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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