Volunteers

October 4, 2011

The Green Halloween Festival needs volunteers, ages 14 and older, from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Shops at Issaquah Highlands, 3011 N.E. High St. Bring your own not-too-scary costume. Contact Christy at christy.g@ihcouncil.org or 507-1107, ext. 1107.

The city of Sammamish needs volunteers for the following events. Sign up by contacting the volunteer coordinator at 295-0556 or dsanders@ci.sammamish.wa.us.

Wetlands planting: 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 8, 228th Avenue and Southeast 24th Street, ages 14 and older. Read more

Volunteers

September 27, 2011

The Green Halloween Festival needs volunteers, ages 14 and older, from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Shops at Issaquah Highlands, 3011 N.E. High St. Bring your own not-too-scary costume. Contact Christy at christy.g@ihcouncil.org or 507-1107, ext. 1107.

The city of Sammamish needs volunteers for the following events. Sign up by contacting the volunteer coordinator at 295-0556 or dsanders@ci.sammamish.wa.us.

  • Wetlands planting: 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 8, 228th Avenue and Southeast 24th Street, ages 14 and older.
  • Sammamish Arts Fair: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8-9, Sammamish City Hall and library, four-hour shifts
  • Invasive weed removal from Jacobs Creek: 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 15, Southeast 42nd Street and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road S.E., ages 14 and older
  • Invasive plant removal on Illahee Trail: 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 22, Northeast 8th Avenue and Southeast 35th Place Northeast, volunteers 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult

The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank is looking for service groups, families or groups of four or five people to help with the Month of Concern Food Drive, which runs Saturdays through Oct. 15. During the Month of Concern, hand out food bank shopping lists to shoppers at our local grocery stores, collect the goods and deliver them to the food bank. Volunteers can sign up for the entire day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., or for half shifts. Sign up or get more information by calling 392-4123.

Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank needs food drive volunteers

September 20, 2011

Consider helping the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank during the Eastside’s Month of Concern for the Hungry food drive.

The annual food drive runs from Sept. 24 to Oct. 22. The food pantry needs volunteers to pass out lists of needed items to shoppers at local grocery stores. Volunteers then collect the goods and deliver the haul to the food bank.

Organizers need groups to volunteer from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays throughout the food drive. Volunteers receive a location assignment, plus shopping lists, boxes and crates, assistance unloading at the food bank and staff contact information for assistance. Volunteers must have a vehicle to make several trips to and from the food bank and local grocers.

Call food bank Executive Director Cori Kauk at 392-4123 to sign up or learn more.

Issaquah Community Network seeks board applicants

September 20, 2011

The Issaquah Community Network is seeking applicants for its volunteer board of directors.

The state-sponsored organization is dedicated to supporting healthy youths, family and community.

Applicants should reside or work within Issaquah School District boundaries. Send a letter of interest to Executive Director Barbara de Michele, 580 Front St. S., Unit C-215, Issaquah, WA 98027, or by email to issaquahcommunitynetwork@mindspring.com.

In the letter, explain why you would be interested in becoming involved with the network and list other community activities and interests. A resume would be welcome. The deadline for letters of interest is Oct. 3. A knowledge or background in a human services provision, or working with young people, is desirable but not required.

Volunteers

September 20, 2011

The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank is looking for service groups, families or groups of four or five people to help with the Month of Concern Food Drive, which runs Saturdays Sept. 24 through Oct. 15. During the Month of Concern, hand out food bank shopping lists to shoppers at our local grocery stores, collect the goods and deliver them to the food bank. Volunteers can sign up for the entire day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., or for half shifts. Sign up or get more information by calling Cori at 392-4123.

The Issaquah Parks & Recreation offers the following volunteering opportunities:

  • Gliders Cross Country coaches: Email Joanne Hartman at issgliders@comcast.net.
  • Districtwide middle school dances: Assist with coat check, entrance process, dance floor patrol and door watching. Dances are from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 23 and Dec. 2. Volunteers arrive at 6:30 p.m. Email Cathy Jones at cathyj@ci.issaqauh.wa.us.

Volunteers

September 13, 2011

Volunteers

The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank is looking for service groups, families or groups of four or five people to help with the Month of Concern Food Drive, which runs Saturdays Sept. 24 through Oct. 15. During the Month of Concern, hand out food bank shopping lists to shoppers at our local grocery stores, collect the goods and deliver them to the food bank. Volunteers can sign up for the entire day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., or for half shifts. Sign up or get more information by calling Cori at 392-4123.

Issaquah Parks & Recreation offers the following volunteering opportunities:

  • Gilders Cross Country coaches: Email Joanne Hartman at issgliders@comcast.net.
  • Districtwide middle school dances: Assist with coat check, entrance process, dance floor patrol and door watching. Dances are from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 23 and Dec. 2. Volunteers arrive at 6:30 p.m. Email Cathy Jones at cathyj@ci.issaqauh.wa.us.
  • Basketball coaches: Volunteers are needed for teams for kindergarten through eighth-grade children. Email Stephanie Shimek at stephanies@ci.issaquah.wa.us or CJ Stanford at curtiss@ci.issaquah.wa.us.

Salmon Days volunteer sign-up party is Sept. 7

September 6, 2011

Issaquah Salmon Days Festival organizers are having their annual volunteer sign-up party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W.

During the event, those willing to help with Issaquah’s yearly Salmon Days party can sign up to take on any one or more of several tasks, from helping with a Salmon Day booth to being a “refuse ranger” to manning a shuttle bus.

This year’s Salmon Days is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2.

In general, volunteers work shifts of three to four hours. Salmon Days welcomes volunteers of all ages, though Pauline Middlehurst, sponsorship and promotions manager for the festival, said those younger than 14 should be accompanied by a parent.

Learn more or obtain a sign-up sheet at www.salmondays.org, or call the Salmon Days office at 392-0661.

Volunteers

September 6, 2011

The Mary, Queen of Peace Mothers of Preschoolers group in Sammamish is looking for childcare volunteers. MOPS is an international program that allows mothers to meet for some child-free time to make friends, share stories and grow spiritually. The group meets twice a month on Thursday mornings at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1121 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. Learn more about MOPS International at www.mops.org.

The Issaquah Valley Senior Center needs donations for its craft/book/white elephant sale (no clothing, shoes or electronics) and baked goods for the annual bake sale. Volunteers are also needed to help staff the combined event during Salmon Days, Oct. 1-2. Call 392-2381 if you can help.

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Join Habitat for Humanity in Cambodia

March 22, 2011

Help build houses in Cambodia alongside Habitat for Humanity of East King County employees.

Emily Fortman, director of family services, and bookkeeper Kathy Davis plan to lead 12 adventurers on a Global Village trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia, from June 10-18.

Global Village trips consist of volunteers and a local family working side by side. The family then lives in the home.

In addition to the project, volunteers can experience authentic Cambodian meals and cultural activities.

Volunteers age 16 and older can apply for the slots. Contact Fortman at efortman@habitatekc.org or 869-6007 to learn more. Because space is limited, participants should make reservations as soon as possible.

Since Habitat for Humanity International registered a branch office in Cambodia in January 2003, Habitat for Humanity Cambodia has built more than 1,000 homes and served more than 3,000 families through housing and community development programs in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Kandal and Battambang.

Habitat seeks volunteers for Issaquah, Renton sites

January 18, 2011

Habitat for Humanity of East King County is in the midst of construction on homes in the Issaquah Highlands and the Renton Highlands.

The nonprofit organization seeks volunteers to help build homes at the construction sites. As an enticement, Habitat has created the Chilly Chili Challenge. During the event, volunteers chow down on a hot lunch of chili, soup and other goodies donated by local businesses and churches. Read more

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