Volunteer Call

August 18, 2009

By Staff

Issaquah Valley Senior Center: Lunch program on Tuesday and Friday, serving in the dining room and washing dishes; also lunch and grocery runs — 392-2381Providence Marianwood: Assist residents in groups, such as crafts, gardening, cooking, exercise and many others. Day, after school and evening opportunities are available — 391-2827

Eager Eye Guide Pups Club: Raise puppies for use as guide dogs for the blind — 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 at Pickering Farm — 837-3442

Seattle Tilth: Three-six hours per month, usually weekdays, a flexible schedule and a car or truck to help with shopping and outreach volunteers three hours per weekend a month — 206-633-5045, ext. 2

Issaquah Special Populations Social Club: Assist 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 — www.ci.issaquah.wa.us

The King County Library System’s Study Zone: 20-40 volunteers needed for a new virtual online tutoring opportunity for the September semester. Sessions are available Mondays-Thursdays, from 3-5:30 or 5:30-8 p.m. Call 369-3312 or e-mail aholloma@kcls.org.

Issaquah History Museums’ Train Depot and Gilman Town Hall: A cataloguer and DVD production volunteers are needed for the Oral History Video Project. Also, be a docent four hours a month or more — volunteer@issaquahhistory.org or 392-3500

The Tavon Center: Work the gardens and/or assist with clients — 999-2269

Life Enrichment Options: Help needed at its 20-year celebration/fundraiser Raise Our Roof. Go to www.leoorganization.org and click on “volunteers.”

Providence Marianwood Auxiliary: Staff the Gift Nook monitoring gift items and the cash box, and making and tallying sales — 391-2895

DownTown Issaquah Association: Host the DIA info booth at the Hailstone Feed Store; provide event/activity assistance and set up/tear down at ArtWalk Issaquah, Fenders on Front Street car show, Music on the Streets, Salmon Days, Halloween Hoopla and Holiday De-Lights — 445-1174

Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank: Get groceries, sort and repackage donations and serve clients from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. – noon Mondays and Fridays — 392-4123

Pampered Hands Group: At Providence Marianwood, assisting with soaking and massaging hands; individuals or teams from 10:15-11:45 a.m. Sunday to help with worship services — 391-2827

Cougar Mountain Zoo: General assistance with wildlife education and conservation — 392-6278

Faith in Action: Transportation, home services and/or social support services for Issaquah/Sammamish seniors — 369-9120

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

American Cancer Society: Serve on several fundraiser committee positions, stacy_strickland@yahoo.com or 369-2195

King County Library System: Study Zone tutors for all sites, but particularly at the Fairwood, White Center, Skyway, Snoqualmie and Foster libraries — 369-3312 or aholloma@kcls.org

Eastside Baby Corner: Sort donations of clothing and toys from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, from 9-11 a.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. – noon Saturday — www.babycorner.org

AtWork!: Answer phones, greet visitors and perform general office duties anytime from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday — 274-4000

King County Library System’s Words on Wheels Program: Deliver library materials to homebound patrons — 369-3235

Senior Services Volunteer Transportation Program: Drivers take Issaquah and Sammamish seniors to medical appointments — 206-448-5740

Friends of the Issaquah Library: Book Shelf Program distributes books to Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank patrons, especially from 10 a.m. – noon Tuesday and Wednesday — 432-3571 or fletcherann@msn.com

Mountains to Sound Greenway: For a list of restoration events, call 206-812-0122 or go to www.mtsgreenway.org.

Hopelink: “Bus buddies” — 943-6769 or busbuddy@hope-link.org

Issaquah Chamber of Commerce: Visitor Information Center from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturdays — 392-7024

Stream Team: Help monitor Issaquah Creek’s water quality. Call 837-3400.

Does your nonprofit agency or civic club need volunteers? Call 392-6434, ext. 237, or e-mail newsclerk@isspress.com.

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