Where kids and families can volunteer in Redmond Wa
It’s officially that time of year where folks and families start thinking about giving back and how to be good in this world. I have put together a list where kids and families can volunteer in Redmond Wa to make it easy for you to give.
Volunteering with kids in not an easy task, but it can be tremendously helpful to people and organization who depend on volunteer work. We have some great ideas for how you and your kids can help out. So go forth, find a non profit that appeals to you and go make a difference, together.
Places For Families to Volunteer In Redmond And the Eastside
PREGNANCY & BABY Eastside Baby Corner
1510 N.W. Maple St., Issaquah WA 98027
Who Can Help: Ages 7 and older.
What They Do: Eastside Baby Corner makes a positive difference in the lives of children and families in need by collecting and purchasing children’s items and distributing them, free of charge, through agencies supporting families in east King County. The organization serves as a diaper bank, clothing bank and food source for more than 500 kids each week.
How You Can Help: Volunteers either sort incoming donations or fulfill orders for children. Donations of clothes, toys, furniture and diapers can also be made. Check the website for donation times and items they accept.
Details: Kids younger than 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Weekly shifts are available. Sign up for opportunities online.
Friends of Youth
13116 N.E. 132nd St., Kirkland WA 98034 (office)
Who Can Help: Ages 13 and older.
What They Do: Friends of Youth has spent the past 62 years meeting the needs of youth in crisis, and providing safe places and emotional support to those in challenging circumstances.
How You Can Help: Families can donate essential supplies – diapers and formula for young mothers, healthy snack bags for homeless youth, or new clothes and household items for foster youth. Check the website for a wish list of current needs. Teens can also assist in the following ways: providing childcare, as dinner donors preparing meals for the shelter, at the administrative office with creative projects and at events throughout the year.
Details: To sign up for a volunteer position, complete the online volunteer application. Interested families are encouraged to call or email for more information.
10675 Willows Road N.E., Redmond WA 98052 (office)
Who Can Help: Ages 7 and older.
What They Do: Hopelink offers an integrated array of programs that enable families in crisis to make progress toward and achieve self-sufficiency, including food bank help, emergency family shelter and a family development program that aids those at risk of homelessness. Hopelink emergency service centers are located in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Shoreline and Sno-Valley.
How You Can Help: All Hopelink centers accept volunteers, who stock and sort food donations and offer general food bank help.
Details: An adult guardian or chaperone is required for volunteers ages 15 and younger. Volunteers are expected to make a three-month or more commitment.
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
18675 N.E. 106th St., Redmond WA 98052)
Who Can Help: Ages 14 and older, age requirement varies for different opportunities.
What They Do: Little Bit’s mission is to improve the bodies, minds and spirits of children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted therapy, and to be an educational resource for the therapeutic riding profession, both regionally and nationally.
How You Can Help: Program volunteers assist riders by grooming and tacking horses before class, supporting riders while in class, leading horses and putting them away after class. Younger kids can help clean saddles, weed or help with events. Check the website for current volunteer opportunities.