The city of Sammamish and local organizations have some great events coming up in April and May, and are seeking volunteers. Beef up your community service hours and get involved!
Computer Recycling Drive – April 14 10am-20pm
– 801 228th Ave SE
Get extra volunteer hours by doing a neighborhood computer recycling drive and bring the items to City Hall on April 14. Computers will be refurbished (all hard drive data securely wiped clean) and given to children in need.
Additional Volunteer Opportunities in April
Earth Day Volunteer Event – April 21 9am-12pm
to Celebrate Earth Day - 25201 SE 24th St
Help clean up the park to celebrate Earth Day! Perfect opportunity for groups. All ages welcome. Register by clicking the link above or contacting Dawn Sanders at email@example.com or425.295.0556.
Sammamish Citizen Corps Disaster Preparedness Fair – Saturday April 21 10am – 2pm
Help is needed for set on Friday, April 20th at 5pm, and also on Saturday from 8am-4pm. Contactinfo@sammamishcitizencorps.org to sign up.
Boys and Girls Club 10K/5K Sammamish Run – April 22 EX3 Teen Center
Volunteer to help support this run. Volunteers are needed to work on the course to help direct volunteers to the correct route. Volunteers are also needed to help with registration. Click on the link above or firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer, www.sammamishrun.com to sign up for the run.
Illahee Trail – April 28 9am-12pm
Volunteer at Illahee Trail, NE 8th and SE 35th PL NE
This park, located near Inglewood Junior High has been completely renovated by the hard work of volunteers. Once overran by blackberry and scotch bloom, the park is now home to many native plants and attracts birds from all over. This event is led by volunteer stewards trained by the Washington Native Plant Society.
Volunteers will be working with stewards and staff to continue removal of invasive plants and add native plants that will enhance this area.
This event can use younger volunteers (13 and under) as long as they are accompanied by a parent. Dress for the weather, and wear boots or closed toe shoes and bring work gloves. Volunteers are also requested to bring their favorite planting and weeding tools. Most of the plants will be at least one gallon, so larger shovels are preferred. Make sure to put your name on all tools. Register by clicking the link above or contacting Dawn Sanders at email@example.com or 425.295.0556.
Bike Project – Sunday April 29
Bring your old bike to City Hall on Sunday April 29th so that it can be recycled to enrich the life of a family in Africa or elsewhere in the world. Volunteer in your neighborhood to collect bikes to donate to the Bike Project. For more information or if you have a bike to donate call (425) 868-8448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Opportunities in May
The Sammamish Symphony is holding its annual auction Saturday night, May 5th, at the Sammamish City Hall entitled "Moonlight in Chicago". Volunteers are needed for set up, auction support, servers
- Someone to run a coat check for the evening
- A spotter and runner during the live auction 7-9 (someone makes sure the auctioneer sees all bidders, once a bid is won the runner takes an agreement for payment form to the winner)
- a note taker of which bidder bought which item
- Help setting up and taking down of chairs and tables, sweeping floor at end of evening, putting up/take down of decorations
- During dinner from 7-9 we need help clearing out the silent auction room of all the tables & organizing the bought items with the checkout table
- someone to help guests find their table and place setting (a seater or two)
The event runs 6PM to 11PM with volunteer training starting at 4PM. It will include silent and live auctions, dinner, dancing, open bar and live music. Contact Michelle Miller at email@example.com or425-444-3602