Category Archives: Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with Northwest Adoption Exchange!

It’s time for Northwest Adoption Exchange Spring Kids’ Fest  and we need your help! NWAE is looking for event volunteers.

WHEN: Saturday May 17th

TIME: 12 – 4pm

WHERE: Elementary school in Seattle, WA (specific location sent when volunteer form is received)

WHAT: Volunteers will help with all aspects of the event including set up (12-1pm), activity and craft stations (1-3pm), and clean up (3-4pm).

Please fill out the attached volunteer form and return the form to Amber at alouis@nwresource.org by Monday May 12th. Volunteers are asked to arrive at noon for set up and stay for the duration of the event (1-3pm). Help with clean up is greatly appreciated. Please let us know if you need to leave the event before 4pm.

If you have questions about the event or volunteer expectations please email or call Amber at 206-441-6822.

Connection Desk Volunteer with Global to Local

Global to Local Connection Desk Program

What is the Global to Local Connection Desk?

Global to Local (G2L) builds on the expertise of Washington State’s global health institutions, bringing home strategies that have proved effective in addressing health disparities in developing countries. Currently our organization is piloting approaches to improve individual and community health outcomes, lower health costs, and empower economic development. Our partners include HealthPoint, Washington GLobal health Alliance, Swedish Medical Center, and King County Public Health.

What is the G2L Connection Desk?

The Connection Desk seeks to recruit committed university student volunteers to act as social resource referral specialists, connecting clients to available resources in their community that will better their health and overall well being. In collaboration with HealthPoint Clinic, volunteers will link referred patients and the larger South King County community members to resources they need and should be connected to in order to support their health. The G2L Connection Desk addresses social determinants of health through the help of passionate and driven students.

Who do we serve?

The SeaTac and Tukwila area has a high population of migrants and refugees, and is therefore home to a diverse range of languages, cultures, and ethnicities. The Connection Desk recruits volunteers with the language skills necessary to communicate with the community’s diverse population. Since the region is home to over 80 languages, we seek a diverse range of volunteers who can fulfill the community’s language needs.

Who is the Connection Desk Looking for?

We are looking for undergraduate students from any health, social science, and/or social service departments from the University of Washington to be a part of the team. Currently we have 14 volunteer positions open. We are looking for students to fulfill a minimum requirement of 6 hours a week at the G2L Connection Desk in SeaTac. We are looking for volunteers who can commit to a year long volunteer contract.

What are the qualifications?

  • Language skills: particularly fluency in Spanish, Tigrinya, Somali, Nepali, Amharic, Arabic, Russian, French, and Punjabi.

**please note that even if you do not have a language skill you are still encouraged to apply.

  • Experience with computers, internet and other basic computer software.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment -Willingness to work in both team and individual settings.
  • Able to work in a multicultural community.

Volunteer Roles

Volunteers will be stationed in the G2L Connection Desk at 4040 S 188th St, SeaTac, WA, 98188. Driving arrangements are to be coordinated on your own please note that parking is free onsite.

Volunteers will be paired with a lead intern. Lead Interns have been with the Connection Desk for one year and will provide supervision and training assistance to the new volunteers. Many of our Lead Interns have bilingual skills, have established relationships with community members and have acquired knowledge on local resources.

Monthly group reflections are mandatory for all volunteers. This is a time to tie in your academic experience with your experience as a volunteer. Volunteer hours can be put towards independent study credit but arrangements will need to go through the Program Manager and your academic advisor.

What does the training look like?

Volunteers are expected to attend a mandatory training, TBD. Training programs will train students for client interactions and offer students a chance to become familiar with the SeaTac/Tukwila area. The training includes role playing, guest speakers and interactive sessions but please also be aware that this is a learn-as-you-go opportunity.

Application process

Students interested in volunteering must email their volunteer application by May 5th, 2014 at 5:00PM to Anne Safar, program assistant at the Connection Desk at annesafar@globaltolocal.org.

After the application paperwork has been reviewed the candidates will be contacted for an interview. We anticipate finalizing our decision three weeks after the application deadline. If you have further questions please contact the Connection Desk Manager, Annya Pintak, at annya@globaltolocal.org.

Help 4C Coalition Maximize its Volunteer Program!

Serve as a Volunteer Manager Corps Member in the VIP Manager Corps

4C Coalition seeks a skilled individual to join as a Volunteer Manager Corps (VMC) Member in a unique role. Volunteers will work with 4C Coalition to develop and implement specific tools, systems, and processes that will enhance its volunteer engagement efforts and community impact.

4C Coalition is a community-based organization committed to providing the very best mentoring support to vulnerable youth by enabling them to live and work at their highest possible potential. 4C Coalition is the acronym for Clergy, Community and Children/Youth Coalition.

Apply to serve as a VMC Member for 4C Coalition through United Way’s VIP Manager Corps, a United Way program in partnership with 501 Commons that helps King County human service organizations develop and sustain effective volunteer engagement programs and practices.

Volunteers will serve 300 hours over 8 months starting in April 2014. VMC Members are expected to serve 10 hours per week during the 9-5 workday which includes regular check-in meetings and group trainings.

In return for their service, volunteers will receive:

  • an $800 United Way of King County service award
  • training in volunteer management best practices
  • valuable experience working with a nonprofit
  • the opportunity to serve in collaboration with a community of peers
  • recognition for helping to increase an organization’s capacity to deliver services

We are seeking a candidate with strong people skills, leadership experience, and a commitment to service. A background in volunteer management or human resources is desirable, but not necessary, as some training will be provided.  A successful candidate will have experience working with faith communities, youth, and diverse populations.

To Volunteer:

View the full position description by visiting the volunteer section of our website www.501commons.org and apply online today!  Applicants will be interviewed by both 501 Commons and participating organizations, and will be required to submit to a background check.

Contact Gwyn Howard at gwyn@501commons.org with questions.

Citizenship Day volunteer with OneAmerica

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014.

Time commitment: 8 AM to 5 PM.

Location: Tacoma and Mount Vernon, WA

Citizenship Day is a great opportunity for students to give back to their communities and learn about citizenship, civics and the immigrant experience firsthand.

It’s a day-long legal clinic where volunteer immigration attorneys, paralegals and interpreters offer FREE assistance with citizenship applications.  This is one of the only free citizenship services left in Washington State and it is open to everyone.  Last year, over 375 volunteers helped more than 622 people become citizens!

We need student volunteers to help make Citizenship Day possible.  This is a unique chance for students to make a difference in their community and see our democratic process at work.

Sign up now at http://www.wanewamericans.org/Citizenship_Day_Volunteers

Volunteer Math Tutor at Treehouse

Treehouse has a plan to ensure foster kids in King County graduate at the same rate as their peers with a plan for their future by 2017. Treehouse is now engaging volunteers to directly support our Graduation Success initiative! Volunteers are needed to provide homework help for students in high school math and science courses in south and/or east King County (Kent, Enumclaw, and other locations).

Please submit an application online and attend a New Volunteer Orientation. These are held twice a month, and regularly updated on our website. There is also a Graduation Success Volunteer training necessary before getting started. We ask that volunteers commit to meet with a student for at least one regular shift each week for the duration of the school year, and we can be flexible with shift times.

Please contact volunteer@treehouseforkids.org for more informaiton. Thank you for your interest and for your support!

Volunteer on Seattle MESA Day

We are recruiting volunteers to help us with our 2014 Seattle MESA Day on Saturday, April 26th! The event will take place at Jane Addams K-8 school (11051 34th Ave NE Seattle, WA), and volunteers will be on-site 8:30am through 3:00pm. Refreshments and lunch will be provided!

The MESA Program (Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement) seeks to engage a diverse group of middle school and high school students in STEM activities, which provide hands-on opportunities, project-based learning, and exposure to careers within the STEM fields.

Our MESA Day is a combination of a competition (this year the students are testing Prosthetic Arms that they built in their MESA classes) and STEM-related activities done in teams.

Our volunteers will help to judge elements of the competition (testing or oral presentations), help to lead other STEM-related activities (instructions provided in advance), or will help with logistics (check-in, guiding student teams to the correct room, etc.).

To volunteer, please register online by April 21: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AmqsYstEeKHSp9MV_Lxnq7Ud9TL6c8t478mju8eYURk/viewform

To see our flyer or share with others who may be interested, visit: https://www.smore.com/gyy45

If you would like more information, or would like us to come present to your group/team, please feel free to email me or call me at 206-616-2946.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with El Centro de la Raza

El Centro de la Raza will celebrate our 9th annual Cinco de Mayo on Saturday, May 3rd. It will be a festive, family-friendly community event featuring food, live entertainment, and children’s activities. We are looking for help in the following areas:

  • Greeters (2-6pm and/or 4:30-9pm): Welcome guests to the event and help direct them to the food stations, info/vendor booths, and more.
  • Children’s Activities (2-6pm and/or 4:30-9pm): Connect with kids in the community as you guide them through special children’s activities.
  • Donation Collection and T-Shirt Sales (2-6pm and/or 4:30-9pm):Sell Cinco de Mayo t-shirts and raffle tickets, and help collect donations to support the event
  • Ticket Sales (2-6pm and/or 4:30-9pm): Sell tickets that guests will use to purchase food.
  • Parking Lot Assistance (1-4pm and/or 4-7pm): Help direct guests to available parking and keep traffic in the parking lots flowing smoothly.
  •  Clean-up (2-6pm and/or 4:30-9pm): Help keep El Centro de la Raza clean during and after the event.

Please contact Alexia Klatt, Volunteer Coordinator, at 2-6.957.4602 or email volunteer@elcentrodelaraza.org with questions or to sign up!

Film provider needed for Advances in Treating New Arrival Refugees

Conference title: Advances in Treating New Arrival Refugees.

Individual are needed to film provider presentations at an all-day conference, Thurs, June 5. Time 8:30am and 4pm, lunch will be provided.

Location: SeaTac (a ride can be arranged for you)

We will provide video camera and tripod. Volunteer should have some experience operating a video camera but does not need professional-level skills.

This conference is about medical treatment of new arrival refugees. Presenters will be experts in the field of refugee medical care, Public Health Officials, resettlement case workers and mental health experts.

Help Athletes for Kids Maximize its Volunteer Program!

Serve as a Volunteer Manager Corps Member in the VIP Manager Corps

Athletes for Kids seeks a skilled individual to join as a Volunteer Manager Corps (VMC) Member in a unique role. Volunteers will work with Athletes for Kids to develop and implement specific tools, systems, and processes that will enhance its volunteer engagement efforts and community impact.

Athletes for Kids provides opportunities for high school athletes to serve as mentors to children with special needs.  Their mission is to change the lives of children with disabilities and special needs, and to improve communities by educating youth and modeling inclusion and acceptance.

Apply to serve as a VMC Member for Athletes for Kids through United Way’s VIP Manager Corps, a United Way program in partnership with 501 Commons that helps King County human service organizations develop and sustain effective volunteer engagement programs and practices.

Volunteers will serve 300 hours over 8 months starting in April 2014. VMC Members are expected to serve 10 hours per week during the 9-5 workday which includes regular check-in meetings and group trainings.

In return for their service, volunteers will receive:

  • an $800 United Way of King County service award
  • training in volunteer management best practices
  • valuable experience working with a nonprofit
  • the opportunity to serve in collaboration with a community of peers
  • recognition for helping to increase an organization’s capacity to deliver services

We are seeking a candidate with strong people skills, leadership experience, and a commitment to service. A background in volunteer management or human resources is desirable, but not necessary, as some training will be provided. The ability to travel to and work on site in Sammamish, WA is required.

To Volunteer:

View the full position description by visiting the volunteer section of our website www.501commons.org and apply online today!  Applicants will be interviewed by both 501 Commons and participating organizations, and will be required to submit to a background check.

Contact Gwyn Howard at gwyn@501commons.org with questions.

May 5th Golf Tournament & Auction Volunteers Needed!

Our largest fundraiser of the year is just around the corner, and we would love to have you as a volunteer.

This year’s event is proving to be even bigger and better– but we need your help to make it happen!

EVENT INFO:

2014 PROVAIL Golf Classic & Auction

Monday May 5th, 2014

Sahalee Country Club

Golf Tournament: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Auction & Cocktails:4:00 PM – 9:30 PM

TIME COMMITMENT:

*Times for volunteers will vary slightly depending on roles* Shifts are approximately 4 hours but there is some flexibility in scheduling– Please let us know when you are available and we will do our best to meet your needs!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Registration/check-in for golf tournament On-course support– drink carts, hole-in-one tournament After golf support– collecting score cards/welcoming folks to the auction Auction check-in/registration Silent auction support– set-up, managing bids, closing auction lots End of evening support Lunch and dinner will be provided!

SIGN-UP:

Please confirm by Thursday, April 24th if you would like to volunteer. Be sure to specify:

  • Your availability
  • Interest in a specific role
  • Dietary needs
  • Accessibility specifications
  • We hope you can join us!

Please contact Colleen Kennedy at 206-826-1060 or colleenk@provail.org with your availability and any questions.

More information can be found at: http:www.provailgolfclassic.org/

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