2013 Combined Fund Drive

Volunteer

Looking for volunteer opportunities? Use our new volunteer tool at the right to find volunteer opportunities that fit your interests and location. More opportunities are listed below.

Conservation Groups

Want to volunteer for organizations working to protect the environment? Visit the Earth Day Challenge for  opportunities.

Seattle Tilth Invites You to Volunteer at their May Edible Plant Sale, May 3 & 4

Have fun meeting new people and supporting Seattle Tilth. You’ll also get into the Early Bird Sale on May 2 for free! There are lots of opportunities to choose from before, during, and after the event, so choose what works best for you using their quick online form.

Are you plant savvy? Help shoppers pick out the right plants for their gardens as a plant seller. Maybe you’re a detail-oriented, customer service pro — they want you as a ticket writer! If you’re quick with numbers, join as a cashier.

Want to volunteer, but can’t make it to the plant sale? Visit Seattle Tilth for a complete listing of volunteer opportunities.

United Way of King County Volunteer Site

Visit the United Way of King County’s volunteer site and search for thousands of volunteer opportunities.

United Way of King County Community Resource Exchange

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in CenturyLink Field, East Hall

The Community Resource Exchange connects people experiencing homelessness with resources they need–all in one place, on one day.

Organizations volunteer to provide services like: flu shots, dental checks, referrals for housing and counseling, connections to job training programs, library cards, and much more. These services may seem basic, but having them available all at once is extremely helpful if your home is a shelter or the street.

How can you help? It takes hundreds of volunteers and community partners to reach as many people as possible. Here’s what you can do:

For more information, email cre@uwkc.org.

Volunteer for Team Avril!

What is Team Avril?

Seahawk’s defensive end, Cliff Avril, is part of the United Way Team NFL – a group of college educated NFL players who have each agreed to represent United Way and help recruit 3000 volunteer readers, mentors and tutors to reduce the national dropout rate.

Join Team Avril

When you sign up to join Team Avril, you will be connected to United Way volunteer information in your area. United Way of King County is one of more than 3,800 charitable nonprofits in the UW Combined Fund Drive campaign.

YMCA

People just like you are helping make our community a better place through the YMCA. By giving your time, you join seven generations of visionary citizens who have helped the YMCA to address our community’s evolving needs.

With a variety of programs and locations, both one-time and ongoing opportunities, there is something for every volunteer interest at the Y. Read more at the YMCA of Greater Seattle website.

Treehouse

Volunteers power Treehouse, collectively donating an average of 1,100 hours per month – that’s the equivalent of almost seven extra full-time staff members. Volunteers strengthen every Treehouse program, working as tutors, event staff, Wearhouse organizers, envelope stuffers, members of the Board of Directors and much more. Visit Treehouse’s website for more information.

Seattle Ronald McDonald House

Volunteers play a huge role in supporting our daily operations. As the second largest Ronald McDonald House in the world, we rely on volunteers to help us provide a warm and welcoming home-away-from-home for families. Each month, over 500 volunteers contribute their time to keeping the House open every day of the year. For more information, visit the Seattle Ronald McDonald House website.

Sanctuary Art Center

The best way to help is to volunteer! The vision, patience, and focus required to complete a work of art are the same skills needed to move from one stage of life to another. We hope to provide an opportunity for homeless youth to experience the healing power of their creative energy. We seek volunteers who would like to be a part of this process. Visit Sanctuary Art Center.

University District Food Bank

Volunteers make all that we do at the University District Food Bank possible! Every month, our volunteers donate over 1200 hours of their time.

Volunteers assist with customer check-in, bagging groceries after customers go shopping, restocking shelves, helping unload trucks, repackaging bulk items, sorting through donations, picking up food from area stores, and serving on our Board of Directors.

Volunteer opportunities are available most weekdays we are open to distribute food, including Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and occasionally on weekends. Visit the University District Food Bank’s website for volunteer information.

Hope for Horses

Volunteering is not for everyone especially when it comes to working with or around horses. It’s hard work. It takes patience. It takes consistency. But the rewards are so much greater than the costs. And at Hope For Horses, we need you more every day.

Last year’s volunteers contributed nearly 1,500 hours of time to Hope For Horses. That is more than four hours per day, 365 days per year. Our volunteers are involved in every single aspect of what we do. Every day, they muck stalls, groom horses, mend things, pick up and deliver things, respond to reports of neglect, support fosters, make phone calls, raise funds, and do those million and one tasks that keep things running. Visit the Hope for Horses website for more information on volunteering.

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