“Ordinary People Making an Extraordinary Impact for Jesus”
We are excited to share opportunities for you to make an impact in our community. Our goal is that every person who calls Northshore home will serve their neighborhood and city. You, your family and your small group can help transform our community by championing a cause you believe God is calling you toward. We believe good deeds change us and open doors for the Good News. If you need assistance contact Tim King.
Below is a great list of opportunities for where you can volunteer. You can use the sidebar menu to to jump to a specific group of opportunities.
Watch the Local Outreach Facebook page for new opportunities and updates.
UnStuck service opportunities for adults, families, and small groups
June 29th – Care Day: Care Day is a day devoted to connecting our neighbors in the Northshore area with immediate access to the services and resources they need. In one place—on one day—attendees enjoy a hot meal and have access to free health services, groceries, haircuts, housing, public benefits, referrals to employment training, and much more. For more information go to the Care Day website.
- To collect/provide items for give-away at Care Day, go to Care Day Drives.
- To volunteer go to Volunteer at Care Day
August 26th – Community SERVE Day: This is an opportunity for the local church to come together as one body and serve the schools and individuals in our local community. For more information go to the Community SERVE Day Website.
December 7,8 – Toy Shop
The Toy Shop is a great opportunity to serve families in need in our own community by providing toys for Christmas gifts for the families in the Northshore and Lake Washington School Districts to enjoy. Volunteers serve as Hosts, Gift Wrappers, and many more opportunities. Donations for toys and gift cards are appreciated! Visit Toy Shop for more information, or signup to volunteer at http://signup.com/go/OUAuKZN
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Elementary School Mentor/Tutor
30 minutes out of your week can transform the life of an elementary student at a local Elementary School. This new program happens on weekday mornings, as you help a student with reading or writing.
Contact Tim King (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get started.
Young Life’s Area Vision is that every kid would have the opportunity to hear about Jesus. Young Life is an outreach ministry that goes where kids are. Young Life desires to provide a safe and non-threatening environment for kids to hear the Gospel. Young Life is all about Jesus.
Contact Ryan Hinnebusch email@example.com
Woodmoor Elementary – weeding needed!
our own Katrina Meiusi is the school nurse at Woodmoor and shes writes, The front area at my school (Woodmoor) is in desperate need of weeding. The Woodinville Water Dept. used to do the weeding but due to budget cuts they no longer do that. It would be AWESOME if a small group could come and do it for us. If you are interested, contact Katrina at 425-408-5606.
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Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank
The Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank is a faith-based non-profit operated by a coalition of churches (including Northshore) to serve the local community of Woodinville, Bothell, Kirkland, and Redmond. The Storehouse provides nourishment, prayer support and ministry to those in need and is unique in the quality of fresh food provided including dairy, baked goods, meat, fresh produce and vegetables.
Volunteers welcome those in need to spend time in comfort and prayer where healthy food and support are available every Tuesday evening from 6:30–7:20 pm and Saturday from 9:30am–10:20am. Ways to get involved include monetary, volunteer time as individuals or in small groups, or hosting a food drive. All are welcome that have a heart for local ministry and a passion for serving those in need. Clients are welcome on an appointment or walk-in basis.
Location: 17110 140th Ave NE, Woodinville, 98072. To donate or volunteer contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 425.483.5252. www.WoodinvilleStorehouse.org
Friends of Youth
Volunteer as a Meal Donor for Friends of Youth to provide breakfast, lunch, or dinner for the guests at the Redmond Youth Service Center. This is the location of the Emergency Overnight Shelter for 18–24-year-olds and the Drop-In day services. Every day of the week, wholesome, pre-cooked meals are provided for 20-25 young adults. Donors are encouraged to stay and serve the meals that they prepare. Not only is this a tremendous help to the Friends of Youth staff, but it is also a great way to meet guests and strengthen community.
To volunteer contact: www.friendsofyouth.org
A weekend food program in the Northshore School District. Started when it was discovered that 182 homeless children in the Northshore School District were going hungry on the weekends.
You can learn more at http://www.nourishingnetworks.net/networks/northshore/
Pantry Packs: A local non-profit with the goal of keeping hungry kids fed in the Lake Washington School District. Students (identified by school counselors) are able to take packs home on Fridays.
To donate and/or volunteer email: email@example.com
For over 40 years Hopelink has provided comprehensive social services to at-risk families and individuals throughout north and east King County. The Hopelink approach—promoting self-sufficiency to create lasting personal and community change—has helped move tens of thousands of people from vulnerability and crisis to independence and stability. Hopelink is able to provide food for over 1,000 families every week only through the support of community groups who collect and donate through food drives.
For information go to the HopeLink website to learn how you can volunteer or donate food.
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Threads and Treads
This is a free clothing bank for Northshore School District. You can make a difference by sorting and organizing donated clothing, helping advertise in the community, providing translations, and assist families with finding clothing items. Each Thursday, 3:45–6:15 pm at Canyon Park Junior High.
Contact Eileen Jowell, Community Schools Project Coordinator, 425-478-7917 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helping Hands Thrift Store
Helping Hands is a community based thrift store that financially supports the mission of Helping Hands Ministries International and is a collection point for donated goods that are largely sold to fund HHMI ministry activities and benefit the local community, or shipped abroad for humanitarian aid. How you can serve the “under-served”—become a volunteer. Volunteers work in the thrift store sorting and packing shipments bound for Peru and other international destinations. You can also become a regular donor. Partner with us—we would love to hear about your outreach passions and talk about ways Helping Hands International can partner with you to grow your ministry and reach more people.
Learn more at the Helping Hands website or contact Andrew Field at email@example.com.
WOMEN & CHILDREN
REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade)
REST provides pathways to freedom, safety, and hope to victims of sex trafficking and people involved in the sex trade throughout King County. We do so through direct outreach, mentorship, and restorative housing. There are a host of serving and sharing opportunities available for people with a heart to address this issue. Contact:Edward Sumner firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.iwantrest.com to learn more.
Care Net offers help to anyone in need when faced with an unplanned pregnancy by offering practical help and resources as well as abortion recovery and STD testing.
Are you looking for a way to get involved? With just a few hours a month you can make a difference in someone’s life. Volunteer opportunities for receptionists, client advocates, and parenting mentors. Donate or volunteer in the Baby Boutique where donations of new or gently used items are supplied for families in need. Care Net offers hope to women who have experienced an abortion and are looking for healing and restoration and help to women who have been given an adverse diagnosis for their unborn baby.
For more information, please contact Amy Grindle email@example.com or Cindy Dahl at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info visit www.carenetps.org
Step by Step
The mission of Step by Step is to transform the lives of at risk pregnant women, so that they will deliver a healthy baby, embrace positive parenting, and establish a safe home. Our services include home visits, volunteer mentoring program, transitional housing and community connections i.e. life skills classes, annual Christmas Party, summer BBQ and free garage sale. Contact Margaret Toop at email@example.com or Susan von Ehrenkrook firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwest Special Families
This is a parent-led community of families with children with special needs. We offer supported social opportunities for children and families in North King and South Snohomish counties. Contact Konnie Drews at 206-660-3263 or email@example.com.
Northshore’s Prison Visitation Ministry – Women
Make a difference in someone’s life by visiting an inmate once a month (the fourth Sunday) in Purdy. Volunteers are matched one-on-one with an inmate who has applied to the program. There are over 100 men and women on the waiting list! Contact Carry Mattocks at Carrym@northshore.church or 425-485-8780.
Northshore’s Prison Visitation Ministry – Men
There are men and women in our prison systems waiting to visit with and talk to a Christian friend and mentor. The time commitment is minimal (3-4 hours once a month – 1st or 3rdTuesday,) and the value for both you and your new friend is phenomenal. Be a part of this opportunity to change people’s lives. Contact Brian Hill at 425-205-0093 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Connection is a ministry of Northshore Community Churcht that encourages seniors to participate in worship, provides a sense of involvement in the Northshore community, helps seniors gain an understanding of how they can continue to serve the Lord, and reaffirms a sense of purpose in their lives. To become involved in this ministry contact Anita Warren 425-216-4439 or email@example.com.
Northshore Senior Center-Kenmore & Woodinville
Show the love to those in their golden years. You can flip pancakes or help teach computer classes to those in need. Contact Rubbina at 425-286-1032 or RubbinaM@mynorthshore.org
City of Bothell
Advocate for the needs of our city, build relationships, build influence and make a difference. Contact Susan Wolf at 425-489-3437 or Susan.firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit: City of Bothell Website
City of Kirkland
A broad set of volunteer opportunities are published each month. Contact Tim King email@example.com for the latest list, or the City representative Patrick Tefft 425-587-3012 or firstname.lastname@example.org. City of Kirkland Website
City of Kenmore
Advocate for the needs of our city, build relationships, build influence and make a difference. Contact Leslie Harris at 425-398-8900 or Iharris@kenmorewa.gov.
City of Woodinville
Advocate for the needs of our city, build relationships, build influence and make a difference. Contact Linda Fava at425-877-2265 Lindaf@ci.woodinville.wa.us. City of Woodinville Website.