Community Service & Service Learning

  • Welcome to the Shorecrest High School Community Service program

    Community Service Graduation Requirement for all Classes

    Si a usted o a su padre de familia o tutor legal le interesaría recibir cualquier información de las siguientes en su primer idioma, por favor consulte al Orientador Académico. Si llama a la oficina de Orientación al 206.393.4296, pueden devolverle la llamada usando un intérprete.

          Shoreline School District prepares students for success in post-secondary education, gainful employment, productive citizenship and help them to develop the skills for lifelong learning. To that end, all Shoreline high school students are required to complete and record a total of 40 hours of community service by the end of their high school career.

         Students are strongly encouraged to complete at least 10 hours per year, ideally completing 40 hours by the end of their junior year. This leaves time for completing the High School and Beyond Plan during senior year. Use forms available in the College & Career Center - and in the documents library here - to get credit for your volunteerism. Students who arrive after fall of their freshman year may have their requirement pro-rated. Hours can be earned to the quarter-hour. 

          There are two large notebooks in Shorecrest's College & Career Center. Both are filled with with long-term volunteer ideas. Scroll down for short-term volunteer events and community service opportunities - or consider making your own service opportunity via a non-profit organization. Use your own creativity and ambition!

           Please go to the bottom of this page for information about how to use forms and which hours are eligible. 

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    Winter 2020

    Important: If you find your own projects, they must be state-registered 501-c 3 non-profit organizations.         This means schools and faith organizations (churches, mosques, temples) qualify. 

     

    Twin Ponds Outdoor Improvements Party: Restore wildlife habitat at south end of Twin Ponds Park along Thornton Creek, near First Avenue Northeast one block north of Northeast 149th Street; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 14, April 11, May 9).  Pull invasive weeds; plant trees. Gloves, tools, water and lights snacks provided. Dress for the weather. Must RSVP at: RestoreTwinPondsSouth@outlook.com and bring signed volunteer release form (available in Career Center and at http://www.shorelinewa.gov/home/showdocument?id=11304).

    Physical Poetry Dance Show ushers: Three reliable ushers needed Saturday, Jan. 11 in the Shorecrest theater, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Greet and help seat guests. All-black attired needed. Email Kim Wiley, kimberlyswiley@gmail.com, or Rex Kinney, rexkinney@gmail.com, to sign up. 

    Shorecrest Robotics Competition: No previous experience needed to help with scoring or keeping competitors in line for their turn on the robotics course, Saturday, Jan. 11, in the Shorecrest gym. Shifts run 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and 12:30-4:30 p.m. Free pizza lunch provided. RSVP to Ms. Monson in the Career Center or Ms. Potter in Room 180 (kari.potter@shorelineschools.org)

    Taste of Ridgecrest: Volunteers needed to set up, decorate and clean up at Ridgecrest Elementary’s annual international potluck dinner event, Friday, Jan. 24, 3:30-8:30 p.m. Details/RSVP: Betsy, betsyeleanor@gmail.com, 206.409.2129

    Lake Forest Park PTA Heritage Festival: Set-up and help with fun activities. Bonus: free potluck food during your break, Friday, Jan. 24, 5-8:30 p.m., 18500 37th Ave. N.E. Details/RSVP: Susie Moore, 206-393-1332, susie.moore@shorelineschools.org

    Kinderfest volunteers: Help Shoreline School District’s annual kindergarten registration and information day by ushering, passing out programs and helping with childcare, Saturday, Jan. 25, 9:30-noon, at Shoreline Center’s Shoreline Room, 18560 First Ave. N.E. near the tennis courts and pool. Details/RSVP: Trinitee King, 206.393.4365, trinitee.king@shorelineschools.org

    Wing Luke Museum Lunar New Year Celebration: Be part of the museum’s biggest day of the year in Seattle’s historic Chinatown-International District, Saturday, Jan. 25 at 719 S. King Street. Volunteers of all ages are needed to set up Friday evening, 4:30-5:30 p.m., and for a 5:30 p.m. training session for Saturday’s crew. On Saturday, the outdoor Lion Dance and ticketing need help 7:30 a.m.-noon. Indoors, shifts run 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 12:30-5 p.m. Tasks include: greeting; prize keeping; passport stamper; craft or game leader; including face painting, shadow wall, calligraphy and “Find the Animals.” Details/RSVP: Heather Chan, hchan@wingluke.org or 206.623-5124 ext. 105.

    Briarcrest Elementary Heritage Night: Help set up, run games and crafts tables. Volunteers who speak languages other than English especially needed! Wednesday, Feb. 5, 4:30-8:30 p.m., 2715 N.E. 158th, Shoreline. Please respect organizer’s request for minimal cell phone use during the event. Details/RSVP: Valerie Anker, Family Advocate/Defensora de la Familia, 206.393.4172
    valerie.anker@shorelineschools.org

    Briarcrest Family Fitness Night: 14+ energetic station leaders needed, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 5:15-7:15 p.m., for kindergarten-6th grade families in Briarcrest gym, 2715 N.E. 158th St. Wear tennis shoes, and help run/monitor a station (obstacle course, dancing to videos, heartbeat listening with stethoscope, etc.) before stamping participants' "passport" when they finish the station. Details/RSVP: PE specialist Linda.Christine@shorelineschools.org

    Girl Scout Cookie Crew: Lift, move, stack, unstack and carry world-famous Girl Scout cookies into delivery vehicles, flexible shifts, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, at Brookside Elementary, 17447 37th Ave. N.E., in the covered basketball area – rain or shine; dress appropriately. Free refreshments, but not Girl Scout cookies. No bathroom available. Details/RSVP: Tracy Bjerkeset, 203.513.0025 or biscuit2dog@yahoo.com.

    Seattle Chinatown/International District Lunar New Year Celebration: Volunteers needed Saturday, Feb. 8 in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District near South King Street for a showcase of diverse and rich Asian culture attended by thousands of visitors. Help with traditional dragon and lion dances, Japanese Taiko drumming, hula, martial arts and other performances near the entertainment stage or serve as a general volunteer at arts, crafts and family activities. Four- and six-hour shifts run 8 a.m.-6 p.m. All volunteers receive free “Year of the Art’ t-shirt, snacks and (depending on shift) light breakfast or lunch. Details: 206.382.1197 or info@cidbia.org. Sign up at: https://signup.com/go/ptGtjUj

    Hunger Intervention Program: Join a “packing party” to make sure healthy weekend meal bags go home to local elementary school kids. HIP AmeriCorp hosts packing parties the first Thursday of each month (3:15-4:45 p.m.)  and third Wednesday of each month (5-6:30 p.m.) at Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 N.E. 123rdSt., in the fellowship hall. http://hungerintervention.org/ Details: Frankie Beach, 206.538.6567, Frankie@hungerintervention.org

    Video-Taping/Editing: Local non-profit group needs one to four volunteers to help their cultural/educational organization: videotape four 1-hour long presentations by architects on March 21, 2020; pre-tape creative conceptualization; finish simple post-production with drop-in jpegs and upload to Vimeo by June 30. Project is requested by The Civita Institute, whose non-profit mission is to "inspire and support design excellence through education and cultural exchange between the US and Italy.” https://www.civitainstitute.org/ Details/RSVP: Nancy Josephson, 206.498.1371

    Dandylyon Drama Winter 2020: Teen volunteers needed to help with our after- school drama clubs and school musicals at local Shoreline elementary schools. (see the Career Center glass wall for more specifics about each series): **All students who volunteer must commit to the entire session of the club.

    Briarcrest: Assist with drama games and play creation process leading to final show for 1st-4th graders. Eight classes Jan. 16-March 19, 3-4:30 p.m.

    Brookside: Assist with drama games and play creation process leading to final showcase performance for 4th-6th graders. Nine classes Jan. 15-March 15, 1:50-3:20 p.m. (3:30-5:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 and 29.)

    Special Needs Acting Troupe: Assist with beginning acting, improve and play creation for students with disabilities ages 10+. Ten-week program builds to March 18. Wednesdays, Jan. 8-March 18, 6:15-7:45 p.m., at Shoreline Spartan Rec Center’s Olympic Room.

    Meridian Park: Assist with “Bad Apples” Jr. Musical group, for 1st-3rd graders learning one song and dance to perform the opening act of the bigger school musical, Tuesdays, Jan. 28-March 10, 3:30-4:45 p.m., at Meridian Park Elementary kindergarten music room, and performances at Shorecrest on March 13 and 14, 5:45-7:30 p.m.

     

    Tutor Spots:

    Ridgecrest Elementary:

    • Polaris/Arabella Homework Club:

    Meets Thursdays, 3:15-4 p.m. at Polaris community space by the main office.

    Students who speak languages other than English especially welcome.

    Contact: Dominic.Sickich@shorelineschools.org

    • ELL Homework Club:

    Meets Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m. at Ridgecrest.

    Grades 1-2 meet in Ms. Bender’s class; grades 3-6 meet in Ms. Witzel’s class.

    Help with reading, homework and playing math games.

    Contact: Sheryl.Lundahl@shorelineschools.org

    • Student Leadership Team: 

    Meets Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m. at Ridgecrest.

    Mentor leaders in grades 5-6 in Room 301.

    Contact: Nathan.Christian@shorelineschools.org.

     

    Lake Forest Park Elementary:

    • 5th grade Homework Club:

    Meets Thursdays, through the end of March, 3:30-4:40 p.m.

    Help 5th graders with a range of subjects in Riley Kreutzer’s classroom.

    Contact: Riley.Kreutzer@shorelineschools.org.

     

    • Turning Point:

    Tutor 2nd-6th graders from ethnically and economically diverse backgrounds.

    Meets Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, 3:15-5:15 p.m., through May, at 1315 N. 160th St., Shoreline.

    Volunteers can tutor one, two, or all three days.

    Contact: lynn@turningpointseattle.org.

    • Homework Factory at Ballinger Homes:

    Shorecrest tutors and mentors needed to help kindergartners-8th graders with homework, and help lead science experiments, arts and crafts, outdoor games and cooking projects.

    Especially popular: students who speak a language other than English and those who like math and science.

    Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-6 p.m., and 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays (flexible shifts), at Ballinger Homes Community Room, 2200 N.E. 201st Place, Shoreline.

    Contact: Nora Ortiz, nortiz@chs-nw.org or 206.631.8835. www.chs-nw.org

     

    Ridgecrest PTA meeting childcare: Three volunteers needed to supervise children during monthly Ridgecrest PTA meetings in their gym, 6:30-8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. RSVP to Brandi Allred at RCPTApres@gmail.com for any or all of these dates: 6:15-7:45 p.m.; Jan. 23; Feb. 25; April 6; May 11; June 3.

    Calling any/all SCNN and videography students: Briarcrest Elementary is seeking Shorecrest volunteers to mentor their team that produces the Bulldog Student News Network, and help them rehearse their news stories. Volunteer up to 16 Mondays, 3-3:50 p.m., in the Briarcrest Library, throughout the year. Details/RSVP: Carrie Wandler, carrie.wandler@shorelineschools.org or 206.393.1156.

    Shoreline YMCA Dale Turner Family YMCA Teen Leadership Board: Students 13 to 18 years old can gain leadership skills, community service hours and learn how to manage a program budget and find solutions to community issues with monthly teen-led programs, including including MLK Day march, animal shelter project, beach clean-ups and more.  More details: Carlos Guerrero, cguerrero@seattleymca.org

    Kellogg/Dale Turner YMCA Hangtime Volunteers: Applications available in SC Career Center for 10th, 11th and 12th graders to lead activities at Kellogg Middle School, starting late September through May, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:45-5 p.m., and Wednesdays: 1:20-3 p.m. and/or 3-5 p.m. Snacks included. Details: Waldo Nambo, 206.801.2644, wnambo-ojeda@shorelinewa.gov

    Blood Drives: Support BloodworksNW and earn 2.25 volunteer hours by donating blood. Blood Centers require parent permission forms for all first-time 16- and 17-year-old donors. Photo ID required. Details: 800.398.7888 or bloodworksnw.org.

    Edmonds Food Bank: Set up, serve customers, and/or clean up during new Monday schedule, 2-7 p.m., at Edmonds Food Bank, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds. Minimum two-hour shift required; customer service shifts from 4-6 p.m. Teen volunteers 14 or older need parent permission to volunteer. Details/registration: Lindsay Hogan, 631.827.3876. lindsayh@edmondsumc.orghttp://edmondsumc.org/foodbank

    Applications are live in the fall at the Career Center for Lake Forest Park Youth Council. Meet one evening a month at LFP City Hall to plan community events. Details, Cory Roche, croche@ci.lake-forest-park.wa.us or 206.368.5440.

    Richmond Junior Football & Cheer: Volunteers needed for many jobs – photography; videography; coaching; apparel design; social media promotions; website design; concessions; promotions; sorting/cleaning equipment room; working a food trailer. Email now for dates and times: richmondjrfootball@gmail.com

    Shoreline Sports Foundation: Grow your leadership skills by volunteering at various events and camps throughout the summer. You don’t have to be an athlete to volunteer at food drives, hiking events, and more. Many events start at SSF’s community center: 14550 Westminster Way. N., Shoreline. Karlie@shorelinesportsfoundation.org

    Seattle Children’s Hospital Shoreline Bargain Boutique: Work the sales floor at this Shoreline Aurora Square thrift shop, benefiting patient care. Must be 16 or older. Saturdays and/or Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 15835 Westminster Way N. Details: Patti Bolton, 206.448.7609. 

    POPY’S Café: Set up tables, serve and clean up after meals at weekly Wednesday dinners for neighbors in need, 3-8 p.m., at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 14514 N.E. 20th Ave., near Goodwill in Shoreline. BONUS: Free dinner! Co-hosted by YMCA. RSVP/Details: Dallas Wood, dwood@seattleymca.org, 206.569.7008.

    Ronald Commons Cafe': Set up tables, serve and clean-up after meals at weekly dinners for neighbors in need, 3-8 p.m., Thursdays, at Ronald United Methodist Church, 17839 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline. Bonus: Free dinner! Details: Dallas Wood, dwood@seattleymca.org, 206.569.7008.

    North Helpline Emergency Services and Food Bank: Help us feed our North Seattle neighbors at food bank distributions, Thursdays (4-7 p.m.) and Saturdays (9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) in Lake City, south of Fred Meyer. All volunteers are required to fill out an application; those under 18 need parental permission. If interested, please contact: Mary Claire Squires or McKenna Knight, 206.367.3477 - www.northhelpline.org - volunteers@northhelpline.org

    Deseret Industries: Flexible shifts, Mondays-Saturdays, at Shoreline thrift store, 17935 Aurora Ave. N. Help organize and arrange donated items for sale to benefit non-profit group. RSVP/Details: 206.542.9447.

    Ballard Food Bank: Apply online at least two weeks before you plan to volunteer. Shifts are available Mondays-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 5130 Leary Ave. N.W., Seattle, 206.789.7800. Download a volunteer application and email your completed application to volunteer@ballardfoodbank.org. Once we complete the background check, we will call you and schedule a time for you to volunteer. http://www.ballardfoodbank.org/volunteer/

    Shorelake Soccer: http://wys-shorelake.affinitysoccer.com/reg/index.asp?sessionguid=. Ask about opportunities to help be an assistant coach or more.

    Mary’s Place Family shelters in north Seattle, Shoreline and Northshore: Daily shifts available for teens 16 or older including stock clerk and administrative support. www.marysplaceseattle.volunteerhub.com for all roles. See Ms. Monson in the Career Center for locations and sign-up contacts.

    St. Dunstan’s Community Meals: Help set up, prepare food, service and clean-up at weekly community dinners hosted by St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church in Shoreline, Tuesdays, with flexible shifts between 3-8 p.m., at the church, 722 N. 145th St. Dinners often host 100 attendees; leftovers are packaged for Tent City 3. RSVP/Details: Josef, hinkofere@aol.com

    In Snohomish County: Westgate Chapel Food Bank - Thursdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m.,  22901 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, 425-775-2776; Edmonds Food Bank - Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m.; United Methodist Church 828 Casper St., Edmonds, 425-778-5833; Lynnwood Food Bank - Wednesdays 1:30-6:30 p.m.; 5320 176th St SW, Lynnwood, 425-745-1635; Mountlake Terrace Food Bank, Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m., 4700 228th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, 425-778-7227.

    Ginger's Pet Rescue: For 102 ways you can help a dog in need, check out this north Seattle shelter and rescue organization with an office at 14419 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite No. 251, Seattle, - and events and opportunities throughout the area.www.gingerspetrescue.org. Email gingerluke@comcast.net. 

    Homeward Pet Adoption Shelter: Care for cats, dogs and/or facilities at this Woodinville adoption center. Some roles required volunteers be at least 16 years old. https://www.homewardpet.org/volunteer/volunteer-job-descriptions/

     

    Early Release Wednesday Volunteering:

    • Kellogg/Dale Turner YMCA Hangtime Volunteers Needed: Applications available in SC Career Center for 10th, 11th and 12th graders to lead activities at Kellogg Middle School, starting late September 2019 through May 2020, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:45-5 p.m., and Wednesdays: 1:20-3 p.m. and/or 3-5 p.m. Snacks included. Details: Waldo Nambo, 206.801.2644, wnambo-ojeda@shorelinewa.gov
    • Turning Point Tutors needed: Provide homework help to 2nd-6th graders from diverse cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds, 1:30-5 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 25-May 23 (and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-5 p.m. if available), through TurningPoint, 1315 N. 160th St., Shoreline. RSVP/Details: Lynn, lynn@turningpointseattle.org

    • Wednesday Afternoon Preschool assistant: Pepitas bilingual Spanish/English preschool in Lake Forest Park is looking for a teaching assistant, Wednesdays through mid-June, 1:30-5 p.m. Tasks: walk from the preschool with teachers to Brookside Elementary and play recess games at Brookside before returning to Pepitas at LFP Presbyterian Church for an afternoon of creating art, exploring world cultures, doing science, playing strategy games, and helping with clean up. Applications available in the Career Center.

    Ongoing:

    Edmonds Food Bank: Set up, serve customers, and/or clean up during new Monday schedule, 2-7 p.m., at Edmonds Food Bank, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds. Minimum two-hour shift required; customer service shifts from 4-6 p.m. Teen volunteers 14 or older need parent permission to volunteer. Details/registration: Lindsay Hogan, 631.827.3876. lindsayh@edmondsumc.orghttp://edmondsumc.org/foodbank

    Applications are live in the Career Center for Lake Forest Park Youth Council. Meet one evening a month at LFP City Hall to plan community events. Details, Cory Roche, croche@ci.lake-forest-park.wa.us or 206.368.5440.

    Richmond Junior Football & Cheer: Volunteers needed for many jobs – photography; videography; coaching; apparel design; social media promotions; website design; concessions; promotions; sorting/cleaning equipment room; working a food trailer. Email now for dates and times: richmondjrfootball@gmail.com

    Shoreline Sports Foundation: Grow your leadership skills by volunteering at various events and camps throughout the summer. You don’t have to be an athlete to volunteer at food drives, hiking events, and more. Many events start at SSF’s community center: 14550 Westminster Way. N., Shoreline. Karlie@shorelinesportsfoundation.org

    Seattle Children’s Hospital Shoreline Bargain Boutique: Work the sales floor at this Shoreline Aurora Square thrift shop, benefiting patient care. Must be 16 or older. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and/or Sundays, noon-5 p.m., 15835 Westminster Way N., near Central Market Details: Patti Bolton, 206.448.7609. 

    POPY’S Café: Set up tables, serve and clean up after meals at weekly Wednesday dinners for neighbors in need, 3-8 p.m., at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 14514 N.E. 20th Ave., near Goodwill in Shoreline. BONUS: Free dinner! Co-hosted by YMCA. RSVP/Details: Dallas Wood, dwood@seattleymca.org, 206.569.7008.

    Ronald Commons Cafe': Set up tables, serve and clean-up after meals at weekly dinners for neighbors in need, 3-8 p.m., Thursdays, at Ronald United Methodist Curch, 17839 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline. Bonus: Free dinner! Details: Dallas Wood, dwood@seattleymca.org, 206.569.7008.

    North Helpline Emergency Services and Food Bank: Help us feed our North Seattle neighbors at food bank distributions, Thursdays (4-7 p.m.) and Saturdays (9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) in Lake City, south of Fred Meyer. All volunteers are required to fill out an application; those under 18 need parental permission. If interested, please contact: Mary Claire Squires, 206.367.3477 - www.northhelpline.org - volunteers@northhelpline.org

    Deseret Industries: Flexible shifts, Mondays-Saturdays, at Shoreline thrift store, 17935 Aurora Ave. N. Help organize and arrange donated items for sale to benefit non-profit group. RSVP/Details: 206.542.9447.

    Ballard Food Bank: Apply online at least two weeks before you plan to volunteer. Shifts are available Mondays-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 5130 Leary Ave. N.W., Seattle, 206.789.7800. Download a volunteer application and email your completed application to volunteer@ballardfoodbank.org. Once we complete the background check, we will call you and schedule a time for you to volunteer. http://www.ballardfoodbank.org/volunteer/

    Shorelake Soccer: http://wys-shorelake.affinitysoccer.com/reg/index.asp?sessionguid=. Ask about opportunities to help be an assistant coach or more.

    Mary’s Place Family shelters in north Seattle, Shoreline and Northshore: Daily shifts available for teens 16 or older including stock clerk and administrative support. www.marysplaceseattle.volunteerhub.com for all roles. See Ms. Monson in the Career Center for locations and sign-up contacts.

    St. Dunstan’s Community Meals: Help set up, prepare food, service and clean-up at weekly community dinners hosted by St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church in Shoreline, Tuesdays, with flexible shifts between 3-8 p.m., at the church, 722 N. 145th St. Dinners often host 100 attendees; leftovers are packaged for Tent City 3. RSVP/Details: Josef, hinkofere@aol.com

    In Snohomish County: Westgate Chapel Food Bank - Thursdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m.,  22901 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, 425-775-2776; Edmonds Food Bank - Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m.; United Methodist Church 828 Casper St., Edmonds, 425-778-5833; Lynnwood Food Bank - Wednesdays 1:30-6:30 p.m.; 5320 176th St SW, Lynnwood, 425-745-1635; Mountlake Terrace Food Bank, Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m., 4700 228th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, 425-778-7227.

    Ginger's Pet Rescue: For 102 ways you can help a dog in need, check out this north Seattle shelter and rescue organization with an office at 14419 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite No. 251, Seattle, - and events and opportunities throughout the area.www.gingerspetrescue.org. Email gingerluke@comcast.net. 

    Shoreline Parks: Dig in the dirt, remove invasive plants and learn more about native plants at any of six parks in Shoreline. Grab your iPod with a friend or come solo and volunteer alongside City of Shoreline, Washington Native Plant Society, King Conservation District teams at: Twin Ponds Park (North): NorthTwinPondsRestoration@gmail.com

    Twin Ponds Park (South):TwinPondsSouthHabitat@gmail.com

    Shoreview Park: ShoreviewRestoration@gmail.com

    Boeing Creek: JohnGuenther714@gmail.com

    Hamlin Park: hamlin.Restoration@gmail.com or

    Brugger’s Bog: At 25th Avenue NE and NE 205th Street in Ballinger Neighborhood. www.facebook.com/bruggersbogstewards or bruggersbogstewards@gmail.com

     

    Crafting: Are you someone who does knitting? crochet? quilting? sewing? These organizations are happy to accept your handiwork in the form of hats, scarves, socks and quilts. Track the time it took for you to make each item to earn community service hours through:

    Green Seattle: Like outdoor projects? Check out Green Seattle for year-round weekend events through the year. city. http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/map/?event_id1=1 

    Washington Trails Association: https://www.wta.org/volunteer/youth One-day work parties hosted Tuesdays-Sundays, year-round in the Puget Sound area. We also have regularly scheduled work parties at a variety of 185 trails around the state in northwest and southwest Washington, the Olympics and Spokane areas. Summer is the best time to be outdoors. No experience necessary; basic trail maintenance instruction provided. Bonus: great hiking! Find a trail work party >>

    Target Zero Outreach Team: Help spread awareness and tips about driving, walking and biking safely by joining the City of Kenmore’s Target Zero Initiative Education & Outreach Team. Introduce safety tips at community events and other activities throughout the year. The goal: eliminating pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities and serious injuries in Kenmore by increasing awareness of pedestrian, bicyclist and driver safety issues. Details: ssandquist@kenmorewa.gov or 425.984.6166

    Shoreline branch of King County Library: Various tasks year-round, including Study Time Volunteers. See list of needs at: http://kcls.org/faq/volunteer/

    Lake Forest Park Stewardship Foundation: Improve and protect the city's natural areas and parks through scheduled events including trail building and plant control. For details and events - typically on Saturdays. Details: Mamie Bolender,  mamiebolender@gmail.com, 206.364.4410; or Linda Holman lhholman@comcast.net, 206.362.5441. http://lfpsf.org/volunteer.html 

    Backyard Bird Research: Come experience science in action at weekend bird banding projects on the edge of Grace Cole Park. These studies are sponsored by the Puget Sound Bird Observatory. Interesting in bird watching? Spotters are needed to re-sight color-banded birds. Details:  pugetsoundbirds.org/projects/birds-wintering-in-urban-landscapes/ or contact Christine Southwick at clsouth@u.washington.edu.

    Fircrest Residential Habilitation Center: Flexible summer, evening and weekend hours available for volunteers to engage with developmentally disabled residents in activities, including Connect Four game; puzzles; drawing; coloring; writing, and other crafts. Details: Vita, vitatina@yahoo.com or 206.261.5637.

    Ronald McDonald House near Seattle Children's Hospital: Participate in a games night or clean-up day; host a movie night; make a family meal, or organize a "necessities" drive for this home-away-from-home for families whose children are patients at Seattle Children's in Laurelhurst off Sand Point Way. Details: https://www.rmhcseattle.org/volunteer/

    Art Department help: Volunteer at lunch or after school in Ms. King’s classroom/studio, T-113, to organize art program supplies, prepare for the Art Expo and various Art projects. Artistic skills preferred, but not required. 

    Northwest Hospital & Medical Center: Have you ever had to wait while a loved one has surgery? Have you ever gotten lost on your way to treatment or another area of the hospital? Have you ever been hospitalized? Then you know how it feels.  By volunteering your time, you help make Northwest Hospital a friendlier, more welcoming place to everyone who steps foot on our campus. Volunteers 15 years or older are encourage to apply. Volunteers should be willing to work 3-4 hours per week for a minimum of four months. Most volunteers work Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., but some volunteers are needed evenings and weekends.  Details: http://nwhospital.org/about-northwest-hospital/careers/volunteer-opportunities/

    University of Washington Medical Center Escort Volunteer: Provide patient transport to appointments; deliver lab specimens; delivery patient flowers and mail; greeting patients and visitors; and other tasks as requested. Prerequisite commitment: one month with 16 hours. Overall commitment: three months with at least four hours per week. Details: Cynnie Foss, 206.598.4218. 

    Swedish Edmonds Junior Volunteer: Participants work in admitting, the information desks, in the Gift Shop, in patient care areas or in the emergency department. Must be at least 14 years old, and able to commit to at least one four-hour shift each week for at least one quarter. After submitting paperwork, an interview is required. Questions? Call the Volunteer Services Office at 425-640-4341, Mondayy-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. http://www.swedish.org/about/support-swedish/volunteer/edmonds-campus/junior-volunteer-program

    American Red Cross: Start a Red Cross Club to help prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Details: http://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer#step2. Questions? kathryn.prettyman@redcross.org.

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    How do I use Community Service forms?

    Find the new one-size-fits-all form on the bulletin board in Shorecrest's College & Career Center. Each time you have a new organization that you volunteer with, you need a new form. (The form can also be downloaded from within a student's account on their Naviance home page.)  

    Remember to turn the form in when you have: 

    • completed 40 hours of cumulative service over four years 
    • OR when your form is full and you need a new form
    • OR by the end-of-year community service collection date (May 31, 2020 for 9th, 10th and 11th graders).

    Short- and long-term forms from previous years are still accepted, but are being phased out.

    Why should I volunteer? 

    • It  makes a difference in someone's life - and lets you feel GOOD about it!
    • This gives back to your community - which gives to you.
    • It allows you to investigate a career -  and discover new talents and skills.
    • Not only can get get "on-the-job" training - but it might lead to a paid job.
    • It looks really good on college, job and scholarship applications.
    • HAVE FUN!  Be a part of something bigger and better!

     What qualifies as community service? 

    • Service performed at a Non-Profit (501c (3))
    • Must be supervised by an adult (over 21)
    • Hours must be earned outside of academic class time (lunch is ok -  but no other time during the school day)
      • A non-profit is an organization that typically provides a service to the community for small to zero fee.  Employees are paid, however services to those they serve are usually free.  Some examples of non-profits are Libraries, Schools, Food Bank and Shelters. Volunteering to file papers at a local business does not count; neither does helping a neighbor - unless it is directly arranged by a non-profit. 
      • A good way to know if an organization if a non-profit to check their website address.  If it ends with a (.org or .edu or .gov) it is most likely a non-profit.
      • Still uncertain? Ask Mrs. Monson or call the organization.

     What does NOT count as community service?

    • Fundraising - exceptions apply. Please see Mrs. Monson about details. Most Spree and scBoosters activities are permitted with advanced approval.
    • Religious Activities - proselytizing, reading Bible verses, teaching Sunday School, being an acolyte, or participating in church choirs. However, helping with social, child-care or business functions at a religious facility is okay.
    • Paid Service of any kind.
    • School service during the academic day. Projects must be completed outside of class and approved by administration in advance.
    • Hours that are required for a grade or project or hours required by the courts will NOT be counted toward your graduation requirement. 
    • Hours needed for National Honor Society cannot be used for Community Service. Sorry: no double-dipping!
    • Freshman in Class of 2023: Hours that you have volunteered before September 2019 will NOT be eligible to count toward your community service graduation requirement. 

    Reduced Hour Requirement for New Students' Entry to Shoreline

    Students who enter Shorecrest after the first semester of their sophomore year will have a reduced service requirement, pro-rated by five hours or less for every quarter.


    When and How Can I Volunteer?

    Summer is a great time to volunteer because your time is a bit more flexible and many organizations host events. Other non-profit organizations need volunteers throughout the year. You may volunteer during the day (non-school time), evenings, weekends and breaks. Make sure you find an organization or event that interests you. Contact them and find out if the volunteer opportunity that they need to fill is a good fit for you.

     **Please note: if you volunteer at an overnight camp, your working hours apply; sleeping hours do not count.

    Where should I start?  

    • Find a non-profit organization that you are interested in giving your time to.
    • Visit Shorecrest's College & Career Center Community Service bulletin board, notebooks or scroll down this webpage for places, events and groups seeking volunteers. 
    • Get a copy of a 2019-20 Community Service form in the College & Career Center, or download it from the Naviance home page, or SC College & Career documents library.
    • Fill out the forms completely and get all required signatures.
    • Submit your completed forms to the orange box in Shorecrest's College & Career Center.

    Where can I get Community Service Forms?

    Follow the "yellow arrow" in the middle of the College & Career Center bulletin board, or download a copy from your "welcome" page on Naviance - found in the documents library on the right side.  

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    Saturday Youth Sports: Help referee indoor sporting events for youngsters at Dale Turner YWCA (19290 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline) on Saturdays. Times vary. Details: Joey Wolfe, jwolfe@seattleymca.org.  

    Shoreline Youth and Government: Dale Turner Family YMCA hosts weekly community and civics involvement program, 6:30-8 p.m., Mondays, (19290 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline). Students perform local projects and travel to statewide conference in the spring. Details: Carlos, cguerrero@SEATTLEYMCA.ORG, or Brandon, bwashington@SEATTLEYMCA.ORG. 

    Foss Home and Village: Provide manicures and paint nails for senior residents. Arrange a time at 13023 Greenwood Ave. N. in northwest Seattle. Great for students interested in working with seniors or cosmetology. Details: Ruth Caple, 206-387-5038 rcaple@fosscare.org

    Whisker City: Promote cat adoptions and cuddle with kittens at this local feline rescue center in Shoreline. Contact: April Brown, 206.533.1423 or auctions@aprilbrown.com. April will share the rescue center address with you by phone or email.

    Seattle/King County Habitat for Humanity: Various projects available in their retail store and on building sites. See http://www.habitatskc.org/get-involved/volunteer

    Shoreline Youth Ambassador: Serve as a liaison to the City of Shoreline from Shorecrest High School AND earn valuable leadership experience planning youth events, and building partnerships with local governments and agencies. Meetings are twice monthly on Tuesdays and Thursdays - PLUS one project-related meeting. Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave. N., Shoreline. Apply: ASAP to www.shorelinewa.gov/parks. Details: Waldo Nambo at 206.801.2644.