We Are St. Joseph! - 2018

An Opportunity to Serve & An Invitation to Celebrate our many cultures

Date: April 28, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM PST

Registration is closed, there are no more seats available. Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you at a future event.

There are two ways to get involved in the We Are St. Joseph Service Days:

Opportunity to Serve: We have multiple service projects to choose from. Please read below about the various organizations and the good work they do and register for a project using the above "sign up now" button.

Invitation to Celebrate our many cultures: Join us for dinner Saturday evening starting at 6pm, please confirm you are attending by registering using the above "sign up now" button.

Friday, April 27th Opportunities

Jubilee Women’s Center
Friday, April 27th
10:00am – 1:00pm
620 18th Ave E Seattle, WA 98112
Jubilee Women's Center

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 be helping deep clean the kitchen. 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. Bring gardening gloves and tools (brooms, trowels, shovels etc.) optional but encouraged.

Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets
Friday, April 27th
9:00am – 12pm
1609 19th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

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:  Volunteers to do Spring deep cleaning and organizing of PSKS mains spaces. Bring your own snacks/water. Dress comfortably.  Number of Volunteers needed:  up to 6 ages 18 and older

Chief Seattle Club
Friday, April 27th
10:00am – 4:00pm
410 2nd Ave Ext South Seattle 98104
Chief Seattle

“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: Volunteers will be painting the Kitchen so wear your painting outfit!
Number of Volunteers needed: 3-8 ages 18 and older. Lunch provided, bring your own water.

Saturday, April 28th Opportunities

Pregnancy & Parenting Support: Catholic Community Services
Saturday, April 28th
10:00am – 2:00pm
4250 South Mead Street, Seattle 98118 (St Edward Parish, Old rectory) 
CCS Pregnancy & Parenting Support

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: Turn over soil in the garden beds, remove weeds, haul away miscellaneous yard items, repair garden boxes, add compost and spread mulch. Some indoor handywork needed. Dress for outdoor work and volunteers need to bring their own gardening tools (shovel, rake, wheel barrow, pruning shears etc.) Brown Bag Lunch. 

Volunteers Needed: 6-8 volunteers 18 and older.  We need 1-2 folks who have a truck for hauling.

St. Francis House
Saturday, April 28th
10:00am – 2:00pm
169 12th Ave 98122
St. Francis House

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, yardwork, gardening and donation sorting.
Number of Volunteers needed: 12 Children over 12 if accompanied by an adult. We will be splitting into 3 groups: One to focus on yard maintenance, another tom paint a bedroom and a third sanding and/or painting a back deck. Wear closed toe shoes and grubby clothing you can get paint and dirt on. Lunch and Drinks provided.

L’Arche Noah Sealth
Saturday, April 28th
10:30 am– 3:30 pm
1425 E. Ward St  98112
L’Arche Seattle

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 splitting into 3 groups: One to focus on yard maintenance, another to paint a bedroom and a third sanding and/or painting a back deck.  Wear closed toe shoes and grubby clothing you can get paint and dirt on. 
Number of Volunteers needed: 12 - children over 12 if accompanied by parent. Dress in painting clothes and for outdoor work. Lunch and drinks provided.

St. Vincent de Paul - Georgetown Warehouse
Saturday, April 28th
10:00am – 2:00pm
Georgetown warehouse 5950 4th Ave S

St. Vincent de Paul in Seattle and King County is made up of more than 50 conferences—“all-volunteer neighborhood support groups” who make personal in-home visits and personal contacts to help people with survival and self-sufficiency support. Our neighborhood volunteers are the heart, soul, and face of our organization. We would not exist without them. Their approach to working with people who are suffering and need help is unique. Each conference has a group of members who gather to serve people who need help in their area. These visits help determine the exact nature and detail of the assistance required to help our neighbors. We annually serve close to 150,000 people in home visits, case management, food bank, and related programs. Every year we know our service plays a major role in helping to prevent evictions, all of which are expensive personal and financial tragedies.

Work Description: Volunteers will assist in sorting incoming clothing donations.
Number of Volunteers needed: 10 - 20 Ages 14 and older if accompanied by parent. Snacks provided. Brown Bag lunch.

Recovery Cafe
Saturday, April 28th
10:00 am– 2:00 pm
2022 Boren Ave Seattle, WA 98121
Recovery Cafe

Recovery Café and its School for Recovery serve men and women who have suffered trauma, homelessness, addiction and/or other mental health challenges. In this loving community, men and women experience belonging, healing and the joy of contributing. The Café and School for Recovery helps participants develop tools for maintaining recovery and stabilizing in mental/physical health, housing, relationships and employment/volunteer service.

Work Description: Volunteers will help distribute woodchips around the perimeter of the Café. This requires transporting by wheelbarrow and then spreading. Some volunteers needed to do wedding. Dress comfortably for outdoor work. Please bring any wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, wedding tools and gardening gloves. We serve lunch at 12:30pm and volunteers are welcome to eat with Café’s members. 
Number of Volunteers needed: 10-12 - children over 14 if accompanied by parent. 

WestSide Baby
Saturday, April 28th
10:00 am– 1:00 pm
435 8th Ave N. Seattle 98109
Westside Baby

WestSide Baby was founded in 2001 by a new mom who recognized the stresses of caring for an infant. We are the only social service agency in West King county area that collects, inspects and distributes free diapers, clothing, cribs and safety gear for babies and children. More than 114 local social service agencies, including shelters and food banks, rely upon us to provide critical necessities for low-income families. We distributed more than 1.4 million free diapers in 2016 along with 997 car seats, 407 cribs and clothing for infants and children up to size 12. Since WestSide Baby opened our doors, we’ve provided more than $19 million worth of free diapers, clothing, and gear to more than 233,000 infants and children whose families face challenges meeting those basic needs.

Work Description: Volunteers will sort incoming donations along with bundling diapers into care packages to be given to local families.
Number of Volunteers needed: 10-20 - children over 8 if accompanied by parent. Wear closed toe shoes and comfortable clothing, Bring your snacks and water.

Saturday, April 28th
10:00 am– 3:00 pm
2 Locations

PROVAIL is one of Washington State’s largest, multi-service agencies dedicated to meeting the needs of children, youth, and adults with disabilities who need an integrated, complex set of services to live life according to their own choices. Serving primarily King and Snohomish Counties, PROVAIL offers a comprehensive range of services to support people, with even the most severe disabilities, in all major areas of life so they can live, work, play, and fully participate in the community of their choice. 

Location # 1 1548 NE 175th St. Shoreline: Work Description: Volunteers will be building vegetable and flower gardens for the residents. Bring your own garden tools, gloves, hand shovels, rakes etc. and dress for outdoor gardening! Snacks/Water provided. Brown Bag lunch. You will get to meet some of the residents and visit with them.
Number of Volunteers needed: 5-6 - children over 12 if accompanied by parent. Wear closed toe shoes and comfortable clothing, 

Location # 2 15744 Wallingford Ave N. Shoreline: Work Description: At this location, we will digging.. so shovels, strong rakes, clippers to prune climbing ivy.  A couple of wheelbarrows would be ideal along with large paper lawn bags. Dress for outdoor gardening.  Snacks/Water provided. Brown Bag lunch.  You will get to meet some of the residents and visit with them. 
Number of Volunteers needed: 5-6 - children over 12 if accompanied by parent. Wear closed toe shoes and comfortable clothing, 




Location: Various service sites....Dinner at St. Joseph Parish Social Hall