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September 2016 - Seattle Family Volunteer Opportunities

September 2016 Seattle Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

September 2016 - Seattle  

 
Ushering for Public Performances
Seattle Children's Theatre
 
Date/Time: Varies throughout the season; October 2016 - May 2017
 
Location: 201 Thomas St, Seattle

Ushers are needed for public performances on the weekends. Usher duties include any of the following: stuffing and passing out programs, light cleaning of the theatre, ticket taking, stage watching, occasional assisting at concession stands. Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the House Manager, so be prepared to be flexible! Typically, ushers get to see the show they are ushering for free.
 
Ages: Families with children 8 - 13 years of age who are accompanied by a parent or guardian are welcome to volunteer. Teens 14 years of age or older can volunteer on their own. 
 
Time Commitment: Varies; all ushers need to be at the theatre one hour and fifteen minutes before the show.
 
Contact: Tammy Hase, Volunteer Coordinator, tammyh@sct.org, 206.859.4013
www.sct.org
 
 
Food Sorter
Salvation Army
 
Date/Time: Saturday, September 17, 9am -2pm
 
Location: 206 S. Tobin St., Renton

Come help sort food donations from bins into breakdown categories such as protein, veggies, fruit, snacks, soup, ramen, dry goods, cereal, etc. Snacks will be provided.
 
Ages: Volunteers must be at least ten. Minors must be part of a group with adult (18 or older) or with parent/guardian.
 
Time Commitment: Three hours
 
Contact: Martha Barrett, Martha.Barrett@usw.salvationarmy.org, 425.255.5969
www.salvationarmy.org/Renton/
 
 
Fall Restoration Day
Volunteer Park Trust
 
Date/Time: Saturday, September 18, 10am - 2pm
 
Location: Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave E, Seattle

Come garden with us in Volunteer Park! We will be planting in two garden beds, as well as weeding, mulching, spreading gravel, and removing litter and invasive plants. Gloves and tools will be provided, or you can bring your own. Stay for the whole event or as long as you want to help continue our restoration efforts and make Volunteer Park a more beautiful place for everyone. No gardening experience necessary. This gathering is a wonderful way to meet neighbors and help beautify our lovely park. The Trust will provide doughnuts and coffee!
 
Ages: Everyone is welcome
 
Time Commitment: Up to four hours
 
Contact: info@volunteerparktrust.org.
www.volunteerparktrust.org
 
 
Eastside Walk to End Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's Association
 
Date/Time: Sunday, September 18, 7:30 - 11:30am
 
Location: Redmond Town Center, 7525 166th Ave, Redmond

The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions! Volunteers make this event possible in communities across Washington State and Northern Idaho. Families can volunteer as Greeters and Route Marshalls to welcome walkers and guide them through the course route.
 
Ages: Families with children age ten and older are welcome to volunteer.

Time Commitment: Four hours
 
Contact: Ester Allen, eallen@alz.org. Registration is available online.
www.alz.org/alzwa/ 
 
 
Northwest Walk to End Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's Association
 
Date/Time: Sunday, September 25, 7 - 11am
 
Location: Seattle Center, 287 Mercer Street, Seattle

The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions! Volunteers make this event possible in communities across Washington State and Northern Idaho. Families can volunteer as Greeters and Route Marshalls to welcome walkers and guide them through the course route.
 
Ages: Families with children age ten and older are welcome to volunteer.

Time Commitment: Four hours
 
Contact: Ester Allen, eallen@alz.org. Registration is available online.
www.alz.org/alzwa/ 
 
 
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 suitable 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 
 
 
National Public Lands Day
Green Kent
 
Date/Time: Saturday, September 24, 9am - noon
 
Location: Riverview Park, Hawley Rd., Kent

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands and is celebrated annually on the last Saturday in September. Celebrate with us at Riverview Park! We planted 125 cottonwoods trees along the river on Arbor Day and now those trees need our help! Volunteer activities will include the following:
  • Removing bindweed (a.k.a. Morning Glory)
  • Digging out blackberries
  • Spreading mulch
  • Saving 125 cottonwood trees!
Ages: Families are welcome to volunteer
 
Time Commitment: Three hours
 
Contact: Desiree Kennedy, dkennedy@KentWA.gov. Registration is available online.
www.greenkent.org
 
 
Volunteer at Kiwanis Park
Green Kirkland Partnership
 
Date/Time: Saturday, September 10, 9am - noon
 
Location: Kiwanis Park, 1405 10th St. W., Kirkland

Join the Green Kirkland Partnership to help with the restoration of Kiwanis 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. 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: Families with children ages five an older are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Three hours
 
Contact: Katie Cava, kcava@kirklandwa.gov, 425.587.5506. Registration is available online.
www.kirklandwa.gov/depart/parks/About_Parks_and_Community_Services/Green_Kirkland_Partnership.htm
 
 
Magic Mail Center
Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: Anytime
 
Location: Set up in your own home

Creating a Magic Mail Center in your home can make it easy to keep kindness part of your family's fall routine! As your fall family schedule gets busy, keep this simple worksheet on hand. When you have unexpected free time, send a letter and make a difference. Visit the Doing Good Together project page to for more ideas and reflection questions.
 
Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org
www.doinggoodtogether.org
 
 
As we start Back-To-School Season, let's remind our kids about the importance of kindness. We're making it easy to deliver this message with our new Doing Good Together™ Infographic that offers insight and ideas for making kindness a priority! 

Presented in a problem/solution format, with relevant stats, fun graphics, and easy-to-find links, we encourage you to post, pin, tweet, and share this graphic with your circle of friends, family, and educators. You can find this graphic on our website, along with other compelling articles on why kindness matters and why DGT matters too. Thanks for sharing DGT™ with others!
 
 

 

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This list was compiled by Doing Good Together™ (www.doinggoodtogether.org)
 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.
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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