Hopelink in Your Neighborhood Needs Volunteers!

Prospective volunteers can attend a required orientation session at any of Hopelink’s five locations

Hopelink, the largest nonprofit social services agency helping people in east and north King County, seeks volunteers to work at any of its five centers in Shoreline, Carnation, Kirkland/Northshore, Redmond or Bellevue.

Hopelink relies upon volunteers for such jobs as sorting food in its food banks; helping adults learn to read, do basic math, study for the GED exams or learn English as a second language; providing child care and homework tutoring to children in our housing facilities; delivering food to homebound clients; or answering phones and helping with administrative tasks. Hopelink’s newest center, Kirkland/Northshore, is in particular need of food sorters and shelf stockers for its grocery store-style food bank.

Hopelink asks new volunteers over age 16 and volunteers between the ages of 12 and 16 with parent/guardian supervision to register to attend a mandatory orientation. To register, please visit www.hope-link.org/takeaction/volunteer or call (425) 869-6066. Registration for orientation is necessary as space is very limited; seating is first-come, first-served so please arrive promptly. You will receive a registration confirmation email or phone call.

  • Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - afternoon and evening sessions are available:

-       1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at Hopelink’s Bellevue center, 14812 Main St., Bellevue.

-       7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Hopelink’s Kirkland/Northshore center, 11011 120th Avenue NE, Kirkland.

  • Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Hopelink’s Shoreline center, 15809 Westminster Way N., Shoreline.
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Hopelink’s Redmond center, Building A, 16225 NE 87th St., Redmond.
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Hopelink’s Carnation center, 31957 Commercial Street in Carnation.

For information on the specific volunteer opportunities at Hopelink, visit http://www.hope-link.org/takeaction/volunteeropportunities.