Volunteers play a critical role at Neighborhood House, helping us help immigrants, refugees and low-income people overcome the challenges they face in everyday life. Our volunteers also enjoy a supportive workplace, satisfying work, and hands-on experience.
SPECIAL EVENTS/ONE TIME OPPORTUNITIES
Special events and one time opportunities all you to engage with Neighborhood House staff, volunteers, and community members while positively impacting our programs, in one day!
Community Health Fairs: Neighborhood House Health Fairs provide free health services and resources to help families stay safe and drug free. They also offer healthy food, prizes, entertainment, and giveaways. We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly, can-do volunteers who enjoy the fluid nature of events and stepping in where needed. Enjoy a positive experience with a great team of Neighborhood House staff and other community supporters. Volunteers must be age 16+.
Events will be held at Rainier Vista, High Point, New Holly, Yesler, Greenbridge, and Seola Gardens. More details, including dates, can be found here.
High Point Back-to-School Event: Neighborhood House Back-to-School events provide free resources to help children begin the school year with the tools they need for success. We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly, can-do volunteers who enjoy the fluid nature of events and stepping in where needed. Enjoy a positive experience with a great team of Neighborhood House staff and other community supporters. Volunteers must be age 16+.
VIRTUAL/REMOTE ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES
Ongoing, regular volunteer opportunities allow you to build relationships with Neighborhood House staff, volunteers, and community members, while making a difference.
Interviewer: We are looking for assistance with interviewing stakeholders from across the agency and writing testimonials. This includes talking to board members, staff, and community members to produce notes and summaries that will feed content to be used in newsletters, social media, media pitches, and other communications. This volunteer role will work with and report to the NH Communications Manager.
Social Media Volunteer - Burndale: The Social Media Volunteer will work with Neighborhood House’s Burndale tutoring site to increase digital / social media presence for the sites. Platforms used may include but are not limited to Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, YouTube, and Pinterest, as well as an established Neighborhood House blog.
Skill Sharer - Burndale: We are seeking volunteers to engage with youth in grades K-12 to teach a new skill or activity. Some examples include: If you are a crafter and want to share out how to crochet, we can have a class on that! Professional photographers that can teach youth how to take expert photos with the phone cameras! The possibilities are endless in this remote setting. If reasonable, supplies can be distributed to youth to make sessions interactive.
Adult Education Assistant - ESL: Currently the Family Resource Center at Neighborhood House High Point has a few adult clients that have a varied amount of adult learning needs. An example includes Adult ESL Level 2-4 learners that need assistance with vocabulary, diction, and conversation. The goal is to provide virtual, on-call assistance, or to create a regular schedule for clients and volunteer to be able to connect virtually.
Read and Record Children's Stories: Video record yourself reading a children’s book. The videos will be uploaded to a Vimeo channel, and the links will be shared with families participating in Neighborhood House programs.
Actors for Early Learning Training: Neighborhood House has home visitors who are a part of our Child Development Department. Home visitors’ main goal is to support parents in promoting the optimal development of their children. We are working on developing a new video training for home visitors for which we need physical or voice actors.
Skill Sharer - Seola Gardens: We are seeking volunteers to engage with youth in grades K-12 to teach a new skill or activity. Some examples include: If you are a crafter and want to share out how to crochet, we can have a class on that! Professional photographers that can teach youth how to take expert photos with the phone cameras! The possibilities are endless in this remote setting. If reasonable, supplies can be distributed to youth to make sessions interactive.
Language Bank: Translate program flyers, in writing, on an as-needed basis. Both professional translators and individuals fluent in English and another language are welcome to apply. High-needs languages include Arabic, Farsi, Tigrinya, Oromo, Amharic, Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
EVENTS & ONE-TIME OPPORTUNITIES
Event volunteering allows you to make an impact in one day, or even a few hours, of helping to provide enrichment, resources, and FUN! to our local communities.
Teambuilding: When we find new homes for our families to move into, we like to provide them with a starter kit of supplies, such as dish soap, towels, trashcans, cleaning products, etc. We are looking for a partner who is willing to acquire supplies and assemble the welcome baskets for newly housed families.
All Neighborhood House sites remain closed to the public. In-person volunteer opportunities are limited and must be approved by the department director and the Volunteer Services Manager.
This health attestation must be completed day of your visit and every time you come to a Neighborhood House site. All health information is confidential, and will only be visible to Volunteer Services staff. Once you have completed this, a confirmation will be sent to the Volunteer Services team, and you will be approved to visit the requested location.
To complete the Volunteer Health Attestation, click here.
Volunteer Instructions for Coronavirus Safety
To ensure your safety, and the safety of other NH staff and visitors, please follow the safety instructions here.
Face Covering Protocol for Volunteers
In accordance with Washington State recommendations, Neighborhood House volunteers, employees, and visitors are required to wear cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of Covid-19. The full protocol can be found here.
To learn more about applying to volunteer at Neighborhood House, please read Volunteering at Neighborhood House or contact Volunteer Services Manager Janelle Losse at 206-461-8430, ext. 2006 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.