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Sanitation Volunteers Needed at ROOTS Young Adult Shelter during COVID-19

Evening Sanitation Shift (6pm-8pm, everyday): Volunteers routinely commit to just one day a week! (e.g You volunteer on Fridays from 6pm-8pm every week) ROOTS is seeking additional volunteers during this critical time. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have had over 50% of our volunteers temporarily step down. ROOTS is a young adult emergency shelter that is almost exclusively volunteer run. We are open 365 days a year, with up to 45 guests per night between the ages of 18-25. Volunteers are needed to help with operations tasks but most importantly volunteers will provide social support to the folks who stay here and build meaningful relationships. We are in great need of additional volunteers at this moment. You must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer with us. All volunteers will be provided with gloves and strongly encouraged to wear masks. Please stay home if you are feeling under the weather, have had recent contact with anyone demonstrating Covid-19 symptoms, or if you yourself have experienced a dry cough, fever, or other Covid-19 symptoms within the last 14 days. Older adults and those with chronic health conditions are discouraged from pursuing our in-shelter Evening and Morning volunteer roles at this time. Our Sanitation role, which maintains a greater level of social distancing, is still available to everyone. Sanitation Shift (6pm-8pm): Volunteers will come in before the shelter opens to disinfect all shelter beds and deep clean the shelter space. We work to limit the number of volunteers during the Sanitation shift to help maintain social distancing If you can help during this time and are healthy enough to do so, fill out an application on our website at http://www.rootsinfo.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-application/ for your own welcome packet and all the information you will need to volunteer with us.

Seattle, WA

Through 6/1/20

Morning Sanitation Volunteers Needed @ ROOTS Young Adult Shelter during COVID-19

Morning Sanitation Shift (8am-10am, everyday): Volunteers routinely commit to just one day a week! (e.g You volunteer on Mondays from 8am-10am every week) ROOTS is seeking additional volunteers during this critical time. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have had over 50% of our volunteers temporarily step down. ROOTS is a young adult emergency shelter that is almost exclusively volunteer run. We are open 365 days a year, with up to 45 guests per night between the ages of 18-25. Volunteers are needed to help with operations tasks but most importantly volunteers will provide social support to the folks who stay here and build meaningful relationships. Recently, the King County Health Department made a visit to our shelter and completed a health assessment of which we scored an impressively high score for social distancing maintenance, cleaning, and sanitation. This is all thanks to our amazing volunteers! However, in order to continue this level of sanitation and safety for our guests, volunteers, and staff, we are in great need of additional volunteers at this moment. You must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer with us. All volunteers will be provided with gloves and strongly encouraged to wear masks. The wellbeing of our volunteers is of the utmost importance, and we only ask you to commit to volunteering if you are safely able to do so. Please stay home if you are feeling under the weather, have had recent contact with anyone demonstrating Covid-19 symptoms, or if you yourself have experienced a dry cough, fever, or other Covid-19 symptoms within the last 14 days. Older adults and those with chronic health conditions are discouraged from pursuing our in-shelter Evening and Morning volunteer roles at this time. Our Sanitation role, which maintains a greater level of social distancing, is still available to everyone. If you can help during this time and are healthy enough to do so, fill out an application on our website at http://www.rootsinfo.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-application/ for your own welcome packet and all the information you will need to volunteer with us. Sanitation Shift (8am-10am, everyday): Volunteers will come in after the shelter closes to disinfect all shelter beds and deep clean the shelter space. We work to limit the number of volunteers during the Sanitation shift to help maintain social distancing.

Seattle, WA

Through 10/17/20

Daytime Volunteers Needed at ROOTS Young Adult Shelter during COVID-19

In-shelter Daytime Shift (9:30am-2:15pm, 1:45pm-6:30pm; any day): Volunteers routinely commit to just one day a week! (e.g You volunteer on Mondays from 9:30am-2:15pm every week) ROOTS is seeking additional volunteers during this critical time. You must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer with us. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have had over 50% of our volunteers temporarily step down. ROOTS is a young adult emergency shelter that is almost exclusively volunteer run. We are open 365 days a year, with up to 45 guests per night between the ages of 18-25. Volunteers are needed to help with operations tasks but most importantly volunteers will provide social support to the folks who stay here and build meaningful relationships. Recently, the King County Health Department made a visit to our shelter and completed a health assessment of which we scored an impressively high score for social distancing maintenance, cleaning, and sanitation. This is all thanks to our amazing volunteers! All volunteers will be provided with gloves and strongly encouraged to wear masks. The wellbeing of our volunteers is of the utmost importance, and we only ask you to commit to volunteering if you are safely able to do so. Please stay home if you are feeling under the weather, have had recent contact with anyone demonstrating Covid-19 symptoms, or if you yourself have experienced a dry cough, fever, or other Covid-19 symptoms within the last 14 days. Older adults and those with chronic health conditions are discouraged from pursuing our in-shelter Evening and Morning volunteer roles at this time. Our Sanitation role, which maintains a greater level of social distancing, is still available to everyone. If you can help during this time and are healthy enough to do so, fill out an application on our website at http://www.rootsinfo.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-application/ for your own welcome packet and all the information you will need to volunteer with us. In-shelter Daytime Shift (9:30am-2:15pm, 1:45pm-6:30pm; any day): ROOTS daytime volunteers serve pre-made meals, hand out hygiene supplies and bedding, sign guests in and out of restrooms, and supervise guest activities. Daytime volunteers also spend time with guests chatting, playing board games, and watching TV together. Daytime volunteers provide guests with a sense of stability while helping ensure our shelter runs smoothly and efficiently. *We understand that the 9:30am-2:15pm and 1:45pm-6:30pm shifts are large time commitments and we are willing to be flexible to accommodate to your schedule if you are unable to make an entire shift.

Seattle, WA

Through 10/17/20

Growing food with Farmer Frog!

Join Farmer Frog in growing fresh produce on their farm! Farmer Frog is looking for volunteers to help with weeding, planting, and watering. Click Express Interest below to connect with Farmer Frog about your volunteer role and schedule. Please express interest only if you have some experience with gardening or farming. Due to social distancing, there is minimal training available for volunteers. 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. Read more about Farmer Frog's COVID-19 response here and COVID-19 safety protocols here. Donate to support Farmer Frog here. And here's some fun from the farm!

Woodinville, WA

Through 7/31/20

Front Desk/Receptonist Volunteer

The Volunteer Administrative Assistant provides a welcoming, safe, and respectful atmosphere for guests, employees, and clients in Wellspring Family Service’s Rainier Avenue office. They are often the first person from clients and donors interact with and are a crucial part of the Wellspring team. Front Desk/Reception Greets and directs guests to the right place within the building. Answers phones promptly, listens carefully, and provides the caller with relevant, helpful information or accurately redirects the guest to the right person or resource. Works with callers, guests, employees, and clients in a way that respects their social and cultural differences. Tends to the physical appearance of the front desk, lobby, downstairs kitchen, and staff lounge. General Administration Supports other departments with administrative tasks and projects. Accepts and assists with processing Baby Boutique donations. Community Room Works with staff to ensure presentable and functional conference rooms for various meetings and trainings.

Seattle, WA

Through 12/31/20

ESL (English as a Second Language) Volunteers - COVID-19 Response (Virtual)

Helping Link/Một Dấu Nối is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization where we envision strong Vietnamese families that are intergenerational, connected, and united. Helping Link mission is to empower Vietnamese-Americans’ social adjustment, family stability, and self-sufficiency while nurturing community service and youth leaders. We need some help from volunteers that have experience in ESL teaching/tutoring (to be done virtually). Helping Link is looking to provide education to older Vietnamese community members in navigating technology.

Seattle, WA

Through 8/31/20

Donate to The Plate Fund

Local chefs and bartenders will takeover @ThePlateFund on Instagram to host #ThePlateFund: LIVE. #ThePlateFund: LIVE is a collaboration of local chefs and bartenders who will virtually share food and drink recipes to create connections during the Stay Home-Stay Healthy order, while raising awareness about the level of need being experienced by restaurant workers as a result of the pandemic. #ThePlateFund is an initiative to provide emergency financial assistance to King County restaurant and food-service workers who have lost jobs and income due to business disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. So far #ThePlateFund has raised $6 million to provide at least 12,000 King County restaurant workers with immediate one-time $500 payments. Each night #ThePlateFund: LIVE will feature a different chef or bartender from a King County restaurant, including: Wednesday 4/15 @ 5:00pm: JuneBaby, Spring Gin Cocktail with Megan Fitzpatrick Thursday 4/16 @ 5:00pm: Willmott’s Ghost, Mint Julep with Katie Campbell Friday 4/17 @ 3:00pm: Linda’s Tavern, Mezcal Margarita with Linda Derschang Saturday 4/18 @ 6:00pm: Tom Douglas Kitchen, Scallion Rice Rolls with Eric Tanaka Appearances by additional chefs and bartenders on #ThePlateFund: LIVE will be announced in the coming days. You do not need to register for the event with Seattle Works. Just go to Instagram and find @ThePlateFund. Vist theplatefund.com to apply for funds or donate!

Through 6/30/20

You can also visit United Way King County's volunteer page for other ways to support our community during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

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