Needs from: United Way of Snohomish County

Volunteer: Organize Tax Campaign Supplies

Help United Way's Impact Department organize tax site materials from the 2016/2017 tax campaign. Volunteer will need to be able to lift items up to 20lbs and be on their feet for an extended amount of time.

Agency: United Way of Snohomish County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 98201
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: AREA COMMUNITY OUTREACH VOLUNTEER

The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) develops and provides affordable housing to over 3,900 low income, homeless and formerly homeless people. We assist those we serve in maintaining stable housing and increasing their self-sufficiency through a range of supportive services, and advocate for just housing policies at the local and national levels.

 This position will assist with the fulfillment of needs of the residents of LIHI property. Low income individuals and families need community support especially if they are transitioning from homelessness. 

The Area Community Outreach Volunteer will reach out to the community and to residents for programs and resources to engage the individual and family residents into being active in their neighborhood. Training will be available from volunteer staff from LIHI.

Agency: Low Income Housing Institute -WA-Seattle
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 98043
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Help Nonprofits Achieve Fundraising Success!

Catalyst for Fundraising Success

501 Commons is seeking volunteer consultants to participate in its Catalyst for Fundraising Success cohort learning program. Catalyst helps nonprofits maximize internal systems that support fundraising success by aligning board and staff around fundraising goals.  Each consultant will be assigned to a local nonprofit organization to help it assess current challenges, identify key limitations, create a development plan and produce a compelling case statement for increased fundraising success. Visit our website for more program details.

 

Time Commitment

Catalyst runs from July 2017 – January2018. The time commitment is 10-12 hours per month (or 2-3 hours per week) with an average of two in-person meetings per month with your organization.  Additionally, we provide two consultant round tables during the program to support consultants, provide assessment, and facilitate peer to peer learning and networking opportunities.

 

Volunteer with an Impact

We seek skilled consultants willing to volunteer their fund planning, facilitation and/or fundraising expertise to a nonprofit based in King County. This is a great opportunity for development consultants to work together in an active learning program that has great impact on individual organizations as well as the entire nonprofit sector. 

 

Be a Catalyst for Change!

Please contact Program Manager Catherine Nueva Espana at catherine@501commons.org for more information.

All volunteers are covered under 501 Commons' Professional Liability coverage.

 

Agency: 501 Commons
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 98109
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Assemble Tables for the Village Training Division

Mechanically talented volunteers are needed to assemble new tables for the Village Training Division.  Please contact us to arrange time that works for you. The Village Training Division provides life skills and job readiness training to people with disabilities. 

Agency: Village Community Services
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 98223
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Apply your nonprofit board experience toward helping to shape another!

An effective, well-functioning board of directors is essential to every nonprofit. However putting together a dynamic board focused on governance is a tall order for many nonprofits. Build upon your expertise in board development by helping another nonprofit strengthen theirs!

501 Commons provides high quality, affordable consulting, coaching and training services to nonprofits, schools, and public agencies thanks to a corps of skilled volunteers who generously share their time and talents.  As a board development consultant with 501 Commons you can help support organizations by:

Analyzing and identifying key issues from board self-assessment results Collaborating with board members and discussing survey results Developing and facilitating a board development workshop

 

While the requirements of each project vary, consultants typically work in pairs and serve approximately 10-12 hours per month over the course of 3-6 months each. It’s a great opportunity to make a difference at a fundamental level while also enhancing your own expertise.

For more information about how you can help strengthen the structure of nonprofit governance, visit 501commons.org and click on “Engage” or contact Gillian Cook at gillian@501commons.org.

Agency: 501 Commons
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 98144
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Share Your Fundraising Skills with a Deserving Nonprofit

Fundraising is essential to the success of nonprofits. Many nonprofits lack the capacity, resources, and knowledge to raise the funds they need to help them achieve their missions and sustain themselves financially.  You can help by contributing your fundraising skills and experience to help boost the capacity of local nonprofits while also enhancing your own consulting skills.

 

501 Commons provides high quality, affordable consulting, coaching and training services to nonprofits, schools, and public agencies thanks to a corps of skilled volunteers who put their expertise to good use.  As a fund development consultant with 501 Commons you can help support nonprofits on projects such as:

 

Developing major donor campaigns Creating fundraising event work plans Creating membership campaigns Grant writing and grant funding research strategies Membership recruitment plans

 

While the requirements of each project vary, consultants typically work in pairs and each serve approximately 10-12 hours per month over the course of 3-6 months.

 

For more information about how you can utilize your professional expertise to benefit the nonprofit community, visit 501commons.org and click on “Engage” or contact Gillian Cook at gillian@501commons.org.

 

 

Agency: 501 Commons
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 98144
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Become an Organizational Development Consultant!

Do you have a broad understanding of nonprofit administration and/or expertise in small business development? Become a Pathways Consultant with 501 Commons and make a fundamental difference in an organization’s ability to more effectively deliver their mission!

 

Pathways is a short consultative process that provides a framework for what it means to be a healthy nonprofit, tips on how an organization can “easily” move themselves up the ladder, and personalized assistance working through their more challenging issues. It is meant to help organizations take stock of where they are at and daylight a way forward.

 

Grounded in the Five Elements of a Healthy Nonprofit Assessment, Pathways helps organizations reflect on their own ability to:

Exercise strong governance and oversight Demonstrate good management practices and a healthy organizational culture Secure the resources needed to carry out their missions and be accountable for management of funds Communicate and steward relationships with people who give them money, use what they create, help them meet their mission, and carry their message Deliver efficient and effective programs, services, and administrative systems

 

Pathways consultants work in teams of two to:

Facilitate the self-assessment process and help an organization reach consensus on where they are in regards to each of the five elements Discuss easily addressed opportunities and help the organization determine priorities for additional consultation Refer to curated recommendations in addition to doing a little research of their own to compose tailored suggestions to help the organization move the needle in a positive way

The entire Pathways process includes a series of four meetings over the course of 6-8 weeks along with approximately 15 hours of consulting per volunteer. Work with an organization who exists to help nonprofits throughout Washington State succeed and make a difference with an agency in your own area.

 

For more information about Pathways or volunteering with 501 Commons, contact Jan@501commons.org

Agency: 501 Commons
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 99201
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Use your professional skills to Support Nonprofits!

Where do organizations that heal, feed, educate, inspire, nurture, shelter, entertain, and preserve our community go when they need help? Many turn to 501 Commons.

 

501 Commons provides high quality, affordable consulting, coaching, and training services to nonprofits, schools, and public agencies thanks to skilled volunteers who generously give of their time and talents.  The Executive Service Corps, a program of 501 Commons, is dedicated to connecting the expertise of volunteer consultants with organizations in need of planning and management support services.

 

Members of 501 Commons’ Service Corps support nonprofits by acting as:

Consultants on well-defined projects that are guided by a contract Facilitators of meetings, retreats, and conferences Coaches for nonprofit leaders

 

While the particulars of individual projects vary, consultants typically work in pairs and can expect to serve approximately 10-12 hours per month over the course of 3-6 months each.

 

As a service corps member, you will:

Have access to our online trainings, resource library, and professional development workshops Learn new skills that fuel personal and professional growth Have the opportunity to help an organization more effectively deliver their mission

 

For more information about the Service Corps, please visit 501commons.org and click on “Engage” or email Gillian Cook at gillian@501commons.org

Agency: 501 Commons
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 98201
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteer for EvergreenHealth Monroe

Volunteers ages 21 and up are welcome to join EvergreenHealthMonroe volunteer program.

Emergency Department volunteers needed to greet and escort patients and family members, stock supplies, and help staff as needed. 

Gift Shop volunteers are needed to cashier and help customers. Check in and price merchandise and set up displays.

AAT volunteers are needed to visit patients. Handlers and their certified dogs are welcome to apply.

Front desk volunteers are needed to greet and escort family members and patients to their destinations.

Please visit: www.evergreenhealth.com/volunteers. Click on Hospital Based Monroe.

Agency: EvergreenHealth
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 98272
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Use your handy man skills to help the homeless!!

Interfaith Family shelter is always in need of people with handy man/woman skills to provide basic maintenance at the shelter.  If you have your own tools that's a plus. We needs things like painting, repairing holes in the drywall, replacing fixtures, unclogging sinks etc. This is a very crucial need and a great way to help homeless families. 

Agency: The Interfaith Association The Family Shelter
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 98201
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Use your Coaching Skills to support Nonprofit Leaders

Are you a professional coach who is looking for ways to engage in the community?

We are in high demand for volunteers with coaching certifications and passion to making a difference in nonprofit community by providing leadership, executive, business, or performance coaching to the senior level leaders including Executives, Directors, Board members, and teams.

As a member of 501 Commons’ service corps program you will help nonprofit leaders experience following impact as a result of the coaching-

Increased awareness and confidence in leadership abilities Improved clarity and ability to guide the organization toward fulfillment of its vision Enhanced relationships with staff, Board, and others Improved time management and productivity Increased job satisfaction and optimism about their organization Expanded personal and organizational capacity

 

Our typical coaching engagement is 15 hours over 6 months where some sessions happen in person and others over phone or video conferencing.

As a service corps member, you will:

Be a part of our coaching community with ample networking opportunities. Access our online training, resource library, and workshops Apply your background and expertise towards supporting the nonprofit community

For more information about this opportunity and how to apply, please visit the “engage” section of our website www.501commons.org or contact Gillian at gillian@501commons.org.

Agency: 501 Commons
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 98201
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Use your nonprofit board experience to make a difference in your community

If you have previously or are currently serving on a nonprofit board and interested in growing your knowledge of nonprofits, we have an excellent opportunity for you. Volunteer as a consultant to increase your advising skills to help nonprofit boards become more effective and efficient.

As a member of 501 Commons’ service corps you can participate in board development projects that will allow you to:

Analyze and identify key issues from board self-assessment results Collaborate and discuss survey results with board members Develop and facilitate a board development workshop

While project lengths vary, you can expect to serve 10-12 hours per month for 1-2 months on a board development project.

The service corps, a program of 501 Commons, is dedicated to connecting the skills and expertise of volunteer consultants with organizations in need of planning and support. Volunteers are in an on-call “pool” of professionals whom we contact when a specific project calls for their skill set. You decide if the project and timing are of interest to you. If it’s not the right time, we place you back in the pool to await the next opportunity.

As a service corps member, you will:

Access our online training, resource library, and professional development workshops Learn new skills applicable to personal and professional situations Apply your background and expertise towards supporting the nonprofit community

For more information about this opportunity or joining the service corps, please visit the volunteer section of our website www.501commons.org or contact Gillian at gillian@501commons.org.

Agency: 501 Commons
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 98203
Allow Groups: No