Seattle Works Holiday Volunteering Guide

Winter holidays before Halloween? Spooky, indeed!

These November and December volunteer opportunities need extra help during the busy holiday season. Get a jump on your giving and sign-up today!


 

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Sat, Nov 7 | 9am-12:30pm | Ages 16+

Green Seattle Day is going to be an outdoor planting party you don't want to miss. Join hundreds of volunteers planting thousands of plants in fourteen parks throughout The Emerald City.

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Sat, Nov 7 | 10am-2pm | Ages 18+

We will be partnering with local families, members of the existing Estelle Street P-Patch, and nearby Senior Housing residents to transform this Rainier Valley space into a community farm.

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Sat, Nov 14 | 9am-1pm | Ages 18+

Broadview Thomson K-8 is under attack from invasive ivy! Roll up your sleeves and pitch in as we spend the morning clearing shrubs and laying mulch around the school grounds to create a clean and safe space for students.

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unnamed (3)Save a Salmon Stream

Sat, Nov 21 | 10am-2pm | Age 6+

Let's work to restore the Longfellow Creek urban forest! This creek is one of only four salmon bearing streams in Seattle. Salmon often die in the creek before they get a chance to spawn due to pollution run off from nearby development. Let's do our part!

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unnamed (4)Dinner and Shelter Prep at ROOTS

Tuesday & Thursdays | 7:30-10:30pm | Ages 13+

Having a place to receive a nutritious meal and shelter for the night can make all the difference in the lives of the homeless young adult guests at ROOTS.

Volunteer crews help prepare healthy meals, as well as set up shelter (typically helping to get clean bedding ready for use in the shelter) for our guests!

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unnamed (5)Winter Festival Support

Sun, Dec 6 | 6-9pm | Ages 14+

Sick of the same ol' holiday party? So are we. Let's volunteer at a unique neighborhood Winter Festival!

Volunteer and help clean-up after the Phinney Neighborhood Association's epic Winter Festival. We'll put away tables and chairs, sweep and maybe even "dispose" of the leftovers from the bake sale.

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BONUS: The Bridge - Board Training

Sat, Nov 7 | 9am-5pm | $150 (scholarships available)

Don't miss our last training of 2015!

The Bridge de-mystifies board service by providing you with the tools and knowledge to be an effective board leader. Your skills and passion are valuable tools for a nonprofit that depends on a board to advance their mission.

All graduates are invited in perpetuity to our popular "Board Speed Dating" events that match nonprofit boards with our Bridge graduates. Let's make a match!

 
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