Volunteer call

January 12, 2010

By Staff

Hopelink: Work at any of its centers in Shoreline, Carnation, Kirkland/Northshore, Redmond or Bellevue, sorting food in its food banks; helping adults learn to read, do basic math, study for GED exams or learn English as a second language; providing child care and homework tutoring to children in housing facilities; delivering food to homebound clients; or answering phones and helping with administrative tasks. The Kirkland/Northshore is in particular need of food sorters and shelf stockers for its grocery store-style food bank. Register at www.hope-link.org/takeaction/volunteer or call 869-6066. Registration for orientation is necessary, as space is limited; seating is first-come, first-served so please arrive promptly.Start the new year off right and help homeless and abused animals. Help build a great sanctuary. The King County shelter is closing and there is a need for more sanctuary and no-kill shelters. This group is new and needs a lot of help to get up and running. It’s in desperate need of an experienced fundraiser for an upcoming walk. It also needs help for upcoming charity and fundraising events. Call 891-5869 or e-mail storybookfarm01@gmail.com.

King County Library System Traveling Library Center: Share your love of reading with someone who cannot use the library. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, have reliable transportation to deliver materials and can select, deliver and return library materials to one shut-in patron at least once a month, for one year. Training is provided and takes about an hour. Call 369-3235 or 1-877-905-2008, toll-free.

Eastside Baby Corner: Help fill orders each week, including car seats, diapers, books, formula, baby food and clothing, serving victims of domestic violence and homeless families, health care providers, immigrant assistance groups, faith-based organizations, food banks, school districts, low-income and transitional housing agencies, and community centers. Go to www.babycorner.org.

Issaquah History Museums: Docents greet the public at the restored Train Depot and/or at the old Town Hall and adjacent jail, or help with mailings and scanning of photos. Volunteers with carpentry and mechanical skills are needed to assist in the maintenance and upkeep of the Train Depot and Gilman Town Hall. E-mail volunteer@issaquahhistory.org or call 392-3500.

Providence Marianwood: Assist residents in groups, such as crafts, gardening, cooking, exercise, pampered hands, religious services and as nurturing one-on-one visitors. Volunteers are also needed to assist the foundation with mailings and in its gift shop. Daytime, after-school and evening opportunities are available. Call 391-2827.

Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank: A driver is needed to pick up food on Wednesdays from Safeway, Fred Meyer and Starbucks. Call 392-4123.

Mary, Queen of Peace: Help is needed during the church’s bi-monthly meetings for two hours to watch the staff’s children (from birth to age 6). Meetings are typically from 9:10-11:30 a.m. Thursdays through May. E-mail blankwendy@comcast.com.

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