Volunteer Call

September 23, 2008

By Staff

Volunteer docents are needed to greet visitors at the Issaquah History Museums’ Train Depot and Gilman Town Hall. Volunteer four hours a month or more. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about Issaquah history, serve the community and have fun at the same time with other docents and the public. Training is provided. Contact Karen at volunteer@issaquahhistory.org or 392-3500.

The Mountains to Sound Greenway needs volunteers to help plant native trees usually from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., with half-day options also available, Oct. 18 and 25 and Dec. 6 at Lake Sammamish State Park. No experience is required. Go to www.mtsgreenway.org or call 206-812-0122.

The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce is looking for friendly volunteers to provide a warm welcome and information at the Visitor Information Center from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 392-7024.

The Issaquah Valley Senior Center needs volunteers to help with its lunch program on Tuesday and Friday, serving in the dining room and washing dishes. Call 392-2381.

Providence Marianwood Auxiliary needs new members to volunteer on projects and to serve on the board of directors. Volunteers are needed to work in the Gift Nook on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. A clerical volunteer is needed to assist the auxiliary with its newsletter and event mailings. Call 391-2827.

The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank needs volunteers to help sort food and clothing from 8 a.m. – noon Mondays and from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. Donations of brown grocery bags, blankets, sleeping bags, warm coats, hats and gloves are needed. Call 392-4123.

Seattle Tilth needs volunteers three-six hours per month, usually weekdays, who have a flexible schedule and a car or truck to help with shopping and errands necessary to support operations, programs and events on the Eastside. It needs eight others to act as outreach volunteers to promote the program three hours per weekend a month. Call 206-633-5045, ext. 2.

The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank’s Web site is horribly out-of-date and needs upgrading. Fully capable volunteers are needed to build a very robust site that can be adjusted easily to inform the community about needs on a more immediate and timely basis. Call 894-4410.

The 2009 Issaquah Relay For Life Planning Team needs volunteers to help plan and promote Issaquah’s largest fundraisers for the American Cancer Society. There are several committee positions open. Current openings provide a range in time commitment and level of involvement. E-mail stacy_strickland@yahoo.com, or call 369-2195.  

Friends of Youth Issaquah needs part-time volunteer receptionists. Prior experience is helpful. Flexible hours and days are available. Call 392-6367, ext. 115.

The King County Library System is recruiting volunteer Study Zone tutors to assist students from elementary through high school. All it takes is a two-hour weekly commitment or availability for flexible substitute scheduling. Volunteers are needed for all sites throughout the county, but particularly at the Fairwood, White Center, Skyway, Snoqualmie and Foster libraries. Call 369-3312 or e-mail aholloma@kcls.org.

Eastside Baby Corner needs volunteers to sort incoming donations of clothing and toys from 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, from 9-11 a.m. Thursdays and from 9 a.m. – noon Saturdays. Go to www.babycorner.org.

AtWork! needs volunteers anytime from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday to answer phones, greet visitors and perform general office duties. Call 274-4000.

Elder and Adult Day Services needs a volunteer from noon – 1 p.m. Monday through Friday to help during lunch. A volunteer is also needed from 11:30 a.m. – noon Monday through Friday to help take participants on walks. Another volunteer is needed from 1:30–2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to help with therapeutic activities. Call 206-859-5721.

The Issaquah History Museums needs a volunteer to go to the Puget Sound Regional Archives (on the Bellevue Community College Campus) and copy the 1910 voter’s registration rolls for Issaquah. They are looking ahead to the centennial of state suffrage in 2010 and want to learn more about the town’s first female voters. The volunteer will be reimbursed for mileage and copying costs. Call 392-3500.

Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is recruiting volunteers for the 2008 spawning season. Join FISH’s docent program and share the story of the remarkable salmon life cycle with school children, families and tourists. Training for new FISH docents is from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sept. 6. Guides are needed for all days of the week, and especially during the annual Issaquah Salmon Days Festival. Call 427-0259 or e-mail fishvolunteer@msn.com.

The Issaquah Special Populations Social Club needs assistance with dances, movies, field trips and special events. For every three hours of volunteer service, a 30-day pass will be issued for use of the community center facilities and Julius Boehm Pool. Apply at www.ci.issaquah.wa.us.

Pampered Hands Group needs volunteers at Providence Marianwood. Help residents who have painful hands from age-related conditions by assisting with soaking and massaging. Individual or teams of volunteers are needed to work from 10:15-11:45 a.m. Sundays to help with worship services. Call 391-2827. 

Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah, seeks adult volunteers with a sincere commitment to wildlife education and conservation. Call 392-6278.

The Issaquah Valley Senior Center needs drivers for its lunch and grocery runs. Volunteers pick up center members who are unable to drive or walk any distance. The volunteer drivers transport them to the center on lunch days, and twice a month take them to the grocery store and home again. Call 392-2381.

Faith in Action needs volunteers to help seniors living in Issaquah and Sammamish remain independent by providing transportation, home services and/or social support services. Call 391-2817.

Issaquah Alps Trails Club needs volunteers for trail restoration. Work is typically done twice a week, weather permitting. Call 369-1725 before 7 p.m.

King County Library’s Words on Wheels Program needs volunteers to deliver library materials to homebound patrons. Training provided. A one-year commitment is required. Volunteers must be at least 18, have their own transportation and pass a background check. Call 369-3235.

The Senior Services Volunteer Transportation Program needs drivers. Use your vehicle to take Issaquah and Sammamish seniors to medical appointments. Flexible hours, mileage, parking reimbursement and supplemental liability insurance offered. Call 206-448-5740. 

Friends of the Issaquah Library needs volunteers for its Book Shelf Program, distributing books to Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank patrons, especially from 10 a.m. – noon Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Call 432-3571 or e-mail fletcherann@msn.com.

The Issaquah History Museums needs volunteers to work four hours a month welcoming visitors to its museums — the Issaquah Train Depot and Gilman Town Hall. Training is provided. E-mail volunteer@issaquahhistory.org or call 392-3500.

Eager Eye Guide Pups Club needs volunteers to raise puppies for use as guide dogs for the blind. Call 644-7421.

Community garden groups are needed to adopt garden beds (provide seasonal maintenance), have a teamwork party and join a group of gardeners who work independently. Located at Pickering Farm. Call 837-3442.

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