Community Action of Skagit County May 15 Skagit Volunteer Newsletter

Opportunities with Community Action

Help Seniors & Adults with Disabilities Live Independently! Community Action’s Volunteer services program recruits and coordinates community volunteers to provide direct services for elderly and disabled adults. Currently they need volunteers to help out with the following: DrivingFirewood StackingMoving AssistanceYard Work   CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

For more information contact Diane. 360 416-7585 x1257

Apply to be a Member of our AmeriCorps VISTA Team! AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed to alleviate poverty. Community Action manages a team of 9 VISTAs that are placed around the county to build capacity for our partners who align with Community Action's Strategic Plan.   VISTA members benefit not only by a year of experience working in government and nonprofit entities, but through professional development opportunities and an Education Award after a year of service to use to pay for student loans or towards future education endeavors.   We are currently placing for the following positions: Opioid Outreach FacilitatorCareer Prep CoordinatorOutreach and Awareness CoordinatorFinancial Education Outreach Coordinator

For more information contact Rebecca. 360 588-5721

Take a Bite out of Hunger for Skagit County Dine out on Thursday May 16 for the 5th Annual Take a Bite for Skagit Event.   47 participating restaurants will be donating up to 20% of their sales to Community Action's Food Distribution Center. Funds raised will be used to purchase fresh produce from local farmers and will be distributed to all food banks in Skagit county, nourishing hungry families with healthy food.   VIEW LIST OF RESTAURANTS

Volunteer with our Partner Organizations

Wednesday Snack Prep Mount Vernon Volunteers are needed to prepare an afternoon snack for approximately 55 children and clean up kitchen afterwards. Food will already be purchased and planned out for the entire month.   Volunteers will prepare the snacks according to the daily schedule. Snacks for example will be 1/2 bagel with cream cheese and strawberries. No special skills are necessary. Children of the Valley will train you for this position. Food Handlers permit preferred but not required.   CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

For more information contact Sophia. 360 982-2399.

Multiple Positions Available Sedro-Woolley & Mount Vernon Friendship House provides shelter and food for more than 1,500 people each year. They need volunteers to help out in the following roles. Click the links below for more information.   Coffee Sales/ Farmer's Market VolunteerDish WasherKitchen Server

For more information contact Jerry. 360 873-8022

Multiple Positions Available! Sedro-Woolley Helping Hands Food Bank is the largest Food Bank in Skagit County with a client base of over 16000 clients from all over the county. They distribute food 4 days a week to a average of 1000 families every week but have other food programs as well. They need volunteers to help out with the following:   Volunteer DriverVolunteer InterpreterVolunteer Participant NavigatorVolunteer Warehouse Assistant

For more information contact Erik. 360 856-2211

Financial Literacy Volunteers Needed! Skagit County Junior Achievement (JA) programs make school relevant and fun, which means students are more likely to be contributing, successful members of their communities. Volunteers are needed to share their real world experiences and present JA material to help students bridge the gap between what they learn in school and what they can expect in the world of work.    If you can teach JA at these schools please contact their office: Allen Elementary, Bay View Elementary, Big Lake Elementary, Centennial Elementary School, Central Elementary, Edison Elementary, Evergreen Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Lucille Umbarger Elementary, Mary Purcell Elementary and Samish Elementary.   CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

For more information contact Roxanne. 206 226-7467

Outreach Volunteer Skagit County Skagit Animals in Need is focused on large animals and livestock seized in neglect and cruelty cases, or released to animal control or law enforcement by the owners.   They are looking for an organized and outgoing person who has a passion for helping horses and other livestock by raising awareness at public events. Raising awareness helps us to educate the public about our mission, provide appropriate education, raise funds and recruit volunteers and foster homes.   CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

For more information contact Karla.

Local Child Advocates needed! Skagit County Skagit County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) has an ongoing need for volunteers to represent represent to the court the best interest of children in care.   There are over 200 children in Skagit county who are abandoned or victims of abuse or neglect. They need people to be a voice for these children. Their next training is coming up and they would love to tell you more about how you can advocate for an abused or neglected child.   CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

For more information contact Stacy. 360-393-6666

Multiple Positions Available! Mount Vernon Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (DVSAS) provides an array of services to the community. Services include: crisis intervention, emergency shelter, advocacy-based counseling, legal, medical and social services advocacy, support groups, children’s advocacy and community education and prevention. All services are confidential and free. Volunteers are needed to help out in multiple roles (click links for more information):   Children's Support VolunteerDirect Service AdvocateHotline AdvocateOffice Support Volunteer

For more information contact Laura. 360 336-9591

Multiple Positions Available! Skagit County Do you have strong hands and a love of meeting people? Volunteer your skills on the Skagit Habitat for Humanity donation truck!   Join Skagit Habitat for Humanity's donation driver to pick up donations and drop sold Store items off at their new homes. Help them get new merchandise that will be turned into funds so that they can build strength, stability, self-reliance, and shelter.   Appliance Testers Needed!Donation Van DriverTidy-UpperWarehouse Assistant

For more information contact Rhiannon. 360 420-3649

What can the Skagit Volunteer Center do for you? The Skagit Volunteer Center is a free community-building service provided by Community Action of Skagit County. 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 the Skagit Volunteer Center at volunteercenter@communityactionskagit.org, or call at 360-588-5731. For more volunteer opportunities or to sign up please visit www.skagitvolunteercenter.org.

Interested in having your volunteer opportunities featured in the Newsletter? The newsletter is produced by Skagit Volunteer Center Staff and volunteers and is sent out twice a month (ish) to over 3,000 Skagit residents. Newsletters are traditionally published on the 1st and 3rd week of each month. If you would like to have a volunteer opportunity featured in this newsletter, update your volunteer listing OR contact the Skagit Volunteer Center by Tuesday May 28 by Noon at isabelao@communityactionskagit.org. We will do our best to include all new postings.

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