We Are St. Joseph!
An Opportunity to Serve & An Invitation to Celebrate
Date: May 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM to May 20 at 10:00 PM PST
There are two ways to get involved in the We Are St. Joseph Service Days:
Invitation to Celebrate: Join us for dinner & karaoke Saturday evening starting at 6pm
Opportunity to Serve: We have multiple service projects to choose from. Please read below about the various organizations and the good work they do.
Friday, May 19th Opportunities
Providing safe, affordable and supportive community housing and services for women since 1983 Jubilee serves nearly 1,500 low-income women in the community with classes on technology, life skills and job readiness, community referrals, an open computer lab and free clothing boutique.
Work Description: Some volunteers will be doing yard work, some helping to clean and organize our storage section. Spring cleaning in the yard--cutting grass, weeding, preparing garden beds.
Number of Volunteers needed: 6-12 - ages 21 and older. Dress comfortably and be prepared for the weather. Water and snacks provided. Bringing gardening gloves and tools (brooms, trowels, shovels etc.) optional but encouraged.
We exist to support homeless and at-risk youth and young adults to become empowered to lead positive and self-sufficient lives. Our philosophy and practice of inclusion has allowed us to develop low access barriers to engage young people who are at risk of falling through gaps in community services.
Work Description: Up to six volunteers t make lunch for HYPE drop-in center and up to twelve volunteers to beautify our grounds (pulling weeds, planting flowers...some clean-up)
Number of Volunteers needed: 2-10 - ages thirteen and older (minors must be accompanied by adult). Dress to get dirty and bring gardening tools if you have them. Brown Bag Lunch
“To provide a sacred space to nurture, affirm and renew the spirit of urban Native Peoples” Five days a week, we offer a place where urban American Indians and Alaska Natives, many of whom are homeless and low-income, can join to share a common meal, speak their own languages, access social services, and find peace, without fear of public censure or discrimination.
Work Description: Helping with setting up an office area including light cleaning and moving furniture.
Number of Volunteers needed: 2-5 ages 18 and older. Dress for cleaning, supplies provided. Brown Bag Lunch
Saturday, May 20th Opportunities
Habitat for Humanity
Saturday, May 20th
9:00am – 4:00pm
121 Skinner Road N Pacific, WA 98047
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County: The vision of all Habitat for Humanity organizations around the world is “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” Habitat for Humanity’s role in realizing that vision is expressed in its mission: “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.”
Work Description: This project is located in the city of Pacific (south of Auburn) next to the Sounder Train tracks. The property is being designed as a Veteran’s focused community with nine accessible single story homes. Work will relate to construction of a home and could involve anything from digging ditches to installing floors or raising walls, depending on the need of the day. A range of abilities can be accommodated. Habitat will provide all the tools and safety equipment required. Please be aware that open toed shoes, shorts and cut-off shirts are forbidden. Brown Bag lunch. Refrigerator on site.
Volunteers Needed: 5-13 volunteers needed ages 16 and older (16-17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult)
St. Francis House is established in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi to be a presence in Seattle to serve those in need and to inspire simplicity and charity in its volunteers and those they serve. Since 1967, the volunteers, staff and donors of St. Francis House have served many of these poor and needy by following the example of St. Francis as expressed in his prayer. Today we serve hundreds of people each week, Monday through Friday. No one is turned away. Everything that is donated to us is given away, free of charge, no questions asked. We are the ultimate recycling center. At 10am St. Francis House opens the doors to a line of people patiently waiting outside. Hot coffee, pastries and sandwiches are served by our volunteers to these clients until we close our doors at 2pm. All of the food is donated – some of it by area hospitals and the rest by individual volunteers, school children, and families who prepare homemade sandwiches and sack lunches. Orders are then filled for those people who need clothing, hygiene kits, bedding, household items, furniture, food or other items given by St. Francis House donors.
Work Description: Spring cleaning inside and out...yard work, gardening, doantion sorting.
Number of Volunteers needed: 10-15 Children over 5 accompanied by an adult. . Bring work gloves, general yard and outdoor tools (brooms, rakes, trowels, clippers etc) and cleaning supplie sfor inside (bucket, gloves, spray bottles, concentrated cleaner).
Pregnancy & Parenting Support: Catholic Community Service
Saturday, May 20th
9:00am – 1:00pm
4250 South Mead Street, Seattle 98118 (St Edward Parish, Old rectory)
CCS: Pregnancy & Parenting Support
The primary focus of the Pregnancy and Parenting Support Program is to assist pregnant and newly parenting women, the fathers of the babies, their families and significant others in creating a plan for the unborn child and addressing the pertinent issues integral to making the plan work. We support new mothers and significant others in locating sought after resources, creating new opportunities, and forming positive environments for themselves through careful assessments and evaluations.
Work Description: Sort and organize donations, haul away unusable furniture/items; rearrange furniture, bag diapers/wipes, print/cut fold flyers & brochures.
Number of Volunteers needed: 10 - ages 8 and above (parent must be with child if minor). We need 1-2 folks who have a truck for hauling items! Volunteers should wear comfortable clothes, if you will do yard or gardening, bring garden tools Brown Bag Lunch.
The Mission of L’Arche is: To make known the gifts of people with developmental disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships. To engage in our diverse cultures, working together toward a more humane society. To foster community that is inspired by the core values in our founding story and responds to the changing needs of our members.
Work Description: We will be repainting our deck and our wheel-chair accessible ramp. If weather not conducive to painting, we will be laying patio pavers and doing deep cleaning of the house.
Number of Volunteers needed: 4 – 6 children over eight if accompanied by parent. Dress in painting clothes and for outdoor work. Snacks and drinks provided.
Location: Various service sites....Dinner at St. Joseph Parish Social Hall