Seattle Works Day is your chance to give back and kick back.
Join 1,000 Seattleites as we volunteer at over 50 nonprofits, schools, and parks to give back to the city we love!
12:00pm - 3:30pm: Volunteer Projects
3:30pm - 5:30pm: After Party at Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery, & Restaurant
Register for an existing team below!
Don't have a team yet? Register for a public team at one of these five sites:
East Duwamish Greenbelt (South Beacon Hill/Rainier Beach) - All ages, maximum of 50 volunteers - FULL
Magnuson Children's Garden (Northeast Seattle) - Ages 6 and up, maximum of 25 volunteers - FULL
Danny Woo Community Garden (Chinatown/International District) - All ages, maximum of 15 volunteers
The Danny Woo Community Garden where low-income elders can grow healthy and culturally sensitive food, get active, and interact socially with fellow gardeners. The Danny Woo Community Garden also serves as a gathering, educational, and green space for the local community, the greater Seattle community, and for people of all ages.
We need your help to complete several garden tasks related to general upkeep, including laying down mulch (wood chips) to maintain and keep pathways safe, pull weeds, and pick up trash in order to make the garden feel welcome, safe and purposeful. We could also use help watering plants growing in our educational gardens.
Volunteer work will contribute to making the Garden feel cleaner and, therefore, safer, more purposeful, and more welcoming. Even having volunteers present in the Garden re-activates the space and reinforces the idea that this is a place used by and shared by the community. When more people are present in the garden, especially those taking care of the space, more people will feel more likely to use the space. When more people use the space, especially the gardeners, more people benefit from it.
OSL (Downtown Seattle) - Ages 13 and up
Our mission is to bring food that is nutritional and safe to all those who struggle with hunger in our community. We do this through the creation and delivery of nutritionally dense, no-cost meals and by being instrumental in advocating for, and supporting, an equitable food system for all.
Volunteer projects include, but are not limited to: Cooking hot meals, serving meals to insecure communities, supporting OSL staff in processing donations, dishes, inventory, cleaning, organization of storage spaces, and detailing vehicles. Our volunteers work throughout the day to provide thousands of meals to numerous partner agencies supporting woman, children, elder adults, veterans, men, and challenged populations.
University District Food Bank (University District) - Ages 18 and up, maximum of 30 volunteers
Our mission is to provide individuals and families who are in need with food and access to a network of community resources that helps them achieve self-sufficiency.
Our SWD volunteer team will assist in various projects around our food bank. These will include major clean-up efforts in and around the space such as deep cleans of our freezers, fridges and shelving and tidying our donation barrels. Other projects may include rooftop garden work where we will move compost and supply fresh compost to our growing beds.
This project will help us to serve our community in the most dignified and clean way possible. Our space is utilized constantly and it is difficult to find the volunteer power or time to deep clean our grocery store. The cleaner the food bank, the more safe the food products are as well as more dignified the experience for customers. With your help we can continue to serve over 1,200 families each week!
Washington Talking Book and Braille Library (South Lake Union/Denny Triangle) - Ages 18 and up, maximum of 15 volunteers
The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library provides a free public library service which includes easy access to the informational and recreational reading materials needed by individuals in the State of Washington who are unable to read standard print material.
In WTBBL’s Shipping department, volunteers will process talking book players that have been returned from repair sites, inspect talking books that have been returned, and shelve talking books that have been returned
WTBBL sends out and receives back 2,000 talking books in the mail every day. Dozens of talking book players are also processed daily, coming from and going to repair sites and patrons. WTBBL is volunteer-driven, and Seattle Works’ partner groups help our more than 8,000 patrons around the state to continue to receive quality services in a timely manner. WTBBL’s services are a lifeline to information, education, culture and entertainment for our patrons, so your help with our shipping department helps others stay connected and involved in the world.
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