Community Needs Assessment Volunteers
Short Term | Community Action of Skagit County
Community Action is conducting a Community Needs Assessment and we need your help! We need volunteers to distribute HARD COPIES to various partner agencies and organizations around Skagit County.
The primary responsibility of volunteers will be to:
Take the Survey:
Community Action is encouraging ALL Skagit County residents to fill out a survey regardless of location, income, or past access to social services. Follow the link to complete either an English or Spanish version of the survey.
Link: https://www.communityactionskagit.org (scroll down for access to survey)
Viva farms is a non-profit that focuses on providing a support network and education to aspiring farmers in the Skagit County community. They are currently in need of volunteers to fill a variety of ongoing positions.
Event Coordinator Internship
Viva Farms is in need of and event coordinator! This role is perfect for those who want to develop professional work skills, work independently, and want to learn more food systems in Skagit County Community. Some responsibilities include:
Agriculture Education Coordinator
Viva Farms is currently looking for individuals to volunteer as and Agriculture Education Coordinator. This opportunity is meant to boost agricultural education programs at Viva Farms through the individual expertise and experience of a volunteer. Some responsibilities include:
Grant Research and Writing Volunteer
Viva Farms is currently looking for focused and creative individuals to help research and write grant proposals. This position is essential for the continuation and further development of their programs as it ensures they can continue to educate, train, and grow the next generation of farmers. Some of the responsibilities of this position include
This opportunity provides volunteers with the opportunity to gain grant writing experience as well as other valuable professional skills. For more information please contact Angela at email@example.com or to respond to this opportunity directly please click HERE.
Jacket Drive Volunteers
October and November | Community Action of Skagit County
Tis’ the season to donate warm cloths! Through the months of November and December Community Action is holding its annual Coat and Jacket Drive. This Drive is meant to provide access to free jackets for those who need warm winter clothing. Jacket donations are managed and accepted by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club as and the Mount Vernon Police Department. Community Action is in need of volunteers to assist in processing, organizing, and distributing coats to those in need throughout the community.
Jacket Drive Volunteer Responsibilities
This donation drive is a welcome sight by those who are in need in our community. Lend a helping hand through volunteering or providing donations for this drive!
Tax Aide Volunteer
Ongoing | AAPR Foundation
AARP needs tax preparers to work directly with taxpayers, filling out returns and helping taxpayers seek refunds. Experience isn’t necessary but basic familiarity with computers extremely helpful!
Requirements and Credentials
Training begins in November with online and paper materials. There are some training sessions for new preparers as well as experienced preparers. In addition they offer group study sessions. An online, open book certification test must be passed prior to helping clients.
Volunteers work 1-3 half days/week from February 1- April 15 at Senior Centers, Churches and other public locations in Mt. Vernon, Burlington, Anacortes and Concrete. For more information call 360-445-3105 or register for this opportunity directly click HERE.
Skagit Housing Researcher
Ongoing | Community Action of Skagit County
As a housing research volunteer your focus will be to contact landlord and property management organisations to verify information about the services and programs they participate in. This includes information gathering about address, rent, deposit fees, application process, senior and disable living spaces, subsidized housing programs, and more. Volunteers will then compile gathered information in format consistent with Community Actions databases. Basic computer and Microsoft office experience are a plus!
Volunteer Benefits: Gain experience in a professional working environment. Gain basic office skills working with Microsoft Office, filing/organizing information, and effective communication.
|What can the Skagit Volunteer Center do for you? Each year we connect hundreds of volunteers to over 150+ partner organizations in our community! If you would like more information about volunteering in Skagit County or becoming a partner organization, contact Susan Rowe, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call at (360)-588-5731. For more volunteer opportunities or to sign up please visit www.skagitvolunteercenter.org. The Skagit Volunteer Center is a free community-building service provided by Community Action of Skagit County.|