Days of Caring

Is it time to get the team together, roll your sleeves up and help the community?

If you are asking this question, you have come to the right place. See the list below for an updated list of projects at local non-profits,schools, city and county agencies. Helping your community in this way allows the agencies to focus on their mission critical work. Volunteering together on these projects will also bring your staff closer together and provide an insight to the work all of these local agencies are performing for the community. Contact Philip by email at philip@unitedwayskagit.org or phone at 360-755-9521, ext 13 if your team is interested in volunteering.

SKAGIT PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT

Skagit Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is a one-day event that connects individuals and families that are experiencing homelessness or at-risk of becoming homeless to social and health services. PHC is open to all families and individuals looking to overcome their barriers to stable housing. The event will take place on Friday September 9th, 2016.

Skagit Project Homeless Connect would not be possible without the support of caring community members that help plan and volunteer at the event. Popular services have included haircuts, photo ID’s, dental care, veterinary care, housing services, clothing, and a healthy lunch that is served to the guests.There are volunteer positions available to help set up the event the day before, positions available to serve guests directly as well as many others. You can find all of the position descriptions as well as volunteer shift information at the Project Homeless Connect website.

Sign up to volunteer at http://www.skagitprojecthomelessconnect.org/volunteer. The deadline to sign up is August 22nd.


COMMUNITY ACTION OF SKAGIT COUNTY

Food Distribution Center Warehouse Assistance

Large Group (10-25 volunteers)

- Assist Food Distribution Center team by: Lifting and moving boxes of food; loading and unloading trucks; bagging produce; and sorting and stocking food shelves.

SKAGIT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Small or Large Group

Onsite Home Construction


ANACORTES SENIOR CENTER

Small Group (5-10 volunteers) Project

- Landscapring and facility beautification - A great project for


Skagit Land Trust

Large Group

Ivy pull at Samish Island Heronry

Available various days in September.


Helping Hands Food Bank

Small Group

- Organizing and distributing food

- Paint client hallway to make it more welcoming and friendly

- Pressure wash and paint one of their storage containers with a logo and welcome message.


Mount Vernon Senior Center

Small Group

- Painting a newly remodeled shed.


NEIGHBORS IN NEED FOOD BANK

Small or Large Group

- Organizing and distributing food, packing food boxes, organizing deliveries and donations, and assisting clients as they receive their food. There is special need for volunteers on Tuesday, 3:30 to 6:30 pm, for the weekly distribution day.

- Painting both inside and outside the facility.


CONCRETE FARM TO SCHOOL

Small Group Project

Building and preparing containers for planting, building cold frames and/or a trellis, prepping a large neglected garden bed and planting edible landscaping plants.

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