L ooking for ways to feel more connected to your community? There are lots of organizations and programs in Bellevue that would welcome your help, from gardening to mentoring. Here's a selection of opportunities...
Looking for ways to feel more connected to your community? There are lots of organizations and programs in Bellevue that would welcome your help, from gardening to mentoring. Here’s a selection of opportunities available.
Bellevue Botanical Garden
Lead tours, greet visitors, perform yard work: 12001 Main St.; 425-452-2750 or www.bellevuebotanical.org.
Bellevue Parks and Community Services
Wide range of opportunities from probation-case monitor to senior-center computer assistant, sports coach, gardener and special-events positions. Application required; 11511 Main St.; 425-452-6881 or www.ci.bellevue.wa.us/sitemap.asp and click on Volunteer!
Bellevue Teen Services Division
“Safe Rides” driver, office assistant, Youth Link Board Member. Application required: 10001 N.E. Fourth St.; 425-452-5254 or www.ci.bellevue.wa.us/sitemap.asp and click on Teen Services.
Boys & Girls Club of Bellevue
Sports coach, tutor, summer-camp leaders, groundskeeper. Application and training: 206 100th Ave. N.E.; 425-454-6162 or www.bgcbellevue.org.
Crossroads Mini City Hall
Answer phones, assist with special projects, provide customer service; Crossroads Shopping Center, 15600 N.E. Eighth St.; 425-452-2800.
Eastside Domestic-Violence Program
Crisis intervention, administrative support, computer/technical assistance; 425-562-8840, or www.edvp.org.
“Talk Time” leader, English-as-a-second-language-class leader, literacy tutor, office assistant. Interview, orientation and training. Volunteer orientation 7 to 8:30 p.m. first Wednesday of every month: 14812 Main St.; 425-643-1912 or www.eastsideliteracy.org.
Many opportunities, including food-bank worker, child-care provider, maintenance worker, interpreter, computer assistant and fund-raiser: 14812 Main St.; 425-869-6066 or www.hope-link.org.
Jewish Family Service
English-as-a-second-language tutor, receptionist, food-bank worker, senior-services volunteer. Contact Seattle branch to volunteer: 206-461-3240. Application and background check; 1811 156th Ave. N.E.; 425-643-2221 or www.jfsseattle.org.
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Special-needs child-care assistant, classroom aide, office assistant, special-events volunteer. Application and background check: 6120 N.E. Eighth St.; 425-747-4004, Ext. 4294, or www.kindering.org.
Lake Washington Kidney Center
Reception and office support. Application, interview, background check. Training for some positions. Contact Seattle branch to volunteer: 206-292-2771; Pacific Office Park, 1474 112th Ave. N.E., Suite 100; 425-454-0067 or www.nwkidney.org.
The Stream Team
Stream cleanup projects, native tree and shrub planting, water-quality assessment. Training for some positions: 301 116th Ave. S.E., Suite 230; 425-452-5200 or email@example.com; www.ci.bellevue.wa.us/sitemap.asp and click on Stream Team.
United Way of King County
Mentor, classroom assistant, office assistant. Interactive volunteer form available on the Web site; 13010 N.E. 20th St., Suite B.;425-869-0980 or www.uwkc.org. Contact Seattle branch to volunteer: 206-461-3655.
YMCA of Bellevue
Customer-service representative, maintenance worker, volunteer fitness trainers. Application and background check: 14230 Bel-Red Road; 425-746-9900 or www.seattleymca.org.
Youth Eastside Services
Youth mentor, receptionist, office assistant, phone intake counselor. Application, background check and training: 999 164th Ave. N.E., 425-586-2314 or www.youtheastsideservices.org.
Compiled by Angie Ma.