Volunteering in Lake City

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Volunteering Opportunities in Lake City

Children’s Home Society of Washington The North Seattle Family Resource Center welcomes student volunteers. They can help with things such as helping organize the Community Resource Room so families can come in and pick out items they need; sorting clothes, food, and other supplies; creating children/youth activity kits, assembling supply kits for Covid-19 items; and helping with arts & craft workshops; special events.

Build Lake City Together helps with community events such as Pumpkin Palooza, Winterfest, Trick-or-treat walk etc. If anyone is interested in helping with Community Events, Contact:  Tessa.hall@chs-wa.org

Hunger Intervention Program Healthy HIP Packs and allergy pack making: Help HIP create packs of nutritious, kid-friendly foods for students to take home over the weekend as a food resource. Volunteers are needed to add fresh fruit and seal HIP Packs in the days before distribution. In addition, volunteers are occasionally needed to create allergy packs, which accommodate dietary restrictions. Dates: Help is typically needed on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons twice a month, but timing is flexible. Location: Hunger Intervention Program (3841 NE 123rd St., Seattle, WA 98103) Group size: 2-3 students needed per shift.

Advocate for Anti-Hunger Policies: Are you passionate about making systemic change for those who need it most? Help HIP advocate for anti-hunger legislation throughout Washington’s legislative session, which is happening now! Work with HIP and other members of the state’s anti-hunger coalition to fight for universal free school meals, hunger-free college campuses, increased SNAP benefits, and more. This volunteer opportunity can look different depending on your interests but may include collecting personal stories and support from your peers, drafting social media posts, or starting campaigns for specific legislation. Dates: We are flexible! Help is needed throughout the legislative session, which ends on April 24th.

North Helpline: Food Bank Distribution, which can involve 1) allotting food from specific categories depending on each client’s household size and preferences, 2) restocking food at the distribution tables, 3) running grocery carts to our neighbors’ cars and back (must be 17 years or older), or 4) allotting hygiene items to clients.

  • Food Bank Home Delivery Box Packing, which involves helping us pack boxes for people who are unable to make it into our regular distribution–it’s a bit like going grocery shopping for someone, based on household size and dietary restrictions. Food Bank Sorting, which involves sifting through incoming donations, ensuring they meet standards for distribution, and sorting them into categories. Our schedule is very flexible, and students can browse our calendars upon completion of our volunteer application and giving proof of Covid-19 vaccination. 

SummerFest An annual Lake City Parade and Vendor Festival. Taking place August 5th from 10:30-4:30p. Volunteers get a free meal at the Salmon Bake, a T-shirt, and a warm feeling of service. Please sign up to volunteer here.

Lake City Cleanups: See Below

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