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A healthy lifestyle is best developed as kids! We at Alleycat Acres have taken on the responsibility to educate the future generation on food and environment. Children between the age group of 2 to 12 years will learn ways food is grown and how plants coexist with the other species found in soil at our garden.
They will understand more about the food they consume, plant them, harvest them and be a part of the miracle called nature. Volunteers must be 18 years old or older.
Help us create community green space under the power lines in the Duwamish River Valley. The Greenline is a partnership between Alleycat Acres, The Common Acre, and Seattle City Light. This restoration project works to increase pollinator habitat, create interactive green space, and grow native berries for our neighborhood. We've studied bees in this area for over three years, built soil and removed invasive species for two years, and now we'll be sheet mulching, soil building, and weeding.
Join us for a fun day of planting to learn about native plants and pollinators. Come as you are, all ages and abilities are welcome. We'll provide all the tools and gloves, and bring along some delicious hot food and beverages. Family friendly!
Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project in which you can help to map areas where humanitarian organizations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people.
The Missing Maps Facilitator supports the Missing Maps program by planning, hosting, and coordinating mapping events in the Miami area. This can include explaining resources, giving speeches, training mappers, event planning, validating data, taking photos, or assisting with follow up. Missing Maps Facilitators do not need to be mapping experts. Training will be provided. Additionally, this person will work closely with a local Missing Maps Liaison who will help navigate local resources.
Website and social media manager needed. This volunteer(s) will update & maintain our soccer website. We also would like to create social media accounts (Facebook & Twitter). Our soccer organization is non-profit and 100% volunteer-operated. We are committed to being an affordable and inclusive community-centered recreational soccer program.
Community Alliance for Global Justice-- Event Intern
Contact: Mollie Wolf, slee[at]cagj[dot]org
Commitment: 3-5 hours per week (or more) for a minimum of 10 weeks between now and mid-October
Work with a local grassroots food justice organization to plan our annual fundraising event! CAGJ’s 12th annual Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere! (SLEE!) Dinner will take place on September 29th, 2018 at the University Christian Church in Seattle’s University District.
Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ) is a Seattle-based, grassroots, volunteer-run organization whose mission is to strengthen the global food sovereignty movement. SLEE! is so much more than just a delicious, locally sourced, Fair Trade meal: it is a powerful community event where we inspire people to take action. This year, we are thrilled to feature Edgar Franks delivering the keynote, “The Legacy We Inherit: Luchando por una Vida AgroEcológica,” reflecting on agroecology as a way of life. Edgar organizes farmworkers with Community to Community Development in Bellingham, WA.
We need a team of interns to contribute to the vision and make it even more spectacular than past years! Learn valuable skills in the areas of nonprofit development and fundraising, community engagement and outreach, communications, and event planning. Positions are available in the areas of: Dessert & Silent Auctions Coordinators/Outreach, Publicity, Food & Farm Outreach, Table Captain Outreach. We are currently accepting interns for summer quarter if you would like academic credit, or a minimum of 10 weeks between now and mid-October.
To apply, please send an introductory email explaining your interest and availability to Mollie at slee[at]cagj[dot]org. Thank you!
Community for Youth (CfY) is a Seattle-based non-profit with over 30 years of experience changing the lives of teens in South Seattle through 1-on-1 mentorship, community building, and facilitated skills workshops. CfY is not just a mentoring organization—we’re a community. CfY has a unique model that has students and mentors meeting weekly in a variety of group sizes, including 1-on-1, in larger workshops of 40 student-mentor matches, and in small groups of 6 matches.
CfY serves high school students, ages 14-19 from South Seattle communities, who have self-identified as wanting additional support and community in their lives. We receive referrals from school staff as well as conduct general recruitment in schools. All students opt into the program.
CfY offers a mentoring program that steps past traditional mentoring practices and offers a "Critical Mentoring" experience that centers the young person, addresses systems and environments that shape young peoples' experiences, and partners with each young person to provide opportunity brokering and social change. We leverage the mentoring relationship to resist racism and oppression and bring equity to our schools, neighborhoods, workplaces, and community.
Community workshops and other CfY activities take place each week on either Tuesday or Thursday from 6:00-8:30 for the duration of the academic year (September-June). You choose which night of the week works best for you.
Serve in your community and bring compassion to those experiencing their last days.
CHI Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care has a meaningful volunteer experience for you.
Spend time to honor and celebrate people's lives. You can help by listening to a person's life stories or their favorite music. You can sit with them while their family gets a care-giving break. You can run errands, make courtesy phone calls, welcome patients and their families at Hospice House, and so much more.
Crisis Clinic offers telephone-based crisis intervention and information and referrals to community services for youth and adults. Volunteers on the 24-hour Crisis Line provide confidential and compassionate support and receive free professional training from our outstanding team of professionals. Volunteers acquire advanced communication skills, on-going mentoring by Licensed Mental Health Professionals as supervisors and enjoy a meaningful form of community service. Crisis Clinic has served the Seattle-King County, WA area for over 50 Years and relies on the skilled and committed service of over 200 volunteers. Join our amazing community and start helping lives on the line!
Volunteers need to be at least 21 years of age
El Centro De La Raza- 2018 Gala Intern
Contact: Thamara Torres, volunteer[at]centrodelaraza[dot]org
Commitment: 10-15 hours per week for 3 months minimum
The Gala Auction Intern supports the Events Coordinator and Development team in the day-to-day functions of the department. Responsibilities include: Helping with item procurement for the auction, brainstorming creative and unique auction packages, and tracking procurement progress. Helping to brainstorm creative and new fundraising tactics for the night of the Gala. Making phone calls and sending emails to potential vendors, donors, guests, and sponsors. Helping with procurement packet mailings, invitation mailings, and other tasks. Helping to create and edit auction materials. Helping register guests for the event. Ensuring sponsor materials are received by due dates. Must be comfortable being flexible in day-to-day tasks, since responsibilities change based on necessary projects and changing deadlines.
The Gala Auction Intern will gain hands-on experience in an office setting and be able to apply their multi-tasking skills while maintaining a highly-organized system for several large projects ultimately leading to the largest fundraiser of the year at El Centro de la Raza. The intern will also gain insight into the structure of a non-profit development department and be an integral part of the planning and success of our Gala. During this process, the intern will learn how a successful auction fundraiser is planned and executed.
Elk Run Farm is a nonprofit farm that provides farm fresh produce for 12 food banks across South King County. This is our first full growing season and the farm is in full swing, harvesting about 80-100 lbs of produce each week.
We are looking for dedicated volunteers to help us plant and harvest our crops as well as maintain our land by keeping the weeds at bay! Hours are flexible and we will provide an initial orientation along with any training necessary for the task. No previous farm experience required. Help us feed the South King County community and learn how to grow fruits and veggies with us!
Volunteers choose assignments in their own community to visit with hospice patients to provide companionship, run errands, or help with light housework. Volunteers must be 21+.
For more information and application visit our website: https://www.evergreenhealth.com/volunteer-info
GeekGirlCon, a volunteer-powered nonprofit, has exciting staff opportunities available in operations, development, programming, and marketing. Each year, the organization presents a convention that spans topics such as science, technology, comics, arts, literature, game play, and game design. GeekGirlCon provides a safe space to spark conversations around social justice while encouraging unabashed geekiness. Volunteer staff collaborate all year to plan and staff the convention as well as community outreach activities in the Greater Seattle area. Volunteers must be 18 years old or older.
The giving garden at Interbay P-Patch grows and harvests organic produce for donation to the Ballard Food Bank and Mary's Place. Help feed your neighbors, learn to garden, and enjoy fellowship with other gardeners. Monday nights from 5:30 to dusk, mid-March to Halloween. Potluck dinners in the garden after every work party! All ages welcome.
Make a difference in the lives of residents in long-term care settings by becoming a Certified Long-Term Care Ombuds! CERTIFICATION TRAINING IS FREE! Our Certified Volunteer Ombuds come from all walks of life, various age groups, ethnic background and educational levels. The common thread is an interest in serving older adults and persons with disabilities. "Ensuring the rights, dignity, and well-being of individuals living in long-term care today and tomorrow."
The Snohomish-King County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates for residents of nursing homes, adult family homes, and assisted living facilities. Our purpose is to protect and promote the Resident Rights guaranteed these residents under Federal and State law. We are trained to receive complaints and resolve problems in situations involving quality of care, use of restraints, transfer and discharge, and other aspects of resident dignity and rights.
What MSF offers is truly unique in many aspects in its ability to offer healing to people who are suffering. I need help in getting MSF known thru social media, SEO and suchlike. organizing and structuring. Expect to be working in a very loving safe environment with extraordinary people who hold vast experience in healing work.
Our mission is to provide hope, happiness, and warmth through the gift of brand new winter coats. We are not a coat drive; rather we work directly with manufacturers to create our own line of carefully crafted, kid friendly coats.
Help us staff our high energy, high impact coat giving events at elementary schools in your area! Work with other volunteers to give the gifts of warmth, confidence, and hope as students try on and select a colorful, kid-friendly coat to call their own. We serve approximately 500 children living in need at each one of our coat giving events.
The PEPS Newborn program is for new parents to attend with their babies (2-16 weeks old when the group starts). Groups meet in the homes of groups members for 12 weeks, during the day with one parent attending (the same parent each week), or in the evening with one or both parents. Each meeting includes time for sharing parenting highs and lows, time to focus on the babies' development and a discussion topic. Meetings also include break time for informal socializing and connecting with other parents. Volunteers must be 18 years old or older.
Redeeming Soles creates opportunity and dignity through providing footwear to all in need. We need people with vehicles to pick up shoes from our drop spots all over the greater Seattle area and help unload them at our warehouse in South Lake Union.
At the Seward Park Audubon Center we run a program called Toddler Tales & Trails every Wednesday and Saturday from 10am to 11am. This is a nature-based program that parents along with their 2-5 year olds attend. We are looking for a volunteer to lead the program on Wednesdays and Saturdays or just Wednesday or just Saturday depending on the volunteer's availability between mid-June to the end of September while our Early Childhood Educator is out on maternity leave. All lessons are already planned and materials are available at the Audubon Center. All you would have to do is choose a lesson that would work well for you that week, teach it and clean up afterwards. Volunteers must be 18 years old or older.
Help older adults throughout King County get to their important and life-sustaining medical appointments. Using your own vehicle, you would drive seniors to their appointments, wait for them, and return them home, providing friendly companionship for the round trip. This flexible opportunity allows you to choose which days, times, frequency, and areas you wish to serve. You may also change your availability weekly. Our program staff will happily work to accommodate your schedule. Take a turn in the right direction, become a volunteer driver today!
Raise a puppy, be someone’s hero! Summit Assistance Dogs, a local nonprofit organization, seeks dedicated volunteers to raise and train mobility service dogs for people living with disabilities. We provide excellent training and support, offering weekly training classes in several geographic areas. Puppies may be with their foster homes for 10-14 months. We have many amazing people waiting to receive a service dog. Inquire today … you could change a life!
The Youth Tutoring Program is hosting an educational and fun-filled summer academic enrichment program for elementary and middle school students living in New Holly, South Beacon Hill's low and mixed-income housing community. 99% of the students we serve are students of color and most come from immigrant or refugee families. Our students come from diverse backgrounds--representing many nationalities, cultures, languages and religions.
Most kids lose at least three months of academic progress over the summer, and it's our goal to keep that from happening with our students. Help us achieve our goal by volunteering with YTP just once a week for six weeks, from July 9th-August 16th!
Volunteers under the age of 18 allowed with a signed consent form (or other documentation).