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Last year, more than 3,526 Hopelink volunteers donated over 63,298 hours to help people in need. Please join us!
Hopelink volunteers have the opportunity to assist before, during, or after food bank hours in one or more of the following locations and roles:
Provide administrative support to further the goals of the Adult Education & Employment programs.
Administrative Assistant volunteers for the Adult Education and Employment Program work out of the Kirkland/Northshore Hopelink Centers.
Work schedules vary and are dependent on the current program need.
Adult Education Volunteers work in a variety of roles in our ESL (English as a Second Language) and GED (high school equivalency) programs. Our ESL program is called English for Work. Students learn job skills while learning English. Our GED program prepares students to pass the Science, Social Studies, Math, and Reasoning through Language Arts exams.
Volunteers have the opportunity to serve in the following roles:
Work in a team of people to support GED and ESL students and their kids with 3-4 kids at a time, ages 1 ½ to 4, providing meaningful activities (fun and educational) while single parents study in GED and ESL class in the same building.
Volunteers in this position have the opportunity to make a huge difference in someone’s life! Our student population includes single parents who are facing all sorts of obstacles. Improving English language skills and earning a GED is the key to building a new life.
Time and locations throughout North and East King County vary and are dependent on the current need.
Sort donations, hang clothes, maintain display racks and keep area organized.
This position works out of the Carnation/Sno-Valley Hopelink Center.
Pick up food from grocery stores weekday mornings and deliver to food banks.
Refer callers, greet walk-in guests, type, and computer data-entry.
Strong individuals who possess the ability to move heavy cases and crates of food are always needed.
Supply and set up a standard apartment with the furnishings and household goods needed to welcome a homeless family to our transitional housing program.
Needs vary with each family. The volunteer group will be contacted with a list of what is required and the items will need to be assembled within one to two weeks’ time. All furniture items must be in excellent condition with no tears or stains and structurally sound. Preferably, the furniture should not be new or excessively elaborate, but at the same time, respectful of our families.
Groups that participate in this volunteer opportunity will need to have access to a truck to deliver the furnishings and enough volunteers to set up the apartment. The volunteer group must also have a storage space for donated items until they are needed. Some groups choose to have members store their items at their homes until they arrange for a truck to pick them up.
Hopelink’s Redmond housing facility is looking for groups to provide dinners on the first Wednesday of every month. The group is responsible to purchase, prepare, and serve a meal to the families at Avondale. We are looking for groups to make an on-going commitment.
The dinner is offered to all resident families (59 families) and it is usually attended by about 75 people. We offer the Wednesday dinner to help build community between the members at the facility. The volunteers are encouraged to visit with residents and create a comfortable atmosphere. There is the option to prepare and cook food on site, but all of our current groups have found it easiest to prepare at home and bring the food in. We would love to have a group willing to commit for a year. We currently have three churches serving dinner and the groups serving dinner rotate throughout the church members, so it’s not as large a commitment to a few individuals. Groups serving should be between 6-10 people.
Deliver food to home-bound clients.
Get people in King County moving! We empower people to change their lives by facilitating access to the community. Come teach, learn, and experience what mobility means to the folks in your neighborhood.
We work to increase community members' independence and mobility. The truth is — everyone has to get from point A to point B, and everyone’s situation is different. We work with low-income communities, immigrant and refugee communities, the youth and elderly, people with disabilities, veterans, and ANYONE who wants to chat with us.
If you are a bus rider, carpooler, cyclist and have a passion for education, sustainability, social justice or simply just know how to get around your local community, please consider lending your services to help bring independence to individuals.
Provide childcare during monthly community meetings, as well as enrichment opportunities and supervision for children in Duvall Hopelink Housing.
Provide supervision and tutoring for after-school homework help at Duvall Place Hopelink housing.
Deliver and assemble furniture and other household items for residents.
There are often many community-hosted events and drives where representation from Hopelink is requested. Staff availability is limited due to the high demand. However, you can help us to participate in many more of these and spread the word about the good work Hopelink does in the following ways: