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Volunteer Opportunities during COVID 19

University Food Bank https://www.udistrictfoodbank.org/involved/

Description: Volunteers are helping to distribute food to customers 6 days a week. Volunteers assist with packing pre-made non-perishable boxes, shopping for customers, sorting donations, restocking shelves and helping maintain a clean and safe grocery store.

Magnuson Park Community Food Pantry

Description: Magnuson Park Community Food Pantry seeks volunteers to help provide food for Sand Point residents.

  • Ages 14 and older
  • Call at 206-694-6700
  • The food pantry is open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., with volunteer shifts from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. and 12-3pm (or volunteers can do both shifts). Both one-time and ongoing regular volunteer opportunities are available to individuals and groups.

   Virtual Opportunities:

Tutor Students Online – Schoolonwheels.org is one option or Learntobe.org is another option

  • Ages 16-18 for School on Wheels and 12-15 is for Learn to be
  • Recurring
  • For Learn to be, a parent/guardian must be present

Teens Give – https://teensgive.org/virtual/

  • 16 and older: under 16 with parental approval
  • Recurring (after-school programs) clubs for the list of requirements
  • Sign up to tutor one hour a week during the school year

Be My Eyes

  • Ages 17 and older
  • Recurring (possibly changing the person you help)
  • You will download an app and be paired up with a person when someone needs help. It could be that someone cannot read a label on something or they want to know what color something is. They will facetime you and you will hopefully be able to meet their needs.

Digital Volunteering at Smithsonian (Transcription Center)

  • https://www.si.edu/volunteer/DigitalVolunteers
  • Ages 13 and older or have completed 8th grade but if you are under 16 you need a parent’s consent
  • Recurring
  • Transcribe historic documents and collection records to facilitate research
  • Click for instructions for how to transcribe the documents: https://transcription.si.edu/instructions

Service Salute  – https://www.servicesalutevolunteering.com/

  • When you finish writing a card or have any questions email servicesalute@gmail.com
  • Description: Write cards to essential workers.Every Saturday, you will receive an email listing the various locations you can choose from to send your cards. After you make you thank you cards you will carefully transcribe the corresponding address onto an envelope and mail it out.
  • About three cards per week would get you one service hour
  • No age requirements

Mask-making for Solid Ground

  • Call at206-694-6700 or 206-694-6804 if you have questions
  • Pick up supplies weekdays, 10am-2pm, at Solid Ground’s Wallingford offices at 1501 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103
  • Call 206.694.6700 when you arrive  and a staff member will meet you at the door.

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