Volunteering

Volunteers Heart Shaped Hands-982x655Our volunteers are key to the smooth running of this Senior Center! Over 200 volunteers fill vital positions throughout the Center. They are highly appreciated, and awesome! There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer and make new friends. Volunteers help in several areas: the Bargain Corner Thrift Shop, the kitchen, Front Desk Reception, The Board of Directors, class facilitators, van drivers, Holiday Bazaar Leaders, Power of One and so many more.

Call Theresa LaCroix at (206) 365-1536 for more information,

Volunteer Opportunities: Kitchen Help

Kitchen Help: If seeing people fed a nourishing meal is something that makes you feel good, our kitchen volunteers  help make it happen!  Time commitment could be just one day for 4 hours.  Check with our Chef to see how you can help.  The best time to call is early morning or after 1:00 pm; or call at (206) 365-1536 and we can connect you to the kitchen.

Bargain Corner

Contact Store Manager, Gina Boetes, call her at (206) 365-1536 or see her for more information on Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays.
Come be part of the magic in our Bargain Corner Thrift Store!  It’s a hoot to see the smiles of all of our customers who find that special treasure, a beautiful sweater or fall in love with something they never dreamed they needed. Only 4 hours one day a week would be a huge help.

Front Desk Receptionists

Please contact Assistant Director, Theresa LaCroix, at (206) 365-1536 in the mornings for more information.
Help wanted!  Volunteer for this “heart of the Center” position. Half day shifts, morning or afternoon.  Our volunteers enjoy meeting the public, answering phone calls, handling money and helping the public and participants with questions concerning the Center’s program and activities.

Van Drivers Always Needed!

Call Sound Generations Transportation: (206) 727-6262, to volunteer and get more information.
Can you or someone you know help?  For some of our participants, the only way they can get to the Senior Center is via our Hyde Shuttle Service.  Help us continue to make sure they have transportation by volunteering to drive our van.  All you need is a regular driver’s license.  No special license required.

Time commitment: a half-day or full day, once a week, morning, afternoon, it’s pretty much up to you and your schedule.

Meals on Wheels

To find out how to volunteer please contact Joann Eckstrom at the Senior Center on Tuesdays or Thursdays: (206) 365-1536. Orders are placed on Tuesdays, packed and delivered on Thursdays.
The Meals on Wheels Program for the cities of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park is based at the Senior Center. Volunteers deliver approximately 300 meals per week to anyone who is home bound due to illness, disability, or who has difficulty shopping or cooking. Participants can also purchase nutritional supplements such as Ensure at a discounted price.

Power of One Volunteers, in the community.

Power of One: Fall is a great time to get involved at your local school! The Power of One Volunteer program matches people like you with opportunities in your neighborhood schools. Give an hour or more once a week helping students and teachers.

Classroom Tutors: help students gain skills and confidence with reading or math by tutoring in small groups Library Helpers: share your love of books by helping in the school library. On the busiest of days, many school libraries handle more than 300 books per day.

Share Your Talents: help budding musicians in band or orchestra classes; Organize lesson materials (copying, cutting, etc); Catalog classroom libraries; other life skills.

Classrooms are fun, busy places where your time and talents can leave you, students and teachers energized. For more information and details on volunteering with this great program, contact Power of One Volunteer Coordinator Terry Monette; leave a message for her at the Senior Center, (206) 365-1536.  She will help you find the right school and grade to challenge you and keep you engaged.

The Power of One Senior Volunteers is a program of the Shoreline-LFP Senior Center and the Shoreline School District and supported by the Shoreline Public Schools Foundation.

The purpose of the Power of One Volunteer Program is to assist the Shoreline Schools to achieve excellent education for all students. We believe as caring adults we can assist all students to become successful learners.