September 2017 - Seattle Family Volunteer Opportunities

September 2017 Seattle Family Volunteer Opportunities


September 2017 - Seattle  

Volunteer Work Party
Nature Consortium
Date/Time: Each Tuesday and Saturday per week throughout the year from 10am - 2pm
Location: A map with location details is available online when you sign up depending on which Tuesday or Saturday you choose for that week and that month.

Volunteers will participate in fun, hands-on conservation work led by Nature Consortium staff. Restoration work includes removing invasive plants, planting native species, and mulching new plantings, depending on the restoration progress in each site. Please dress appropriately with long pants, warm and dry layers, closed-toed shoes and rain gear as needed. Gloves, tools, a light granola bar snack (feel free to bring a lunch) and a jug of water will be provided. Please bring a refillable water bottle.

Ages: Children ages five and older are welcome if accompanied by an adult. 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: Caroline Borsenik,, 206.923.0853. Registration is available online.
Supermarket Saturday Food Drives
Date/Time: Saturday, September 16 in one-hour shifts between 9am to 1pm. You may sign-up for multiple shifts.
Location: Wallingford QFC, 1801 N 46th St

The FamilyWorks Resource Center is a warm and inviting place where families and individuals are welcomed and encouraged to participate in programs and activities designed to support and enhance a nurturing and vibrant community. Supermarket Saturday food drives are a great opportunity to engage the community in conversations about how the food bank helps our community. Volunteers hand out flyers to shoppers that list the non-perishable goods needed for our food bank. Shoppers then purchase the items and donate them to us.

Ages: Families with children ages five and up are welcome to volunteer.
Time Commitment: One-hour shifts
Contact: Mike Cox, Volunteer Manager, Online registration will be available in early September.
Weed, Mulch and Prune in NE Seattle
Meadowbrook Community CARE (MC2)
Date/Time: Wednesdays and Thursdays each week throughout the year. Contact the volunteer coordinator to arrange your time preference.
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 Community Gardens and Orchards on this seven-acre site. In partnership with the community group, Meadowbrook Community Gardens and Orchards (MCGO), Meadowbrook Community CARE is excited to help sustain this urban gardening project in this local community. Tools and adult gloves are provided to volunteers along with a brief history and goals for this northeast Seattle 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 are welcome to participate
Time Commitment: Varies
Contact: Terry Vogel, Community Partnerships Director,, 206.412.2270
Help Local Children - Pack, Organize and Distribute Donations
WestSide Baby
Date/Time: There are a variety of dates and times available. Check website for details.
Location: White Center, 10002 14th Ave. SW; Central Branch, 2301 S Jackson St., Suite 202

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 bring a signed consent form.
Time Commitment: Three to four hours
Contact: Shana Allen,, 206.686.6659
Ushering for Public Performances
Seattle Children's Theatre
Date/Time: Varies throughout the season; October 2017 - May 2018
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! Ushers typically 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: Between two and one-half and three and one-half hours, depending on the length of the show; all ushers need to be at the theatre one hour and fifteen minutes before the show.
Contact: Tammy Hase, Volunteer Coordinator,, 206.859.4013
Adopt Everyday Big-Hearted Habits
Doing Good Together
Date/Time: Flexible
Location: Your home and community
We are what we do. By adopting one or two simple, caring routines, you'll give your children a strong sense of themselves as helpers. In this way, big-hearted habits empower kids to become thoughtful, engaged citizens throughout their lives. Visit the Big-Hearted Families Adopt Everyday Big-Hearted Habits page for ideas to add kindness to your everyday family routines.
Ages: There are ideas for families with children of all ages.
Time Commitment: Varies
Take DGT's 30-Day Back-To-School Kindness Challenge!

Big-hearted families may be familiar with our popular 30-Day Kindness Challenge and our Summer of Kindness Bucket List. Now with the fall season upon us, we're offering children and tweens/teens their own "30-Day Back-To-School Kindness Challenge"! These unique ideas help students focus on daily acts of kindness before, during, and after the school day. Let's make the 2017-18 school year the kindest one ever! Print and post yours today. Choose from the elementary grade and/or upper grade challenge.


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