March 2018 - Seattle Family Volunteer Opportunities

March 2018 Seattle Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

March 2018 - Seattle  

 
Point Rediscovery Wetland Restoration Work Party
The DIRT Corps
 
Date/Time: Saturday, March 3, 10am - 2pm
 
Location: Park at Sea Mar Parking Lot, 10001 17th Pl S, Seattle
The entrance is along Des Moines Memorial Drive S. There will be someone to direct you down to the site location.

Volunteers will be planting trees as well as learning about the space and looking at designs for future planning. Point Rediscovery is a wonderful and beautiful place to discover. Not only is Point Rediscovery serene, it's also houses part of Hamm Creek, a tributary to the Duwamish River that has a salmon run every year. Point Rediscovery plays an important ecological role in the Green/Duwamish watershed. Everyone is welcome to work with DIRT Corps to continue forest and wetland restoration on open space owned by King County. Dress for the weather. Wear waterproof shoes or boots for walking in the mud. Light refreshments will be served.
 
Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate.
 
Time Commitment: Four hours
 
Contact: kat@thedirtcorps.com. Registration is available online.
 
 
Westcrest Park Forest Restoration Work Party
The DIRT Corps
 
Date/Time: Saturday, March 31, 10am - 2pm
 
Location: 9000 8th Ave SW, Seattle. Park in the south parking lot of Westcrest Park, entrance is off SW Henderson St.  Meet next to the p-patch gardens.

Join DIRT Corps in revitalizing Westcrest Park. We are working on the parcel of land next to 8th Ave, and it is overgrown with Himalayan blackberries! It's up to us and our volunteers to bring it under control. The beginning of this volunteer event will include a brief weed identification session. Combine knowledge with action as we work to clear this beautiful space of harmful species that overtakes the area. Let's work together to gradually transform and maintain Westcrest Park and make it a great public space for everyone to enjoy. Please bring water and also a lunch if you think you are going to get hungry. DIRT Corps will provide coffee and light refreshments. Wear closed-toed shoes, long sleeves, long pants, and hat. Dress for the weather.
 
Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate.
 
Time Commitment: Four hours
 
Contact: kat@thedirtcorps.com. Registration is available online.
 
 
Birthday Parties
Birthday Dreams
 
Date/Time: Check the Birthday Dreams online calendar for party dates and times
 
Location(s): Birthday Dreams holds monthly online parties at the following locations:
  • YWCA Family Village - Redmond
  • LIHI- Cate Apts - Seattle
  • Mary's Place - Seattle
  • Mamma's Hands - North Bend
  • YWCA Passage Point -Maple Valley
  • Hope Place - South Seattle
Birthday Dreams is dedicated to bringing joy to homeless children with the gift of a birthday party. Birthday Dreams provides onsite birthday parties at homeless shelters and transitional housing facilities with all the trimmings. Kids are treated to cake, ice cream, and a great time. Past events have included face painters, clowns, inflatable toys, games, and other entertainment.
 
Ages: Families with children five and older are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: One and one-half hours
 
Contact: Shannon Avery, 425.988.3954, info@birthdaydreams.org or shannon@birthdaydreams.org
 
 
Edible Hope
St. Luke's
 
Date/Time: Choose any morning Monday - Friday from 7 - 10am
 
Location: 5710 22nd Avenue NW, Seattle
 
Please join us in preparing a hot breakfast meal to serve to people experiencing homelessness. For over 27 years, St. Luke's has been welcoming and serving anyone who needs a meal in our church basement. Each weekday morning, a ministry team opens our doors, prepares coffee and food (all of which has been donated), and offers a meal, a cup of coffee, and a warm place to enjoy them to everyone who shows up. On average, we serve over 100 breakfast meals each day Monday through Friday. That's about 2,000 meals a month! We welcome your gift of time, care and nourishment to people experiencing hunger.

Ages: Children of all ages are welcome with adult supervision.
 
Time Commitment: Three hours
 
Contact: Sara Bates, 206.784.3119, meals@stlukesseattle.org
 
 
Help Local Children - Pack, Organize, Distribute Donations
WestSide Baby
 
Date/Time: There are a variety of dates and times available. Check website for details.
 
Location(s): WestSide Baby provides essentials to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing, and equipment. Volunteers are an integral part of the 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: Families with children ages eight and older are welcome to volunteer. An adult must accompany volunteers between ages 8-13 and volunteers ages 14-17 must have a signed consent form.
 
Time Commitment: Three to four hours
 
Contact: Shana Allen, shana@westsidebaby.org, 206.686.6659
www.westsidebaby.org
 
 
Become a Senior Angel
Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: Once a week
 
Location: A  senior in your community

You can help create a more age-integrated society and instill positive attitudes toward aging by providing your child with positive contacts with seniors. By becoming a Senior Angel your family will let a senior know they are remembered and loved through an ongoing weekly correspondence. Seniors who may be home-bound, confined to nursing homes, or in convalescent hospitals will look forward to your weekly greetings! You can reach out to a relative, neighbor or senior you know in your community.

What you'll need:
  • Stationery, greeting cards, pens, drawing or art supplies
  • Occasional small, inexpensive, gifts ($2-$5), such as a box of tea or bar of scented soap
  • Postage
Once-a-week send your older friend chatty letters, friendly cards, uplifting notes, children's drawings and perhaps an occasional small gift. Learn more by visiting the Doing Good Together Become a Senior Angel page.
 
Ages: Your whole family can participate!
 
Time Commitment: Varies, but please plan on making an ongoing, long-term commitment to your senior.
 
Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org
www.doinggoodtogether.org

 
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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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