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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Marysville

• The Marysville Community Food Bank is in need of volunteers. One hour or two; some needs are Thursday and Fridays, 8-11 a.m., strong backs to help unload trucks; Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8-11 a.m., drivers of vans or pick ups to go to local stores to pick up donations (mileage is reimbursed); Wednesday afternoon cleaning (mopping the floor, vacuuming; paid service or volunteers do it); help with data entry on the computer. Call Joyce at 360-658-1054.

• Beachcombers or birders wanted for monitoring project. The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team is a citizen science project dedicated to involving volunteers in the collection of high quality data on the status and trends of coastal resources — mainly seabirds — for the purposes of science, informed management and conservation and proactive citizen involvement and action. They systematically count and identify the birds that wash ashore along the beaches in Washington, Oregon, California and Alaska. Volunteers need no experience with birds, just a commitment to survey a specific beach (1 km) each month. If you are interested in participating, please join the free Stanwood Snohomish/Skagit/Island County training session, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Stanwood Public Library (9701 271st Street NW, Stanwood. check www.coasst.org or call 206-221-6893 for additional information on upcoming events and trainings. Please RSVP to Rebecca Gamboa info@coasst.org or 206-221-6893.

Arlington

• Volunteers needed at Arlington Kids’ Kloset (Old Arlington High School) supplies local children with two wardrobes a year (fall and summer), along with new shoes, socks, underwear, personal products and school supplies. Give one or two hours a week on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Help is needed sorting, washing, displaying shelves, office work and fundraising, some can be done at home, like laundry or mending. Contact 360-435-4875.

Snohomish County

• Housing Hope seeks volunteer builders. Call Jenny Cline, Housing Hope’s Community Relations Manager, at 425-347-6556.

• Mother’s Against Drunk Driving needs volunteers in Snohomish County. Call 800-927-6080 or 888-364-6233 or visit maddpnw.org.

• Stanwood Community and Senior Center is looking for volunteer drivers who enjoy people and travel. All costs (lunch or admissions) are covered. Please contact Sandy Kitchens after 1 p.m., Monday -Friday at 629-7403 ext. 112.

• Volunteers needed for United Way’s Days of Caring on Sept. 12 or 13. Team up with co-workers, family, church, neighbors and more than 1,000 other volunteers to complete hands-on projects such as painting, building, cleaning and reading to kids. Volunteer teams and individuals can log on at United Way’s website at www.uwsc.org and click on “Volunteer” to register for a project, or call Michelle Morris at 425-374-5534 or email michelle.morris@uwsc.org for help in finding a project.

• Snohomish County residents who are interested in the needs and issues facing older persons and younger persons with disabilities are asked to apply for membership on the Snohomish County Council on Aging. The Snohomish County Office of Long Term Care and Aging manages federal, state and local funds targeted to our elderly citizens. It relies heavily on its advisory board, the Council on Aging. The Council on Aging meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except December) from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Snohomish County residents who represent the needs of ethnic and racial minority communities, older persons wishing to improve the quality of life for senior citizens, persons who represent organizations which serve older and younger disabled persons, locally elected officials and members of the general public are encouraged to apply. Snohomish County actively encourages members of diverse communities to apply. Interested persons must complete and file an application form with Snohomish County Long Term Care and Aging. To receive an application form or find out more about the Council, contact Joyce Frasu at 425-388-7377, or j.frasu@snoco.org. Applications may also be printed directly from the Council on Aging website. Please visit the Snohomish County website at the “Snohomish County : Council on Aging : Home” link and this will take you directly to the Council on Aging page.

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