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Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities


Looking to commit to something more than a done-in-a-day project? Check out the latest longer-term opportunities from our nonprofit partners, below. Note: these opportunities are not managed by Seattle Works--we offer the option to publicize organizations' ongoing positions on our website. The links below will put you directly in touch with the appropriate contact at the nonprofit of interest.

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"Wellspring" Early Learning Center Preschool Readiness- Greeter and Snack Prep

Do you love kids, Do you love being around kids. Do we have an opportunity for you! Come to Wellsprings Early Learning Program to help parents have access into our center. Providing warm and welcoming entry into our secure program in the mornings and afternoons. Also if you have a knack in the kitchen you can help prepare kids snacks or prep for already cooked breakfast and lunches. There is nothing better than giving back to children in need. Our children love to give smiles and love to hear "Good Mornings" when we open the doors. The parents love and appreciate our care as they are experiencing loss of housing, trauma and are in transitional points in their lives. We help to make sure their children are prepared to enter kindergarten keeping up with the rest of the population.

Seattle, WA

ADS (Aging & Disability Services) Administrative Assistant

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. Neighborhood House offers a variety of support programs to individuals with disabilities, older adults, and their families to assist in planning for care needs, identifying resources, connecting with services, and navigating the long term care sector. Medicaid recipients who receive paid, in-home caregiving services also receive comprehensive case management support. Neighborhood House partners with the City of Seattle Aging & Disability Services Department to provide linguistically and culturally competent services to participants whose preferred language is either Arabic, Farsi, Ukrainian, Russian, Amharic, Tigrinya, or Oromo. RESPONSIBILITIES Volunteers with this program work directly with clients and Neighborhood Staff, providing general program assistance with administrative tasks, researching client resources, and shadowing Case Managers and support staff both in office and field settings. Spot check data entry using a list provided Assist with sorting and filing paperwork Assist with preparing mailings as needed Shadow and translate for Case Managers as requested QUALIFICATIONS Commitment to helping immigrant and refugee people succeed Familiar with internet research and Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel Bilingual in Ukrainian, Russian, Farsi, Arabic, Amharic, Oromo, or Tigrinya. Interest in other cultures Patience and positive attitude BENEFITS Shadow Neighborhood Houses’ Case Managers as they work with clients Gain experience working with Medicaid programs. Introduction to the worlds of Long Term Care and Aging & Disability. TIMEFRAME Requirement of at least 1 day/week, between 4 -8 hours. Minimum commitment of 3 months.

Seattle, WA

Beacon Food Forest- Plan, host, or teach a class!

The Beacon Food Forest (BFF) is a 1.75 acre community-run forest garden in the heart of Beacon Hill. BFF regularly offers classes and workshops with local and visiting educators, teaching urban gardening, food forestry, permaculture, community building and environmental stewardship in the city. We also give tours to K-12 schools, university students, other non-profit groups and the interested public. Join our Education Committee to envision and plan gardening and environmental classes for all age groups take a class for free by becoming a class assistant be trained as a tour guide to inspire local and international visitors with the BFF's model of sustainable community gardening in the city help design and install educational signage on site share your knowledge and skills and teach a class yourself The Education Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Beacon Hill public library (in winter) or on site at the Beacon Food Forest (in warm weather). Upcoming meetings are listed on the calendar on our website at https://beaconfoodforest.org/# -> Learn More -> Calendar No experience required. Ideas for new classes, and bilingual tour guides and teachers, welcome!

Seattle, WA

Beacon Food Forest- Create a permaculture garden and food forest

Join us to improve food access and build community by creating a sustainable forest garden in the heart of Beacon Hill! Help steward the existing 1.75 acres and develop another 1.5 acres of public land into a garden, food forest, educational space and habitat for pollinators. Volunteers meet regularly to plan and schedule work at the Beacon Food Forest: horticulture permaculture construction community outreach native plant wetland bee keeping compost making. Join our Site Development Committee meetings on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Beacon Hill public library (winter months) or on site at the Beacon Food Forest (in warm weather). Upcoming meetings are listed on the calendar on our website at https://beaconfoodforest.org/ -> Learn More -> Calendar. No experience required. You will work alongside experienced stewards. Ideas for new projects welcome!

Seattle, WA

Beacon Food Forest- Summer Stewards

Are you looking for a way to help care for your community on your own time? Do you want to get in your weekly garden therapy? Do you live near enough the Beacon Food Forest to make it to the site a couple times a week? Then being a Food Forest Steward this summer might be for you! As a steward you will be paired up with a small group or sign up with your own group to care for an area of the forest. The most important task for taking care of your area will be watering. You can also help keep up on the weeding and plant annuals in open spaces if you want. Training will be provided by long-time BFF volunteer Jessica. Meet her at the Beacon Food Forest on Thursday June 13, 6-8pm Saturday June 15, 10:30am-12pm, or Sunday June 16, 3pm-5pm. You can come by at any time during those times and receive a 20-minute one on one orientation.

Seattle, WA

Citizenship Tutor - White Center

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 Thursdays, from 12p – 2p.

Seattle, WA

Dogs for Better Lives- Raise a future Assistance Dog!

Dogs for Better Lives is in need of volunteer puppy raisers. Volunteer Puppy Raisers open up their homes and hearts to help raise and train future assistance dogs for people with disabilities. Puppy Raisers foster puppies from 8 weeks to 14 months old and attend local training classes in addition to taking the puppy into public for exposure and socialization. Part-time raisers who can commit to housing a puppy for one or two weeks at a time are also welcome to apply. Co-raisers who have a family member or friend interested in sharing the responsibility are also needed. Teenagers co-raising with a parents are welcome to apply. Our puppies are often purpose-bred labrador retrievers, but we do sometimes have a litter of small breed or mixed breed puppies that have been rescued from a shelter.

Anacortes, WA

Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care-Hospice Volunteers Needed in Seattle area

If you want to serve your community and you have a compassionate heart especially for those experiencing their last days, then CHI Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care has a meaningful volunteer experience for you. Our volunteers take time to honor and celebrate people's lives all the way until the end. 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 break. You can run errands, make courtesy phone calls, welcome patients and their families at Hospice House, and so much more. LOCATION: Federal Way, Kent, Auburn, Renton, Des Moines, Burien, and Enumclaw. Volunteering usually takes place within a patient's own home.

Burien, WA

Fundraising Associate (Intern)

Hope For Life is a grassroots organization empowering materially impoverished youth to seek abundant lives. We support youth with the resources, stability, and education they need so they can obtain flourishing futures for themselves and their communities. WHAT ARE THE ROLE OF STAFF AND WHAT ARE THEIR EXPECTATIONS? Our staff- both volunteers and paid – are a vital part of our organization. They are people that passionately believe in the organization, engage in important work, and help us execute our vision. Our goal is to gather a growing group of committed and passionate supporters of HFL with certain areas of expertise. WE OFFER: Internships that develop a variety of professional skills and offer hands-on experience in the areas of project management, marketing communications, event production, and knowledge in operating a non-profit organization. As a small non-profit, we are able to tailor your internship to areas that you wish to develop in order to help you reach your future professional goals. WE’RE LOOKING FOR: Passion. Strong team members who are passionate about impacting children, and developing opportunities for the materially poor. Communication & Organization. To efficiently run our programs, good communication and organizational skills are required. Staff and interns are expected to be proactive, able to meet deadlines, and open to receiving instruction. Team Players. Every staff invests part of their week towards their area of focus first, and as needs arise, to the other tasks and goals at HFL. Meetings. Staff meet every week (the time/day is predetermined each quarter) for a minimum two hours for collaboration, synergy, and mutual support. If you’re not able to attend the team meeting, you must work with the Development Director to identify another meeting time. Advocacy. As a grassroots organization, we rely on our supporters to help spread the word. As such, we need our team to help lead the way. Share our social media posts. Help us get connected with donors, supporters, companies, schools, NGOs etc. that might be interested in partnering with HFL. FUNDRAISING ASSOCIATE INTERNSHIP APPLICATION The Fundraising Associate will work with the Executive Director and Development Director in planning and implementing new fundraising initiatives. He/she will have the opportunity to lead research, planning and implementation aspects of these projects. The Fundraising Associate must be an excellent communicator, highly organized, and detail oriented. Responsibilities Conduct research and develop materials for peer-to-peer campaigns Create a grant tracking system to help organize applications Assist with research and writing grant applications Research and develop a strategy for outreach, with the primary goal of acquiring new donors Serve as an ambassador to HFL by attending outreach and networking events Assist in donor stewardship activities such as writing thank you cards Work with the Development Director to ensure that all fundraising systems are accurate and up-to-date Required Skills Motivated self-starter and initiator Excellent written and verbal communication skills Interest in non-profit organizations, child empowerment and issues surrounding global poverty Proficient with Microsoft Office and Gmail applications The ability to work both independently and collaboratively Excellent time management and organizational skills to meet deadlines Demonstrated flexibility and sense of humor Preferred: Experience in customer service, using a CRM, and outreach Details and How to Apply Supervisors: Executive Director and Development Director Duration: must be at least 10 weeks, may be longer if desired. Type: must be at least 10 hours per week, may be more if desired. Location: Seattle, WA Compensation: Unpaid; Willing to work with school to provide credit hours Please answer the questions below and send them with your resume to Ally Shook, Development Director, at allison@hopeforlife.us. Which position are you applying for? Why do you want to intern at Hope For Life? How does your previous experience/education qualify you for this position? What do you hope to achieve from this internship? Please provide the name of one professional reference and the following information: Your relationship How long your reference has known you Reference’s phone and email

Seattle, WA

Girls on the Run of Puget Sound - Coach

Are you looking for a way to empower girls in your community? Become a Girls on the Run or Heart & Sole Coach! Volunteer coaches work directly with the 3rd - 5th or 6th - 8th grade girls in the Girls on the Run program by leading them through fun and active lessons that intentionally teach life skills such as confidence, empathy and conscious decision-making. Our season runs from early March - mid May, and coaches work with girls twice a week for 90 minutes during that 10-week season. Practices are right after school, times vary depending on school district. We have sites all over King County! Girls build endurance through walking and running activities in order to complete a non-competitive 5k (3.1 Miles) at the end of the season! Coaches do not have to be runners, just individuals who care about empowering young women in our communities! Gain internship credit, volunteer hours and unmatched teaching, coaching and mentoring experience, join us today! We are looking for approximately 750 coaches to serve 3,300 girls this coming Spring - your team of girls is waiting for you!!

Seattle, WA

Helping Hands Ministries- Helping Hands Needed

Do you like crafting? Do you like organizing? Do you like giving back to the Community? Then come volunteer with us! Helping Hands Thrift store in Bothell has volunteer positions available. Come join our team and make a difference! Learn about us and fill out a volunteer application at helpinghandsmi.org 

Bothell, WA

Kitchen Assistant - New Holly

BACKGROUND AND PROGRAM SCOPE As a provider of Head Start, ECEAP, and Early Head Start, Neighborhood House Preschool offers half day and full day classes for low-income families with children ages 3-5 living in West Seattle, Central Seattle and South Seattle. Early Head Start also has toddler classrooms for low-income families with children ages 12 months—3 years living in South Seattle and Burien. Designed for children of all abilities, including those with special needs, our programs combine excellent teaching with cultural sensitivity to foster healthy development and build school readiness. To help our students be successful, we provide family support services and meals, snacks, developmental and health screenings for all of our students RESPONSIBILITIES Volunteers with this program work directly with Neighborhood House staff to provide meals and snacks for the students in our programs. Assist with preparation of meals and snacks for students Assist with serving meals and snacks to students Practice safety and health guidelines Other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS Team player who is resourceful, proactive, and comfortable working with diverse populations. Must provide proof of a negative TB screening dated within the past calendar year. Current Food Handler’s Permit BENEFITS Contribute to the health and nutrition of preschool-aged children Learn cooking skills TIMEFRAME A commitment of 3-6 months is required for this position.

Seattle, WA

Kitchen Volunteer for Nordo's Culinarium Dinner Theater

Volunteers are at the heart and backbone of Nordo. Our team of dedicated volunteers help us with prepping and plating in the kitchen. Volunteers earn complimentary tickets to Nordo Productions and get to experience the crazy artistic madness that happens in our Culinarium. It is a fast-paced, pressure-cooker of a time- join us! If you are interested in volunteering with us, please email volunteer@cafenordo.com KITCHEN VOLUNTEER Must have a valid Food Handler’s Permit. You can obtain one online for $10. Be able to commit to at least 3 show performances within one show run. Learn fun culinary skills and kitchen tricks. Assist in artistically plating the final dishes that go out to guests. No cleaning and no dishwashing. Each kitchen shift is roughly around 3 hours in length. Work 3 kitchen shifts, receive 1 ticket to a performance. Work 5 kitchen shifts, receive 2 tickets to a performance in the run! All Tickets include our 4-course dinner. Please provide at least 48 hours notice if you need to cancel/swap your scheduled shift.

Seattle, WA

Lifelong Thrift Store- Volunteer Clerk

Do you love thrifting as much as you love giving back to your community? Then volunteering with Lifelong Thrift is for you!!! We have weekly volunteer positions available. Fill out an application and find more information here: www.lifelongthrift.com/volunteer We are a nonprofit thrift store in the heart of Seattle's Capitol Hill. With deep Seattle roots, we strive to engage our community and financially support the cause of Lifelong to provide food, housing, and health to individuals with HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions.​

Seattle, WA

Marketing & Communications Associate (Intern)

Hope For Life is a grassroots organization empowering materially impoverished youth to seek abundant lives. We support youth with the resources, stability, and education they need so they can obtain flourishing futures for themselves and their communities. WHAT ARE THE ROLE OF STAFF AND WHAT ARE THEIR EXPECTATIONS? Our staff- both volunteers and paid – are a vital part of our organization. They are people that passionately believe in the organization, engage in important work, and help us execute our vision. Our goal is to gather a growing group of committed and passionate supporters of HFL with certain areas of expertise. WE OFFER: Internships that develop a variety of professional skills and offer hands-on experience in the areas of project management, marketing communications, event production, and knowledge in operating a non-profit organization. As a small non-profit, we are able to tailor your internship to areas that you wish to develop in order to help you reach your future professional goals. WE’RE LOOKING FOR: Passion. Strong team members who are passionate about impacting children, and developing opportunities for the materially poor. Communication & Organization. To efficiently run our programs, good communication and organizational skills are required. Staff are expected to be proactive, able to meet deadlines, and open to receiving instruction. Team Players. Every volunteer staff invests part of their week towards their area of focus first, and as needs arise, to the other tasks and goals at HFL. Meetings. Staff meet every week (the time/day is predetermined each quarter) for a minimum two hours for collaboration, synergy, and mutual support. If you’re not able to attend the team meeting, you must work with the Development Director to identify another meeting time. Advocacy. As a grassroots organization, we rely on our supporters to help spread the word. As such, we need our team to help lead the way. Share our social media posts. Help us get connected with donors, supporters, companies, schools, NGOs etc. that might be interested in partnering with HFL. MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE INTERNSHIP APPLICATION The Marketing & Communications Associate will work with the Executive Director and Development Director in planning and implementing the organization’s communications and marketing projects. He/she will have the opportunity to lead and implement projects such as a quarterly newsletter, creation of relevant marketing materials, donor appreciation, social media posts, and website maintenance. The Marketing & Communications Associate must be an excellent written communicator, highly organized, and able to work both independently and in a team setting. Responsibilities Lead the content development of marketing materials Create a photo and story library for future marketing and communication use Assist in the planning and execution of the organization’s quarterly newsletter Assist with the creation and distribution of reports including annual report, event reports, and major gift reports Ensure supporters are appropriately thanked for their partnership by implementing donor appreciation strategies Ensure the organization’s website are accurate and well maintained Create engaging social media posts as needed Assist as needed with communication related office management duties Required Skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills Interest in non-profit organizations, child empowerment or issues surrounding global poverty Proficient with Microsoft Office and Gmail applications Motivated self-starter and demonstrated initiator The ability to work both independently and collaboratively Excellent time management and organizational skills to meet deadlines Demonstrated flexibility and sense of humor Design skills a plus, but not required Details and How to Apply Supervisors: Executive Director and Development Director Duration: must be at least 10 weeks, may be longer if desired. Type: must be at least 10 hours per week, may be more if desired. Location: Seattle, WA Compensation: Unpaid; Willing to work with school to provide credit hours Please answer the questions below and send them with your resume to Ally Shook, Development Director, at allison@hopeforlife.us. Which position are you applying for? Why do you want to intern at Hope For Life? How does your previous experience/education qualify you for this position? What do you hope to achieve from this internship? Please provide the name of one professional reference and the following information: Your relationship How long your reference has known you Reference’s phone and email

Seattle, WA

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

Preschool Classroom Assistant - Burien

BACKGROUND AND PROGRAM SCOPE As a provider of Head Start, ECEAP, and Early Head Start, Neighborhood House Preschool offers half day and full day classes for low-income families with children ages 3-5 living in West Seattle, Central Seattle and South Seattle. Early Head Start also has toddler classrooms for low-income families with children ages 12 months—3 years living in South Seattle and Burien. Designed for children of all abilities, including those with special needs, our programs combine excellent teaching with cultural sensitivity to foster healthy development and build school readiness. To help our students be successful, we provide family support services and meals, snacks, developmental and health screenings for all of our students. RESPONSIBILITIES Assist in creating a safe learning environment reflecting the diverse backgrounds of the participating families Provide general assistance to Lead Teacher by working with small groups or individual children needing extra help Assist the teaching aide in ensuring classroom preparation and cleanliness Participate in leading activities and supervising the class Other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS Desire and ability to work with children ages 3 – 5. Willingness to commit to students and Lead Teacher. This involves consistency in showing up for scheduled classroom sessions. Team player who is resourceful, proactive, and comfortable working with diverse populations. • Good listening and oral/written communication skills and a non-judgmental, positive, problemsolving attitude Must provide proof of a negative TB screening dated within the past calendar year. WE WELCOME SOMEONE WHO SHARES THESE BELIEFS: Regular reflection on our teaching practices supports our own learning All children are naturally curious and learn best through play and exploration Teamwork should have a spirit of fun and joy Our relationships with children, families, and staff should be genuine and warm We do our best when we have the freedom to find and express creativity in our work We should learn about children and families and tell their stories Diversity, inclusion, and empowerment should be celebrated

Burien, WA

Preschool Classroom Assistant - High Point

BACKGROUND AND PROGRAM SCOPE As a provider of Head Start, ECEAP, and Early Head Start, Neighborhood House Preschool offers half day and full day classes for low-income families with children ages 3-5 living in West Seattle, Central Seattle and South Seattle. Early Head Start also has toddler classrooms for low-income families with children ages 12 months—3 years living in South Seattle and Burien. Designed for children of all abilities, including those with special needs, our programs combine excellent teaching with cultural sensitivity to foster healthy development and build school readiness. To help our students be successful, we provide family support services and meals, snacks, developmental and health screenings for all of our students. RESPONSIBILITIES Assist in creating a safe learning environment reflecting the diverse backgrounds of the participating families Provide general assistance to Lead Teacher by working with small groups or individual children needing extra help Assist the teaching aide in ensuring classroom preparation and cleanliness Participate in leading activities and supervising the class Other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS Desire and ability to work with children ages 3 – 5. Willingness to commit to students and Lead Teacher. This involves consistency in showing up for scheduled classroom sessions. Team player who is resourceful, proactive, and comfortable working with diverse populations. • Good listening and oral/written communication skills and a non-judgmental, positive, problemsolving attitude Must provide proof of a negative TB screening dated within the past calendar year. WE WELCOME SOMEONE WHO SHARES THESE BELIEFS: Regular reflection on our teaching practices supports our own learning All children are naturally curious and learn best through play and exploration Teamwork should have a spirit of fun and joy Our relationships with children, families, and staff should be genuine and warm We do our best when we have the freedom to find and express creativity in our work We should learn about children and families and tell their stories Diversity, inclusion, and empowerment should be celebrated

Seattle, WA

Preschool Classroom Assistant - New Holly

BACKGROUND AND PROGRAM SCOPE As a provider of Head Start, ECEAP, and Early Head Start, Neighborhood House Preschool offers half day and full day classes for low-income families with children ages 3-5 living in West Seattle, Central Seattle and South Seattle. Early Head Start also has toddler classrooms for low-income families with children ages 12 months—3 years living in South Seattle and Burien. Designed for children of all abilities, including those with special needs, our programs combine excellent teaching with cultural sensitivity to foster healthy development and build school readiness. To help our students be successful, we provide family support services and meals, snacks, developmental and health screenings for all of our students. RESPONSIBILITIES Assist in creating a safe learning environment reflecting the diverse backgrounds of the participating families Provide general assistance to Lead Teacher by working with small groups or individual children needing extra help Assist the teaching aide in ensuring classroom preparation and cleanliness Participate in leading activities and supervising the class Other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS Desire and ability to work with children ages 3 – 5. Willingness to commit to students and Lead Teacher. This involves consistency in showing up for scheduled classroom sessions. Team player who is resourceful, proactive, and comfortable working with diverse populations. • Good listening and oral/written communication skills and a non-judgmental, positive, problemsolving attitude Must provide proof of a negative TB screening dated within the past calendar year. WE WELCOME SOMEONE WHO SHARES THESE BELIEFS: Regular reflection on our teaching practices supports our own learning All children are naturally curious and learn best through play and exploration Teamwork should have a spirit of fun and joy Our relationships with children, families, and staff should be genuine and warm We do our best when we have the freedom to find and express creativity in our work We should learn about children and families and tell their stories Diversity, inclusion, and empowerment should be celebrated

Seattle, WA

Preschool Classroom Assistant - Rainier Vista

BACKGROUND AND PROGRAM SCOPE As a provider of Head Start, ECEAP, and Early Head Start, Neighborhood House Preschool offers half day and full day classes for low-income families with children ages 3-5 living in West Seattle, Central Seattle and South Seattle. Early Head Start also has toddler classrooms for low-income families with children ages 12 months—3 years living in South Seattle and Burien. Designed for children of all abilities, including those with special needs, our programs combine excellent teaching with cultural sensitivity to foster healthy development and build school readiness. To help our students be successful, we provide family support services and meals, snacks, developmental and health screenings for all of our students. RESPONSIBILITIES Assist in creating a safe learning environment reflecting the diverse backgrounds of the participating families Provide general assistance to Lead Teacher by working with small groups or individual children needing extra help Assist the teaching aide in ensuring classroom preparation and cleanliness Participate in leading activities and supervising the class Other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS Desire and ability to work with children ages 3 – 5. Willingness to commit to students and Lead Teacher. This involves consistency in showing up for scheduled classroom sessions. Team player who is resourceful, proactive, and comfortable working with diverse populations. • Good listening and oral/written communication skills and a non-judgmental, positive, problemsolving attitude Must provide proof of a negative TB screening dated within the past calendar year. WE WELCOME SOMEONE WHO SHARES THESE BELIEFS: Regular reflection on our teaching practices supports our own learning All children are naturally curious and learn best through play and exploration Teamwork should have a spirit of fun and joy Our relationships with children, families, and staff should be genuine and warm We do our best when we have the freedom to find and express creativity in our work We should learn about children and families and tell their stories Diversity, inclusion, and empowerment should be celebrated

Seattle, WA

Preschool Classroom Assistant - Yesler Terrace

BACKGROUND AND PROGRAM SCOPE As a provider of Head Start, ECEAP, and Early Head Start, Neighborhood House Preschool offers half day and full day classes for low-income families with children ages 3-5 living in West Seattle, Central Seattle and South Seattle. Early Head Start also has toddler classrooms for low-income families with children ages 12 months—3 years living in South Seattle and Burien. Designed for children of all abilities, including those with special needs, our programs combine excellent teaching with cultural sensitivity to foster healthy development and build school readiness. To help our students be successful, we provide family support services and meals, snacks, developmental and health screenings for all of our students. RESPONSIBILITIES Assist in creating a safe learning environment reflecting the diverse backgrounds of the participating families Provide general assistance to Lead Teacher by working with small groups or individual children needing extra help Assist the teaching aide in ensuring classroom preparation and cleanliness Participate in leading activities and supervising the class Other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS Desire and ability to work with children ages 3 – 5. Willingness to commit to students and Lead Teacher. This involves consistency in showing up for scheduled classroom sessions. Team player who is resourceful, proactive, and comfortable working with diverse populations. • Good listening and oral/written communication skills and a non-judgmental, positive, problemsolving attitude Must provide proof of a negative TB screening dated within the past calendar year. WE WELCOME SOMEONE WHO SHARES THESE BELIEFS: Regular reflection on our teaching practices supports our own learning All children are naturally curious and learn best through play and exploration Teamwork should have a spirit of fun and joy Our relationships with children, families, and staff should be genuine and warm We do our best when we have the freedom to find and express creativity in our work We should learn about children and families and tell their stories Diversity, inclusion, and empowerment should be celebrated

Seattle, WA

Southwest Seattle Historical Society- Docent at the Log House Museum

Interested in local history? Love meeting new people? Volunteer at the Log House Museum as a docent! As a docent, you will: -Become more involved with the community and meet great people, both locally and around the world -Talk to people about history and learn about their history -Learn more about the rich history of the Southwest Seattle area -Join an amazing group of volunteers and staff who care about the Duwamish Peninsula This opportunity is great for: -Retired folks looking to stay active -Newcomers who want to learn more about their community -Anyone interested in promoting and engaging with local history Duties -Greet museum visitors and make them feel welcome -Learn about the history of the Duwamish Peninsula, our museum building, and our current exhibits so you can share this information with visitors. You will shadow an experienced docent for at least two shifts, and receive information about exhibits and the local area from staff. -Handle gift shop sales -Assist staff with opening or closing the museum Commitment -Available at least once a month for a two hour shift between 12-4 pm Friday - Sunday

Seattle, WA

Summer Youth Programming - Burndale

SUMMER SCHEDULE July 8 – August 16 Monday—Friday 10a—4:30p Volunteers may pick 1-4 hour time slots for one consistent day, or multiple consistent days. BACKGROUND AND PROGRAM SCOPE This summer we are providing a 6-hour summer program for young people who live in 3 public housing communities. We are working towards preventing “the summer slide” so our young people will be ready for the upcoming school year. Each site in Auburn will have a different theme per week. Programming will include time for activities that build on literacy, social emotional learning skills, teamwork, and critical thinking. These experiences will happen in both indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as field trips to other locations. Each location hosts 20- 40 youth per day. Our Youth Tutoring Centers provide a safe space for youth to reach their potential as students and community members. The centers offer tutoring and innovative projects for youth aged 6 to 18 to improve academic performance and boost interpersonal social skills. Youth also have access to college and career readiness support. RESPONSIBILITIES Assist in creating a safe learning environment reflecting the diverse backgrounds of the participating youth. Contribute to the fulfillment of the Neighborhood House mission through providing assistance, mentorship and encouragement to students. Commit to 1 to 4 hours of service consistently per week Help individual students or small groups of students with academic enrichment activities, recreational activities and when applicable, provide supervision on field trips. Other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS Ability to work with elementary (Kindergarten to 5th grade) and/or middle and high school aged youth in a respectful and caring manner Dependability and patience Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds Ability to set and maintain clear boundaries Outgoing personality and high comfort level interacting with youth Must be able to make a reliable and consistent commitment BENEFITS Positively impact the life of a youth both academically and personally with the support of Neighborhood House staff and other motivated volunteers in a group setting.

Auburn, WA

Summer Youth Programming - Firwood Circle

SUMMER SCHEDULE July 8 – August 16 Monday—Friday 10a—4:30p Volunteers may pick 1-4 hour time slots for one consistent day, or multiple consistent days. BACKGROUND AND PROGRAM SCOPE This summer we are providing a 6-hour summer program for young people who live in 3 public housing communities. We are working towards preventing “the summer slide” so our young people will be ready for the upcoming school year. Each site in Auburn will have a different theme per week. Programming will include time for activities that build on literacy, social emotional learning skills, teamwork, and critical thinking. These experiences will happen in both indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as field trips to other locations. Each location hosts 20- 40 youth per day. Our Youth Tutoring Centers provide a safe space for youth to reach their potential as students and community members. The centers offer tutoring and innovative projects for youth aged 6 to 18 to improve academic performance and boost interpersonal social skills. Youth also have access to college and career readiness support. RESPONSIBILITIES Assist in creating a safe learning environment reflecting the diverse backgrounds of the participating youth. Contribute to the fulfillment of the Neighborhood House mission through providing assistance, mentorship and encouragement to students. Commit to 1 to 4 hours of service consistently per week Help individual students or small groups of students with academic enrichment activities, recreational activities and when applicable, provide supervision on field trips. Other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS Ability to work with elementary (Kindergarten to 5th grade) and/or middle and high school aged youth in a respectful and caring manner Dependability and patience Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds Ability to set and maintain clear boundaries Outgoing personality and high comfort level interacting with youth Must be able to make a reliable and consistent commitment BENEFITS Positively impact the life of a youth both academically and personally with the support of Neighborhood House staff and other motivated volunteers in a group setting.

Auburn, WA

Summit Assistance Dogs- Service Dog Puppy Raiser

Be someone’s hero – raise a service dog puppy What’s better than a soft, cuddly puppy? Maybe the feeling you’ll get if that puppy grows up to become a life-changing partner for a person living with a disability. Service dogs can open and close doors, turn lights on and off and pick up dropped items – a real help for a person who uses a wheelchair. And they provide unconditional love and acceptance. The road to becoming one of these priceless dogs begins in the home of a dedicated puppy raiser who will love, socialize and provide initial training. You could become someone’s hero by fostering a puppy for Summit Assistance Dogs. Learn more at www.summitdogs.org/volunteer. Snuggle a puppy today and change someone’s life tomorrow.

Anacortes, WA

The Common Acre- Assistant Farm Coordinator

Farm coordinators are the point people for individual Alleycat Acres farm sites; they are responsible for interfacing with the neighborhood and demonstrating an active presence on the farm. The Assistant position provides assistance to the farm coordinator throughout the growing season and helps lead weekly work parties at one of our four farms. This is a great role for someone who wants to learn the ins and outs of planning and maintaining an urban farm. Through this position you will learn all the skills needed to be a coordinator. This position has a flexible time commitment, but ideally at a minimum you are available to attend the farms open hours once a week during the growing season, as follows: (weekly work parties run between March-October) Cascade People’s Center Mondays 4:00-7:00 309 Pontius Ave N Site Coordinator: Allison We are coordinating with the Cascade People’s Center to help maintain their existing gardens, and transform them into vibrant giving gardens which can support an array of educational programming. Alleycat Acres is responsible for remodeling the garden, fostering community engagement, and facilitating educational programming. 26th + Marion Tuesdays 4:00-7:00 2521 E Marion, 98122 Site Coordinator: Steve Our first mini-farm. Operated by our Program Coordinator, Steve, on the planting strip of his corner lot, as well as his neighbor’s across the street. This farm donates produce to the East Cherry YWCA. Wetmore Community Farm Wednesdays 4:00-7:00 3525 Wetmore Ave S, 98144 Site Coordinator: Maddie This farm activates an undeveloped Seattle Department of Transportation right of way in the Mt. Baker neighborhood, one block off of Rainier Ave S. This is Alleycat Acres’ first direct collaboration with the city. Construction will be complete in 2018, with planting is to begin in spring 2018. 24th + Main Thursdays 4:00-7:00 140 24th Ave S, 98144 Site Coordinator: Maddie Our second mini-farm, in partnership with Catholic Community Services and Monica’s Village Place. This farm began on the planting strip on the corner of 24th Ave S and Main St in Summer 2015. Plans to extend the farm’s area to the rest of the planting strip (covering one block’s radius) will begin in the winter of 2016. Produce is distributed to low-income residents of Monica’s village and the E Cherry YWCA. Helping in the garden outside the open hours, facilitating harvests for our donation partners, and assisting at community events would be a welcome addition. Through this position, you will learn: Garden planning, when to plant, and how to rotate crops How to create compost How to harvest various crops What to grow in the Pacific Northwest Identifying crops and weeds Managing and leading volunteers Working with and teaching children in the garden Required Qualifications: Passionate about edible gardening, sustainability, and food justice A desire to work in community engagement Desired Qualifications: Lives within the farm’s neighborhood Experience working with people of diverse backgrounds, including children, the elderly, and people of diverse cultures Experience in outdoor education or child care Leadership skills Foreign Language skills

Seattle, WA

AnB Education- Host an Exchange Student

Do you want to make a difference in a young person's life, while learning about another culture? Do you want to build a friendship and create ever-lasting memories with an exchange student? Do you have a caring heart and an extra bedroom? AnB Education is looking for you! Make a difference today and host an exchange student? Our students need: a private bedroom with a desk, bed, and dresser; or a shared room with a separate bed 3 meals a day transportation to and from school if there is no school bus provided AnB Education students arrive at the beginning of the school year, and stay for 1 academic year. They have their own spending money and insurance. We just ask that our host families take the student in and treat them like family! Please contact Mike Dumovich at mikedumovich@gmail.com for more information about hosting!

Empower Work- Volunteer Peer Counselor With Empower Work

Please follow this link to complete an application to start volunteering: https://www.empowerwork.org/join-us/ Quick Overview: Volunteer Peer Counselors provide confidential support for people facing tough, non-legal work situations. They spend two hours a week responding to people through text or web chat. To apply, visit https://www.empowerwork.org/join-us/ and sign up! You'll receive the application via email. Mission: Our mission is to create healthy workplaces where employees are valued, supported, and empowered. Impact: Volunteers are a critical part of Empower Work. Peer volunteers support people from across the country who are grappling with tough work moments. Our support hotline is run by trained volunteers, without you, we could not support the amount of texters turning to Empower Work. One volunteer shared how it's impacted her, "My volunteer experience has significantly changed the way I operate in professional and personal relationships. I'm a better manager and colleague thanks to what I've learned." To learn more about why our volunteers work with us, check out this post on our blog. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Each volunteer commits to at least 2 hours a week for 6 months. We provide robust training that improves your professional skills in active listening, management, and workplace dynamics. Our current hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 8:00pm PT. Volunteers can schedule flexible shifts during those hours that fit their schedules. Requirements Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing. Strong sense of empathy Ability to recognize and respond to emotions via text Ability to reflect a situation and form questions quickly Ability to support another person without telling them what to do Ability to summarize what’s been said and help move to action Desired: Understanding of workplace culture in multiple work settings Open to giving and receiving feedback (we want you to improve and we want to improve too!) Additional Details: By becoming a volunteer with Empower Work, you join a community of driven, accomplished professionals passionate about making the workplace a safe environment rich in opportunity for everyone. You will have the opportunity to connect with other volunteers, receive robust training in the skills necessary to be a successful peer counselor, and further your communication, management and active listening expertise. Volunteers report learning new skills in our training that they use not only on our text line, but also in their workplaces across the country. Accessibility: Volunteers can field text or web chats from anywhere--your office, couch, or any space you feel comfortable and have secure internet. Please follow this link to complete an application to start volunteering: https://www.empowerwork.org/join-us/