VOLUNTEER
HelpĀ solve homelessness in our community one moment at a time
Critical Volunteer Needs:

These are our most critical needs.  You can find a description below.

Christmas Store Volunteers -- Various dates, various positions, see link to SignUpGenius below
Child Resource & Care Providers 
-- Tuesday or Thursday, 10am to 1pm, and Thursday 5:30pm to 7:30pm
SolidKidz Volunteers -- Tuesday evenings, 5:30pm to 7:45pm
Tutors
-- One hour per week, either Monday, Wednesday or Thursdays late afternoon 
Employment Coaches  -- Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00am to 1:00pm, Thursday 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Financial Coaches  -- Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00am to  1:00pm, Thursday 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Warehouse Organizer - Lead -- Wednesdays, 10am to 12pm

Volunteer Opportunities - Current Needs _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE AT CHRISTMAS STORE
You can bring hope to a homeless child by volunteering at our upcoming Christmas Store. Children shop for gifts to give siblings and their parent. This is a great way to get invovled with the families to help make this Christmas a memorable one!  To sign up, you can go to this link for the SignUpGenius.  Note: Must be 18 and out of High School. A background check will be required.

CHILDREN & YOUTH
Child Resource & Care Providers - Critical Need
Do you have a passion for loving children who need care and comfort? We are in need of dedicated volunteers to assist in providing trauma informed programs for children while their parent attends classes. Training in provided. See a day or time that works for you?

  • Tuesday mornings 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Thursday mornings 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Thursday evenings 5:30pm-7:30pm 
Tutors - Either Monday, Wednesday or Thursday Afternoons between 4:00 and 6:00pm - Critical Need
Many kids in our program are behind academically. As they begin classes again next month, please consider tutoring a child to give them confidence and improve in school. Tutors will be needed for all grade levels and for all subjects. Tutors commit to at least a one hour session per week.

SolidKidz Program - Tuesday evenings at Real Life Church 5:30-7:45pm -- Critical Need - especially male volunteers!
Tuesday nights are the highlight of the week for many of the kids. We are in need of volunteers who can help children learn key self-regulation and life skills through age appropriate, Biblically inspired activities, group games, artistic expression and quiet time. Training is provided.

Transportation Drivers 
Transportation can be a real challenge for the families. Adult drivers are needed to transport Moms and kids to and from classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, both daytime and evening times needed. (Background check + driving record check required)

WAREHOUSE ORGANIZERS - Critical Need
Our community has been so generous in donating items for our families that we are bursting at the seams! If you are an organizer, then we could use your help in sorting and organizing these items so they'll be ready for the next family in need. Warehouse help is needed Wednesday mornings starting at 10:00am and can be on a weekly rotation.

MEAL PROVIDERS:
A valuable service for the moms and kids is providing meals when they are attending classes. We have several days and times available this month for this important and caring support for our families.Food items must be store bought, or prepared in commercial kitchen. You can go to the SignUpGenius website to select the food items you are able to provide.

EMPLOYMENT & FINANCIAL - Critical Need for all 3 class times
Employment Coaches - Good with résumés and job interviews? You have the skills that can help! Volunteers with a passion to help clients find work are needed to assist with job searching, providing feedback on résumés or cover letters and conducting mock interviews. If you are motivating, flexible, have excellent communication skills, moderate computer skills and enjoy working in small group settings, we need you! Tuesday or Thursday 10:00am to 1:00pm, and Thursday 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Financial Coaches - Finance and Excel savvy? Then you are needed to train clients on how to build a budget and manage money.  The ideal volunteer in this role is comfortable teaching small groups (3-8 clients). Standard curriculum and training are provided.  Tuesday or Thursday mornings 10:00am to 1pm, and Thursday evenings 6:30 to 7:30pm

APARTMENT CLEANERS
When a family moves out, the cleaning team moves in to clean and set up the apartment so another homeless family can have a safe place to stay. This is on an as-needed basis. Cleaning supplies are provided.

WELCOME BASKETS
These baskets are provided to families when they move in and include all the necessary cleaning and toiletry items, all placed in a laundry basket. If interested, contact Peggy Feher: 425-432-2119 x112 or peggyf@vinemapleplace.org for a list of the specific items to be included.  

Please note that any position with direct contact with clients or sensitive data requires a background check


Volunteer Info

Volunteering at Vine Maple Place helps solve homelessness in our community one moment at a time. We have a variety of opportunities available. Whether you are looking for a single opportunity, a once a month or on call commitment, or consistent weekly involvement, we'd love to meet with you to find your place with us. We encourage you to 
attend a Vision of Hope first to find out more information about us and to get an idea how your skills, interests and passions may fit best with us. See some of the ways you can help below. We look forward to hearing from you!