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 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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    Summer 2019 Opportunities

    Volunteer! Jobs! College Activities! 

    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. 

    Emergency Prep & Safety Fair: Help set up and support various stations, including emergency kit preparation, firetruck and fire extinguisher and “Stop the Bleed” demonstrations. Staff a kids’ activities table. Especially needed: volunteers who speak a language besides English to help with coloring books in five languages. Saturday, June 15, at Briarcrest Elementary, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. hosted by Briarcrest Neighborhood Association and City of Shoreline. Contact: Jean, jmhilde@earthlink.net, 206.362.4315.

    Turning Point Science Camp: Help elementary students with hands-on science experiments July 15-19, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. This camp gives disadvantaged Shoreline elementary students the chance to explore science in a fun setting. Application deadline: July 1. Required training: 9-11 a.m., July 11. Contact lynn@turningpointseattle.org to request an application. 

    Dale Turner Family YMCA: Chaperone summer camp field trips and teen events on July 15, 18, 25 and 26; Aug. 2, 16, 19, 23 and/or 30. Help set up and run teen events including Open Mic, Teen Night and 3-on-3 tourney, at Dale Turner Family YMCA, 19290 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline. Details/RSVP: Carlos Guerrero, 206.569.7024, cguerrero@seattleymca.org

    Seattle Audubon Society Nature Camp: Volunteers serve for a minimum of two full weeks, Monday-Friday, June 25-Aug. 31, 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m., at Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle. Great for teens interested in nature, science, birds, being outdoors, or working with children. Junior Naturalists work closely with staff Naturalists, helping supervise campers, lead games and songs, read stories, and lead at least one group activity per week. A half-day orientation and training is required June 27. Paid internships for teens entering 11th or 12th grades. Details: http://seattleaudubon.org/sas/About/EnvironmentalEducation/NatureCamp/JrNaturalist.aspx Questions? Hanae Bettencourt, hanaeb@seattleaudubon.org, 206-523-8243 ext 108

    Shoreline Center for Human Services: Earn almost all 40 of your community service hours in two weeks! Prep art projects; decorate bulletin boards; clean toys and shelves; put new supplies on shelves; prepare future curriculum. Shifts run 10 a.m.-2 p.m., weekdays, June 24-28, and July 1-3 and 5 at Shoreline Family Center Children’s room, 17018 15th Ave. N.E., near North City Safeway. Details/Sign-up: Tamara Piwen, 425.402.4371 (office) or 206.631.9436 (cell); tpiwen@chs-nw.org

    Shoreline Arts Festival: More than 250 flexible two- to three-hour shifts from 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m., open June 24-30 – with special opportunities Saturday-Sunday, June 29-30. Be a table attendant; exhibits room sitter, hands-on art helper or more, at (new location!) Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., 98133. Details/register: Kelly Lie, outreach@shorelinearts.net; 206.417.4645 or www.shorelinearts.net/volunteer.

    Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Summer Theatre Camp: Share your love for theatre arts as a camp counselor during Missoula Children's Theatre Camp Week, July 8-12, 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. at Shorewood High School Performing Arts Building, 17300 Fremont Ave. N., Shoreline Contact Kelly Lie, outreach@shorelinearts.net, 206.417.4645

    Summer Library Lunches: Volunteers Needed at Shoreline Library; weekdays, June 26-Aug. 28. Set up lunch from 11:30 a.m.-noon. Join families at lunch noon-1 p.m.. Commit to one or more days per week. Read books or help with arts & crafts with preschoolers and elementary-aged kids 12:30-1 p.m. Cleanup lunch 1-1:15 p.m. Perks: Free lunch! Sign up: Laurie Field, 206.362.7550 or lfield@kcls.org

    University of Washington Seattle College of the Environment Future Student Visit Day: Register for this free event for soon-to-be juniors and seniors, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday, July 12 on the UW Seattle campus. Space is limited so sign up ASAP. Explore all eight undergraduate majors. Connect with current UW Environmental students. Meet with faculty and advisors. Learn more about UW admissions and financial aid. Register at: https://environment.uw.edu/students/future-students/future-undergrads/visit/future-student-visit-day/

     

    City of Shoreline summer events:

    • Swingin’ Summer Eve: Wednesday, July 17, 4-9 p.m., at Cromwell Park, 18030 Meridian Ave. N.. Set up and/or help run festival activities including bubble play, inflatables and more.
    • Celebrate Shoreline: Saturday, Aug. 17. Shifts include 7 a.m.-noon; noon-6 p.m., and 6-10 p.m., at Cromwell Park, 18030 Meridian Ave. N. Set up festival activities including bubble play, inflatables, toy workshop, support vendors, take pictures, assist with car show. Details/RSVP: Pam Barrett, 206.801.2634, pbarrett@shorelinewa.gov

    South Woods Preservation: Outdoor landscaping teams control weeds and improve grounds west of the 25th Avenue Northeast sidewalk. Start near the Shorecrest school south driveway at Northeast 153rd Street between 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sundays June 2 and June 23; Sundays July 14 and July 27; Saturday, Aug. 3; and Sunday, Aug. 11. Bring a tarp, clipper or lopper, shovel and gloves if you have them. Details: Bettelinn Krizek Brown, 206.363.5517 (land line) or bettelinn@hotmail.com

    Blyth Day Camp Counselors needed: Guide groups of 6 to 10 day-campers, July 22-26, in Bothell. Canoeing, archery, games, cooking and more. 10 training hours required, but this applies to the 54 hours of community service earned. More information: https://campfireseattle.org/camp-fire-day-camps/ Register: https://campfireseattle.org/camp-fire-day-camps/our-day-camps/blyth-park/ Questions? Call or text Christine (Quinoa) at 206.799.0081. Teen volunteers are charged $40 for insurance while at camp and the leadership program provided. Please contact Christine if you would like to volunteer but are not able to afford the fee.

    Youth Tutoring program: Catholic Community Services of King County hosts its Summer Learning Program throughout Seattle, including Jackson Park near Lake City, noon-1:30 p.m. and 2-3:30, Mondays-Thursdays, July 8-Aug. 15. Minimum commitment: 1.5 hours per week. Help 1st-8th graders from diverse language, cultural and religious backgrounds in groups of 3 to 4 students in literacy, math, and/or science with help from professional staff. Fill out the Youth Tutoring Program application. Questions? Call 206.328.5659 or email volunteerytp@ccsww.org

    Shoreline Schools Elementary Summer School: Support STEM camp for 4th-6th graders with flexible days, 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m., July 8-Aug. 2, at Meridian Park Elementary, 17077 Meridian Ave. Great opportunity for those interested in the STEM or education careers. Bonus: lunch on volunteer days! Details/sign-up: Jacqueline Estephan, K-8 summer school principal, 206.393.6061 or jacqueline.estephan@shorelineschools.org 

    Dandylion Drama Camp Counselors: Earn up to 35 community services a week leading drama games, art projects and other activities for 3- to 9-year-olds at outdoor, week-long camps from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; help campers with a final showcase performance at the end of each week OR act as stage manager/director’s assistant leading same activities. See www.dandylyondrama.org for more details or to apply.

    Twin Ponds Park: Restore habitat along Thornton Creek, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, July 13, Aug. 10 and Sept. 14 at park’s south end near First Avenue, on block north of North 149th Street. Gloves, tools and water available or bring your own. Snacks provided. RSVP: RestoreTwinPondsSouth@outlook.com

    Shorecrest High School VEX Robotics Summer Camp counselors: Shorecrest’s Technology Student Association and Shoreline’s Robotics Society hosts a VEX Robotics camp for students entering 7th, 8th or 9th grades, July 22-26. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with optional 2:30-4 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, at Shorecrest. Campers will be building and programming a robot. Register: Kari Potter in room 180 or kari.potter@shorelineschools.org.

    University of Washington Dive into Dentistry: Saturday, July 27, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Early-bird discount: $60 by June 20: $80 after that. Includes lunch. Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelPPk63KIAIbAPTGYRQEaxzK0L3Iaj46pWDaQh666-MBlXFQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

    Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Outdoor Movie Night: Six volunteers needed Saturday, Aug. 3, 5:30-11 p.m., to set up, staff booths and take down materials after this event at Paramount Park, Eighth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 155th St. Details/RSVP: Jeremiah Fulford-Foster, jfulford-foster@costco.com.

    Shorecrest Back-to-School Information Packets: Stuff fall mailing packets in the Commons for all Shorecrest families between 10 a.m.-noon, Friday, Aug. 9. Email Marlys.Pickrell@shorelineschools.org.

    Shoreline Back-to-School Backpacks:

    • School Supply Assembly Lines: 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Ridgecrest Elementary gym, 16516 10th Ave. N.E. All ages are welcome to help us prepare school supplies for backpacks. Unpack supplies from boxes; move boxes/crates of supplies to assembly line; open small/individual packages; bundle pens and pencils. Volunteers will be lifting, moving light and heavy boxes, bending, and sitting on floor. Wear comfortable clothes.
    • Help Pack Backpacks Full of School Supplies: 1-4 p.m., Wedns., Aug. 21, at Ridgecrest Elementary gym, 16516 10th Ave. N.E. All ages are welcome to stand at assembly line, and filling backpacks. Wear comfortable clothes.
    • Clean up after event: 4-4:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, at Ridgecrest gym. All ages are welcome. Collapse tables; pack up remaining socks, underwear, and hygiene items and load them into a UHaul truck.

    Briarcrest Neighborhood Summer Picnic: Face-painters, bubble blowers, game and craft station assistants needed. Help with ice cream feed and cake walk, too. Flexible shifts, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2-7 p.m. at Hamlin Park Picnic Shelter. Details: Jean, jmhilde@earthlink.net, 206.362.4315.

    Shoreline Farmers Market: Summer Saturdays through Oct. 5, with flexible shifts and tasks from 7:15 a.m.-4 p.m. near Shoreline Central Market, 15503 Westminster Way. Bonus: volunteers receive $5 token toward market items. http://www.shorelinefarmersmarket.org/volunteer.html

    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 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, 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, 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.

    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. 

    JOBS:

    Museum of History & Industry: Applications open through June 30 for 2019-2020 MOHAI Youth Advisors (MYA) program. These paid 10-month positions run September-June. Twelve youth advisors make the museum more welcoming for peers by finding fun and creative ways to connect teens with MOHAI, and providing input on the development of museum programming and exhibits. Creative, motivated high school students interested in history and community engagement are invited to apply at: www.mohai.org/mya

    Pedalheads Bike Camp is hiring summer camp instructors to teach kids how to ride bikes safely and skillfully. Camps run weekdays, 9 a.m.4 p.m. Shifts range from 2.75 - 7 hours/day. No need to be an expert biker, just need to love working with kids, being active and working outside. https://www.pedalheads.com/

    Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps is hiring 100+ staff to teach 3- to 14-year-olds about sports in and near Shoreline. Applicants should have at least a 3.0 GPA and varsity-level playing or coaching experience. https://www.skyhawks.com/staff/application/

    City of Shoreline Parks and Recreation Youth Outreach Leadership: Five paid job openings for youth in our community to work with other youth. Learn leadership skills while recruiting other students to become involved in the community. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and attending weekly meetings and trainings and work 6-8 hours a week. Details/application: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/shorelinewa/jobs/2454773/extra-help-youth-outreach-leader-i?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

     

     

    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
    • 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 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, 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.

    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 (May 31, 2020 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 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, 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