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.

SolidKidz Teacher -- Tuesday 5:30pm to 7:45pm
Childcare -- New Time  Thursday 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Employment Coaches  -- Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00am to 11:30am, Thursday 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Transportation Drivers -- Various times, Tuesday evenings, Tuesday & Thursday daytime classes
Volunteer Opportunities - Current Needs _______________________________________________________________________________________________________
CHILDREN & YOUTH
Tutors - Weekdays, late afternoons, various ages and subjects
In just 60 minutes each week, you can help a child grow in confidence and improve in school. VMP tutors work with students one-on-one or in small groups to complete homework and learn effective study skills.
        

SolidKidz Program - Tuesday evenings 5:30-7:45pm -- Critical Need
Provide a safe and structured environment, while leading age-appropriate activities in their classroom, facilitating group games, and engaging them in basic social skills and personal hygiene. Classrooms have 1 teacher over seeing 4-8 children at a time with 1-2 assistant teachers helping.

Childcare Providers - Do you have a passion for loving children who need care and comfort? We are in need of dedicated Childcare Providers, to offer consistent care for children while their parent attends classes. Providers offer a loving and safe environment, supervise play and snack time. (CPR/First Aid Certification Preferred) (Background check required) See a day or time that works for you?
  • Tuesday mornings 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Thursday mornings 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Starting Soon -- Thursdays 12:00pm to 1:00pm (will extend to 2:00pm in the near future) -- Critical Need
  • Thursday evenings 5:30pm-7:30pm 
          Can't commit to a weekly schedule?  We also need volunteers we can call as back-ups!

Transportation Drivers - 
Critical Need
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
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 - New class added: 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 & Thursday mornings 11:00am to 1pm or 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!