February 23, 2010
Hopelink: Help is needed sorting food in food banks; providing child care and homework tutoring to children in housing facilities; delivering food to homebound clients; or answering phones and helping with administrative tasks. Many other volunteer tasks are available; bi-lingual language skills are a plus for many of them. Volunteers over age 16 and volunteers between ages 12 and 16 with parent/guardian supervision need to register to attend a mandatory orientation. Register at www.hope-link.org/takeaction/volunteer or call 869-6066. Registration is necessary; space is very limited.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 392-3500.
St. Andrew’s Housing Group: This local, nonprofit organization that offers affordable housing to low-income families on King County’s Eastside needs volunteers for its Homework Club, for first through seventh grade, Thursdays through June 17. Call 391-2300, ext. 22, or e-mail email@example.com.
Providence Marianwood: A volunteer is needed to take photos at parties and events. Contact Steve Gallion at 391-2895. Also, volunteers are needed to 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. The time commitment is two to four hours per month. 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.