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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