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.

         Based on the research and recommendation of a joint committee of citizens and educators, the Shoreline School Board has approved a new graduation requirement beginning with the class of 2016. This new requirement will prepare Shoreline students for success in post-secondary education, gainful employment, productive citizenship and help them to develop the skills for lifelong learning. 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. For Shorecrest, this is not a new requirement.  

         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 the Senior Culminating Project during their 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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    Volunteer Events

    Fall 2018

    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, Sept. 25-Dec. 20, 2018; and Jan. 8-May 30, 2019; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:45-5 p.m., and Wednesdays: 1:20-3 p.m. and/or 3-5 p.m. Snacks included. Details: Jordan Riley-Payne, 206.569.7024 jriley-payne@seattleymca.org
    • Bethel Lutheran Church of Shoreline  (www.bethellutheranchurch.org): starting Sept. 29, 1-5 p.m., in Shoreline’s North City neighborhood,17529 – 15th Ave. N.E. Childcare duties include supervising younger children during snack time, organized recreational activities (indoor and outdoor), reading and homework help. Volunteer food provided. Details/RSVP: Siobhan Flanagan, 206.362.4334, info@bethel4all.org
    • 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

    Shorecrest Harvest Benefit Dinner: SC ASB needs 20 students to help set up this annual event in the Commons, 2:45-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14. Email Amanda Kagarabi or sign up in room 139. Stay until 8 p.m. and help in the kitchen; no experience necessary; sign up with Tammi Johnston in room 117.

    Museum of Pop Culture (formerly EMP) seeks teen volunteers at least 16 old to help with exhibits, information desk, events and more. Gain real-world, job-readiness experience and earn hours. Must volunteer at least two three-hour shifts per month. Details/RSVP: MoPOP.org/Volunteer or call 206.770.2750.

    Kellogg After-School Math Team support: Flexible schedules available after school Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, to help 7th and 8th graders prepare for math competitions. Details/RSVP: Song Mi Uh, songmiuh@gmail.com.

    Shorecrest fall play ushers needed: Greet guests and take tickets for “Pride and Prejudice” – Thursdays-Saturdays, Nov. 8-10, and Nov. 15-17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; and Sundays, Nov. 11 and 18, 1-4 p.m. Attire: black pants and white shirt. Opportunities coming for winter mystery series and spring musical. To apply: Submit a brief letter or paragraph stating your interest and skills to Ms. Monson in the Career Center or Mr. Kidd in the Black Box. 

    Shorecrest Junior Class Babysitting Nights: Play games and watch movies with children 5 years or older and earn hours while the Class of 2020 raises money during monthly Friday childcare nights - Nov. 16, Dec. 7, Jan. 18, Feb. 15 and more. 4:30-8:15 p.m. RSVP/Details: lilynyhof@gmail.com

    Seattle Foundation needs Youth Grantmaking Board (YBG) members: Apply to be on this board to help make funding recommendations to Seattle Foundation Board of Trustees through a careful process. Deadline: Nov. 12. https://www.seattlefoundation.org/philanthropists/family-philanthropy/Youth-Grantmaking-Board

    Briarcrest PTA babysitting: Provide childcare from 6:15-8:15 p.m. during 1.5-hour meetings in Briarcrest cafeteria on any or all nights below. Set up activities, keep kids safe and entertained. Dates: Nov. 19; Dec. 10; Feb. 4; March 11; April 8; May 13. RSVP/Details: heathermwahl@gmail.com, 206.383.7364.

    Student members for Board of Directors: Diggin’ Shoreline seeks board members for group to advise and support 2019 events. No gardening experience needed. Requires at least six hours of meetings and event. Arrange an application through Londa Jacques, 206.437.9118 or info@digginshoreline.org

    Childcare: Shoreline YMCA needs teens to supervise childcare for one or more events, 6:16-8 p.m., Nov. 13; Jan. 8, March 12 and/or May 7 at Echo Lake Elementary School while their parents attend a class. RSVP/Details: cher.anderton@shorelineschools.org

     

    Brookside Elementary Kindergarten Help: Work with 5- and 6-year-olds on flexible Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 2:45-3:30 p.m., and/or stay until 4 p.m. to prep art projects, file books and sort games as directed by teacher, at 17447 37th Ave. N.E., Lake Forest Park. Great opportunity for future educators. Details/RSVP: cally.birgfeld@shorelineschools.org or 206.393.4140.

    Holiday Crafts Market: Set up and help vendors decorate, 4-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16; and/or support vendors, greet shoppers, help with prize drawing and cleanup, flexible shifts from 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; both at Spartan Recreation Center, 202 N.E. 185th St., Shoreline. RSVP/Details: Pam Barrett, 206.801.2634, pbarrett@shorelinewa.gov.

    Coming soon: Shorecrest PTSA Spree Trees sale: Nov. 30, Dec. 1-2. Help with winter holiday tree sales, garlands and wreathes.

    Seattle Parks Department’s Green Lake 2018 Pathway of Lights: Place luminary lights along the Green Lake trail, and help set up recycle and litter stations, with shifts between 1-9 p.m, Saturday, Dec. 8 for 4:30-7:30 p.m. event. Sign up as an individual or register as a group: http://tinyurl.com/GreenlakePOL Details: Jennifer.romo@seattle.gov, (206) 233-3955.

    Breakfast with Santa: Serve meals, help with photos, and greet guests, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at Shoreline Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave. N.E. RSVP/Details: Pam Barrett, 206.801.2634, pbarrett@shorelinewa.gov.

    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

     

    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 18 or older. Saturdays, 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, 15414 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: Day shelter for homeless families in Shoreline needs tutors; volunteers to read stories or play games; hold and rock babies, and more. Groups can come in and plan a craft/game day for kids or serve Saturday night dinner for up to 60 people. Dates flexible; location available by phone. Details: Michael@marysplaceseattle.org or 206.621.8474, ext. 105. http://www.marysplaceseattle.org/support-us/volunteer

    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.

    Animal Talk and Missy's Rescue: Care for shelter pets (small animals and reptile rescues) for three to five hours at least one day weekly for at least 12 weeks in north Seattle, 12322 Lake City Way N.E. Commitment required. Details: 206.526.1558. http://www.animal-talk.com/missys-rescue-at-animal-talk/student-volunteers/

    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?

    For service that is SHORT TERM (school events, food drives, street clean up, city events) you will fill out the Short Term Community Service Form found in Shorecrest's College & Career Center. (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 (June 2, 2017 for 9th, 10th and 11th graders).

    For service that is LONG-TERM or ON-GOING, you will fill out the Long Term Community Service Time Sheet/Form found in Shorecrest's College & Career Center. This form can also be downloaded from within a student's account on their Naviance home page. 

    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 2021: Hours that you have volunteered before Sept. 7, 2017 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 2017-18 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, or download a copy from your "welcome" page on Naviance - found in the documents library on the right side.  

    **Important:  If you are providing extended service (service for an organization that requires several weeks/months/years) please print out and fill out an Long Term Community Service Time Sheet/Form at the start of your service. HELPFUL TIP: Make a copy of your form every few weeks!

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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.  

    Hang Time: Sophomores-seniors needed to help with sign-in, snacks, games, clubs and homework at Kellogg Middle School, 2:45-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Thursdays when school is in session. Regular commitment needed. Details: Carlos, cguerrero@SEATTLEYMCA.ORG, or Brandon, bwashington@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.

    Lake Forest Park Youth Council: If you live in Lake Forest Park and are 14 to 18 years old, this service group for the City of Lake Forest Park might be for you. Requires application; apply by calling 206.368.5440. Meets the second Wednesday of every month at Lake Forest Park City Hall. Tasks involve projects that connect local government, schools and businesses. Perks: Looks great on college, job and scholarship applications

    First Place: Work with 5- to 12-year-olds during monthly parent meetings. Create art. Play board games. Read stories. Watch a movie. Design your own activity. 172 - 20th Ave. Seattle,  98122. 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., the third Wednesday of the month. Teen volunteers without an adult must be at least 15.5 years old; younger volunteers need an adult chaperone. Details: Joyce Scoggins & Samantha Stork; jscoggins@firstplaceschool.org  and sstork@firstplaceschool.org. www.firstplaceschool.org

     

     
    Northwest Harvest - Cherry Street Food Bank
    Cherry Street Food Bank

    Cherry Street Food Bank:  Sort, package and distribute food to food bank clients.

    Where: 711 Cherry St., in downtown Seattle.

    Must pre-register online at: http://www.northwestharvest.org/volunteer

    General shifts: Flexible. Average of  2 to 3 hours.
    When: 
    Monday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Tuesday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.
    Thursday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Closed Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday.
    Groups: Up to 5.

    Sandwich Brigade Shifts: Each shift makes over 1,200 fresh sandwiches for sack lunches.

    Days and times:
    Monday and Wednesday: 8-10 a.m.
    Groups: Up to 5.

    www.NorthwestHarvest.org

     Stacy's Funny Farm Small Pet Sanctuary (*great for students interested in veterinarian or zoology careers): One to two students needed for a couple of hours weekly to care for guinea pigs, small cage birds, ducks, chickens, geese, doves and barn cats. Animal care, cage cleaning and pet feeding that is indoor and outdoors - not weather dependent. Mud boots are recommended at this small suburban farm in Lake Forest Park. Important: Volunteers need current tetanus shots and signed Stacy's Funny Farm parental permission forms.  http://stacysfunnyfarm.wordpress.com/about/  RSVP: Stacy Winnick, 206.227.4058, stacys_funnyfarm@comcast.net

    Special for Ballinger Homes: After School Program Assistant (great for students who live in or near Ballinger Homes and like working with children) at Ballinger Homes, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3-7 p.m. Help the Center for Human Services and King County Housing Authority with the after-school program at Ballinger Homes. Tasks: Lead activities for kids; prepare and pass out snacks; assist in clean-up: wiping down tables, pick up any garbage and put tables/chairs away; assist elementary school children with homework and reading. Details: Contact Natasha Hundley, North/Northeast Resident Services Coordinator, King County Housing Authority. 206.574.1147, natashah@kcha.org

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    Y Event Productions

    What: Learn to plan and run fun events, from Tween Late Nights to branch and community events. Gain leadership experience while making new friends. Learn how to be a music coordinator, or a marketing/promotions expert, financial officer or other leader.

    When: Mondays, 6-7 p.m.

    Perks: Learn free job skills AND have fun while making new friends!

    Contact: Brianna Holmes, Dale Turner Family YMCA Teen Programs Coordinator, 206.569.7024, bholmes@seattleymca.org

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    Center for Human Services (short AND ongoing opportunities with a minimum three-month commitment)

    Where: Shoreline (Ballinger Way N.E.)

    When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-6 p.m.

    Details/perks: Tutor students, kindergarten-12th grades, after school; organize games, prepare snacks, and more!

    Great job training and looks great on resumes and job applications. Can also lead to internships which can lead to future employment internally or serve as great experience for other like companies.

    Contact: Vicki Carnahan, VCarnahan@chs-nw.org, 206.362.7282.  Check out www.chs-nw.org

     

    Briarcrest Elementary School - Tutoring ELL students (great for future teachers, multi-language speakers and those who like to work with younger students!)

    http://www.shorelineschools.org/schools/profiles/briarcrest.php

    Where: At Briarcrest - four blocks east of Shorecrest at 2715 N.E. 158th St.

    When: Flexible - after school from 3-4 p.m. AND starting in January, Monday and Thursday, 6:30-8:30 PM

    Duties and perks: Helping young students ~ time flies when you're having fun! 

    Contact: Sadrina Dorn, 206-393-4170, sadrina.dorn@shorelineschools.org

     

    Dale Turner Family YMCA (lots of choices - (see "documents" link on left side of this page)

    www.daleturnerymca.org 19290 Aurora Ave N. Shoreline, WA  98133

    Dates/times: Lots of choices! See above

    Duties/Perks: Lots of choices! See above

    Contact: Robin Jones, 206.569.7010 rjones@seattleymca.org

    Elder Assistance (great for Shoreline opportunity for students interested in pre-nursing, healthcare-related and/or music careers) at CRISTA (Greenwood Ave. North and North 190th Street, Shoreline. www.cristaseniors.com,)

    One-on-One Visits w/ Residents: These can be any time for approx 1-2 hours 8:00 am-6:30 pm, and can include conversation, reading to them, helping them write cards to family, sharing your talents with them(ie: music, singing, art, etc), lunch and/or dinner buddies (your meal is complimentary when you eat with a resident who would normally eat alone in their room.

    Afternoon Activity Assistant—Daily, Monday through Fridays, starting and ending anytime between 2-4:30 p.m. —These activities have been birthday parties, theme parties, food demonstrations, cultural programs/celebration, etc.

    Afternoon Active Sports Coordinators: Mondays from 2:45-4:15 p.m. General help

    Bingo Hosts: Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and/or Saturdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

    Night Owl Activity Assistant— Last Wednesday of every month from 6-8 p.m.

    Clerical: General office assistance.

    CRISTA also would like to bring in some music classes to perform brief concerts for each of our Senior Living populations (Nursing Center, Assisted Living, & Independent Living).

    *Please see Mrs. Monson for a full description of each opportunity AND a free (but required) health and background form.

    More details? Contact Nicole Butcher, Volunteer Coordinator, 206-546-7448, nbutcher@crista.net