Service Learning

Eastside Prep’s Vision, To Inspire Students to Create a Better World, guides our service program. The goal of the service program is to teach students about the needs, issues, and problems facing their community and world and then to empower students to take the lead in meeting those needs, addressing those issues, and solving those problems. Students in grade 5-9 participate in thematic grade-level service experiences designed to teach and inspire them, while students in grades 10-12 are free to explore service on their own or as part of our active service club. So instead of forcing students to serve as part of a graduation requirement, we inspire them to serve. The difference is notable. Instead of students learning that service is something they have to do, they learn that service is something they get to do. Instead of following the school’s plan for service, students follow their own plan, work to address the issues they care most about, and engage in authentic service.

We hope that this list of service organizations will inspire you to service and will help you as you plan own service experience!

Organization Contact Website Address Category Notes
Treehouse for Kids Megan Meyer www.treehouseforkids.org 2100 24th Avenue S. Seattle Wa 98144 Health & Human Services Register Online: http://vhub.at/highschool *Select Wednesdays in the Afternoons Beginning at 4:00pm
Northwest Harvest Christine Ector www.northwestharvest.org 22220 68th Ave. South Kent, WA 98032 Food Distribution Must apply to volunteer through website https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=355703987
Daytime, Weekday Shifts: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Evening Shifts:
Every Wednesday, plus the third & fifth Thursdays: 5p.m.-7p.m
Saturday Shifts: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., 12 p.m.-2 p.m. and 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Hopelink Elizabeth Wasche www.hopelink.org Various Locations Health & Human Services https://www.hopelink.org/take-action/volunteer
Adult guardian/chaperone(s) are required for volunteers ages 7-15. The minimum age to volunteer is 7 years old and some jobs may require volunteers to be at least 16 or 18.
Food Lifeline Renee foodlifeline.org Various Locations Food Distribution https://foodlifeline.org/how-to-help/volunteer
*Must register for an account to sign up for a session
Pike Market Food Bank Jill Weidman www.pmfb.org Pike Place Market Food Bank http://www.pmfb.org/give/
*Fill out individual application Volunteer opportunities include preparing the distribution line and assisting shoppers with food, organizing our warehouse, collecting donated food from Market vendors and farmers markets, and delivering groceries to our homebound shoppers. – Evening opportunities from 4:00pm-6:00pm
Wellsprings Family Services Tai Powell https://wellspringfs.org/ 1900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144 Health & Human Services Saturday, November 17, 2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
North Helpline Mary Claire Squires www.northhelpline.org 12736 33rd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125 Food Bank http://www.northhelpline.org/get-involved/donate-time/volunteer-calendar/ – Can be 14 + w/o adult
Tuesday sorting 10am-2pm, Home Delivery Packing 12pm-3pm
Wednesday food bank distribution 9:30am-1:30pm
Thursday sorting 9:30am-1:30pm; food bank distribution 4pm-7pm
Friday sorting 11am-3pm
Saturday food bank distribution 9:30am-1:30pm
Eastside Baby Corner Madeline Fish www.babycorner.org 1510 NW Maple St, Issaquah, WA 98027 Health & Human Services http://babycorner.volunteerhub.com/events/indexv1
Each volunteer under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult who will work directly with them for the entire shift.
Mary’s Place http://www.marysplaceseattle.org/ Various Seattle Locations Health & Human Services https://marysplaceseattle.volunteerhub.com/events/index
If you are 16 years of age or older, you must complete a volunteer application. If you are under 16 years of age, you can complete a volunteer application, but it’s not required.
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust Claire Martini https://mtsgreenway.org/ Various Locations – Native Plant Nursery is at Lake Sammamish State Park Enviornment https://mtsgreenway.org/get-involved/volunteer/
King Conservation District Nikki Wolf kingcd.org Various Locations Enviornment http://kingcd.org/get-involved/volunteer/
Youth under 18 years of age need to complete a youth waiver. Youth under 18 years of age need to complete a youth waiver: Click here to download. Youth under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Sound Salmon Solutions Lisa Sayrong www.soundsalmonsolutions.org Varios Locations Enviornment http://www.soundsalmonsolutions.org/volunteer
Washington Trails Association www.wta.org Various Locations Enviornment https://www.wta.org/volunteer/schedule
Friends of Youth Lexi Roberts http://www.friendsofyouth.org/ Bellevue & Kenmore Family Services Kids 10 and older are welcome on our day work parties
http://www.friendsofyouth.org/volunteerOpp.aspx
Operation Sack Lunch Joe Carolus www.oslserves.org Food Distribution https://www.oslserves.org/volunteer/
OSL offers volunteer opportunities for people of all ages between the hours of 8:45AM and 2PM, Monday through Friday. Opportunities each day from 2PM-6:30PM are reserved for individuals older than 13 years of age.
Monday – Friday 8:45AM – 2PM (All ages) We can accommodate large groups at the Compass Center.
Sunday – Saturday 2:00- 6:30PM (13+ accompanied by an adult) Up to 6 people
Sunday – Saturday 2:00-6:30PM (18+) Up to 3-6 people (Available at Westlake Apartments, Frederic Ozanam House and Nyer Urness)
Sunday – Saturday 2:00-6:30PM (21+) Up to 3 people (Available at Wintonia Community Housing)
Other opportunities available upon request.
21 Acres www.21acres.org 13701 NE 171st Street, Woodinville, WA 98072 Enviornment http://21acres.org/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/
Join us any and every Saturday for fun outdoor work; two sessions: 10 am to Noon and/or 12:30 to 2:30 pm. Volunteer, work and learn alongside us as we tackle projects together.