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Nonprofit organizations need your help more now than ever!! Many lack the capacity and resources they need to support their missions and the numerous people they serve. Your professional expertise and passion for contributing to the community will play an essential role in helping these organizations realize their full potential.
Who are we? 501 Commons provides high quality, affordable consulting, coaching, and training services to nonprofits, schools, and public agencies thanks to volunteer consultants who generously give of their time and talents. The Executive Service Corps, a program of 501 Commons, is dedicated to connecting the skills and expertise of volunteer consultants with organizations in need of planning and management consulting.
How does it work? Members of 501 Commons’ Service Corps support nonprofits by acting as:
- Consultants on well-defined projects that are guided by a consulting contract
- Facilitators of meetings, retreats, and conferences
- Coaches for nonprofit leaders While the requirements of each project vary, on average consultants can expect to serve 6-12 hours per month throughout the course of 3-6 months, and work on projects in pairs. All volunteers are covered by 501 Commons' Professional Liability coverage. What’s in it for you?
As a service corps member you will:
- Learn new skills that fuel personal and professional growth
- Have access to our online training, resource library, and professional development workshops
- Apply your background and expertise towards supporting the nonprofit community
How do you start? For more information about this opportunity and how to join the service corps, please visit the "engage" section of our website www.501commons.org.
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.
Gain invaluable experience in the Development Field while helping fund programs that bring hope, opportunity and voice to thousands across our region This position will assist the Development department with ongoing projects as well as with recurring events like the Walk for Rice fundraiser and the ACRS Dinner gala. Person in this role will assist staff with the grant application process, including research and compiling documents. They will assist with donor relations including fund-raising campaigns and donation solicitation projects. They will also support our community events and outreach.
This is a great opportunity to gain experience and skills in fundraising, grant applications, donor relations and event management while also gaining satisfaction from helping to fund programs that provide direct service to the Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Immigrants, Refugees and underserved community members in and around King County.
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!
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.
Denise Louie Education Center provides early education services for those from low-income and/or immigrant families. The front desk/administrative volunteer provides support to the site by greeting guests, answering calls, organizing files, and other projects depending on interests. This is a great opportunity to gain practical and communication skills and be a part of the community.
Educurious is a nonprofit organization committed to sparking interest, igniting possibility, and connecting young people to the world. We are launching our spring mentoring program where we match caring professionals in the community with students in South King County high schools to facilitate career exploration and help them create a post high school plan.
Mentors can connect with students virtually through our online platform or attend in-person events with students including networking and mock interview sessions. On average, mentors give 1-3 hours per month. The best part is that mentors will always have the option to choose how and when to get involved. Mentors must be 18 years of age or older.
Please contact Rose Carlson with questions, or apply to be an expert mentor here.
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
Would you like to positively impact the lives of at-risk youth? You can make a big difference! Family Law CASA seeks new volunteers to investigate and report on the best interests of the child during tough custody disputes. New Advocate Training is April 20 & 21, 2018. After training and an orientation meeting with an Advocate Supervisor, new advocates spend an average of 60 hours over 6-9 months conducting an investigation and writing report(s).
For more information on what being a CASA means and for a link to our application, visit our website at: http://www.familylawcasa.org/what-is-a-casa/
The Food Bank @ St. Mary’s helps provide food for people who find they are unable to provide it for themselves. Some of the people who come in have temporarily hit hard times, but many are experiencing long term economic struggles. We strive to offer our services in a courteous and hospitable atmosphere.
We need drivers for donations pickup from stores (Mostly in Capitol Hill area) that donate food. These pickups are scheduled between 7:00AM – 1:00 PM. We also need some drivers for home delivery of food to our clients every Thursday between 8:00 AM -1:00 PM. All volunteers must complete a background check.
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.
Pacific Science Center welcomes thousands of students on field trips every year. If you are outgoing, energetic, organized, and enjoy working with teachers and school-aged children you can help facilitate their Pacific Science Center experience. As a Field Trip Ambassador you will welcome school groups and help them get a great start to their day at the Science Center by setting a tone of fun and learning. Shifts are available Mondays – Fridays, 9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Extend your day with us until 2:00 p.m. and see the school groups through their whole Science Center experience; Field Trip Ambassadors are welcome to fill Guest Ambassador, Science Interpretation Program, Tinker Tank, or What is Reality volunteer roles once Field Trip Ambassador activities are complete. Volunteers should be able to commit to volunteering once a week.
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.
Project Access Northwest collaborates with the health care community to open doors to medical and dental care for low income individuals with limited access. Our vision is that everyone in our community will have access to appropriate health care services. We are looking for a volunteer dental coordinator to provide support to patients, providers and our staff. We are looking for a volunteer care coordinator admin to provide support to patients, providers and staff. Duties to include downloading faxes, faxing out, preparing appointment packets and mailing them out, following up with providers, documenting in a patient file and working with nurses to gather codes for a data project.
We are looking for someone with good speaking skills, ability to use Microsoft Office and willing to work as part of a team. Must past criminal background check (we will pay for it) and be 18 years old.
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.
Help us build sets, run a show backstage, organize/tidy the office, sell concessions, or usher for shows! We also need help in the box office, front of house management, and with basic maintenance. There are plenty of ways to pitch in and we'd love to hear how you would like to help. As a thank you for your service, you'll get to see a performance complementary.
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.
St. Jude Children's Reesarch Hospital— St. Jude Walk/ Run to End Childhood Cancer Event Comittee
Contact: Melanie Johnson, melanie.johnson[at]stjude[dot]org
Commitment: 1 hr/ week for 9 months
The St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer is seeking year-long event committee members, who will use their time, talent or treasures to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by recruiting teams, acquiring donations, spreading awareness and organizing logistics for the 5K Walk/Run in September. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. The Seattle St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer is one of 65 St. Jude Walk/Run events across the country that raises funds and awareness for both St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and pediatric cancer.
Held directly under the Space Needle, this family-friendly (dog-friendly) event is an iconic tribute to Seattle St. Jude patients, families, supporters, volunteers and everyone that has a hand in supporting the efforts of eradicating pediatric cancer and life-threatening diseases.
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!
Summit Assistance Dogs seeks dedicated volunteers to raise and train service dogs for people living with disabilities. We provide training and support and need puppy raisers to attend our training classes weekly. Puppies may be with their foster homes for 6 to 8 months, depending on the puppy's progress. Be someone's hero and foster a puppy. We have about 30 applicants waiting for service dogs.
Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.
We achieve this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college credits. Our holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and person.
- Email or call your mentee once a week Meet face-to-face with your mentee once a month for an 9-month period
- Assist in building and accessing professional networks and in reviewing resumes and college forms
- Encourage continuous learning and problem solving
- Attend the Year Up graduation and recognize your student
What mentors bring:
- The ability and desire to work with young adults (ages 18-24) from diverse urban backgrounds
- A positive attitude and good listening skills
- The willingness to share your knowledge and experiences Patience, understanding, and a sense of humor
Even though we teach tech we appreciate mentors from all career fields who want to inspire and teach our youth how to navigate the working world.