be the primary contact. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance.

 

Time Commitment: Flexible two to three hour shifts

 

Contact: Jeri Chonle, Volunteer Coordinator Cherry Street Food Bank, 206.923.7456, JeriC@northwestharvest.org
www.northwestharvest.org

 

 

Food Pick Up  

Kent Food Bank

 

Date/Time: Saturdays or Sundays

 

Location: East Hill - Kent  

 

The Kent Food Bank provides emergency food and clothing for individuals and families within the Kent School District boundary. You and your family can volunteer to pick up donations from a local store and transport them to the Food Bank Annex on East Hill. We are looking for people willing to commit to one pick up per month. This is a great project for families. Children can help load and unload donations.   

 

Ages: Need at least one adult to drive and supervise, but volunteers of any age are welcome to assist.

 

Time Commitment: About an hour

 

Contact: Email kentfoodbank@gmail.com for more information  

www.facebook.com/kentfoodbank/timeline  

 

 

Healthy HIP Packing Parties  

Hunger Intervention Program

 

Date/Time: Every 1st Thursday, 3:15-4:30pm or every 3rd Wednesday, 5- 6:15pm

 

Location: Lake City Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall, 3841 NE 123rd Street, Seattle  

 

The Hunger Intervention Program provides Healthy HIP Packs to local elementary schools, where they are distributed to students who can benefit from extra food over the weekend. The HIP Packs provide healthy meals for students who might otherwise experience hunger during the weekend when school meals are not available. Come out and join us at our packing parties to help assemble HIP Packs and help with other volunteer projects. Everyone is welcome, and no training is needed beforehand. RSVP is helpful but not required. Hope to see you there!  

 

Ages: All ages welcome! Younger kids may need help from parents to participate.

 

Time Commitment: About an hour

 

Contact: Email americorps@hungerintervention.org or call 206.457.2871 to confirm.
 www.hungerintervention.org 

 

 

West Hylebos Wetlands Environmental Restoration Project  

EarthCorps

 

Date/Time: Saturday, January 17, 10am-2pm

 

Location: West Hylebos Wetlands, 411 S 348th Street, Federal Way  

 

Join EarthCorps/Friends of the Hylebos in working at the beautiful West Hylebos Wetlands Park as we kick-off our MLK Weekend of Service! This Park is home to one of the few remaining intact peat bogs in Puget Sound. Wetlands provide essential wildlife habitat and they filter pollutants out of stormwater runoff. They are also attractive places for people to relax, stroll and learn about rich natural ecosystems. We worked hard this spring and summer to remove invasive species like blackberry and English Ivy at the site. We need your help to re-plant the habitat with native trees, shrubs, and ground cover.  

 

Ages: All ages are welcome. Volunteers under 12 must have a parent or guardian present.

 

Time Commitment: Four hours 

 

Contact: Email volunteer@earthcorps.com, or Kelly O'Callahan, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator, 206.322.9296 x217, kelly@earthcorps.com.
www.earthcorps.org 

 

 

Pioneer Park (Mercer Island) Environmental Restoration Project  

EarthCorps

 

Date/Time: Sunday, January 18, 10am-2pm

 

Location: Pioneer Park, Island Crest Way & SE 68th Street, Mercer Island  

 

Work with EarthCorps and the City of Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Dept. to help restore Pioneer Park! Pioneer Park is 113 acres of forested habitat, the largest forested park on Mercer Island. This park is home to over 70 bird species and 12 different mammals, and offers the most extensive trail system on the island. The restoration goals for this park include planting native conifer trees; removing non-native plants, such as ivy, that prevent native plants from growing; and site maintenance activities.  

 

Ages: All ages are welcome. Volunteers under 12 must have a parent or guardian present.

 

Time Commitment: Four hours 

 

Contact: Email volunteer@earthcorps.com, or Kelly O'Callahan, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator, 206.322.9296 x217, kelly@earthcorps.com.
www.earthcorps.org 

 

 

Cheasty Greenspace Environmental Restoration Project  

EarthCorps

 

Date/Time: Monday, January 19, 10am-2pm

 

Location: Cheasty Greenspace - Seattle, 2809 S Alaska Pl, Seattle  

 

Join EarthCorps, the Green Seattle Partnership, Service for Peace, University of Washington, and Seattle Parks and Recreation as we continue to restore this 43-acre south end greenspace. MLK Day of Service participants should expect to learn a brief history of Cheasty Greenspace and an overview of Seattle's urban forests. Join thousands of volunteers nationwide in making MLK Day "a day ON, not a day OFF!" EarthCorps staff will discuss Dr. King's legacy, forest structure, native vs. non-native plant species, environmental restoration and safety. The service project includes the removal of English ivy, a non-native aggressive plant species that threatens the diversity of our urban forests. Work may include planting native trees and shrubs, and restoration maintenance such as weeding, wood chip application and sheet mulching.  

 

Ages: All ages are welcome. Volunteers under 12 must have a parent or guardian present.

 

Time Commitment: Four hours 

 

Contact: Email volunteer@earthcorps.com, or Kelly O'Callahan, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator, 206.322.9296 x217, kelly@earthcorps.com.
www.earthcorps.org 

 

 

 

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Disclaimer: This list is provided as a service to families. Inclusion of organizations in this listing does not imply affiliation, endorsement or quality assurance on the part of Doing Good Together.™ Doing Good Together™ bears no responsibility whatsoever for the activities and actions of the listed organizations. 
                                                                            

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