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					BELLEVUE COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERING GUIDE
Updated November 5, 2012

Discover your opportunities to volunteer or donate in Bellevue and beyond!

The City of Bellevue does not endorse any organization. This listing is provided as an
information service only. We strongly recommend that a volunteer—or parent or guardian in
the event the volunteer is a minor—research an organization thoroughly before volunteering
to be certain it is a good fit.

CITY OF BELLEVUE VOLUNTEER LISTINGS


VOLUNTEER LISTINGS THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY
To find opportunities in your area of interest, click on a topic.

ADMINISTRATIVE
ANIMALS
ARTS
AT RISK YOUTH
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
BUILDING & MAINTENANCE
CHILDREN, VOLUNTEERING WITH
CHILDREN, OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER
CIVIC SERVICES
COURT ORDERED COMMUNITY SERVICE
CRISIS INTERVENTION
DISASTER RESPONSE
DIVERSITY
DISABILITIES, HELPING PEOPLE WITH
DOCENTS
DONATE (BY AGENCY)
DONATE (BY ITEM)
EAGLE PROJECTS
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
EVENTS
EVENTS, CURRENT
FEED THE HUNGRY
FUNDRAISING/DEVELOPMENT
GRANT WRITING
GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
HEALTH SERVICES
HOLIDAY
HOMELESS
IT/TECH
LIBRARY
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MARKETING
MEDIATION
MENTAL HEALTH
MENTORING
MUSEUM
POLICE
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
RECREATION
RETAIL, NON-PROFIT
SENIORS
SOCIAL SERVICES
TEENS, WORKING WITH
TEENS, OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER
TRANSLATION SERVICES
TRANSPORTATION
TUTORING
VETS
VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT
WOMEN

VOLUNTEER IN THE BUSINESS WORLD

Resources For Agencies
CAN PROVIDE VOLUNTEERS
CAN PROVIDE LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO NONPROFITS
CAN PROVIDE FINANCIAL ADVICE & TRAINING

TRAINING
NETWORKING & CONNECTIONS

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SERVICE LISTINGS

CITY OF BELLEVUE LISTINGS

Bellevue, City of
Aquatic Center
Services: Aquatics programs
Needs: Swim Instructor Aide or Customer Service Representative.

Contact:
Scott Armstrong
425-452-2806
sarmstrong@bellevuewa.gov
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www.bellevuewa.gov/volunteer

Bellevue, City of
Board and Commissions
Services: Boards and Commissions provide expertise, feedback and advice to City staff and
Council.
Needs: Apply to serve on the Arts Commission, Environmental Services Commission, Human
Services Commission, Library Board, Parks & Community Services Board, Planning
Commission and Transportation Commission, Youth Link Board and Special Events Committee.

Contact:
City Clerk’s Office: 425-452-6466

Bellevue, City of
Botanical Garden
Services: Community garden
Needs: There are opportunities for volunteers of all ages and levels of expertise including
horticultural assistants, plant photographers, working in the gift shop or helping organize and
staff special events, or working as a docent. Work with Garden staff or interns to plant, prune,
create and maintain paths, and detail the garden. Tuesday or Thursday mornings, 9 – 11 AM.

Contact:
Lisa Scott
425-452-2750
lscott@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
Crossroads Community Center
Services: Recreation programs
Needs: Volunteers to help out with seasonal special events.

Contact:
Vicki Drake
425-452-4874

Bellevue, City of
Crossroads Mini City Hall
Services: Staff and volunteers connect residents with city and community resources and
programs. Mini City Hall offers personal assistance, information and resources to all of
Bellevue’s diverse residents, including limited English speakers. Conveniently located in the
Crossroads Shopping Center, Mini City Hall provides quick response to customer concerns and
is a great place to learn about community events and opportunities.
Needs: Volunteers work regular hours and are fully trained. Bi-lingual volunteers needed to
provide outreach to diverse populations.

Contact:
Mini City Hall Coordinator
425-452-2800
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www.bellevuewa.gov/volunteer



Bellevue, City of
Cultural Diversity Program
Services: The Cultural Diversity program uses volunteers to help set up and coordinate
community events such as Conversations About Race and Culture, Cultural Arts performances
and media panels.
Needs: help with event promotion by communicating with media and the public through the
internet and at public events. We can also use volunteers to research cultural and social topics on
the internet and communicate via email and by phone with non profits, community groups,
agencies and businesses. Volunteers can also assist the program by designing flyers and other
promotional materials. Strong communication and knowledge of the OUTLOOK, WORD,
EXCEL, PAGEMAKER and graphic design helpful.

Contact
Kevin Henry
425-452-7886

Bellevue, City of
Eastside Amateur Radio Support (EARS) Group
Services: Provides Communication Continuity support during City of Bellevue and regionally
planned events and emergency or disaster response. Activities include: Communications drills,
Training, Exercises, Tours
Needs: Accepting new team members. Standing meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each
month at 7 p.m.

Contact:
Bellevue Office of Emergency Management
425-452-6033
425-452-6807

Bellevue, City of
Events
Services: Community Events
Needs: Volunteers and groups to assist with events

Contact:
Pam Myers, Recreation Coordinator
pmyers@bellevuewa.gov
NWAC@bellevuewa.gov
KelseyCreek@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
Family, Youth & Teen Services Programs
Services: Youth Link, Bellevue's 24-Hour Relay Challenge, Bellevue Youth Court
Needs: Volunteer duties vary; planning committee work; adult mentor roles; youth leadership
roles
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www.bellevuewa.gov/volunteer



Contact:
Helena Stephens
hstephens@bellevuewa.gov

Patrick Alina
palina@bellevuewa.gov

Brandi Dorsett
bdorsett@bellevuewa.gov
425.452.2846

Bellevue, City of
Highland Center
Services: Programs for people living with disabilities
Needs: Volunteer to help out with specialized recreation programs. Help is needed in after school
programs (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 3-5pm) for kids with developmental
disabilities as well as evening programs for adults with developmental disabilities; classes
include sports, cooking, dance, fitness, drama and cheerleading. There are no special
qualifications but an interest in the specific class you volunteer for is a must.

Contact:
Kim Indurkar
425-452-6105

Bellevue, City of
Kelsey Creek Farm
Services: Kelsey Creek Farm Program
Needs: Program geared toward teen volunteers and groups

Contact:
Pam Myers
Recreation Coordinator
pmyers@bellevuewa.gov
KelseyCreek@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
Natural Resource Division
Services: Provides opportunities for environmental stewardship during Stewardship Saturday and
Eco Friday Events, Arbor Day/Earth Day Events, the Master Naturalist Training Program, and
Service Learning and Scout Leadership Projects.
Needs: Parks stewards, docents or naturalists, hosts for visitor centers, Stewardship Saturday and
Eco Friday volunteers. Volunteers help plant native plants, restore wildlife habitats and renovate
trails throughout the city.

Contact:
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www.bellevuewa.gov/volunteer

Alexandra DySard
Parks_Stewardship@bellevuewa.gov
425-452-4195




Bellevue, City of
Neighborhood and Parent Teen Mediation Programs
Services: Free mediation services both on the phone and in person to those who live, work or go
to school in Bellevue.
Needs: Volunteers for meditation. A required 40 hour mediation training is provided once a year
to those interested in volunteering. Class size is limited. Adults and High Schoolers may
volunteer in the Parent Teen Program. Adults only in the Neighborhood Program. A commitment
of 1-2 years of volunteering is requested for both programs. A commitment of 2 hours per week
for 6 months to one year is required for the phone mediation in the Neighborhood Program.

Contact:
Cheryl Cohen, Co-Manager
425-452-4091
mediation_info@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
North Bellevue Community Center
Services: Recreation and Senior programs
Needs: A variety of volunteers for senior and recreation programs are needed.

Contact:
Darrion Spratley
425-452-7681

Bellevue, City of
Police Department
Services: Municipal police department.
Needs: Volunteers fill a wide variety of assignments throughout the Police Department. Some
assignments involve direct public contact, such as working at our Community Stations or as part
of our Parking Enforcement Team. Others are office-based administrative and clerical support
assignments. Not all positions are open at all times and new positions may be added or existing
ones removed based on the Department’s needs and priorities. The list is always changing.
Candidates must meet minimum qualification standards and undergo a rigorous application and
screening process, including a personal interview, criminal history checks, thorough background
investigation, and polygraph test. Contact the Department’s Volunteer Coordinator at (425) 452-
6017 or via e-mail at mtrachtman@bellevuewa.gov for more information or to request an
application.

Contact:
Police Volunteer Program Coordinator
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www.bellevuewa.gov/volunteer

425-452-6017

Bellevue, City of
Probation Division
Services: Assists residents in managing probation requirements. Mentors adults arrested in
Bellevue for misdemeanor offenses with the goal of preventing recurrences.
Needs: Mentors. Rigorous qualification criteria and background investigation required.

Contact:
Lourdes Salazar
Program Coordinator
425-452-7194
lsalazar@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
Probation Division
CAN PROVIDE VOLUNTEERS who need to complete court ordered community service work
(misdemeanors only)

Contact:
Susan Fraser
Assistant Probation Manager
425-452-7190
sfraser@bellevuewa.gov

Roger Ledbetter
Probation Officer
425-452-7192
rledbetter@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
Recreation Program
Services: Recreation programs
Needs: Volunteers to teach recreation classes; coach sports; help organize special events; assist
with preschools and day camps or volunteer at a local community center.

Contact:
Recreation Division
425-452-6885.

Bellevue, City of
Skate Park
Services: Services: Recreation programs
Needs: Help maintaining the Skate Park located at Highland Community Center, 14224 Bel-Red
Road) and administer activities.
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Contact:
Joe Moorman
425-452-2722.

Bellevue, City of
South Bellevue Community Center
Services: Recreation programs
Needs: Volunteers to help the Boys & Girls Club and general recreation programs.

Contact:
Dot Long
425-452-4240

Bellevue, City of
Stream Team
Services: Protect water quality and enhance stream habitat
Needs: Volunteers to monitor local streams for salmon, re-vegetate stream corridors with native
trees and shrubs, help collect stream bugs for water quality monitoring, or work on a variety of
other projects.

Contact:
Laurie Devereaux
425-452-5200

Bellevue, City of
Tennis Center
Services: Tennis programs at the Robinswood Tennis Center
Needs: Program volunteers.

Contact:
John Soriano
425-452-7665

Bellevue, City of
Voices in Diversity Radio Program
Services: Local, volunteer run radio show co-sponsored by 91.3 FM KBCS and the Bellevue
Parks & Community Services Department’s Cultural Diversity Program
Needs: Volunteers to produce shows.

Contact
Kevin Henry
425-452-7886

Bellevue, City of
Volunteer Program
Services: Supports 55 existing COB volunteer programs and works on new program
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development; Supports marketing and outreach as well as region-wide partnership development
relative to volunteer use.
CAN PROVIDE VOLUNTEERS

Contact:
Shelly Shellabarger
Volunteer@BellevueWa.gov
425-452-5375

Bellevue, City of
Waterwise Garden
Services: This award-winning garden demonstrates that it is possible to create a healthy, thriving
landscape with less water, chemicals and work. Volunteers learn how to plan and care for a yard
& garden in a way that can positively impact the health of their families and our environment.
Needs: Volunteers are needed for the first and third Wednesday of each month from 1-3 pm from
Spring to Fall at the Bellevue Botanical gardens. No experience is necessary.

Contact:
Patricia Burgess
Conservation and Outreach Program Administrator, Bellevue Utilities
(425) 452-4127

Bellevue, City of
Youth Link
 Services: Provides a variety of programs for local teens including the Youth Council teen closet
and more.
Needs: Teen and adult volunteers to work on various projects identified by the teen council.

Contact:
Patrick Alina
425-452-5254
palina@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
Youth Sports
Services: The goal of Youth Sports and Fitness programs is to provide quality programming
with responsible leaders so youth have the opportunity to grow and learn. It is a program
in which opportunity for participation is provided to all those who enter, regardless of skill
and ability. We wish to provide youth with a fun learning experience and the opportunity
to develop lifetime sports and fitness skills. Seasonal volunteer coaching opportunities
available: Fall: Soccer Winter: Basketball & Mid Winter Break Camp Spring: Baseball,
Track & Field, Soccer & Spring Break Camp Summer: C.I.T (Counselor in Training)
Needs: Volunteer Coaches for sports leagues and camps

Heather Christoff
Youth Sports
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www.bellevuewa.gov/volunteer

425-452-4627
hchristoff@bellevuewa.gov


Bellevue, City of
Youth Theatre
Services: Community theatre
Needs: Volunteers are needed in costuming, stage design, props management, lighting and
administration.
Contact:
Bellevue Youth Theatre
425-452-7155

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ADMINISTRATIVE

Alliance of People with disAbilities
Services: The Alliance is 501 c3 non-profit whose service area is King County. “People with
disAbilities advocating for equality and choice”. The majority of our staff, management,
volunteers, and Board are people with disAbilities. We assist any person, with any
disability, at any age within our service area.

We are funded as a Center for Independent Living and as such have 4 core services:
Information and Assistance (referral), Peer Support, Independent Living Skills Training,
and advocacy (individual/systems). In addition, we provide Youth Transition Services,
preparing for life after high school; Nursing Home Transition for those who would like to
live in the community; and the Disabilities Law Project specific to ensuring civil rights for
people with disAbilities. We also provide community services.

Volunteer Needs: Currently we have need of volunteers at reception, in office work,
assistance at community outreaches, volunteers to assist in advocacy and possibly other
areas. We welcome volunteers with or without disAbilities.

Please contact: MaryAnn DeFrees 425-558-0993 x102 or maryann@disabilitypride.org for
an appointment or an application.

Robert Blumenfeld
Branch/Program Manager

Alliance of People with disAbilities
East King County office
1150 140th Ave NE Suite 101
Bellevue, WA. 98005
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American Cancer Society
Contact:
Aimee Martin
Community Relationship Manager
Aimee Martin (aimee.martin@cance.org)
(206) 674-4118

AtWork!
Services: To help people with disabilities be productive, integrated and contributing members of
their communities.
Needs: Volunteers for reception and administrative work. Work you’re your lunch hour, for half
a day or for a full day. Washington State Patrol background check required. One year
commitment preferred. Locations: in Bellevue at 1935 152nd Pl NE and in Issaquah at 690 NW
Juniper.

Contact:
Winter Taylor
wintert@atworkwa.org
(425) 274-4000

BAS Foundation
The BAS Foundation is looking for volunteers! We are a nonprofit 501 c 3 status organization.
Our mission is to provide ready to eat, healthy food to those who do not have access to a food
bank, and/or cannot leave their home for any emergency reason. These can include the elderly,
disabled, families and individuals affected by drug abuse, and others. Right now we urgently
need volunteers to: Build and/or design a website; Help during various events; Help with editing
and revising documents and much more…. There is something to do for everyone!
This is a great opportunity for students who need some volunteer hours. If interested in
volunteering please contact Sadia, by email basfoundation@hotmail.com or by phone (425) 301
5572.

Bellevue, City of
Aquatic Center
Services: Aquatics programs
Needs: Swim Instructor Aide or Customer Service Representative.

Contact:
Scott Armstrong
425-452-2806
sarmstrong@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
Crossroads Mini City Hall
Services: Staff and volunteers connect residents with city and community resources and
programs. Mini City Hall offers personal assistance, information and resources to all of
Bellevue’s diverse residents, including limited English speakers. Conveniently located in the
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Crossroads Shopping Center, Mini City Hall provides quick response to customer concerns and
is a great place to learn about community events and opportunities.
Needs: Volunteers work regular hours and are fully trained. Bi-lingual volunteers needed to
provide outreach to diverse populations.

Contact:
Mini City Hall Coordinator
425-452-2800

Bellevue, City of
Family, Youth & Teen Services Programs
Services: Youth Link, Bellevue's 24-Hour Relay Challenge, Bellevue Youth Court
Needs: Volunteer duties vary; planning committee work; adult mentor roles; youth leadership
roles

Contact:
Helena Stephens
hstephens@bellevuewa.gov

Patrick Alina
palina@bellevuewa.gov

Brandi Dorsett
bdorsett@bellevuewa.gov
425.452.2846

Bellevue, City of
Cultural Diversity Program
Services: The Cultural Diversity program uses volunteers to help set up and coordinate
community events such as Conversations About Race and Culture, Cultural Arts performances
and media panels.
Needs: help with event promotion by communicating with media and the public through the
internet and at public events. We can also use volunteers to research cultural and social topics on
the internet and communicate via email and by phone with non profits, community groups,
agencies and businesses. Volunteers can also assist the program by designing flyers and other
promotional materials. Strong communication and knowledge of the OUTLOOK, WORD,
EXCEL, PAGEMAKER and graphic design helpful.

Contact
Kevin Henry
425-452-7886

Bellevue, City of
North Bellevue Community Center
Services: Recreation and Senior programs
Needs: A variety of volunteers for senior and recreation programs are needed.
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Contact:
Darrion Spratley
425-452-7681

Bellevue, City of
Police Department
Services: Municipal police department.
Needs: Adults only/Long-term commitment. Volunteers fill a wide variety of assignments
throughout the Police Department. Some assignments involve direct public contact, such as
working at our Community Stations or as part of our Parking Enforcement Team. Others are
office-based administrative and clerical support assignments. Not all positions are open at all
times and new positions may be added or existing ones removed based on the Department’s
needs and priorities. The list is always changing. Candidates must meet minimum qualification
standards and undergo a rigorous application and screening process, including a personal
interview, criminal history checks, thorough background investigation, and polygraph test.
Contact the Department’s Volunteer Coordinator at (425) 452-6017 or via e-mail at
mtrachtman@bellevuewa.gov for more information or to request an application.

Contact:
Police Volunteer Program Coordinator
425-452-6017

Bellevue, City of
Voices in Diversity Radio Program
Services: Local, volunteer run radio show co-sponsored by 91.3 FM KBCS and the Bellevue
Parks & Community Services Department’s Cultural Diversity Program
Needs: Volunteers to produce shows.

Contact
Kevin Henry
425-452-7886

Bellevue, City of
Youth Link
 Services: Provides a variety of programs for local teens including the Youth Council teen closet
and more.
Needs: Teen and adult volunteers to work on various projects identified by the teen council.

Contact:
Patrick Alina
425-452-5254
palina@bellevuewa.gov


CAIR
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 CAIR-WA seeks highly motivated volunteer activists who have a passion for CAIR's work of
defending civil liberties, fighting bigotry, empowering the American Muslim community,
creating mutual understanding and building coalitions. In addition to the positions listed
below, we may also custom-craft a position that fits your interests. All positions are
unpaid. College, school, or community service credit can be arranged during first week of
academic term. Interns must submit a resume, cover letter, three page writing sample, and two
references.

Available internship positions include: Outreach Intern, Outreach volunteer, and Development
Intern.

Contact: cairwavolunteer@cair.com

Camp Fire USA
Day Camps: Camp Fire USA Day Camps bring old-fashioned S'mores eatin', campfire song-
singin' kids’ summer camp right to your neighborhood. Twelve day camps operate for one week
each at parks throughout the area using caring, well-trained, responsible volunteer staff. Day
Camp Volunteer Needs: Day Camp relies on volunteer staff. Get in on the fun! You may choose
to be a counselor (entering junior year in high school and up), craft specialist, junior staff (grade
8 and up), outdoor skills specialist, nurse, purchaser or other. Excellent training is offered for
volunteers. Volunteers' preschool-aged children will also receive well supervised care.

Camp Sealth Work Crews: Parents and kids can enjoy a family weekend in the woods, help
Camp Sealth on Vashon Island prepare for summer and make a difference for thousands of
children. Clear trails, paint, split firewood and help with trail work and other camp chores.
Volunteer for a fun, free, family-oriented day or weekend.


Contact:
Program Manager II and Day Camp Coordinator
direct line: 206 826 8910
office: 206 461 8550 or 800 451 2267
fax: 206 525 3351
email: maryo@campfire-usa.org
web: www.campfire-usa.org


Children’s Response Center—Downtown Bellevue
Services: CRC serves child victims of sexual assault, trauma and child abuse on the Eastside.
Needs: Special Events Committee members, Support for Fundraiser, Write newsletter articles,
Quarterly Newsletter Editor; Evening Receptionist, Staff Resource Tables at Community
Fairs, Office help, Advisory Board members.

Contact:
Sally Martinez
Community Affairs Director
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425-467-3390
http://www.childrensresponsecenter.org/

        Database Assistant
        The Children’s Response Center in Bellevue serves children in North and East King
        County under the age of 18 who have experienced severe abuse, trauma or child
        crimes. If you would live to give back to the community, we can use your help. Are
        you proficient with excel? Can you create form letters and mailing addresses? Can
        you devote 2 hours a week to work from home or the office in downtown Bellevue?
        Then we can use your help! This job requires some online research to update
        addresses in our database. please email Sally Martinez, Community Affairs
        Coordinator, at sallym2@u.washington.edu. Or call at (425) 467-3390. For more
        information about our organization visit www.childrensresponsecenter.org


        Sally Martinez
        Community Affairs Coordinator
        Children's Response Center
        Work (425) 467-3390
        Cell (206) 910-3277

Congregations for the Homeless
Services: Overnight housing for homeless eastside; Shelters rotate between eastside churches.
Needs :
Grant Writer-Congregations for the Homeless is looking for a volunteer to write grants to
underwrite additional services needed to help move men from homelessness to housing. Our
executive director will partner closely with the grant writer to assist in giving the history, mission
and background information required in writing grants.

Job Developer –CFH is looking for a volunteer to partner with men to:
    Develop job skills and good job habits
    Create relationships with non-profits and for profit businesses
    Match men to job
    Manage men, train, follow up

Contact:
Stacey Witte- Volunteer coordinator
Congregations for the Homeless
staceyw@cfhomeless.org
(425) 765-1782

Eastside Domestic Violence Program
Service: Direct service to women, children and families in crisis
Needs: Volunteers to work with clients and Development Office assistance

Contact:
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Rachel Olson
Volunteer Program Coordinator
rachelo@edvp.org
425-562-8840 ext. 229
www.edvp.org

Lisa Arnold
Special Events Manager
lisaa@edvp.org
425-562-8840 ext. 239
www.edvp.org.

Kelly Becker
Development Director
kellyb@edvp.org
Telephone: 425-562-8840 ext. 253

Eastside Heritage Center
Services: Dedicated to preserving the past while building community
Needs: Volunteer opportunities include: Winters House Hosts, Mini-Museum Docent,
Collections Assistant, Exhibit/Display Assistant, Educational Assistant, Oral History Assistant,
Data Entry Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Special Events

Contact:
Karen Klett
Volunteer Coordinator
Kklett2@hotmail.com

Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP)
Services: We provide free legal advice to low income residents of east King County in family
law, general law, and immigration law clinics.
Needs: Volunteers for intake, to run legal clinics and assist attorneys. Volunteer attorneys also
needed.

Contact:
Stan Kehl, Executive Director
Eastside Legal Assistance Program
425-747-7274 Ext 203
425-747-7504 (Fax)
www.elap.org

Evergreen Healthcare
Volunteer Services
Services: Volunteers assist in hospital
Needs: A wide variety of opportunities
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Contact:
Marcia Long, Manager
Volunteer Services
425-899-2001
mllong@evergreenhealthcare.org
On-line volunteer application available: www.evergreenhealthcare.org , Support Evergreen,
Auxiliary-Volunteer, Volunteer Application.

Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Washington
Services: Provides programs and services for children and teens with Autism
Needs: Peer mentors for FEAT programs. IT and Network Support—We need periodic
maintenance of our computers in our Bellevue offices, some of the needs include: Diagnosing
hardware and software problems, Repairing/upgrading PC hardware, Troubleshooting
computers/laptops/modem and Local Network, Training staff. Administrative Assistant—part
time, 8-15 hours per week depending on availability. Schedule is flexible, (Mon., Thurs. and Fri.
3-4 hours per day). Position provides administrative, clerical and planning support to the
Executive Director and Program Directors to fulfill the mission of our organization.
Community Outreach Committee—To join our community outreach committee and help
Washington families access appropriate services and resources in their local areas. Gift of
Time—Please consider giving a family touched with autism the gift of time by providing much
needed respite in their homes, in their own communities. Giving 2-3 hours of your time one
evening a week may help a parent spend much needed time with another sibling, catch up or just
simply get some down time.
FEAT ALSO PROVIDES VOLUNTEERS

Contact:
Julie Shalaby
Julie.Shalaby@featwa.org
Family Resource Coordinator
Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Washington
425.223.5126
featwa@featwa.org
Visit our website www.featwa.org

Friends of Youth
Services: Friends of Youth delivers a broad range of services to youth and their families to
improve their emotional stability and self-sufficiency. Programs include things like The El
Puente Independent Living Program is a small staffed group home in Renton that serves male
adolescent boys in foster care.
Volunteer Opportunities: Various including Childcare at New Ground Bothell; Tutor for the El
Puente Independent Living Program; Volunteer Receptionist. Teens welcome.

Contact
Cheryl Schnelle
Volunteer Coordinator
16225 NE 87th St. Ste A-8
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Redmond, Washington 98052
425-869-6490, ext. 309
425-869-6666 (fax)
cheryl@friendsofyouth.org
www.friendsofyouth.org

Harrington House
Services: We are a 2 year transitional housing program for women who are pregnant or just
given birth. We provide the women shelter, case management, and life skills training.
Needs: Volunteers are required to complete a Washington State background check and
Harrington House Volunteer Application Packet. Volunteers do mentoring, transportation, yard
work, minor home repair, depending on availability and interest.

Contact Name:
Angie Johnson, Case Manager
angiej@ccsww.org
425-643-1434

Home2Home
Services: Home2Home accumulates furniture and household goods from families who are
downsizing and distributes them to needy families on the Eastside.
Needs: Volunteers to assist with donations and clients.
Donate: Furniture and household items that are in new or like new condition. We cannot accept
items that are stained, worn, broken, damaged or oversized. Items which do not meet the
guidelines will not be accepted.

Contact:
Ellie Deets
425-301-7640
EDeets@aol.com

The Hope Heart Institute
Services: The Hope Heart Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Bellevue, Washington
dedicated to serving humanity through cardiovascular research and education. We engage
volunteers through our outreach and educational programs that help individuals and communities
adopt healthier practices and lifestyle habits to reduce their risk of developing heart disease.
Volunteer Needs: Volunteer Positions include: Outreach Advocate Team Leads, Community
Outreach Advocates, Educational Outreach Advocates, Health & Wellness Support, and Hope
Heart Volunteers (internal administration support). We also actively recruit Health Science
students, Spanish speakers that can communicate the importance of a heart-healthy lifestyle to
Latina communities, and much more!

Contact Info:
Joie Hsu, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
jhsu@hopeheart.org or 425-456-8751
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HopeLink
Services: Hopelink in Bellevue (at 14812 Main Street) is dedicated to helping people in need to
make lasting changes in their lives.
Needs: Front Desk: Hopelink relies upon volunteers for such jobs as sorting food in its food
banks; helping adults learn to read, do basic math, study for the GED exams or learn English as a
second language; delivering food to homebound clients; or answering phones and helping with
administrative tasks. Hopelink’s new Kirkland/Northshore center in the Totem Lake
neighborhood is in particular need of volunteers for its new grocery store-style food bank. Our
other centers – Redmond, Bellevue, Shoreline, Carnation – also need help.

Contact
Sheila Sloan-Evans
425.869.6066
volunteer@hope-link.org.



Jubilee Services
Program Description: Jubilee Services was organized exclusively for charitable and service
purposes. Jubilee Services connects resources, both financial and human, in the form of
donation of skills, financial donations, and grants for serving schools, parks, and residents of
Bellevue. Participants in the service project are a coalition of local Bellevue churches, residents,
and the local business community leaders who share the common goal of improving their local
community. Projects include Home2Home, Home makeovers & Remodels and Jubilee Work
Day

Contact:
Gary King
425-454-3085 ext. 3206

Jubilee REACH
Admin Angel Needed
Help manage administrative duties by providing data entry assistance. Monday through Friday;
Time: Varies with your availability! Do not have to work whole shift. 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Jubilee REACH is a non-profit organization that provides social service programs for families in
the Lake Hills area of Bellevue. Contact volunteer@jubileereach.org. 425-749-3840


Receptionist Angel Needed
Do you like answering the phone and greeting folks? Be part of the hospitality team to greet
people coming into Jubilee REACH Center/calling in! Tuesday. Time: Varies with your
availability! Do not have to work whole shift. 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Jubilee REACH is a non-
profit organization that provides social service programs for families in the Lake Hills area of
Bellevue. Contact volunteer@jubileereach.org 425-749-3840
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Jubilee REACH Center’s Building/Grounds Maintenance & Repair
What you would do: Consider yourself handy and skilled with tools/building projects? Come
help build and repair around the center! Flexible days; some weekend projects. Jubilee REACH
is a non-profit organization that provides social service programs for families in the Lake Hills
area of Bellevue. Contact volunteer@jubileereach.org 425-749-3840


King County Senior Services
SHIBA - Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors
Services: The SHIBA HelpLine is a statewide network of trained volunteers who educate, assist
and advocate for people about their rights and options regarding health insurance and health care
access.
Needs: Volunteers provide free, unbiased, confidential counseling and education. They answer
questions, distribute printed information, give community presentations, help with research, or
assist with office work.

Contact:
Chris Hoffer
Program Coordinator, King County
Senior Services
206-268-6715
chrish@seniorservices.org

Kirkland Arts Center
Services: Provides visual art classes, exhibitions, and community events

Needs: Assistance in classes, administrative offices, gallery, outreach programs, ceramics studio,
design and web updates, mailings, yard work etc. Volunteers are the foundation of the Kirkland
Arts Center. KAC welcomes volunteers of all interests and backgrounds to learn and interact
with artists, educators, and other volunteers in a fun, informal, and educational environment.

Business Development Manager Intern
Evaluation Manager Intern
Retail Marketing Manager Intern
Community Development Manager Intern
Marketing Manager Intern
Fundraising Campaign Manager Volunteer
Grant Writer Volunteer
Prospect Research Volunteer


Contact:
cshainin@kirklandartscenter.org
425.822.7161 x 103

620 Market Street
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Kirkland, WA 98033
www.kirklandartscenter.org

Kirkland, City of
Administrative Support
Needs: Administrative Assistants to provide office support to the City Manager’s Office, the
Municipal Court, to enhance City services. Volunteering at the City allows you to gain valuable
work experience, share your talents, and gain insight to city government operations. Volunteers
with administrative, computer, and customer service skills are needed to commit to an on-going
regular schedule.

Contact:
Julie Reynolds Huffman
Special Projects/Volunteer Coordinator
425-587-3012
E-mail: jhuffman@ci.kirkland.wa.us

Kirkland, City of
Multimedia Services
Services: The Multimedia Services Division manages the City’s local government access
channels and graphics programs.
Needs: Volunteers are needed to assist with broadcasting City Council meetings on Tuesday
evenings.

Contact:
Julie Reynolds Huffman
Special Projects/Volunteer Coordinator
425-587-3012
E-mail: jhuffman@ci.kirkland.wa.us

Kirkland, City of
Public Safety
Needs: City of Kirkland Public Safety
Volunteers are a vital part of the City’s public safety efforts. The City is fortunate to have trained
emergency response and speedwatch volunteers.

Contact:
Julie Reynolds Huffman
Special Projects/Volunteer Coordinator
425-587-3012
E-mail: jhuffman@ci.kirkland.wa.us


Lifelong Aids Alliance
The Lifelong AIDS Alliance is committed to preventing the spread of HIV, and to providing
practical support services and advocating for those whose lives are affected by HIV and AIDS.
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Services: Lifelong does whatever it takes to improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.
We provide health insurance so that people can get the care they need. We cook and deliver
healthy meals. We ensure that people have a safe place to live. And our caring case managers
help people every step of the way.
Volunteer Opportunities: Food Delivery--deliver groceries to homebound clients in King and
Snohomish counties; Kitchen Volunteer—prepare meals for clients; Warehouse Assistant—
organize meal and grocery bags for delivery and pick-up; Care To Shop Representative—procure
non-perishables from shoppers at local grocery stores for the Chicken Soup Brigade; Pick-Up
Center—distribute meals and groceries to clients; Front Desk Volunteer—greet all incoming
visitors and direct incoming calls; assist with administrative projects; Thrift Store Volunteer;
Special Events. All Lifelong volunteers must maintain strict adherence to client confidentiality
and be comfortable working with people of varying socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual
orientations, and racial diversity.

Contact:
Please visit our website at www.llaa.org/volunteer for more information and to sign up online. If
you have questions, please call the Volunteer Hotline at 206-957-1776.

“Lifelong AIDS Alliance is committed to preventing the spread of HIV, and to providing
practical support services and advocating for those who are affected by HIV and AIDS.”

Many Lights Foundation
Many Lights Foundation is building a multigenerational community called Hope Lights
Community. This community is designed to support families adopting children from foster care,
at-risk kinship families, and elders who desire connection and purpose. This innovative
community will be located in King County, WA. Within this multigenerational community,
elders are seen as honorary grandparents providing support and nurturance to children, while the
adoptive families are seen as “grandparent helpers”, supporting elders in living a vibrant life.
With the increase in the number of grandparents raising their grandchildren, Many Lights is also
committed to providing kinship families with safe family homes. We are on a mission to heal the
pain of abuse and neglect in children. Our focus of building an intergenerational community is
only possible through the many volunteers who are making this a reality for more than 40
children, 15 families, and 45 seniors in King County.
Needs: Marketing Specialist, Copy Writer, Graphic Designer, Volunteer Recruiter

Contact: Lara Oso at lara.e.oso@gmail.com

Mercer Island Youth & Family Services
Services: MIYFS provides family and community services such as individual and family
counseling; senior adult outreach; elementary, middle school and high school counseling; alcohol
and drug prevention and intervention services for youth; juvenile court diversion services; family
assistance and support; employment services; and volunteering and leadership development. For
more information about our programs and services, please refer to our website at
www.mercergov.org/yfs.
Needs: MIYFS seeks volunteers for our front desk at the Luther Burbank Park Building on
Mercer Island. Volunteers greet clients, answer telephones, assist with print media production
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processes and help with various staff projects. Volunteers are needed during regular business
hours.

Contact:
Kim Richards
206-275-7754
kim.richards@mercergov.org.


The Mercer Island Thrift Shop
The Mercer Island Thrift Shop accepts volunteers with disabilities who are accompanied by a
qualified job coach. Both the volunteer and the job coach submit paperwork for our background
check process and the fee is $21.00. The thrift store environment has a variety of jobs that can be
tailored to meet each volunteer’s skills and goals.

Suzanne Philen
Thrift Shop Coordinator
Mercer Island Thrift Shop
Mercer Island Youth & Family Services
206-275-7753
www.miyfs.org

Museum of Flight
Services: Museum
Needs: Volunteers to assist with programs and events.

Contact:
Carol Thomson
Volunteer Coordinator
206.768.7179
Fax 206.764.5707
volunteers@museumofflight.org

NAMI Eastside (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Services: Education, Support and Advocacy
Needs: Office, education, teaching, advocacy, and legislation

Contact
Marney Johnson
Program Manager Volunteer Services
425-885-6264
volunteer@nami-eastside.org
16315 NE 87th St. Suite B 11, Redmond, Wa 98052
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Overlake Service League
Services: Social service non-profit since 1911, providing emergency financial assistance,
educational grants, food and clothing to Bellevue residents.
Needs: Volunteers for fundraising events and committees, social service activities and
committees, and at our thrift shop in Bellevue Square.

Contact
Lindsay Van Nostrand
425-451-1175
osl@overlakeserviceleague.org

Thrift Shop
Maggie Vergien
425-451-6424

P.E.A.C.E of Mind
Parent Education And Child Empowerment
Services: Educates parents, caregivers and communities on how to avoid abduction and prevent
childhood sexual abuse using non scary teaching techniques and interactive workshops.
Needs: Volunteers for workshops, events, translation, preparing packets etc.

Contact:
Sabrina Sessa
Director of Education and Outreach
sabrina@pomwa.org
PO Box 3551
Bellevue WA 98009
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(425) 591-5795

Puget Sound Blood Center
Services: Nonprofit regional resource providing blood and tissue services
Needs: Volunteers to help care for donors before and after their blood donation and to
make appointment reminder calls. An application is available online at
www.psbc.org/volunteers. A minimum commitment of 2 shifts per month for 6 months is
preferred. Donor Scheduling Volunteer - make reminder and thank you calls to our donors
before and after their blood donation appointments. Volunteers need to have basic
computer skills, fluency in English, and feel comfortable speaking over the telephone. This
role makes a huge impact on our community’s blood supply! Hours can either be mornings
or afternoons, with some flexibility in scheduling between 9am and 4pm, Monday –
Thursday and is located at our Bellevue Donor Center, downtown Bellevue. Donor Monitor
and Registration Volunteers at our Bellevue Donor Center & Mobile Blood Drives – register
and care for donors before and after their donations at our Bellevue Center and Blood
Drives in Bellevue, Sammamish, Issaquah and North Bend. Shifts are primarily between
the hours of 9am and 8pm, Monday – Saturday. Volunteers pick which sites and shifts
work best for them. This is a fun way to explore the community, and save lives by caring
for blood donors. We are especially looking for volunteers who will register volunteers and
are available weekdays.

Contact:
Colette Glenn
Volunteer Services Coordinator
Cell: (425) 894-5099
Email: ColetteG@psbc.org

Redmond, City of
Police Department
Services: Municipal Police Department
Needs: Volunteers to assist in various areas around the department including citizen patrol, crime
prevention, records, crime analysis and community outreach.
Note: Extensive background check required

Contact:
Nicole Rogers
Volunteer Program Coordinator
425-556-2632
206-916-7009 pager
ndrogers@redmond.gov

Senior Services
Meals on Wheels
Services: Delivery of Meals to homebound seniors, 60+ years old, unable to cook and shop on
their own; and qualifying persons under 60 with disabilities.
Needs: Site Coordinators, Callers, Packers, and Drivers for meal delivery and for our Brochure
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Outreach Program needed for Meals on Wheels Programs at 22 sites operating in King County
outside Seattle City limits.

Contact:
Adam Porter
Director
206-727-6242
adamp@seniorservices.org

Sea Mar Community Health Centers
Services: Sea Mar Community Health Centers, founded in 1978, is a community-based
organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health and human services in
Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity,
immigration status, gender, or sexual preference, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea
Mar’s network of services includes more than 50 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics
and centers, and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services.
Volunteer Opportunities: Sea Mar offers a variety of volunteer positions, including
administrative assistants, health education assistants, dental assistants, childcare assistants,
recreation therapy assistants, outreach assistants, and pharmacy assistants. To see a current list of
opportunities, please visit: http://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/OD?FROM=25455

Contact:
Volunteer Coordinator
volunteer@seamarchc.org
206.764.8040.
www.seamar.org

Starlight Children's Foundation Northwest
Services: Supports seriously ill children and their families
Needs: Assist in the production of Starlight Children’s Foundation’s large fundraising
events and various turn-key events throughout the year. Specific duties may include the
following: creating and/or distributing event promotional materials, soliciting donations,
day of event attendance and job duties, word processing and general office administration.

Contact:
Tami Gibb
Volunteer Coordinator
tami@starlight-Northwest.org
(425) 861-7827 x104

Sophia Way
Services: Overnight Educational Program for single homeless women. (Intake not drop in)
Providing overnight shelter, life skills, dinner, laundry, showers. Focus on Life Skills Education.
A pathway from life on the street to life in a home - graduate from overnight program
to subsidized housing.
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Needs: Volunteers are needed to become part of the organizing team, bring a meal, be a speaker,
aid with fundraising

Contact:
Helen Leuzzi
Executive Director, Sophia Way
Director@SophiaWay.org
425-653-5893

United Way of King County:
The Volunteer Center
Services: The Volunteer Center provides the following services for community volunteers, any
non-profit community organization and workplace volunteer programs including: Volunteer
Recruitment and Referral; Non-profit Board Trainings; Volunteer Program Management
Training (Essential Elements of Volunteer Program Management and Advanced/ Tailored
Volunteer Management trainings); Leadership Development and Networking (Project Lead-
leadership program for people of color., Board Recruitment and Referral); Workplace Services
aimed at strengthening employee volunteer programs (Corporate Volunteer Council); Nonprofit
Management Tools (Biennial Wage & Benefit Survey). Projects include Day of Caring—The
largest single day mobilization of volunteers in King County. Projects can be submitted by any
nonprofit agency in King County.
Needs: Free tax prep volunteers; Volunteer Readers

Contact Information:
Nikki Russell
Volunteer Initiatives Manager
206-461-5022
nrussell@uwkc.org

Washington State Attorney General’s Office
Services: The mission of the Consumer Protection Division is to secure for the the people of
Washington State a marketplace free from deceit and unfairness through strong enforcement,
effective education and creative problem solving.

Needs: We are always looking for volunteers to assist the public with inquiries and complaints
about unfair and deceptive business practices. Job responsibilities will include providing
consumer information and referrals to the public; providing informal mediation between
consumers and business; and educating consumers about how to avoid becoming victims of
fraud.

Contact:
Kathleen Baker
Office of the Attorney General
Director of Consumer Services
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(206) 464-6431
Kathleenb2@atg.wa.gov
http://www.atg.wa.gov/employment/volunteer.aspx


Angeline’s Eastside Women’s Center
Services: Angeline’s Eastside Women’s Center is a day center for homeless and low-income
women in the Bellevue area. The women are provided a safe, warm place to connect with other
women, have a meal, shower, do laundry and use the computer or telephone. The center also
serves as a referral and resource center to match women with services in the community.
Volunteer Needs: The Take Two Project: Every Tuesday and Friday we provide an opportunity
for two volunteers to serve lunch to the women at the center. The lunch lasts an hour and half. It
is located in downtown Bellevue.

Contact information: To sign up or for more information please visit
https://www.ywcaworks.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=754. The available dates for the
Take Two project are listed here.

Luke Black
lblack@ywcaworks.org

Youth Eastside Services
Services: Provides support and services to at-risk youth
Needs: Mentors, administrative support, and interns.

Contact:
Jill Potter
jillp@youtheastsideservices.org

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ANIMALS

The Equine Project (Enumclaw)
Services: We take in the mistreated and discarded horses. These horses go into programs that
help mistreated and discarded people.
Volunteer Needs: We are looking for people who have a genuine passion for horses. We
currently have 30 horses that need your attention! The Equine Project is in need of people with
various skill sets – we have a barn that is half built and needs to be finished ASAP!! We also
need pasture, hay, grain, vitamins, blankets, shelters, every little bit helps!

Contact:
Sarah
253.632.0770
www.theequineproject.org
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Homeward Pet Adoption Center
Services: Homeward Pet is the largest, nonprofit no-kill animal shelter in the Seattle area. Our
mission is to give homeless animals a second chance through our rescue, shelter, and adoption
programs.
Needs: Volunteers are needed for cat and dog care in 2-3 hour shifts, Monday-Sunday 9am-9pm;
and reception in 2-3 hour shifts Wednesday-Friday 2pm-7pm and Saturday-Sunday noon-6pm. 3
month minimum commitment requested. Our minimum age is 18.

Contact:
Paul Uhrig
Paul@homewardpet.org
Volunteer Coordinator
425-488-4444 ext 407
volunteers@homewardpet.org

Kelsey Creek Equine Program Volunteers (Teens)
The Kelsey Creek Equine Program Volunteers will be actively assisting with the equine program
at Kelsey Creek Farm Park. Teens work together as they learn about care and management of
horses and the daily activities on a working farm. They also learn techniques of "natural
horsemanship." Volunteers will assist the pony instructor and aid at special events. Volunteers
will meet the public throughout the day and should be able to share information about the ponies,
programs involving the ponies, farm animals and the history surrounding Kelsey Creek Farm.

Contact:
Pam Myers
Recreation Coordinator
pmyers@bellevuewa.gov

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
Services: We offer therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with disabilities.
Volunteer Needs (general, as this listing does not change): We need volunteers to work in our
classes leading horses or assisting our riders. We also need people to help at our events.

Contact: volunteers@littlebit.org.

Many Lights Foundation SAFE Program (Small Animals For Everyone)
Many Lights Foundation is building a multigenerational community called Hope Lights
Community. This community is designed to support families adopting children from foster care,
at-risk kinship families, and elders who desire connection and purpose. This innovative
community will be located in King County, WA.

Many Lights SAFE Program (an Intergenerational Small Animal Activities, Visitation and
Adoption Program) is looking for a Volunteer Recruiter and Coordinator—This program
teaches at risk children (those in kinship and foster care) how to train dogs and other
small animals so that they can be companion pets for visitation with seniors in retirement
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and/or assisted living facilities and senior centers The children would be able to “show-
off” their new found skills in a series of demonstrations. The visits with pets would also be
a time when children talk with the seniors and ask questions about their lives, giving them
an opportunity to voice their contributions to the world and share their unique gifts and
wisdom with the children. Rescue animals will become socialized and more likely to be
adopted.

Do you care about animals, at risk youth or seniors?? Do you enjoy working with people and
coordinating activities?

Contact: Lara Oso at lara.e.oso@gmail.com

Seattle Humane Society
Services: Adoption services, pet food delivery to seniors and community member that are living
with HIV or AIDS, pet loss support group, dog boarding, dog training classes, spa, and more.
Needs: Volunteers to help with Adoptions, Grooming, Animal Care, Foster Care, Fundraising,
Special Events and more. All volunteers must also be 18 years of age to volunteer on campus,
but opportunities exist for children to contribute. Accepts court ordered workers.

Contact:
Maureen Walsh Lull
Volunteer Services Manager
volunteers@seattlehumane.org
425-649-7557
Sign up for an orientation online at www.seattlehumane.org

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Bellevue, City of
Cultural Diversity Program
Services: The Cultural Diversity program uses volunteers to help set up and coordinate
community events such as Conversations About Race and Culture, Cultural Arts performances
and media panels.
Needs: help with event promotion by communicating with media and the public through the
internet and at public events. We can also use volunteers to research cultural and social topics on
the internet and communicate via email and by phone with non profits, community groups,
agencies and businesses. Volunteers can also assist the program by designing flyers and other
promotional materials. Strong communication and knowledge of the OUTLOOK, WORD,
EXCEL, PAGEMAKER and graphic design helpful.

Contact
Kevin Henry
425-452-7886
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Bellevue, City of
Voices in Diversity Radio Program
Services: Local, volunteer run radio show co-sponsored by 91.3 FM KBCS and the Bellevue
Parks & Community Services Department’s Cultural Diversity Program
Needs: Volunteers to produce shows.

Contact
Kevin Henry
425-452-7886

Bellevue, City of
Youth Theatre
Services: Community theatre
Needs: Volunteers are needed in costuming, stage design, props management, lighting and
administration.
Contact:
Bellevue Youth Theatre
425-452-7155

KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Services: A hands-on, interactive children's museum, KidsQuest encourages a love of learning
through play with an emphasis on science, art and technology. KidsQuest encourages whole-
family learning and invites you to explore, play and learn together.
Volunteer Needs: KidsQuest is always looking for volunteers to help enhance the experience of
our visitors through the facilitation of daily arts and crafts activities. Our volunteer applications
are available to download from our website, www.kidsquestmuseum.org. Prospective volunteers
must attend an orientation which take place on the first Wednesday of each month from 2pm-
4pm and the second Saturday of each month from 8am-10am. (Orientations will resume in
September.)

Contact:
Sarah Bigley, Volunteer Coordinator
425.637.8100 ext 106
sarahb@kidsquestmuseum.org


Kirkland Arts Center
Services: Provides visual art classes, exhibitions, and community events

Needs: Assistance in classes, administrative offices, gallery, outreach programs, ceramics studio,
design and web updates, mailings, yard work etc. Volunteers are the foundation of the Kirkland
Arts Center. KAC welcomes volunteers of all interests and backgrounds to learn and interact
with artists, educators, and other volunteers in a fun, informal, and educational environment.

Business Development Manager Intern
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Evaluation Manager Intern
Retail Marketing Manager Intern
Community Development Manager Intern
Marketing Manager Intern
Fundraising Campaign Manager Volunteer
Grant Writer Volunteer
Prospect Research Volunteer


Contact:
cshainin@kirklandartscenter.org
425.822.7161 x 103

620 Market Street
Kirkland, WA 98033
www.kirklandartscenter.org

Kirkland, City of
Multimedia Services
Services: The Multimedia Services Division manages the City’s local government access
channels and graphics programs.
Needs: Volunteers are needed to assist with broadcasting City Council meetings on Tuesday
evenings.

Contact:
Julie Reynolds Huffman
Special Projects/Volunteer Coordinator
425-587-3012
E-mail: jhuffman@ci.kirkland.wa.us

Sammamish Symphony Orchestra
Though the outreach was for recruitment of volunteers, we have so many needs and
resources we would love to also share with you. We are looking to fill the following
positions:
    Orchestra board position
    Concessions organizer
    Lobby manager
    Graphic designer for website
    Multiple marketing assistants – no experience needed
    Musicians

For more details on these positions contact President Miranda Thorpe at 206-517-7777
and please let me know your continued interest especially for general volunteering.
Currently I have been told we are good for ushers for the June performance but this would
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be a good opportunity to check out the orchestra and see how we can improve with your
assistance.
Thank you,
Renee Kuehn
425-868-3664
peachy_kuehn@yahoo.com


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AT RISK YOUTH

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound
Services: We match caring adults with children in one-to-one mentoring relationships. Getting
together is a great time for both Bigs and Littles. It doesn’t require a special occasion or
expensive activities; just a few times every month sharing simple things together that they both
already enjoy. Bigs vary in age, gender, professions and interests. Littles are kids who could
greatly benefit from additional adult guidance.
Needs: Volunteers are needed to serve as Big Brothers or Big Sisters, service is 3-4x per month
and we ask for a 1 year commitment. We also have several opportunities for volunteers to help
us with special events such as fundraisers. These opportunities are always a lot of fun and help
our organization out immensely.

Contact: To get immediate help with an inquiry about working with youth, or helping at an
event, please contact: Veronica.Abraham@bbbs.org, (206) 402-9162, or visit www.bbbsps.org.

Catholic Community Services
Youth Tutoring Program
Services: Provides evening tutoring to the children living in Seattle's low-income public housing
communities. Our tutoring centers are located within those communities, making them safe and
convenient for the children we serve. Our School-Year Program serves 1st-12th grade students
and runs from September to June. This program focuses on homework assistance, and on
developing math and language arts skills. Our Summer Reading Program serves 1st-6th grade
students who are at or below grade level in reading. Our centers are open Monday through
Thursday, from 4:30p-7:30.
Needs: Tutors generally volunteer for 1 or 2 hours, once per week. We enroll new volunteers
throughout the year. Orientations are offered every other week, from 5:30pm-7:30pm, at
Catholic Community Services our Main Office (100 – 23rd Ave. S., Seattle).

Contact:
(206) 328-5659
Kateh@ccsww.org

Crisis Clinic
Teen Link
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Services: Teen Link is an arm of the Crisis Clinic which offers an array of support services
available to everyone in King County, Washington.
Needs:
 Outreach Worker (age 13-20) to spread the word about Teen Link by attending events out in
   the community (concerts, fairs, festivals), visiting and learning about other agencies that
   serve youth, making and putting up posters and talking to other teens.
 Teen Link Youth Suicide Speakers Bureau Educator (age 15 and older): YSSB Educators
   help represent the youth voice when Teen Link gives its suicide prevention presentations in
   the schools. Volunteers are trained in issues surrounding youth suicide and are paired with an
   adult trainer. The presentations cover much more than just suicide and are actually fun and
   informative. They also incorporate lots of brainstorming to keep students involved, so it is
   not like a lecture that volunteers will have to memorize.
 Teen Link Phone Worker (age 15-20): Phone Workers are the volunteers who answer the
   phones on the help-line from 6-10pm. They deal with calls ranging from relationships to
   suicide. Learn how to become a really great listener and help other youth through their
   problems. Training is provided.
 Teen Link Peer Advisory Board Member: Peer Advisory Board members make sure that the
   Teen Link program remains youth-driven and attentive to styles, tastes and issues facing
   young adults. They are the voice of the other volunteers in the program and work with staff
   to make many of the major decisions affecting Teen Link and its future.

Contact:
Lily Sweeney
Outreach Specialist
Phone: (206) 461-3210 x 646
lsweeney@crisisclinic.org

Eastside Academy
Services: Provides programs for at-risk youth
Needs: Volunteers for events, fundraisers, mentors for at risk youth.
CAN PROVIDE VOLUNTEERS—translation services & job shadowing

Contact:
Jeremy Echols
jeremye@eastsideacademy.org

Foster Grandparent
Services: Tutoring and mentoring support for youth who are disadvantaged or have special needs
Needs: Volunteers over the age of 60 who enjoy interacting with youth. Volunteers work 15-20
hours in preschools, elementary schools and after school programs in their community.

Contact
206-328-5925

Friends of Youth
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Services: Friends of Youth delivers a broad range of services to youth and their families to
improve their emotional stability and self-sufficiency. Programs include things like The El
Puente Independent Living Program is a small staffed group home in Renton that serves male
adolescent boys in foster care.
Volunteer Opportunities: Various including Childcare at New Ground Bothell; Tutor for the El
Puente Independent Living Program; Volunteer Receptionist. Teens welcome.

Contact
Cheryl Schnelle
Volunteer Coordinator
16225 NE 87th St. Ste A-8
Redmond, Washington 98052
425-869-6490, ext. 309
425-869-6666 (fax)
cheryl@friendsofyouth.org
www.friendsofyouth.org

Mentoring Children of Promise
As the number of men and women in our prison system grows steadily, another population also
increases in our midst - the innocent children of prisoners. When parents are incarcerated, their
children struggle to find their way, often without the benefit of a stable or consistent adult in
their lives, and that’s where Volunteers of America Mentoring Children of Promise steps in.

Mentoring Children of Promise breaks children out of the potentially dangerous situation by
matching them with adults who serve as mentors. We help strengthen the concept of family,
both for youth and their extended families through mentors that model safe and trusting
relationships, healthy lifestyles and appropriate social behavior. Mentors also encourage
increased participation in community activities and raise the child’s interest in literacy and
academics.

We look at the big picture. Mentoring Children of Promise serves the whole family, including
siblings, the caregiver, and when appropriate, the imprisoned parent. Services are available in
King, Kitsap, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties, and utilize the nationally
known Big Brothers Big Sisters model to match youth to long-term adult volunteers. Our
qualified staff carefully screens, interviews, and matches volunteers with youth, and additionally
offers support to participating families and mentors.

If the opportunity to make an impact is tugging at you, please consider becoming a mentor to a
child in need! All it takes is 8 hours per month of your time, doing activities you love!

Contact:
Joell Coltrane
425.259.2973x2717
jcoltrane@voaww.org

Mercer Island Youth & Family Services
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Services: MIYFS provides family and community services such as individual and family
counseling; senior adult outreach; elementary, middle school and high school counseling; alcohol
and drug prevention and intervention services for youth; juvenile court diversion services; family
assistance and support; employment services; and volunteering and leadership development. For
more information about our programs and services, please refer to our website at
www.mercergov.org/yfs.
Needs: MIYFS seeks volunteers for our front desk at the Luther Burbank Park Building on
Mercer Island. Volunteers greet clients, answer telephones, assist with print media production
processes and help with various staff projects. Volunteers are needed during regular business
hours.

Contact:
Kim Richards
206-275-7754
kim.richards@mercergov.org.

Youth Eastside Services
Services: Provides support and services to at-risk youth
Needs: Mentors, administrative support, and interns.

Contact:
Jill Potter
jillp@youtheastsideservices.org

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BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

ARCH (A Regional Coalition for Housing)
Services: Assist cities and King County with developing and implementing programs to provide
affordable housing in East King County. Provide information to persons looking for affordable
housing within East King County.
Needs: ARCH has a citizen advisory board that provides input on use of city funds made
available for affordable housing, and input on other affordable housing initiatives by member
jurisdictions.

Contact:
Arthur Sullivan
Program Manager
415-861-3677

A Step Up
Services: A Step Up provides childcare assistance to working families trapped between low
income and self-sufficiency as well as income budget counseling based on the self-sufficiency
standard.
Volunteer Needs: A Step Up is recruiting volunteers for a fundraising team in order to help raise
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funds and awareness for our cause. We are also looking for potential board members for
volunteers that would like to make a stronger commitment to our cause.

Contact
Katie Walsh (President)
astepup_nonprofit@yahoo.com
425-443-8330
http://astepup-nonprofit.org

Bellevue, City of
Board and Commissions
Services: Boards and Commissions provide expertise, feedback and advice to City staff and
Council.
Needs: Apply to serve on the Arts Commission, Environmental Services Commission, Human
Services Commission, Library Board, Parks & Community Services Board, Planning
Commission and Transportation Commission, Youth Link Board and Special Events Committee.

Contact:
City Clerk’s Office
425-452-6466

Bellevue, City of
Youth Link Board
Bellevue Youth Link is a joint effort by the City of Bellevue and the Bellevue School District,
and serves as a catalyst in responding to the interests and concerns of young people by engaging
the entire community in implementing an agenda developed by youth. The board is comprised of
6 adults and 6 youth appointed by the Bellevue City Manager. Requirements: You must live or
work in the City of Bellevue. Washington State Criminal History Report required.

Contact
Helena Stephens
Teen Services Manager
452-2846
hstephens@bellevuewa.gov


Bellevue, City of
 Human Services Commission
The Bellevue Human Services Commission advises the City Council about human services
planning and funding. Candidates must have an interest in and/or knowledge of human services
and may not, during their tenure as a commissioner, be a member of the board of directors of a
human service agency. Members serve four-year terms and meetings are held on the first and
third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The Human Services Commission page offers more
details about the commission. You can also contact Human Services Manager Emily Leslie, 425-
452-6452. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30. With the exception of the
Environmental Services Commission, which draws members from the Bellevue utilities service
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areas, candidates for the boards and commissions must be Bellevue residents. Residents in
newly annexed areas are particularly encouraged to apply. Bellevue values diversity.


Children’s Response Center—Downtown Bellevue
Services: CRC serves child victims of sexual assault, trauma and child abuse on the Eastside.
Needs: Special Events Committee members, Advisory Board members.

Contact:
Sally Martinez
Community Affairs Director
425-467-3390
http://www.childrensresponsecenter.org/

Crisis Clinic
Teen Link
Services: Teen Link is an arm of the Crisis Clinic which offers an array of support services
available to everyone in King County, Washington.
Needs: Teen Link Peer Advisory Board Member: Peer Advisory Board members make sure that
the Teen Link program remains youth-driven and attentive to styles, tastes and issues facing
young adults. They are the voice of the other volunteers in the program and work with staff to
make many of the major decisions affecting Teen Link and its future.

Contact:
Lily Sweeney
Outreach Specialist
Phone: (206) 461-3210 x 646
lsweeney@crisisclinic.org

BUILDING & MAINTENANCE

Habitat for Humanity of East King County
Contact: Andy Varyu
andyv@habitatekc.org
425.869.6007 x247
Volunteer Services and AmeriCorps Program Manager
Habitat for Humanity of East King County
16315 NE 87th St. Ste. B-5
Redmond, WA 98073


Jubilee Services
Program Description: Jubilee Services was organized exclusively for charitable and service
purposes. Jubilee Services connects resources, both financial and human, in the form of
donation of skills, financial donations, and grants for serving schools, parks, and residents of
Bellevue. Participants in the service project are a coalition of local Bellevue churches, residents,
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and the local business community leaders who share the common goal of improving their local
community. Projects include Home2Home, Home makeovers & Remodels and Jubilee Work
Day.

Contact:
Gary King
425-454-3085 ext. 3206

Jubilee REACH Center
 Building/Grounds Maintenance & Repair
What you would do: Consider yourself handy and skilled with tools/building projects? Come
help build and repair around the center! Flexible days; some weekend projects. Jubilee REACH
is a non-profit organization that provides social service programs for families in the Lake Hills
area of Bellevue. Contact volunteer@jubileereach.org 425-749-3840



CHILDREN, WORKING WITH

Bellevue, City of
South Bellevue Community Center
Services: Recreation programs
Needs: Volunteers to help the Boys & Girls Club and general recreation programs.

Contact:
Dot Long
425-452-4240

Bellevue, City of
Youth Sports
Services: The goal of Youth Sports and Fitness programs is to provide quality programming
with responsible leaders so youth have the opportunity to grow and learn. It is a program
in which opportunity for participation is provided to all those who enter, regardless of skill
and ability. We wish to provide youth with a fun learning experience and the opportunity
to develop lifetime sports and fitness skills. Seasonal volunteer coaching opportunities
available: Fall: Soccer Winter: Basketball & Mid Winter Break Camp Spring: Baseball,
Track & Field, Soccer & Spring Break Camp Summer: C.I.T (Counselor in Training)
Needs: Volunteer Coaches for sports leagues and camps

Heather Christoff
Youth Sports
425-452-4627
hchristoff@bellevuewa.gov


Bellevue School District
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VIBES Mentor/Tutor Program
Services: Provide school based mentor/tutor student support for Bellevue’s diverse population.
Needs: Volunteers to work weekly in classrooms matched with students referred for extra
support. You will be placed near home or work, in schools, as one-on-one mentors or tutors and
classroom volunteers. Opportunities are available at all 26 Bellevue schools in grades Preschool-
12.

For more information, visit our web site: www.bsd405.org/vibes

Questions:
Sue Hanlon
VIBES Program Coordinator
hanlons@bsd405.org
(425)456-4151


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound
Services: We match caring adults with children in one-to-one mentoring relationships. Getting
together is a great time for both Bigs and Littles. It doesn’t require a special occasion or
expensive activities; just a few times every month sharing simple things together that they both
already enjoy. Bigs vary in age, gender, professions and interests. Littles are kids who could
greatly benefit from additional adult guidance.
Needs: Volunteers are needed to serve as Big Brothers or Big Sisters, service is 3-4x per month
and we ask for a 1 year commitment. We also have several opportunities for volunteers to help
us with special events such as fundraisers. These opportunities are always a lot of fun and help
our organization out immensely.

Contact: To get immediate help with an inquiry about working with youth, or helping at an
event, please contact: Veronica.Abraham@bbbs.org, (206) 402-9162, or visit www.bbbsps.org.

Birthday Dreams
Birthday Dreams is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing birthday parties to homeless
children and foster children living in group homes. Join us as we bring smiles to the faces of the
disadvantaged children around Puget Sound. Every child deserves a birthday!
Birthday Dreams is a volunteer and donation driven organization. We can’t do what we do
without you! You can help by:
     Donating a complete Birthday-in-a-Box.
     Donating items for an on-site party or a Birthday-in-a-Box.
     Cash donations.
     Volunteer at a party.
     Volunteer collection and/or delivery of a Birthday-in-a-Box.
     Organize a party supply drive at your place of business or church.
     Be a party coordinator
Contact:
Chris Spahn [chris@birthdaydreams.org]
http://www.birthdaydreams.org/
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Catholic Community Services
Youth Tutoring Program
Services: Provides evening tutoring to the children living in Seattle's low-income public housing
communities. Our tutoring centers are located within those communities, making them safe and
convenient for the children we serve. Our School-Year Program serves 1st-12th grade students
and runs from September to June. This program focuses on homework assistance, and on
developing math and language arts skills. Our Summer Reading Program serves 1st-6th grade
students who are at or below grade level in reading. Our centers are open Monday through
Thursday, from 4:30p-7:30.
Needs: Tutors generally volunteer for 1 or 2 hours, once per week. We enroll new volunteers
throughout the year. Orientations are offered every other week, from 5:30pm-7:30pm, at
Catholic Community Services our Main Office (100 – 23rd Ave. S., Seattle).

Contact:
(206) 328-5659
Kateh@ccsww.org

Cheerful Givers
Services: This group assembles and delivers birthday bags to children living in poverty for the
purpose of boosting their self-esteem, enhancing their self-worth and strengthening family
bonds.
Needs: Volunteers for community bag-stuffing events. Volunteers can get involved with
Cheerful Givers by sponsoring their own birthday-bag-making event – they just need to recruit a
group of coworkers, friends, teammates, etc; buy cute little toys; and have fun assembling bags!

Contact:
http://cheerfulgivers.org/washington.

Chinese Information and Service Center
www.cisc-seattle.org

Services: Offers social, family, employment, education, and cultural programs in King County
to Chinese and other Asian immigrants.

Needs: Volunteer for Kaleidoscope Play and Learn Groups for young families at Crossroads
Mall, Wednesdays 9:30am-12pm. This position includes: playing and conversing with caregivers
and children in a relaxed environment; helping the facilitator make sure the group runs smoothly;
helping prepare and clean up toys and other materials before and after each session.

Contact: Hueiling Chan, hueilingc@cisc-seattle.org, or call 206-624-5633 x4139

Eastside Baby Corner
Services: collect items used by children from birth to age twelve and distribute them, free of
charge, through service care providers directly to families in need
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Needs: Volunteers! (Under 14 must be accompanied by an adult). You need to sign in advance
to volunteer. Go to the EBC website at http://babycorner.org/; Click the button on the right side
of the screen that says “click to volunteer”; Click the button to “register” the first time you use
the site, then; Click the button next to the day you want to volunteer, and you’re finished!

Donate: Used or new children’s clothing, baby items

Contact:
Christy Garrard
christyG@babycorner.org

Childcare for ESL Program
Play/read with kids as their parents are learning English! Kids 3-11 years old. Monday Evenings
& Wednesday Evenings from 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM. Jubilee REACH is a non-profit organization
that provides social service programs for families in the Lake Hills area of Bellevue. Contact
volunteer@jubileereach.org 425-749-3840


Foster Grandparent
Services: Tutoring and mentoring support for youth who are disadvantaged or have special needs
Needs: Volunteers over the age of 60 who enjoy interacting with youth. Volunteers work 15-20
hours in preschools, elementary schools and after school programs in their community.

Contact
206-328-5925

Harrington House
Services: Harrington House offers transitional housing for pregnant or parenting women with a
child younger than 1 year old.
Needs:
Childcare Provider at Harrington House on Monday evenings from 6:00p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and
Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. while the moms are in meetings.
Requirements: Proven experience working with infants or toddlers under the age of 3 years old
for at least 6 months. Independent and dependable. All volunteers would require two hours of
training. Must pass a Washington State Patrol and DSHS background clearance. CPR/ First Aid
required.

Contact:
425-643-1434

KidREACH Tutoring & Mentoring
One-on-One Tutor/Mentor a child all year and see their attitude change about school! Tuesday
Evenings, Thursday Evenings from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Jubilee REACH is a non-profit
organization that provides social service programs for families in the Lake Hills area of
Bellevue. Contact volunteer@jubileereach.org 425-749-3840
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KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Services: A hands-on, interactive children's museum, KidsQuest encourages a love of learning
through play with an emphasis on science, art and technology. KidsQuest encourages whole-
family learning and invites you to explore, play and learn together.
Volunteer Needs: KidsQuest is always looking for volunteers to help enhance the experience of
our visitors through the facilitation of daily arts and crafts activities. Our volunteer applications
are available to download from our website, www.kidsquestmuseum.org. Prospective volunteers
must attend an orientation which take place on the first Wednesday of each month from 2pm-
4pm and the second Saturday of each month from 8am-10am. (Orientations will resume in
September.)

Contact:
Sarah Bigley, Volunteer Coordinator
425.637.8100 ext 106
sarahb@kidsquestmuseum.org

Lake Heights Family YMCA
Services: Family programs
Needs: Preschool Assistants weekdays from 9:30-11:30am; Child Care Assistants (children aged
between 5-12 years) weekdays from 3:30-6:30pm. Youth volunteers are welcome starting at age
16. Volunteers must pass a Washington State Criminal Background check.

Contact:
Rachelle
425-644-8417


Olive Crest
Services: Since 1973, Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abused Children has been a leader in
providing care for abused, abandoned and severely neglected children.
Needs: Mentors and tutors for school age children. Childcare services for third Thursday
evening Foster Parent training sessions. Training Provided. Event volunteers as needed.

Contact:
Sharon Mooers, Development Director, sharon-mooers@olivecrest.org
425.462.1612, ext. 1304
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P.E.A.C.E of Mind
Parent Education And Child Empowerment
Services: Educates parents, caregivers and communities on how to avoid abduction and prevent
childhood sexual abuse using non scary teaching techniques and interactive workshops.
Needs: Volunteers for workshops, events, translation, preparing packets etc.

Contact:
Sabrina Sessa
Director of Education and Outreach
sabrina@pomwa.org
PO Box 3551
Bellevue WA 98009
(425) 591-5795

The Salvation Army Eastside Corps After School Program
There are 73 low income children attending our After School Program each day and we need
volunteers and donors to help keep this program running. If you want to make a lasting
difference in the life of a child this is the place to be!!

Sierra Wagner-Mygrant
Social Service Director
The Salvation Army Eastside Corps
911 164th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA. 98008
Phone: 425-452-7300, ext 204
Fax: 425-451-2591
sierra.wagner@usw.salvationarmy.org


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CHILDREN, OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER

Bellevue, City of
Natural Resource Division
Services: Provides opportunities for environmental stewardship during Stewardship Saturday and
Eco Friday Events, Arbor Day/Earth Day Events, the Master Naturalist Training Program, and
Service Learning and Scout Leadership Projects.
Needs: Parks stewards, docents or naturalists, hosts for visitor centers, Stewardship Saturday and
Eco Friday volunteers. Volunteers help plant native plants, restore wildlife habitats and renovate
trails throughout the city.

Contact:
Alexandra DySard
Parks_Stewardship@bellevuewa.gov
425-452-4195


Bellevue, City of
Youth Link
Services: Provides a variety of programs for local teens including the Youth Council teen closet
and more.
Needs: Teen and adult volunteers to work on various projects identified by the teen council.

Contact:
Patrick Alina
425-452-5254
palina@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
Youth Theatre
Services: Community theatre
Needs: Volunteers are needed in costuming, stage design, props management, lighting and
administration.
Contact:
Bellevue Youth Theatre
425-452-7155

Camp Fire USA
Day Camps: Camp Fire USA Day Camps bring old-fashioned S'mores eatin', campfire song-
singin' kids’ summer camp right to your neighborhood. Twelve day camps operate for one week
each at parks throughout the area using caring, well-trained, responsible volunteer staff. Day
Camp Volunteer Needs: Day Camp relies on volunteer staff. Get in on the fun! You may choose
to be a counselor (entering junior year in high school and up), craft specialist, junior staff (grade
8 and up), outdoor skills specialist, nurse, purchaser or other. Excellent training is offered for
volunteers. Volunteers' preschool-aged children will also receive well supervised care.
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Camp Sealth Work Crews: Parents and kids can enjoy a family weekend in the woods, help
Camp Sealth on Vashon Island prepare for summer and make a difference for thousands of
children. Clear trails, paint, split firewood and help with trail work and other camp chores.
Volunteer for a fun, free, family-oriented day or weekend.


Contact:
Program Manager II and Day Camp Coordinator
direct line: 206 826 8910
office: 206 461 8550 or 800 451 2267
fax: 206 525 3351
email: maryo@campfire-usa.org
web: www.campfire-usa.org


Humane Society
Services: Adoption services, pet food delivery to seniors and community member that are living
with HIV or AIDS, pet loss support group, dog boarding, dog training classes, spa, and more.
Opportunities for Kids include: Conduct A Pet Food Drive, Knit Blankets For Cats Awaiting
Adoption, Bake Dog Biscuits For Our Dogs, Make Captivating Catnip Toys For Our Fabulous
Felines, Participate In Our Foster Parent Program, Coordinate A Coin Drive, Host A Fundraiser,
Hold a Cat Toy Drive For Our Cat Enrichment Program
Call the Seattle Humane Society’s Education Office at (425) 649-7554.

Contact:
Maureen Walsh Lull
Volunteer Services Manager
volunteers@seattlehumane.org
425-649-7557
Sign up for an orientation online at www.seattlehumane.org

KidServe Seattle
Check out our website at www.kidserveseattle.org to learn about many more opportunities for
kids to volunteer! KidServe Seattle is all about connecting kids to the community. Our mission
is to promote volunteerism for children through social, civic and environmental opportunities
within the local community. kidServe Seattle works with Seattle area non-profits and
government agencies to introduce unique volunteer experiences to children ages 5-12 and their
families. Getting actively involved in the Seattle area community allows kids to learn and truly
understand what it means to give back.

Our focus is on matching a child's interest with volunteer experiences by partnering with non-
profit organizations throughout the community that serve five unique areas: animals, arts, social
outreach, environment, and health and wellness. Our non-profit partners will try and fit into one
of the categories and then a tailor-made experience will be listed on our calendar of one-time or
recurring events.
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You can reach Rachael Podolsky, Executive Director of kidServe at rhpodo@gmail.com. Please
visit our website at www.kidserveseattle.org for contact information. Our newly designed
website is set to launch March 1, 2010.

You can check out the following link to the Seattle P-I article published about kidServe in
December 2009: http://www.seattlepi.com/sound/412782_sound78169867.html

Volunteers of America Food Bank Projects
Greenwood Food Bank Bulk Food Sorting Project
Fourth Thursday of each month | 6:00 pm—8:00 pm
9041 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle 98103
Repackage bulk food, sort food donations—all ages welcome

Greenwood Food Bank Bulk Food Sorting Project
Second Saturday of each Month | 9:00 am—12:00 pm
9041 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle 98103
Repackage bulk food, sort food donations—all ages welcome

Everett Food Bank Food Sorting Project
Fourth Thursday of each month | 5:30 pm—7:30 pm
1230 Broadway, Everett
Repackage bulk food, sort food donations and decorate senior home delivery bags—all ages
welcome

Everett Food Bank Home Delivery Volunteer Night
First Thursday of each month | 5:30 pm—7:00 pm
1230 Broadway, Everett
Assemble grocery bags for seniors and adults with disabilities and deliver them to directly
to the client in need. One vehicle required plus a buddy. All ages welcome

Space is limited so RSVP today to participate in one or more of these fun group volunteer
projects!

Contact: www.voaww.org or call Erin at : 425-212-2951



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CIVIC SERVICES

Bellevue, City of
Board and Commissions
Services: Boards and Commissions provide expertise, feedback and advice to City staff and
Council.
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Needs: Apply to serve on the Arts Commission, Environmental Services Commission, Human
Services Commission, Library Board, Parks & Community Services Board, Planning
Commission and Transportation Commission, Youth Link Board and Special Events Committee.

Contact:
City Clerk’s Office
425-452-6466

Bellevue, City of
Crossroads Mini City Hall
Services: Staff and volunteers connect residents with city and community resources and
programs. Mini City Hall offers personal assistance, information and resources to all of
Bellevue’s diverse residents, including limited English speakers. Conveniently located in the
Crossroads Shopping Center, Mini City Hall provides quick response to customer concerns and
is a great place to learn about community events and opportunities.
Needs: Volunteers work regular hours and are fully trained. Bi-lingual volunteers needed to
provide outreach to diverse populations.

Contact:
Mini City Hall Coordinator
425-452-2800

Bellevue, City of
Transportation Department
Traffic Data Collection Volunteers Needed
Help collect data that will be used to determine decisions in bike lanes, sidewalks, and
educational programs. Contact: Patrick McGrath at pbmcgrath@bellevuewa.gov or 425-452-
2931.

Bellevue, City of
Youth Link, Youth Council
Services: Selects and implements a variety of programs for local teens.
Needs: Teen council members.

Contact:
Patrick Alina
425-452-5254
palina@bellevuewa.gov

Issaquah, City of
Parks & Recreation
Services: Provides recreational, cultural and civic activities for the Greater Issaquah Area
residents.
Needs: Teen Night Chaperones, Youth Sports Coaches, Youth Center Activity Leaders. Youth
needing community service hours for school are welcome to inquire. Court ordered community
service generally is not accepted.
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Contact:
Derrik Shockman
Recreation Leader
425-837-3341
derriks@ci.issaquah.wa.us

Kirkland, City of
Administrative Support
Needs: Administrative Assistants to provide office support to the City Manager’s Office, the
Municipal Court, to enhance City services. Volunteering at the City allows you to gain valuable
work experience, share your talents, and gain insight to city government operations. Volunteers
with administrative, computer, and customer service skills are needed to commit to an on-going
regular schedule.

Contact:
Julie Reynolds Huffman
Special Projects/Volunteer Coordinator
425-587-3012
E-mail: jhuffman@ci.kirkland.wa.us

Kirkland, City of
Multimedia Services
Services: The Multimedia Services Division manages the City’s local government access
channels and graphics programs.
Needs: Volunteers are needed to assist with broadcasting City Council meetings on Tuesday
evenings.

Contact:
Julie Reynolds Huffman
Special Projects/Volunteer Coordinator
425-587-3012
E-mail: jhuffman@ci.kirkland.wa.us


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COURT ORDERED COMMUNITY SERVICE

Alano Club
Mike Rain, Manager 425 455-5700
12302 NE 8th St Bellevue. WA 98005

Auburn Food Bank
Restrictions: Will not accept domestic violence, assault, or sexual crime offenders or theft. 253-
804-5696
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Auburn St. Vincent DePaul
Restrictions: Only Traffic Violations. 253-833-0400

Bellevue Foursquare Church
Doug Bird
(425) 451-0300
doug@bellevuechurch.org

Burien St. Vincent DePaul
206-243-6370

CAIR-WA
 CAIR-WA seeks highly motivated volunteer activists who have a passion for CAIR's work of
defending civil liberties, fighting bigotry, empowering the American Muslim community,
creating mutual understanding and building coalitions. In addition to the positions listed
below, we may also custom-craft a position that fits your interests Interns must submit a
resume, cover letter, three page writing sample, and two references.

Available internship positions include: Outreach Intern, Outreach volunteer, and Development
Intern.

Contact: cairwavolunteer@cair.com

Catholic Community Services
Volunteer Chore Services
Services: Provides support to homebound and low-income residents
Needs: Volunteers one on one in-home volunteers to do chores. Volunteers under 16 must have a
parent present. Nonviolent offenses only.

Contact:
Adria Briehl
East VCS Coordinator 
Issaquah Meals Coordinator
425-679-0342
adriab@ccsww.org

Crossroads Foundation, Renton
425-228-8059

DesMoines Food Bank
206-878-2660

EarthCorps
Services Provided: Environmental restoration volunteer events within Puget Sound area,
community outreach & education
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Volunteer Needs: Projects are scheduled every weekend; individuals and groups are welcome to
sign up. Projects often involve removing native plants, planting native plants, spreading mulch
and light erosion control.

Contact:
Chris LaPointe
Volunteer Program Manager
chris@earthcorps.org
or sign up online at http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php

East Shore Unitarian Church
Volunteer Needs: Maintenance, yard work & clerical

Contact:
East Shore Unitarian Church
12700 S.E. 32rd St
Bellevue, WA 98005-4317
(425) 747-3780
Fax 425 641-3146

Eastside Baby Corner
Services: collect items used by children from birth to age twelve and distribute them, free of
charge, through service care providers directly to families in need
Needs: Volunteers! (Under 14 must be accompanied by an adult). You need to sign in advance
to volunteer. Go to the EBC website at http://babycorner.org/; Click the button on the right side
of the screen that says “click to volunteer”; Click the button to “register” the first time you use
the site, then; Click the button next to the day you want to volunteer, and you’re finished!

Donate: Used or new children’s clothing, baby items

Contact:
Christy Garrard
christyG@babycorner.org

Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle & King County
Brian Anderson, EFP Operations Director
206-329-0300
brian@emergencyfeeding.org.

Federal Way Food Bank
Restrictions: Will not accept domestic violence, assault, or sexual crime offenders or theft. 253-
838-6810

Food Banks
Restrictions: Will not accept domestic violence, assault, or sexual crime offenders or theft.
Auburn: 253-804-5696
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DesMoines: 206-878-2660
Federal Way: 253-838-6810
Highline: 206-433-9900
Kent: 253-520-3550
Maple Valley: 425-432-8139
Renton: 425-255-5969
Seattle: 206-329-0300
Skyway/Seattle: 206-772-9232
Tukwila: 206-431-8293
White Center: 206-762-2848

First Presbyterian Church
Gary King
425-454-3085 ext. 3206

Habitat for Humanity of East King County
Contact: Andy Varyu
andyv@habitatekc.org
425.869.6007 x247
Volunteer Services and AmeriCorps Program Manager
Habitat for Humanity of East King County
16315 NE 87th St. Ste. B-5
Redmond, WA 98073

Harvest Against Hunger
The South King County Food Coalition, Northwest Harvest, the LDS Cannery in Kent and
Rotary First Harvest have partnered to create, "Yes, we CAN!" a community canning
initiative to benefit the food bank clients of South King County! This project is a great way
to engage with the fight against the food insecurity and hunger faced by many of our
neighbors.

Since September we have preserved over 30,000lbs of produce that would have otherwise
gone to waste! That's over 50,000 extra cans of highly nutritious food distributed to the
more than 12,000 families who visit our food banks each month.

We are seeking volunteer groups and individuals (must be 16yrs or older) to help keep this
incredible program running. In May, June and July we will be canning on Thursdays and
Fridays from 9am-4:30pm. We can accommodate groups of up to 25 for the 9-1 shift, up to
15 for the 11:30-3:30 shift and 25 for the 12:30-4:30 shift. Get a team together from your
neighborhood, work, school, club or church and feed the hungry!!

Court ordered community service volunteers welcome.

Contact Basil Weiner at southking@firstharvest.org or 206-579-6886 for any questions or
to book a work day.
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Highline Food Bank
206-433-9900

Homeward Pet Adoption Center
Services: Homeward Pet is the largest, nonprofit no-kill animal shelter in the Seattle area. Our
mission is to give homeless animals a second chance through our rescue, shelter, and adoption
programs.
Needs: Volunteers are needed for cat and dog care in 2-3 hour shifts, Monday-Sunday 9am-9pm;
and reception in 2-3 hour shifts Wednesday-Friday 2pm-7pm and Saturday-Sunday noon-6pm. 3
month minimum commitment requested. Our minimum age is 18.

Contact:
Paul Uhrig
Paul@homewardpet.org
Volunteer Coordinator
425-488-4444 ext 407
volunteers@homewardpet.org

HopeLink
(425) 943-7555

Humane Society
Services: Adoption services, pet food delivery to seniors and community member that are living
with HIV or AIDS, pet loss support group, dog boarding, dog training classes, spa, and more.
Needs: Volunteers to help with Adoptions, Grooming, Animal Care, Foster Care, Fundraising,
Special Events and more. All volunteers must also be 18 years of age to volunteer on campus.
Accepts court ordered workers.

Contact:
David Loewe
COO
david@seattlehumane.org

Jubilee REACH Heart and Home Value Center
We have an immediate and ongoing need for hands to sort, steam, hang, tag and rack clothing,
load and unload furniture, and display things. Donation Center (warehouse) is located at
1488 127th Place NE, Bellevue, 425-256-2939.

Jubilee REACH Center
Services: Family support services.
Needs: Volunteers for a wide range of programs in Lake Hills

Contact:
volunteer@jubileereach.org 425-749-3840
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Kent Children’s Thrift
Restrictions: Will not accept domestic violence, assault, or sexual crime offenders or theft. 253-
850-8216

Kent Food Bank
Restrictions: Must be physically able. 253-520-3550

Kirkland Arts Center
Services: Provides visual art classes, exhibitions, and community events

Needs: Assistance in classes, administrative offices, gallery, outreach programs, ceramics studio,
design and web updates, mailings, yard work etc. Volunteers are the foundation of the Kirkland
Arts Center. KAC welcomes volunteers of all interests and backgrounds to learn and interact
with artists, educators, and other volunteers in a fun, informal, and educational environment.

Business Development Manager Intern
Evaluation Manager Intern
Retail Marketing Manager Intern
Community Development Manager Intern
Marketing Manager Intern
Fundraising Campaign Manager Volunteer
Grant Writer Volunteer
Prospect Research Volunteer


Contact:
cshainin@kirklandartscenter.org
425.822.7161 x 103

620 Market Street
Kirkland, WA 98033
www.kirklandartscenter.org

Kirkland, City of
Environmental Restoration
Needs: The City offers several opportunities for those who would like to work outside to help
preserve, protect and enhance our parks, open spaces and natural environment. Volunteer events
are scheduled for the summer as part of our Green Kirkland and Parks program.

Contact:
Julie Reynolds Huffman
Special Projects/Volunteer Coordinator
425-587-3012
E-mail: jhuffman@ci.kirkland.wa.us
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King Conservation District
Adam Jackson, Volunteer Coordinator
King Conservation District
Phone: (425) 282-1908
Cell: (206) 890-4722

King County Water & Land Resources Division
Programs: Schedules work days in various locations; Environmental opportunities
Greg 206-296-1923

Maple Valley Food Bank
425-432-8139

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
Services: Environmental Restoration and Trail Maintenance Projects
Volunteer Needs: Saturday Volunteer Events and Mid-Week Custom Volunteer Events for
Groups

Contact
Margaret Ullman
Volunteer Program Coordinator
206.812.0122
volunteer@mtsgreenway.org

Nature Consortium Environmental Restoration
We have volunteer work parties every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10a-2p. Anyone is
welcome, no experience is necessary, and we provide tools, gloves, snacks, and a water jug.
During the work parties we perform a variety of restoration activities, such as removing invasive
species, planting native trees, mulching-previously planted areas, and more. During many of our
large work parties we have local musicians come out & perform in the woods as we work. We
ask volunteers to sign up at least 24 hours in advance as our location is subject to change.
Contact: volunteer@naturec.org, 206.923.0853, or sign up online: www.naturec.org/volunteer.

Renton Food Bank
Restrictions: Will not accept domestic violence, assault, or sexual crime offenders or theft. 425-
255-5969

Renton St. Vincent DePaul
Restrictions: Will not accept domestic violence, assault, or sexual crime offenders or theft. 425-
226-9426

Second Ministries, Renton
425-341-0432

St. Anthony’s, Renton
425-255-3132
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St Louise Parish
Accepts Spanish speaking volunteers
141 156th Ave, Bellevue, WA 98007
425-747-4450

St. Vincent DePaul
Restrictions: Will not accept domestic violence, assault, or sexual crime offenders or theft.
Auburn: 253-833-0400
Burien: 206-243-6370
Renton: 425-226-9426
White Center: 206-763-2130

Salvation Army
(206) 281-4353

Sammamish, City of
Dawn Sanders
425-295-0556
dsanders@ci.sammamish.wa.us

Seattle Food Bank
206-329-0300

Skyway/Seattle Food Bank
Restrictions: Will not accept domestic violence, assault, or sexual crime offenders or theft. 206-
772-9232

Tukwila Food Bank
206-431-8293

United Way Volunteer Center
206-461-3655
www.uwkc.org

Volunteers for Outdoor Washington
Services: VOW trains our volunteers to be stewards of the environment. We partner with land
managers to build trails, restore habitat, and preserve Washington State's rich heritage.
Needs: Volunteers for trail construction and maintenance projects

Contact:
Richard Botts
Board Vice President
425 227 0431
info@trailvolunteers.org
is http://www.trailvolunteers.org/
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White Center Food Bank
Restrictions: Will not accept domestic violence, assault, or sexual crime offenders or theft. 206-
762-2848

White Center St. Vincent DePaul
206-763-2130

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CRISIS INTERVENTION

Crisis Clinic
Crisis Line
Services: Crisis line is a 24/7 telephone crisis intervention line
operated by volunteers.
Needs: You must be at least 21 years of age to volunteer on the Crisis Line.
Potential volunteers are professionally trained by our clinical staff to
provide immediate and confidential telephone support to people in crisis
situations and to those who are simply emotionally overwhelmed by their
current situation in life. Volunteers serve a four hour shift once per week after completing 56
hours of training. As a volunteer on Crisis Line you are the clinic's
ears and voice in helping people overcome crisis. Our staff of mental
health professionals is there to assist you in doing the work of a
crisis interventionist. You are never alone on the phone. Crisis Clinic
trains new volunteers five times a year.

Contact:
Volunteer Services
volunteerservices@crisisclinic.org
206-461-3210, ext 697
www.crisisclinic.org

Crisis Clinic
Teen Link
Services: Teen Link is an arm of the Crisis Clinic which offers an array of support services
available to everyone in King County, Washington.
Needs:
 Outreach Worker (age 13-20) to spread the word about Teen Link by attending events out in
   the community (concerts, fairs, festivals), visiting and learning about other agencies that
   serve youth, making and putting up posters and talking to other teens.
 Teen Link Youth Suicide Speakers Bureau Educator (age 15 and older): YSSB Educators
   help represent the youth voice when Teen Link gives its suicide prevention presentations in
   the schools. Volunteers are trained in issues surrounding youth suicide and are paired with an
   adult trainer. The presentations cover much more than just suicide and are actually fun and
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    informative. They also incorporate lots of brainstorming to keep students involved, so it is
    not like a lecture that volunteers will have to memorize.
   Teen Link Phone Worker (age 15-20): Phone Workers are the volunteers who answer the
    phones on the help-line from 6-10pm. They deal with calls ranging from relationships to
    suicide. Learn how to become a really great listener and help other youth through their
    problems. Training is provided.
   Teen Link Peer Advisory Board Member: Peer Advisory Board members make sure that the
    Teen Link program remains youth-driven and attentive to styles, tastes and issues facing
    young adults. They are the voice of the other volunteers in the program and work with staff
    to make many of the major decisions affecting Teen Link and its future.

Contact:
Lily Sweeney
Outreach Specialist
Phone: (206) 461-3210 x 646
lsweeney@crisisclinic.org

DISASTER RESPONSE

American Red Cross
Services: We provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and
respond to emergencies. We also provide interpretation and translation services.
Needs: Preparedness, response, support and bilingual volunteers – training is required, free, and
provided by our organization.

Contacts:
James Bluher
Volunteer Services Coordinator
James.bluher@seattleredcross.org

Ivy Davis Zolle
Director of Volunteer Services
Ivy.davis.zolle@seattleredcross.org

Bellevue, City of
Eastside Amateur Radio Support (EARS) Group
Services: Provides Communication Continuity support during City of Bellevue and regionally
planned events and emergency or disaster response. Activities include: Communications drills,
Training, Exercises, Tours
Needs: Accepting new team members. Standing meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each
month at 7 p.m.

Contact:
Bellevue Office of Emergency Management
425-452-6033
425-452-6807
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Bellevue, City of
Strengthening Preparedness Among Neighbors (SPAN)
A neighborhood-oriented approach to emergency preparedness targeted for community groups,
schools and businesses. Groups are divided into response teams focused on such things as
damage assessment, first aid or search and rescue, and trained accordingly

Contact:
Vernon Owens, CEM
Acting Emergency Manager
Emergency Preparedness Division
Bellevue Fire Department
vowens@bellevuewa.gov
Desk: 425.452.6033
Cell: 206.696.4737
Fax: 425.452.2840


Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster
preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response
skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical
operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members
can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional
responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to
support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness
projects in their community. http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/

King County
Emergency Coordination Center Support Team
http://www.kingcounty.gov/safety/prepare/AboutUs/ECCSupportTeam.aspx.

Contact:
Heather Kelly
Heather.Kelly@kingcounty.gov
206-296-3830

Kirkland, City of
Citizen corps group: http://www.kirklandcitizencorps.org/

Contact:
Julie Reynolds Huffman
Special Projects/Volunteer Coordinator
City of Kirkland
123 5th Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033
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PH: 425-587-3012
Fax: 425-587-3019

Renton, City of
Fire and Emergency Services Department CERT program.

Contact:
Mindi Mattson
Emergency Management Coordinator
City of Renton
1055 South Grady Way, 6th Floor
Renton, WA 98057
(425)430-7041 office
(206)276-4908 cell
mmattson@rentonwa.gov

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DIVERSITY

Bellevue, City of
Cultural Diversity Program
Services: The Cultural Diversity program uses volunteers to help set up and coordinate
community events such as Conversations About Race and Culture, Cultural Arts performances
and media panels.
Needs: help with event promotion by communicating with media and the public through the
internet and at public events. We can also use volunteers to research cultural and social topics on
the internet and communicate via email and by phone with non profits, community groups,
agencies and businesses. Volunteers can also assist the program by designing flyers and other
promotional materials. Strong communication and knowledge of the OUTLOOK, WORD,
EXCEL, PAGEMAKER and graphic design helpful.

Contact
Kevin Henry
425-452-7886

CAIR WA
Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR, seeks highly motivated volunteer activists who
have a passion for CAIR’s work of defending civil liberties, fighting bigotry, empowering the
American Muslim community, creating mutual understanding and building coalitions. In
addition to the positions listed below, we may also custom-craft a position that fits your interests.

Current openings include Case Intake Counselors, Event Planning, Communications,
Government Affairs, Graphic Design, Journalism/Technical Writing, Office Management,
Research and Web Development. Visit our online Volunteer Center at
www.cairseattle.org/volunteer to see complete job descriptions for each position.
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Please contact us via e-mail at info@cairseattle.org and, in the subject line, please clearly
indicate the title of the Team(s) in which you are interested. Please also include a cover letter,
résumé, at least two writing samples, list of three references (at least two written references
preferred), and other information which we can use to assess fitness for Teams. In the cover
letter please explain your interest and describe relevant experience, including your commitment
to public interest/community service work. Must pass full background check. A minimum 6-
month commitment is required for all positions. There will be an interview process to ensure
that the applicant is fit for the position. CAIR-WA is an equal opportunity employer.

Interns must submit a resume, cover letter, three page writing sample, and two references.
Available internship positions include: Outreach Intern, Outreach volunteer, and Development
Intern.

Contact: cairwavolunteer@cair.com

 India Association of Western Washington Senior Program
Service: The mission of the IAWW seniors program is to provide and facilitate civic,
recreational, cultural, and educational services and opportunities for cultural interaction to the
elders of the community. The emphasis of the program has been on health, education, and
financial issues. Over the years the calendar of activities has grown to where we have at least
one major event every month and sometimes more. The program receives more than 4,000 hours
of voluntary support every year, and in-kind support in the form of facility, office and equipment
from the Redmond Senior Center, Catholic Community Services, and the National Asian Pacific
Center on Aging. Our participants represent a diverse cross-section of the Indian communities in
the Puget Sound region. This is the only program of its kind in Western Washington for senior
population with roots in India.
Volunteer needs: volunteers for program activities including the Monthly Lunch Program and )
Annual Senior Health FairThe lunch program is on 2nd Thursday of every month at Redmond
Senior Center from 11:15 to 1:30 PM. We need volunteer help for setting up the place from
11:15 to 11:45 AM, and/or for putting the tables and chairs in storage from 1:30 PM to 2 PM.
The Annual Senior health Fair is held first Saturday in June every year ( June 5th in 2010) and is
from 8 AM to 4 PM.

The program offers a variety of senior activities, workshops and resources, including: Monthly

Educational Talks and Workshops (Medicare, Social Security, Nutrition, etc.); Senior Welfare
Advocacy

Contact
Pran Wahi, Director
206-805-8976
 iawwsenior@hotmail.com

DISABILITIES
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Alliance of People with disAbilities
Services: The Alliance is 501 c3 non-profit whose service area is King County. “People with
disAbilities advocating for equality and choice”. The majority of our staff, management,
volunteers, and Board are people with disAbilities. We assist any person, with any
disability, at any age within our service area.

We are funded as a Center for Independent Living and as such have 4 core services:
Information and Assistance (referral), Peer Support, Independent Living Skills Training,
and advocacy (individual/systems). In addition, we provide Youth Transition Services,
preparing for life after high school; Nursing Home Transition for those who would like to
live in the community; and the Disabilities Law Project specific to ensuring civil rights for
people with disAbilities. We also provide community services.

Volunteer Needs: Currently we have need of volunteers at reception, in office work,
assistance at community outreaches, volunteers to assist in advocacy and possibly other
areas. We welcome volunteers with or without disAbilities.

Please contact: MaryAnn DeFrees 425-558-0993 x102 or maryann@disabilitypride.org for
an appointment or an application.

Robert Blumenfeld
Branch/Program Manager

Alliance of People with disAbilities
East King County office
1150 140th Ave NE Suite 101
Bellevue, WA. 98005


AtWork!
Services: To help people with disabilities be productive, integrated and contributing members of
their communities.
Needs: Volunteers for reception and administrative work. Work you’re your lunch hour, for half
a day or for a full day. Washington State Patrol background check required. One year
commitment preferred. Locations: in Bellevue at 1935 152nd Pl NE and in Issaquah at 690 NW
Juniper.

Contact:
Winter Taylor
wintert@atworkwa.org
(425) 274-4000

Bellevue, City of
Highland Center
Services: Programs for people living with disabilities
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Needs: Volunteer to help out with specialized recreation programs. Help is needed in after school
programs (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 3-5pm) for kids with developmental
disabilities as well as evening programs for adults with developmental disabilities; classes
include sports, cooking, dance, fitness, drama and cheerleading. Current needs: Volleyball,
BINGO and Bowling classes for adults. There are no special qualifications but an interest in the
specific class you volunteer for is a must.

Contact:
Kim Indurkar
425-452-6105.

Bridge Disability Ministries
Bridge Disability Ministries is a non-profit, ecumenical, Christian-based organization located in
Bellevue, Washington. For over 20 years, together with caring donors, churches and community
partners, we have been helping build connections between people living with disabilities and
faith communities. Through our Spiritual Care program we combat isolation through inclusive
events, retreats and pastoral services. We provide free wheelchairs and other mobility items to
those in need through our Mobility program. And we also guard the vulnerable through our
Guardianship program. While our services are shaped by Christian values, we do not
discriminate against anyone because of race, religion, ethnicity, age, disability, creed or national
origin. All of our events, programs and services require the energy and compassion of
volunteers, without whom we could not continue to serve the many people in the Puget Sound
area who live with disabilities.

Contact
Linda Martin
lindam@bridgemin.org
(425) 885-1006, ext. 118.

Elder and Adult Day Services
Services: Day health services for frail seniors and adults with disabilities. We offer a wide
variety of therapeutic programs: occupational therapy, social services, care provided by a
registered nurse, as well as a variety of therapeutic activities. Lunch is provided and we help
arrange transportation.
Needs: Volunteers to help during lunch time prep, serving meals, and helping with cleanup;
volunteers to help our participants with therapeutic activities; volunteers to help pick up our
lunches from Overlake Hospital and deliver them to our center in Bellevue. (All of these
volunteer opportunities are offered Monday through Friday).

Contact:
206.859.5705
jbradt@eads-cares.org

ElderFriends
ElderFriends is a program of Full Life Care. We match community volunteers with isolated
Elders for friendly visits and companionship. We need volunteers who can commit to at least two
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visits per month, for one year. Volunteers must be 18, unless they are volunteering with an adult.
ElderFriends does not discriminate, and we welcome volunteers and Elders from all walks of
life.

Contact:
Alison Spanner
alisons@fulllifecare.org
Or fill out an online volunteer application at www.elderfriends.org.

Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Washington
Services: Provides programs and services for children and teens with Autism
Needs: Peer mentors for FEAT programs. IT and Network Support—We need periodic
maintenance of our computers in our Bellevue offices, some of the needs include: Diagnosing
hardware and software problems, Repairing/upgrading PC hardware, Troubleshooting
computers/laptops/modem and Local Network, Training staff. Administrative Assistant—part
time, 8-15 hours per week depending on availability. Schedule is flexible, (Mon., Thurs. and Fri.
3-4 hours per day). Position provides administrative, clerical and planning support to the
Executive Director and Program Directors to fulfill the mission of our organization.
Community Outreach Committee—To join our community outreach committee and help
Washington families access appropriate services and resources in their local areas. Gift of
Time—Please consider giving a family touched with autism the gift of time by providing much
needed respite in their homes, in their own communities. Giving 2-3 hours of your time one
evening a week may help a parent spend much needed time with another sibling, catch up or just
simply get some down time.
FEAT ALSO PROVIDES VOLUNTEERS

Contact:
Julie Shalaby
Julie.Shalaby@featwa.org
Family Resource Coordinator
Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Washington
425.223.5126
featwa@featwa.org
Visit our website www.featwa.org

Friendship Adventures
Friendship Adventures is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the quality
of life for people with developmental disabilities via recreational, educational and leisure
opportunities. We pride ourselves in providing a safe, supervised and engaging environment for
our participants and strive to build their socialization skills and confidence. We are always
looking for chaperones for our activities, camp counselors, and some office help.

Contact:
Maureen Browning
425.444.3132
Volunteer: volunteer@friendshipadventures.org
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General Inquiries: info@friendshipadventures.org

Hopelink Travel Ambassador Program
Needs: Travel Ambassadors: Hopelink is looking for volunteers who are able to evaluate
transportation needs and assist individuals with special needs, such as older adults, individuals
with lower incomes, disabilities, limited English proficiency, and youth to identify the best travel
options that meet their needs. Travel options available in the region include transit, light rail,
commuter train, ferry, water taxi and other community transportation services. Travel
Ambassadors who speak a second language will be particularly helpful.

Please visit http://www.hope-link.org/get_help/transportation/travelambassador/ to get additional
information.

Contact
Alina Aaron [aaaron@hope-link.org]
425-943-6769

Kindering
Our commitment is to create and provide superior, individualized, family-centered services for
children who are disabled, medically fragile, or vulnerable because of abuse or neglect; to
develop maximum potential, hope, and community understanding

Contact: Kindering Center
16120 NE Eighth Street
Bellevue, Washington 98008
Phone 425-747-4004
Fax 425-747-1069
TTY 1-800-833-6388

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
Services: We offer therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with disabilities.
Volunteer Needs (general, as this listing does not change): We need volunteers to work in our
classes leading horses or assisting our riders. We also need people to help at our events.

Contact: volunteers@littlebit.org.

NAMI Eastside (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Services: Education, Support and Advocacy
Needs: Office, education, teaching, advocacy, and legislation

Contact
Marney Johnson
Program Manager Volunteer Services
425-885-6264
volunteer@nami-eastside.org
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16315 NE 87th St. Suite B 11, Redmond, Wa 98052




Outdoors for All
Services: Outdoor recreation programs for children and adults with disabilities
Needs: Volunteers are needed to help children and adults with disabilities enjoy outdoor seasonal
activities. Instructors, guides, lodge chaperones, van drivers, rock climbing instructors, cycling
techs and more.

Contact:
206-838-6030

Partners 4 Housing
Partners4Housing’s vision is a nation where all people with disabilities have access to affordable
housing and the support they need to live their best life.
info@partners4housing.com



DOCENTS

Bellevue, City of
Bellevue Botanical Garden
Services: Community garden
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Needs: There are opportunities for volunteers of all ages and levels of expertise including
horticultural assistants, plant photographers, or working as a docent.

Contact:
Lisa Scott
425-452-2750
lscott@bellevuewa.gov.

Bellevue, City of
Natural Resource Division
Services: Provides opportunities for environmental stewardship during Stewardship Saturday and
Eco Friday Events, Arbor Day/Earth Day Events, the Master Naturalist Training Program, and
Service Learning and Scout Leadership Projects.
Needs: Parks stewards, docents or naturalists, hosts for visitor centers, Stewardship Saturday and
Eco Friday volunteers. Volunteers help plant native plants, restore wildlife habitats and renovate
trails throughout the city.

Contact:
Alexandra DySard
Parks_Stewardship@bellevuewa.gov
425-452-4195


Eastside Heritage Center
Services: Dedicated to preserving the past while building community
Needs: Volunteer opportunities include: Winters House Hosts, Mini-Museum Docent,
Collections Assistant, Exhibit/Display Assistant, Educational Assistant, Oral History Assistant,
Data Entry Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Special Events

Contact:
Karen Klett
Volunteer Coordinator
Kklett2@hotmail.com


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EAGLE PROJECTS

Bellevue, City of
Bellevue Botanical Garden
Services: Community garden
Needs: There are opportunities for volunteers of all ages and levels of expertise including
horticultural assistants, plant photographers, working in the gift shop or helping organize and
staff special, or working as a docent. Work with Garden staff or interns to plant, prune, create
and maintain paths, and detail the garden. Tuesday or Thursday mornings, 9 – 11 AM.
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Contact:
Lisa Scott
425-452-2750
lscott@bellevuewa.gov.

Bellevue, City of
Natural Resource Division
Services: Provides opportunities for environmental stewardship during Stewardship Saturday and
Eco Friday Events, Arbor Day/Earth Day Events, the Master Naturalist Training Program, and
Service Learning and Scout Leadership Projects.
Needs: Parks stewards, docents or naturalists, hosts for visitor centers, Stewardship Saturday and
Eco Friday volunteers. Volunteers help plant native plants, restore wildlife habitats and renovate
trails throughout the city.

Contact:
Alexandra DySard
Parks_Stewardship@bellevuewa.gov
425-452-4195


City of Bellevue
Senior Culminating Project Volunteer
This volunteer opportunity is for City of Bellevue High School students interested in
volunteering with the City’s Natural Resource Division to complete their Senior Culminating
Projects. A strong interest in wildlife, native plants, ecology, natural resource management, and
environmental education is desired from potential candidates.

Potential Projects:
  Create a natural resource brochure or pamphlet for use in the three major visitor centers.
  Lead environmental education programs and natural resource tours at various City parks
     and visitor centers.
  Assist in the maintenance of critical areas and restoration projects through the City.
  Monitor species survival rates at former restoration sites
  Volunteer with Natural Resource programs and events.
  Help lead Stewardship Saturday community projects.
For more information please call Alexandra DySard at 425-452-4195 or e-mail
ADySard@bellevuewa.gov

TEENS! Scout Leadership Service Project
Scouts will run and organize a Stewardship Saturday or Eco Friday event for the
city. Depending on the time of year they can take part in any number of natural resource
opportunities, including: planting trees and shrubs, restoring trails, removing invasive
plants, building fences and monitoring restoration sites. Scouts will work to recruit
volunteers. Groups are invited to suggest projects. For more information, call Alexandra
DySard at 425-452-4195.
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EarthCorps
Services Provided: Environmental restoration volunteer events within Puget Sound area,
community outreach & education
Volunteer Needs: Projects are scheduled every weekend; individuals and groups are welcome to
sign up. Projects often involve removing native plants, planting native plants, spreading mulch
and light erosion control.

Contact:
Chris LaPointe
Volunteer Program Manager
chris@earthcorps.org
or sign up online at whttp://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php

Eastside Baby Corner
Services: collect items used by children from birth to age twelve and distribute them, free of
charge, through service care providers directly to families in need
Needs: Volunteers! (Under 14 must be accompanied by an adult). You need to sign in advance
to volunteer. Go to the EBC website at http://babycorner.org/; Click the button on the right side
of the screen that says “click to volunteer”; Click the button to “register” the first time you use
the site, then; Click the button next to the day you want to volunteer, and you’re finished!

Donate: Used or new children’s clothing, baby items

Contact:
Christy Garrard
christyG@babycorner.org

Friends of the Cedar River Watershed Wildlife Habitat Restoration and Cedar & River
Salmon Journey
Services: The mission of FCRW is to inspire conservation and protection of a healthy Cedar
River Watershed through restoration, education, and stewardship. The Cedar River Watershed
stretches from the Cascade Mountains to the southern shores of Lake Washington. It supplies
most of King County residents with clean drinking water, supports the largest run of sockeye
salmon outside of Alaska, and serves as a wildlife sanctuary for threatened and endangered
wildlife. Volunteers help us achieve our mission by planting trees, repairing hiking trails, and
becoming Cedar River Salmon Journey Naturalists.
Needs: Habitat Restoration Program runs throughout the year. Projects include planting trees,
clearing invasive weeds, repairing wetlands, restoring salmon spawning streams, and improving
hiking trails. Cedar River Salmon Journey, a volunteer Naturalist program takes place in the fall.
Training provided.

Contact:
Nisa Karimi
Stewardship & Volunteer Coordinator
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Friends of the Cedar River Watershed
www.cedarriver.org
206.297.8141

Jubilee REACH Center
Services: Family support services.
Needs: Volunteers for a wide range of programs in Lake Hills

Contact: volunteer@jubileereach.org


King Conservation District
Services: The King Conservations mission is to promote sustainable uses of natural resources
through responsible stewardship. We have many stream and wetland restoration projects
throughout King County that improve salmon and wildlife habitat, protect water and air quality,
and enhance native plant communities.
Needs: The King Conservation District invites you to participate in a variety of natural resource
conservation projects where you will learn about restoring streams and wetlands, using native
plants to restore native plant communities and engineering techniques to enhance fish and
wildlife habitat. These opportunities are either on project sites throughout King County or at our
native plant nursery in Renton where you can help us grow native plants for our restoration
projects. These projects are all productive, fun and educational! No experience or ongoing
commitment required, we have several volunteer events a month so come join us for one or all.
Events are typically Fridays and Saturdays. For more information or to sign-up for one of these
events visit our web site at www.kingcd.org or email volunteer@kingcd.org.
Note: We accept all ages (under 14 must be accompanied by and adult), groups of 10 or more
can arrange for a private volunteer event, court ordered community service accepted, and Eagle
Scout project possibilities.

Contact:
Adam Jackson, Volunteer Coordinator
King Conservation District
Phone: (425) 282-1908
Cell: (206) 890-4722
volunteer@kingcd.org

King County Parks and Recreation Division
Services: Provides a variety of recreational and parks related programs county-wide
Needs: All kinds of volunteers for Parks programs

Contact:
Laurie L Clinton
Volunteer Program Coordinator
206-296-4452
Laurie.Clinton@kingcounty.gov
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Kirkland Arts Center
Services: Provides visual art classes, exhibitions, and community events

Needs: Assistance in classes, administrative offices, gallery, outreach programs, ceramics studio,
design and web updates, mailings, yard work etc. Volunteers are the foundation of the Kirkland
Arts Center. KAC welcomes volunteers of all interests and backgrounds to learn and interact
with artists, educators, and other volunteers in a fun, informal, and educational environment.

Business Development Manager Intern
Evaluation Manager Intern
Retail Marketing Manager Intern
Community Development Manager Intern
Marketing Manager Intern
Fundraising Campaign Manager Volunteer
Grant Writer Volunteer
Prospect Research Volunteer


Contact:
cshainin@kirklandartscenter.org
425.822.7161 x 103

620 Market Street
Kirkland, WA 98033
www.kirklandartscenter.org


Providence Marianwood
Services: Not for profit, skilled nursing facility. We provide the following services: Special Care
Dementia Unit, Sub-Acute Unit, Long Term Care Units, Respite Care and Hospice. Within these
areas we provide full service Nursing, Therapeutic Recreation, Rehab, Dietary, Social Work and
Pastoral Care programs.

Needs:
Group Activity Assistant, Dining Room Assistant, Dining Room Hostess/Host, clerical. Other
opportunities include Nurturing 1:1—visiting with a resident; Pampered Hands—Assisting
residents with age related painful hands to soak in warm scented water and apply lotion; Leisure
Cart—Assisting short term stay patients by operating a recreation cart and offering leisure
materials; Pastoral Care—Spiritual supportive visits; and the Providence Marianwood
Auxiliary—Volunteers run the Gift Nook which provides funds to the Marianwood Foundation.
Training and staff supervision provided for all volunteer positions. Teens & Eagle Scout
projects welcome.

Contact:
Diane L. Bixler ACC, RRT,
Therapeutic Recreation/Volunteer Coordinator
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Operational Excellence Green Belt/Change Facilitator
425-391-2827
diane.bixler@providence.org
www.providencemarianwood.org

Volunteers for Outdoor Washington
Services: VOW trains our volunteers to be stewards of the environment. We partner with land
managers to build trails, restore habitat, and preserve Washington State's rich heritage.
Needs: Volunteers for trail construction and maintenance projects

Contact:
Richard Botts
Board Vice President
425 227 0431
info@trailvolunteers.org
is http://www.trailvolunteers.org/

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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

Please check out the Current Events Section for upcoming Environmental Stewardship
projects

Bellevue, City of
Bellevue Botanical Garden
Services: Community garden
Needs: There are opportunities for volunteers of all ages and levels of expertise including
horticultural assistants, plant photographers, working in the gift shop or helping organize and
staff special, or working as a docent. Work with Garden staff or interns to plant, prune, create
and maintain paths, and detail the garden. Tuesday or Thursday mornings, 9 – 11 AM.

Contact:
Lisa Scott
425-452-2750
lscott@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
Natural Resource Division
Services: Provides opportunities for environmental stewardship during Stewardship Saturday and
Eco Friday Events, Arbor Day/Earth Day Events, the Master Naturalist Training Program, and
Service Learning and Scout Leadership Projects.
Needs: Parks stewards, docents or naturalists, hosts for visitor centers, Stewardship Saturday and
Eco Friday volunteers. Volunteers help plant native plants, restore wildlife habitats and renovate
trails throughout the city. See the events below.
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www.bellevuewa.gov/volunteer

Contact:
Alexandra DySard
Parks_Stewardship@bellevuewa.gov
425-452-4195


        Eco Fridays
        Plant trees and shrubs, restore trails and remove invasive plants at city parks. For
        Eco Fridays, volunteers work in groups, and the city encourages people to form
        groups before signing up for a project. Individuals can still participate, after being
        assigned to a group. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

        Please bring shears, loppers or pruners. Also, sturdy shoes or boots, work gloves,
        water, layers of comfortable clothing, long pants, rain gear (if necessary). These are
        rain or shine events. Groups are invited to suggest projects. For more information,
        call Alexandra DySard at 425-452-4195.

        Stewardship Saturdays
        Stewardship Saturdays are community volunteer events held one Saturday each
        month at park locations around the city. These events provide citizens the
        opportunity to participate in the stewardship and care of our City’s park resources
        and including invasive species mitigation and planting projects. Groups are welcome
        and invited. Children, supervised by their parents are welcome as well.

        Contact:
        Alexandra DySard
        425-452-4195

        TEENS! Senior Culminating Project Volunteer
        This volunteer opportunity is for City of Bellevue High School students interested in
        volunteering with the City’s Natural Resource Division to complete their Senior
        Culminating Projects. A strong interest in wildlife, native plants, ecology, natural
        resource management, and environmental education is desired from potential
        candidates.

        Potential Projects:
            Create a natural resource brochure or pamphlet for use in the three major
               visitor centers.
            Lead environmental education programs and natural resource tours at
               various City parks and visitor centers.
            Assist in the maintenance of critical areas and restoration projects through
               the City.
            Monitor species survival rates at former restoration sites
            Volunteer with Natural Resource programs and events.
            Help lead Stewardship Saturday community projects.
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        For more information please call Alexandra DySard at 425-452-4195 or e-mail
        ADySard@bellevuewa.gov

        TEENS! Scout Leadership Service Project
        Scouts will run and organize a Stewardship Saturday or Eco Friday event for the
        city. Depending on the time of year they can take part in any number of natural
        resource opportunities, including: planting trees and shrubs, restoring trails,
        removing invasive plants, building fences and monitoring restoration sites. Scouts
        will work to recruit volunteers. Groups are invited to suggest projects. For more
        information, call Alexandra DySard at 425-452-4195.

        Master Naturalist
        Learn about the area’s ecology, geology, wildlife, plant life and cultural history, and
        share it with residents. Drawing on individual strengths and interests, master
        naturalists can perform the following duties:
        • Lead environmental education programs
        • Help lead Stewardship Saturday community projects
        • Maintain restoration sites
        • Monitor species survival at former restoration sites
        • Lead special projects

        Training Details: In this 10-week training program, volunteers will meet with
        experts in lecture, workshop and field-trip settings to cover various ecological
        topics. Free with a volunteer commitment of 100 hours. For more information
        please call Laura Harper at 425-452-7225or e-mail LHarpers@bellevuewa.gov.

        Desired Qualifications:
            Understanding or interest in horticulture, native plants, resource
              management, noxious weeds or wildlife habitats.
            Desire to work outdoors in varied weather and site conditions.
            Experience in landscaping or grounds maintenance.
        Length of commitment: 100 Hours

        Environmental Education Center Docent
        Lead one-hour free nature walks and organized group tours of the Mercer Slough
        Nature Park, the Lake Hills Greenbelt and Lewis Creek Park, helping to increase
        understanding and appreciation for the benefits that Bellevue's open space park
        system provides. You may choose to become familiar with all of the walk topics -
        such as wildlife, wetlands, plants and history - or focus and create your own walk
        using your special knowledge and interests.

        Docents may assist with group programs on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10
        a.m. and 2 p.m. as needed, and may help with the design and implementation of
        special programs. Environmental Education Docents may also help lead the free
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        nature walks that are offered every Saturday and Sunday in the Lake Hills
        Greenbelt, Mercer Slough Nature Park and Lewis Creek Park

        Tasks Include:
            Relate Parks Department philosophy, mission and goals to the public in a
               courteous and professional manner.
            Assist with the development and improvement of lesson plans.
            Distribute, gather and file forms including registrations, confirmations and
               evaluations.
            Respond appropriately in case of an emergency.
        Desired Qualifications:
            Understanding or interest in natural history and environmental education.
            Experience working with youth.
            Strong verbal communication and leadership skills.
            Ability to handle a crisis situation in a calm and professional manner.
        Please contact Alexandra DySard, 425-452-4195 or email ADySard@bellevuewa.gov

        Canoe Guide Naturalist
        Provide canoe tours of the Mercer Slough Nature Park, from Enatai Beach Park on
        Saturday mornings during the summer and for other randomly scheduled trips.
        Canoe guides stop at various point along the way, point out the natural features of
        the park and offer interpretive narrative on wildlife, wetlands and local history.

        Specific tasks include:
            Gather canoes, PFDs, safety vests, paddles and other equipment used for the
               trips.
            Provide an orientation about the Bellevue Parks & Community Services
               Department.
            Provide instruction on paddling techniques and canoe safety.
            Interpret the cultural and natural history of the area.
            Respond appropriately in case of an emergency.
            Register participants, collect fees and ensure appropriate paperwork is
               completed.
        Desired Qualifications:
            At least two years experience handling canoes, kayaks or other small non-
               motorized boats.
            Ability to swim and some experience with water safety and rescue
               techniques.
            Interest and understanding in wetland ecology, wildlife and cultural history.
            Strong verbal communication and leadership skills.
            Ability to use radio communication equipment.
            Ability to lift 40 lbs. overhead.
            Ability to remain calm and handle emergency situations.
        Length of commitment: 6 Months
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        Natural Resource Week Educators
        May 22, 24 and 25, 2012 Training: Early/Late Spring

        Natural Resource Week is an outdoor environmental education event for local 4th
        and 5th grade students. Each day students rotate through four stations where
        Natural Resource Week Educators conduct learning activities on the subjects of
        forestry, wetlands and wildlife. The City is looking for interested environmental
        educators, interpreters and professionals to participate in this event by donating
        their time and expertise to teach children about natural resources.

        Training Details: Each Natural Resource Week Educator delivers the same 45-
        minute presentation to four different groups of students (groups of 12-16). The
        event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and all Natural Resource Week Educators are
        invited to participate on any or all three days. The City will provide any supplies
        and assistance needed to put together a 45-minute activity (we encourage you to
        develop lesson plans specific to the goals of your organization, however we can
        provide lesson plans if you wish). We will also provide refreshments each day you
        attend.

        Must be 18 or older

        Desired Qualifications:
            Experience in environmental or science education among elementary school
              aged children.
            Interest and understanding in wetland ecology, wildlife or forestry.
            Desire to work outdoors in varied weather and site conditions.
        For more information please call Alexandra DySard at 425-452-4195 or e-mail
        ADySard@bellevuewa.gov.


Bellevue, City of
Stream Team
Services: Protect water quality and enhance stream habitat
Needs: Volunteers to monitor local streams for salmon, re-vegetate stream corridors with native
trees and shrubs, help collect stream bugs for water quality monitoring, or work on a variety of
other projects.

Contact:
Laurie Devereaux
425-452-5200

Bellevue, City of
Waterwise Garden
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Services: This award-winning garden demonstrates that it is possible to create a healthy, thriving
landscape with less water, chemicals and work. Volunteers learn how to plan and care for a yard
& garden in a way that can positively impact the health of their families and our environment.
Needs: Volunteers are needed for the first and third Wednesday of each month from 1-3 pm from
Spring to Fall at the Bellevue Botanical gardens. No experience is necessary.

Contact:
Patricia Burgess
Conservation and Outreach Program Administrator, Bellevue Utilities
(425) 452-4127

Camp Fire USA
Day Camps: Camp Fire USA Day Camps bring old-fashioned S'mores eatin', campfire song-
singin' kids’ summer camp right to your neighborhood. Twelve day camps operate for one week
each at parks throughout the area using caring, well-trained, responsible volunteer staff. Day
Camp Volunteer Needs: Day Camp relies on volunteer staff. Get in on the fun! You may choose
to be a counselor (entering junior year in high school and up), craft specialist, junior staff (grade
8 and up), outdoor skills specialist, nurse, purchaser or other. Excellent training is offered for
volunteers. Volunteers' preschool-aged children will also receive well supervised care.

Camp Sealth Work Crews: Parents and kids can enjoy a family weekend in the woods, help
Camp Sealth on Vashon Island prepare for summer and make a difference for thousands of
children. Clear trails, paint, split firewood and help with trail work and other camp chores.
Volunteer for a fun, free, family-oriented day or weekend.


Contact:
Program Manager II and Day Camp Coordinator
direct line: 206 826 8910
office: 206 461 8550 or 800 451 2267
fax: 206 525 3351
email: maryo@campfire-usa.org
web: www.campfire-usa.org


Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team project, COASST (University of
Washington)
The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team project, COASST:
http://depts.washington.edu/coasst/, is a citizen science project which trains volunteers to look
for beach-cast carcasses of marine birds on a monthly basis to establish the baseline of bird
mortality on local beaches. Anyone can volunteer - you don't necessarily need to be a biologist or
a bird expert, just someone willing to walk about a .75 mile stretch bordering Puget Sound
once/month. It's a fun program and a neat way to contribute to ongoing, local research. We're
especially looking to supplement beaches in South Puget Sound and Hood Canal:
http://depts.washington.edu/coasst/find_a_beach.html
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Contact:
Jane Dolliver
COASST
University of Washington
UW Box 355020
Seattle, WA 98195-5020
(ph) 206-221-6893
(fx) 206-221-6939
dolliver@u.washington.edu

EarthCorps
Services Provided: Environmental restoration volunteer events within Puget Sound area,
community outreach & education
Volunteer Needs: Projects are scheduled every weekend; individuals and groups are welcome to
sign up. Projects often involve removing native plants, planting native plants, spreading mulch
and light erosion control.

Contact:
Chris LaPointe
Volunteer Program Manager
chris@earthcorps.org
or sign up online at http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php

Friends of the Cedar River Watershed Wildlife Habitat Restoration and Cedar & River
Salmon Journey
Services: The mission of FCRW is to inspire conservation and protection of a healthy Cedar
River Watershed through restoration, education, and stewardship. The Cedar River Watershed
stretches from the Cascade Mountains to the southern shores of Lake Washington. It supplies
most of King County residents with clean drinking water, supports the largest run of sockeye
salmon outside of Alaska, and serves as a wildlife sanctuary for threatened and endangered
wildlife. Volunteers help us achieve our mission by planting trees, repairing hiking trails, and
becoming Cedar River Salmon Journey Naturalists.
Needs: Habitat Restoration Program runs throughout the year. Projects include planting trees,
clearing invasive weeds, repairing wetlands, restoring salmon spawning streams, and improving
hiking trails. Cedar River Salmon Journey, a volunteer Naturalist program takes place in the fall.
Training provided.

Contact:
Nisa Karimi
Stewardship & Volunteer Coordinator
Friends of the Cedar River Watershed
www.cedarriver.org
206.297.8141

Charlotte Spang
Salmon Journey Program Coordinator
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Tel: 206.297.8141
Fax: 206.297.8142
charlotte@cedarriver.org

Green Kirkland Partnership
Natural Areas Restoration
Services: The mission of the Green Kirkland Partnership is “To conserve and sustain natural
areas for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future generations.” Most of our volunteer
stewardship activities include the removal of invasive plant species, mulching with wood chips,
and planting with native trees and other plants. Information on our program and a list of current
volunteer opportunities with contact information is available at www.greenkirkland.org. Events
occur in Kirkland parks and are led either by staff, contractors, or trained and authorized
volunteer Green Kirkland Stewards.

We typically have several volunteer events a month and welcome volunteer participation in any
of these events. Most events are scheduled for Saturday mornings; however, we also offer
regular weekday activities. We try to make our projects fun and interesting, and no experience
or ongoing commitment are required. Minors under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by
an adult. Youth 14 to 17 years should be accompanied by an adult, or bring a signed waiver
form, or a parent/guardian to sign you in. Youth waiver forms can be obtained in advance from
the www.greenkirkland.org.

Groups can arrange for a private volunteer event.

Contact:
Sharon Rodman
Education & Outreach Specialist, Green Kirkland Partnership
Phone: (425) 587-3305 greenkirkland@kirklandwa.gov

Jubilee REACH Community Projects
Have a group of folks wanting to serve? Build community as you take away foreign shrubs or
move dirt to pave walking trails at city parks! Day: Third Saturday of the month (Flexible if
group can’t make it 3rd Sat.) – Looking for September Team!! Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Jubilee REACH is a non-profit organization that provides social service programs for families in
the Lake Hills area of Bellevue. Contact volunteer@jubileereach.org 425-749-3840


King Conservation District
Services: The King Conservations mission is to promote sustainable uses of natural resources
through responsible stewardship. We have many stream and wetland restoration projects
throughout King County that improve salmon and wildlife habitat, protect water and air quality,
and enhance native plant communities.
Needs: The King Conservation District invites you to participate in a variety of natural resource
conservation projects where you will learn about restoring streams and wetlands, using native
plants to restore native plant communities and engineering techniques to enhance fish and
wildlife habitat. These opportunities are either on project sites throughout King County or at our
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native plant nursery in Renton where you can help us grow native plants for our restoration
projects. These projects are all productive, fun and educational! No experience or ongoing
commitment required, we have several volunteer events a month so come join us for one or all.
Events are typically Fridays and Saturdays. For more information or to sign-up for one of these
events visit our web site at www.kingcd.org or email volunteer@kingcd.org.
Note: We accept all ages (under 14 must be accompanied by and adult), groups of 10 or more
can arrange for a private volunteer event, court ordered community service accepted, and Eagle
Scout project possibilities.

Contact:
Adam Jackson, Volunteer Coordinator
King Conservation District
Phone: (425) 282-1908
Cell: (206) 890-4722

King County Parks and Recreation Division
Services: Provides a variety of recreational and parks related programs county-wide
Needs: All kinds of volunteers for Parks programs

Contact:
Laurie L Clinton
Volunteer Program Coordinator
206-296-4452
Laurie.Clinton@kingcounty.gov

Kirkland, City of
Environmental Restoration
Needs: The City offers several opportunities for those who would like to work outside to help
preserve, protect and enhance our parks, open spaces and natural environment. Volunteer events
are scheduled for the summer as part of our Green Kirkland and Parks program.

Contact:
Julie Reynolds Huffman
Special Projects/Volunteer Coordinator
425-587-3012
E-mail: jhuffman@ci.kirkland.wa.us

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
Services: Environmental Restoration and Trail Maintenance Projects
Volunteer Needs: Saturday Volunteer Events and Mid-Week Custom Volunteer Events for
Groups

Contact
Margaret Ullman
Volunteer Program Coordinator
206.812.0122
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volunteer@mtsgreenway.org

Nature Consortium Environmental Restoration
We have volunteer work parties every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10a-2p. Anyone is
welcome, no experience is necessary, and we provide tools, gloves, snacks, and a water jug.
During the work parties we perform a variety of restoration activities, such as removing invasive
species, planting native trees, mulching-previously planted areas, and more. During many of our
large work parties we have local musicians come out & perform in the woods as we work. We
ask volunteers to sign up at least 24 hours in advance as our location is subject to change.
Contact: volunteer@naturec.org, 206.923.0853, or sign up online: www.naturec.org/volunteer.

Sound Salmon Solutions
Ensuring the future of salmon in the Stillaguamish, Snohomish and Island County Watersheds
Services: Education and outreach (in-classroom and through hands-on learning); habitat
restoration, land/properties assessment; community action; environmental stewardship
Volunteer needs: Volunteers for events such as tree plantings, and ongoing volunteers for regular
work such as education field trips, invasive species removal, site monitoring, plant nursery
maintenance, and more.

Contact:
Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
Michele@soundsalmonsolutions.org
425-319-7696


Volunteers for Outdoor Washington
Services: VOW trains our volunteers to be stewards of the environment. We partner with land
managers to build trails, restore habitat, and preserve Washington State's rich heritage.
Needs: Volunteers for trail construction and maintenance projects

Contact:
Richard Botts
Board Vice President
425 227 0431
info@trailvolunteers.org
is http://www.trailvolunteers.org/

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GENERAL EVENTS

Bellevue, City of
Volunteer Events Team
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The City of Bellevue is taking applications for a volunteer events team. Get a front row seat to
the hottest events in the city! This dynamic group will receive training and invitations to work
city events throughout the year. Job descriptions vary, but may include patrolling events, set up
& take down, answering queries from the public, serving food and general event coordination.
Events could include anything from dinner theatre and outdoor movie festivals to Garden
d'Lights and Pops in the Park. A minimum commitment of 4-sessions per year is requested.

Contact
Shelly Shellabarger
volunteer@bellevuewa.gov
425-452-5375

Bellevue, City of
Recreation Program
Services: Recreation programs
Needs: Volunteers to teach recreation classes; coach sports; help organize special events; assist
with preschools and day camps or volunteer at a local community center.

Contact:
Recreation Division
425-452-6885

Bellevue, City of
Bellevue Botanical Garden
Services: Community garden
Needs: Helping organize and staff special events such as Garden D’lites.

Contact:
Lisa Scott
425-452-2750
lscott@bellevuewa.gov.

City of Bellevue
Events
Services: Community Events
Needs: Volunteers and groups to assist with events including Farm Fair at Kelsey Creek
(October), Seattle Civic Christmas Ship (December), Hilltop Holiday Craft Fair (December)

Contact:
Pam Myers
Recreation Coordinator
pmyers@bellevuewa.gov
NWAC@bellevuewa.gov
KelseyCreek@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
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Family, Youth & Teen Services Programs
Services: Youth Link, Bellevue's 24-Hour Relay Challenge, Bellevue Youth Court
Needs: Volunteer duties vary; planning committee work; adult mentor roles; youth leadership
roles

Contact:
Helena Stephens
hstephens@bellevuewa.gov

Patrick Alina
palina@bellevuewa.gov

Brandi Dorsett
bdorsett@bellevuewa.gov
425.452.2846

City of Bellevue
Kelsey Creek Farm
Services: Kelsey Creek Farm Program
Needs: Program geared toward teen volunteers and groups

Contact:
Pam Myers
Recreation Coordinator
pmyers@bellevuewa.gov
NWAC@bellevuewa.gov
KelseyCreek@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
Natural Resource Division
Services: Provides opportunities for environmental stewardship during Stewardship Saturday and
Eco Friday Events, Arbor Day/Earth Day Events, the Master Naturalist Training Program, and
Service Learning and Scout Leadership Projects.
Needs: Parks stewards, docents or naturalists, hosts for visitor centers, Stewardship Saturday and
Eco Friday volunteers. Volunteers help plant native plants, restore wildlife habitats and renovate
trails throughout the city.

Contact:
Alexandra DySard
Parks_Stewardship@bellevuewa.gov
425-452-4195



Bellevue, City of
Youth Link
Services: Provides a variety of programs for local teens including the Youth Council teen closet
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and more.
Needs: Teen and adult volunteers to work on various projects identified by the teen council.

Contact:
Patrick Alina
425-452-5254
palina@bellevuewa.gov

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound
Services: We match caring adults with children in one-to-one mentoring relationships. Getting
together is a great time for both Bigs and Littles. It doesn’t require a special occasion or
expensive activities; just a few times every month sharing simple things together that they both
already enjoy. Bigs vary in age, gender, professions and interests. Littles are kids who could
greatly benefit from additional adult guidance.
Needs: Volunteers are needed to serve as Big Brothers or Big Sisters, service is 3-4x per month
and we ask for a 1 year commitment. We also have several opportunities for volunteers to help
us with special events such as fundraisers. These opportunities are always a lot of fun and help
our organization out immensely.

Contact: To get immediate help with an inquiry about working with youth, or helping at an
event, please contact: Veronica.Abraham@bbbs.org, (206) 402-9162, or visit www.bbbsps.org.

Birthday Dreams
Birthday Dreams is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing birthday parties to homeless
children and foster children living in group homes. Join us as we bring smiles to the faces of the
disadvantaged children around Puget Sound. Every child deserves a birthday!
Birthday Dreams is a volunteer and donation driven organization. We can’t do what we do
without you! You can help by:
     Donating a complete Birthday-in-a-Box.
     Donating items for an on-site party or a Birthday-in-a-Box.
     Cash donations.
     Volunteer at a party.
     Volunteer collection and/or delivery of a Birthday-in-a-Box.
     Organize a party supply drive at your place of business or church.
     Be a party coordinator
Contact:
Chris Spahn [chris@birthdaydreams.org]
http://www.birthdaydreams.org/


CAIR-WA
 CAIR-WA seeks highly motivated Event Planning volunteer who has a passion for CAIR's work
of defending civil liberties, fighting bigotry, empowering the American Muslim community,
creating mutual understanding and building coalitions.

Contact:
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cairwavolunteer@cair.com

Eastside Academy
Services: Provides programs for at-risk youth
Needs: Volunteers for events, fundraisers, mentors for at risk youth.
CAN PROVIDE VOLUNTEERS—translation services & job shadowing

Contact:
Jeremy Echols
jeremye@eastsideacademy.org

Eastside Heritage Center
Services: Dedicated to preserving the past while building community
Needs: Volunteer opportunities include: Winters House Hosts, Mini-Museum Docent,
Collections Assistant, Exhibit/Display Assistant, Educational Assistant, Oral History Assistant,
Data Entry Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Special Events

Contact:
Karen Klett
Volunteer Coordinator
Kklett2@hotmail.com

Kirkland, City of
Environmental Restoration
Needs: The City offers several opportunities for those who would like to work outside to help
preserve, protect and enhance our parks, open spaces and natural environment. Volunteer events
are scheduled for the summer as part of our Green Kirkland and Parks program.

Contact:
Julie Reynolds Huffman
Special Projects/Volunteer Coordinator
425-587-3012
E-mail: jhuffman@ci.kirkland.wa.us

Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing
Services: KITH assists individuals and families on the Eastside who are facing a homelessness
crisis by providing housing and services to help families become stable and self-sufficient.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities: Adopt – A – Family, and Adopt – An – Apartment, Trades
People such as Plumber, Electrician, Roofer, Property Maintenance, Yard Cleaning, Painting,
Office Assistance, and Event Volunteers. Donations are also welcome and current needs are
listed at: www.kithcares.org

Contact:
Jan Dickerman, Executive Director KITH
425-576-9531 x 101
Jand@kithcares.org
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www.kithcares.org


Lifelong Aids Alliance
The Lifelong AIDS Alliance is committed to preventing the spread of HIV, and to providing
practical support services and advocating for those whose lives are affected by HIV and AIDS.
Services: Lifelong does whatever it takes to improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.
We provide health insurance so that people can get the care they need. We cook and deliver
healthy meals. We ensure that people have a safe place to live. And our caring case managers
help people every step of the way.
Volunteer Opportunities: Food Delivery--deliver groceries to homebound clients in King and
Snohomish counties; Kitchen Volunteer—prepare meals for clients; Warehouse Assistant—
organize meal and grocery bags for delivery and pick-up; Care To Shop Representative—procure
non-perishables from shoppers at local grocery stores for the Chicken Soup Brigade; Pick-Up
Center—distribute meals and groceries to clients; Front Desk Volunteer—greet all incoming
visitors and direct incoming calls; assist with administrative projects; Thrift Store Volunteer;
Special Events. All Lifelong volunteers must maintain strict adherence to client confidentiality
and be comfortable working with people of varying socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual
orientations, and racial diversity.

Contact:
Please visit our website at www.llaa.org/volunteer for more information and to sign up online. If
you have questions, please call the Volunteer Hotline at 206-957-1776.

“Lifelong AIDS Alliance is committed to preventing the spread of HIV, and to providing
practical support services and advocating for those who are affected by HIV and AIDS.”

Museum of Flight
Services: Museum
Needs: Volunteers to assist with programs and events.

Contact:
Carol Thomson
Volunteer Coordinator
206.768.7179
Fax 206.764.5707
volunteers@museumofflight.org

Olive Crest
Services: Since 1973, Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abused Children has been a leader in
providing care for abused, abandoned and severely neglected children.
Needs: Mentors and tutors for school age children. Childcare services for third Thursday
evening Foster Parent training sessions. Training Provided. Event volunteers as needed.

Contact:
Sharon Mooers, Development Director, sharon-mooers@olivecrest.org
425.462.1612, ext. 1304
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P.E.A.C.E of Mind
Parent Education And Child Empowerment
Services: Educates parents, caregivers and communities on how to avoid abduction and prevent
childhood sexual abuse using non scary teaching techniques and interactive workshops.
Needs: Volunteers for workshops, events, translation, preparing packets etc.

Contact:
Sabrina Sessa
Director of Education and Outreach
sabrina@pomwa.org
PO Box 3551
Bellevue WA 98009
(425) 591-5795


Providence Marianwood
Services: Not for profit, skilled nursing facility. We provide the following services: Special Care
Dementia Unit, Sub-Acute Unit, Long Term Care Units, Respite Care and Hospice. Within these
areas we provide full service Nursing, Therapeutic Recreation, Rehab, Dietary, Social Work and
Pastoral Care programs.

Needs:
Group Activity Assistant, Dining Room Assistant, Dining Room Hostess/Host, clerical. Other
opportunities include Nurturing 1:1—visiting with a resident; Pampered Hands—Assisting
residents with age related painful hands to soak in warm scented water and apply lotion; Leisure
Cart—Assisting short term stay patients by operating a recreation cart and offering leisure
materials; Pastoral Care—Spiritual supportive visits; and the Providence Marianwood
Auxiliary—Volunteers run the Gift Nook which provides funds to the Marianwood Foundation.
Training and staff supervision provided for all volunteer positions. Teens & Eagle Scout
projects welcome.

Contact:
Diane L. Bixler ACC, RRT,
Therapeutic Recreation/Volunteer Coordinator
Operational Excellence Green Belt/Change Facilitator
425-391-2827
diane.bixler@providence.org
www.providencemarianwood.org

Starlight Children's Foundation Northwest
Services: Supports seriously ill children and their families
Needs: Assist in the production of Starlight Children’s Foundation’s large fundraising
events and various turn-key events throughout the year. Specific duties may include the
following: creating and/or distributing event promotional materials, soliciting donations,
day of event attendance and job duties, word processing and general office administration.
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Contact:
Tami Gibb
Volunteer Coordinator
tami@starlight-Northwest.org
(425) 861-7827 x104

United Way of King County:
The Volunteer Center
Services: The Volunteer Center provides the following services for community volunteers, any
non-profit community organization and workplace volunteer programs including: Volunteer
Recruitment and Referral; Non-profit Board Trainings; Volunteer Program Management
Training (Essential Elements of Volunteer Program Management and Advanced/ Tailored
Volunteer Management trainings); Leadership Development and Networking (Project Lead-
leadership program for people of color., Board Recruitment and Referral); Workplace Services
aimed at strengthening employee volunteer programs (Corporate Volunteer Council); Nonprofit
Management Tools (Biennial Wage & Benefit Survey). Projects include Day of Caring—The
largest single day mobilization of volunteers in King County. Projects can be submitted by any
nonprofit agency in King County.
Needs: Free tax prep volunteers; Volunteer Readers

Contact Information:
Nikki Russell
Volunteer Initiatives Manager
206-461-5022
nrussell@uwkc.org

YMCA
Do you enjoy throwing or hosting parties? If so, then this opportunity is for you. We are looking
for energetic, fun-loving individuals, who like to facilitate activities, decorate and mingle with
community members.
        o Ages 18 and up
        o Evenings and/or weekends. Days and time vary.
        o Events include Parent’s Night Out, Fall Family Festival, Healthy Kids Day, Parade
            Helper etc.
Contact: Vicky Hinds, Volunteer Director, vhinds@seattleymca.org, 425-282-1520.

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Professional Graphic Designer Needed
Are you a professional Graphic Designer who would like to work pro-bono for an organization serving
abused children? If so, we can use your help! We need you to re-design the “Passport” and Map for our
annual fundraiser, the Taste of Main. The time commitment is roughly 25 hours between now and June
and 8 hours the week of August 13th. The Children’s Response Center serves the most severely abused
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children in East and North King County with crisis intervention, counseling, medical and legal advocacy.
To learn more visit www.childrensresponsecenter.org. If you are interested in volunteering please
contact Sally Martinez at 425-467-3390 or sallym2@uw.edu.

Bellevue Kiwanis Monthly Feeding Program:

The Kiwanis Club of Bellevue sponsors a feeding program every third Thursday of the
month at two locations in the City. We use a mix of adult volunteers and high school
Kiwanis Key Club members to effectively run this program for the community. We have
been serving the community with this feeding program for over 15 years and have found it
to be a rewarding, fun time for all who participate! We are looking for volunteers who like
to serve the community and interact with those in need. We serve nutritious meals once a
month at two different Bellevue locations and need volunteers at both:

        City of Bellevue Highland Community Center, 14224 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue
        98007.
        The Center is a "log cabin" building which provides various programs for people of
        all ages with disabilities- we serve up to 60 of these individuals once a month. It is a
        fun social event for all involved. We need adult volunteers on the third Thursday of
        each month (except during the summer months of July, August, and September),
        starting at 4:30 PM until about 7:00 PM. This time includes set up, serving and clean
        up.

        The Salvation Army Bellevue location at 911- 164 Ave NE, 98008.
        The Salvation Army is a nonprofit social service agency that serves the needy in a
        variety of different ways. One of those ways is to provide a feeding program every
        night during the week, and our Club handles one of those nights every third
        Thursday of the month. We serve up to 60-70 families and individuals every month
        and need adults at this location also. We need volunteers at this location from 5:30
        PM until about 7:30 PM.

Lynn Brown at lynnmbrown2003@yahoo.com or cell 206-931-7356.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kiwanis-Club-of-Bellevue-WA/205512402814749


Bellevue Farmer’s Market (Weekly)

Our mission at the Bellevue Farmers Market is to support small family farms by providing a
viable place for them to sell their farm-fresh produce directly to the consumer and provide
a community event for Bellevue that is festive, educational and beneficial.

Our volunteers are an integral part of the market. They help set-up the market in the
morning, flag vehicles and ensure pedestrian safety, and break-down the market. We also
have less physically demanding volunteer positions such as helping at the information
booth (filled in two full shifts or one full shift & two half shifts) and completing What's
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Fresh (this volunteer evaluates what is currently in-season at our market, this helps us to
accurately advertise and communicate the products to our customers).

When? Thursdays (variable shifts from noon to 8:15 pm) and Saturdays (variable shifts
from 7:00 am to 4:15 pm

Tasks include Set-up, Bouncer, Flagger, Information booth, What's Fresh, Hopelink table,
Break-down/Recycling/sweeping

Any questions about volunteering can be directed to me:

Amanda Beers
volunteerbfm@gmail.com
425.985.9457

KidsQuest Children’s Museum’s Annual Spooktacular Halloween Celebration




JOIN US for The Next Fifty AT SEATTLE CENTER!

Become a Next 50 Volunteer and be in the middle of the excitement as we celebrate the
50th Anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair - April 21 – October 21, 2012.

The generous gift of time from people like you helps Seattle Center thrive. Get engaged
today!

We have a host of opportunities for an extraordinary array of exhibits and performances,
speakers and events that will celebrate our past and envision our shared future.

       Exhibit Managers at the Next 50 Pavilion
       Ushers at the Playhouse
       Activity Managers at the Next 50 Activity Tent
       Official greeters and docents at the International Foundation History Pavilion
       IT techs and Webcast interns who will keep us connected to our community and our
        world.

Visit us at http://www.shiftboard.com/thenextfifty/ for more information and to register
today!

Thank you and we’ll see you at The Next Fifty!
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           Marilyn Raichle
           Next Fifty Volunteer Manager
           Seattle Center Foundation
           206.684-8011
           www.seattlecenter.org




Pacific Science Center King Tut Volunteer Ambassador
Pacific Science Center is looking for volunteers to enhance our guests experience during the
highly anticipated exhibit Tutankhamun: The Golden King and The Great Pharaohs. Are you
a friendly, outgoing and energetic person who enjoys interacting with the public? If you
thrive helping people and conversing with guests we want to hear from you!

High volumes of first-time and returning guests are expected to visit Pacific Science Center
while we host this exciting exhibit. Volunteer Ambassadors will play a critical role in
ensuring guests have a positive experience. Please note,King Tut Ambassador Volunteers
will be positioned outside the exhibit in various indoor and outdoor locations around
Pacific Science Center (some cover provided). Volunteers will be on their feet at all times
and must be comfortable working outside.

Pacific Science Center is the last North American destination for Tutankhamun: The Golden
King and The Great Pharaohs. The exhibit will run May 24, 2012 through January 6, 2013.
For more exhibit information please visit here.

Requirements
· 16+ years old
· Pass a criminal background check
· Provide three references (one or more being a professional reference)
· Commit to volunteering for at least 3-months and ideally for minimum of 1 shift per week
· You must be able to work comfortably in exterior conditions and on your feet

Want to Apply?
Complete the volunteer application available here.

Completed applications can be sent to: volunteers@pacsci.org or mailed to:

Attn: Volunteer Program
Pacific Science Center
200 Second Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

Please be sure to note on the application that you are interested in the King Tut
Ambassador volunteer position.
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Natural Resource Week Educators
Training: Early/Late Spring
Natural Resource Week is an outdoor environmental education event for local 4th and 5th grade
students. Each day students rotate through four stations where Natural Resource Week
Educators conduct learning activities on the subjects of forestry, wetlands and wildlife. The City
is looking for interested environmental educators, interpreters and professionals to participate in
this event by donating their time and expertise to teach children about natural resources.

Training Details:
Each Natural Resource Week Educator delivers the same 45-minute presentation to four different
groups of students (groups of 12-16). The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and all Natural
Resource Week Educators are invited to participate on any or all three days. The City will
provide any supplies and assistance needed to put together a 45-minute activity (we encourage
you to develop lesson plans specific to the goals of your organization, however we can provide
lesson plans if you wish). We will also provide refreshments each day you attend.

Must be 18 or older

Desired Qualifications:

       Experience in environmental or science education among elementary school aged
        children.
       Interest and understanding in wetland ecology, wildlife or forestry.
       Desire to work outdoors in varied weather and site conditions.

For more information please call Alexandra DySard at 425-452-4195 or e-mail
ADySard@bellevuewa.gov .



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Jubilee Women’s Center
Cooking for Homeless Women!
Love to cook? Want to help homeless women in your area? Jubilee Women's Center is
looking for volunteer groups to provide a home cooked meal for our 34 residents. You can
help provide comfort and support to women on the path to self-sufficiency. You and your
group of budding chefs will provide the ingredients and cook the meal at an offsite location.
Once perfected, it can be delivered on a Monday or Friday and we will store it for the
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evening when residents get home. Contact Nina at 206-957-5512 or info@jwcenter.org to
sign up! Nina Sundsten [nina@jwcenter.org]

BAS Foundation
The BAS Foundation is looking for volunteers! We are a nonprofit 501 c 3 status organization.
Our mission is to provide ready to eat, healthy food to those who do not have access to a food
bank, and/or cannot leave their home for any emergency reason. These can include the elderly,
disabled, families and individuals affected by drug abuse, and others. Right now we urgently
need volunteers to: Build and/or design a website; Help during various events; Help with editing
and revising documents and much more…. There is something to do for everyone!
This is a great opportunity for students who need some volunteer hours. If interested in
volunteering please contact Sadia, by email basfoundation@hotmail.com or by phone (425) 301
5572.

Care to Shop—Chicken Soup Brigade
Services: We partner with local grocery store chains to facilitate neighborhood food drives each
Saturday of the month in an effort to continue providing nutritious meals and groceries to our
clients.
Volunteer Needs: Individuals or groups (friends, family, coworkers) are stationed at store
entrances where they hand out wish-list fliers to shoppers and encourage them to purchase non-
perishable food items for Chicken Soup Brigade. Volunteers are also present to answer questions
about Lifelong and Chicken Soup Brigade and, most importantly, thank shoppers when they
donate. The Totem Lake QFC Care to Shop takes place on the first Saturday of every month
from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Four volunteers are needed for each shift – the morning shift
(10:00am-12:30pm) and the afternoon shift (12:30-3:00pm). As mentioned, this is the perfect
chance to get outside and spend a couple of hours in the sunshine, working for an important
cause.

Contact:
volunteer@llaa.org
206-957-1776
http://lifelongaidsalliance.org/volunteer
“Lifelong AIDS Alliance is committed to preventing the spread of HIV, and to providing
practical support services and advocating for those who are affected by HIV and AIDS.”


Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle & King County
Services: Nutritionally-balanced, non-perishable emergency food bag are distributed through a
network of 140 partner distribution sites.
Needs: Volunteers are needed on an ongoing basis to help staff our Eastside office and
distribution site (located at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave SE in Bellevue)
Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 2:30pm. Volunteers can sign up for one day per month,
one day per week, or more often to help distribute food to individuals and families in crisis
situations. In addition, volunteer groups are needed to help pack food bags at our Seattle
warehouse located at 2615 S. Jackson St. We are open there Monday through Friday from
9:00am to 5:00pm. Volunteers can also make a real difference by holding food drives on behalf
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of EFP client households in their places of business, schools and places of worship. EFP can
provide “most-needed food lists,” personalized flyers, donation barrels, donation pickup, and any
other support you may need. It’s easy and a great way to help provide food and hope to
struggling local families

Contact:
Brian Anderson, EFP Operations Director
206-329-0300
brian@emergencyfeeding.org.


Food Banks
Will accept court ordered community service with the following restrictions: Will not accept
domestic violence, assault, or sexual crime offenders or theft.
Auburn: 253-804-5696
DesMoines: 206-878-2660
Federal Way: 253-838-6810
Highline: 206-433-9900
Kent: 253-520-3550
Maple Valley: 425-432-8139
Renton: 425-255-5969
Seattle: 206-329-0300
Skyway/Seattle: 206-772-9232
Tukwila: 206-431-8293
White Center: 206-762-2848

Friends of Youth
Services: Friends of Youth delivers a broad range of services to youth and their families to
improve their emotional stability and self-sufficiency. Programs include homeless youth
services, youth and family services and healthy start.
Volunteers are needed to provide meals for homeless youth.

Contact
Cheryl Schnelle
Volunteer Coordinator
16225 NE 87th St. Ste A-8
Redmond, Washington 98052
425-869-6490, ext. 309
425-869-6666 (fax)
cheryl@friendsofyouth.org
www.friendsofyouth.org

Harvest Against Hunger
The South King County Food Coalition, Northwest Harvest, the LDS Cannery in Kent and
Rotary First Harvest have partnered to create, "Yes, we CAN!" a community canning
initiative to benefit the food bank clients of South King County! This project is a great way
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to engage with the fight against the food insecurity and hunger faced by many of our
neighbors.

Since September we have preserved over 30,000lbs of produce that would have otherwise
gone to waste! That's over 50,000 extra cans of highly nutritious food distributed to the
more than 12,000 families who visit our food banks each month.

We are seeking volunteer groups and individuals (must be 16yrs or older) to help keep this
incredible program running. In May, June and July we will be canning on Thursdays and
Fridays from 9am-4:30pm. We can accommodate groups of up to 25 for the 9-1 shift, up to
15 for the 11:30-3:30 shift and 25 for the 12:30-4:30 shift. Get a team together from your
neighborhood, work, school, club or church and feed the hungry!!

Contact Basil Weiner at southking@firstharvest.org or 206-579-6886 for any questions or
to book a work day.


HopeLink
Services: Hopelink in Bellevue (at 14812 Main Street) is dedicated to helping people in need to
make lasting changes in their lives.
Needs: Front Desk: Hopelink relies upon volunteers for such jobs as sorting food in its food
banks; helping adults learn to read, do basic math, study for the GED exams or learn English as a
second language; delivering food to homebound clients; or answering phones and helping with
administrative tasks. Hopelink’s new Kirkland/Northshore center in the Totem Lake
neighborhood is in particular need of volunteers for its new grocery store-style food bank. Our
other centers – Redmond, Bellevue, Shoreline, Carnation – also need help.

Contact
Sheila Sloan-Evans
425.869.6066
volunteer@hope-link.org

Issaquah Food Bank
We provide families with 2-3 days of food every week, we have a clothing bank, emergency
services and the Salvation Army fund.
Donate: Food, clothing and more. Check online to get a list of items you can donate.

Cory Kauk
Director
Phone: (425)392-4123
Email: issaquahfood@aol.com
Webpage: www.issaquahfoodbank.org

Issaquah Sammamish Interfaith Coalition
Needs: looking for volunteers who want to help with a community meal on Saturdays or
Sundays. This community meal project is not just supplying food and preparing it, but taking
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time for fellowship and listening. It is an opportunity for informally getting to know those who
struggle to survive in our area and to offer the gift of presence and a listening ear.

Contact:
Elizabeth Maupin, M.Div.
Issaquah Sammamish Interfaith Coalition
206 453 3903


Lifelong Aids Alliance
The Lifelong AIDS Alliance is committed to preventing the spread of HIV, and to providing
practical support services and advocating for those whose lives are affected by HIV and AIDS.
Services: Lifelong does whatever it takes to improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.
We provide health insurance so that people can get the care they need. We cook and deliver
healthy meals. We ensure that people have a safe place to live. And our caring case managers
help people every step of the way.
Volunteer Opportunities: Food Delivery--deliver groceries to homebound clients in King and
Snohomish counties; Kitchen Volunteer—prepare meals for clients; Warehouse Assistant—
organize meal and grocery bags for delivery and pick-up; Care To Shop Representative—procure
non-perishables from shoppers at local grocery stores for the Chicken Soup Brigade; Pick-Up
Center—distribute meals and groceries to clients; Front Desk Volunteer—greet all incoming
visitors and direct incoming calls; assist with administrative projects; Thrift Store Volunteer;
Special Events. All Lifelong volunteers must maintain strict adherence to client confidentiality
and be comfortable working with people of varying socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual
orientations, and racial diversity.

Contact:
Please visit our website at www.llaa.org/volunteer for more information and to sign up online. If
you have questions, please call the Volunteer Hotline at 206-957-1776.

“Lifelong AIDS Alliance is committed to preventing the spread of HIV, and to providing
practical support services and advocating for those who are affected by HIV and AIDS.”

Nourishing Networks Weekend Food For Kids

We are providing packs of food to 60 kids in Bellevue Junior and Senior High Schools for
them to take home because their family is struggling to put food on the table. Often after
school, no one is home because the parent or parents may be working late. The backpacks
contain microwaveable food in individual servings. We provide 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 3
breakfasts and snacks that can be prepared by the student at home alone.

We will need volunteers to pack the food once each week on Wednesdays from 9-noon at
the Bellevue School District Warehouse. We will also need drivers to deliver the food to the
schools, approximately 10 schools on Thursday each week. In addition, we may need
volunteers to pick up food from various donation sites and deliver to the school warehouse
to be packed.
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Contact: Jan Starr, 425-221-8544
jdstarrs@gmail.com


Overlake Service League

Services: Social service non-profit since 1911, providing emergency financial assistance,
educational grants, food and clothing to Bellevue residents.
Needs: Volunteers for fundraising events and committees, social service activities and
committees, and at our thrift shop in Bellevue Square.

Contact
Lindsay Van Nostrand
425-451-1175
osl@overlakeserviceleague.org

Thrift Shop
Maggie Vergien
425-451-6424

Mayors’ Day of Concern for the Hungry Food Drive
The Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle & King County is recruiting volunteer teams to help
with their annual Mayors’ Day of Concern for the Hungry food drive. Held in September,
Mayors’ Day is an opportunity for your congregation, workplace or youth group to make a real
difference in the lives of hungry families right here in our community. Your team can be the
difference between a family putting food on its table or sending its children to bed hungry.
Volunteer teams commit to staffing a nearby store, handing out flyers at the market’s door asking
that certain nutritional foods be donated. Shoppers then purchase these items, depositing them in
barrels on their way out of the store. EFP provides the flyers, barrel delivery, and donation
pickup. You provide the hearts and hands that will ensure success. For more information, to
register your team, and to reserve the store of your choosing, please contact the Emergency
Feeding Program at 206-329-0300 or visit their website at www.emergencyfeeding.org.

Contact:
Emergency Feeding Program
206-329-0300
www.emergencyfeeding.org.

Renewal Food Bank
Feeding the hungry in East King County in an environment of caring service and dignity.
Established in May of 1998, Renewal Food Bank is located in Bellevue, Washington. We are
part of the Northwest Harvest Hunger Relief Network and a partner agency of Food Lifeline.
Since opening our doors we have fed well over 240,000 individuals and continue to feed
approximately 175-220 families each week.

Hours: Mondays: 9am to 12 noon and 4:30pm to 6:30pm
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        Wednesdays 9am to 12 noon

Needs: Volunteers to staff food bank, occasional packing, drivers and businesses and
organizations to hold food and fund drives throughout the year.

Contact:
2015 Richards Road Bellevue, Bellevue WA 98005
(425) 643-8246, www.RenewalFoodBank.org

Senior Services
Meals on Wheels
Services: Delivery of Meals to homebound seniors, 60+ years old, unable to cook and shop on
their own; and qualifying persons under 60 with disabilities.
Needs: Site Coordinators, Callers, Packers, and Drivers for meal delivery and for our Brochure
Outreach Program needed for Meals on Wheels Programs at 22 sites operating in King County
outside Seattle City limits.

Contact:
Adam Porter
Director
206-727-6242
adamp@seniorservices.org


Sophia Way
Services: Overnight Educational Program for single homeless women. (Intake not drop in)
Providing overnight shelter, life skills, dinner, laundry, showers. Focus on Life Skills Education.
A pathway from life on the street to life in a home - graduate from overnight program
to subsidized housing.
Needs: Volunteers are needed to become part of the organizing team, bring a meal, be a speaker,
aid with fundraising

Contact:
Helen Leuzzi
Executive Director, Sophia Way
Director@SophiaWay.org
425-653-5893

Teen Feed
Services: Teen Feed works with the community to offer support to meet basic needs, build
strong relationships, and ally with homeless youth as they meet their future off the streets.
With the tremendous support of the community, Teen Feed responds to the most basic
needs of homeless youth with three programs: Teen Feed, Street Talk Outreach Program
(STOP), and Service Links for Youth (SLY).
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Volunteer needs: Serve as an Advocate, Meal Team Member (to cook and serve the meals, and
clean the kitchen when done), and more! High school students and church groups are
welcome.

Contact:
Phone: 206.522.4366
Fax: 206.522.3043
info@teenfeed.org
Teen Feed Office
4740 B University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Volunteers of America Food Bank Projects
Greenwood Food Bank Bulk Food Sorting Project
Fourth Thursday of each month | 6:00 pm—8:00 pm
9041 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle 98103
Repackage bulk food, sort food donations—all ages welcome

Greenwood Food Bank Bulk Food Sorting Project
Second Saturday of each Month | 9:00 am—12:00 pm
9041 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle 98103
Repackage bulk food, sort food donations—all ages welcome

Everett Food Bank: Corporate or Church Group Volunteering
Third Saturday of Each Month | 9:00 am—12:00 pm
1230 Broadway, Everett
Work as a team to fill home delivery bags with food for seniors and children & sort food
drive donations

Everett Food Bank Food Sorting Project
Fourth Thursday of each month | 5:30 pm—7:30 pm
1230 Broadway, Everett
Repackage bulk food, sort food donations and decorate senior home delivery bags—all ages
welcome

Everett Food Bank Home Delivery Volunteer Night
First Thursday of each month | 5:30 pm—7:00 pm
1230 Broadway, Everett
Assemble grocery bags for seniors and adults with disabilities and deliver them to directly
to the client in need. One vehicle required plus a buddy. All ages welcome

Space is limited so RSVP today to participate in one or more of these fun group volunteer
projects!

Contact: www.voaww.org or call Erin at : 425-212-2951
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FUNDRAISING/DEVELOPMENT

A Step Up
Services: A Step Up provides childcare assistance to working families trapped between low
income and self-sufficiency as well as income budget counseling based on the self-sufficiency
standard.
Volunteer Needs: A Step Up is recruiting volunteers for a fundraising team in order to help raise
funds and awareness for our cause. We are also looking for potential board members for
volunteers that would like to make a stronger commitment to our cause.

Contact
Katie Walsh (President)
astepup_nonprofit@yahoo.com
425-443-8330
http://astepup-nonprofit.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound
Services: We match caring adults with children in one-to-one mentoring relationships. Getting
together is a great time for both Bigs and Littles. It doesn’t require a special occasion or
expensive activities; just a few times every month sharing simple things together that they both
already enjoy. Bigs vary in age, gender, professions and interests. Littles are kids who could
greatly benefit from additional adult guidance.
Needs: Volunteers are needed to serve as Big Brothers or Big Sisters, service is 3-4x per month
and we ask for a 1 year commitment. We also have several opportunities for volunteers to help
us with special events such as fundraisers. These opportunities are always a lot of fun and help
our organization out immensely.

Contact: To get immediate help with an inquiry about working with youth, or helping at an
event, please contact: Veronica.Abraham@bbbs.org, (206) 402-9162, or visit www.bbbsps.org.


Children’s Response Center—Downtown Bellevue
Services: CRC serves child victims of sexual assault, trauma and child abuse on the Eastside.
Needs: Special Events Committee members, Support for Fundraiser, Write newsletter articles,
Quarterly Newsletter Editor; Evening Receptionist, Staff Resource Tables at Community
Fairs, Office help, Advisory Board members.

Contact:
Sally Martinez
Community Affairs Director
425-467-3390
http://www.childrensresponsecenter.org/
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Eastside Academy
Services: Provides programs for at-risk youth
Needs: Volunteers for events, fundraisers, mentors for at risk youth.
CAN PROVIDE VOLUNTEERS—translation services & job shadowing

Contact:
Jeremy Echols
jeremye@eastsideacademy.org

Elder and Adult Day Services
Elder and Adult Day Services has a great need for your skills and talents. If you sing, play a
musical instrument, sew, dance, or have other interests that entertain a group of seniors who are
frail and adults with disabilities we would welcome you to pay us a visit. Job Site: Elder and
Adult Day Services; 12831 NE 21st Place; Bellevue, WA 98005. Age: 18 on up

Special Call: Volunteer Marketing Assistant
This intern will gain experience in fund development, public relations, planning and
implementing events, developing marketing materials, working directly with community
resources, inputting data, and managing volunteers. To Apply: Email or mail the following
items to Jeff Bradt (jbradt@eads-cares.org) by April 15, 2010: Cover Letter, Resume, Two
letters of reference from individuals not related to you.

Contact:
206.859.5705
jbradt@eads-cares.org

Faith in Action - Supporting Senior Independence
Services: Faith in Action - Supporting Senior Independence is an agency that helps the elderly in
the greater Issaquah, Sammamish and Snoqualmie Valley communities. Nearly all of our
services are carried out by volunteers.
Volunteer Opportunities
Help with fund-raising events, and with special projects. Scheduled periodically, as needed.

Contact
Claire Petersky
claire@faithinaction4seniors.org
(425) 369-9120
1121 228th Avenue SE, Sammamish WA 98075
www.faithinaction4seniors.org

Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Washington
Services: Provides programs and services for children and teens with Autism
Reach For The Stars Development Committee—We are looking for new members for our
committee - anyone who has a passion for this cause and can contribute in anyway (either by
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procuring, reaching corporate donors or event coordination). The development Committee has
basic responsibility for overseeing and advising FEAT's overall fundraising activities.
Responsibilities include:
     sending out relevant materials as requested by the general public and the auction
        committee
     General administrative support to the auction committee and be a member of a specific
        working group within the committee
     Recruit key volunteer leadership and solicitors for FEAT's fundraising campaigns.

To join our Reach For The Stars Development Committee please contact FEAT Executive
Director Arzu Forough.

Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Washington
phone: 425 223 5126
fax: 425 502 9310

Kirkland Arts Center
Services: Provides visual art classes, exhibitions, and community events

Needs: Assistance in classes, administrative offices, gallery, outreach programs, ceramics studio,
design and web updates, mailings, yard work etc. Volunteers are the foundation of the Kirkland
Arts Center. KAC welcomes volunteers of all interests and backgrounds to learn and interact
with artists, educators, and other volunteers in a fun, informal, and educational environment.

Business Development Manager Intern

Evaluation Manager Intern
Retail Marketing Manager Intern
Community Development Manager Intern
Marketing Manager Intern
Fundraising Campaign Manager Volunteer
Grant Writer Volunteer
Prospect Research Volunteer


Contact:
cshainin@kirklandartscenter.org
425.822.7161 x 103

620 Market Street
Kirkland, WA 98033
www.kirklandartscenter.org

Overlake Service League
Services: Social service non-profit since 1911, providing emergency financial assistance,
educational grants, food and clothing to Bellevue residents.
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Needs: Volunteers for fundraising events and committees, social service activities and
committees, and at our thrift shop in Bellevue Square.

Contact
Lindsay Van Nostrand
425-451-1175
osl@overlakeserviceleague.org

Seattle Humane Society
Services: Adoption services, pet food delivery to seniors and community member that are living
with HIV or AIDS, pet loss support group, dog boarding, dog training classes, spa, and more.
Needs: Volunteers to help with Adoptions, Grooming, Animal Care, Foster Care, Fundraising,
Special Events and more. All volunteers must also be 18 years of age to volunteer on campus,
but opportunities exist for children to contribute. Accepts court ordered workers.

Contact:
Maureen Walsh Lull
Volunteer Services Manager
volunteers@seattlehumane.org
425-649-7557
Sign up for an orientation online at www.seattlehumane.org

Sophia Way
Services: Overnight Educational Program for single homeless women. (Intake not drop in)
Providing overnight shelter, life skills, dinner, laundry, showers. Focus on Life Skills Education.
A pathway from life on the street to life in a home - graduate from overnight program
to subsidized housing.
Needs: Volunteers are needed to become part of the organizing team, bring a meal, be a speaker,
aid with fundraising

Contact:
Helen Leuzzi
Executive Director, Sophia Way
Director@SophiaWay.org
425-653-5893

Starlight Children's Foundation Northwest
Services: Supports seriously ill children and their families
Needs: Assist in the production of Starlight Children’s Foundation’s large fundraising
events and various turn-key events throughout the year. Specific duties may include the
following: creating and/or distributing event promotional materials, soliciting donations,
day of event attendance and job duties, word processing and general office administration.

Contact:
Tami Gibb
Volunteer Coordinator
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tami@starlight-Northwest.org
(425) 861-7827 x104


Washington Women In Need (WWIN)
Services: Provides financial assistance to low income women in Washington for health care
(physical, dental, vision, hearing), mental health counseling and education. No walk-in service.
Volunteer needs: Opportunities to provide administrative and clerical office support, filing,
mailings, computer data entry, answer phones and making client contact calls. Participation in
annual fundraising events as table host or event planning and support activities. Website
development and data entry skills, see website for details.
Donations Accepted: Financial contributions can be made on the website or by telephone and
mail.

Contact:
425 451 8838
wwininfo@wawomeninneed.org
www.wawomeninneed.org


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GRANT WRITING

CAIR-WA
 CAIR-WA seeks highly motivated volunteer grant writer who has a passion for CAIR's work of
defending civil liberties, fighting bigotry, empowering the American Muslim community,
creating mutual understanding and building coalitions. All positions are unpaid. College,
school, or community service credit can be arranged during first week of academic term.

Contact:
cairwavolunteer@cair.com

Kirkland Arts Center
Services: Provides visual art classes, exhibitions, and community events

Needs: Assistance in classes, administrative offices, gallery, outreach programs, ceramics studio,
design and web updates, mailings, yard work etc. Volunteers are the foundation of the Kirkland
Arts Center. KAC welcomes volunteers of all interests and backgrounds to learn and interact
with artists, educators, and other volunteers in a fun, informal, and educational environment.

Grant Writer Volunteer

Contact:
cshainin@kirklandartscenter.org
425.822.7161 x 103
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620 Market Street
Kirkland, WA 98033
www.kirklandartscenter.org



GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Bellevue, City of
Botanical Garden
Services: Community garden
Needs: There are opportunities for volunteers of all ages and levels of expertise including
horticultural assistants, plant photographers, working in the gift shop or helping organize and
staff special events, or working as a docent. Work with Garden staff or interns to plant, prune,
create and maintain paths, and detail the garden. Tuesday or Thursday mornings, 9 – 11 AM.

Contact:
Lisa Scott
425-452-2750
lscott@bellevuewa.gov.

Bellevue, City of
Crossroads Community Center
Services: Recreation programs
Needs: Volunteers to help out with seasonal special events.

Contact:
Vicki Drake
425-452-4874.

Bellevue, City of
Events
Services: Community Events
Needs: Volunteers and groups to assist with events

Contact:
Pam Myers, Recreation Coordinator
pmyers@bellevuewa.gov
NWAC@bellevuewa.gov
KelseyCreek@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
Natural Resource Division
Services: Provides opportunities for environmental stewardship during Stewardship Saturday and
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Eco Friday Events, Arbor Day/Earth Day Events, the Master Naturalist Training Program, and
Service Learning and Scout Leadership Projects.
Needs: Parks stewards, docents or naturalists, hosts for visitor centers, Stewardship Saturday and
Eco Friday volunteers. Volunteers help plant native plants, restore wildlife habitats and renovate
trails throughout the city.

Contact:
Alexandra DySard
Parks_Stewardship@bellevuewa.gov
425-452-4195


Cheerful Givers
Services: This group assembles and delivers birthday bags to children living in poverty for the
purpose of boosting their self-esteem, enhancing their self-worth and strengthening family
bonds.
Needs: Volunteers for community bag-stuffing events. Volunteers can get involved with
Cheerful Givers by sponsoring their own birthday-bag-making event – they just need to recruit a
group of coworkers, friends, teammates, etc; buy cute little toys; and have fun assembling bags!

Contact:
http://cheerfulgivers.org/washington.

EarthCorps
Services Provided: Environmental restoration volunteer events within Puget Sound area,
community outreach & education
Volunteer Needs: Projects are scheduled every weekend; individuals and groups are welcome to
sign up. Projects often involve removing native plants, planting native plants, spreading mulch
and light erosion control.

Contact:
Chris LaPointe
Volunteer Program Manager
chris@earthcorps.org
or sign up online at http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php


Eastside Domestic Violence Program
Service: Direct service to women, children and families in crisis
Needs: Volunteers to work with clients and Development Office assistance

Contact:
Rachel Olson
Volunteer Program Coordinator
rachelo@edvp.org
425-562-8840 ext. 229
www.edvp.org.
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Lisa Arnold
Special Events Manager
lisaa@edvp.org
425-562-8840 ext. 239
www.edvp.org.

Kelly Becker
Development Director
kellyb@edvp.org
Telephone: 425-562-8840 ext. 253


Friends of the Cedar River Watershed Wildlife Habitat Restoration and Cedar & River
Salmon Journey
Services: The mission of FCRW is to inspire conservation and protection of a healthy Cedar
River Watershed through restoration, education, and stewardship. The Cedar River Watershed
stretches from the Cascade Mountains to the southern shores of Lake Washington. It supplies
most of King County residents with clean drinking water, supports the largest run of sockeye
salmon outside of Alaska, and serves as a wildlife sanctuary for threatened and endangered
wildlife. Volunteers help us achieve our mission by planting trees, repairing hiking trails, and
becoming Cedar River Salmon Journey Naturalists.
Needs: Habitat Restoration Program runs throughout the year. Projects include planting trees,
clearing invasive weeds, repairing wetlands, restoring salmon spawning streams, and improving
hiking trails. Cedar River Salmon Journey, a volunteer Naturalist program takes place in the fall.
Training provided. Space may be limited based on the project.

Contact:
Nisa Karimi
Stewardship & Volunteer Coordinator
Friends of the Cedar River Watershed
www.cedarriver.org
206.297.8141


Green Kirkland Partnership
Natural Areas Restoration
Services: The mission of the Green Kirkland Partnership is “To conserve and sustain natural
areas for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future generations.” Most of our volunteer
stewardship activities include the removal of invasive plant species, mulching with wood chips,
and planting with native trees and other plants. Information on our program and a list of current
volunteer opportunities with contact information is available at www.greenkirkland.org. Events
occur in Kirkland parks and are led either by staff, contractors, or trained and authorized
volunteer Green Kirkland Stewards.
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We typically have several volunteer events a month and welcome volunteer participation in any
of these events. Most events are scheduled for Saturday mornings; however, we also offer
regular weekday activities. We try to make our projects fun and interesting, and no experience
or ongoing commitment are required. Minors under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by
an adult. Youth 14 to 17 years should be accompanied by an adult, or bring a signed waiver
form, or a parent/guardian to sign you in. Youth waiver forms can be obtained in advance from
the www.greenkirkland.org.

Groups can arrange for a private volunteer event.

Contact:
Sharon Rodman
Education & Outreach Specialist, Green Kirkland Partnership
Phone: (425) 587-3305 greenkirkland@kirklandwa.gov

Habitat for Humanity of East King County
Services: Affordable housing provider.
Needs: Volunteers to aid in housing construction and more.


Contact: Andy Varyu
andyv@habitatekc.org
425.869.6007 x247
Volunteer Services and AmeriCorps Program Manager
Habitat for Humanity of East King County
16315 NE 87th St. Ste. B-5
Redmond, WA 98073

Harvest Against Hunger
The South King County Food Coalition, Northwest Harvest, the LDS Cannery in Kent and
Rotary First Harvest have partnered to create, "Yes, we CAN!" a community canning
initiative to benefit the food bank clients of South King County! This project is a great way
to engage with the fight against the food insecurity and hunger faced by many of our
neighbors.

Since September we have preserved over 30,000lbs of produce that would have otherwise
gone to waste! That's over 50,000 extra cans of highly nutritious food distributed to the
more than 12,000 families who visit our food banks each month.

We are seeking volunteer groups and individuals (must be 16yrs or older) to help keep this
incredible program running. In May, June and July we will be canning on Thursdays and
Fridays from 9am-4:30pm. We can accommodate groups of up to 25 for the 9-1 shift, up to
15 for the 11:30-3:30 shift and 25 for the 12:30-4:30 shift. Get a team together from your
neighborhood, work, school, club or church and feed the hungry!!
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Contact Basil Weiner at southking@firstharvest.org or 206-579-6886 for any questions or
to book a work day.


Jubilee REACH Center
Services: Family support services.
Needs: Volunteers for a wide range of programs in Lake Hills

Contact: volunteer@jubileereach.org 425-749-3840

King Conservation District
Services: The King Conservations mission is to promote sustainable uses of natural resources
through responsible stewardship. We have many stream and wetland restoration projects
throughout King County that improve salmon and wildlife habitat, protect water and air quality,
and enhance native plant communities.
Needs: The King Conservation District invites you to participate in a variety of natural resource
conservation projects where you will learn about restoring streams and wetlands, using native
plants to restore native plant communities and engineering techniques to enhance fish and
wildlife habitat. These opportunities are either on project sites throughout King County or at our
native plant nursery in Renton where you can help us grow native plants for our restoration
projects. These projects are all productive, fun and educational! No experience or ongoing
commitment required, we have several volunteer events a month so come join us for one or all.
Events are typically Fridays and Saturdays. For more information or to sign-up for one of these
events visit our web site at www.kingcd.org or email volunteer@kingcd.org.
Note: We accept all ages (under 14 must be accompanied by and adult), groups of 10 or more
can arrange for a private volunteer event, court ordered community service accepted, and Eagle
Scout project possibilities.

Contact:
Adam Jackson, Volunteer Coordinator
King Conservation District
Phone: (425) 282-1908
Cell: (206) 890-4722
volunteer@kingcd.org

King County Parks and Recreation Division
Services: Provides a variety of recreational and parks related programs county-wide
Needs: All kinds of volunteers for Parks programs

Contact:
Laurie L Clinton
Volunteer Program Coordinator
206-296-4452
Laurie.Clinton@kingcounty.gov

Museum of Flight
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Services: Museum
Needs: Volunteers to assist with programs and events.

Contact:
Carol Thomson
Volunteer Coordinator
206.768.7179
Fax 206.764.5707
volunteers@museumofflight.org

Nature Consortium Environmental Restoration
We have volunteer work parties every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10a-2p. Anyone is
welcome, no experience is necessary, and we provide tools, gloves, snacks, and a water jug.
During the work parties we perform a variety of restoration activities, such as removing invasive
species, planting native trees, mulching-previously planted areas, and more. During many of our
large work parties we have local musicians come out & perform in the woods as we work. We
ask volunteers to sign up at least 24 hours in advance as our location is subject to change.
Contact: volunteer@naturec.org, 206.923.0853, or sign up online: www.naturec.org/volunteer.

Outdoors for All
Services: Outdoor recreation programs for children and adults with disabilities
Needs: Volunteers are needed to help children and adults with disabilities enjoy outdoor seasonal
activities. Instructors, guides, lodge chaperones, van drivers, rock climbing instructors, cycling
techs and more.

Contact:
206-838-6030

Overlake Service League
Services: Social service non-profit since 1911, providing emergency financial assistance,
educational grants, food and clothing to Bellevue residents.
Needs: Volunteers for fundraising events and committees, social service activities and
committees, and at our thrift shop in Bellevue Square.

Contact
Lindsay Van Nostrand
425-451-1175 osl@overlakeserviceleague.org

Thrift Shop
Maggie Vergien
425-451-6424

Stewardship Saturdays
Stewardship Saturdays are community volunteer events held one Saturday each month at park
locations around the city. These events provide citizens the opportunity to participate in the
stewardship and care of our City’s park resources and including invasive species mitigation and
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planting projects. Groups are welcome and invited. Children, supervised by their parents are
welcome as well.

Contact:
Alex Dysard
425-452-4195

Surrey Downs Cares
Services: Neighbors helping neighbors with repairs & clean up.

Contact:
Steve Hall
stevehall_irm@msn.com
Cell Phone: 206-595-5109

Volunteers for Outdoor Washington
Services: VOW trains our volunteers to be stewards of the environment. We partner with land
managers to build trails, restore habitat, and preserve Washington State's rich heritage.
Needs: Volunteers for trail construction and maintenance projects

Contact:
Richard Botts
Board Vice President
425 227 0431
info@trailvolunteers.org
http://www.trailvolunteers.org/

Volunteer Chore Services
Services: Provides support to homebound and low-income residents
Needs: Volunteers one on one in-home volunteers to do chores. Volunteers under 16 must have a
parent present.

Contact:
Adria Briehl
East VCS Coordinator 
Issaquah Meals Coordinator
425-679-0342
adriab@ccsww.org

Volunteers of America Food Bank Projects
Greenwood Food Bank Bulk Food Sorting Project
Fourth Thursday of each month | 6:00 pm—8:00 pm
9041 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle 98103
Repackage bulk food, sort food donations—all ages welcome

Greenwood Food Bank Bulk Food Sorting Project
Second Saturday of each Month | 9:00 am—12:00 pm
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9041 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle 98103
Repackage bulk food, sort food donations—all ages welcome

Everett Food Bank: Corporate or Church Group Volunteering
Third Saturday of Each Month | 9:00 am—12:00 pm
1230 Broadway, Everett
Work as a team to fill home delivery bags with food for seniors and children & sort food
drive donations

Everett Food Bank Food Sorting Project
Fourth Thursday of each month | 5:30 pm—7:30 pm
1230 Broadway, Everett
Repackage bulk food, sort food donations and decorate senior home delivery bags—all ages
welcome

Everett Food Bank Home Delivery Volunteer Night
First Thursday of each month | 5:30 pm—7:00 pm
1230 Broadway, Everett
Assemble grocery bags for seniors and adults with disabilities and deliver them to directly
to the client in need. One vehicle required plus a buddy. All ages welcome

Space is limited so RSVP today to participate in one or more of these fun group volunteer
projects!

Contact: www.voaww.org or call Erin at : 425-212-2951

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HEALTH SERVICES

American Cancer Society

Contact:
Aimee Martin
Community Relationship Manager
American Cancer Society, Great West Division, Inc.
Direct: 206-674-6114
Cell: 425-221-5060
Fax: 206-674-4138

Seattle Children's Hospital
Volunteer Office Hours
Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Sunday: Closed

Contact:
Phone: 206-987-2155

Crisis Clinic
Crisis Line
Services: Crisis line is a 24/7 telephone crisis intervention line
operated by volunteers.
Needs: You must be at least 21 years of age to volunteer on the Crisis Line.
Potential volunteers are professionally trained by our clinical staff to
provide immediate and confidential telephone support to people in crisis
situations and to those who are simply emotionally overwhelmed by their
current situation in life. Volunteers serve a four hour shift once per week after completing 56
hours of training. As a volunteer on Crisis Line you are the clinic's
ears and voice in helping people overcome crisis. Our staff of mental
health professionals is there to assist you in doing the work of a
crisis interventionist. You are never alone on the phone. Crisis Clinic
trains new volunteers five times a year.

Contact:
Volunteer Services
volunteerservices@crisisclinic.org
206-461-3210, ext 697
www.crisisclinic.org


Elder and Adult Day Services
Services: Day health services for frail seniors and adults with disabilities. We offer a wide
variety of therapeutic programs: occupational therapy, social services, care provided by a
registered nurse, as well as a variety of therapeutic activities. Lunch is provided and we help
arrange transportation.
Needs: Volunteers to help during lunch time prep, serving meals, and helping with cleanup;
volunteers to help our participants with therapeutic activities; volunteers to help pick up our
lunches from Overlake Hospital and deliver them to our center in Bellevue. (All of these
volunteer opportunities are offered Monday through Friday).

Contact:
206.859.5705
jbradt@eads-cares.org

Evergreen Healthcare
Volunteer Services
Services: Volunteers assist in hospital
Needs: A wide variety of opportunities
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Contact:
Marcia Long, Manager
Volunteer Services
425-899-2001
mllong@evergreenhealthcare.org
On-line volunteer application available: www.evergreenhealthcare.org, Support Evergreen,
Auxiliary-Volunteer, Volunteer Application.

Evergreen Hospice and Palliative Care
Evergreen Hospice and Palliative Care has an ongoing need for compassionate volunteers who
are willing to visit patients in their homes to provide companionship, light household help, life
review, or respite for the primary caregiver. We serve patients throughout King and Snohomish
counties and the volunteers are assigned to patients in their own neighborhoods. Volunteers
complete approximately 25 hours of comprehensive training so they will feel confident when
they meet their first patient and family. Please visit our website to complete an application:
http://www.evergreenhospital.org/body.cfm?id=54

Contact:
Criss East, Coordinator
Evergreen Hospice Volunteers
North & South Teams
cmeast@evergreenhealthcare.org
425-899-1049

The Hope Heart Institute
Services: The Hope Heart Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Bellevue, Washington
dedicated to serving humanity through cardiovascular research and education. We engage
volunteers through our outreach and educational programs that help individuals and communities
adopt healthier practices and lifestyle habits to reduce their risk of developing heart disease.
Volunteer Needs: Volunteer Positions include: Outreach Advocate Team Leads, Community
Outreach Advocates, Educational Outreach Advocates, Health & Wellness Support, and Hope
Heart Volunteers (internal administration support). We also actively recruit Health Science
students, Spanish speakers that can communicate the importance of a heart-healthy lifestyle to
Latina communities, and much more!

Contact Info:
Joie Hsu, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
jhsu@hopeheart.org or 425-456-8751

Providence Marianwood
Services: Not for profit, skilled nursing facility. We provide the following services: Special Care
Dementia Unit, Sub-Acute Unit, Long Term Care Units, Respite Care and Hospice. Within these
areas we provide full service Nursing, Therapeutic Recreation, Rehab, Dietary, Social Work and
Pastoral Care programs.

Needs:
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Group Activity Assistant, Dining Room Assistant, Dining Room Hostess/Host, clerical. Other
opportunities include Nurturing 1:1—visiting with a resident; Pampered Hands—Assisting
residents with age related painful hands to soak in warm scented water and apply lotion; Leisure
Cart—Assisting short term stay patients by operating a recreation cart and offering leisure
materials; Pastoral Care—Spiritual supportive visits; and the Providence Marianwood
Auxiliary—Volunteers run the Gift Nook which provides funds to the Marianwood Foundation.
Training and staff supervision provided for all volunteer positions. Teens & Eagle Scout
projects welcome.

Contact:
Diane L. Bixler ACC, RRT,
Therapeutic Recreation/Volunteer Coordinator
Operational Excellence Green Belt/Change Facilitator
425-391-2827
diane.bixler@providence.org
www.providencemarianwood.org

Puget Sound Blood Center
Services: Nonprofit regional resource providing blood and tissue services
Needs: Volunteers to help care for donors before and after their blood donation and to
make appointment reminder calls. An application is available online at
www.psbc.org/volunteers. A minimum commitment of 2 shifts per month for 6 months is
preferred. Donor Scheduling Volunteer - make reminder and thank you calls to our donors
before and after their blood donation appointments. Volunteers need to have basic
computer skills, fluency in English, and feel comfortable speaking over the telephone. This
role makes a huge impact on our community’s blood supply! Hours can either be mornings
or afternoons, with some flexibility in scheduling between 9am and 4pm, Monday –
Thursday and is located at our Bellevue Donor Center, downtown Bellevue. Donor Monitor
and Registration Volunteers at our Bellevue Donor Center & Mobile Blood Drives – register
and care for donors before and after their donations at our Bellevue Center and Blood
Drives in Bellevue, Sammamish, Issaquah and North Bend. Shifts are primarily between
the hours of 9am and 8pm, Monday – Saturday. Volunteers pick which sites and shifts
work best for them. This is a fun way to explore the community, and save lives by caring
for blood donors. We are especially looking for volunteers who will register volunteers and
are available weekdays.

Contact:
Colette Glenn
Volunteer Services Coordinator
Cell: (425) 894-5099
Email: ColetteG@psbc.org

Sea Mar Community Health Centers
Services: Sea Mar Community Health Centers, founded in 1978, is a community-based
organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health and human services in
Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity,
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immigration status, gender, or sexual preference, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea
Mar’s network of services includes more than 50 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics
and centers, and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services.
Volunteer Opportunities: Sea Mar offers a variety of volunteer positions, including
administrative assistants, health education assistants, dental assistants, childcare assistants,
recreation therapy assistants, outreach assistants, and pharmacy assistants. To see a current list of
opportunities, please visit: http://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/OD?FROM=25455

Contact:
Volunteer Coordinator
volunteer@seamarchc.org
206.764.8040.
www.seamar.org

Washington Women In Need (WWIN)
Services: Provides financial assistance to low income women in Washington for health care
(physical, dental, vision, hearing), mental health counseling and education. No walk-in service.
Volunteer needs: Opportunities to provide administrative and clerical office support, filing,
mailings, computer data entry, answer phones and making client contact calls. Participation in
annual fundraising events as table host or event planning and support activities. Website
development and data entry skills, see website for details.
Donations Accepted: Financial contributions can be made on the website or by telephone and
mail.

Contact:
425 451 8838
wwininfo@wawomeninneed.org
www.wawomeninneed.org


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HOLIDAY

City of Bellevue, Senior Advisory Board
The North Bellevue Community Center Senior Advisory Board is looking for volunteers to
help gift wrap for the holiday season at Crossroads Shopping Center. Starting November
30th and running through Christmas Eve, wrappers are needed. If able to help, please
contact Darrion Spratley, Community Services Program Coordinator at North Bellevue.
Phone: 452-7681 email: dspratley@bellevuewa.gov.

Children’s Response Center
Adopt-A-Family: Thanksgiving Dinner Program 2012
The Children’s Response Center in Bellevue serves children in North and East King County
under the age of 18 who have experienced severe abuse, trauma or child crimes. We are
looking for generous assistance from the community to provide Thanksgiving meal GIFT
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CARDS to local grocery stores for most needy families served by the Center. If you would
like to adopt a family for Thanksgiving, please email Sally Martinez, Community Affairs
Coordinator, at sallym2@u.washington.edu. Or call at (425) 467-3390. For more
information about our organization visit www.childrensresponsecenter.org

Children’s Response Center
Adopt-A-Family: Holiday Giving Program 2012
The Children’s Response Center in Bellevue serves children in North and East King County
under the age of 18 who have experienced severe abuse, trauma or child crimes. We are
looking for generous assistance from the community to provide holiday gifts, grocery gift
cards, and goodwill for our very low, and low-income families served by the Center. If you
would like to adopt a family, please email Sally Martinez, Community Affairs Coordinator,
at sallym2@u.washington.edu. Or call at (425) 467-3390. For more information about our
organization visit www.childrensresponsecenter.org




HOMELESS

ARCH (A Regional Coalition for Housing)
Services: Assist cities and King County with developing and implementing programs to provide
affordable housing in East King County. Provide information to persons looking for affordable
housing within East King County.
Needs: ARCH has a citizen advisory board that provides input on use of city funds made
available for affordable housing, and input on other affordable housing initiatives by member
jurisdictions.

Contact:
Arthur Sullivan
Program Manager
415-861-3677
asullivan@bellevuewa.gov

Birthday Dreams
Birthday Dreams is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing birthday parties to homeless
children and foster children living in group homes. Join us as we bring smiles to the faces of the
disadvantaged children around Puget Sound. Every child deserves a birthday!
Birthday Dreams is a volunteer and donation driven organization. We can’t do what we do
without you! You can help by:
     Donating a complete Birthday-in-a-Box.
     Donating items for an on-site party or a Birthday-in-a-Box.
     Cash donations.
     Volunteer at a party.
     Volunteer collection and/or delivery of a Birthday-in-a-Box.
     Organize a party supply drive at your place of business or church.
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     Be a party coordinator
Contact:
Chris Spahn [chris@birthdaydreams.org]
http://www.birthdaydreams.org/

Congregations for the Homeless
Services: Overnight housing for homeless eastside; Shelters rotate between eastside churches.
Needs: Life coaches, mentors, physicians, attorneys, career trainers, life skills trainers and more.
Congregations for the Homeless is also looking for a volunteer to write grants to underwrite
additional services needed to help move men from homelessness to housing. Donations
welcome.

Contact:
Stacey Witte- Volunteer coordinator
Congregations for the Homeless
staceyw@cfhomeless.org
(425) 765-1782

Friends of Youth
Services: Friends of Youth delivers a broad range of services to youth and their families to
improve their emotional stability and self-sufficiency. Programs include homeless youth
services, youth and family services and healthy start.
Volunteers are needed to support our shelters for homeless and transitional youth.

Contact
Cheryl Schnelle
Volunteer Coordinator
16225 NE 87th St. Ste A-8
Redmond, Washington 98052
425-869-6490, ext. 309
425-869-6666 (fax)
cheryl@friendsofyouth.org
www.friendsofyouth.org

Habitat for Humanity of East King County
Services: Affordable housing provider.
Needs: Volunteers to aid in housing construction and more.

Contact: Andy Varyu
andyv@habitatekc.org
425.869.6007 x247
Volunteer Services and AmeriCorps Program Manager
Habitat for Humanity of East King County
16315 NE 87th St. Ste. B-5
Redmond, WA 98073
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Issaquah Sammamish Interfaith Coalition
Needs: Looking for people ready to put energy into creating a winter shelter in Issaquah.

Contact:
Elizabeth Maupin, M.Div.
Issaquah Sammamish Interfaith Coalition
206 453 3903

Jubilee Services
Program Description: Jubilee Services was organized exclusively for charitable and service
purposes. Jubilee Services connects resources, both financial and human, in the form of
donation of skills, financial donations, and grants for serving schools, parks, and residents of
Bellevue. Participants in the service project are a coalition of local Bellevue churches, residents,
and the local business community leaders who share the common goal of improving their local
community. Projects include Home2Home, Home makeovers & Remodels and Jubilee Work
Day

Contact:
Gary King
425-454-3085 ext. 3206

Jubilee Seattle Women’s Center
Founded in 1983, Jubilee Women’s Center provides transitional housing and support services to
34 homeless and low-income women. We are seeking volunteers to provide community meals,
volunteer in the front office, help out in our yard and garden, or assist homeless and low-income
women as they shop in our free clothing boutique. Contact Nina at (206) 957-5512 or
nina@jwcenter.org for more info!


Contact
Nina Sundsten
nina@jwcenter.org

Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing
Services: KITH assists individuals and families on the Eastside who are facing a homelessness
crisis by providing housing and services to help families become stable and self-sufficient.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities: Adopt – A – Family, and Adopt – An – Apartment, Trades
People such as Plumber, Electrician, Roofer, Property Maintenance, Yard Cleaning, Painting,
Office Assistance, and Event Volunteers. Donations are also welcome and current needs are
listed at: www.kithcares.org

Contact:
Jan Dickerman, Executive Director KITH
425-576-9531 x 101
Jand@kithcares.org
www.kithcares.org
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Open Hearth Ministries
Services: Immediate shelter in motels for homeless families with children who lived in East
Pierce County prior to their homelessness.
Volunteer Needs: Visitors for families in the motels and screeners to take the phone calls from
families.

Contact
Bev Cascio, Chair, Open Hearth Ministries
253.862.7132

Partners 4 Housing
Partners4Housing’s vision is a nation where all people with disabilities have access to affordable
housing and the support they need to live their best life.
info@partners4housing.com

Sophia Way
Services: Overnight Educational Program for single homeless women. (Intake not drop in)
Providing overnight shelter, life skills, dinner, laundry, showers. Focus on Life Skills Education.
A pathway from life on the street to life in a home - graduate from overnight program
to subsidized housing.
Needs: Volunteers are needed to become part of the organizing team, bring a meal, be a speaker,
aid with fundraising

Contact:
Helen Leuzzi
Executive Director, Sophia Way
Director@SophiaWay.org
425-653-5893

Teen Feed
Services: Teen Feed works with the community to offer support to meet basic needs, build
strong relationships, and ally with homeless youth as they meet their future off the streets.
With the tremendous support of the community, Teen Feed responds to the most basic
needs of homeless youth with three programs: Teen Feed, Street Talk Outreach Program
(STOP), and Service Links for Youth (SLY).
Volunteer needs: Serve as an Advocate, Meal Team Member (to cook and serve the meals, and
clean the kitchen when done), and more! High school students and all faith communities
are welcome.

Contact:
Phone: 206.522.4366
Fax: 206.522.3043
info@teenfeed.org
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Teen Feed Office
4740 B University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Vision House
Services: Vision House provides transitional housing and support services primarily to homeless
mothers and their children, and separately to homeless men recovering from drug and alcohol
addiction, helping them achieve independence and self-sufficiency.
Needs: Outdoor and indoor maintenance, childcare workers, office support, donation sorting

Contact
Kristi Slattery, Volunteer Coordinator
425.228.6356
kristis@vision-house.org
www.vision-house.org

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Bellevue, City of
Cultural Diversity Program
Services: The Cultural Diversity program uses volunteers to help set up and coordinate
community events such as Conversations About Race and Culture, Cultural Arts performances
and media panels.
Needs: help with event promotion by communicating with media and the public through the
internet and at public events. We can also use volunteers to research cultural and social topics on
the internet and communicate via email and by phone with non profits, community groups,
agencies and businesses. Volunteers can also assist the program by designing flyers and other
promotional materials. Strong communication and knowledge of the OUTLOOK, WORD,
EXCEL, PAGEMAKER and graphic design helpful.

Contact
Kevin Henry
425-452-7886

Bellevue College Literacy Program
Volunteers work in Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes with adult learners of all ages seeking
to improve their reading, writing, and math skills or in English as a Second Language (ESL)
classes, with immigrants and refugees learning English. Volunteers assist instructors in the
classroom with student needs and provide support and encouragement. Volunteers are asked to
commit to 2-4 hours per week for an academic year. During this time volunteers receive training
and on-going support and direction from the teachers and staff in the program. Volunteer assist
teachers in the classroom with small group tutoring or conversation groups, one to one tutoring,
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or assistance with basic computer skills. We also need volunteers willing to help for one day
events such as student assessment, student registration, end of year graduation, and other special
events.


For more information:
Call Elaine Nutter at 425-564-2349
Email address: elaine.nutter@bellevuecollege.edu

CAIR WA
Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR, seeks highly motivated volunteer activists who
have a passion for CAIR’s work of defending civil liberties, fighting bigotry, empowering the
American Muslim community, creating mutual understanding and building coalitions. In
addition to the positions listed below, we may also custom-craft a position that fits your interests.

Current openings include Graphic Design and Web Development. Visit our online Volunteer
Center at www.cairseattle.org/volunteer to see complete job descriptions for each position.

Please contact us via e-mail at info@cairseattle.org and, in the subject line, please clearly
indicate the title of the Team(s) in which you are interested. Please also include a cover letter,
résumé, at least two writing samples, list of three references (at least two written references
preferred), and other information which we can use to assess fitness for Teams. In the cover
letter please explain your interest and describe relevant experience, including your commitment
to public interest/community service work. Must pass full background check. A minimum 6-
month commitment is required for all positions. There will be an interview process to ensure
that the applicant is fit for the position. CAIR-WA is an equal opportunity employer.


Interns must submit a resume, cover letter, three page writing sample, and two references.
Available internship positions include: Outreach Intern, Outreach volunteer, and Development
Intern.

Contact: cairwavolunteer@cair.com

 Children’s Response Center: Database Assistant
The Children’s Response Center in Bellevue serves children in North and East King County
under the age of 18 who have experienced severe abuse, trauma or child crimes. If you
would live to give back to the community, we can use your help. Are you proficient with
excel? Can you create form letters and mailing addresses? Can you devote 2 hours a week
to work from home or the office in downtown Bellevue? Then we can use your help! This
job requires some online research to update addresses in our database. please email Sally
Martinez, Community Affairs Coordinator, at sallym2@u.washington.edu. Or call at (425)
467-3390. For more information about our organization visit
www.childrensresponsecenter.org
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Sally Martinez
Community Affairs Coordinator
Children's Response Center
Work (425) 467-3390
Cell (206) 910-3277

Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Washington
Services: Provides programs and services for children and teens with Autism
Needs: We need periodic maintenance of our computers in our Bellevue offices, some of the
needs include: Diagnosing hardware and software problems, Repairing/upgrading PC hardware,
Troubleshooting computers/laptops/modem and Local Network, Training staff.

Contact:
FEAT of Washington
Volunteer Coordinator
featwa@featwa.org
Visit our website www.featwa.org

HopeLink
Services: Hopelink in Bellevue (at 14812 Main Street) is dedicated to helping people in need to
make lasting changes in their lives.
Needs: Tutors. Hopelink’s Adult Education department is looking for volunteers to help adults
learn basic reading, writing or math skills or earn a General Education Development (GED)
diploma; assist non-native English speakers to improve their English skills; teach healthy living
on a budget, money management and computer skills including job searching online and resume-
writing; oversee the children of parents who are enrolled in various Hopelink classe.

Contact
Sheila Sloan-Evans
425.869.6066
volunteer@hope-link.org.

Kirkland, City of
Multimedia Services
Services: The Multimedia Services Division manages the City’s local government access
channels and graphics programs.
Needs: Volunteers are needed to assist with broadcasting City Council meetings on Tuesday
evenings.

Contact:
Julie Reynolds Huffman
Special Projects/Volunteer Coordinator
425-587-3012
E-mail: jhuffman@ci.kirkland.wa.us

Many Lights Foundation
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Many Lights Foundation is building a multigenerational community called Hope Lights
Community. This community is designed to support families adopting children from foster care,
at-risk kinship families, and elders who desire connection and purpose. This innovative
community will be located in King County, WA. Within this multigenerational community,
elders are seen as honorary grandparents providing support and nurturance to children, while the
adoptive families are seen as “grandparent helpers”, supporting elders in living a vibrant life.
With the increase in the number of grandparents raising their grandchildren, Many Lights is also
committed to providing kinship families with safe family homes. We are on a mission to heal the
pain of abuse and neglect in children. Our focus of building an intergenerational community is
only possible through the many volunteers who are making this a reality for more than 40
children, 15 families, and 45 seniors in King County.
Needs: Marketing Specialist, Copy Writer, Graphic Designer, Volunteer Recruiter

Contact: Lara Oso at lara.e.oso@gmail.com



Senior Net
SeniorNet of Puget of Puget Sound is an all volunteer organization whose mission is to establish
and operate a learning center to provide basic computer education to fellow seniors, age 50 and
older. Our goal is to provide, at minimal cost, computer literacy to any senior willing to learn.

Our modern computer classroom is equipped with 18 up-to-date Pentium computers with both
Vista and Windows 7. Each student has a computer in class and is expected to own or have
access to a computer with the Windows XP operating system, or later, for practice out of class..
A projector shows the instructor's screen so all students easily can follow the lessons.

Contact:
206-232-5892
SeniorNet of Puget Sound
PMB 705
15600 NE 8th St., Suite B-1
Bellevue, WA 98008-3958
E-mail: senior@seniornetps.org

Starlight Children's Foundation Northwest
Services: Supports seriously ill children and their families
Needs: Assist in the production of Starlight Children’s Foundation’s large fundraising
events and various turn-key events throughout the year. Specific duties may include the
following: creating and/or distributing event promotional materials, soliciting donations,
day of event attendance and job duties, word processing and general office administration.

Contact:
Tami Gibb
Volunteer Coordinator
tami@starlight-Northwest.org
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(425) 861-7827 x104

Washington Women In Need (WWIN)
Services: Provides financial assistance to low income women in Washington for health care
(physical, dental, vision, hearing), mental health counseling and education. No walk-in service.
Volunteer needs: Opportunities to provide administrative and clerical office support, filing,
mailings, computer data entry, answer phones and making client contact calls. Participation in
annual fundraising events as table host or event planning and support activities. Website
development and data entry skills, see website for details.
Donations Accepted: Financial contributions can be made on the website or by telephone and
mail.

Contact:
425 451 8838
wwininfo@wawomeninneed.org
www.wawomeninneed.org


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LIBRARY

King County Library System welcomes and encourages volunteers. Volunteers enrich the
capabilities of the Library System. Volunteers may donate their time in the community libraries
or on system-wide special projects and events. Volunteer service is performed with guidance and
support from the King County Library System. For more information visit:
http://www.kcls.org/volunteer/

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MARKETING

Alliance of People with disAbilities
Services: The Alliance is 501 c3 non-profit whose service area is King County. “People with
disAbilities advocating for equality and choice”. The majority of our staff, management,
volunteers, and Board are people with disAbilities. We assist any person, with any
disability, at any age within our service area.

We are funded as a Center for Independent Living and as such have 4 core services:
Information and Assistance (referral), Peer Support, Independent Living Skills Training,
and advocacy (individual/systems). In addition, we provide Youth Transition Services,
preparing for life after high school; Nursing Home Transition for those who would like to
live in the community; and the Disabilities Law Project specific to ensuring civil rights for
people with disAbilities. We also provide community services.
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Volunteer Needs: Currently we have need of volunteers at reception, in office work,
assistance at community outreaches, volunteers to assist in advocacy and possibly other
areas. We welcome volunteers with or without disAbilities.

Please contact: MaryAnn DeFrees 425-558-0993 x102 or maryann@disabilitypride.org for
an appointment or an application.

Robert Blumenfeld
Branch/Program Manager

Alliance of People with disAbilities
East King County office
1150 140th Ave NE Suite 101
Bellevue, WA. 98005

CAIR WA
Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR, seeks highly motivated volunteer activists who
have a passion for CAIR’s work of defending civil liberties, fighting bigotry, empowering the
American Muslim community, creating mutual understanding and building coalitions. In
addition to the positions listed below, we may also custom-craft a position that fits your interests.

Current openings include Communications, and Web Development. Visit our online Volunteer
Center at www.cairseattle.org/volunteer to see complete job descriptions for each position.


Interns must submit a resume, cover letter, three page writing sample, and two references.
Available internship positions include: Outreach Intern, Outreach volunteer, and Development
Intern.

Contact: cairwavolunteer@cair.com

Camp Fire USA
Camp Fire USA Day Camps bring old-fashioned S'mores eatin', campfire song-singin' kids’
summer camp right to your neighborhood. Twelve day camps operate for one week each at parks
throughout the area using caring, well-trained, responsible volunteer staff. Day Camp Volunteer
Needs: Day Camp relies on volunteer staff. Excellent training is offered for volunteers.

Contact:
Program Manager II and Day Camp Coordinator
direct line: 206 826 8910
office: 206 461 8550 or 800 451 2267
fax: 206 525 3351
email: maryo@campfire-usa.org
web: www.campfire-usa.org

Children’s Response Center
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Professional Graphic Designer Needed
Are you a professional Graphic Designer who would like to work pro-bono for an organization serving
abused children? If so, we can use your help! We need you to re-design the “Passport” and Map for our
annual fundraiser, the Taste of Main. The time commitment is roughly 25 hours between now and June
and 8 hours the week of August 13th. The Children’s Response Center serves the most severely abused
children in East and North King County with crisis intervention, counseling, medical and legal advocacy.
To learn more visit www.childrensresponsecenter.org. If you are interested in volunteering please
contact Sally Martinez at 425-467-3390 or sallym2@uw.edu.

Congregations for the Homeless
Services: Overnight housing for homeless eastside; Shelters rotate between eastside churches.
Needs:
Communications volunteer – Congregations for the Homeless is looking for a volunteer who has
experience with direct mailing, media outreach, corporate sponsorship, special events and
publicity. Work with a dynamic team that is committed to ending homelessness on the Eastside.

Graphic Designer – Congregations for the Homeless is a non-profit organization providing
shelter, food, case management, life coaching, classes and resources to homeless men on the
Eastside. We are looking for a graphic designer that is interested in volunteering to create a
quarterly newsletter, Annual report and design other promotional pieces. Use your create
energies while helping homeless men on Eastside move from homeless to housing.

Contact:
Stacey Witte- Volunteer coordinator
Congregations for the Homeless
staceyw@cfhomeless.org
(425) 765-1782

Elder and Adult Day Services
Elder and Adult Day Services has a great need for your skills and talents. If you sing, play a
musical instrument, sew, dance, or have other interests that entertain a group of seniors who are
frail and adults with disabilities we would welcome you to pay us a visit. Job Site: Elder and
Adult Day Services; 12831 NE 21st Place; Bellevue, WA 98005. Age: 18 on up

Special Call: Volunteer Marketing Assistant
This intern will gain experience in fund development, public relations, planning and
implementing events, developing marketing materials, working directly with community
resources, inputting data, and managing volunteers. To Apply: Email or mail the following
items to Jeff Bradt (jbradt@eads-cares.org) by April 15, 2010: Cover Letter, Resume, Two
letters of reference from individuals not related to you.

Contact:
206.859.5705
jbradt@eads-cares.org

Kirkland Arts Center
Services: Provides visual art classes, exhibitions, and community events
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Needs: Assistance in classes, administrative offices, gallery, outreach programs, ceramics studio,
design and web updates, mailings, yard work etc. Volunteers are the foundation of the Kirkland
Arts Center. KAC welcomes volunteers of all interests and backgrounds to learn and interact
with artists, educators, and other volunteers in a fun, informal, and educational environment.

Retail Marketing Manager Intern
Community Development Manager Intern
Marketing Manager Intern
Prospect Research Volunteer


Contact:
cshainin@kirklandartscenter.org
425.822.7161 x 103

620 Market Street
Kirkland, WA 98033
www.kirklandartscenter.org

Many Lights Foundation
Many Lights Foundation is building a multigenerational community called Hope Lights
Community. This community is designed to support families adopting children from foster care,
at-risk kinship families, and elders who desire connection and purpose. This innovative
community will be located in King County, WA. Within this multigenerational community,
elders are seen as honorary grandparents providing support and nurturance to children, while the
adoptive families are seen as “grandparent helpers”, supporting elders in living a vibrant life.
With the increase in the number of grandparents raising their grandchildren, Many Lights is also
committed to providing kinship families with safe family homes. We are on a mission to heal the
pain of abuse and neglect in children. Our focus of building an intergenerational community is
only possible through the many volunteers who are making this a reality for more than 40
children, 15 families, and 45 seniors in King County.
Needs: Marketing Specialist, Copy Writer, Graphic Designer, Volunteer Recruiter

Contact: Lara Oso at lara.e.oso@gmail.com

Starlight Children's Foundation Northwest
Services: Supports seriously ill children and their families
Needs: Assist in the production of Starlight Children’s Foundation’s large fundraising
events and various turn-key events throughout the year. Specific duties may include the
following: creating and/or distributing event promotional materials, soliciting donations,
day of event attendance and job duties, word processing and general office administration.

Contact:
Tami Gibb
Volunteer Coordinator
tami@starlight-Northwest.org
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(425) 861-7827 x104




MEDIATION

Bellevue, City of
Neighborhood and Parent Teen Mediation Programs
Services: Free mediation services both on the phone and in person to those who live, work or go
to school in Bellevue.
Needs: Volunteers for meditation. A required 40 hour mediation training is provided once a year
to those interested in volunteering. Class size is limited. Adults and High Schoolers may
volunteer in the Parent Teen Program. Adults only in the Neighborhood Program. A commitment
of 1-2 years of volunteering is requested for both programs. A commitment of 2 hours per week
for 6 months to one year is required for the phone mediation in the Neighborhood Program.

Contact:
Cheryl Cohen, Co-Manager
425-452-4091
mediation_info@bellevuewa.gov

Crisis Clinic
Teen Link
Services: Teen Link is an arm of the Crisis Clinic which offers an array of support services
available to everyone in King County, Washington.
Needs:
 Outreach Worker (age 13-20) to spread the word about Teen Link by attending events out in
   the community (concerts, fairs, festivals), visiting and learning about other agencies that
   serve youth, making and putting up posters and talking to other teens.
 Teen Link Youth Suicide Speakers Bureau Educator (age 15 and older): YSSB Educators
   help represent the youth voice when Teen Link gives its suicide prevention presentations in
   the schools. Volunteers are trained in issues surrounding youth suicide and are paired with an
   adult trainer. The presentations cover much more than just suicide and are actually fun and
   informative. They also incorporate lots of brainstorming to keep students involved, so it is
   not like a lecture that volunteers will have to memorize.
 Teen Link Phone Worker (age 15-20): Phone Workers are the volunteers who answer the
   phones on the help-line from 6-10pm. They deal with calls ranging from relationships to
   suicide. Learn how to become a really great listener and help other youth through their
   problems. Training is provided.
 Teen Link Peer Advisory Board Member: Peer Advisory Board members make sure that the
   Teen Link program remains youth-driven and attentive to styles, tastes and issues facing
   young adults. They are the voice of the other volunteers in the program and work with staff
   to make many of the major decisions affecting Teen Link and its future.

Contact:
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Lily Sweeney
Outreach Specialist
Phone: (206) 461-3210 x 646
lsweeney@crisisclinic.org

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MENTAL HEALTH

NAMI Eastside (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Services: Education, Support and Advocacy
Needs: Office, education, teaching, advocacy, and legislation

Contact
Marney Johnson
Program Manager Volunteer Services
425-885-6264
volunteer@nami-eastside.org
16315 NE 87th St. Suite B 11, Redmond, Wa 98052

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MENTORING

4C Coalition Mentor Program
Services: The 4C Coalition Mentor Program is open to youth who are on probation and have
been assessed as moderate or high risk to re-offend and must be a minimum of four to six months
from completing probation. This program matches youth who are involved in the King County
Superior Court system with positive role models from their community. The mentor helps the
youth realize alternatives to destructive behavior while participating in positive one-on-one
activities. The mentor works with the court and an advocacy team assigned to the youth to help
overcome his or her personal challenges.
Volunteer Needs: Mentors. All volunteers must be 21 and older, attend a 6-hour training
designed to give the mentor information about the program and the youth involved in the
juvenile justice system, consent to a Washington State Patrol background check, make a one (1)
year commitment to a youth and the Mentor Program and meet or make weekly contact with
his/her assigned youth while the young person is in the community. We have a particular need
for more African American male mentors.

Contact:
Hazel Cameron
(206) 772-1434
hazelcameron@the4ccoalition.org
http://www.the4ccoalition.org

Bellevue, City of
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Family, Youth & Teen Services Programs
Services: Youth Link, Bellevue's 24-Hour Relay Challenge, Bellevue Youth Court
Needs: Volunteer duties vary; planning committee work; adult mentor roles; youth leadership
roles

Contact:
Helena Stephens
hstephens@bellevuewa.gov

Patrick Alina
palina@bellevuewa.gov

Brandi Dorsett
bdorsett@bellevuewa.gov
425.452.2846

Bellevue, City of
Neighborhood and Parent Teen Mediation Programs
Services: Free mediation services both on the phone and in person to those who live, work or go
to school in Bellevue.
Needs: Volunteers for meditation. A required 40 hour mediation training is provided once a year
to those interested in volunteering. Class size is limited. Adults and High Schoolers may
volunteer in the Parent Teen Program. Adults only in the Neighborhood Program. A commitment
of 1-2 years of volunteering is requested for both programs. A commitment of 2 hours per week
for 6 months to one year is required for the phone mediation in the Neighborhood Program.

Contact:
Cheryl Cohen, Co-Manager
425-452-4091
mediation_info@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
Probation Division
Services: Mentors adults arrested in Bellevue for misdemeanor offenses with the goal of
preventing recurrences.
Needs: Mentors. Rigorous qualification criteria and background investigation required.

Contact:
Lourdes Salazar
Program Coordinator
425-452-7194
lsalazar@bellevuewa.gov

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound
Services: We match caring adults with children in one-to-one mentoring relationships. Getting
together is a great time for both Bigs and Littles. It doesn’t require a special occasion or
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expensive activities; just a few times every month sharing simple things together that they both
already enjoy. Bigs vary in age, gender, professions and interests. Littles are kids who could
greatly benefit from additional adult guidance.
Needs: Volunteers are needed to serve as Big Brothers or Big Sisters, service is 3-4x per month
and we ask for a 1 year commitment. We also have several opportunities for volunteers to help
us with special events such as fundraisers. These opportunities are always a lot of fun and help
our organization out immensely.

Contact: To get immediate help with an inquiry about working with youth, or helping at an
event, please contact: Veronica.Abraham@bbbs.org, (206) 402-9162, or visit www.bbbsps.org.

Bellevue School District
VIBES Mentor/Tutor Program
Services: Provide school based mentor/tutor student support for Bellevue’s diverse population.
Needs: Volunteers to work weekly in classrooms matched with students referred for extra
support. You will be placed near home or work, in schools, as one-on-one mentors or tutors and
classroom volunteers. Opportunities are available at all 26 Bellevue schools in grades Preschool-
12.

For more information, visit our web site: www.bsd405.org/vibes

Questions:
Sue Hanlon
VIBES Program Coordinator
hanlons@bsd405.org
(425)456-4151


Crisis Clinic
Teen Link
Services: Teen Link is an arm of the Crisis Clinic which offers an array of support services
available to everyone in King County, Washington.
Needs:
 Outreach Worker (age 13-20) to spread the word about Teen Link by attending events out in
   the community (concerts, fairs, festivals), visiting and learning about other agencies that
   serve youth, making and putting up posters and talking to other teens.
 Teen Link Youth Suicide Speakers Bureau Educator (age 15 and older): YSSB Educators
   help represent the youth voice when Teen Link gives its suicide prevention presentations in
   the schools. Volunteers are trained in issues surrounding youth suicide and are paired with an
   adult trainer. The presentations cover much more than just suicide and are actually fun and
   informative. They also incorporate lots of brainstorming to keep students involved, so it is
   not like a lecture that volunteers will have to memorize.
 Teen Link Phone Worker (age 15-20): Phone Workers are the volunteers who answer the
   phones on the help-line from 6-10pm. They deal with calls ranging from relationships to
   suicide. Learn how to become a really great listener and help other youth through their
   problems. Training is provided.
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   Teen Link Peer Advisory Board Member: Peer Advisory Board members make sure that the
    Teen Link program remains youth-driven and attentive to styles, tastes and issues facing
    young adults. They are the voice of the other volunteers in the program and work with staff
    to make many of the major decisions affecting Teen Link and its future.

Contact:
Lily Sweeney
Outreach Specialist
Phone: (206) 461-3210 x 646
lsweeney@crisisclinic.org

Eastside Academy
Services: Provides programs for at-risk youth
Needs: Volunteers for events, fundraisers, mentors for at risk youth.
CAN PROVIDE VOLUNTEERS—translation services & job shadowing

Contact:
Jeremy Echols
jeremye@eastsideacademy.org

Eastside Domestic Violence Program
Service: Direct service to women, children and families in crisis
Needs: Volunteers to work with clients and Development Office assistance

Contact:
Rachel Olson
Volunteer Program Coordinator
rachelo@edvp.org
425-562-8840 ext. 229
www.edvp.org.

Lisa Arnold
Special Events Manager
lisaa@edvp.org
425-562-8840 ext. 239
www.edvp.org.

Kelly Becker
Development Director
kellyb@edvp.org
Telephone: 425-562-8840 ext. 253

Foster Grandparent
Services: Tutoring and mentoring support for youth who are disadvantaged or have special needs
Needs: Volunteers over the age of 60 who enjoy interacting with youth. Volunteers work 15-20
hours in preschools, elementary schools and after school programs in their community.
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Contact
206-328-5925

Harrington House
Services: We are a 2 year transitional housing program for women who are pregnant or just
given birth. We provide the women shelter, case management, and life skills training.
Needs: Volunteers are required to complete a Washington State background check and
Harrington House Volunteer Application Packet. Volunteers do mentoring, transportation, yard
work, minor home repair, depending on availability and interest.

Contact Name:
Angie Johnson, Case Manager
angiej@ccsww.org
425-643-1434

KidREACH
One-on-One Tutor/Mentor a child all year and see their attitude change about school! Tuesday
Evenings, Thursday Evenings from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Jubilee REACH is a non-profit
organization that provides social service programs for families in the Lake Hills area of
Bellevue. Contact volunteer@jubileereach.org 425-749-3840


King County Senior Services
PALS (Physical Activity for a Lifetime of Success)
Services: Provide ongoing support for sedentary seniors to become more physically active.
Needs: Caring, patient, and enthusiastic telephone volunteers. Develop connections as you
complete bi-weekly phone call check-ins. Volunteers receive training in motivational
interviewing. Volunteer work takes place from one’s own home, approximately 1 hour per
week.

Contact:
206-722-2550
http://www.seniorservices.org/PALS

King County Senior Services
SHIBA - Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors
Services: The SHIBA HelpLine is a statewide network of trained volunteers who educate, assist
and advocate for people about their rights and options regarding health insurance and health care
access.
Needs: Volunteers provide free, unbiased, confidential counseling and education. They answer
questions, distribute printed information, give community presentations, help with research, or
assist with office work.

Contact:
Chris Hoffer
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Program Coordinator, King County
Senior Services
206-268-6715
chrish@seniorservices.org

Mentoring Children of Promise
As the number of men and women in our prison system grows steadily, another population also
increases in our midst - the innocent children of prisoners. When parents are incarcerated, their
children struggle to find their way, often without the benefit of a stable or consistent adult in
their lives, and that’s where Volunteers of America Mentoring Children of Promise steps in.

Mentoring Children of Promise breaks children out of the potentially dangerous situation by
matching them with adults who serve as mentors. We help strengthen the concept of family,
both for youth and their extended families through mentors that model safe and trusting
relationships, healthy lifestyles and appropriate social behavior. Mentors also encourage
increased participation in community activities and raise the child’s interest in literacy and
academics.

We look at the big picture. Mentoring Children of Promise serves the whole family, including
siblings, the caregiver, and when appropriate, the imprisoned parent. Services are available in
King, Kitsap, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties, and utilize the nationally
known Big Brothers Big Sisters model to match youth to long-term adult volunteers. Our
qualified staff carefully screens, interviews, and matches volunteers with youth, and additionally
offers support to participating families and mentors.

If the opportunity to make an impact is tugging at you, please consider becoming a mentor to a
child in need! All it takes is 8 hours per month of your time, doing activities you love!

Contact:
Joell Coltrane
425.259.2973x2717
jcoltrane@voaww.org



Olive Crest
Services: Since 1973, Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abused Children has been a leader in
providing care for abused, abandoned and severely neglected children.
Needs: Mentors and tutors for school age children. Childcare services for third Thursday
evening Foster Parent training sessions. Training Provided. Event volunteers as needed.

Contact:
Sharon Mooers, Development Director, sharon-mooers@olivecrest.org
425.462.1612, ext. 1304

Teen Feed (Feeding the hungry; serving teens; mentoring)
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Services: Teen Feed works with the community to offer support to meet basic needs, build
strong relationships, and ally with homeless youth as they meet their future off the streets.
With the tremendous support of the community, Teen Feed responds to the most basic
needs of homeless youth with three programs: Teen Feed, Street Talk Outreach Program
(STOP), and Service Links for Youth (SLY).
Volunteer needs: Serve as an Advocate, Meal Team Member (to cook and serve the meals, and
clean the kitchen when done), and more! High school students and all faith communities
are welcome.

Contact:
Phone: 206.522.4366
Fax: 206.522.3043
info@teenfeed.org
Teen Feed Office
4740 B University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Washington State Attorney General’s Office
Services: The mission of the Consumer Protection Division is to secure for the people of
Washington State a marketplace free from deceit and unfairness through strong enforcement,
effective education and creative problem solving.

Needs: We are always looking for volunteers to assist the public with inquiries and complaints
about unfair and deceptive business practices. Job responsibilities will include providing
consumer information and referrals to the public; providing informal mediation between
consumers and business; and educating consumers about how to avoid becoming victims of
fraud.

Contact:
Kathleen Baker
Office of the Attorney General
Director of Consumer Services
(206)464-6431
Kathleenb2@atg.wa.gov
http://www.atg.wa.gov/employment/volunteer.aspx

Youth Eastside Services
Services: Provides support and services to at-risk youth
Needs: Mentors, administrative support, and interns.

Contact:
Jill Potter
jillp@youtheastsideservices.org

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MUSEUM

Bellevue Arts Museum
Bellevue Arts Museum offers a teen docent program open to teens ages 14 – 18 who would like
to learn about art and presentation techniques. Once trained about the exhibitions, the teen
docents interact with gallery visitors and conduct tours helping develop a sense of pride and
confidence to help succeed in any environment. This volunteer position also counts toward high
school community service hours. Participants can earn between 25 and 40 hours of community
service. Program runs September – March

Contact:
Maria Eggers, Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator Intern
425.519.0760
marshaw@bellevuearts.org
www.bellevuearts.org

Eastside Heritage Center
Services: Dedicated to preserving the past while building community
Needs: Volunteer opportunities include: Winters House Hosts, Mini-Museum Docent,
Collections Assistant, Exhibit/Display Assistant, Educational Assistant, Oral History Assistant,
Data Entry Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Special Events

Contact:
Karen Klett
Volunteer Coordinator
Kklett2@hotmail.com

KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Services: A hands-on, interactive children's museum, KidsQuest encourages a love of learning
through play with an emphasis on science, art and technology. KidsQuest encourages whole-
family learning and invites you to explore, play and learn together.
Volunteer Needs: KidsQuest is always looking for volunteers to help enhance the experience of
our visitors through the facilitation of daily arts and crafts activities. Our volunteer applications
are available to download from our website, www.kidsquestmuseum.org. Prospective volunteers
must attend an orientation which take place on the first Wednesday of each month from 2pm-
4pm and the second Saturday of each month from 8am-10am. (Orientations will resume in
September.)

Contact:
Sarah Bigley, Volunteer Coordinator
425.637.8100 ext 106
sarahb@kidsquestmuseum.org

Kirkland Arts Center
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Services: Provides visual art classes, exhibitions, and community events
Needs: Volunteers are the foundation of the Kirkland Arts Center. KAC welcomes volunteers of
all interests and backgrounds to learn and interact with artists, educators, and other volunteers in
a fun, informal, and educational environment.

Business Development Manager Intern
Evaluation Manager Intern
Retail Marketing Manager Intern
Community Development Manager Intern
Marketing Manager Intern
Fundraising Campaign Manager Volunteer
Grant Writer Volunteer
Prospect Research Volunteer

Contact:
cshainin@kirklandartscenter.org
425.822.7161 x 103

620 Market Street
Kirkland, WA 98033
www.kirklandartscenter.org

Museum of Flight
Services: Museum
Needs: Volunteers to assist with programs and events.

Contact:
Carol Thomson
Volunteer Coordinator
206.768.7179
Fax 206.764.5707
volunteers@museumofflight.org

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POLICE

Bellevue, City of
Probation Division
Services: Mentors adults arrested in Bellevue for misdemeanor offenses with the goal of
preventing recurrences.
Needs: Mentors. Rigorous qualification criteria and background investigation required.

Contact:
Lourdes Salazar
Program Coordinator
425-452-7194
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lsalazar@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
Police Department
Services: Municipal police department.
Needs: Adults only/Long term commitment. Volunteers fill a wide variety of assignments
throughout the Police Department. Some assignments involve direct public contact, such as
working at our Community Stations or as part of our Parking Enforcement Team. Others are
office-based administrative and clerical support assignments. Not all positions are open at all
times and new positions may be added or existing ones removed based on the Department’s
needs and priorities. The list is always changing. Candidates must meet minimum qualification
standards and undergo a rigorous application and screening process, including a personal
interview, criminal history checks, thorough background investigation, and polygraph test.
Contact the Department’s Volunteer Coordinator at (425) 452-6017 or via e-mail at
mtrachtman@bellevuewa.gov for more information or to request an application.

Contact:
Police Volunteer Program Coordinator
425-452-6017

Kirkland, City of
Public Safety
Needs: City of Kirkland Public Safety
Volunteers are a vital part of the City’s public safety efforts. The City is fortunate to have trained
emergency response and speedwatch volunteers.

Contact:
Julie Reynolds Huffman
Special Projects/Volunteer Coordinator
425-587-3012
E-mail: jhuffman@ci.kirkland.wa.us

Redmond, City of
Police Department
Services: Municipal Police Department
Needs: Volunteers to assist in various areas around the department including citizen patrol, crime
prevention, records, crime analysis and community outreach.
Note: Extensive background check required

Contact:
Nicole Rogers
Volunteer Program Coordinator
425-556-2632
206-916-7009 pager
ndrogers@redmond.gov
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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Bellevue Chamber of Commerce

Contact:
Kim Fredericks
425-454-2464
info@bellevuechamber.org.

Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP)
Services: We provide free legal advice to low income residents of east King County in family
law, general law, and immigration law clinics.
Needs: Volunteers for intake, to run legal clinics and assist attorneys. Volunteer attorneys also
needed.

Contact:
Stan Kehl, Executive Director
Eastside Legal Assistance Program
425-747-7274 Ext 203
425-747-7504 (Fax)
www.elap.org

Kirkland, City of
Multimedia Services
Services: The Multimedia Services Division manages the City’s local government access
channels and graphics programs.
Needs: Volunteers are needed to assist with broadcasting City Council meetings on Tuesday
evenings.

Contact:
Julie Reynolds Huffman
Special Projects/Volunteer Coordinator
425-587-3012
E-mail: jhuffman@ci.kirkland.wa.us

Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Services: Volunteer CPAs provide financial education to schools, community groups and non-
profits.
Resources: Can provide financial education presentations for all ages & written materials.

Contact:
Amy O’Donnell
Financial Literacy Program Manager
aodonnell@wscpa.org
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bellevuefinancialliteracy@wscpa.org.
425-586-1140


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RECREATION

Bellevue, City of
Aquatic Center
Services: Aquatics programs
Needs: Swim Instructor Aide or Customer Service Representative.

Contact:
Scott Armstrong
425-452-2806
sarmstrong@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
Crossroads Community Center
Services: Recreation programs
Needs: Volunteers to help out with seasonal special events.

Contact:
Vicki Drake
425-452-4874

Bellevue, City of
Highland Center
Services: Programs for people living with disabilities
Needs: Volunteer to help out with specialized recreation programs. Help is needed in after school
programs (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 3-5pm) for kids with developmental
disabilities as well as evening programs for adults with developmental disabilities; classes
include sports, cooking, dance, fitness, drama and cheerleading. There are no special
qualifications but an interest in the specific class you volunteer for is a must.

Contact:
Kim Indurkar
425-452-6105

Bellevue, City of
North Bellevue Community Center
Services: Recreation and Senior programs
Needs: A variety of volunteers for senior and recreation programs are needed.

Contact:
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Darrion Spratley
425-452-7681

Bellevue, City of
Recreation Program
Services: Recreation programs
Needs: Volunteers to teach recreation classes; coach sports; help organize special events; assist
with preschools and day camps or volunteer at a local community center.

Contact:
Recreation Division
425-452-6885

Bellevue, City of
Skate Park
Services: Services: Recreation programs
Needs: Help maintaining the Skate Park located at Highland Community Center, 14224 Bel-Red
Road) and administer activities.

Contact:
Joe Moorman
425-452-2722

Bellevue, City of
South Bellevue Community Center
Services: Recreation programs
Needs: Volunteers to help the Boys & Girls Club and general recreation programs.

Contact:
Dot Long
425-452-4240

Bellevue, City of
Tennis Center
Services: Tennis programs at the Robinswood Tennis Center
Needs: Program volunteers.

Contact:
John Soriano
425-452-7665

Bellevue, City of
Youth Sports
Services: The goal of Youth Sports and Fitness programs is to provide quality programming
with responsible leaders so youth have the opportunity to grow and learn. It is a program
in which opportunity for participation is provided to all those who enter, regardless of skill
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and ability. We wish to provide youth with a fun learning experience and the opportunity
to develop lifetime sports and fitness skills. Seasonal volunteer coaching opportunities
available: Fall: Soccer Winter: Basketball & Mid Winter Break Camp Spring: Baseball,
Track & Field, Soccer & Spring Break Camp Summer: C.I.T (Counselor in Training)
Needs: Volunteer Coaches for sports leagues and camps

Heather Christoff
Youth Sports
425-452-4627
hchristoff@bellevuewa.gov


Bellevue, City of
Youth Theatre
Services: Community theatre
Needs: Volunteers are needed in costuming, stage design, props management, lighting and
administration.
Contact:
Bellevue Youth Theatre
425-452-7155

Issaquah, City of
Parks & Recreation
Services: Provides recreational, cultural and civic activities for the Greater Issaquah Area
residents.
Needs: Teen Night Chaperones, Youth Sports Coaches, Youth Center Activity Leaders. Youth
needing community service hours for school are welcome to inquire. Court ordered community
service generally is not accepted.

Contact:
Derrik Shockman
Recreation Leader
425-837-3341
derriks@ci.issaquah.wa.us

King County Parks and Recreation Division
Services: Provides a variety of recreational and parks related programs county-wide
Needs: All kinds of volunteers for Parks programs

Contact:
Laurie L Clinton
Volunteer Program Coordinator
206-296-4452
Laurie.Clinton@kingcounty.gov

Kirkland Arts Center
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Services: Provides visual art classes, exhibitions, and community events

Needs: Assistance in classes, administrative offices, gallery, outreach programs, ceramics studio,
design and web updates, mailings, yard work etc. Volunteers are the foundation of the Kirkland
Arts Center. KAC welcomes volunteers of all interests and backgrounds to learn and interact
with artists, educators, and other volunteers in a fun, informal, and educational environment.

Business Development Manager Intern
Evaluation Manager Intern
Retail Marketing Manager Intern
Community Development Manager Intern
Marketing Manager Intern
Fundraising Campaign Manager Volunteer
Grant Writer Volunteer
Prospect Research Volunteer

Contact:
cshainin@kirklandartscenter.org
425.822.7161 x 103

620 Market Street
Kirkland, WA 98033
www.kirklandartscenter.org

Lake Heights Family YMCA
Services: Family programs
Needs: Youth Sports Coaches. Youth volunteers are welcome starting at age 16. Volunteers must
pass a Washington State Criminal Background check.

Contact:
Rachelle
425-644-8417

Outdoors for All
Services: Outdoor recreation programs for children and adults with disabilities
Needs: Volunteers are needed to help children and adults with disabilities enjoy outdoor seasonal
activities. Instructors, guides, lodge chaperones, van drivers, rock climbing instructors, cycling
techs and more.

Contact:
206-838-6030
outreach@outdoorsforall.org;

Sea Mar Community Health Centers
Services: Sea Mar Community Health Centers, founded in 1978, is a community-based
organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health and human services in
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Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity,
immigration status, gender, or sexual preference, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea
Mar’s network of services includes more than 50 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics
and centers, and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services.
Volunteer Opportunities: Sea Mar offers a variety of volunteer positions, including
administrative assistants, health education assistants, dental assistants, childcare assistants,
recreation therapy assistants, outreach assistants, and pharmacy assistants. To see a current list of
opportunities, please visit: http://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/OD?FROM=25455

Contact:
Volunteer Coordinator
volunteer@seamarchc.org
206.764.8040.
www.seamar.org

YMCA

Youth Sports Assistant Coaches & Officials
We are looking for coaches to provide instruction and leadership in soccer, t-ball (baseball),
basketball and many other sports offered year round. Volunteer officials are also needed to
provide players with
guidance and education during games according to Y rules and
guidelines. Head coaches must be at least 18 years old, and assistant coaches and officials must
be at least 16 years old. We ask volunteer coaches and officials to commit to a whole season.
Ages 16 and up
Seasonal. Days and times vary.
Vicky Hinds, Volunteer Director, vhinds@seattleymca.org, 425-282-1520.

Assistant Swim Instructor & Lifeguard Volunteers
Have fun helping children improve their swimming skills! Our volunteers are paired with a
current instructor to teach group lessons from beginner to advanced. Requirements: previous
swimming experience, CPR and First Aid certification. Previous teaching experience is
preferred.
Ages 14 and up
Days and times vary. Must commit to whole session.
Vicky Hinds, Volunteer Director, vhinds@seattleymca.org, 425-282-1520.

Assistant Kids Zone Leaders
Spend a few hours making a positive impact on a child’s life through fun activity and enrichment
projects. Jump and play, or read and create.
Ages 14 and up
Days and times vary. Must be able to commit one month.
Vicky Hinds, Volunteer Director, vhinds@seattleymca.org, 425-282-1520.

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RETAIL, NON-PROFIT

Bellevue, City of
Bellevue Botanical Garden Gift Shop
Services: Community garden
Needs: Retail and stocking clerks.

Contact:
Lisa Scott
425-452-2750
lscott@bellevuewa.gov

Eastside Baby Corner
Services: collect items used by children from birth to age twelve and distribute them, free of
charge, through service care providers directly to families in need
Needs: Volunteers!
Donate: Used or new children’s clothing, baby items

Contact:
Christy Garrard
christyG@babycorner.org

Habitat for Humanity Retail Store
We will sell new and/or gently used items to the general public for a fraction of retail price, with
all profits made going toward our homebuilding program. Store is located at 13500 Bel Red Rd.
Bellevue, WA 98005. We are looking for store volunteers who can engage in a sustained or
consistent volunteer commitment over a period of time.

There are a few ways to get involved:
1. For a listing of our current, one-time opportunities, go to www.habitatekc.org and click on
"Volunteer: Construction" to sign-up.

2. For a listing of ongoing volunteer position descriptions, go to
http://habitatekc.org/store/store_volunteer.html and send us your interests and availability by
filling out a "Volunteer: Non-Construction" form from the webpage

Volunteers have been the foundation of Habitat for Humanity from the very beginning, we
couldn't do this without your help! Thank you for your time and we hope to talk with you soon.

Contact:
Habitat for Humanity EKC
425.869.6007

        Volunteer at the Habitat EKC Store
        Would you like to become part of a unique shopping experience and an outstanding,
        community-based retail and donation center for the Eastside? Then consider volunteering
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        with the Habitat EKC Store! We have regular volunteering positions available for all ilks
        – whether you work well with people, have an eye for design, or like getting hands-on
        moving items and interacting out in the community. The Habitat Store can use someone
        like you!

        Except for special projects, we are interested in store volunteers who can engage in a
        sustained or consistent volunteer commitment over a period of time. If you have regular
        time in your weekly or monthly schedule, we would love to chat with you more about
        your interest.

        Please see the min job descriptions below, all of which are essential to keeping the store
        in prime operating condition, and contact us about which position(s) you would like to
        help with. You can also visit our website at
        www.habitatekc.org/store/store_volunteer.html to see more details on each position.
        When looking over the jobs, please pay attention to the schedule and time commitment
        we are looking for to make sure this fits your schedule as well.

        Once you have settled on the position(s) you are interested in, please let us know by
        submitting a Habitat Store Volunteer Inquiry form! (also on our website)

        Store Position Descriptions
        Driver Assistant
        Ride with our driver on one or many pickup days during the week. Assist with directions,
        loading in donations, and being a friendly and informative face for the Habitat Store in
        the community. Must be able to lift at least 50lbs.

        Donation Receiving
        Assist in the donation receiving portion of the store in categorizing and tagging items,
        lifting, moving, and designating appropriate donations to divert to partner organizations,
        cleaning, testing, and prepping items, moving donations from receiving area up to the
        sales floor level, and exhibiting excellent customer service while interacting with the
        many donors.

        Sales Floor- Visual Maintenance
        Staging items in vignettes in the showroom, restocking displays, reorganizing and
        maintaining appeal of the shelf displays, tidying up shelving units and sales floor
        displays, creating visual displays throughout the store (creativity encouraged!), adding
        special informational tags to high-value items, and exhibiting excellent customer service
        while on sales floor.

        Sales Floor- Customer Service
        Generally being available on the floor for questions, make people feel welcomed, chat
        with customers about Habitat for Humanity and the Store mission, direct people how and
        where to donate, address questions and concerns about returns, and generally tidying up
        the sales floor.
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        Front Desk Assistant
        Help cashier with answering phones, directing calls, or answering questions,
        miscellaneous tasks throughout the day to support efficiency and friendly service at the
        front register, exhibit excellent customer service.

        Information Specialist
        Assist with data entry for all of the donations and donors, take photos of special inventory
        and upload with price to online store front to help online browsers decide to visit the store
        and become customers, upload special or attention-grabbing items to craigslist weekly,
        make other online updates as able.

        Other
        Have other skills or talents you’d like to contribute to the store? Let us know! We’d love
        to create special visual or artistic displays at the store, are always looking for new retail
        solutions and creations, “how-to” information guides for customers, general maintenance
        projects, and so forth. Play the piano? Let us know, if we get one donated, we’d love to
        have you play a few tunes!

        Please visit fill out the form at www.habitatekc.org/store/store_volunteer.html to let us
        know you’re interested!


Heart & Home Value Center (Jubilee REACH)
Services: Family support services.
Needs: Volunteers for a wide range or programs in Lake Hills

Contacts:
Brent Christie
Executive Director
brentc@jubileereach.org
425.746.0506


Donation Center
1488-127th Pl NE, Bellevue in the Evans Industrial Park
Phone 425-256-2939
Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM to 6 PM.


Home2Home
Services: Home2Home accumulates furniture and household goods from families who are
downsizing and distributes them to needy families on the Eastside.
Needs: Volunteers to assist with donations and clients.
Donate: Furniture and household items that are in new or like new condition. We cannot accept
items that are stained, worn, broken, damaged or oversized. Items which do not meet the
guidelines will not be accepted.
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Contact:
Ellie Deets
425-301-7640
EDeets@aol.com

Jubilee Seattle Women’s Center
Founded in 1983, Jubilee Women’s Center provides transitional housing and support services to
34 homeless and low-income women. We are seeking volunteers to provide community meals,
volunteer in the front office, help out in our yard and garden, or assist homeless and low-income
women as they shop in our free clothing boutique. Contact Nina at (206) 957-5512 or
nina@jwcenter.org for more info!


Contact
Nina Sundsten
nina@jwcenter.org


Lifelong Aids Alliance
The Lifelong AIDS Alliance is committed to preventing the spread of HIV, and to providing
practical support services and advocating for those whose lives are affected by HIV and AIDS.
Services: Lifelong does whatever it takes to improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.
We provide health insurance so that people can get the care they need. We cook and deliver
healthy meals. We ensure that people have a safe place to live. And our caring case managers
help people every step of the way.
Volunteer Opportunities: Food Delivery--deliver groceries to homebound clients in King and
Snohomish counties; Kitchen Volunteer—prepare meals for clients; Warehouse Assistant—
organize meal and grocery bags for delivery and pick-up; Care To Shop Representative—procure
non-perishables from shoppers at local grocery stores for the Chicken Soup Brigade; Pick-Up
Center—distribute meals and groceries to clients; Front Desk Volunteer—greet all incoming
visitors and direct incoming calls; assist with administrative projects; Thrift Store Volunteer;
Special Events. All Lifelong volunteers must maintain strict adherence to client confidentiality
and be comfortable working with people of varying socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual
orientations, and racial diversity.

Contact:
Please visit our website at www.llaa.org/volunteer for more information and to sign up online. If
you have questions, please call the Volunteer Hotline at 206-957-1776.

“Lifelong AIDS Alliance is committed to preventing the spread of HIV, and to providing
practical support services and advocating for those who are affected by HIV and AIDS.”

Mercer Island Thrift Shop
Services: Supports MIYFS family and community services. For more information about our
programs and services, please refer to our website at www.mercergov.org/yfs.
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Needs: The Mercer Island Thrift Shop is seeking volunteers of all ages. Volunteers assist the
general public on retail days, sort and price merchandise, organize merchandise in back rooms,
test electronics and many other tasks. M.I.T.S. is located on the corner of SE 34th and 78th Ave
SE, just south of Mercerdale Park on Mercer Island.

Contact:
Suzanne Philen
(206) 275-7753
suzanne.philen@mercergov.org.

Overlake Service League
Services: Social service non-profit since 1911, providing emergency financial assistance,
educational grants, food and clothing to Bellevue residents.
Needs: Volunteers for fundraising events and committees, social service activities and
committees, and at our thrift shop in Bellevue Square.

Contact
Lindsay Van Nostrand
425-451-1175 osl@overlakeserviceleague.org

Thrift Shop
Maggie Vergien
425-451-6424

St. Margaret’s Thrift Store
Services: St. Margaret’s Thrift Store serves the local community and is conveniently located in
Bellevue at the corner of Factoria Blvd. and Newport Way. It accepts donations of lightly used
items in good condition and resells them at excellent prices. Net proceeds benefit outreach
programs in the local community.
Volunteers Opportunities - St. Margaret’s Thrift Store is seeking community volunteers to fill
positions for sorting/processing donations, and customer service. Time commitment is four hour
work periods. Volunteers are encouraged to sign-up for once a week or 2 – 3 days per month,
depending on their availability.
 Merchandise Sorters are the face of St. Margaret’s Thrift Store to donors who make the
    Thrift Store possible. Persons in this position sort merchandise received from donors, place
    them in appropriate categories, transport items to a storage area, discard non-saleable items
    or set them aside for salvage or repair, and perform assigned tasks such as cleaning, hanging
    clothes, etc.
 Customer Service volunteers greet and interact with customers and assist with sales floor
    functions such as assisting the manager display items, stocking, attending dressing rooms,
    cleaning, bagging purchases, and straightening racks. Having the desire and ability to
    interact warmly with others is critical for this position.


Contact:
Cindy Gwinn (store manager)
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cgwinn@saintmargarets.org
(425) 641-6830

Teen Closet
Services: Teen Closet is a clothing bank program operated by Bellevue Youth Link, in
partnership with Plato's Closet and the World Impact Network
Needs: Volunteers classify and set out donations, and assist clients. If you are interested in
donating items, please drop them off at 2015 Richards Road in Bellevue, WA 98005.

Contact:
Patrick Alina
425-452-5254
palina@bellevuewa.gov

Ten Thousand Villages
Mission: To establish long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans are under-
or unemployed, and in which they lack other opportunities for income. A founding member of
IFAT- the World Fair Trade Organization, Ten Thousand Villages sees fair trade as an
alternative approach to conventional international trade.
Needs: Volunteers to assist with store management including sorting merchandise, helping with
customers and processing orders.

Contact:
Stacie Ford-Bonnelle
seattlevillages@gmail.com

Washington C.A.S.H
Services: Washington C.A.S.H. (Community Alliance for Self-Help) empowers aspiring
entrepreneurs with limited resources—and unlimited potential. Our nationally-recognized
program provides the hands-on education, support, and access to capital needed to launch and
manage successful small enterprises. We serve those in our community for whom traditional
business development services are out of reach, with a focus on low-income, women, and
minority populations. Working together, we are committed to the growth of small businesses,
stronger communities, and brighter futures throughout the Puget Sound region and beyond.
Needs: We are looking for individuals to volunteer at Ventures, one of the programs of
Washington C.A.S.H. Ventures is the retail incubator for Washington C.A.S.H., located in the
historic Nord building in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. The store showcases handcrafted products
from the program’s participants and other local and low-income entrepreneurs, offering direct
market access as well as hands-on training in retail product development, pricing, and
presentation. Learn more at www.washingtoncash.org/ventures.

Ventures Retail Incubator Volunteer
Volunteer Description: The Ventures Retail Incubator Volunteer will greet guests and shoppers,
sell product, interact with the community and sharing about Washington C.A.S.H, and assist the
managers with the daily operations of Ventures. For more details regarding this opportunity, you
can view the attached position description.
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Qualifications: Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for the mission,
able to handle large volumes of people during tours, etc. Previous experience in retail and sales is
desirable but not required.
Time Commitment: Minimum of one 4-hour shift per week. Example: 1st shift 11:00-3:00, 2nd
Shift 2:00-6:00. At least a three month time commitment required.

Contact
Mary Eriksson-Humphrey
Mary@washingtoncash.org
(206) 352-1945, x240


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SENIORS

Bellevue, City of
North Bellevue Community Center
Services: Recreation and Senior programs
Needs: A variety of volunteers for senior and recreation programs are needed.

Contact:
Darrion Spratley
425-452-7681

Community Navigator
Serving homebound seniors, a vulnerable population, requires trusted and knowledgeable
members of the community. To reach homebound seniors, Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteer
Community Navigators to take the first step in establishing relationships between Meals on
Wheels and organizations where prospective clients or family frequent such as faith-based and
community organizations.

Community Navigators will: 1) strengthen the ability of seniors in their community to maintain
independence by sharing the benefits of the Meals on Wheels program; 2) help communities
where the need for home delivered meals is highest through targeted outreach; and 3) help
connect their community to other Senior Services’ programs.

Contact: Kylie Gursky, kylieg@seniorservices.org or 260.727.6251

Elder and Adult Day Services
Elder and Adult Day Services has a great need for your skills and talents. If you sing, play a
musical instrument, sew, dance, or have other interests that entertain a group of seniors who are
frail and adults with disabilities we would welcome you to pay us a visit. Job Site: Elder and
Adult Day Services; 12831 NE 21st Place; Bellevue, WA 98005. Age: 18 on up

Special Call: Volunteer Marketing Assistant
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This intern will gain experience in fund development, public relations, planning and
implementing events, developing marketing materials, working directly with community
resources, inputting data, and managing volunteers. To Apply: Email or mail the following
items to Jeff Bradt (jbradt@eads-cares.org) by April 15, 2010: Cover Letter, Resume, Two
letters of reference from individuals not related to you.

Contact:
206.859.5705
jbradt@eads-cares.org

ElderFriends
ElderFriends is a program of Full Life Care. We match community volunteers with isolated
Elders for friendly visits and companionship. We need volunteers who can commit to at least two
visits per month, for one year. Volunteers must be 18, unless they are volunteering with an adult.
ElderFriends does not discriminate, and we welcome volunteers and Elders from all walks of
life.

Contact:
Alison Spanner
alisons@fulllifecare.org
Or fill out an online volunteer application at www.elderfriends.org.

Evergreen Hospice and Palliative Care
Evergreen Hospice and Palliative Care has an ongoing need for compassionate volunteers who
are willing to visit patients in their homes to provide companionship, light household help, life
review, or respite for the primary caregiver. We serve patients throughout King and Snohomish
counties and the volunteers are assigned to patients in their own neighborhoods. Volunteers
complete approximately 25 hours of comprehensive training so they will feel confident when
they meet their first patient and family. Please visit our website to complete an application:
http://www.evergreenhospital.org/body.cfm?id=54

Contact:
Criss East, Coordinator
Evergreen Hospice Volunteers
North & South Teams
cmeast@evergreenhealthcare.org
425-899-1049

Friend to Friend
“Nationally, 6 out of 10 residents in nursing homes never have a visitor.” Seattle Times 5/01
Friend to Friend is THE organization that addresses this need throughout the Puget Sound area.
Friend to Friend recruits and matches much-needed volunteers to visit one-one-one with lonely
residents in 300+ Nursing Homes, Assisted Living and Retirement Homes. Each volunteer visits
one resident a couple times a month at their convenience for a year. The program is free.
Everyone involved wins!
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Contact:
Marilyn Soderquist
1-888-383-7818 or (206) 870-4266
www.friendtofriendamerica.org
marilyn@friendtofriendamerica.org


Hopelink Travel Ambassador Program
Needs: Travel Ambassadors: Hopelink is looking for volunteers who are able to evaluate
transportation needs and assist individuals with special needs, such as older adults, individuals
with lower incomes, disabilities, limited English proficiency, and youth to identify the best travel
options that meet their needs. Travel options available in the region include transit, light rail,
commuter train, ferry, water taxi and other community transportation services. Travel
Ambassadors who speak a second language will be particularly helpful.

Please visit http://www.hope-link.org/get_help/transportation/travelambassador/ to get additional
information.

Contact
Alina Aaron [aaaron@hope-link.org]
425-943-6769

India Association of Western Washington Senior Program
Service: The mission of the IAWW seniors program is to provide and facilitate civic,
recreational, cultural, and educational services and opportunities for cultural interaction to the
elders of the community. The emphasis of the program has been on health, education, and
financial issues. Over the years the calendar of activities has grown to where we have at least
one major event every month and sometimes more. The program receives more than 4,000 hours
of voluntary support every year, and in-kind support in the form of facility, office and equipment
from the Redmond Senior Center, Catholic Community Services, and the National Asian Pacific
Center on Aging. Our participants represent a diverse cross-section of the Indian communities in
the Puget Sound region. This is the only program of its kind in Western Washington for senior
population with roots in India.
Volunteer needs: volunteers for program activities including the Monthly Lunch Program and )
Annual Senior Health Fair. The lunch program is on 2nd Thursday of every month at Redmond
Senior Center from 11:15 to 1:30 PM. We need volunteer help for setting up the place from
11:15 to 11:45 AM, and/or for putting the tables and chairs in storage from 1:30 PM to 2 PM.
The Annual Senior health Fair is held first Saturday in June every year ( June 5th in 2010) and is
from 8 AM to 4 PM.

The program offers a variety of senior activities, workshops and resources, including: Monthly
Lunch Program; Annual Health Fair; Music Events;
Educational Talks and Workshops (Medicare, Social Security, Nutrition, etc.); Senior Welfare
Advocacy

Contact
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Pran Wahi, Director
206-805-8976
 iawwsenior@hotmail.com

KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Services: A hands-on, interactive children's museum, KidsQuest encourages a love of learning
through play with an emphasis on science, art and technology. KidsQuest encourages whole-
family learning and invites you to explore, play and learn together.
Volunteer Needs: KidsQuest is always looking for volunteers to help enhance the experience of
our visitors through the facilitation of daily arts and crafts activities. Our volunteer applications
are available to download from our website, www.kidsquestmuseum.org. Prospective volunteers
must attend an orientation which take place on the first Wednesday of each month from 2pm-
4pm and the second Saturday of each month from 8am-10am. (Orientations will resume in
September.)

Contact:
Sarah Bigley, Volunteer Coordinator
425.637.8100 ext 106
sarahb@kidsquestmuseum.org

King County Senior Services
PALS (Physical Activity for a Lifetime of Success)
Services: Provide ongoing support for sedentary seniors to become more physically active.
Needs: Caring, patient, and enthusiastic telephone volunteers. Develop connections as you
complete bi-weekly phone call check-ins. Volunteers receive training in motivational
interviewing. Volunteer work takes place from one’s own home, approximately 1 hour per
week.

Contact:
206-722-2550
http://www.seniorservices.org/PALS

King County Senior Services
SHIBA - Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors
Services: The SHIBA HelpLine is a statewide network of trained volunteers who educate, assist
and advocate for people about their rights and options regarding health insurance and health care
access.
Needs: Volunteers provide free, unbiased, confidential counseling and education. They answer
questions, distribute printed information, give community presentations, help with research, or
assist with office work.

Contact:
Chris Hoffer
Program Coordinator, King County
Senior Services
206-268-6715
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chrish@seniorservices.org

Kirkland, City of
Peter Kirk Community Center
Needs: The Peter Kirk Community Center offers several volunteer opportunities for persons
interested in serving older adults in the Kirkland. From serving lunch to helping with activities,
there is something for everyone.

Contact:
Julie Reynolds Huffman
Special Projects/Volunteer Coordinator
425-587-3012
E-mail: jhuffman@ci.kirkland.wa.us

Senior Net
SeniorNet of Puget of Puget Sound is an all volunteer organization whose mission is to establish
and operate a learning center to provide basic computer education to fellow seniors, age 50 and
older. Our goal is to provide, at minimal cost, computer literacy to any senior willing to learn.

Our modern computer classroom is equipped with 18 up-to-date Pentium computers with both
Vista and Windows 7. Each student has a computer in class and is expected to own or have
access to a computer with the Windows XP operating system, or later, for practice out of class..
A projector shows the instructor's screen so all students easily can follow the lessons.

Contact:
206-232-5892
SeniorNet of Puget Sound
PMB 705
15600 NE 8th St., Suite B-1
Bellevue, WA 98008-3958
E-mail: senior@seniornetps.org

Senior Services
Meals on Wheels
Services: Delivery of Meals to homebound seniors, 60+ years old, unable to cook and shop on
their own; and qualifying persons under 60 with disabilities.
Needs: Site Coordinators, Callers, Packers, and Drivers for meal delivery and for our Brochure
Outreach Program needed for Meals on Wheels Programs at 22 sites operating in King County
outside Seattle City limits.

Contact:
Adam Porter
Director
206-727-6242
adamp@seniorservices.org
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Senior Services
Transportation Program
Services: We offer safe, friendly and affordable transportation for seniors over the age of 60
who have limited transportation options. Our volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to provide
personalized transportation to medical appointments. The volunteers provide not only a ride, but
escort seniors to and wait with them at their appointments before returning home. They offer the
extras that mean so much to an older adult… holding doors open, lending a steadying arm,
providing companionship and security.
Needs: Friendly, caring volunteers who can drive seniors to their medical appointments during
the week. Drivers use their own vehicles and choose the days and areas in which they wish to
drive. Volunteer drivers are needed on weekdays during business hours throughout King County

Contact:
Melissa R. Tribelhorn
Recruitment & Outreach Coordinator
(206) 748-7588
melissat@seniorservices.org

Mercer Island Youth & Family Services
Services: MIYFS provides family and community services such as individual and family
counseling; senior adult outreach; elementary, middle school and high school counseling; alcohol
and drug prevention and intervention services for youth; juvenile court diversion services; family
assistance and support; employment services; and volunteering and leadership development. For
more information about our programs and services, please refer to our website at
www.mercergov.org/yfs.
Needs: MIYFS seeks volunteers for our front desk at the Luther Burbank Park Building on
Mercer Island. Volunteers greet clients, answer telephones, assist with print media production
processes and help with various staff projects. Volunteers are needed during regular business
hours.

Contact:
Kim Richards
206-275-7754
kim.richards@mercergov.org.


Providence Marianwood
Services: Not for profit, skilled nursing facility. We provide the following services: Special Care
Dementia Unit, Sub-Acute Unit, Long Term Care Units, Respite Care and Hospice. Within these
areas we provide full service Nursing, Therapeutic Recreation, Rehab, Dietary, Social Work and
Pastoral Care programs.

Needs:
Group Activity Assistant, Dining Room Assistant, Dining Room Hostess/Host, clerical. Other
opportunities include Nurturing 1:1—visiting with a resident; Pampered Hands—Assisting
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residents with age related painful hands to soak in warm scented water and apply lotion; Leisure
Cart—Assisting short term stay patients by operating a recreation cart and offering leisure
materials; Pastoral Care—Spiritual supportive visits; and the Providence Marianwood
Auxiliary—Volunteers run the Gift Nook which provides funds to the Marianwood Foundation.
Training and staff supervision provided for all volunteer positions. Teens & Eagle Scout
projects welcome.

Contact:
Diane L. Bixler ACC, RRT,
Therapeutic Recreation/Volunteer Coordinator
Operational Excellence Green Belt/Change Facilitator
425-391-2827
diane.bixler@providence.org
www.providencemarianwood.org



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SOCIAL SERVICES

ARCH (A Regional Coalition for Housing)
Services: Assist cities and King County with developing and implementing programs to provide
affordable housing in East King County. Provide information to persons looking for affordable
housing within East King County.
Needs: ARCH has a citizen advisory board that provides input on use of city funds made
available for affordable housing, and input on other affordable housing initiatives by member
jurisdictions.

Contact:
Arthur Sullivan
Program Manager
415-861-3677
asullivan@bellevuewa.gov

Alano Club
Services: The Alano Club is a non-profit club which provides a no-alcohol, sober meeting place.
They have Alcoholics Anonymous meetings 24 hours a day as well as other 12 step meetings.
Needs: light yard pickup, and maintenance, light carpentry, and some janitorial work. Accepts
Court ordered Community Service Volunteers.

Contact:
Mike Rain, Manager
425 455-5700
12302 NE 8th St
Bellevue. WA 98005
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Bridge to Basics (United Way of King County)

Many low-income families and individuals in King County are unaware of the government
assistance for which they qualify - assistance that may help them achieve financial stability.

Bridge to Basics is a unique program in King County in which volunteers throughout the
community help people sign up for the public benefits they need and deserve. The program
focuses on applications for Basic Food (food stamps), utility assistance and affordable healthcare
for children. Accessing these benefits can help beneficiaries put food on the table and a roof
overhead.

You can be a part of our next six month session! Volunteers must be willing to commit to 2-3
shifts per month for six months. This is a long term position that has proven to be a meaningful
experience volunteers who are ready to invest their time.

You don't need any experience, as we provide a day of training in September. Volunteers need an
outgoing personality and a willingness to learn. Proficiency in a second language is desirable but
not required.

To sign up, visit our website: http://www.uwkc.org/ways-to-volunteer/ongoing-
campaigns/bridge-to-basics/ and click the orange "Register to be a Bridge to Basics volunteer
now!" link at the bottom of the page.

Once you've registered, our trainers will work with you to set you up with a location and shift
time that fits your schedule.

If you have any questions, call 206-461-4562.

Catholic Community Services
Volunteer Chore Services
Services: Provides support to homebound and low-income residents
Needs: Volunteers one on one in-home volunteers to do chores. Volunteers under 16 must have a
parent present.

Contact:
Adria Briehl
East VCS Coordinator 
Issaquah Meals Coordinator
425-679-0342
adriab@ccsww.org

Children’s Response Center—Downtown Bellevue
Services: CRC serves child victims of sexual assault, trauma and child abuse on the Eastside.
Needs: Special Events Committee members, Support for Fundraiser, Write newsletter articles,
Quarterly Newsletter Editor; Evening Receptionist, Staff Resource Tables at Community
Fairs, Office help, Advisory Board members.
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Contact:
Sally Martinez
Community Affairs Director
425-467-3390
http://www.childrensresponsecenter.org/

Crisis Clinic
Crisis Line
Services: Crisis line is a 24/7 telephone crisis intervention line
operated by volunteers.
Needs: You must be at least 21 years of age to volunteer on the Crisis Line.
Potential volunteers are professionally trained by our clinical staff to
provide immediate and confidential telephone support to people in crisis
situations and to those who are simply emotionally overwhelmed by their
current situation in life. Volunteers serve a four hour shift once per week after completing 56
hours of training. As a volunteer on Crisis Line you are the clinic's
ears and voice in helping people overcome crisis. Our staff of mental
health professionals is there to assist you in doing the work of a
crisis interventionist. You are never alone on the phone. Crisis Clinic
trains new volunteers five times a year.

Contact:
Volunteer Services
volunteerservices@crisisclinic.org
206-461-3210, ext 697
www.crisisclinic.org

Crisis Clinic
Teen Link
Services: Teen Link is an arm of the Crisis Clinic which offers an array of support services
available to everyone in King County, Washington.
Needs:
 Outreach Worker (age 13-20) to spread the word about Teen Link by attending events out in
   the community (concerts, fairs, festivals), visiting and learning about other agencies that
   serve youth, making and putting up posters and talking to other teens.
 Teen Link Youth Suicide Speakers Bureau Educator (age 15 and older): YSSB Educators
   help represent the youth voice when Teen Link gives its suicide prevention presentations in
   the schools. Volunteers are trained in issues surrounding youth suicide and are paired with an
   adult trainer. The presentations cover much more than just suicide and are actually fun and
   informative. They also incorporate lots of brainstorming to keep students involved, so it is
   not like a lecture that volunteers will have to memorize.
 Teen Link Phone Worker (age 15-20): Phone Workers are the volunteers who answer the
   phones on the help-line from 6-10pm. They deal with calls ranging from relationships to
   suicide. Learn how to become a really great listener and help other youth through their
   problems. Training is provided.
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   Teen Link Peer Advisory Board Member: Peer Advisory Board members make sure that the
    Teen Link program remains youth-driven and attentive to styles, tastes and issues facing
    young adults. They are the voice of the other volunteers in the program and work with staff
    to make many of the major decisions affecting Teen Link and its future.

Contact:
Lily Sweeney
Outreach Specialist
Phone: (206) 461-3210 x 646
lsweeney@crisisclinic.org

Eastside Domestic Violence Program
Service: Direct service to women, children and families in crisis
Needs: Volunteers to work with clients and Development Office assistance

Contact:
Rachel Olson
Volunteer Program Coordinator
rachelo@edvp.org
425-562-8840 ext. 229
www.edvp.org.

Lisa Arnold
Special Events Manager
lisaa@edvp.org
425-562-8840 ext. 239
www.edvp.org.

Kelly Becker
Development Director
kellyb@edvp.org
Telephone: 425-562-8840 ext. 253

Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP)
Services: We provide free legal advice to low income residents of east King County in family
law, general law, and immigration law clinics.
Needs: Volunteers for intake, to run legal clinics and assist attorneys. Volunteer attorneys also
needed.

Contact:
Stan Kehl, Executive Director
Eastside Legal Assistance Program
425-747-7274 Ext 203
425-747-7504 (Fax)
www.elap.org
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Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle & King County
Services: Nutritionally-balanced, non-perishable emergency food bag are distributed through a
network of 140 partner distribution sites.
Needs: Volunteers are needed on an ongoing basis to help staff our Eastside office and
distribution site (located at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave SE in Bellevue)
Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 2:30pm. Volunteers can sign up for one day per month,
one day per week, or more often to help distribute food to individuals and families in crisis
situations. In addition, volunteer groups are needed to help pack food bags at our Seattle
warehouse located at 2615 S. Jackson St. We are open there Monday through Friday from
9:00am to 5:00pm. Volunteers can also make a real difference by holding food drives on behalf
of EFP client households in their places of business, schools and places of worship. EFP can
provide “most-needed food lists,” personalized flyers, donation barrels, donation pickup, and any
other support you may need. It’s easy and a great way to help provide food and hope to
struggling local families

Contact:
Brian Anderson, EFP Operations Director
206-329-0300
brian@emergencyfeeding.org.

Evergreen Hospice and Palliative Care
Evergreen Hospice and Palliative Care has an ongoing need for compassionate volunteers who
are willing to visit patients in their homes to provide companionship, light household help, life
review, or respite for the primary caregiver. We serve patients throughout King and Snohomish
counties and the volunteers are assigned to patients in their own neighborhoods. Volunteers
complete approximately 25 hours of comprehensive training so they will feel confident when
they meet their first patient and family. Please visit our website to complete an application:
http://www.evergreenhospital.org/body.cfm?id=54

Contact:
Criss East, Coordinator
Evergreen Hospice Volunteers
North & South Teams
cmeast@evergreenhealthcare.org
425-899-1049

Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Washington
Services: Provides programs and services for children and teens with Autism
Needs: Gift of Time—Please consider giving a family touched with autism the gift of time by
providing much needed respite in their homes, in their own communities. Giving 2-3 hours of
your time one evening a week may help a parent spend much needed time with another sibling,
catch up or just simply get some down time.


Contact:
FEAT of Washington
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Volunteer Coordinator
featwa@featwa.org
Visit our website www.featwa.org

Harrington House
Services: We are a 2 year transitional housing program for women who are pregnant or just
given birth. We provide the women shelter, case management, and life skills training.
Needs: Volunteers are required to complete a Washington State background check and
Harrington House Volunteer Application Packet. Volunteers do mentoring, transportation, yard
work, minor home repair, depending on availability and interest.

Contact Name:
Angie Johnson, Case Manager
angiej@ccsww.org
425-643-1434

HopeLink
Services: Hopelink in Bellevue (at 14812 Main Street) is dedicated to helping people in need to
make lasting changes in their lives.
Needs: Front Desk: Hopelink relies upon volunteers for such jobs as sorting food in its food
banks; helping adults learn to read, do basic math, study for the GED exams or learn English as a
second language; delivering food to homebound clients; or answering phones and helping with
administrative tasks. Hopelink’s new Kirkland/Northshore center in the Totem Lake
neighborhood is in particular need of volunteers for its new grocery store-style food bank. Our
other centers – Redmond, Bellevue, Shoreline, Carnation – also need help.

Contact
Sheila Sloan-Evans
425.869.6066
volunteer@hope-link.org.

Hopelink Travel Ambassador Program
Needs: Travel Ambassadors: Hopelink is looking for volunteers who are able to evaluate
transportation needs and assist individuals with special needs, such as older adults, individuals
with lower incomes, disabilities, limited English proficiency, and youth to identify the best travel
options that meet their needs. Travel options available in the region include transit, light rail,
commuter train, ferry, water taxi and other community transportation services. Travel
Ambassadors who speak a second language will be particularly helpful.

Please visit http://www.hope-link.org/get_help/transportation/travelambassador/ to get additional
information.

Contact
Alina Aaron [aaaron@hope-link.org]
425-943-6769
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Jubilee REACH Center
Services: Family support services.
Needs: Volunteers for a wide range or programs in Lake Hills

Contact: volunteer@jubileereach.org 425-749-3840


Jubilee Services
Program Description: Jubilee Services was organized exclusively for charitable and service
purposes. Jubilee Services connects resources, both financial and human, in the form of
donation of skills, financial donations, and grants for serving schools, parks, and residents of
Bellevue. Participants in the service project are a coalition of local Bellevue churches, residents,
and the local business community leaders who share the common goal of improving their local
community. Projects include Home2Home, Home makeovers & Remodels and Jubilee Work
Day

Contact:
Gary King
425-454-3085 ext. 3206

King County Senior Services
PALS (Physical Activity for a Lifetime of Success)
Services: Provide ongoing support for sedentary seniors to become more physically active.
Needs: Caring, patient, and enthusiastic telephone volunteers. Develop connections as you
complete bi-weekly phone call check-ins. Volunteers receive training in motivational
interviewing. Volunteer work takes place from one’s own home, approximately 1 hour per
week.

Contact:
206-722-2550
http://www.seniorservices.org/PALS

King County Senior Services
SHIBA - Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors
Services: The SHIBA HelpLine is a statewide network of trained volunteers who educate, assist
and advocate for people about their rights and options regarding health insurance and health care
access.
Needs: Volunteers provide free, unbiased, confidential counseling and education. They answer
questions, distribute printed information, give community presentations, help with research, or
assist with office work.

Contact:
Chris Hoffer
Program Coordinator, King County
Senior Services
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206-268-6715
chrish@seniorservices.org

Kirkland, City of
Peter Kirk Community Center
Needs: The Peter Kirk Community Center offers several volunteer opportunities for persons
interested in serving older adults in the Kirkland. From serving lunch to helping with activities,
there is something for everyone.

Contact:
Julie Reynolds Huffman
Special Projects/Volunteer Coordinator
425-587-3012
E-mail: jhuffman@ci.kirkland.wa.us

NAMI Eastside (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Services: Education, Support and Advocacy
Needs: Office, education, teaching, advocacy, and legislation

Contact
Marney Johnson
Program Manager Volunteer Services
425-885-6264
volunteer@nami-eastside.org
16315 NE 87th St. Suite B 11, Redmond, Wa 98052

Overlake Service League
Services: Social service non-profit since 1911, providing emergency financial assistance,
educational grants, food and clothing to Bellevue residents.
Needs: Volunteers for fundraising events and committees, social service activities and
committees, and at our thrift shop in Bellevue Square.

Contact
Lindsay Van Nostrand
425-451-1175 osl@overlakeserviceleague.org

Thrift Shop
Maggie Vergien
425-451-6424

Starlight Children's Foundation Northwest
Services: Supports seriously ill children and their families
Needs: Assist in the production of Starlight Children’s Foundation’s large fundraising
events and various turn-key events throughout the year. Specific duties may include the
following: creating and/or distributing event promotional materials, soliciting donations,
day of event attendance and job duties, word processing and general office administration.
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Contact:
Tami Gibb
Volunteer Coordinator
tami@starlight-Northwest.org
(425) 861-7827 x104

Washington Women In Need (WWIN)
Services: Provides financial assistance to low income women in Washington for health care
(physical, dental, vision, hearing), mental health counseling and education. No walk-in service.
Volunteer needs: Opportunities to provide administrative and clerical office support, filing,
mailings, computer data entry, answer phones and making client contact calls. Participation in
annual fundraising events as table host or event planning and support activities. Website
development and data entry skills, see website for details.
Donations Accepted: Financial contributions can be made on the website or by telephone and
mail.

Contact:
425 451 8838
wwininfo@wawomeninneed.org
www.wawomeninneed.org

Angeline’s Eastside Women’s Center
Services: Angeline’s Eastside Women’s Center is a day center for homeless and low-income
women in the Bellevue area. The women are provided a safe, warm place to connect with other
women, have a meal, shower, do laundry and use the computer or telephone. The center also
serves as a referral and resource center to match women with services in the community.
Volunteer Needs: The Take Two Project: Every Tuesday and Friday we provide an opportunity
for two volunteers to serve lunch to the women at the center. The lunch lasts an hour and half. It
is located in downtown Bellevue.

Contact information: To sign up or for more information please visit
https://www.ywcaworks.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=754. The available dates for the
Take Two project are listed here.

Luke Black
lblack@ywcaworks.org


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Bellevue, City of
Family, Youth & Teen Services Programs
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Services: Youth Link, Bellevue's 24-Hour Relay Challenge, Bellevue Youth Court
Needs: Volunteer duties vary; planning committee work; adult mentor roles; youth leadership
roles

Contact:
Helena Stephens
hstephens@bellevuewa.gov

Patrick Alina
palina@bellevuewa.gov

Brandi Dorsett
bdorsett@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue School District
VIBES Mentor/Tutor Program
Services: Provide school based mentor/tutor student support for Bellevue’s diverse population.
Needs: Volunteers to work weekly in classrooms matched with students referred for extra
support. You will be placed near home or work, in schools, as one-on-one mentors or tutors and
classroom volunteers. Opportunities are available at all 26 Bellevue schools in grades Preschool-
12.

For more information, visit our web site: www.bsd405.org/vibes

Questions:
Sue Hanlon
VIBES Program Coordinator
hanlons@bsd405.org
(425)456-4151


Catholic Community Services
Volunteer Chore Services
Services: Provides support to homebound and low-income residents
Needs: Volunteers one on one in-home volunteers to do chores. Volunteers under 16 must have a
parent present.

Contact:
Adria Briehl
East VCS Coordinator 
Issaquah Meals Coordinator
425-679-0342
adriab@ccsww.org

City of Bellevue
Parent Teen Mediation Program
Services: Free mediation services both on the phone and in person to those who live, work or go
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to school in Bellevue.
Needs: Volunteers for meditation. A required 40 hour mediation training is provided once a year
to those interested in volunteering. Class size is limited. Adults and High Schoolers may
volunteer. A commitment of 1-2 years of volunteering is requested for both programs. A
commitment of 2 hours per week for 6 months to one year is required for the phone mediation in
the Neighborhood Program.

Contact:
Cheryl Cohen, Co-Manager
425-452-4091
mediation_info@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
Family, Youth & Teen Services Programs
Services: Bellevue's 24-Hour Relay Challenge, Bellevue Youth Court
Needs: Volunteer duties vary; planning committee work; adult mentor roles; youth leadership
roles

Contact:
Helena Stephens
hstephens@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
Youth Link
Services: Provides a variety of programs for local teens including the Youth Council teen closet
and more.
Needs: Teen and adult volunteers to work on various projects identified by the teen council.

Contact:
Patrick Alina
425-452-5254
palina@bellevuewa.gov

Eastside Academy
Services: Provides programs for at-risk youth
Needs: Volunteers for events, fundraisers, mentors for at risk youth.
CAN PROVIDE VOLUNTEERS—translation services & job shadowing

Contact:
Jeremy Echols
jeremye@eastsideacademy.org

Friends of the Cedar River Watershed Wildlife Habitat Restoration and Cedar & River
Salmon Journey
Services: The mission of FCRW is to inspire conservation and protection of a healthy Cedar
River Watershed through restoration, education, and stewardship. The Cedar River Watershed
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stretches from the Cascade Mountains to the southern shores of Lake Washington. It supplies
most of King County residents with clean drinking water, supports the largest run of sockeye
salmon outside of Alaska, and serves as a wildlife sanctuary for threatened and endangered
wildlife. Volunteers help us achieve our mission by planting trees, repairing hiking trails, and
becoming Cedar River Salmon Journey Naturalists.
Needs: Habitat Restoration Program runs throughout the year. Projects include planting trees,
clearing invasive weeds, repairing wetlands, restoring salmon spawning streams, and improving
hiking trails. Cedar River Salmon Journey, a volunteer Naturalist program takes place in the fall.
Training provided. Groups welcome. Space may be limited based on the project.

Contact:
Nisa Karimi
Stewardship & Volunteer Coordinator
Friends of the Cedar River Watershed
www.cedarriver.org
206.297.8141

Friends of Youth
Services: Friends of Youth delivers a broad range of services to youth and their families to
improve their emotional stability and self-sufficiency. Programs include things like The El
Puente Independent Living Program is a small staffed group home in Renton that serves male
adolescent boys in foster care.
Volunteer Opportunities: Various including Childcare at New Ground Bothell; Tutor for the El
Puente Independent Living Program; Volunteer Receptionist. Teens welcome.

Contact
Cheryl Schnelle
Volunteer Coordinator
16225 NE 87th St. Ste A-8
Redmond, Washington 98052
425-869-6490, ext. 309
425-869-6666 (fax)
cheryl@friendsofyouth.org
www.friendsofyouth.org


Issaquah, City of
Parks & Recreation
Services: Provides recreational, cultural and civic activities for the Greater Issaquah Area
residents.
Needs: Teen Night Chaperones, Youth Sports Coaches, Youth Center Activity Leaders. Youth
needing community service hours for school are welcome to inquire. Court ordered community
service generally is not accepted.

Contact:
Derrik Shockman
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Recreation Leader
425-837-3341
derriks@ci.issaquah.wa.us

Teen Closet
Services: Teen Closet is a clothing bank program operated by Bellevue Youth Link, in
partnership with Plato's Closet and the World Impact Network
Needs: Volunteers classify and set out donations, and assist clients. If you are interested in
donating items, please drop them off at 2015 Richards Road in Bellevue, WA 98005.

Contact:
Patrick Alina
425-452-5254
palina@bellevuewa.gov

Teen Feed (Feeding the hungry; serving teens; mentoring)
Services: Teen Feed works with the community to offer support to meet basic needs, build
strong relationships, and ally with homeless youth as they meet their future off the streets.
With the tremendous support of the community, Teen Feed responds to the most basic
needs of homeless youth with three programs: Teen Feed, Street Talk Outreach Program
(STOP), and Service Links for Youth (SLY).
Volunteer needs: Serve as an Advocate, Meal Team Member (to cook and serve the meals, and
clean the kitchen when done), and more! High school students and church groups are
welcome.

Contact:
Phone: 206.522.4366
Fax: 206.522.3043
info@teenfeed.org
Teen Feed Office
4740 B University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Youth Eastside Services
Services: Provides support and services to at-risk youth
Needs: Mentors, administrative support, and interns.

Contact:
Jill Potter
jillp@youtheastsideservices.org



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Bellevue Arts Museum
Bellevue Arts Museum offers a teen docent program open to teens ages 14 – 18 who would like
to learn about art and presentation techniques. Once trained about the exhibitions, the teen
docents interact with gallery visitors and conduct tours helping develop a sense of pride and
confidence to help succeed in any environment. This volunteer position also counts toward high
school community service hours. Participants can earn between 25 and 40 hours of community
service. Program runs September – March

Contact:
Maria Eggers, Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator Intern
425.519.0760
marshaw@bellevuearts.org
www.bellevuearts.org

City of Bellevue
Senior Culminating Project Volunteer

This volunteer opportunity is for City of Bellevue High School students interested in
volunteering with the City’s Natural Resource Division to complete their Senior Culminating
Projects. A strong interest in wildlife, native plants, ecology, natural resource management, and
environmental education is desired from potential candidates.


Potential Projects:

    Create a natural resource brochure or pamphlet for use in the three major visitor centers.
    Lead environmental education programs and natural resource tours at various City parks
     and visitor centers.
    Assist in the maintenance of critical areas and restoration projects through the City.
    Monitor species survival rates at former restoration sites
    Volunteer with Natural Resource programs and events.
    Help lead Stewardship Saturday community projects.

For more information please call Alexandra DySard at 425-452-4195 or e-mail
ADySard@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
Aquatic Center
Services: Aquatics programs
Needs: Swim Instructor Aide or Customer Service Representative.

Contact:
Scott Armstrong
425-452-2806
sarmstrong@bellevuewa.gov.
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Bellevue, City of
Board and Commissions
Services: Boards and Commissions provide expertise, feedback and advice to City staff and
Council.
Needs: Apply to serve on the Arts Commission, Environmental Services Commission, Human
Services Commission, Library Board, Parks & Community Services Board, Planning
Commission and Transportation Commission, Youth Link Board and Special Events Committee.

Contact:
City Clerk’s Office: 425-452-6466

Bellevue, City of
Botanical Garden
Services: Community garden
Needs: There are opportunities for volunteers of all ages and levels of expertise including
horticultural assistants, plant photographers, working in the gift shop or helping organize and
staff special events, or working as a docent. Work with Garden staff or interns to plant, prune,
create and maintain paths, and detail the garden. Tuesday or Thursday mornings, 9 – 11 AM.

Contact:
Lisa Scott
425-452-2750
lscott@bellevuewa.gov

GET YOUR COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS AT BELLEVUE BOTANICAL GARDEN!
Looking to get those community service hours completed in the fall? There is an exciting
volunteer opportunity for high schoolers coming up in December 2010 at the Bellevue Botanical
Garden! Greeters are needed for the Garden d’Lights event that runs from November 27, 2010
through January 1, 2011. Greeters are the first point of contact for Garden visitors and have the
opportunity to welcome them, answer questions or provide directions. The Garden is a fun and
happy place to be during Garden d’Lights! Be a part of one of the most popular holiday events
in the Pacific Northwest. If you are interested, please contact Lisa Scott at 425-452-6826 or
email lscott@bellevuewa.gov.


Bellevue, City of
Crossroads Community Center
Services: Recreation programs
Needs: Volunteers to help out with seasonal special events.

Contact:
Vicki Drake
425-452-4874
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Bellevue, City of
Crossroads Mini City Hall
Services: Staff and volunteers connect residents with city and community resources and
programs. Mini City Hall offers personal assistance, information and resources to all of
Bellevue’s diverse residents, including limited English speakers. Conveniently located in the
Crossroads Shopping Center, Mini City Hall provides quick response to customer concerns and
is a great place to learn about community events and opportunities.
Needs: Volunteers work regular hours and are fully trained. Bi-lingual volunteers needed to
provide outreach to diverse populations.

Contact:
Mini City Hall Coordinator
425-452-2800

Bellevue, City of
Eastside Amateur Radio Support (EARS) Group
Services: Provides Communication Continuity support during City of Bellevue and regionally
planned events and emergency or disaster response. Activities include: Communications drills,
Training, Exercises, Tours
Needs: Accepting new team members. Standing meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each
month at 7 p.m.

Contact:
Bellevue Office of Emergency Management
425-452-6033
425-452-6807

Bellevue, City of
Events
Services: Community Events
Needs: Volunteers and groups to assist with events

Contact:
Pam Myers, Recreation Coordinator
pmyers@bellevuewa.gov
NWAC@bellevuewa.gov
KelseyCreek@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
Family, Youth & Teen Services Programs
Services: Youth Link, Bellevue's 24-Hour Relay Challenge, Bellevue Youth Court
Needs: Volunteer duties vary; planning committee work; adult mentor roles; youth leadership
roles

Contact:
Helena Stephens
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hstephens@bellevuewa.gov

Patrick Alina
palina@bellevuewa.gov

Brandi Dorsett
bdorsett@bellevuewa.gov
425.452.2846

Bellevue, City of
Highland Center
Services: Programs for people living with disabilities
Needs: Volunteer to help out with specialized recreation programs. Help is needed in after school
programs (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 3-5pm) for kids with developmental
disabilities as well as evening programs for adults with developmental disabilities; classes
include sports, cooking, dance, fitness, drama and cheerleading. There are no special
qualifications but an interest in the specific class you volunteer for is a must.

Contact:
Kim Indurkar
425-452-6105.

Bellevue, City of
Kelsey Creek Farm
Services: Kelsey Creek Farm Program
Needs: Program geared toward teen volunteers and groups

Contact:
Pam Myers
Recreation Coordinator
pmyers@bellevuewa.gov
KelseyCreek@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
Natural Resource Division
Services: Provides opportunities for environmental stewardship during Stewardship Saturday and
Eco Friday Events, Arbor Day/Earth Day Events, the Master Naturalist Training Program, and
Service Learning and Scout Leadership Projects.
Needs: Parks stewards, docents or naturalists, hosts for visitor centers, Stewardship Saturday and
Eco Friday volunteers. Volunteers help plant native plants, restore wildlife habitats and renovate
trails throughout the city.

Contact:
Alexandra DySard
Parks_Stewardship@bellevuewa.gov
425-452-4195
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Bellevue, City of
Neighborhood and Parent Teen Mediation Programs
Services: Free mediation services both on the phone and in person to those who live, work or go
to school in Bellevue.
Needs: Volunteers for meditation. A required 40 hour mediation training is provided once a year
to those interested in volunteering. Class size is limited. Adults and High Schoolers may
volunteer in the Parent Teen Program. Adults only in the Neighborhood Program. A commitment
of 1-2 years of volunteering is requested for both programs. A commitment of 2 hours per week
for 6 months to one year is required for the phone mediation in the Neighborhood Program.

Contact:
Cheryl Cohen, Co-Manager
425-452-4091
mediation_info@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
North Bellevue Community Center
Services: Recreation and Senior programs
Needs: A variety of volunteers for senior and recreation programs are needed.

Contact:
Darrion Spratley
425-452-7681

Bellevue, City of
Recreation Program
Services: Recreation programs
Needs: Volunteers to teach recreation classes; coach sports; help organize special events; assist
with preschools and day camps or volunteer at a local community center.

Contact:
Recreation Division
425-452-6885.

Bellevue, City of
Skate Park
Services: Services: Recreation programs
Needs: Help maintaining the Skate Park located at Highland Community Center, 14224 Bel-Red
Road) and administer activities.

Contact:
Joe Moorman
425-452-2722.
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Bellevue, City of
South Bellevue Community Center
Services: Recreation programs
Needs: Volunteers to help the Boys & Girls Club and general recreation programs.

Contact:
Dot Long
425-452-4240

Bellevue, City of
Stream Team
Services: Protect water quality and enhance stream habitat
Needs: Volunteers to monitor local streams for salmon, re-vegetate stream corridors with native
trees and shrubs, help collect stream bugs for water quality monitoring, or work on a variety of
other projects.

Contact:
Laurie Devereaux
425-452-5200

Bellevue, City of
Tennis Center
Services: Tennis programs at the Robinswood Tennis Center
Needs: Program volunteers.

Contact:
John Soriano
425-452-7665

Bellevue, City of
Voices in Diversity Radio Program
Services: Local, volunteer run radio show co-sponsored by 91.3 FM KBCS and the Bellevue
Parks & Community Services Department’s Cultural Diversity Program
Needs: Volunteers to produce shows.

Contact
Kevin Henry
425-452-7886

Bellevue, City of
Waterwise Garden
Services: This award-winning garden demonstrates that it is possible to create a healthy, thriving
landscape with less water, chemicals and work. Volunteers learn how to plan and care for a yard
& garden in a way that can positively impact the health of their families and our environment.
Needs: Volunteers are needed for the first and third Wednesday of each month from 1-3 pm from
Spring to Fall at the Bellevue Botanical gardens. No experience is necessary.
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Contact:
Patricia Burgess
Conservation and Outreach Program Administrator, Bellevue Utilities
(425) 452-4127

Bellevue, City of
Youth Link
 Services: Provides a variety of programs for local teens including the Youth Council teen closet
and more.
Needs: Teen and adult volunteers to work on various projects identified by the teen council.

Contact:
Patrick Alina
425-452-5254
palina@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue, City of
Youth Sports
Services: The goal of Youth Sports and Fitness programs is to provide quality programming
with responsible leaders so youth have the opportunity to grow and learn. It is a program
in which opportunity for participation is provided to all those who enter, regardless of skill
and ability. We wish to provide youth with a fun learning experience and the opportunity
to develop lifetime sports and fitness skills. Seasonal volunteer coaching opportunities
available: Fall: Soccer Winter: Basketball & Mid Winter Break Camp Spring: Baseball,
Track & Field, Soccer & Spring Break Camp Summer: C.I.T (Counselor in Training)
Needs: Volunteer Coaches for sports leagues and camps

Heather Christoff
Youth Sports
425-452-4627
hchristoff@bellevuewa.gov


Bellevue, City of
Youth Theatre
Services: Community theatre
Needs: Volunteers are needed in costuming, stage design, props management, lighting and
administration.
Contact:
Bellevue Youth Theatre
425-452-7155

Bellevue School District
VIBES Mentor/Tutor Program
Services: Provide school based mentor/tutor student support for Bellevue’s diverse population.
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Needs: Volunteers to work weekly in classrooms matched with students referred for extra
support. You will be placed near home or work, in schools, as one-on-one mentors or tutors and
classroom volunteers. Opportunities are available at all 26 Bellevue schools in grades Preschool-
12.

For more information, visit our web site: www.bsd405.org/vibes

Questions:
Sue Hanlon
VIBES Program Coordinator
hanlons@bsd405.org
(425)456-4151


Crisis Clinic
Teen Link
Services: Teen Link is an arm of the Crisis Clinic which offers an array of support services
available to everyone in King County, Washington.
Needs:
 Outreach Worker (age 13-20) to spread the word about Teen Link by attending events out in
   the community (concerts, fairs, festivals), visiting and learning about other agencies that
   serve youth, making and putting up posters and talking to other teens.
 Teen Link Youth Suicide Speakers Bureau Educator (age 15 and older): YSSB Educators
   help represent the youth voice when Teen Link gives its suicide prevention presentations in
   the schools. Volunteers are trained in issues surrounding youth suicide and are paired with an
   adult trainer. The presentations cover much more than just suicide and are actually fun and
   informative. They also incorporate lots of brainstorming to keep students involved, so it is
   not like a lecture that volunteers will have to memorize.
 Teen Link Phone Worker (age 15-20): Phone Workers are the volunteers who answer the
   phones on the help-line from 6-10pm. They deal with calls ranging from relationships to
   suicide. Learn how to become a really great listener and help other youth through their
   problems. Training is provided.
 Teen Link Peer Advisory Board Member: Peer Advisory Board members make sure that the
   Teen Link program remains youth-driven and attentive to styles, tastes and issues facing
   young adults. They are the voice of the other volunteers in the program and work with staff
   to make many of the major decisions affecting Teen Link and its future.

Contact:
Lily Sweeney
Outreach Specialist
Phone: (206) 461-3210 x 646
lsweeney@crisisclinic.org

EarthCorps
Services Provided: Environmental restoration volunteer events within Puget Sound area,
community outreach & education
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Volunteer Needs: Projects are scheduled every weekend; individuals and groups are welcome to
sign up. Projects often involve removing native plants, planting native plants, spreading mulch
and light erosion control.

Contact:
Chris LaPointe
Volunteer Program Manager
chris@earthcorps.org
or sign up online at http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php

Eastside Academy
Services: Provides programs for at-risk youth
Needs: Volunteers for events, fundraisers, mentors for at risk youth.
CAN PROVIDE VOLUNTEERS—translation services & job shadowing

Contact:
Jeremy Echols
jeremye@eastsideacademy.org

Eastside Baby Corner
Services: collect items used by children from birth to age twelve and distribute them, free of
charge, through service care providers directly to families in need
Needs: Volunteers! (Under 14 must be accompanied by an adult). You need to sign in advance
to volunteer. Go to the EBC website at http://babycorner.org/; Click the button on the right side
of the screen that says “click to volunteer”; Click the button to “register” the first time you use
the site, then; Click the button next to the day you want to volunteer, and you’re finished!
Donate: Used or new children’s clothing, baby items

Contact:
Christy Garrard
christyG@babycorner.org

Elder and Adult Day Services
Services: Day health services for frail seniors and adults with disabilities. We offer a wide
variety of therapeutic programs: occupational therapy, social services, care provided by a
registered nurse, as well as a variety of therapeutic activities. Lunch is provided and we help
arrange transportation.
Needs: Volunteers to help during lunch time prep, serving meals, and helping with cleanup;
volunteers to help our participants with therapeutic activities; volunteers to help pick up our
lunches from Overlake Hospital and deliver them to our center in Bellevue. (All of these
volunteer opportunities are offered Monday through Friday).

Contact:
206.859.5705
jbradt@eads-cares.org
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Faith in Action - Supporting Senior Independence
Services: Faith in Action - Supporting Senior Independence is an agency that helps the elderly in
the greater Issaquah, Sammamish and Snoqualmie Valley communities. Nearly all of our
services are carried out by volunteers.
Volunteer Opportunities
On-going opportunities: Office Volunteer - Assist office staff with data entry, filing, and other
office and clerical tasks. An excellent way to build your resume and help others! Prefer a regular
commitment. Senior Citizen's Assistant - help a frail elderly resident with housekeeping or
yardwork, and be a friend, too. Requires training, criminal background check, and one year
commitment.
 One time opportunities: For youth groups - yardwork and housework blitzes for elderly
residents. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get to work! Typically scheduled quarterly.
For groups and individuals: help with fund-raising events, and with special projects. Scheduled
periodically, as needed.

Contact
Claire Petersky
claire@faithinaction4seniors.org
(425) 369-9120
1121 228th Avenue SE, Sammamish WA 98075
www.faithinaction4seniors.org


Friends of Youth
Services: Friends of Youth delivers a broad range of services to youth and their families to
improve their emotional stability and self-sufficiency. Programs include things like The El
Puente Independent Living Program is a small staffed group home in Renton that serves male
adolescent boys in foster care.
Volunteer Opportunities: Various including Childcare at New Ground Bothell; Tutor for the El
Puente Independent Living Program; Volunteer Receptionist. Teens welcome.

Contact
Cheryl Schnelle
Volunteer Coordinator
16225 NE 87th St. Ste A-8
Redmond, Washington 98052
425-869-6490, ext. 309
425-869-6666 (fax)
cheryl@friendsofyouth.org
www.friendsofyouth.org

Seattle Humane Society
Services: Adoption services, pet food delivery to seniors and community member that are living
with HIV or AIDS, pet loss support group, dog boarding, dog training classes, spa, and more.
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Needs: Volunteers to help with Adoptions, Grooming, Animal Care, Foster Care, Fundraising,
Special Events and more. All volunteers must also be 18 years of age to volunteer on campus If
you are between 13-15 years old and would like to volunteer, check out our Humane Teen Club
page online (http://seattlehumane.info/Explore/education/teens) or contact the Education Office.

Contact:
Maureen Walsh Lull
Volunteer Services Manager
volunteers@seattlehumane.org
425-649-7557
Sign up for an orientation online at www.seattlehumane.org


Issaquah, City of
Parks & Recreation
Services: Provides recreational, cultural and civic activities for the Greater Issaquah Area
residents.
Needs: Teen Night Chaperones, Youth Sports Coaches, Youth Center Activity Leaders. Youth
needing community service hours for school are welcome to inquire. Court ordered community
service generally is not accepted.

Contact:
Derrik Shockman
Recreation Leader
425-837-3341
derriks@ci.issaquah.wa.us

Jubilee Reach Center
Located in the heart of Bellevue’s most diverse, underserved neighborhood, where 39 different
languages are spoken and 64% of kids are eligible subsided lunch at the neighboring Lake Hills
Elementary School, the Jubilee REACH Center (an independent 501 (c)(3)), provides
educational enrichment, resources and support to affirm youth, sustain stable families, build
community and transform lives.
Donate: Monetary donations

Contact:
Agnetta Kabuage- Business Manager
Phone:425-746-0506
E-mail: agnettak@jubileereach.org
Website: www.jubileereach.org

volunteer@jubileereach.org 425-749-3840

KidsQuest Children’s Museum
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Services: A hands-on, interactive children's museum, KidsQuest encourages a love of learning
through play with an emphasis on science, art and technology. KidsQuest encourages whole-
family learning and invites you to explore, play and learn together.
Volunteer Needs: KidsQuest is always looking for volunteers to help enhance the experience of
our visitors through the facilitation of daily arts and crafts activities. Our volunteer applications
are available to download from our website, www.kidsquestmuseum.org. Prospective volunteers
must attend an orientation which take place on the first Wednesday of each month from 2pm-
4pm and the second Saturday of each month from 8am-10am. (Orientations will resume in
September.)

Contact:
Sarah Bigley, Volunteer Coordinator
425.637.8100 ext 106
sarahb@kidsquestmuseum.org

Kirkland Arts Center
Services: Provides visual art classes, exhibitions, and community events

Needs: Assistance in classes, administrative offices, gallery, outreach programs, ceramics studio,
design and web updates, mailings, yard work etc. Volunteers are the foundation of the Kirkland
Arts Center. KAC welcomes volunteers of all interests and backgrounds to learn and interact
with artists, educators, and other volunteers in a fun, informal, and educational environment.

Business Development Manager Intern
Evaluation Manager Intern
Retail Marketing Manager Intern
Community Development Manager Intern
Marketing Manager Intern
Fundraising Campaign Manager Volunteer
Grant Writer Volunteer
Prospect Research Volunteer


Contact:
cshainin@kirklandartscenter.org
425.822.7161 x 103

620 Market Street
Kirkland, WA 98033
www.kirklandartscenter.org


Providence Marianwood
Services: Not for profit, skilled nursing facility. We provide the following services: Special Care
Dementia Unit, Sub-Acute Unit, Long Term Care Units, Respite Care and Hospice. Within these
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areas we provide full service Nursing, Therapeutic Recreation, Rehab, Dietary, Social Work and
Pastoral Care programs.

Needs:
Group Activity Assistant, Dining Room Assistant, Dining Room Hostess/Host, clerical. Other
opportunities include Nurturing 1:1—visiting with a resident; Pampered Hands—Assisting
residents with age related painful hands to soak in warm scented water and apply lotion; Leisure
Cart—Assisting short term stay patients by operating a recreation cart and offering leisure
materials; Pastoral Care—Spiritual supportive visits; and the Providence Marianwood
Auxiliary—Volunteers run the Gift Nook which provides funds to the Marianwood Foundation.
Training and staff supervision provided for all volunteer positions. Teens & Eagle Scout
projects welcome.

Contact:
Diane L. Bixler ACC, RRT,
Therapeutic Recreation/Volunteer Coordinator
Operational Excellence Green Belt/Change Facilitator
425-391-2827
diane.bixler@providence.org
www.providencemarianwood.org

Teen Closet
Services: Teen Closet is a clothing bank program operated by Bellevue Youth Link, in
partnership with Plato's Closet and the World Impact Network
Needs: Volunteers classify and set out donations, and assist clients. If you are interested in
donating items, please drop them off at 2015 Richards Road in Bellevue, WA 98005.

Contact:
Patrick Alina
425-452-5254
palina@bellevuewa.gov

Teen Feed
Services: Teen Feed works with the community to offer support to meet basic needs, build
strong relationships, and ally with homeless youth as they meet their future off the streets.
With the tremendous support of the community, Teen Feed responds to the most basic
needs of homeless youth with three programs: Teen Feed, Street Talk Outreach Program
(STOP), and Service Links for Youth (SLY).
Volunteer needs: Serve as an Advocate, Meal Team Member (to cook and serve the meals, and
clean the kitchen when done), and more! High school students and all faith communities
are welcome.

Contact:
Phone: 206.522.4366
Fax: 206.522.3043
info@teenfeed.org
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Teen Feed Office
4740 B University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Lake Heights Family YMCA
Services: Family programs
Needs: Preschool Assistants weekdays from 9:30-11:30am; Child Care Assistants (children aged
between 5-12 years) weekdays from 3:30-6:30pm; Youth Sports Coaches. Youth volunteers are
welcome starting at age 16. Volunteers must pass a Washington State Criminal Background
check.

Contact:
Rachelle
425-644-8417

Salvation Army Eastside Corps
The Salvation Army Eastside Corps has immediate openings for After School Program
Volunteers. We have a new Youth Director with exciting plans for the future of this program
and an increase in the number of students who are attending this program. If you or someone
you know is interested in volunteering for this program please contact us as soon as possible.
 This is a great opportunity for High School students to earn community service hours or for
someone who is looking to make a difference in a child's life.

Contact:
Sierra Wagner-Mygrant
The Salvation Army Eastside Corps
Social Services Department
911 164th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA. 98008
Phone: 425-452-7300, ext 204
Fax: 425-451-2591
sierra.wagner@usw.salvationarmy.org

Teens In Public Service
Teens in Public Service (TIPS) invites teens ages 15 to 19 who are leaders in their high schools
and are committed to becoming a part of their community through service and volunteerism to
apply. TIPS offers paid community service internships at nonprofit organizations for 6 to 8
weeks in the summer. Deadline to apply for 2010 is Friday, March 26, 2010. Go to:
www.teensinpublicservice.org under the Youth Internship tab to apply.

Contact:
Cathy Michalec
(206)985-4647
tips@teensinpublicservice.org

Youth Eastside Services
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Services: Provides support and services to at-risk youth
Needs: Mentors, administrative support, and interns.

Contact:
Jill Potter
jillp@youtheastsideservices.org

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Bellevue, City of
Crossroads Mini City Hall
Services: Staff and volunteers connect residents with city and community resources and
programs. Mini City Hall offers personal assistance, information and resources to all of
Bellevue’s diverse residents, including limited English speakers. Conveniently located in the
Crossroads Shopping Center, Mini City Hall provides quick response to customer concerns and
is a great place to learn about community events and opportunities.
Needs: Volunteers work regular hours and are fully trained. Bi-lingual volunteers needed to
provide outreach to diverse populations.

Contact:
Mini City Hall Coordinator
425-452-2800

Bellevue, City of
Cultural Diversity Program
Services: The Cultural Diversity program uses volunteers to help set up and coordinate
community events such as Conversations About Race and Culture, Cultural Arts performances
and media panels.
Needs: help with event promotion by communicating with media and the public through the
internet and at public events. We can also use volunteers to research cultural and social topics on
the internet and communicate via email and by phone with non profits, community groups,
agencies and businesses. Volunteers can also assist the program by designing flyers and other
promotional materials. Strong communication and knowledge of the OUTLOOK, WORD,
EXCEL, PAGEMAKER and graphic design helpful.

Contact
Kevin Henry
425-452-7886.

Bellevue School District
VIBES Mentor/Tutor Program
Services: Provide school based mentor/tutor student support for Bellevue’s diverse population.
Needs: Volunteers to work weekly in classrooms matched with students referred for extra
support. You will be placed near home or work, in schools, as one-on-one mentors or tutors and
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classroom volunteers. Opportunities are available at all 26 Bellevue schools in grades Preschool-
12.

For more information, visit our web site: www.bsd405.org/vibes

Questions:
Sue Hanlon
VIBES Program Coordinator
hanlons@bsd405.org
(425)456-4151


Bellevue College Literacy Program
Volunteers work in Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes with adult learners of all ages seeking
to improve their reading, writing, and math skills or in English as a Second Language (ESL)
classes, with immigrants and refugees learning English. Volunteers assist instructors in the
classroom with student needs and provide support and encouragement. Volunteers are asked to
commit to 2-4 hours per week for an academic year. During this time volunteers receive training
and on-going support and direction from the teachers and staff in the program. Volunteer assist
teachers in the classroom with small group tutoring or conversation groups, one to one tutoring,
or assistance with basic computer skills. We also need volunteers willing to help for one day
events such as student assessment, student registration, end of year graduation, and other special
events.


For more information:
Call Elaine Nutter at 425-564-2349
Email address: elaine.nutter@bellevuecollege.edu


Chinese Information Service Center
Services: Programs for the Chinese community
Needs: The ESL/Literacy Program at the Chinese Information Service Center seeks friendly,
patient, and dependable volunteer teachers and tutors to help Chinese immigrants gain US
citizenship. This is a great way to gain teaching experience with new immigrant ESL students as
well as gain greater exposure to the Chinese language and culture. We have a variety of
positions and times available. Bilingual in Mandarin or Cantonese a plus but not a requirement.
 No teaching experience necessary. We will train you! 1-3 hours once a week and a 3 month
commitment.

Special need: The ESL/Literacy Program at the Chinese Information and Service Center seeks
friendly, patient, and dependable volunteer teachers and tutors to help Chinese and Vietnamese
immigrants gain US citizenship. This is a great way to gain teaching experience with new
immigrant ESL students as well as gain greater exposure to different Asian languages and
cultures. Bilingual in Mandarin, Cantonese, or Vietnamese is required for teaching positions
except for Talk Time classes. No teaching experience necessary. We will train you!
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Contact:
Meon Yu
Chinese Information & Service Center
ESL/Literacy Program
611 S Lane Street
Seattle, WA 98104
http://www.cisc-seattle.org
206-624-5633 x4136
meony@cisc-seattle.org

Eastside Academy
Services: Provides programs for at-risk youth
Needs: Volunteers for events, fundraisers, mentors for at risk youth.
CAN PROVIDE VOLUNTEERS—translation services & job shadowing

Contact:
Jeremy Echols
jeremye@eastsideacademy.org

The Hope Heart Institute
Services: The Hope Heart Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Bellevue, Washington
dedicated to serving humanity through cardiovascular research and education. We engage
volunteers through our outreach and educational programs that help individuals and communities
adopt healthier practices and lifestyle habits to reduce their risk of developing heart disease.
Volunteer Needs: Volunteer Positions include: Outreach Advocate Team Leads, Community
Outreach Advocates, Educational Outreach Advocates, Health & Wellness Support, and Hope
Heart Volunteers (internal administration support). We also actively recruit Health Science
students, Spanish speakers that can communicate the importance of a heart-healthy lifestyle to
Latina communities, and much more!

Contact Info:
Joie Hsu, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
jhsu@hopeheart.org or 425-456-8751

HopeLink
Services: Hopelink in Bellevue (at 14812 Main Street) is dedicated to helping people in need to
make lasting changes in their lives.
Needs: Tutors. Hopelink’s Adult Education department is looking for volunteers to help adults
learn basic reading, writing or math skills or earn a General Education Development (GED)
diploma; assist non-native English speakers to improve their English skills; teach healthy living
on a budget, money management and computer skills including job searching online and resume-
writing; oversee the children of parents who are enrolled in various Hopelink classe.

Contact
Sheila Sloan-Evans
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425.869.6066
volunteer@hope-link.org.


Hopelink Travel Ambassador Program
Needs: Travel Ambassadors: Hopelink is looking for volunteers who are able to evaluate
transportation needs and assist individuals with special needs, such as older adults, individuals
with lower incomes, disabilities, limited English proficiency, and youth to identify the best travel
options that meet their needs. Travel options available in the region include transit, light rail,
commuter train, ferry, water taxi and other community transportation services. Travel
Ambassadors who speak a second language will be particularly helpful.

Please visit http://www.hope-link.org/get_help/transportation/travelambassador/ to get additional
information.

Contact
Alina Aaron [aaaron@hope-link.org]
425-943-6769

India Association of Western Washington Senior Program
Reach out to seniors from diverse backgrounds and help with program activities. Contact: Pran
Wahi, Director at 206-805-8976 or iawwsenior@hotmail.com .

Issaquah Sammamish Interfaith Coalition
Needs ESL Volunteers to Teach Classes
Beginning level volunteer teacher for Wednesday night classes at Pine Lake Covenant Church.
All level volunteer teachers for classes in Issaquah.
Co-administrator to handle donations, book orders, and scheduling training.

Contact:
Elizabeth Maupin, M.Div.
Issaquah Sammamish Interfaith Coalition
206 453 3903

Jubilee REACH
Childcare for ESL Program
Play/read with kids as their parents are learning English! Kids 3-11 years old. Monday Evenings
& Wednesday Evenings from 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM. Jubilee REACH is a non-profit organization
that provides social service programs for families in the Lake Hills area of Bellevue. Contact
volunteer@jubileereach.org. 425-749-3840


English as a Second Language (ESL) Program needs Volunteers
Like to teach English? Levels 1 and 3 are needed! Monday Evenings from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.
Level 4 Monday Evenings, Tuesday Mornings, Wednesday Evenings from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
&/or 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Jubilee REACH is a non-profit organization that provides social
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service programs for families in the Lake Hills area of Bellevue. Contact
volunteer@jubileereach.org

Medina Academy
Medina Academy is a school in Redmond with a community program that teaches Arabic. They
are expanding the program to teach Spanish and need volunteers to teach Spanish to kids or
possibly adults The time will have to be either after 3:00 pm or later on at night say around 6:00
pm or so.

Contact:
Hazim [hazimt@gmail.com]




P.E.A.C.E of Mind
Parent Education And Child Empowerment
Services: Educates parents, caregivers and communities on how to avoid abduction and prevent
childhood sexual abuse using non scary teaching techniques and interactive workshops.
Needs: Volunteers for workshops, events, translation, preparing packets etc.

Contact:
Sabrina Sessa
Director of Education and Outreach
sabrina@pomwa.org
PO Box 3551
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Bellevue WA 98009
(425) 591-5795

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TRANSPORTATION

Harrington House
Services: We are a 2 year transitional housing program for women who are pregnant or just
given birth. We provide the women shelter, case management, and life skills training.
Needs: Volunteers are required to complete a Washington State background check and
Harrington House Volunteer Application Packet. Volunteers do mentoring, transportation, yard
work, minor home repair, depending on availability and interest.

Contact Name:
Angie Johnson, Case Manager
angiej@ccsww.org
425-643-1434

IAWW Senior Program
IAWW Senior Program needs Volunteer drivers to take seniors from their homes to Redmond
Senior Center once a month for the Indian Seniors Monthly lunch. This is one place Indian
seniors are able to connect with each other.

Gurleen K. Gulati
3639 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S,
Seattle, WA 98144
 Ph: 206-805-8975


Senior Services
Transportation Program
Services: We offer safe, friendly and affordable transportation for seniors over the age of 60
who have limited transportation options. Our volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to provide
personalized transportation to medical appointments. The volunteers provide not only a ride, but
escort seniors to and wait with them at their appointments before returning home. They offer the
extras that mean so much to an older adult… holding doors open, lending a steadying arm,
providing companionship and security.
Needs: Friendly, caring volunteers who can drive seniors to their medical appointments during
the week. Drivers use their own vehicles and choose the days and areas in which they wish to
drive. Volunteer drivers are needed on weekdays during business hours throughout King County

Contact:
Melissa R. Tribelhorn
Recruitment & Outreach Coordinator
(206) 748-7588
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melissat@seniorservices.org

Spiritual Awakenings
Spiritual Awakenings helps people with family problems, disabilities and other issues, to have a
better life through improving lifestyles and developing friendships.

Needs: A reliable person to provide local transportation, with their own vehicle, for urgent
appointments and needs for our group. The days and hours are extremely flexible. Most needs
are on the Eastside.

Contact: Daniel at 425-864-5999 or danieldurban-bellevue@yahoo.com

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TUTORING

Bellevue School District
VIBES Mentor/Tutor Program
Services: Provide school based mentor/tutor student support for Bellevue’s diverse population.
Needs: Volunteers to work weekly in classrooms matched with students referred for extra
support. You will be placed near home or work, in schools, as one-on-one mentors or tutors and
classroom volunteers. Opportunities are available at all 26 Bellevue schools in grades Preschool-
12.

For more information, visit our web site: www.bsd405.org/vibes

Questions:
Sue Hanlon
VIBES Program Coordinator
hanlons@bsd405.org
(425)456-4151

Bellevue School District
The Bellevue Big Picture School
The Bellevue Big Picture School is a new school opening this Fall to 6th and 9th graders and
is located at 14844 SE 22nd Street. We are seeking adult volunteers for many roles within
the school:
       Mentor students throughout the year
       Guest speakers in a variety of career fields
       Partner with teachers to design real-world, authentic projects
       Practice interview skills with students
       Provide internships
       Serve on student exhibition panels to provide feedback to students
       Provide service learning opportunities

Host a Student Intern or Job Shadow from the Bellevue Big Picture School
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Bellevue Big Picture School opens this fall. The main component of every student’s
education is LTI (Learning Through Internship/Interest) which enables students to
complete an authentic project working with an expert mentor in the field of their choice.
Local businesses are needed to host middle school field trips and high school interns. For
more information, contact Bill Pollard, Bellevue Schools Foundation Trustee at
pollard@talonprivate.com or Bethany Spinler, Big Picture School Principal at
spinlerb@bsd405.org.

Bethany Spinler
Bellevue Big Picture School Principal
Bellevue School District
spinlerb@bsd405.org
 425-456-4235
425-456-7804

Bellevue Schools Foundation i3 Mentoring Team
Help Transform Education at Sammamish High School! Would you like to work one-on-one
or with small groups of high school students? Can you connect teachers to the tools,
practices, and networks of the workplace? Are you able to provide students with
information about college and career success?

Join the i3 Mentoring Team at Sammamish High School in building problem-based learning
in the classroom through a $4.1M federal grant - Engineering Global Solutions - the only
one of its kind in Washington State. Mentors are currently working with 9th grade
Bio/Chem students studying the causes and effects, and local and global impact of ocean
acidification.

Mentors will help students
   Develop academically and socially;
   Build positive relationships with adults in the community;
   Connect with real-world career expertise;
   Increase readiness for college and careers; and
   Receive expert critique of projects and solutions.

Mentors from a variety of personal and professional backgrounds are needed for a two-
week intensive summer program focused on academics and college readiness. We also
need mentors for Environmental Science, Biology/Chemistry, Introductory Art and Design,
Human Geography, Government, Introductory Computer Programming and Math classes
starting this fall. Training and orientation will be provided.

Contact Kim Herzog
i3 Grant Project Leader, Sammamish High School
herzogk@bsd405.org
425-456-7729.
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College Corps
College Corps wants YOU! Do you enjoy working with teens who are striving to reach that
next level in their academic career? Have you survived the college application process with
your own child and have knowledge to share? Or do you want to gain that valuable
experience before it is time for your son or daughter to apply?

College Corps volunteers help seniors at Interlake and Sammamish High Schools with the
college application process from 2:30 - 4:00pm, mid-October through mid-January. If you
want to really impact a student's life and can commit to just one afternoon a week, please
contact Arlene Scott, College Corps Coordinator at scottar@bsd405.org. Training is
provided!


Bellevue College Literacy Program
3000 Landerholm Circle SE, R130-V
Bellevue, WA 98007-6484
Volunteers work in Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes with adult learners of all ages seeking
to improve their reading, writing, and math skills or in English as a Second Language (ESL)
classes, with immigrants and refugees learning English. Volunteers assist instructors in the
classroom with student needs and provide support and encouragement. Volunteers are asked to
commit to 2-4 hours per week for an academic year. During this time volunteers receive training
and on-going support and direction from the teachers and staff in the program. Volunteer assist
teachers in the classroom with small group tutoring or conversation groups, one to one tutoring,
or assistance with basic computer skills. We also need volunteers willing to help for one day
events such as student assessment, student registration, end of year graduation, and other special
events.


For more information:
Call Elaine Nutter at 425-564-2349
Email address: elaine.nutter@bellevuecollege.edu

Catholic Community Services
Youth Tutoring Program
Services: Provides evening tutoring to the children living in Seattle's low-income public housing
communities. Our tutoring centers are located within those communities, making them safe and
convenient for the children we serve. Our School-Year Program serves 1st-12th grade students
and runs from September to June. This program focuses on homework assistance, and on
developing math and language arts skills. Our Summer Reading Program serves 1st-6th grade
students who are at or below grade level in reading. Our centers are open Monday through
Thursday, from 4:30p-7:30.
Needs: Tutors generally volunteer for 1 or 2 hours, once per week. We enroll new volunteers
throughout the year. Orientations are offered every other week, from 5:30pm-7:30pm, at
Catholic Community Services our Main Office (100 – 23rd Ave. S., Seattle).

Contact:
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(206) 328-5659
Kateh@ccsww.org

Chinese Information Service Center
Services: Programs for the Chinese community
Needs: The ESL/Literacy Program at the Chinese Information Service Center seeks friendly,
patient, and dependable volunteer teachers and tutors to help Chinese immigrants gain US
citizenship. This is a great way to gain teaching experience with new immigrant ESL students as
well as gain greater exposure to the Chinese language and culture. We have a variety of
positions and times available. Bilingual in Mandarin or Cantonese a plus but not a requirement.
 No teaching experience necessary. We will train you! 1-3 hours once a week and a 3 month
commitment.

Special need: The ESL/Literacy Program at the Chinese Information and Service Center seeks
friendly, patient, and dependable volunteer teachers and tutors to help Chinese and Vietnamese
immigrants gain US citizenship. This is a great way to gain teaching experience with new
immigrant ESL students as well as gain greater exposure to different Asian languages and
cultures. Bilingual in Mandarin, Cantonese, or Vietnamese is required for teaching positions
except for Talk Time classes. No teaching experience necessary. We will train you!


Contact:
Meon Yu
Chinese Information & Service Center
ESL/Literacy Program
611 S Lane Street
Seattle, WA 98104
http://www.cisc-seattle.org
206-624-5633 x4136
meony@cisc-seattle.org


Foster Grandparent
Services: Tutoring and mentoring support for youth who are disadvantaged or have special needs
Needs: Volunteers over the age of 60 who enjoy interacting with youth. Volunteers work 15-20
hours in preschools, elementary schools and after school programs in their community.

Contact
206-328-5925

Friends of Youth
Services: Friends of Youth delivers a broad range of services to youth and their families to
improve their emotional stability and self-sufficiency. Programs include things like The El
Puente Independent Living Program is a small staffed group home in Renton that serves male
adolescent boys in foster care.
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Volunteer Opportunities: Various including Childcare at New Ground Bothell; Tutor for the El
Puente Independent Living Program; Volunteer Receptionist. Teens welcome.

Contact
Cheryl Schnelle
Volunteer Coordinator
16225 NE 87th St. Ste A-8
Redmond, Washington 98052
425-869-6490, ext. 309
425-869-6666 (fax)
cheryl@friendsofyouth.org
www.friendsofyouth.org

HopeLink
Services: Hopelink in Bellevue (at 14812 Main Street) is dedicated to helping people in need to
make lasting changes in their lives.
Needs: Tutors. Hopelink’s Adult Education department is looking for volunteers to help adults
learn basic reading, writing or math skills or earn a General Education Development (GED)
diploma; assist non-native English speakers to improve their English skills; teach healthy living
on a budget, money management and computer skills including job searching online and resume-
writing; oversee the children of parents who are enrolled in various Hopelink classes.
Front Desk: Answer phones and greet visitors. Help is needed on Monday mornings between
9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and on weekday evenings (except Fridays) from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Contact
Sheila Sloan-Evans
425.869.6066
volunteer@hope-link.org.

Issaquah Sammamish Interfaith Coalition
Needs ESL Volunteers to Teach Classes
Beginning level volunteer teacher for Wednesday night classes at Pine Lake Covenant Church.
All level volunteer teachers for classes in Issaquah.
Co-administrator to handle donations, book orders, and scheduling training.

Contact:
Paula Harper-Christensen
paulah-c@comcast.net
425-391-6498

KidREACH
One-on-One Tutor/Mentor a child all year and see their attitude change about school! Tuesday
Evenings, Thursday Evenings from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Jubilee REACH is a non-profit
organization that provides social service programs for families in the Lake Hills area of
Bellevue. Contact volunteer@jubileereach.org. 425-749-3840
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KITH ESL Program
Tutors to help adult English learners with conversation practice. Meet Tuesdays 5:00pm – 6:00
pm at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Sept. 13, 2011 – May 22, 2012. Contact Lindsay form more
information 425-820-3519. Sponsored by KITH (Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing)

Contact:
Brenda Berry at Volunteer@KITHcares.org or 425-576-9531 ext.105

KITH Homework Helpers
Volunteers will be matched with elementary students to assist with homework on Tuesday
evenings from Sept. 13, 2011 – May 22, 2012. 5:00pm – 6:00pm at Holy Spirit Lutheran
Church. Contact Lindsay for more information 425-820-3519. Sponsored by KITH (Kirkland
Interfaith Transitions in Housing)

Contact:
Brenda Berry at Volunteer@KITHcares.org or 425-576-9531 ext.105

Medina Academy
Medina Academy is a school in Redmond with a community program that teaches Arabic. They
are expanding the program to teach Spanish and need volunteers to teach Spanish to kids or
possibly adults The time will have to be either after 3:00 pm or later on at night say around 6:00
pm or so.

Contact:
Hazim [hazimt@gmail.com]

The Salvation Army Eastside Corps After School Program
There are 73 low income children attending our After School Program each day and we need
volunteers and donors to help keep this program running. If you want to make a lasting
difference in the life of a child this is the place to be!!

Sierra Wagner-Mygrant
Social Service Director
The Salvation Army Eastside Corps
911 164th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA. 98008
Phone: 425-452-7300, ext 204
Fax: 425-451-2591
sierra.wagner@usw.salvationarmy.org

Sickle Cell Fund for Families in Need

Seeks volunteer tutors. After school/late afternoon one times a week for 1-2 hours,
flexible/by arrangement with client family at their home. Requires in person interview,
background check. Experience with children a plus, enthusiasm and patience required.
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Sickle Cell Fund for Families in Needs' mission is to improve the quality of life for families
caring for children with sickle cell disease
.
Contact: Joy Stephens at 425-301-1007 or email joy@sicklecellffn.org. scffn.org.


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VETS

Vets Edge Homeless Outreach is looking for people who have a passion for the people who are
homeless in our community and a desire to learn how to assist these people in finding housing
and supportive services. This is an unpaid position and the payments are the rewards of making
our community a safer kinder place.

You will learn how to approach people with issues of Homelessness, how to approach service
providers, how to engage the system so that the results are more positive. You will learn how to
set boundaries and stay safe when dealing with potential clients.

Please contact me if you have a desire to be a part of this.

Joe Ingram
Vets Edge Homeless Outreach
Family Resource Center
16225 NE 87th Street Suite A-8
Redmond WA 98052
206 579 2205

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VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT

Many Lights Foundation
Many Lights Foundation is building a multigenerational community called Hope Lights
Community. This community is designed to support families adopting children from foster care,
at-risk kinship families, and elders who desire connection and purpose. This innovative
community will be located in King County, WA. Within this multigenerational community,
elders are seen as honorary grandparents providing support and nurturance to children, while the
adoptive families are seen as “grandparent helpers”, supporting elders in living a vibrant life.
With the increase in the number of grandparents raising their grandchildren, Many Lights is also
committed to providing kinship families with safe family homes. We are on a mission to heal the
pain of abuse and neglect in children. Our focus of building an intergenerational community is
only possible through the many volunteers who are making this a reality for more than 40
children, 15 families, and 45 seniors in King County.
Needs: Marketing Specialist, Copy Writer, Graphic Designer, Volunteer Recruiter
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Contact: Lara Oso at lara.e.oso@gmail.com

WOMEN

Eastside Domestic Violence Program
Service: Direct service to women, children and families in crisis
Needs: Volunteers to work with clients and Development Office assistance

Contact:
Rachel Olson
Volunteer Program Coordinator
rachelo@edvp.org
425-562-8840 ext. 229
www.edvp.org.

Lisa Arnold
Special Events Manager
lisaa@edvp.org
425-562-8840 ext. 239
www.edvp.org.

Kelly Becker
Development Director
kellyb@edvp.org
Telephone: 425-562-8840 ext. 253

Harrington House
Services: We are a 2 year transitional housing program for women who are pregnant or just
given birth. We provide the women shelter, case management, and life skills training.
Needs: Volunteers are required to complete a Washington State background check and
Harrington House Volunteer Application Packet. Volunteers do mentoring, transportation, yard
work, minor home repair, depending on availability and interest.

Contact Name:
Angie Johnson, Case Manager
angiej@ccsww.org
425-643-1434

Sophia Way
Services: Overnight Educational Program for single homeless women. (Intake not drop in)
Providing overnight shelter, life skills, dinner, laundry, showers. Focus on Life Skills Education.
A pathway from life on the street to life in a home - graduate from overnight program
to subsidized housing.
Needs: Volunteers are needed to become part of the organizing team, bring a meal, be a speaker,
aid with fundraising.
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Contact:
Helen Leuzzi
Executive Director, Sophia Way
Director@SophiaWay.org
425-653-5893

Angeline’s Eastside Women’s Center
Services: Angeline’s Eastside Women’s Center is a day center for homeless and low-income
women in the Bellevue area. The women are provided a safe, warm place to connect with other
women, have a meal, shower, do laundry and use the computer or telephone. The center also
serves as a referral and resource center to match women with services in the community.
Volunteer Needs: The Take Two Project: Every Tuesday and Friday we provide an opportunity
for two volunteers to serve lunch to the women at the center. The lunch lasts an hour and half. It
is located in downtown Bellevue.

Contact information: To sign up or for more information please visit
https://www.ywcaworks.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=754. The available dates for the
Take Two project are listed here.

Luke Black
lblack@ywcaworks.org


Washington Women In Need (WWIN)
Services: Provides financial assistance to low income women in Washington for health care
(physical, dental, vision, hearing), mental health counseling and education. No walk-in service.
Volunteer needs: Opportunities to provide administrative and clerical office support, filing,
mailings, computer data entry, answer phones and making client contact calls. Participation in
annual fundraising events as table host or event planning and support activities. Website
development and data entry skills, see website for details.
Donations Accepted: Financial contributions can be made on the website or by telephone and
mail.

Contact:
425 451 8838
wwininfo@wawomeninneed.org
www.wawomeninneed.org

VOLUNTEER IN THE BUSINESS WORLD

Bellevue Entrepreneur Center
Bellevue Chamber of Commerce

Contact:
Kim Fredericks
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425-454-2464
info@bellevuechamber.org

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RESOURCES

CAN PROVIDE VOLUNTEERS

Bellevue School District
VIBES Mentor/Tutor Program
Services: Provide school based mentor/tutor student support for Bellevue’s diverse population.
Needs: Volunteers to work weekly in classrooms matched with students referred for extra
support. You will be placed near home or work, in schools, as one-on-one mentors or tutors and
classroom volunteers. Opportunities are available at all 26 Bellevue schools in grades Preschool-
12.

For more information, visit our web site: www.bsd405.org/vibes

Questions:
Sue Hanlon
VIBES Program Coordinator
hanlons@bsd405.org
(425)456-4151


Bellevue, City of
Probation Division
CAN PROVIDE VOLUNTEERS who need to complete court ordered community service work
(misdemeanors only)

Contact:
Susan Fraser
Assistant Probation Manager
425-452-7190
sfraser@bellevuewa.gov

Roger Ledbetter
Probation Officer
425-452-7192
rledbetter@bellevuewa.gov

City of Bellevue
Volunteer Program
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Services: Supports 55 existing COB volunteer programs and works on new program
development; Supports marketing and outreach as well as region-wide partnership development
relative to volunteer use.
CAN PROVIDE VOLUNTEERS

Contact:
Shelly Shellabarger
Volunteer@BellevueWa.gov
425-452-5375

Eastside Academy
Services: Provides programs for at-risk youth
Needs: Volunteers for events, fundraisers, mentors for at risk youth.
CAN PROVIDE VOLUNTEERS—translation services & job shadowing

Contact:
Jeremy Echols
jeremye@eastsideacademy.org

Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Washington
Services: Provides programs and services for children and teens with Autism
Needs: Peer mentors for FEAT programs.
FEAT ALSO PROVIDES VOLUNTEERS

Contact:
FEAT of Washington
Volunteer Coordinator
featwa@featwa.org
Visit our website www.featwa.org

United Way of King County:
The Volunteer Center
Services: The Volunteer Center provides the following services for community volunteers, any
non-profit community organization and workplace volunteer programs including: Volunteer
Recruitment and Referral; Non-profit Board Trainings; Volunteer Program Management
Training (Essential Elements of Volunteer Program Management and Advanced/ Tailored
Volunteer Management trainings); Leadership Development and Networking (Project Lead-
leadership program for people of color., Board Recruitment and Referral); Workplace Services
aimed at strengthening employee volunteer programs (Corporate Volunteer Council); Nonprofit
Management Tools (Biennial Wage & Benefit Survey). Projects include Day of Caring—The
largest single day mobilization of volunteers in King County. Projects can be submitted by any
nonprofit agency in King County.
Needs: Free tax prep volunteers; Volunteer Readers

Contact Information:
Nikki Russell
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Volunteer Initiatives Manager
206-461-5022
nrussell@uwkc.org

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LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations (WAACO)
Services: We connect nonprofit organizations that are unable to afford legal representation with
volunteer attorneys willing to assist them on their business-related, non-litigation legal matters.
WAACO helps nonprofits throughout the state find free legal assistance to help with contract
review, real estate and lease transactions, trademark, copyright and licensing matters,
employment and personnel policies, risk management and insurance matters, mergers or
dissolutions, and corporate governance issues including drafting or revising corporate bylaws
and policies .

Contact:
Phone: 1-866-288-9695
Email: contact@waaco.org
www.waaco.org

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FINANCIAL ADVICE

Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Services: Volunteer CPAs provide financial education to schools, community groups and non-
profits.
Resources: Can provide financial education presentations for all ages & written materials.

Contact:
Amy O’Donnell
Financial Literacy Program Manager
aodonnell@wscpa.org
bellevuefinancialliteracy@wscpa.org.
425-586-1140

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TRAINING

American Red Cross
Services: We provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and
respond too emergencies. We also provide interpretation and translation services.
Needs: Preparedness, response, support and bilingual volunteers – training is required, free, and
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provided by our organization.

Contacts:
James Bluher
Volunteer Services Coordinator
James.bluher@seattleredcross.org

Ivy Davis Zolle
Director of Volunteer Services
Ivy.davis.zolle@seattleredcross.org

United Way of King County:
The Volunteer Center
Services: The Volunteer Center provides the following services for community volunteers, any
non-profit community organization and workplace volunteer programs including: Volunteer
Recruitment and Referral; Non-profit Board Trainings; Volunteer Program Management
Training (Essential Elements of Volunteer Program Management and Advanced/ Tailored
Volunteer Management trainings); Leadership Development and Networking (Project Lead-
leadership program for people of color., Board Recruitment and Referral); Workplace Services
aimed at strengthening employee volunteer programs (Corporate Volunteer Council); Nonprofit
Management Tools (Biennial Wage & Benefit Survey). Projects include Day of Caring—The
largest single day mobilization of volunteers in King County. Projects can be submitted by any
nonprofit agency in King County.
Needs: Free tax prep volunteers; Volunteer Readers

Contact Information:
Nikki Russell
Volunteer Initiatives Manager
206-461-5022
nrussell@uwkc.org


Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Services: Volunteer CPAs provide financial education to schools, community groups and non-
profits.
Resources: Can provide financial education presentations for all ages & written materials.

Contact:
Amy O’Donnell
Financial Literacy Program Manager
aodonnell@wscpa.org
bellevuefinancialliteracy@wscpa.org.
425-586-1140


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NETWORKING & CONNECTIONS

City of Bellevue
Volunteer Program
Services: Supports 55 existing COB volunteer programs and works on new program
development; Supports marketing and outreach as well as region-wide partnership development
relative to volunteer use.

Contact:
Shelly Shellabarger
Volunteer@BellevueWa.gov
425-452-5375

International Renewal Ministries
Services: Assisting pastors and other Christian leaders (in Bellevue and other cities across
Washington State) serve their communities together.
Resource: Can make connections with local churches

Contact:
Steve Hall
stevehall_irm@msn.com
Cell Phone: 206-595-5109

United Way of King County:
The Volunteer Center
Services: The Volunteer Center provides the following services for community volunteers, any
non-profit community organization and workplace volunteer programs including: Volunteer
Recruitment and Referral; Non-profit Board Trainings; Volunteer Program Management
Training (Essential Elements of Volunteer Program Management and Advanced/ Tailored
Volunteer Management trainings); Leadership Development and Networking (Project Lead-
leadership program for people of color., Board Recruitment and Referral); Workplace Services
aimed at strengthening employee volunteer programs (Corporate Volunteer Council); Nonprofit
Management Tools (Biennial Wage & Benefit Survey). Projects include Day of Caring—The
largest single day mobilization of volunteers in King County. Projects can be submitted by any
nonprofit agency in King County.
Needs: Free tax prep volunteers; Volunteer Readers

Contact Information:
Nikki Russell
Volunteer Initiatives Manager
206-461-5022
nrussell@uwkc.org

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DONATE
You can make a difference in local agencies donating anything from cash, to much needed
materials.

Also, you can call 2-1-1 for information and referrals to holiday gift and food programs, as well
as programs accepting donations. 2-1-1 is open between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm Monday through
Friday. You can also access this information online 24 hours per day by visiting
www.211kingcounty.org and clicking on “Community Resources Online”.

DONATE BY AGENCY

American Red Cross
Services: We provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and
respond too emergencies. We also provide interpretation and translation services.
Donate: We accept monetary contributions.

Contact:
James Bluher
Volunteer Services Coordinator
James.bluher@seattleredcross.org

Ivy Davis Zolle
Director of Volunteer Services
Ivy.davis.zolle@seattleredcross.org

American Red Cross Serving King & Kitsap Counties
(206) 323-2345
Info@seattleredcross.org
www.seattleredcross.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound is committed to providing an adult mentor for every
child who needs or wants one. Mentoring is a proven strategy that changes how our children
grow up in America by meeting critical needs of our region’s children and engaging all levels of
community. We help children build the attitudes and behaviors needed to stay in school, succeed
academically, make healthy choices, and create promising futures.
Donate: We accept monetary donations. Donations are used for outreach, recruitment, training
and more.

Contact:
Name: Veronica Abraham
Phone: 206-402-9162
E-mail: Veronica.Abraham@bbbs.org
Website: https://www.bbbsps.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=

Birthday Dreams
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Birthday Dreams is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing birthday parties to homeless
children and foster children living in group homes. Join us as we bring smiles to the faces of the
disadvantaged children around Puget Sound. Every child deserves a birthday!
Birthday Dreams is a volunteer and donation driven organization. We can’t do what we do
without you! You can help by:
     Donating a complete Birthday-in-a-Box.
     Donating items for an on-site party or a Birthday-in-a-Box.
     Cash donations.
     Volunteer at a party.
     Volunteer collection and/or delivery of a Birthday-in-a-Box.
     Organize a party supply drive at your place of business or church.
     Be a party coordinator
Contact:
Chris Spahn [chris@birthdaydreams.org]
http://www.birthdaydreams.org/


Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those
who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
We strive to provide the highest quality Boys & Girls Club programming possible; providing
outreach services to serve additional youth while always maintaining a fun, safe and positive
environment at all Club locations.
Donate: Sports equipment, board games, art supplies, toys and school supplies

Contact:
Megan Broze
Phone: 425.454.6162 ext. 12
Email: mbroze@bgcbellevue.org
Webpage: www.bgcbellevue.org

Chinese Information & Service Center (CISC)
CISC helps Asian immigrants make the transition to a new life while keeping later generations in
touch with their rich heritage.
Donate: Office supplies: copy paper, pens, staples, post-its, etc.; Protractors and rulers with
metric and standard units for the After School Program; A new (or gently used) small round
coffee table for the International Family Center-Seattle; Children’s books, Duplos, dress up
costumes and puzzles for the Pre-K Program; Microphone stand for the Senior Day Care Center.

Contact
Name: Nelson Tang
Phone: 206.624.5633x4157
E-mail: nelsont@cisc-seattle.org
Website: www.cisc-seattle.org

Congregations for the Homeless
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Services: Overnight housing for homeless eastside; Shelters rotate between eastside churches.
Needs: Especially needed are washable blankets, sleeping mats (about $150 each) and XXXL
Jackets and clothing. Prepared meals are welcome. Financial donations are always welcome.

Contact:
Stacey Witte- Volunteer coordinator
Congregations for the Homeless
staceyw@cfhomeless.org
(425) 765-1782

Eastside Baby Corner
EBC accepts donations of items that children use from birth to age 12 and distributes them, free
of charge, through service care providers directly to families in need.
Donate: Used children’s clothing (birth to size 14), baby items, strollers, diapers, formula, new
pants sizes 5 – 7, new clothing, cash donations always needed

Contact:
Christy Garrard
christyG@babycorner.org
Phone: 425 391-0337

Eastside Domestic Violence Program
Provides direct service to women and children in crisis. Toilet paper, toiletries and natural
household cleaners.

Contact:
Rachel Olson
Volunteer Program Coordinator
rachelo@edvp.org
425-562-8840 ext. 229
www.edvp.org.

Lisa Arnold
Special Events Manager
lisaa@edvp.org
425-562-8840 ext. 239
www.edvp.org.

Kelly Becker
Development Director
kellyb@edvp.org
Telephone: 425-562-8840 ext. 253

Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP)
We provide civil legal aid to low-income residents of East King County through clinics, brief
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services, workshops, lectures and direct representation. ELAP also has a special program
serving victims of domestic violence with their legal issues.
Donate: Scanner, Lap Tops (3), Color Laser or Ink Jet Printer

Contact:
Stan Kehl, Executive Director
Eastside Legal Assistance Program
425-747-7274 Ext 203
425-747-7504 (Fax)
www.elap.org

The Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle & King County
Agency Description: The Emergency Feeding Program packs 14 different varieties of non-
perishable, nutritionally-balanced, diet-specific grocery bags and distributes them through a
network of over 130 partner social service agencies, food banks, schools, and faith communities
providing an emergency response to the nutritional needs of people in hunger crisis situations
throughout King County.
Donate: Donate: In addition to financial contributions, EFP welcomes the donations of a wide
variety of non-perishable foods—for example, 18-oz jars of peanut butter, 15-oz cans of corn,
green beans and peas, 15-oz cans of peaches, pineapple, and fruit cocktail, 15-oz cans of beef
stew, soup and pork & beans, canned tuna, SPAM and Vienna sausage, jars of baby food and
cans of baby formula, and many other items. Please visit our website or contact us for a
complete list.

Contact:
Arthur Lee or Brian Anderson
Phone: 206-329-0300
Email: info@emergencyfeeding.org
Webpage: www.emergencyfeeding.org

Food Banks
Restrictions: Will not accept domestic violence, assault, or sexual crime offenders or theft.
Auburn: 253-804-5696
DesMoines: 206-878-2660
Federal Way: 253-838-6810
Highline: 206-433-9900
Issaquah: 425-392-4123
Kent: 253-520-3550
Maple Valley: 425-432-8139
Renton: 425-255-5969
Seattle: 206-329-0300
Skyway/Seattle: 206-772-9232
Tukwila: 206-431-8293
White Center: 206-762-2848

Friends of Youth
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Services: Friends of Youth delivers a broad range of services to youth and their families to
improve their emotional stability and self-sufficiency. Programs include homeless youth
services, youth and family services and healthy start.
Donate: Furniture and household goods for transitional homes; meals; clothing and more.

Contact
Cheryl Schnelle
Volunteer Coordinator
16225 NE 87th St. Ste A-8
Redmond, Washington 98052
425-869-6490, ext. 309
425-869-6666 (fax)
cheryl@friendsofyouth.org
www.friendsofyouth.org

Habitat for Humanity Retail Store
We will accept new and/or gently used items; all profits go toward our homebuilding program.
Store is located at 13500 Bel Red Rd. Bellevue, WA 98005.

Contact:
Habitat for Humanity EKC
425.869.6007

Home2Home
Services: Home2Home accumulates furniture and household goods from families who are
downsizing and distributes them to needy families on the Eastside.
Needs: Volunteers to assist with donations and clients.
Donate: Furniture and household items that are in new or like new condition. We cannot accept
items that are stained, worn, broken, damaged or oversized. Items which do not meet the
guidelines will not be accepted.

Contact:
Ellie Deets
425-301-7640
EDeets@aol.com

Hopelink
Needs: monetary donations as well as a wide range of school supplies.

Contact:
Teresa Andrade
425 485-6521
teresawa@hope-link.org
www.hope-link.org.
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Issaquah Food Bank
We provide families with 2-3 days of food every week, we have a clothing bank, emergency
services and the Salvation Army fund.
Donate: Food, clothing and more. Check online to get a list of items you can donate.

Cory Kauk
Director
Phone: (425)392-4123
Email: issaquahfood@aol.com
Webpage: www.issaquahfoodbank.org

Jubilee Reach Center
Located in the heart of Bellevue’s most diverse, underserved neighborhood, where 39 different
languages are spoken and 64% of kids are eligible subsided lunch at the neighboring Lake Hills
Elementary School, the Jubilee REACH Center (an independent 501 (c)(3)), provides
educational enrichment, resources and support to affirm youth, sustain stable families, build
community and transform lives.
Donate: Monetary donations

Contact:
Agnetta Kabuage- Business Manager
Phone:425-746-0506
E-mail: agnettak@jubileereach.org
Website: www.jubileereach.org

volunteer@jubileereach.org 425-749-3840

Jubilee Services
Program Description: Jubilee Services connects resources, both financial and human, in the form
of donation of skills, financial donations, and grants for serving schools, parks, and residents of
Bellevue.
Donate: We are accepting both materials and funds. Construction materials, paint and equipment
are needed for the Day of Sharing and Caring.


Contact:
Gary King, Executive Director

Phone: 206-419-5238
Email: gking@fpcbellevue.org
Web Site: jubileeservices.org

KidsQuest Children’s Museum
KidsQuest Children’s Museum inspires life-long learning in children and families through
interactive exhibits and programs integrating art, science, technology and life experiences.
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Donate: Money, new children’s books, new parent education books, gift certificates to home
improvement stores such as Home Depot, Lowes or Ace

Contact:
Sarah Villian
Phone: 425-637-8100
Email: sarah@kidsquestmuseum.org
Webpage: www.kidsquestmuseum.org

Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing
Services: KITH assists individuals and families on the Eastside who are facing a homelessness
crisis by providing housing and services to help families become stable and self-sufficient.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities: Adopt – A – Family, and Adopt – An – Apartment, Trades
People such as Plumber, Electrician, Roofer, Property Maintenance, Yard Cleaning, Painting,
Office Assistance, and Event Volunteers. Donations are also welcome and current needs are
listed at: www.kithcares.org

Contact:
Jan Dickerman, Executive Director KITH
425-576-9531 x 101
Jand@kithcares.org
www.kithcares.org


Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
Services: Environmental Restoration and Trail Maintenance Projects
Financial Donations Accepted

Contact
www.mtsgreenway.org
Wendy Tyner
Development Director
wendy.tyner@mtsgreenway.org
206.382.5565 x 23

NAMI Eastside
NAMI Eastside supports those people impacted by mental illness with support groups, extensive
classes, educational forums and more. We also offer a library, newsletter and Speaker’s Bureau.
All of our programs are free and open to all.
Donate: We accept donations of cash, your time (Come Volunteer With Us!), office supplies
and equipment such as desktop and/or laptop computers and a fax machine.

Contact:
Barbara Thompson
Phone: (425) 885-6264
Email: info@nami-eastside.org
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Web: www.nami-eastside.org

Overlake Service League
Established in 1911, we provide emergency assistance, school clothes, food and basic needs,
educational grants and support to struggling families and students in financial need.
We are 100% privately funded and serve Bellevue residents only.
Donate to our Thrift Shop in Bellevue Square: New or gently used clothing or housewares;
Jewelry; Collectibles; Books
Donate directly to our programs: Monetary donation online or by mail; Attend one of our
fundraising events; Donate goods or services for auction items, events, or the management of our
organization; Asset Designation in our Endowment Fund

Contact
Lindsay Van Nostrand
425-451-1175 osl@overlakeserviceleague.org

Thrift Shop
Maggie Vergien
425-451-6424


P.E.A.C.E of Mind (POMWA!)
P.E.A.C.E of Mind is a non -profit outreach organization that provides parents, caregivers and
other safe adults, the tips, tools and training needed to
talk to kids about personal safety and to reduce children's risk of sexual abuse and abduction
through prevention education.
Donate: Office Supplies (reams of paper, pens, staples, staplers, tape, gift cards to office supply
stores); Postal supplies: Stamps, envelopes (all sizes); Cash donations are always wlecome and
needed.

Contact:
Name Sabrina Sessa
Phone 425-591-5795
E-mail sabrina@pomwa.org
Website www.pomwa.org

Seattle Humane Society
The Seattle Humane Society has been operating for over 100 years as a private, nonprofit animal
welfare organization. We are proud to serve the people and animals of King County with a
variety of programs including adoptions, veterinary services, dog training classes, a pet food
bank, and humane education for children of all ages.
Donate: Cash, in-kind donations from our wish list, and pet food donations for our pet food bank
for low-income senior citizens. See our wish list at:
http://www.seattlehumane.org/donate/individual/in-kind

Contact:
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Maureen Walsh Lull
Volunteer Services Manager
volunteers@seattlehumane.org
425-649-7557
Sign up for an orientation online at www.seattlehumane.org

The Sharehouse
A project of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, the Sharehouse collects and receives donated
furniture and household goods from individuals, religious congregations, and businesses.
Working through more than 60 homelessness service agencies throughout King County, these
items are then distributed at no charge to formerly homeless people.

Contact:
Michal Norteness, Director
206-767-5280
mnortness@thechurchcouncil.org
www.thesharehouse.org

Sophia Way
Services: Overnight Educational Program for single homeless women. (Intake not drop in)
Providing overnight shelter, life skills, dinner, laundry, showers. Focus on Life Skills Education.
A pathway from life on the street to life in a home - graduate from overnight program
to subsidized housing.
Donate: The Sophia Way provides a handy list of items (both small and large) needed by the
client ranging from toiletries to furniture. Much appreciated are gift cards, movie tickets,
hospitality basket items and household goods.

Contact:
Helen Leuzzi
Executive Director, Sophia Way
Director@SophiaWay.org
425-653-5893


Starlight Children's Foundation Northwest
Services: Supports seriously ill children and their families
Needs: Assist in the production of Starlight Children’s Foundation’s large fundraising
events and various turn-key events throughout the year. Specific duties may include the
following: creating and/or distributing event promotional materials, soliciting donations,
day of event attendance and job duties, word processing and general office administration.

Contact:
Tami Gibb
Volunteer Coordinator
tami@starlight-Northwest.org
(425) 861-7827 x104
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St. Margaret’s Thrift Store
Services: St. Margaret’s Thrift Store serves the local community and is conveniently located in
Bellevue at the corner of Factoria Blvd. and Newport Way. It accepts donations of lightly used
items in good condition and resells them at excellent prices. Net proceeds benefit outreach
programs in the local community.

Contact:
Cindy Gwinn (store manager)
cgwinn@saintmargarets.org
(425) 641-6830

Washington Women In Need (WWIN)
Services: Provides financial assistance to low income women in Washington for health care
(physical, dental, vision, hearing), mental health counseling and education. No walk-in service.
Donations Accepted: Financial contributions can be made on the website or by telephone and
mail.

Contact:
425 451 8838
wwininfo@wawomeninneed.org
www.wawomeninneed.org

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DONATIONS (BY ITEM)

CLOTHING
FOOD
FURNITURE
HOLIDAY GIVING
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
MATERIALS
MONEY
OFFICE SUPPLIES
SCHOOL SUPPLIES
TOILETRIES
TOYS & BOOKS

Also, you can call 2-1-1 for information and referrals to holiday gift and food programs, as well
as programs accepting donations. 2-1-1 is open between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm Monday through
Friday. You can also access this information online 24 hours per day by visiting
www.211kingcounty.org and clicking on “Community Resources Online”.
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CLOTHING

Angeline’s Eastside Women’s Center
Services: Angeline’s Eastside Women’s Center is a day center for homeless and low-income
women in the Bellevue area. The women are provided a safe, warm place to connect with other
women, have a meal, shower, do laundry and use the computer or telephone. The center also
serves as a referral and resource center to match women with services in the community.
Volunteer Needs: The Take Two Project: Every Tuesday and Friday we provide an opportunity
for two volunteers to serve lunch to the women at the center. The lunch lasts an hour and half. It
is located in downtown Bellevue.

Contact information: To sign up or for more information please visit
https://www.ywcaworks.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=754. The available dates for the
Take Two project are listed here.

Luke Black
lblack@ywcaworks.org


Congregations for the Homeless
Services: Overnight housing for homeless eastside; Shelters rotate between eastside churches.
Needs: Especially needed are washable blankets, sleeping mats (about $150 each) and XXXL
Jackets and clothing. Prepared meals are welcome. Financial donations are always welcome.

Contact:
Stacey Witte- Volunteer coordinator
Congregations for the Homeless
staceyw@cfhomeless.org
(425) 765-1782

Eastside Baby Corner
EBC accepts donations of items that children use from birth to age 12 and distributes them, free
of charge, through service care providers directly to families in need.
Donate: Used children’s clothing (birth to size 14), baby items, strollers, diapers, formula, new
pants sizes 5 – 7, new clothing, cash donations always needed

Christy Garrard
christyG@babycorner.org
Phone: 425 391-0337

Friends of Youth
Services: Friends of Youth delivers a broad range of services to youth and their families to
improve their emotional stability and self-sufficiency. Programs include homeless youth
services, youth and family services and healthy start.
Donate: Furniture and household goods for transitional homes; meals; clothing and more.
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Contact
Cheryl Schnelle
Volunteer Coordinator
16225 NE 87th St. Ste A-8
Redmond, Washington 98052
425-869-6490, ext. 309
425-869-6666 (fax)
cheryl@friendsofyouth.org
www.friendsofyouth.org

Habitat for Humanity Retail Store
We will accept new and/or gently used items; all profits go toward our homebuilding program.
Store is located at 13500 Bel Red Rd. Bellevue, WA 98005.

Contact:
Habitat for Humanity EKC
425.869.6007

Hopelink
Donate furniture, clothes, or household items or donate food to the local Hopelink food bank.
Most needed food items year-round include canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned meat (tuna,
chicken, etc), macaroni & cheese, and oatmeal. (425) 943-7555.

Issaquah Food Bank
We provide families with 2-3 days of food every week, we have a clothing bank, emergency
services and the Salvation Army fund.
Donate: Food, clothing and more. Check online to get a list of items you can donate.

Cory Kauk
Director
Phone: (425)392-4123
Email: issaquahfood@aol.com
Webpage: www.issaquahfoodbank.org

Kids Care Coat Drive
The Kids Care Coat Drive has once again enlisted the support of the City of Bellevue – Youth
Link, and area schools to collect and distribute warm outerwear for needy families. For more
information on the Kids Care Coat Drive, contact Rick Teegarden at (425) 401-8651 or e-mail
KidsCareCoatDrive@comcast.net.

Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing
Services: KITH assists individuals and families on the Eastside who are facing a homelessness
crisis by providing housing and services to help families become stable and self-sufficient.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities: Adopt – A – Family, and Adopt – An – Apartment, Trades
People such as Plumber, Electrician, Roofer, Property Maintenance, Yard Cleaning, Painting,
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www.bellevuewa.gov/volunteer

Office Assistance, and Event Volunteers. Donations are also welcome and current needs are
listed at: www.kithcares.org

Contact:
Jan Dickerman, Executive Director KITH
425-576-9531 x 101
Jand@kithcares.org
www.kithcares.org


Overlake Service League
Established in 1911, we provide emergency assistance, school clothes, food and basic needs,
educational grants and support to struggling families and students in financial need.
We are 100% privately funded and serve Bellevue residents only.
Donate to our Thrift Shop in Bellevue Square: New or gently used clothing or house wares;
Jewelry; Collectibles; Books
Donate directly to our programs: Monetary donation online or by mail; Attend one of our
fundraising events; Donate goods or services for auction items, events, or the management of our
organization; Asset Designation in our Endowment Fund

Contact
Lindsay Van Nostrand
425-451-1175 osl@overlakeserviceleague.org

Thrift Shop
Maggie Vergien
425-451-6424

Sophia Way
Services: Overnight Educational Program for single homeless women. (Intake not drop in)
Providing overnight shelter, life skills, dinner, laundry, showers. Focus on Life Skills Education.
A pathway from life on the street to life in a home - graduate from overnight program
to subsidized housing.
Donate: The Sophia Way provides a handy list of items (both small and large) needed by the
client ranging from toiletries to furniture. Much appreciated are gift cards, movie tickets,
hospitality basket items and household goods.

Contact:
Helen Leuzzi
Executive Director, Sophia Way
Director@SophiaWay.org
425-653-5893

St. Margaret’s Thrift Store
Services: St. Margaret’s Thrift Store serves the local community and is conveniently located in
Bellevue at the corner of Factoria Blvd. and Newport Way. It accepts donations of lightly used
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items in good condition and resells them at excellent prices. Net proceeds benefit outreach
programs in the local community.

Contact:
Cindy Gwinn (store manager)
cgwinn@saintmargarets.org
(425) 641-6830

Teen Closet
Teen Closet is a clothing bank program operated by Bellevue Youth Link, in partnership with
Plato's Closet and the World Impact Network. 425-452-5254.

YWCA
The Working Wardrobe program helps clients receive free, work-appropriate clothing. Please
call 425-556-1354 in advance to see if donations are being accepted and what items are currently
needed.

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FOOD

Angeline’s Eastside Women’s Center
Services: Angeline’s Eastside Women’s Center is a day center for homeless and low-income
women in the Bellevue area. The women are provided a safe, warm place to connect with other
women, have a meal, shower, do laundry and use the computer or telephone. The center also
serves as a referral and resource center to match women with services in the community.
Volunteer Needs: The Take Two Project: Every Tuesday and Friday we provide an opportunity
for two volunteers to serve lunch to the women at the center. The lunch lasts an hour and half. It
is located in downtown Bellevue.

Contact information: To sign up or for more information please visit
https://www.ywcaworks.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=754. The available dates for the
Take Two project are listed here.

Luke Black
lblack@ywcaworks.org


Congregations for the Homeless
Services: Overnight housing for homeless eastside; Shelters rotate between eastside churches.
Needs: Especially needed are washable blankets, sleeping mats (about $150 each) and XXXL
Jackets and clothing. Prepared meals are welcome. Financial donations are always welcome.

Contact:
Stacey Witte- Volunteer coordinator
Congregations for the Homeless
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staceyw@cfhomeless.org
(425) 765-1782

The Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle & King County
Agency Description: The Emergency Feeding Program packs 14 different varieties of non-
perishable, nutritionally-balanced, diet-specific grocery bags and distributes them through a
network of over 130 partner social service agencies, food banks, schools, and faith communities
providing an emergency response to the nutritional needs of people in hunger crisis situations
throughout King County.
Donate: Donate: In addition to financial contributions, EFP welcomes the donations of a wide
variety of non-perishable foods—for example, 18-oz jars of peanut butter, 15-oz cans of corn,
green beans and peas, 15-oz cans of peaches, pineapple, and fruit cocktail, 15-oz cans of beef
stew, soup and pork & beans, canned tuna, SPAM and Vienna sausage, jars of baby food and
cans of baby formula, and many other items. Please visit our website or contact us for a
complete list.

Contact:
Arthur Lee or Brian Anderson
Phone: 206-329-0300
Email: info@emergencyfeeding.org
Webpage: www.emergencyfeeding.org

Food Banks
Auburn: 253-804-5696
DesMoines: 206-878-2660
Federal Way: 253-838-6810
Highline: 206-433-9900
Issaquah: 425-392-4123
Kent: 253-520-3550
Maple Valley: 425-432-8139
Renton: 425-255-5969
Seattle: 206-329-0300
Skyway/Seattle: 206-772-9232
Tukwila: 206-431-8293
White Center: 206-762-2848

Hopelink
Donate furniture, clothes, or household items or donate food to the local Hopelink food bank.
Most needed food items year-round include canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned meat (tuna,
chicken, etc), macaroni & cheese, and oatmeal. (425) 943-7555.

Issaquah Food Bank
We provide families with 2-3 days of food every week, we have a clothing bank, emergency
services and the Salvation Army fund.
Donate: Food, clothing and more. Check online to get a list of items you can donate.
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www.bellevuewa.gov/volunteer

Cory Kauk
Director
Phone: (425)392-4123
Email: issaquahfood@aol.com
Webpage: www.issaquahfoodbank.org

Overlake Service League
Established in 1911, we provide emergency assistance, school clothes, food and basic needs,
educational grants and support to struggling families and students in financial need.
We are 100% privately funded and serve Bellevue residents only.
Donate to our Thrift Shop in Bellevue Square: New or gently used clothing or house wares;
Jewelry; Collectibles; Books
Donate directly to our programs: Monetary donation online or by mail; Attend one of our
fundraising events; Donate goods or services for auction items, events, or the management of our
organization; Asset Designation in our Endowment Fund

Contact
Lindsay Van Nostrand
425-451-1175 osl@overlakeserviceleague.org

Thrift Shop
Maggie Vergien
425-451-6424

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FURNITURE

Habitat for Humanity Retail Store
We will accept new and/or gently used items; all profits go toward our homebuilding program.
Store is located at 13500 Bel Red Rd. Bellevue, WA 98005.

Contact:
Habitat for Humanity EKC
425.869.6007

Heart & Home Value Center (Jubilee REACH)
Services: Family support services.
Needs: Volunteers for a wide range or programs in Lake Hills

Contacts:
Brent Christie
Executive Director
brentc@jubileereach.org
425.746.0506
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Donation Center
1488-127th Pl NE, Bellevue in the Evans Industrial Park
Phone 425-256-2939
Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM to 6 PM.

Friends of Youth
Services: Friends of Youth delivers a broad range of services to youth and their families to
improve their emotional stability and self-sufficiency. Programs include homeless youth
services, youth and family services and healthy start.
Donate: Furniture and household goods for transitional homes; meals; clothing and more.

Contact
Cheryl Schnelle
Volunteer Coordinator
16225 NE 87th St. Ste A-8
Redmond, Washington 98052
425-869-6490, ext. 309
425-869-6666 (fax)
cheryl@friendsofyouth.org
www.friendsofyouth.org

Home2Home
Services: Home2Home accumulates furniture and household goods from families who are
downsizing and distributes them to needy families on the Eastside.
Needs: Volunteers to assist with donations and clients.
Donate: Furniture and household items that are in new or like new condition. We cannot accept
items that are stained, worn, broken, damaged or oversized. Items which do not meet the
guidelines will not be accepted.

Contact:
Ellie Deets
425-301-7640 or (425) 484 9481
EDeets@aol.com

Hopelink
Donate furniture, clothes, or household items or donate food to the local Hopelink food bank.
Most needed food items year-round include canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned meat (tuna,
chicken, etc), macaroni & cheese, and oatmeal. (425) 943-7555.

The Sharehouse
A project of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, the Sharehouse collects and receives donated
furniture and household goods from individuals, religious congregations, and businesses.
Working through more than 60 homelessness service agencies throughout King County, these
items are then distributed at no charge to formerly homeless people.
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Contact:
Michal Norteness, Director
206-767-5280
mnortness@thechurchcouncil.org
www.thesharehouse.org

Sophia Way
Services: Overnight Educational Program for single homeless women. (Intake not drop in)
Providing overnight shelter, life skills, dinner, laundry, showers. Focus on Life Skills Education.
A pathway from life on the street to life in a home - graduate from overnight program
to subsidized housing.
Needs: Become involved through the Sophia Way’s Adopt an Apartment program by agreeing to
help furnish an apartment for a client making the transition from the shelter into her own
apartment home. The Sophia Way provides a handy list of items (both small and large) needed
by the client.

Contact:
Helen Leuzzi
Executive Director, Sophia Way
Director@SophiaWay.org
425-653-5893

St. Margaret’s Thrift Store
Services: St. Margaret’s Thrift Store serves the local community and is conveniently located in
Bellevue at the corner of Factoria Blvd. and Newport Way. It accepts donations of lightly used
items in good condition and resells them at excellent prices. Net proceeds benefit outreach
programs in the local community.

Contact:
Cindy Gwinn (store manager)
cgwinn@saintmargarets.org
(425) 641-6830

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HOLIDAY GIVING


Campaign at TOP Food and Drug—Overlake Service League. November 25 to December 26,
2011. TOP Food and Drug in Crossroads will hold a one month campaign allowing shoppers to
donate at check-out to Overlake Service League's “Fund the Future.” This campaign will support
our sustainability and help to ensure we remain a vital resource for our community for another
one hundred years. Contact: Lianne Lindeke, (425) 451-1175.

Fire stations launch toy and food drive
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With the launch of the city’s annual toy drive, residents are invited to donate toys and non-
perishable food for needy Bellevue families. Goods can be dropped off at any of the city’s
nine fire stations.

New, unwrapped toys received will be accepted and distributed to Bellevue families in
need. The food will be given to local food banks.

The toy and food drive is a joint effort of the Fire and Parks & Community Services
departments. Residents can drop off toys and food at any of the following fire stations:

Station One - 766 Bellevue Way SE (Downtown/West Bellevue)
Station Two - 2802 148th Ave. SE (Eastgate/Lake Hills/W. Lake Sammamish)
Station Three - 16100 NE Eighth St. (Crossroads/Northeast Bellevue)
Station Four - 4216 Factoria Blvd. SE (Factoria/Somerset)
Station Five - 9621 NE 24th St. (Northwest Bellevue)
Station Six- 1850 132nd Ave. NE (Bridle Trails/Wilburton)
Station Seven - 11900 SE Eighth St. (Wilburton/Woodridge)
Station Eight - 5701 Lakemont Blvd. SE (Eastgate/Cougar Mountain)
Station Nine - 12412 SE 69th Way (Newport)

Bellevue LifeSpring Adopt-a-Family Holiday Program needs volunteers to coordinate the
program & recruit sponsors. E-mail info@bellevuelifespring.org or call the office at 425-
451-1175.

Bellevue LifeSpring Help & Hope for the Holidays Program: Sponsor a family in need
with your relatives, friends, coworkers or community group. Volunteer to help at the
Thanksgiving and Christmas distributions. Donate grocery store gift cards or gifts at the
Bellevue LifeSpring office or holiday giving trees at Bellevue Square, Lexus of
Bellevue, Pearl Bar & Dining, Westin Bellevue and Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill. Donate
directly to our holiday programs online. Contact the Bellevue LifeSpring office at
425.451.1175 or info@bellevuelifespring.org for more information.

Children’s Response Center Adopt-A-Family: We are looking for generous assistance
from the community to provide holiday gifts, food and goodwill for low-income families
served by the Center. If you would like to adopt a family, please email Sally Martinez,
Community Affairs Coordinator, at sallym2@u.washington.edu. Or call at (425) 467-3390.
For more information about our organization visit www.childrensresponsecenter.org

Eastside Baby Corner
Community Drives: Host a winter collection for children's items (up to age 12) such as
winter coats, shoes, pants, gloves and scarves. All items should be new or gently used, and
items collected will be distributed to children in need in the local community. For more
information, please visit www.babycorner.org or contact Mia Reyes at
miar@babycorner.org, 425-865-0234 ext 709.
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Faith in Action 4 Seniors Christmas decorating project: Set up a tree, string lights, etc.
for a home-bound senior. Volunteers absolutely MUST return after Xmas is over to take
them all down, too.
 Donate: Faith in Actions also has an urgent need for gas cards. A $25 card will buy two
round trips to cancer treatment or to the kidney center for a senior with a chronic health
condition or life-threatening illness, or a trip for a rural senior for routine health care exam.
The gift of transportation may mean the gift of life. Contact Claire at
claire@faithinaction4seniors.org

Hopelink Holiday Gift Room: December 19-22 at our Hopelink service centers. Parents
are paired with a volunteer to help them "shop" for gifts for their children. To volunteer,
please contact the Center Manager, Dave Bowlan, at 425-943-7558 or via email at
dbowlan@hope-link.org. Donations welcome.

Jubilee Elves: Volunteers are needed on the planning team and many more to buy, wrap
and distribute gifts. Jubilee Elves gift wrapping party will be December 10th and gift
distribution on the 17th. Contact Tom Brewer tomb@jubileereach.org

Kids Care Coat Drive: For information about coat donations and drop off locations,
contact Patrick Alina at 425-452-5254 or visit Youth Link. Bellevue Youth Link is a
partnership of the City of Bellevue and Bellevue Public Schools.

Teen Feed Holiday Giving Opportunities to Help Homeless Youth: Annual Holiday
Party for at-risk youth. Secret Santas needed to adopt specific kids. Contact the 2011 Secret
Santa coordinator at secretsanta@teenfeed.org. Donations welcome. We ask that all gifts
be unwrapped and dropped off by December 9th. Please contact Alexis/Katelyn at Teen
Feed to schedule drop off times for secret santas/gifts. T: 2062290813

GIFT IDEAS
Gift cards (eg. Fred Meyer, Best Buy, Good Will), Sleeping bags, Backpacks, Hooded
sweatshirts (L to XXXL, dark colors), New socks, Gloves, hats, scarves, Batteries – AA, AAA
Battery operated travel alarm clocks, Travel-sized sewing kits, Journals and notebooks,
Disposable hand warmers, New underwear and boxers (men’s & women’s), Flashlights,
Work boots, Packets of bus tokens, Discmen / headphones, African-American hair products,
Travel-sized toiletries, Combs and brushes, First aid supplies, Dried dog and cat food

The Salvation Army Eastside Corps Holiday Programs: We are looking for donors and
volunteers to help with our Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance programs. Including:
Adopt a Family, Host a Giving Tree, Serve Thanksgiving Dinner, Hold a toy or food drive,
sort and distribute toys, ring bells and raise money. Contact Nargiz at
nargiz.matveyev@usw.salvationarmy.org or 425-452-7300, EXT 205

Youth Eastside Services Adopt-A-Family Program.
In efforts to maximize YES’ holiday giving program, we have created three unique giving
opportunities:
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       Adopt-A-Family
        Sponsors provide holiday gifts to local low-income youth. Sponsors commit to
        purchasing a minimum of two gifts for each child (one item of clothing and one toy)
        and a household gift for the family. Based on the size of family(ies) you choose to
        adopt, YES provides each sponsor with a family “wish list” containing names,
        gender, clothing sizes, needs, and hobbies of each child. Sponsors are required to
        label and deliver new, unwrapped gifts to YES, between December 8th and
        December 13th.
        Due to limited space and staff time, YES is no longer asking sponsors to adopt
        parents or provide basic necessity items. Instead, each family is given the
        opportunity to request one household item.
       Gift Card Drive
        Purchase a gift card for groceries and/or household items. Gift cards from variety
        stores are preferred (i.e. Fred Meyer, Wal-Mart, Target).
       Gift of Hope, Fund-A-Program
        Give a monetary donation to the Eastside Healthy Start Emergency fund,
        Therapeutic Summer Camp, or Uncompensated Care Fund. With a gift to one of
        these programs, you will help YES’ support to the community beyond the holiday
        season.

To participate in the YES’ Holiday Giving program, please contact Jill at
jillp@youtheastsideservices.org. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to
contact Jill at (425) 586-2307 or jillp@youtheastsideservices.org.

YMCA PROGRAMS

Thanksgiving Food baskets
Help provide a wholesome, nutritious Thanksgiving meal for families in our programs and
community! We will be accepting food contribution on November XX and XX at the Lake
Heights Center. Once food is collected, it will be divided into decorative delivery boxes.

How you can help
    ·   Bring food baskets on November 17 and 18 to the Lake Heights Center between 7:00 am-6:30
        pm or the Coal Creek Family YMCA between 9:00-11:00 am and 4:30-6:30 pm with the
        following items:
    ·   Canned fruit or vegetables
    ·   1 sack of potatoes
    ·   Stuffing mix
    ·   Cranberries
    ·   Non-perishable pie crust and/or pie filing
    ·   Bisquick or dinner rolls
    ·   Jam
    ·   Help collect and decorate boxes for family pick up.
    ·   Donate a grocery store gift card.

The Giving Tree
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Since 1995, the members and staff of the Coal Creek Family YMCA-Lake Heights Center
have sponsored a community service project called “The Giving Tree”. We collect wish lists
from families who otherwise may not have much hope of receiving gifts for the holidays. A
tree located in the XYZ will display ornaments with a variety of donation items listed.

How you can help
    ·   Select an ornament tag(s) from The Giving Tree to be donated. Keep the attached ornament tag
        to be returned with the gift to the Lake Heights Center or Coal Creek Family YMCA no later than
        Thursday, December 15. Gifts do not need to be wrapped.
    ·    Help us collect wrapping supplies such as paper, tape, bows and ribbons.
    ·    Donate a gift card.


VICKY HINDS
425.282.1520
vhinds@seattleymca.org


HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

Habitat for Humanity Retail Store
We will accept new and/or gently used items; all profits go toward our homebuilding program.
Store is located at 13500 Bel Red Rd. Bellevue, WA 98005.

Contact:
Habitat for Humanity EKC
425.869.6007

Heart & Home Value Center (Jubilee REACH)
Services: Family support services.
Needs: Volunteers for a wide range or programs in Lake Hills

Contacts:
Brent Christie
Executive Director
brentc@jubileereach.org
425.746.0506


Donation Center
1488-127th Pl NE, Bellevue in the Evans Industrial Park
Phone 425-256-2939
Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM to 6 PM.

Friends of Youth
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Services: Friends of Youth delivers a broad range of services to youth and their families to
improve their emotional stability and self-sufficiency. Programs include homeless youth
services, youth and family services and healthy start.
Donate: Furniture and household goods for transitional homes; meals; clothing and more.

Contact
Cheryl Schnelle
Volunteer Coordinator
16225 NE 87th St. Ste A-8
Redmond, Washington 98052
425-869-6490, ext. 309
425-869-6666 (fax)
cheryl@friendsofyouth.org
www.friendsofyouth.org

Home2Home
Services: Home2Home accumulates furniture and household goods from families who are
downsizing and distributes them to needy families on the Eastside.
Needs: Volunteers to assist with donations and clients.
Donate: Furniture and household items that are in new or like new condition. We cannot accept
items that are stained, worn, broken, damaged or oversized. Items which do not meet the
guidelines will not be accepted.

Contact:
Ellie Deets
425-301-7640 or (425) 484 9481
EDeets@aol.com

Hopelink
Donate furniture, clothes, or household items or donate food to the local Hopelink food bank.
Most needed food items year-round include canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned meat (tuna,
chicken, etc), macaroni & cheese, and oatmeal. (425) 943-7555.

Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing
Services: KITH assists individuals and families on the Eastside who are facing a homelessness
crisis by providing housing and services to help families become stable and self-sufficient.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities: Adopt – A – Family, and Adopt – An – Apartment, Trades
People such as Plumber, Electrician, Roofer, Property Maintenance, Yard Cleaning, Painting,
Office Assistance, and Event Volunteers. Donations are also welcome and current needs are
listed at: www.kithcares.org

Contact:
Jan Dickerman, Executive Director KITH
425-576-9531 x 101
Jand@kithcares.org
www.kithcares.org
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The Sharehouse
A project of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, the Sharehouse collects and receives donated
furniture and household goods from individuals, religious congregations, and businesses.
Working through more than 60 homelessness service agencies throughout King County, these
items are then distributed at no charge to formerly homeless people.

Contact:
Michal Norteness, Director
206-767-5280
mnortness@thechurchcouncil.org
www.thesharehouse.org

Sophia Way
Services: Overnight Educational Program for single homeless women. (Intake not drop in)
Providing overnight shelter, life skills, dinner, laundry, showers. Focus on Life Skills Education.
A pathway from life on the street to life in a home - graduate from overnight program
to subsidized housing.
Donate: The Sophia Way provides a handy list of items (both small and large) needed by the
client ranging from toiletries to furniture. Much appreciated are gift cards, movie tickets,
hospitality basket items and household goods.

Contact:
Helen Leuzzi
Executive Director, Sophia Way
Director@SophiaWay.org
425-653-5893

St. Margaret’s Thrift Store
Services: St. Margaret’s Thrift Store serves the local community and is conveniently located in
Bellevue at the corner of Factoria Blvd. and Newport Way. It accepts donations of lightly used
items in good condition and resells them at excellent prices. Net proceeds benefit outreach
programs in the local community.

Contact:
Cindy Gwinn (store manager)
cgwinn@saintmargarets.org
(425) 641-6830

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MATERIALS

Birthday Dreams
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Birthday Dreams is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing birthday parties to homeless
children and foster children living in group homes. Join us as we bring smiles to the faces of the
disadvantaged children around Puget Sound. Every child deserves a birthday!
Birthday Dreams is a volunteer and donation driven organization. We can’t do what we do
without you! You can help by:
     Donating a complete Birthday-in-a-Box.
     Donating items for an on-site party or a Birthday-in-a-Box.
     Cash donations.
     Volunteer at a party.
     Volunteer collection and/or delivery of a Birthday-in-a-Box.
     Organize a party supply drive at your place of business or church.
     Be a party coordinator
Contact:
Chris Spahn [chris@birthdaydreams.org]
http://www.birthdaydreams.org/


Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those
who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
We strive to provide the highest quality Boys & Girls Club programming possible; providing
outreach services to serve additional youth while always maintaining a fun, safe and positive
environment at all Club locations.
Donate: Sports equipment, board games, art supplies, toys and school supplies

Contact:
Megan Broze
Phone: 425.454.6162 ext. 12
Email: mbroze@bgcbellevue.org
Webpage: www.bgcbellevue.org

Chinese Information & Service Center (CISC)
CISC helps Asian immigrants make the transition to a new life while keeping later generations in
touch with their rich heritage.
Donate: Office supplies: copy paper, pens, staples, post-its, etc.; Protractors and rulers with
metric and standard units for the After School Program; A new (or gently used) small round
coffee table for the International Family Center-Seattle; Children’s books, Duplos, dress up
costumes and puzzles for the Pre-K Program; Microphone stand for the Senior Day Care Center.

Contact
Name: Nelson Tang
Phone: 206.624.5633x4157
E-mail: nelsont@cisc-seattle.org
Website: www.cisc-seattle.org

Congregations for the Homeless
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Services: Overnight housing for homeless eastside; Shelters rotate between eastside churches.
Needs: Especially needed are washable blankets, sleeping mats (about $150 each) and XXXL
Jackets and clothing. Prepared meals are welcome. Financial donations are always welcome.

Contact:
Stacey Witte- Volunteer coordinator
Congregations for the Homeless
staceyw@cfhomeless.org
(425) 765-1782

Eastside Baby Corner
EBC accepts donations of items that children use from birth to age 12 and distributes them, free
of charge, through service care providers directly to families in need.
Donate: Used children’s clothing (birth to size 14), baby items, strollers, diapers, formula, new
pants sizes 5 – 7, new clothing, cash donations always needed

Christy Garrard
christyG@babycorner.org
Phone: 425 391-0337


The Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle & King County
Agency Description: The Emergency Feeding Program packs 14 different varieties of non-
perishable, nutritionally-balanced, diet-specific grocery bags and distributes them through a
network of over 130 partner social service agencies, food banks, schools, and faith communities
providing an emergency response to the nutritional needs of people in hunger crisis situations
throughout King County.
Donate: Donate: In addition to financial contributions, EFP welcomes the donations of a wide
variety of non-perishable foods—for example, 18-oz jars of peanut butter, 15-oz cans of corn,
green beans and peas, 15-oz cans of peaches, pineapple, and fruit cocktail, 15-oz cans of beef
stew, soup and pork & beans, canned tuna, SPAM and Vienna sausage, jars of baby food and
cans of baby formula, and many other items. Please visit our website or contact us for a
complete list.

Contact:
Arthur Lee or Brian Anderson
Phone: 206-329-0300
Email: info@emergencyfeeding.org
Webpage: www.emergencyfeeding.org

Habitat for Humanity Retail Store
We will accept new and/or gently used items; all profits go toward our homebuilding program.
Store is located at 13500 Bel Red Rd. Bellevue, WA 98005.

Contact:
Habitat for Humanity EKC
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425.869.6007

Heart & Home Value Center (Jubilee REACH)
Services: Family support services.
Needs: Volunteers for a wide range or programs in Lake Hills

Contacts:
Brent Christie
Executive Director
brentc@jubileereach.org
425.746.0506


Donation Center
1488-127th Pl NE, Bellevue in the Evans Industrial Park
Phone 425-256-2939
Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM to 6 PM.

Home2Home
Services: Home2Home accumulates furniture and household goods from families who are
downsizing and distributes them to needy families on the Eastside.
Needs: Volunteers to assist with donations and clients.
Donate: Furniture and household items that are in new or like new condition. We cannot accept
items that are stained, worn, broken, damaged or oversized. Items which do not meet the
guidelines will not be accepted.

Contact:
Ellie Deets
425-301-7640
EDeets@aol.com

Issaquah Food Bank
We provide families with 2-3 days of food every week, we have a clothing bank, emergency
services and the Salvation Army fund.
Donate: Food, clothing and more. Check online to get a list of items you can donate.

Cory Kauk
Director
Phone: (425)392-4123
Email: issaquahfood@aol.com
Webpage: www.issaquahfoodbank.org

Jubilee Services
Program Description: Jubilee Services connects resources, both financial and human, in the form
of donation of skills, financial donations, and grants for serving schools, parks, and residents of
Bellevue.
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Donate: We are accepting both materials and funds. Construction materials, paint and equipment
are needed for the Day of Sharing and Caring.

Contact:
Gary King, Executive Director
Phone: 206-419-5238
Email: gking@fpcbellevue.org
Web Site: jubileeservices.org

KidsQuest Children’s Museum
KidsQuest Children’s Museum inspires life-long learning in children and families through
interactive exhibits and programs integrating art, science, technology and life experiences.
Donate: Money, new children’s books, new parent education books, gift certificates to home
improvement stores such as Home Depot, Lowes or Ace

Contact:
Sarah Villian
Phone: 425-637-8100
Email: sarah@kidsquestmuseum.org
Webpage: www.kidsquestmuseum.org

Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing
Services: KITH assists individuals and families on the Eastside who are facing a homelessness
crisis by providing housing and services to help families become stable and self-sufficient.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities: Adopt – A – Family, and Adopt – An – Apartment, Trades
People such as Plumber, Electrician, Roofer, Property Maintenance, Yard Cleaning, Painting,
Office Assistance, and Event Volunteers. Donations are also welcome and current needs are
listed at: www.kithcares.org

Contact:
Jan Dickerman, Executive Director KITH
425-576-9531 x 101
Jand@kithcares.org
www.kithcares.org


NAMI Eastside
NAMI Eastside supports those people impacted by mental illness with support groups, extensive
classes, educational forums and more. We also offer a library, newsletter and Speaker’s Bureau.
All of our programs are free and open to all.
Donate: We accept donations of cash, your time (Come Volunteer With Us!), office supplies
and equipment such as desktop and/or laptop computers and a fax machine.

Contact:
Barbara Thompson
Phone: (425) 885-6264
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Email: info@nami-eastside.org
Web: www.nami-eastside.org

Overlake Service League
Established in 1911, we provide emergency assistance, school clothes, food and basic needs,
educational grants and support to struggling families and students in financial need.
We are 100% privately funded and serve Bellevue residents only.
Donate to our Thrift Shop in Bellevue Square: New or gently used clothing or house wares;
Jewelry; Collectibles; Books
Donate directly to our programs: Monetary donation online or by mail; Attend one of our
fundraising events; Donate goods or services for auction items, events, or the management of our
organization; Asset Designation in our Endowment Fund

Contact
Lindsay Van Nostrand
425-451-1175 osl@overlakeserviceleague.org

Thrift Shop
Maggie Vergien
425-451-6424

P.E.A.C.E of Mind (POMWA!)
P.E.A.C.E of Mind is a non -profit outreach organization that provides parents, caregivers and
other safe adults, the tips, tools and training needed to
talk to kids about personal safety and to reduce children's risk of sexual abuse and abduction
through prevention education.
Donate: Office Supplies (reams of paper, pens, staples, staplers, tape, gift cards to office supply
stores); Postal supplies: Stamps, envelopes (all sizes); Cash donations are always welcome and
needed.

Contact:
Name Sabrina Sessa
Phone 425-591-5795
E-mail sabrina@pomwa.org
Website www.pomwa.org

Seattle Humane Society
The Seattle Humane Society has been operating for over 100 years as a private, nonprofit animal
welfare organization. We are proud to serve the people and animals of King County with a
variety of programs including adoptions, veterinary services, dog training classes, a pet food
bank, and humane education for children of all ages.
Donate: Cash, in-kind donations from our wish list, and pet food donations for our pet food bank
for low-income senior citizens. See our wish list at:
http://www.seattlehumane.org/donate/individual/in-kind

Contact:
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Maureen Walsh Lull
Volunteer Services Manager
volunteers@seattlehumane.org
425-649-7557
Sign up for an orientation online at www.seattlehumane.org

Sophia Way
Services: Overnight Educational Program for single homeless women. (Intake not drop in)
Providing overnight shelter, life skills, dinner, laundry, showers. Focus on Life Skills Education.
A pathway from life on the street to life in a home - graduate from overnight program
to subsidized housing.
Donate: The Sophia Way provides a handy list of items (both small and large) needed by the
client ranging from toiletries to furniture. Much appreciated are gift cards, movie tickets,
hospitality basket items and household goods.

Contact:
Helen Leuzzi
Executive Director, Sophia Way
Director@SophiaWay.org
425-653-5893


Starlight Children's Foundation Northwest
Services: Supports seriously ill children and their families
Needs: Assist in the production of Starlight Children’s Foundation’s large fundraising
events and various turn-key events throughout the year. Specific duties may include the
following: creating and/or distributing event promotional materials, soliciting donations,
day of event attendance and job duties, word processing and general office administration.

Contact:
Tami Gibb
Volunteer Coordinator
tami@starlight-Northwest.org
(425) 861-7827 x104

St. Margaret’s Thrift Store
Services: St. Margaret’s Thrift Store serves the local community and is conveniently located in
Bellevue at the corner of Factoria Blvd. and Newport Way. It accepts donations of lightly used
items in good condition and resells them at excellent prices. Net proceeds benefit outreach
programs in the local community.

Contact:
Cindy Gwinn (store manager)
cgwinn@saintmargarets.org
(425) 641-6830
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MONEY

Call 2-1-1 for information and program referrals, as well as programs accepting donations. 2-1-1
is open between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. You can also access this
information online 24 hours per day by visiting www.211kingcounty.org and clicking on
“Community Resources Online”.

American Red Cross
Services: We provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and
respond too emergencies. We also provide interpretation and translation services.
Donate: We accept monetary contributions.

Contact:

James Bluher
Volunteer Services Coordinator
James.bluher@seattleredcross.org

Ivy Davis Zolle
Director of Volunteer Services
Ivy.davis.zolle@seattleredcross.org

American Red Cross Serving King & Kitsap Counties
(206) 323-2345
Info@seattleredcross.org
www.seattleredcross.org

Angeline’s Eastside Women’s Center
Services: Angeline’s Eastside Women’s Center is a day center for homeless and low-income
women in the Bellevue area. The women are provided a safe, warm place to connect with other
women, have a meal, shower, do laundry and use the computer or telephone. The center also
serves as a referral and resource center to match women with services in the community.
Volunteer Needs: The Take Two Project: Every Tuesday and Friday we provide an opportunity
for two volunteers to serve lunch to the women at the center. The lunch lasts an hour and half. It
is located in downtown Bellevue.

Contact information: To sign up or for more information please visit
https://www.ywcaworks.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=754. The available dates for the
Take Two project are listed here.

Luke Black
lblack@ywcaworks.org
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Assistance League Operation School Bell
Provides new clothing, school supplies and other items to at-risk, in-need children attending
Redmond's elementary and junior high schools.
Donate money to this program.

AtWork!
Helps people with disabilities learn marketable skills, find and keep good jobs in the community,
and earn wages and benefits that help them escape poverty.
Donate money to this program.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound is committed to providing an adult mentor for every
child who needs or wants one. Mentoring is a proven strategy that changes how our children
grow up in America by meeting critical needs of our region’s children and engaging all levels of
community. We help children build the attitudes and behaviors needed to stay in school, succeed
academically, make healthy choices, and create promising futures.
Donate: We accept monetary donations. Donations are used for outreach, recruitment, training
and more.

Contact:
Name: Veronica Abraham
Phone: 206-402-9162
E-mail: Veronica.Abraham@bbbs.org
Website: https://www.bbbsps.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=

Birthday Dreams
Birthday Dreams is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing birthday parties to homeless
children and foster children living in group homes. Join us as we bring smiles to the faces of the
disadvantaged children around Puget Sound. Every child deserves a birthday!
Birthday Dreams is a volunteer and donation driven organization. We can’t do what we do
without you! You can help by:
     Donating a complete Birthday-in-a-Box.
     Donating items for an on-site party or a Birthday-in-a-Box.
     Cash donations.
     Volunteer at a party.
     Volunteer collection and/or delivery of a Birthday-in-a-Box.
     Organize a party supply drive at your place of business or church.
     Be a party coordinator
Contact:
Chris Spahn [chris@birthdaydreams.org]
http://www.birthdaydreams.org/


Catholic Community Services: Harrington House
Harrington House provides a safe transitional housing and comprehensive goal-oriented case
management to homeless women 18 years or older, who are pregnant and/or parenting children
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under 18 months of age.
Donate money to this program.

Catholic Community Services Food Voucher Program
Provides food vouchers.
Donate money to this program.

Catholic Community Services Emergency Assistance
Provides financial assistance for low-income families, seniors, and disabled adults in crisis
through the following: motel vouchers, utility assistance, rent and move-in assistance, gas and
food vouchers.
Donate money to this program.


Congregations for the Homeless
Services: Overnight housing for homeless eastside; Shelters rotate between eastside churches.
Needs: Especially needed are washable blankets, sleeping mats (about $150 each) and XXXL
Jackets and clothing. Prepared meals are welcome. Financial donations are always welcome.

Contact:
Stacey Witte- Volunteer coordinator
Congregations for the Homeless
staceyw@cfhomeless.org
(425) 765-1782

Eastside Baby Corner
EBC accepts donations of items that children use from birth to age 12 and distributes them, free
of charge, through service care providers directly to families in need.
Donate: Used children’s clothing (birth to size 14), baby items, strollers, diapers, formula, new
pants sizes 5 – 7, new clothing, cash donations always needed

Contact
Christy Garrard
christyG@babycorner.org
Phone: 425 391-0337



Eastside Domestic Violence Program: My Sister's Home
A safe, confidential, emergency shelter that provides services for domestic violence survivors
and their children.
Donate money to this program


The Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle & King County
Agency Description: The Emergency Feeding Program packs 14 different varieties of non-
perishable, nutritionally-balanced, diet-specific grocery bags and distributes them through a
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network of over 130 partner social service agencies, food banks, schools, and faith communities
providing an emergency response to the nutritional needs of people in hunger crisis situations
throughout King County.
Donate: Donate: In addition to financial contributions, EFP welcomes the donations of a wide
variety of non-perishable foods—for example, 18-oz jars of peanut butter, 15-oz cans of corn,
green beans and peas, 15-oz cans of peaches, pineapple, and fruit cocktail, 15-oz cans of beef
stew, soup and pork & beans, canned tuna, SPAM and Vienna sausage, jars of baby food and
cans of baby formula, and many other items. Please visit our website or contact us for a
complete list.

Contact:
Arthur Lee or Brian Anderson
Phone: 206-329-0300
Email: info@emergencyfeeding.org
Webpage: www.emergencyfeeding.org


Friends of Youth: The Landing
The Landing is an overnight shelter for homeless young adults ages 18-24, five nights a week.
Donate money to this program.

Friends of Youth
Services: Friends of Youth delivers a broad range of services to youth and their families to
improve their emotional stability and self-sufficiency. Programs include homeless youth
services, youth and family services and healthy start.
Donate: Furniture and household goods for transitional homes; meals; clothing and more.

Contact
Cheryl Schnelle
Volunteer Coordinator
16225 NE 87th St. Ste A-8
Redmond, Washington 98052
425-869-6490, ext. 309
425-869-6666 (fax)
cheryl@friendsofyouth.org
www.friendsofyouth.org

HealthPoint
Registered Nursing Healthcare visits for the homeless, primary medical care, dental care, and
naturopathic medicine available for low income residents in North and East King County.
Donate money to this program.

Hopelink Emergency Services
Serves low-income families and individuals residing in north and east King County, offering a
wide range of services including food, financial assistance for eviction prevention, first monthís
rent, utility assistance.
Donate money to this program.
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Hopelink Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing
Provides housing and comprehensive services to homeless families and individuals to help them
gain permanent housing and the skills necessary for long-term self-sufficiency.
Donate money to this program.


Hopelink: Kids Need School Supplies
Thanks to local donors Hopelink will distribute backpacks and other supplies to schoolchildren
who, without help, would lack the school-required tools they need to complete their schoolwork.
Hopelink’s Kids Need School Supplies drive is collecting monetary donations as well as a wide
range of school supplies.

Contact:
Teresa Andrade
425 485-6521
teresawa@hope-link.org
www.hope-link.org.

Jubilee Reach Center
Located in the heart of Bellevue’s most diverse, underserved neighborhood, where 39 different
languages are spoken and 64% of kids are eligible subsided lunch at the neighboring Lake Hills
Elementary School, the Jubilee REACH Center (an independent 501 (c)(3)), provides
educational enrichment, resources and support to affirm youth, sustain stable families, build
community and transform lives.
Donate: Monetary donations

Contact:
Agnetta Kabuage- Business Manager
Phone:425-746-0506
E-mail: agnettak@jubileereach.org
Website: www.jubileereach.org

volunteer@jubileereach.org 425-749-3840

Jubilee Services
Program Description: Jubilee Services connects resources, both financial and human, in the form
of donation of skills, financial donations, and grants for serving schools, parks, and residents of
Bellevue.
Donate: We are accepting both materials and funds. Construction materials, paint and equipment
are needed for the Day of Sharing and Caring.


Contact:
Gary King, Executive Director

Phone: 206-419-5238
Email: gking@fpcbellevue.org
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Web Site: jubileeservices.org

KidsQuest Children’s Museum
KidsQuest Children’s Museum inspires life-long learning in children and families through
interactive exhibits and programs integrating art, science, technology and life experiences.
Donate: Money, new children’s books, new parent education books, gift certificates to home
improvement stores such as Home Depot, Lowes or Ace

Contact:
Sarah Villian
Phone: 425-637-8100
Email: sarah@kidsquestmuseum.org
Webpage: www.kidsquestmuseum.org

Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing
Services: KITH assists individuals and families on the Eastside who are facing a homelessness
crisis by providing housing and services to help families become stable and self-sufficient.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities: Adopt – A – Family, and Adopt – An – Apartment, Trades
People such as Plumber, Electrician, Roofer, Property Maintenance, Yard Cleaning, Painting,
Office Assistance, and Event Volunteers. Donations are also welcome and current needs are
listed at: www.kithcares.org

Contact:
Jan Dickerman, Executive Director KITH
425-576-9531 x 101
Jand@kithcares.org
www.kithcares.org


Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
Services: Environmental Restoration and Trail Maintenance Projects
Financial Donations Accepted

Contact
www.mtsgreenway.org
Wendy Tyner
Development Director
wendy.tyner@mtsgreenway.org
206.382.5565 x 23

NAMI Eastside
NAMI Eastside supports those people impacted by mental illness with support groups, extensive
classes, educational forums and more. We also offer a library, newsletter and Speaker’s Bureau.
All of our programs are free and open to all.
Donate: We accept donations of cash, your time (Come Volunteer With Us!), office supplies
and equipment such as desktop and/or laptop computers and a fax machine.
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Contact:
Barbara Thompson
Phone: (425) 885-6264
Email: info@nami-eastside.org
Web: www.nami-eastside.org

Overlake Service League
Established in 1911, we provide emergency assistance, school clothes, food and basic needs,
educational grants and support to struggling families and students in financial need.
We are 100% privately funded and serve Bellevue residents only.
Donate directly to our programs: Monetary donation online or by mail; Attend one of our
fundraising events; Donate goods or services for auction items, events, or the management of our
organization; Asset Designation in our Endowment Fund

Contact
Lindsay Van Nostrand
425-451-1175 osl@overlakeserviceleague.org

Thrift Shop
Maggie Vergien
425-451-6424

P.E.A.C.E of Mind (POMWA!)
P.E.A.C.E of Mind is a non -profit outreach organization that provides parents, caregivers and
other safe adults, the tips, tools and training needed to
talk to kids about personal safety and to reduce children's risk of sexual abuse and abduction
through prevention education.
Donate: Office Supplies (reams of paper, pens, staples, staplers, tape, gift cards to office supply
stores); Postal supplies: Stamps, envelopes (all sizes); Cash donations are always welcome and
needed.

Contact:
Name Sabrina Sessa
Phone 425-591-5795
E-mail sabrina@pomwa.org
Website www.pomwa.org

Seattle Humane Society
The Seattle Humane Society has been operating for over 100 years as a private, nonprofit animal
welfare organization. We are proud to serve the people and animals of King County with a
variety of programs including adoptions, veterinary services, dog training classes, a pet food
bank, and humane education for children of all ages.
Donate: Cash, in-kind donations from our wish list, and pet food donations for our pet food bank
for low-income senior citizens. See our wish list at:
http://www.seattlehumane.org/donate/individual/in-kind
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Contact:
Maureen Walsh Lull
Volunteer Services Manager
volunteers@seattlehumane.org
425-649-7557
Sign up for an orientation online at www.seattlehumane.org

Senior Services Meals on Wheels
Provides delivered frozen meals to frail homebound elderly.
Donate money to this program.



Sophia Way
A program arm of EISCC, serving single adult homeless women in East King County as an
overnight shelter and education program leading to subsidized housing. Case Management
services offered throughout program.
Donate money to this program.

Sound Mental Health
Offers children, adults and families strength-based mental health, psychiatric, and chemical
dependency assessment integrated into individualized, collaborative recovery-oriented services.
Donate money to this program.

St. Margaret’s Thrift Store
Services: St. Margaret’s Thrift Store serves the local community and is conveniently located in
Bellevue at the corner of Factoria Blvd. and Newport Way. It accepts donations of lightly used
items in good condition and resells them at excellent prices. Net proceeds benefit outreach
programs in the local community.

Contact:
Cindy Gwinn (store manager)
cgwinn@saintmargarets.org
(425) 641-6830

Therapeutic Health Services
Building healthier youth, families and communities through intensive outpatient treatment and
counseling related to alcohol abuse, drug abuse and mental illness.
Donate money to this program.


Washington Women In Need (WWIN)
Services: Provides financial assistance to low income women in Washington for health care
(physical, dental, vision, hearing), mental health counseling and education. No walk-in service.
Donations Accepted: Financial contributions can be made on the website or by telephone and
mail.
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Contact:
425 451 8838
wwininfo@wawomeninneed.org
www.wawomeninneed.org

World Impact Network: Renewal Food Bank
Provides a food bank to low income families, children and individuals.
Donate money to this program.

Youth Eastside Services
Offers counseling services for youth and their families experiencing personal conflict, as well as
problems in the family, school or community. Donate money to this program.

YWCA Angeline's Eastside Women's Center
Provides a daytime drop in program for homeless women in East King County.
Donate money to this program.

YWCA Dress for Success Program
Provides professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help
women thrive in work and in life.
Donate money to this program.

YWCA Family Village Transitional Housing
Provides transitional housing combined with supportive services including case management,
child care, employment services and mental health services.
Donate money to this program.



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OFFICE SUPPLIES

Chinese Information & Service Center (CISC)
CISC helps Asian immigrants make the transition to a new life while keeping later generations in
touch with their rich heritage.
Donate: Office supplies: copy paper, pens, staples, post-its, etc.; Protractors and rulers with
metric and standard units for the After School Program; A new (or gently used) small round
coffee table for the International Family Center-Seattle; Children’s books, Duplos, dress up
costumes and puzzles for the Pre-K Program; Microphone stand for the Senior Day Care Center.

Contact
Name: Nelson Tang
Phone: 206.624.5633x4157
E-mail: nelsont@cisc-seattle.org
Website: www.cisc-seattle.org
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Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP)
We provide civil legal aid to low-income residents of East King County through clinics, brief
services, workshops, lectures and direct representation. ELAP also has a special program
serving victims of domestic violence with their legal issues.
Donate: Scanner, Lap Tops (3), Color Laser or Ink Jet Printer

Contact:
Stan Kehl, Executive Director
Eastside Legal Assistance Program
425-747-7274 Ext 203
425-747-7504 (Fax)
www.elap.org

NAMI Eastside
NAMI Eastside supports those people impacted by mental illness with support groups, extensive
classes, educational forums and more. We also offer a library, newsletter and Speaker’s Bureau.
All of our programs are free and open to all.
Donate: We accept donations of cash, your time (Come Volunteer With Us!), office supplies
and equipment such as desktop and/or laptop computers and a fax machine.

Contact:
Barbara Thompson
Phone: (425) 885-6264
Email: info@nami-eastside.org
Web: www.nami-eastside.org

P.E.A.C.E of Mind (POMWA!)
P.E.A.C.E of Mind is a non -profit outreach organization that provides parents, caregivers and
other safe adults, the tips, tools and training needed to
talk to kids about personal safety and to reduce children's risk of sexual abuse and abduction
through prevention education.
Donate: Office Supplies (reams of paper, pens, staples, staplers, tape, gift cards to office supply
stores); Postal supplies: Stamps, envelopes (all sizes); Cash donations are always wlecome and
needed.

Contact:
Name Sabrina Sessa
Phone 425-591-5795
E-mail sabrina@pomwa.org
Website www.pomwa.org

Starlight Children's Foundation Northwest
Services: Supports seriously ill children and their families
Needs: Assist in the production of Starlight Children’s Foundation’s large fundraising
events and various turn-key events throughout the year. Specific duties may include the
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following: creating and/or distributing event promotional materials, soliciting donations,
day of event attendance and job duties, word processing and general office administration.

Contact:
Tami Gibb
Volunteer Coordinator
tami@starlight-Northwest.org
(425) 861-7827 x104

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SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Congregations for Kids
Congregations for Kids, a coalition of local congregations, helps students from low income
families within the Bellevue, Washington School District have a Good Start Back to School.
Partnering with the school district, Eastside businesses, and community organizations, we equip
these students with backpacks and supplies needed for the school year.
Donate School Supplies March-August.

Contact Nancy Jacobs
bnjacobs@frontier.com
Or visit http://www.congregations4kids.org/

Hopelink: Kids Need School Supplies
Thanks to local donors Hopelink will distribute backpacks and other supplies to schoolchildren
who, without help, would lack the school-required tools they need to complete their schoolwork.
Hopelink is in particular need of three-ring binders (two-inch size), tab dividers for binders,
wide-tip and narrow-tip markers, erasers, backpacks for older kids, scissors for older and
younger kids, pencil boxes and pencil pouches and rulers.

Contact:
Teresa Andrade
425 485-6521
teresawa@hope-link.org
www.hope-link.org.

KITH Community School Supply Drive

KITH is holding a drive to provide school supplies for children who attend KITH’s Community
Supper or live in KITH housing. Sample school supply lists are attached giving the type of
supplies grade schools and junior high schools require. We would very much appreciate the
community’s support and donations.

Donations can be left at the following places:
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KITH offices, 125 State Street, Kirkland, Washington, 425-576-9531
Keller Williams real estate office, 13131 NE 85th Street, Kirkland, Washington, 425-260-6612
Davidson, Cziesler & Kilpatric P.S. office located at 520 Kirkland Way, Suite 500, Kirkland,
425-822-2228

Contact Redith Ross, KITH Board member, at(425) 822-2228 redith@kirklandlaw.com if you
are not able to bring supplies to any of the above locations, and we will make arrangements to
pick them up.

KITH is a nonprofit agency helping eastside families transition from homelessness to self-
sufficiency since 1989.


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TOILETRIES

Angeline’s Eastside Women’s Center
Services: Angeline’s Eastside Women’s Center is a day center for homeless and low-income
women in the Bellevue area. The women are provided a safe, warm place to connect with other
women, have a meal, shower, do laundry and use the computer or telephone. The center also
serves as a referral and resource center to match women with services in the community.
Volunteer Needs: The Take Two Project: Every Tuesday and Friday we provide an opportunity
for two volunteers to serve lunch to the women at the center. The lunch lasts an hour and half. It
is located in downtown Bellevue.

Contact information: To sign up or for more information please visit
https://www.ywcaworks.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=754. The available dates for the
Take Two project are listed here.

Luke Black
lblack@ywcaworks.org



Eastside Domestic Violence Program
Provides direct service to women and children in crisis. Toilet paper, toiletries and natural
household cleaners.

Contact:
425-562-8840 ext. 229
www.edvp.org.

Friends of Youth
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Services: Friends of Youth delivers a broad range of services to youth and their families to
improve their emotional stability and self-sufficiency. Programs include homeless youth
services, youth and family services and healthy start.
Donate: Furniture and household goods for transitional homes; meals; clothing and more.

Contact
Cheryl Schnelle
Volunteer Coordinator
16225 NE 87th St. Ste A-8
Redmond, Washington 98052
425-869-6490, ext. 309
425-869-6666 (fax)
cheryl@friendsofyouth.org
www.friendsofyouth.org

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TOYS & BOOKS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those
who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
We strive to provide the highest quality Boys & Girls Club programming possible; providing
outreach services to serve additional youth while always maintaining a fun, safe and positive
environment at all Club locations.
Donate: Sports equipment, board games, art supplies, toys and school supplies

Contact:
Megan Broze
Phone: 425.454.6162 ext. 12
Email: mbroze@bgcbellevue.org
Webpage: www.bgcbellevue.org

Chinese Information & Service Center (CISC)
CISC helps Asian immigrants make the transition to a new life while keeping later generations in
touch with their rich heritage.
Donate: Office supplies: copy paper, pens, staples, post-its, etc.; Protractors and rulers with
metric and standard units for the After School Program; A new (or gently used) small round
coffee table for the International Family Center-Seattle; Children’s books, Duplos, dress up
costumes and puzzles for the Pre-K Program; Microphone stand for the Senior Day Care Center.

Contact
Name: Nelson Tang
Phone: 206.624.5633x4157
E-mail: nelsont@cisc-seattle.org
Website: www.cisc-seattle.org
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Eastside Baby Corner
EBC accepts donations of items that children use from birth to age 12 and distributes them, free
of charge, through service care providers directly to families in need.
Donate: Used children’s clothing (birth to size 14), baby items, strollers, diapers, formula, new
pants sizes 5 – 7, new clothing, cash donations always needed

Contact:
Christy Garrard
christyG@babycorner.org
Phone: 425 391-0337

Habitat for Humanity Retail Store
We will accept new and/or gently used items; all profits go toward our homebuilding program.
Store is located at 13500 Bel Red Rd. Bellevue, WA 98005.

Contact:
Habitat for Humanity EKC
425.869.6007

KidsQuest Children’s Museum
KidsQuest Children’s Museum inspires life-long learning in children and families through
interactive exhibits and programs integrating art, science, technology and life experiences.
Donate: Money, new children’s books, new parent education books, gift certificates to home
improvement stores such as Home Depot, Lowes or Ace

Contact:
Sarah Villian
Phone: 425-637-8100
Email: sarah@kidsquestmuseum.org
Webpage: www.kidsquestmuseum.org

Starlight Children's Foundation Northwest
Services: Supports seriously ill children and their families
Needs: Assist in the production of Starlight Children’s Foundation’s large fundraising
events and various turn-key events throughout the year. Specific duties may include the
following: creating and/or distributing event promotional materials, soliciting donations,
day of event attendance and job duties, word processing and general office administration.

Contact:
Tami Gibb
Volunteer Coordinator
tami@starlight-Northwest.org
(425) 861-7827 x104

Return to donations listing
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