We Are St. Joseph! - 2019

Service Days and Filipino Culture Mass & Celebration

Date: May 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM to May 18 at 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:

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.

Filipino Culture Mass & Celebration: Join us for Mass Saturday evening at 5 pm and then a POTLUCK dinner in the Social Hall. Bring a dish from your culture to share. There will be lechon and lumpia provided, yum! Please confirm you are attending by registering using the above "sign up now" button.

Friday, May 17th Opportunities

Jubilee Women’s Center
Friday, May 17th
10:00am – 12:00pm
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: Volunteers needed for gardening project. Basic yardwork, weeding and mulching.
Number of Volunteers needed: 5-7 volunteers - 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.

St. Francis House
Friday, May 17th
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: 8 volunteers, children over 12 if accompanied by an adult.Spring cleaning inside and out, plus assisting with serving clients, yardwork, gardening, donation sorting. Bring work gloves, general yard and outdoor tools (brooms, rakes, trowels, clippers, etc.) and cleaning supplies for inside (bucket, gloves, spray bottles, concentrated cleaner). Bring your own snacks/lunch. 

The Wintonia – Catholic Community Services
Friday, May 17th
10:00 am – 1 pm
1431 Minor Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
CCS - The Wintonia

The Wintonia is a 92-single-room-occupancy building in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood serving men and women coming out of King County’s Dutch Shisler Sobering Support Center. Please call (206) 467-1878 for more information.

Volunteers Needed: 4 - 8 volunteers needed ages 18 and older.
Work Description: Volunteers will be cleaning community kitchens including scrubbing, mopping and sweeping. We are also painting the Kitchen so wear your painting outfit! Lunch is provided, please bring your own water.

WestSide Baby
Friday, May 17th
10:00 am– 1:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 4:00 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, May 18th Opportunities

Pregnancy & Parenting Support: Catholic Community Services
Saturday, May 18th
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:  Volunteers will 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 please bring your own gardening tools (shovel, rake, wheel barrow, pruning shears, etc.). Also bring a brown bag lunch.
Volunteers Needed: 6-8 volunteers 18 and older.  We need 1-2 folks who have a truck for hauling.

L’Arche Noah Sealth
Saturday, May 18th
10:00 am– 2:00 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 sanding an outdoor deck. Wear closed toe shoes & grubby clothing, work gloves, sunscreen and bring a water bottle. Snacks  provided.
Number of Volunteers needed: 3-6 volunteers, 18 and older.

Recovery Cafe
Saturday, May 18th
4:00 pm– 6:30 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 assist with May “OPEN MIC” Night.  Plate and serve meal (prepared by Café staff, assist with clean-up). Optional: provide paper plates, forks, drinks, dessert, table décor) Join us for dinner! 
Number of Volunteers needed: 6-10 volunteers age 15 and older if accompanied by an adult.  

St. Martin de Porres Shelter
Saturday, May 18th
10:00 am– 2:00 pm
1561 Alaskan Way S, Seattle 206-323-6341
St. Martin's

St. Martin de Porres Shelter provides safe and dignified night shelter for homeless men age 50 and older. The shelter opened in October 1984 in response to the growing need for an emergency shelter for this special population of elderly men who are vulnerable to the weather, street predators, and illness. We currently operate at our full capacity of 212 men a night. The shelter is open 365 nights a year from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. and during the day for medical convalescent care. 

Work Description: Volunteers will be staining exterior deck and cleaning/painting entrance hall. Wear clothing you can get paint on! Bring a brown bag lunch.
Number of Volunteers needed: 4-6 volunteers needed ages 18 and older.

Habitat for Humanity - Seattle/King Co
Saturday, May 18th
10:30 am– 4:30 pm
 Southcenter Habitat Store, 1185 Andover Park W, Tukwila
Habitat for Humanity

The vision of all Habitat for Humanity organizations around the world is “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.”  Habitat Stores sell new and gently used building materials, appliances and furniture at discount prices. Proceeds help fund Habitat. 

Work Description:Volunteers will assist drivers on donation pickups, merchandising donations and general customer assistance. Habitat will provide all necessary safety or volunteer equipment. Please wear pants, closed toe shoes and shirts with at least short sleeves. Bring your own lunch.
Number of Volunteers needed: 5-10 volunteers needed, ages 14 and older must be accompanied by an adult.

Genesee Park Volunteer with EarthCorps
Saturday, May 18th
10:00 am– 2:00 pm
4316 South Genesee Street, Seattle

EarthCorps enables community members of all ages to give back to their community by helping keep city parks and forests healthy.  You bring a positive attitude, your lunch, and clothes that can get dirty, and EarthCorps will provide the rest!

Work Description:  While the exact tasks at hand vary, our projects focus on improving the forests and parks in our local cities.Please bring, sturdy, closed-toed shoes (work boots, hiking boots, rubber boots, or tennis shoes), clothing that can (and will) get dirty, long pants and long sleeves to help protect against prickly plants, rain gear and warm layers, lunch, snacks and water bottle, garden gloves and tools.
Number of Volunteers needed: 10-25 volunteers, ages 5 and older (Children must accompanied by parent/guardian)

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