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Dig your Neighborhood at Wetmore Community Farm!

Alleycat Acres reconnects people, place, and produce with a network of neighborhood run urban farms. In partnership with Seattle's Departments of Transportation and Neighborhoods, and thousands of community volunteers, we transformed this overgrown dead end street into a vibrant community farm! We welcome volunteers to come visit the garden every Wednesday evening, and to take home produce in exchange for their help. We are so excited to be growing food with the neighborhood, and distributing produce to neighborhood residents and Rainier Valley Food Bank. We need your help to keep things growing! Our farm coordinator, Maddie, is on site during open hours to guide work and share skills. Depending on the season, you can expect to learn how to: plant and care for edible vegetables, perennials, flowers, and natives build healthy soil identify and remove weeds create compost and Harvest! We will provide all the tools and gloves, but ask that you dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. We will have water available but encourage you to bring a reusable bottle!

Seattle, WA

10/23/19 4:00 PM + more

Citizenship Tutor - Kent

BACKGROUND AND PROGRAM SCOPE Neighborhood House partners with diverse individuals and families to build community and achieve their goals for health, education and self-sufficiency. The Citizenship Program offers assistance with the process of naturalization. Services include group citizenship and ESL instruction, as well as individual tutoring in preparation for the citizenship test. RESPONSIBILITIES Volunteers with this program work directly with clients, tutoring them in all subjects presented on the citizenship exam. This is a popular opportunity among volunteers because it provides a setting where you can work closely with individuals and see your impact first hand. QUALIFICATIONS Commitment to helping immigrant and refugee people succeed Ability to tutor in basic English language and conversation Interest in other cultures Patience and positive attitude BENEFITS Experience in a classroom and with basic teaching skills Positive group dynamic and tangible successes TIMEFRAME A commitment of 3-6 months and 1-4 hours per week is preferred for this position. Currently, we are seeking coverage for classes on Wednesdays from 4:30p - 6:30p.

Seattle, WA

10/24/19 12:00 PM + more

Dig Your Neighborhood at 24th+Main Farm!

Alleycat Acres reconnects people, place, and produce with a network of neighborhood run urban farms. In partnership with Monicas Village Place, Catholic Community Services, and thousands of community volunteers, we transformed this parking strip behind their offices and apartment complex into a vibrant community farm! We welcome volunteers to come visit the garden every Thursday evening, and to take home produce in exchange for their help. We are so excited to be growing food with the neighborhood, and distributing produce to neighborhood residents, Mary's Place, and Cherry Street YWCA. We need your help to keep things growing! Our farm coordinator, Maddie, is on site during open hours to guide work and share skills. Depending on the season, you can expect to learn how to: plant and care for edible vegetables, perennials, flowers, and natives build healthy soil identify and remove weeds create compost and Harvest! We will provide all the tools and gloves, but ask that you dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes, and encourage you to bring a water bottle. A NOTE ON LOCATION: The address is not a real street address, but will get you close, as we are located in the planting strip behind Catholic Community Services and Monica's Village Place. We are located accross the street from the Bethel Christian Church on 24th Ave, between Main Street and Yesler. You can also search for 100 23rd Ave and find us BEHIND the offices on 24th Ave.

Seattle, WA

10/24/19 4:00 PM + more

The Bridge: Board Training (2019)

The Bridge: Board Training is designed to demystify board service and provide current board members or community members with innovative tools to leverage their skills in board leadership. Experts from the field will illuminate the workshop with personal stories and small group activities. The training provides an overview of: Non-profit leadership and the complexities and inequalities in the NP sector Financial and legal responsibilities and best practices Fundraising strategies and a board member's role in fundraising We wrap up the experience with a board simulation to practice applying the skills learned and to ask questions. The training is followed by next steps and opportunities to get connected to our alumni network and annual board networking happy hour event.

Seattle, WA

10/26/19 9:00 AM

Mentors and instructors to work with low-income, high-achieving high schoolers

Minds Matter Seattle is seeking volunteers to help in all roles within the organization, including mentors and academic instructors. The Minds Matter mission is to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success. Each mentee is paired with two dedicated, college-educated mentors who provide personalized, ongoing support over the course of three years, starting the mentee’s sophomore year. Every non-holiday Saturday during the school year, mentees attend four-hour sessions. In the mornings, test prep, writing and critical thinking, and math instructors guide them through our Test Prep, Writing & Critical Thinking, and Math Matters programs. In the afternoons, mentors arrive for two hours of mentoring, bonding, “what’s going on in the world” discussions, the “great debate” series, planning of classes and extracurricular activities, summer program and financial aid applications, college preparation, and other enrichment, college readiness, and mentoring activities. Over the summers, mentees attend academic, cultural, or leadership programs throughout the United States and the world, all funded by Minds Matter. We are seeking volunteers who can commit two hours on Saturdays, approximately 3 weekends per month, to work with our students.

Seattle, WA

11/23/19 10:00 AM + more

Saturday Volunteering at Elk Run Farm

Elk Run Farm grows fruits and vegetables for twelve food banks of the South King County Food Coalition. We believe that all residents of South King County should have equal access to local, sustainably-grown, and nutritious produce regardless of income. The farm sits on a former golf course in the heart of Maple Valley, WA where the land would otherwise go unused. The farm helps to increase availability of healthy foods for families that visit the food bank while promoting sustainable urban agriculture. Volunteer parties are held every Saturday (10am-2pm) throughout the month of October. You can expect to do a variety of farming tasks like harvesting, infrastructure maintenance, and keeping those pesky weeds at bay, all with the guidance and direction of our knowledgeable farm staff. These hours will continue rain or shine so please keep an eye on the weather and wear appropriate clothing or rain gear. ** Don't forget to bring a reusable water bottle, and a snack or lunch! The farm had an entrance change this past winter. We are still located on 22500 SE 275th Pl. Maple Valley, WA 98038 but our entrance is on 228th Ave SE. Please turn into a small parking lot on 228th Ave SE, drive up the gravel road and park near our entrance gate. There are signs that mark the way. Enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends and help grow healthy, farm-fresh produce for food banks in South King County! ** Please check our Facebook (facebook.com/elkrunfoodbankfarm) for any cancellations.

Black Diamond, WA

10/26/19 10:00 AM

Come Volunteer on the Farm!

Paradise Farm is the headquarters site of Farmer Frog. We are growing using permacultural and modern practices, we have livestock, orchard, aquaponics and many other wonderful systems. We share the food with families in the community who have little or no access to fresh food. The space is often visited by schools and children of all ages 0-100, as well as groups who are transitioning, youth detention releasees and folks who live with mental illness. Because the farm is located in the middle of Paradise Valley Conservation Area, it is an important wildlife habitat and restoration site and an educational spot where people can learn how to grow food in harmony with wildlife and the natural ecosystem. Because we are in the conservation area,enter the farm through the Paradise Valley Conservation Area trail-head parking lot. The gate opens to a gravel driveway. Park just on the right side of the gravel driveway. Walk onto the farm.Come volunteer on the farm and learn about farming, food systems, and community!

Woodinville, WA

10/26/19 1:00 PM + more

Dig your Neighborhood at Cascade Giving Garden

Alleycat Acres reconnects people, place, and produce with a network of neighborhood run urban farms. In partnership with Friends of Cascade Park, Cascade P-Patch, the Y, and thousands of community volunteers, we transformed this corner of Cascade Park into a vibrant community farm! We welcome volunteers to come visit the garden every Monday evening, and to take home produce in exchange for their help. We are so excited to be growing food with the neighborhood, and distributing produce to Immanuel Community Services food bank, Recover Cafe, and O'rien Center. We need your help to keep things growing! We have a farm coordinator on site during open hours to guide work and share skills. Depending on the season, you can expect to learn how to: plant and care for edible vegetables, perennials, flowers, and natives build healthy soil identify and remove weeds create compost and Harvest! We will provide all the tools and gloves, but ask that you dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. We will have water available but encourage you to bring a reusable bottle!

Seattle, WA

10/28/19 4:00 PM

Classical Music Concert Helpers

We are Emerald City Music, a non-profit performing arts organization that brings amazing classical concerts to the arts community of Seattle - in a casual-like experience. We are currently looking for awesome volunteers to assist with ushering, ticket sales, bar hosting, stage/production, and at our donation table during our concert in South Lake Union. Our team is small and as a volunteer, you keep this mission of bringing classical music to Seattle alive! This live music project would NOT be possible without our volunteers. **Oh, and did we mention you get to see the concert for free?? You can even bring a guest if you like, and we’ll give them a free ticket!

Seattle, WA

11/1/19 6:00 PM + more

Volunteer at the Library!

The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL) provides a free public library service which includes easy access to the informational and recreational reading materials needed by individuals who are unable to read standard print material.With over 10,000 patrons around the state, WTBBL mobilizes volunteers to continue to provide quality services in a timely manner. Volunteers will process talking book players that have been returned from repair sites, shelve books, and assist with shipping prep. This is a big operation, and WTBBL needs your help making sure everyone - regardless of ability - has easy, supportive access to books and information. Let's make sure every Washington State resident has the opportunity to stay connected! NOTE: This site can NOT sign off on court-ordered volunteer hours. Please use the "court ordered allowed" search field on the calendar in order to find sites that can sign off on hours.

Seattle, WA

11/2/19 9:00 AM + more

Support healthy childhood foundations at our Gala

Join Encompass for our annual Gala and biggest fundraiser of the year. Our mission is to partner with families to build healthy foundations for children, and the funds raised from our gala go straight into our education and pediatric therapy programs. We have a vision of a community where all children thrive, and through your support at our Gala, we are one step closer. The Encompass Autumn Gala is held on the evening of November 2nd at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue. It consists of a silent aution, a live auction, and a plated dinner. Volunteers help with a variety of aspects during this fun event. Dinner is provided. The roles available are: Silent Auction support 3:30-9pm Live Auction support: 6:30pm-midnight Coat check: 7:15-11pm

Bellevue, WA

11/2/19 3:30 PM + more

Package Bulk Food at Kirkland Hopelink Food Bank

PCC Community Markets donates thousands of pounds of nutritious, bulk foods to their partnering food banks. Help the Hopelink Kirkland Food Bank and PCC by packaging bulk, nutritious foods into family-sized portions! The Hopelink Kirkland Food Bank uses the portioned food during regular distribution for those in need. Work Stations will be set up prior to volunteer arrival. Volunteers will be scooping bulk foods into family-sized portions, with a label. We appreciate those that can help with the clean up as well.

Kirkland, WA

11/4/19 6:30 PM