Volunteer Opportunities

A Walk in the Park

Date and Time: September 27th; 10 am to 2 pm
Location: Praire View Park, 61st & Palouse Highway
Duties: A pledge walk to support the SCRAPS Hope Foundation Animal Medical Fund, which provides life-saving medical treatment, enrichment and care to homeless dogs in our area.  Registration is free.
Event Contact: S.C.R.A.P.S. (Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service); Karen Lynch at 509-477-2769
Bus routes: 45

Duck Waddle

Date and Time: September 28; 12 pm to 4 pm
Location: Riverfront Park, 507 N Howard Spokane
Duties: This is a fun, family oriented, timed 5k through Spokane’s beautiful Riverfront Park.  Check-in is at 11am the day of the event; the race will start at Noon.  After the race, join us at 2:30 for the Duck Drop: the exciting start to the famous El Katif Shriners Duck Race down the Spokane River!
Event Contact: Shriners Hospitals for Children-Spokane; Damon Pilgrim at 509-623-0403 or dpilgrim@shrinenet.org
Bus routes: 

Dog & Cat Socializer

Date and Time: Ongoing
Location: S.C.R.A.P.S. (Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service), 6815 East Trent Avenue
Duties: A Dog and/or Cat Socializer comes to SCRAPS and pets, loves and interacts with SCRAPS critters, in order to provide a positive quality of life while they are in between families.
Event Contact: Karen Lynch at 509-477-2769
Bus routes: 29, 39, 174 to connect with the 32

Kitchen/Meal Assistant

Date and Time: Ongoing
Location: St. Anne’s Children & Family Center (Catholic Charities Spokane), 25 W. 5th Avenue
Duties: We serve three meals a day here at St. Anne’s, breakfast, lunch and snack.  You will be joining our fun kitchen crew which prepares the meal carts for each of the classrooms. Carts are delivered, picked up after meals and set up for the upcoming meal of the day. You are also needed to operate (or be trained to operate) our dish washing machine.
Requirements:  3-5 days a week from 9:30am -1:30pm;  Be able to lift 20-25 lbs.; A current Food Worker Card which can be obtained online at http://www.srhd.org; A TB skin test; Pass a background check and be fingerprinted by the Dept. of Early Learning
Event Contact: Bridget Carstens
Bus routes: 2

Assist with preparing Annual Resource Directory: Guide to Congregations and Community Resources

Date and Time: Ongoing
Location: The Fig Tree, 1323 S. Perry
Duties: The Fig Tree needs volunteers to assist with updating, organizing, proofreading and distributing the annual Directory of Congregations and Community Resources. Different tasks are needed throughout the year. The directory is a vital resource for connecting the faith and nonprofit communities, helping their leaders in making referrals, and connecting people with opportunities to serve.
Event Contact: Mary Stamp
Bus routes: 45

Do You Know What Is Going On With Spokane Transit Authority (STA)?

There has been a lot of debate about behavior at and around downtown and moving The Plaza.  Here are a few articles about the proposed relocation.  Also, on Wednesday at 6:30 pm you can call (877) 353-4701 and voice your questions and concerns. The number is free and this gives you an opportunity for your voices to be heard.



Things to Do This Week

Wed. 9/17 Hip & Knee Pain Causes and Treatments

Wed. 9/17 Bing Crosby Memorabilia

 Wed 9/17 – Fri. 9/19 SNAP Education Classes

Thurs. 9/18 South Perry Farmers Market

Thurs. 9/18 “Legacy of Expo ‘74”

Thurs. 9/18 Make Personalized Locker Magnets

Thurs. 9/18 “Sustainability, Global Change & Preservation”

Fri. 9/19 Career and Resource Fair

Fri. 9/19 Valleyfest 2014

Fri. 9/19 SCRAPS Pet Tune-Up Clinic

Fri. 9/19 Flag Collection

Sat. 9/20 Hispanic Heritage Festival (Fiesta Spokane)

Sat. 9/20 Super Saturday – Free Family Day at the MAC

Mon. 9/22 Personal Safety Workshop

Tues. 9/23 Posada – Hispanic Film Fiesta

Tues. 9/23 “Faith, Reciprocity, and Aid on the Columbia Plateau: Awareness of Social Needs in Our Own Backyard”

Hip & Knee Pain Causes and Treatments

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