Volunteer Call

October 5, 2010

Issaquah Highlands Green Halloween: Help set up and tear down, or during the festival from noon – 4 pm. Oct. 23. E-mail Christy.g@ihcouncil.org or call 507-1107.

Sammamish Symphony: The symphony is recruiting for lobby assistance and board participation. Call 206-517-7777 or go to www.sammmaishsymphony.org.

DownTown Issaquah Association: Volunteers are needed for programs throughout the year, including ArtWalk Issaquah, Fenders on Front Street, street light banners, holiday events and lights, Music on the Streets, Spring Clean Up, website maintenance and more. Learn more at www.downtownissaquah.com.

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust: Community service opportunity, planting trees from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 16 at Squak Valley Park. Full and half-day shifts available. Call 206-812-0122 or go to www.mtsgreenway.org.

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Volunteer Call

September 7, 2010

Issaquah History Museums: Docents are needed to greet the public at the Train Depot, the old Town Hall and adjacent jail. Help is also needed with mailings and scanning photos. Contact Karen at volunteer@issaquahhistory.org or 392-3500.

Group Health: Hospice volunteers are needed, with weekday availability in Seattle, East King and Snohomish counties, to stay with terminally ill patients in their homes while caregivers take needed breaks; visit patients in nursing homes and other facilities; and assist with errands, transportation and other practical tasks. Training sessions are Oct. 11-13 in Bellevue. Submit an application before Sept. 24. Call Pati Northcraft at 556-6372 or 888-954-2509 toll free. Read more

Volunteer Call

August 24, 2010

Issaquah History Museums: Docents are needed to greet the public at the Train Depot, the old Town Hall and adjacent jail. Help is also needed with mailings and scanning photos. Contact Karen at volunteer@issaquahhistory.org or 392-3500.

Group Health: Hospice volunteers are needed, with weekday availability in Seattle, East King and Snohomish counties, to stay with terminally ill patients in their homes while caregivers take needed breaks; visit patients in nursing homes and other facilities; and assist with errands, transportation and other practical tasks. Training sessions are Oct. 11-13 in Bellevue. Submit an application before Sept. 24. Call Pati Northcraft at 556-6372 or 888-954-2509 toll free.

Seattle Tilth Community Garden: Volunteers are needed from 6-7 p.m. Aug. 25 to renovate the garden on the west side of Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Weekly work party themes include planting, building soil, green roofs and more. There is also an opening for a garden steward intern, a weekly commitment working in the garden and taking on more of a leadership role (school credit is possible). Learn more at http://seattletilth.org/get-involved/volunteer/demo-garden-volunteers.

Volunteer Call

July 6, 2010

Volunteers are needed at Providence Marianwood to assist residents in groups such as crafts, gardening, cooking, musical exercise, pampered hands, watercolor group and as nurturing visitors. Volunteers are also needed for clerical opportunities and to help in the gift shop. Day, evening and some weekend opportunities are available. Call Diane Bixler at 391-2827.

Volunteer Call

April 13, 2010

This week

Cascade Llama 4-H Club: second Wednesday, 391-7988

Cascade Mountain Men: third Tuesday, Issaquah Sportsman’s Club, 600 S.E. Evans St., club shoots the third Sunday, www.cascademountainmen.com

Cascade Republican Women’s Club: 11:30 a.m. third Wednesday, Sammamish Plateau Club, 25625 E. Plateau Drive. Guest speakers will be Tim Eyman and Art Coday who is a candidate for U.S. Senate

Eastside Chapter of Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG): 7-9 p.m. third Thursday, First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, 206-325-7724, www.bellevue-pflag.org.

Eastside Genealogy Society: 7:30 p.m. second Thursday, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Gene Fagerberg

Friends of the Issaquah Library: 7 p.m. second Wednesday, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 392-3571

Issaquah Garden Club: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. second Wednesday, Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 17th Ave. N.W., 603-0711

Issaquah Quilters: 10 a.m. – noon second Friday, Community Church of Issaquah, 205 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W., rvndlsp1@aol.com

Pine Lake Garden Club: 9:30 a.m. second Wednesday, occasional workshops and field trips, 836-7810

Social Justice Book Group: 1-2 p.m. third Monday, Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 22818 S.E. Eighth St., shlcministries@yahoo.com

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3436: 7 p.m. third Tuesday, Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, 837-9478

West Lake Sammamish Garden Club: 10 a.m. second Thursday, 641-9084 Read more

Volunteer Call

March 30, 2010

Issaquah Citizen Corps: One or two volunteers to assist with keeping the Web site content fresh and up to date by adding new pages, creating calendar events and assisting the board/technical committee with developing new content. Knowledge of HTML and Web site development not necessary. E-mail Gerard Hickey at hickey@kinetic-compute.com. Read more

Volunteer Call

March 23, 2010

Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank: A driver is needed to pick up food on Wednesdays from QFC Klahanie and QFC Pine Lake. Volunteers are also needed Tuesdays through Thursdays. Call 392-4123. Read more

Volunteer call

March 2, 2010

International Smile Power is partnering with Tent City 4 residents for their dental needs from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. March 13. Three additional volunteer dentists and three hygienists are needed to work four hours in an Issaquah dental office. Volunteers must provide a current state of Washington dentist/hygienist license, DEA license and proof of malpractice insurance. E-mail smilepower@smilepower.org or call 206-715-6322.

Storybook Farm Animal Sanctuary: Help build a new animal sanctuary. A meeting is at 1 p.m. March 21 at the Issaquah Library. E-mail storybookfarm91@gmail.com or call 260-8155.

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.

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.

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 ericas@sahg.org.

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 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. 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.

Volunteer Call

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. Read more

Volunteer Call

February 9, 2010

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. Register at www.hope-link.org/takeaction/volunteer or call 869-6066. Read more

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