Other Interesting Opportunities

Opportunities at University of Washington and Washington State University 2014-2015

Deeply R.O.O.T.E.D*
(Recognizing Our Origins Through Expression and Discovery)Filipino Day is a student orientation specialized for, but certainly not limited to, Filipino American high school students 9-12The workshops and speakers advise students on college life, both academically and socially. Filipino Day is a chance to connect with our tight-knit Filipino community on campus, to interact with students who have been through the college application and transition process, to explore our large UW campus, and to network with inspirational Filipino faculty and alumni! This event is FREE and includes two meals, a whole lot of goodies, networking connections, and a priceless experience.
Filipino Day is on Saturday, April 11th, 2015, 10 AM – 6 PM.Here is the registration link for interested high school students to fill out:
Registration closes on Monday, March 23rd at 11:59 PM.
Math Science Leadership Program (MSL)MSL bring together youth with faculty from UW Tacoma for an engaging three-week summer program, where students do hands-on work in science, technology, engineering and math. We serve youth from groups who are historically underrepresented in the sciences. Work on projects concerning cyber security, pollution and much, much more. Tuition is free! To receive the application, email msluwt@uw.edu, a direct link for the online MSL application will be sent.

Date(s):July 6th – July 24th, 2015 Location:University of Washington Tacoma1900 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402-3100
Duration: 3 weeks Cost: Free!
Requirements: Must be in grades 7-12th
Components of Application: Please contact msluwt@uw.edu to receive application

 Application Due: April 13, 2015


 ASM MATERIAL CAMP“Weeklong, summer camp utilizing hands-on learning principles of applied math, physics, and chemistry. A unique team-based, intensive problem solving science experience under the direction of a world-class engineer or researcher “Materials Mentor.” Combination of mini-demonstrations and field trips with extensive involvement in laboratory, facilities, and instruments to actively explore materials science, engineering, and bio- principles.”

Date(s): August 10th -15th, 2015 Location:
University of Washington – Seattle
Seattle, WA 981005
Duration: One Week Cost: Free!
  • Entering 11th or 12th grade
  • Basic knowledge of algebra, chemistry, and physics.
  • Highly motivated
  • Previous experience in science fairs helpful, but not required
Components of Application:
  • 100-400 word personal essay
  • School transcript
  • Letter of recommendation


Application Deadline: April 30th, 2015

Application Online at: http://depts.washington.edu/matcamp/

UW Nurse CampA FREE week-long day camp is geared toward increasing access and opportunities in nursing to minority and low-income high school sophomores and juniors who are at least 16 years of age by the first day of camp. In the program, you’ll be able to:

    • Shadow nurses at UWMC in various hospital units
    • Get your CPR certification!
    • Learn how to prepare for college and how to prepare to get into nursing school
    • Have a chance to learn in the School of Nursing Learning Lab!
    • Connect with nurses, students and faculty at UW, your future mentors
    • Meet new friends!
    • Get cool free stuff
Date(s): July 20th – July 24th Location:
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Duration: One week Cost: Free!
  •  A current high school sophomore or junior
  • 16 years old by July 20th, 2015
  • come from a disadvantages background (economic, geographic, education)
  • are underrepresented in nursing
Components of Application:
  • Application form·
  • Transcript
  • A recommendation form
  • Availability

Application Due Date: April 15th, 2015 at 5PM

More information and application online at: http://nursing.uw.edu/about/uw-nurse-camp

All of the above events are free of charge to students

Opportunities Elsewhere

Washington Business Week
“Washington Business Week Programs are experiential, intensive pathways that dive deep into the world of entrepreneurship, career development, and building life skills. Take a test run of college life, make new friends, explore careers, network with professionals from prominent companies, earn college credit and maybe even win a scholarship. All in just one week!With the guidance of a mentor from the business community, solve real-world challenges while role-playing as a marketing, finance or production team mate. If you’re a current high school student (grade 9-12), this is the place to ignite your potential.” No business experience necessary!  On-campus housing provided. Eligible to earn up to two college credits. Variety of programs offered at various campus around Washington State as followed:

  • Business Week | All Campuses
  • Advanced Business Week | Western Washington University
  • Healthcare Week | Gonzaga University
  • Manufacturing Week | Western Washington University
  • Agri-Business Week | Central Washington University
  • Energy Week | Central Washington University
  • International Business Week | Poland
Varies by program
Varies. See above for programs offered by specific schools
One Week
$860 – $1600. Scholarships and financial assistance available. See http://www.wbw.org/reader.aspx?pg=FinancialAssistance.htm for more information
Requirements: Must be in grades 9-12 (graduating seniors eligible)
Components of Application: No application! Registration only.

 Registration: Ongoing. Open until full.

*Most students register in March and April
Information and registration online at: http://www.wbw.org/Default.aspx

Kiwanis Law Enforcement Youth CampThe purpose of the Kiwanis Youth camp is to provide selected high school juniors and seniors, with an interest in a career in law enforcement, an opportunity to explore the various areas of job opportunities in that field. It offers exposure to problems encountered by law enforcement officers on a daily basis and how to handle these situations in a professional manner.The Washington State Patrol and other police departments provide officers as staff to instruct and be counselors to the students. This gives students a variety of experiences and expertise in other areas of federal, state, county, and local law enforcement.Some of the most popular classes and demonstrations include the WSP SWAT team, Canine, driving course, and defensive tactics. We also have guest speakers from various agencies to provide first-hand information to the students.With each class a close bond is formed and lasting friendships are made. Approximately 80% of the students go on to law enforcement careers.Once a young person is accepted for the camp, they should contact their local Kiwanis Club to seek sponsorship for the $500.00 per cadet fee.

Date(s):July 19th -25th, 2015 Location:
Washington State Patrol Academy
631 W Dayton-Airport Rd
Shelton, WA 98584-8945
A week
$50 application fee. $500 tuition fee is covered by local Kiwanis club. Website for Federal Way Kiwanis Club: http://www.greaterfederalwaykiwanis.org/
  • Must be entering junior or senior year
  • Between ages 15-18
  • An interest in any of the fields of law-enforcement
  • No criminal record
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Good physical health. Must be able to participate in vigerous activities
  • Parent permission
  • Photo ID
Components of Application:
  • Two letters of recommendations
  • Transcript
  • 100 word essay
  • Principals signature
  • $50 application fee

Application Due Date: May 9th, 2015

More information and application online at: http://www.wsp.wa.gov/community/kiwanis.htm

 Programs—Hobby Focused:The Service Board (tSB) Summer Programs
“The Service Board mentors teens to conquer personal and cultural challenges through public service and outdoor adventure.” More information and application become available in Spring. Last year’s summer programs include:“1. Service & Skate: Mondays & Wednesdays from 10am – 2pm beginning July 7th and ending August 6th. You will get gear and two hours of skateboarding lessons at a variety of skate parks around Seattle followed by lunch and service planning. Over the course of five weeks, you will identify, plan and execute one community-changing service project and earn 20+ hours of community service.2. Internship Program: tSB will help connect high-school-age youth to the Seattle community through a paid internship on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 22nd – August 28th. Selection for this program will be based on this application and interview process and may be placed in any of the program sites (including Caffe Vita, evo and more!). Participants will earn a $300 stipend and gain invaluable experience.3. Drop-In Programming: tSB will host five days of drop-in programming with various organizations in and around the Seattle community. Dates and activities will be posted on our website and Facebook. Participation may be limited and participants will be accepted on a case-by-case basis for each Drop-In Program day. Examples of Drop-In Programming include, but are not limited to Stevens Pass Mountain Clean Up, Glassblowing, Day hikes, etc. TELL YOUR FRIENDS!”Date(s): Varies Location: 4408 Delridge Way SW #100
Seattle, WA 98106
Duration: Varies Cost: Free!
Requirements:  Unknown
Components of Application: • Short essay questionsApplication comes out in May. Due date in June.
More information and application online at: http://www.theserviceboard.org/programs/summer-programs/
BOLD/GOLD/BOLD&GOLD Outdoor Leadership Programs – Summer“Through extraordinary wilderness experiences, we nurture multi-cultural leadership skills in youth 11–18 years old.  We offer programs that range from weekend excursions, to 1, 2 or 3 week expeditions, including backpacking, rock climbing, fishing, yoga, art, and the kind of good-natured fun that leads to long-term friendships. You don’t have to have experience or outdoor gear, but you do need an open heart, an inquisitive mind, and a thirst for adventure. Join us in exploring nature’s sprawling grandeur—we’ll teach you the leadership skills you need to thrive in the wild, as well as in high school, college, and beyond!” Go on excursions in the Olympics, Cascades, or both! Programs can be separated by gender. BOLD program is boys only, GOLD program is girls only, and BOLD & GOLD is co-ed. However, all programs offer identical activities and expeditions.

Date(s): Varies Location:
Expedition sites vary throughout Western WA. However, all are hosted by YMCA.
1 to 3 weeks
Varies by expedition. Financial Aid available.
Form: http://ymcaleadership.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Financial-aid-application-revised-1_15.pdf
Requirements: Various expeditions available for various grade-levels
Components of Application: No application. Registration only.

Registration Date Deadlines: Ongoing. Open until full.


Student Conservation Association Regional Crew“Ready to make a difference in your own backyard? SCA’s Regional Crews offer opportunities for students to build trails, conserve vital habitats, and protect natural resources for future generations while staying close to home. Develop your leadership and outdoor skills while doing important work right in your home community. Program includes:

  • Complete trail maintenance and site restoration projects in national, regional, state, or local parks in their region
  • Commute daily from home or live in tents on site
  • Develop collaboration and leadership skills while working with other high school students from their region
  • Learn about local wildlife and help to preserve vital habitats
  • Learn practical outdoor skills and Leave No Trace practices
  • Explore local outdoor recreational opportunities with their crew on non-work days”

*Note: Other youth summer programs available at Student Conservation Association. For more details visit: http://www.thesca.org/serve/youth-programs

Date(s): Varies Location: Multiple locations. Includes: national parks, forests, cultural sites, and urban green spaces nationwide
Duration: 2 – 8 Weeks Cost: $25 application fee. However, no housing or transportation is provided and is the student’s responsibility.
  • 15 – 19 years old
  • Is a current high school student, or graduated from high school the semester directly before the summer crew
  • Demonstrates leadership skills and/or responsibility
  • Participates with extracurricular groups or volunteer organizations
  • Likes working with people
  • Enjoys spending time outdoors
  • Wants to learn more about ecology or environmental topic
Components of Application:
  • 3 short essay questions
  • Information regarding skills, education, and experience
  • 1 reference

Application Due Date: Ongoing. Open until filled

More information and application online at: http://www.thesca.org/serve/youth-programs/regional-crews


Youth Volunteer Vacations – Washington Trail Association (WTA)
“Are you a high school student age 14 – 18 who loves to be outdoors? Are you eager to experience new challenges, learn new skills and meet new people? Learn all about the world of building and maintaining hiking trails, experienced in a safe, teamwork-oriented environment in various locations across the state. WTA offers first-time participants Frontcountry trips, and returning students have the option to join a more remote trip in the backcountry.

WTA Frontcountry trips provide opportunities to experience projects near the ocean and in the mountains. All of our trips provide you with experienced crew leaders, a great project, some camping gear (tents and sleeping pads provided for Frontcountry trips) and all of your meals for the week”

Date(s): Varies Location: Multiple locations throughout WA’s state and national parks
Duration: 1 Week Cost: $205 for member, $245 for non-members. Scholarships available. See http://www.wta.org/volunteer/youth/youth/youth-vacation-scholarships for more information.
  • Must be 14-18 years old and presently attending high school.
  • You are able to commit to stay for the entire week. (All Frontcountry trips run from Sunday afternoon to Friday afternoon unless otherwise indicated).
  • A great attitude and desire to work with Washington Trails Association and be a part of a team.
  • Physical stamina and ability to hike to and from the work site, and ability to work at a moderate pace throughout the day.
  • Ability and desire to adhere to the following basic rules: Be safe, have fun and get some work done
Components of Application:
  • Short essay questions
  • Teacher reference form

Application Due Date: Ongoing. Open until filled

More information and application online at: http://www.wta.org/volunteer/youth/youth


Teen Counselor at CampFire Day Camps

“With your co-counselor, you will be assigned a group of campers (ages 5-13) and lead them through their week at Day Camp. On some occasions Teen Counselors will assist at various program areas such as outdoor cooking, arts & crafts and more. Teen Counselors will earn community service hours for this program.”


Date(s): July 20th – 24th
August 3rd-7th
Various Locations.
Tall Timbers in Auburn/Federal Way
Kent, Renton/Maple Valley, Port Orchard, Northwest Seattle, Bothell, Issaquah and Vashon Island
Duration: One week Cost: $40 registration fee
Requirements: Must be entering 11th or 12th grade
Components of Application: No application. Registration only.


Application Due Date: Ongoing. Available until filled.

More information at: http://campfireseattle.org/camp-fire-day-camps/volunteer-at-day-camp/


Camp Sealth LEAD Program

“Learn the challenges and rewards of being a Camp Sealth staff member through this volunteer, junior staff position. You’ll assist counselors, activity specialists, and support staff while learning about all aspects of the job. LEADs, standing for Leadership, Engage, Act, and Discover, attend one week of training at the beginning of the summer and then volunteer for three additional sessions throughout the summer. As volunteers, LEADs are placed as assistant cabin leaders, activity leaders, or support staff.”


Date(s): Jun 27th – July 3rd Location: Vashon Island
1 week of training
3 weeks as LEAD
Cost: $150 for training session
One-time $25 transportation fee
  • Must be entering 11th or 12th grade
  • Must be at least 16 years old
Components of Application:
  • Online Application form
  • 3 letters of reference
  • Interview


Application Due Date: April 15th, 2015

More information: http://campfireseattle.org/camp-sealth-overnight-camp/camp-descriptions/leadership-camps/camp-sealth-lead-program/


Summer Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program at TAF Camp

“2015 TAF Summer Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is open to current 11th-12th graders and adults who wish to gain meaningful experience in child care and youth education. Support our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) instructors during our week-long school break camps in April and summer. Be a role model, share what you have learned, and help make the camp experience a special one for our young campers. CITs will experience the responsibilities of a camp instructor as well as gain hands on skills and a better understanding of summer camp operations. Bonus! You can earn community service hours for graduation requirements (up to 30 hours per week).

The Camp @ TAF summer day camps run weekly, starting June 23rd and ending August 22nd. We are now accepting summer camp applications. A sessions schedule and camp descriptions can be found at http://camp.techaccess.org. The deadline to apply is May 27th 2015.

The Counselor-in-Training program requires a minimum commitment of one week, Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4pm (lunch breaks provided). A mandatory orientation session, which will include training, will be held on Saturday, June 14. Please submit a letter of interest to Volunteer Coordinator-Lynda Joko at: lyndaj@techaccess.org / (206) 725-9095, ext. 101”

Date(s): June 23rd – August 22nd Location: TAF-Bethaday Community Learning SW 108th St.
Seattle, WA 98146
Duration: 2 months Cost: Free!
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Must Attend Training
  • One week minimum commitment
Components of Application: For application, submit letter of interest to Volunteer Coordinator-Lynda Joko at lyndaj@techaccess.org

Application Due Date: May 27th, 2015

More Information at: http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp1475259.jsp

Day Camp Leader for the Federal Way Community Center

“Under the direction of the Day Camp Supervisor and the Community Recreation Coordinator, Day Camp Leader I & II will help plan, implement and lead daily recreational activities for up to 30 children, ages 6-15 attending either a full day camp program called Summer Craze, a full day Teen Camp.  As a representative of the Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services, a uniform will be provided and must be worn during working hours. Position pays $9.75-$11.50/hour. Responsibilities include:

  • Plan, lead, & teach various activities including, but not limited to art, crafts, science, games, sports, theater, & songs.
  • Supervise and actively participate in group activities and serve as a positive role model for children at all times.
  • Work closely with other staff in an enthusiastic, cooperative and supportive manner.
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers, parents, and supervisors.
  • Assist in implementation of discipline plans with children.
  • Maintain safety of children at all times.
  • Render first aid in case of injury.
  • Assist in the planning and implementing of daily activities.
  • Clean and set up program areas and store equipment and supplies at the end of each day.
  • Assist with the preparation and maintenance of required reports.
  • Attend required staff training and other meetings.

Maintain professional image and positive attitude at all times.

Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Day Camp Supervisor and Recreation Coordinator.”

Date(s): June 17th – August 28th Location: Federal Way Community  Center
876 S 333rd St,
Federal Way, WA 98003
Duration: 2 months Cost: Free!
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Educational background in recreation, education, or child development preferable.
  • Experience in planning, implementing and supervising recreational and/or educational activities for children preferable.
  • Current First Aid, Child and Adult CPR cards required.
  • Ability to successfully pass WSP Background Check.
  • Responsible for own transportation to and from various job sites.
  • Must attend training days
Components of Application:
  • Application Form
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Interview

 Application Deadline: Ongoing. Open until filled.

More information and application online at: http://www.cityoffederalway.com/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=99&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Day-Camp-Leader-I–II-Job-15006-27

ID Tech Camp – UW Seattle

“A summer computer camps for kids, pre-teens, and teens are segmented by course and age. Teens will study, socialize and eat with other teens, but may be in the vicinity of younger students during lab time. [ID Tech Camps] Provide a well-balanced, fun summer camp experience that is age-appropriate for kids, pre-teens, and teens. A place where you build critical 21st century STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills in intimate clusters of just 8 students maximum per instructor, and collaborate with new friends. Programs include: programming, game design, apps, robotics, web design, film, photography, and more.” Both overnight and day camps available for students.

Date(s): Various camp dates available Location:
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98001
Duration: 1-2 weeks Cost: Varies. Ranges from $1,500-$3,800. Financial assistance is not available at this time
Requirements: Age requirements vary by camp
Components of Application: No application. Registration only.

Registration Due Date: Ongoing. Open until full

More information and registration online at: https://www.idtech.com/locations/washington-summer-camps/seattle/id-tech-uw-seattle/



The Vera Project Volunteer

Vera is a true to life ‘choose your own adventure’ story – you can run shows, help in the silkscreen studio or recording studio, curate exhibitions in the gallery… anything you want really. Mission Statement: The Vera Project fuels personal and community transformation through collaborative, youth-driven engagement in music and art.

VERA is an all-ages volunteer-fueled music and arts venue. By engaging participants at all levels of music production and community organizing, Vera fulfills its mission to foster a participatory creative culture through popular music concerts, arts programs, experiential learning and volunteer opportunities for all ages, especially young people. Vera’s programs are always all ages, with a focus on young people ages 14 to 24. Most Vera programs are at the Seattle Center venue, and include:

  • Popular music concerts
  • Audio engineering training
  • Youth-driven governance
  • Visual art exhibits
  • Live and studio recording
  • Leadership training
  • Silkscreen printing/classes
  • Event production training
  • Internships
Date(s): Flexible Location: Seattle Center
Waren Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98003
Duration: Flexible Cost: Free!
Requirements: Must attend Orientation
Components of Application: N/A

Registration Date(s): Ongoing

More information at: http://theveraproject.org/getinvolved/

Art Museum Volunteer

Get behind-the-scenes access to Tacoma Art Museum and share your love and enthusiasm for art with others. Volunteer at the museum and you can become part of our mission to connect people through art. As a volunteer, you’ll explore new areas of interest, meet stimulating people, get involved with Tacoma’s cultural community, attend social and educational events, and learn marketable skills. Volunteer hours are available on both a regular and on-call basis during weekdays and weekends. Most opportunities are during the day, but some evening hours are also available. Volunteer opportunities include: administrative, classroom aids, TAM Studio attendant, visitor services specialist, visitor services greeter, special event volunteer, museum store specialist, and Gates Library volunteer.

Date(s):Flexible Location:Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
Duration: Flexible Cost: Free!
Requirements: Unknown
Components of Application:
  • 2 references
  • Availability

 Application Due Date: Ongoing.

More information and application online at: http://www.tacomaartmuseum.org/support/volunteer-info/

St. Francis Hospital Volunteer

“The volunteers at CHI Franciscan Health are instrumental in helping to fulfill the mission of providing quality, compassionate health care. Each year volunteers gives more than 100,000 hours of loyal service in 100 different areas—from nursing units and home care to gift shops and special events.”

Date(s): Flexible Location: Various locations. Including: Federal Way, Tacoma, Burien, Lakewood, Enumclaw, and Gig Harbor.
Duration: Flexible Cost: Free!
  • Must be 16 or older
  • Must commit a minimum of 4 hours a week for 6 months or 100 hours
  • No criminal record
Components of Application: Provide two personal or professional references. No letter required.

Application Due Date: Ongoing

Information and application online at: http://www.chifranciscan.org/Support-Franciscan/Volunteer-Services/

YMCA Volunteer

“Volunteering with the YMCA not only can greatly improve the lives of children and families and make our communities stronger, but it can also greatly impact your life.  Research shows that those who volunteer live longer, healthier lives.  In addition to feeling great about your efforts, volunteers have the opportunity to:

    • Explore personal interests and passions
    • Attend trainings to broaden personal and professional skills
    • Include experience on resume or fulfill service requirements
    • Develop new relationships and make friends
    • Learn, grow and HAVE FUN!”
Date(s): Flexible Location: Various locations. Closest is Auburn Valley YMCA.
1620 Perimeter Rd SW
Auburn, Washington 98001
Duration: Flexible Cost: Free!
Requirements: None!
Components of Application: 2 reference forms

Application Due Date: Ongoing

More information and application online at: http://www.seattleymca.org/Locations/Auburn/Pages/Volunteer.aspx


Multi-Service Center Volunteer

“Multi-Service Center helps to strengthen communities throughout South King County. They address the causes and barriers of poverty and homelessness with comprehensive and holistic services that help to lift people from crisis and vulnerability to self-sufficiency and stability. With individually-tailored support and resources, men, women, youth and children can find their way out of poverty. “ Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Check-in desk
  • Driver
  • Tutor
  • Fundraising
  • Clothing bank attendant.
Date(s):Flexible Location:1200 S. 336th
Federal Way, WA 98003Other locations: Kent and Burien
Duration: Flexible Cost:Free!
  • Must be 16 years old; if under 16, must be supervised.
  • Must pass background check
  • Must complete orientation and/or training
Components of Application: Volunteer Form

Application Due Date: Ongoing

More information and application online at: http://www.multi-servicecenter.com/get-involved/volunteering-at-msc/

Korean Women’s Association (KWA) Volunteer

“KWA provides multi-cultural human services through education, socialization, advocacy and support. KWA provides a variety of programs and services throughout the Puget Sound. Our more than 1,000 employees offer a wide range of support to serve the diverse needs of more than 9,200 people each month. Home care that provides services to the elderly and those with disabilities is KWA’s largest service. Other resources include Asian and minority services such as naturalization; senior day care and meal sites; low-income housing; domestic violence and sexual assault support; emergency services such as basic food outreach; and health services such as cancer support and nutrition classes.

Volunteerism brings a sense of joy that only comes from making a positive difference by helping another person. At KWA, volunteers assist the staff of the KWA Meal Sites, Senior Day Care and social services programs. KWA volunteers come from all segments of the population. Some are fully employed; others are homemakers, young people and retired persons. KWA offers a variety of opportunities, whether you’re a student seeking experience, a community member looking to have an impact or an individual or group interested in a rewarding experience.”

Date(s):Flexible Location:31635 23rd. Ave. S Suite A
Federal Way, WA 98003Other locations: Tacoma, Port Orchard, Lacey, Centralia, Shelton, Lynwood, Pt. Angeles, Sequim, Pt. Townsend, Aberdeen
Duration:Flexible Cost:Free!
Requirements: None!
Components of Application:  Volunteer Form

Application Due Date: Ongoing

More information and application online at: http://www.kwacares.org/about/get-involved/

Federal Way Community Caregiving Network (FWCCN) Volunteer
“The mission of the Federal Way Community Caregiving Network (FWCCN) is to give hope by providing people’s basic needs.” Offers free meals, shower/laundry, and free and urgent medical for the uninsured. Volunteer Opportunities and their descriptions are as followed:

  • Working Board Members – attend meetings, provide leadership and direction to the organization, and have “hands on” involvement in one or more of the project activities.
  • Emergency Services Volunteers – greet and/or interview clients, determine assistance.
  • Community Support Volunteers – plan/coordinate meals, prepare meals, serve, clean up.
  • Expanded Services Volunteers – work at the community suppers meeting clients and distributing needed survival items such as blankets, sleeping bags, hats, gloves and socks.
  • Grant Writers – experience in writing and obtaining funds.
  • Speakers – represent the FWCCN in the community by making presentations at churches, service clubs, and/or government agencies.
  • Special Events – assist in planning and executing fundraisers and donation drives.
Date(s):Flexible Location:Federal Way, WA
Duration:Flexible Cost:Free!
Requirements: None!
Components of Application: Contact program to become a volunteer. Contact info. below.

Application Due Date: Ongoing

More information online at: http://www.fwccn.org/support.html

To volunteer contact FWCNN at: fedwatccn@gmail.com or call 253-670-5944.

Friends United to Shelter the Indigent Oppressed and Needy (FUSION) Volunteer
FUSION is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide housing and support services to homeless families in the community so they will have a safe, secure environment as they work toward self-sufficiency. Based in Federal Way, Washington, this grassroots group of volunteers is dedicated to eliminating homelessness, one family at a time. Volunteer opportunities include:

• Work set hours as sales staff
• Set-up/pricing
• Furniture pick up (FUSION’s truck)
• Furniture polishing/repair
• Inventory data management
• Maintain storage
• Accounting/banking
• Schedule/mentor volunteers
• Unit Managers (help clean, decorate and maintain an assigned home; deliver seasonal gift baskets)
• Transition Team (clean, paint, renovate housing units)
• Storage Team (procure, transport, organize donated household goods)
• Gift Baskets (donate or procure holiday foods and presents for families)
• Develop special fund-raising activities
• Seek new grant-writing opportunities
• Produce newsletters and brochures
• Maintain website
• Write press releases
• Procure sponsors for Summer Art Event
• Market FUSION to the community
• Recruit and welcome new helpers
• Manage roster and database
• Administer e-mail campaigns
• Plan recognition events
• Maintain historian scrapbook

Date(s):Flexible Location:Federal Way, WA
Duration:Flexible Cost:Free!
Requirements: Unknown
Components of Application: Complete volunteer sign-up form


Child Development Center Volunteer
“Easter Seals’ Child Development Centers provide developmentally appropriate education in a fully inclusive environment to help children with and without disabilities learn, grow, and flourish. Volunteers can help children, staff and teachers in a variety of ways that fit your interests such as by:

  • Reading Stories
  • Rocking Babies
  • Mixing up a batch of play dough and let the creativity begin
  • Playing games/activities and sharing some one on one time
  • Decorating bulletin boards
  • Helping with special events–parent’s meeting, book sales and holiday bazaars
  • Placing food on carts and take to classrooms, cleaning up kitchen area
  • Clerical support: Maintain records, check immunization records and send update letter to parents, put enrollment packets together
  • Assisting staff while they provide teachers with a break to work on lesson plans
  • Come help make a difference in the life of a child!”
Date(s):Flexible Location: 4040 S. 188th Street Suite 101
Seatac, WA 98188
Duration:Flexible Cost:Free!
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Any Consistent Schedule
  • Recent TB Test required prior to first day
Components of Application: Volunteer Form

Application Due Date: Ongoing

More information and application online at: http://easterseals.volunteermatch.org/results/opp_detail.jsp?oppid=1071696&_trk_=ss_6b28eba9be10dd2fb4c20222d4449ce0

NW Furniture Bank Volunteer

“Apply your unique abilities and talents in a volunteer role that will improve the lives of people who are transitioning out of homelessness and poverty. The NWFB’s main mission is to provide families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty with a gift of quality furniture and household goods to stabilize and improve lives while effectively using community resources. Every year, the NWFB serves almost 1,000 households and 2,500 individuals from Pierce County. By accepting donated quality, gently used furniture and household goods from families, individuals, and businesses the NWFB helps reduce landfill space and moves people off the floor. Opportunities include:

  • Administrative Assistants
  • Shopping Assistants and Sorters
  • Furniture Assemblers
  • Electrical Assistants
  • Warehouse Assistants
  • Transportation Team
Date(s): Flexible Location: Puyallup Ave
Tacoma, WA 98421
Duration: Flexible Cost: Free!
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation
  • Must commit to a minimum of one-month service
  • Must pass background check
Components of Application:  Volunteer Form

Application Due Date: Ongoing

More information and application online at: http://www.nwfurniturebank.org/volunteer

Watch the Wild™ Volunteer
Watch the Wild™ needs your help. As a Watch the Wild™ volunteer, you observe and report the “wild” in your community, from trees and plants to lakes and streams to weather and wildlife activity. In as little as ten minutes, your observations help us to understand how our eco-systems are changing and helps us to adapt for the future.

Date(s):Flexible Location: Wherever you want!
Duration:Flexible Cost:Free!
Requirements: None!
Components of Application: Volunteer form

Application Due Date: Ongoing

More information and application online at: http://www.natureabounds.org/Watch_the_Wild.html


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Appointments are recommended.
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