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Timeshare: Washingtonians are big on volunteering

By John McAlpine | Nov 16, 2017

These are just a few of the many volunteer opportunities that exist in Snohomish County. No matter where you live we can find something for you.  Questions? Call me at 425-374-6374.

How does our state rank in terms of volunteering? Data from 2015 says:

30.6% of Washington residents volunteer, ranking them 16th among the 50 states and Washington, DC.

1,644,364 volunteers in our state

198.62 million hours of service were given by Washington volunteers

$5 billion of service contributed

Source: www.nationalservice.gov

Student Mentors

We will always be looking for people to help in schools. Teachers have so much more data collection and other tasks to do, so help in the classroom is urgently needed.

Volunteer Transportation

If you really want to make a difference in someone’s life, try being a volunteer driver. There are many clients without a way to get around (in an efficient manner). They can use your help going to medical appointments and so on. Clients can enter and exit the car on their own. Set your own schedule and where you’re willing to drive.

Peer to Peer Counseling

Administered by Homage Senior Services, Peer to Peer Counseling matches clients over 60 with volunteers who are at least 55. You get training and on-going instruction. Lend an ear and help a neighbor through a rough spot.

Volunteer Chore

As people age, some need help with routine household chores. Imagine not being able to run a vacuum, sweep the floor, wash windows or any other task needed to have a clean living space. You allow the client to age in place and stay in their home when you volunteer. You and the client agree on how often this work needs to be done.

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