April 2018 - Seattle Family Volunteer Opportunity

April 2018 Seattle Family Volunteer Opportunities


April 2018 - Seattle  

Make Our Forest Healthy at Genesee Park
Green Seattle Partnership
Date/Time: Saturday, April 7, 9:30 -12:30pm
Location: Genesee Park and Playfield. Meet by the south end of the park. From the parking area at 43rd & S Genesee St, walk past the restrooms and playground, past the soccer fields, and look for "Event" signs. Park at the Genesee Park parking lot, south of the intersection of S Genesee St & 43rd Ave S.

We are done with our planting for the year, now it's time to finish spreading our giant pile of wood chip mulch and save the trees by pulling more ivy and blackberry! Tools, gloves, and training are provided, no experience necessary. Bring a filled water bottle. Wear layers, including clothes and shoes you don't mind getting very dirty. Bring rain gear. Gloves and tools are provided, as well as training.
Ages: All ages are welcome. If you are under 18 and attending the event without a parent or guardian, please come to the event with this waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
Time Commitment: Three hours
Contact: Elissa Ostergaard, elissaost@gmail.com or 520-730-8921. Registration is available online.
Earth Week on the Burke-Gilman Trail
Green Seattle Partnership
Date/Time: Saturday, April 21, 9am - 1pm
Location: Burke-Gilman Trail. We'll meet at the corner of NE 65th St and 58th Ave NE. Use 6501 58th Ave NE, Seattle for your GPS map guide; we'll be right across the street from this house. Parking is available on 58th Ave NE.
We'll spend our Earth Week on the Burke-Gilman Trail removing invasive plants, mulching and planting native plants. We invite you to come join us in improving this vital trail where many runners, bicyclists, and pedestrians find great enjoyment being out in nature and supporting the environment. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes or boots, and bring a water bottle. We'll supply tools, gloves and a mid-morning coffee break.
Ages: All ages are welcome. If you are under 18 and attending the event without a parent or guardian, please come to the event with this waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
Time Commitment: Four hours
Contact: Jim Corson, jim.corson@comcast.net. Registration is available online.
Blanket Project for Children
Aegis Living
Date/Time: Flexible. Please contact Susan Rauch to schedule a date and time.
Location: 220 E. Madison St, Seattle

Aegis Living is a retirement community for seniors. Families are invited to visit Aegis and make blankets with seniors. This is an intergenerational project bringing children together with seniors to create tie blankets. All materials will be supplied by Aegis. Completed blankets are donated to ChildHaven, a nonprofit that serves homeless children.

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer
Time Commitment: Varies, can be one-time or ongoing
Contact: Susan Rauch, Life Enrichment Director, 206.325.1600, susan.rauch@aegisliving.com

Kids Helping Kids
Wellspring Family Services
Date/Time: Flexible. Children are invited to drop off their donations at Wellspring Family Services between 9am - 4pm, Monday - Friday. Wellspring is happy to provide age-appropriate tours of our agency so children can see the impact of their donation.
Location: 1900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle

Wellspring Family Services builds emotionally healthy, self-sufficient families within a safe, caring environment. Kids Helping Kids (KHK) is a youth philanthropy program that invites children to make a difference in the lives of their homeless peers by collecting coins for Wellspring Family Services. The first step is for children to either pick up a KHK jar from the Wellspring office or create a coin jar on your own. The next step is to get creative and start filling the jar with change! Some children contribute a portion of their allowance money, others host a bake sale or lemonade stand, and some even offer to do extra chores around the house. For a list of age-and campaign-specific fundraising ideas for your children to start filling their jar, click here. Each year, we are grateful for the hundreds of children who are committed to making a positive difference in our community!

Ages: All ages are welcome to participate
Time Commitment: Varies
Contact: Amy Weaver, Events Manager, 206-902-4229, aweaver@wellspringfs.org  
Hygiene Kits for Syrian Refugees
SCM Medical Missions
Date/Time: Kits can be dropped off Monday through Thursday from 8am - 5pm. Kits can also be mailed to the address listed below.
Location: 3806 Whitman Ave N, Seattle

SCM Medical Missions is a humanitarian aid organization that helps displaced Syrian refugees who are in dire need of hygienic materials. Our volunteers have been putting together small packs of hygienic items that we can then send to refugees. These kits typically include travel-sized toiletry items such as toothpaste, soap, and shampoo, as well as a toothbrush and small washcloth. Kits can also include any additional hygiene or personal items such as combs, nail clippers, lotions, small toys for children and anything else that can provide aid and comfort to individuals and families on the move. Kits should be packed in a gallon size Ziplock sealed bag.

Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
Time Commitment: Varies
Contact: Rita Zawaideh, 206.545.7307 or info@scmmedicalmissions.org

Become a Citizen Scientist
Doing Good Together/SciStarter

Date/Time: Flexible, on your own schedule

Location: Your home or community
Make science your next family service project! A citizen scientist is a curious person wiling to volunteer time, effort, and resources to further scientific endeavors, often - though not always - in collaboration with researchers. Choose one among hundreds of research projects searchable through SciStarter.com. Some are online only. Others get you out into nature. Still others put you to work analyzing results. The truly great thing about citizen science through SciStarter is that you can choose a project based on your interests, the financial investment you're prepared to make, and your child's ability. Visit Doing Good Together's Be a Citizen Scientist project page for more ideas and resources.

Ages: There are projects for children of all ages

Time Commitment: Varies, depending on project

Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org

Spring into a season of kindness! Join our DGT™ Membership Circle
Spring is the season of renewal, so it's an ideal time to focus on big-hearted activities for the
entire family. When you join the DGT™ Membership Circle you have year-round access to our experts who provide inspiration, motivation, advice, and ideas. Plus, there are members-only perks, including our Challenges Download. Perfect for those who want to focus their acts of kindness on a weekly topic, such as environmentalism or generosity. Membership costs just $24.99 annually and benefits DGT's programming. Sign up today!
Don't forget: our Facebook Big-Hearted Conversation Group is open to anyone interested in connecting with other big-hearted families. Discuss your kindness and volunteering goals, challenges, and service project ideas, and enjoy the tips posted by our Big-Hearted Families™ Director, Sarah Aadland.


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 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.
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